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ALBERTO CONTADOR RUMORS

Contador to ride in Vuelta after crash in Tour

MADRID (AP) Alberto Contador says he will compete in the Spanish Vuelta after recovering from a fall that forced him to withdraw from the Tour de France. The Spanish five-time grand tour winner fractured his right shin in a crash during the 10th stage of the Tour on July 15. He had originally said it would be very difficult for him to recover in time for the three-week Vuelta, which...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador Crashes Out Of 2014 Tour De France In Stage 10

One of the favorites in the 2014 Tour de France will no longer have a chance to win. Two-time champion Alberto Contador crashed in stage 10 at Col de Platzerwasel and was forced to accept defeat after breaking his leg. The Spaniard fell off his bike on a descent with about 40 miles to go during the 100-mile stage. Stage 10 is well-known for its difficult downhills. Vincenzo Nibali...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tour de France 2014: 10 compelling cyclists to root for

The 2014 Tour de France gets underway in less than 24 hours. By now even the casual fans are starting to pick-up on what looks to be a Chris Froome vs. Alberto Contador showdown, whereas in the sprints it seems to be a 3-way competition between Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, and Marcel Kittel. Over the course of the next three weeks we are destined to see the favorites shine, dark...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Contador back training after doping ban

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador returned to training for competition Friday, four days after receiving a two-year doping ban from sport's highest court. Contador tweeted a photo of himself on a bike along with the message: ''Going back to work, sacrifice and hard training, this is our sole secret.'' On Monday, Contador received a retroactive ban and was stripped...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

WADA president says Alberto Contador is a 'cheat'

The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency says Alberto Contador should be considered a ''cheat'' now that he has been found guilty of doping and stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title. WADA President John Fahey says anyone found with a banned substance in their body ''is a cheat. It is as simple as that.'' Fahey spoke Tuesday in an interview...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Column: Contador is banned but was justice served?

Stripping Alberto Contador of his 2010 Tour de France victory on the supposition that he may have eaten a dodgy food supplement is like jailing Al Capone for tax evasion: Yes, Contador's accusers secured a conviction, but the verdict missed the point. Was this justice? Strictly speaking, it was. But it didn't feel that way. In their defense, the three judges at the Court...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss
CHEATERS NEVER WIN

Contador stripped of Tour de France title

The three-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his 2010 title Monday after a panel rejected his appeal that the banned substance clenbuterol found in his system was due to eating tainted meat.

Via Los That Sports Blog
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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