Basso defends Contador after Tinkov criticism

Ivan Basso has defended Alberto Contador after criticism from Tinkoff team owner Oleg Tinkov, saying he believes the Spaniard can still be competitive in Grand Tours despite turning 34 on December 6 and changing his mind about retirement mid-season. Basso has worked closely with Contador since overcoming testicular cancer in 2015 and ending his own professional career. Like Contador...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trek-Segafredo aims to be number one team in the world in 2017

The Trek-Segafredo team has set a goal of being number one ranked team in the world as one of its major goals for 2017 after strengthening both its Classics squad with John Degenkolb and signing Alberto Contador to target the Tour de France and other stage races. Team manager Luca Guercilena believes that Italian national champion Giacomo Nizzolo can also improve further and target...
Via Cycling News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador: It will be hard to beat Team Sky with their budget

Alberto Contador believes that he and his Trek-Segafredo team face an uphill struggle against the mammoth resources of Team Sky. However, he says that he is determined to work together with his new teammates to ensure a tight-knit and strong unit by the start of the 2017 Tour de France. Contador has repeatedly stated that the Tour de France is his main objective for next season...
Via Cycling News
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 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

Kreuziger replaces sick Contador as captain in Clásica San Sebastián

Roman Kreuziger will head up the Tinkoff-Saxo team for the Clásica San Sebastián, stepping in for Alberto Contador who stopped his season early due to illness. Kreuziger will be joined in the WorldTour event by Matteo Tosatto, Manuele Boaro, Jesus Hernandez, Sergio Paulinho, Pavel Brutt, Oliver Zaugg and Chris Juul-Jensen. “Obviously, the team's main objective was for Alberto...
Via Cycling News
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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