Contador winning Il Lombardia would be the perfect goodbye, says Feltrin

With just a few races left before they fold, the Tinkoff Team are looking to go out with a bang rather than a whimper as they target Il Lombardia with Alberto Contador and top spot in the WorldTour rankings. Movistar lead the current WorldTour rankings with 1411 points, while Tinkoff sit in second on 1277 points. Team Sky are third with 1187 and just two WorldTour races, Eneco Tour...
Via Cycling News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador to close season with Il Lombardia, Abu Dhabi Tour

Alberto Contador has confirmed that he will close out his time at Tinkoff at Il Lombardia and the Abu Dhabi Tour. With Oleg Tinkov set to walk away from the sport at the end of this season, Contador is moving on to pastures new at Trek-Segafredo. Contador, who has been with the team under the leadership of both Bjarne Riis and Tinkov, paid tribute to his team before confirming his...
Via Cycling News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador signs for Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo has confirmed the signing of Alberto Contador for the 2017 season. Cyclingnews reported in July that the Spaniard had put pen to paper with the team during the first rest day of the Tour de France, but his new squad opted to wait until after the conclusion of the Vuelta a España to make a formal announcement. Contador will be joined at Trek-Segafredo by his current...
Via Cycling News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador slates Movistar in chasing Chaves for Vuelta a Espana podium

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has expressed surprise at the lack of support from Movistar to try and pull Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) back on the last mountainous stage of the Vuelta a Espana, after the Colombian climber's long-distance move pushed Contador off the podium and back down to fourth overall. Chaves' bold attack, combined with solid support from team-mate Damien...
Via Cycling News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana extends Vuelta lead after Contador stuns Froome

ARAMON FORMIGAL, Spain (AP) A surprise attack by Alberto Contador helped Nairo Quintana boost his lead over Chris Froome to more than three minutes after Sunday's 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta. An audacious move by Contador's Tinkoff team caught the peloton off guard with an attack at the start of the short 118.5-kilometer (74-mile) ride in the Pyrenees. Quintana quickly joined...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Genechten wins Vuelta 7th stage, Contador crashes

PUEBLA DE SANABRIA, Spain (AP) Jonas Van Genechten of Belgium sprinted to win the Spanish Vuelta's seventh stage on Friday after Alberto Contador crashed near the finish line. Contador's front wheel caught on another bike in a tight pack making a turn, sending the three-time Vuelta winner into the temporary barrier marking the course's final kilometer. He was quickly back on his...
Via Associated Press
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Contador wins Criterium du Dauphine prologue

LES GETS, France (AP) Alberto Contador signaled his strong form a little less than a month before the Tour de France starts with a fine victory in the Criterium du Dauphine prologue on Sunday. Contador, who won the Tour de France twice and is again among the favorites this year, was the fastest against the clock in the brutal four-kilometer ascent to the top of the Mont Chery...
Via Associated Press
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Contador hopes to race in own team for 2017 Tour de France

MADRID (AP) Spanish rider Alberto Contador hopes to compete in the Tour de France with his own professional team next year if he can raise enough money. The two-time Tour de France champion, who previously indicated he would retire at the end of the 2016 season, said it was ''increasingly likely'' he would ride in 2017 if his team could get ''top-level status and compete in the...
Via Associated Press
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Pro cyclist caught using illegal hidden motor in race

Steroids aren’t the only way pro cyclists have tried to gain an illegal competitive advantage. Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike seized by cycling authorities after it was discovered she used a concealed motor to help her during the world cyclo-cross championships. There’s been rumors of motor cheating among cyclists for years, as the International Cycling...
Via The Comeback
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

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