Quintana soars to lead in Volta a Catalunya after outduelling Contador

The slopes of Porte Ainé in stage four of the Volta a Catalunya saw Nairo Quintana (Movistar) produce his first major show of strength in the 2016 season, in the shape of an all-out attack that left the formidable line-up of rival contenders reeling - and himself in the lead. Quintana’s devastating surge away from Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) in the closing kilometres of the...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Contador outpowered by Quintana on Volta a Catalunya’ s hardest climb

So near but so far: Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has remained in second place overall in the Volta a Catalunya after covering all of his rival’s attacks barring the last by Nairo Quintana (Movistar), who moves ahead of the Spaniard and into the race lead. With so many top names so close together on time prior to stage 4, by far the toughest and the most decisive of the entire race...
Via Cycling News
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Volta a Catalunya stage 4 highlights - Video

ADVERTISEMENT Stage 4 at the Volta a Catalunya offered a summit finish for the peloton as the 172.2km stage took riders from Bagà to Port Ainé. Lotto Soudal's Thomas de Gendt sneaked away in the finale to take the stage win, but the battle for the general classification played out behind him as Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) launched an attack on the final climb that was quickly countered...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Contador coming around with second in Volta a Catalunya stage

Second on the tricky ascent to La Molina and now second overall in the Volta a Catalunya, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) said that given he was not feeling at his best during the stage, he is satisfied with Wednesday's first mountain top finish. Although Dan Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) proved able to gain time on all the favourites, Contador closed down some early attacks and was then...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Martin wins third stage, takes Tour of Catalonia lead

LA MOLINA, Spain (AP) Daniel Martin of Ireland was the first up the mountain to win the third stage of the Tour of Catalonia and take the overall lead on Wednesday. Martin, who won the weeklong race in 2013, beat Alberto Contador to the finish line of the 172.1-kilometer (106.9-mile) ride from Girona finishing at the La Molina summit in the Pyrenees Mountains in just over five...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Contador and Porte star attractions of Paris-Nice race

PARIS (AP) Alberto Contador of Spain returns to the Paris-Nice race for the first time since 2010, and will take on defending champion Richie Porte of Australia when it gets underway next weekend. The Paris-Nice runs from March 6-13 and both have won it twice, with Contador's titles in 2007 and 2010 and Porte's other success in 2013. Porte is the No. 1 rider for BMC Racing after...
Via Associated Press
28 days 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...
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January 31, 2016  |  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...
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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 Associated Press
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...
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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