FILE - A July 14, 2007 photo from files showing Alejandro Valverde of Spain waiting for the start of the 7th stage of the 94th Tour de France cycling race between Bourg en Bresse and Le Grand Bornand,... more 
FILE - A July 14, 2007 photo from files showing Alejandro Valverde of Spain waiting for the start of the 7th stage of the 94th Tour de France cycling race between Bourg en Bresse and Le Grand Bornand, French Alps. Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde has lost his final appeal to Switzerland's supreme court to overturn a doping suspension. The Swiss Federal Tribunal said Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, it dismissed Valverde's challenge to a Court of Arbitration for Sport decision which banned the 2009 Spanish Vuelta winner until January 2012. The CAS ruled last May in favor of the International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency. The two organizations wanted the 30-year-old Spaniard banned worldwide after he'd been excluded from racing in Italy. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Christophe Ena, File
Mon, Jan 10, 2011 12:16 PM EST