CAS postponed the Contador hearing until November. Important point of precision: they didn’t say which year.
Twisted Spoke is privy to those high level procrastinations that have taken place in the hallowed halls of the Lausanne arbitration board.
The hearing is now set for November, 2020.
While the explanations and justifications haven’t hit the mainstream media yet, we do have the quotes from the people in charge.
“It is a difficult and complicated case. The Contador brief was 600 pages and now it is 1200. We are not speed-readers. We would just like the luxury of evaluating the evidence,” said French CAS judge Pierre Lentement.
The need for extra reading time isn’t the only reason for the long postponement. “Nobody wants to actually rule on the case. It’s a lose-lose no matter what,” said Enrico Slowpokelli of Italy. “If we wait, we can get off CAS and new judges will have to deal with it. I think that is better.”
Finally, the definitive statement was given by CAS’s Lars Andressen, “We think it is best that we wait until nobody cares. Not Contador, not UCI, not WADA. Then, whatever we decide won’t essentially matter. Nobody will care.”