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Michael Rogers wants one last good Tour de France out of his heart

Michael Rogers, 36, returned to racing at the Dubai Tour this week, having been given the all-clear by the specialists who have been monitoring his heart defect. The Australian is still building his season around another strong Tour de France in service of Alberto Contador with his Tinkoff team, but knows time is running out on his career. Rogers was training with his team in Gran...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador celebrates his 33rd birthday at the Tinkoff-Saxo training camp

Alberto Contador celebrated his 33rd birthday on Sunday with his Tinkoff-Saxo teammates in Gran Canaria, doing a three-and-a-half hour training ride on the team’s first day together. The first ride of the camp was a steady roll through the hills of Gran Canaria, with former rider turned technical coordinator Ivan Basso also in the saddle. World champion Peter Sagan was out on...
Via Cycling News
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Contador could drop 'pistolero' salute in Tour de France after Paris attacks

Alberto Contador (TInkoff-Saxo) has long insisted that his signature 'pistolero' victory salute has nothing to do with gunfire, but after terrorists shot hundreds of people in Paris at seven different sites on November 13, he understands that the gesture might not be welcome come next year's Tour de France. When asked if he would reconsider his salute by Huffington Post UK, Contador...
Via Cycling News
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador wins Spanish Vuelta for 3rd time, tallies 6th grand tour title

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain -- Two months after exiting the Tour de France with a leg fracture, Alberto Contador rebounded in style by winning his sixth grand tour title after protecting his lead on the 21st and final stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider won his home race for a third time, to go with two Tour de France victories and one Giro d'Italia title...
Via Associated Press
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Contador won't compete in world championships

MADRID (AP) Five-time grand tour winner Alberto Contador says he won't compete in the upcoming road world championships. Contador tells Spanish media ''the worlds don't enter into my plans.'' The world championships will be held in Ponferrada, Spain, from Sept. 21-28. Contador spoke on a rest day at the Spanish Vuelta, which he leads with five days to go. Contador says that after...
Via Associated Press
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador takes Spanish Vuelta overall lead in Stage 10

  Alberto Contador took control of the Spanish Vuelta after former leader Nairo Quintana crashed and lost valuable time during the 10th stage won by Tony Martin on Tuesday. Quintana lost control during the time trial on a downhill curve, hitting a guard rail, and going head-over-heels onto the ground. After he was assisted by Movistar staff, the Colombian got back on his bike and...
Via Associated Press
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Associated Press
August 14, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
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
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