The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has banned Alberto Contador for two years for doping.
He has been stripped of his 2010 Tour de France victory and, with his suspension running until 5 August, will miss this year's Tour and the Olympics.
The Spaniard, 29, was found guilty of doping after testing positive for clenbuterol during the 2010 Tour.
He has maintained that the failed test was a result of eating contaminated meat.
Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, who finished second to Contador in the 2010 Tour de France, is set to be elevated to champion.