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ALBERTO CONTADOR RUMORS

Russia's Sergei Chernetski wins 6th, penultimate Volta stage

PORT AVENTURA, Spain (AP) Sergei Chernetski of Russia pressed hard in a final sprint to win the sixth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Saturday while Richie Porte of Australia retained the overall lead. Chernetski just edged Julian Alaphilippe of France in a photo finish to claim the first World Tour win of his career, while Maciej Paterski of Poland came in third on the same time...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador extends contract with Tinkoff-Saxo team

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) The Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team says two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has extended his contract and will ride one more year before retiring. Team manager Bjarne Riis says it was ''extremely important for the team to have as a leader a champion of his caliber.'' Contador joined Saxo Bank-SunGard in 2011, won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  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 AP on Fox
September 14, 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 AP on Fox
September 03, 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

Contador keeps Basque lead, Matthews wins stage

VITORIA, Spain (AP) Alberto Contador maintained his overall grip on the Tour of the Basque Country on Wednesday, while Australian cyclist Michael Matthews won the long third stage in northern Spain.
Via FOXSports.com
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Contador sends signal with Tirreno overall victory

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) Alberto Contador won the weeklong Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday to signal a return to form after going all of last year without a victory in multi-stage races.
Via FOXSports.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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