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Alberto Contador has a difficult relationship with the Tour de France. Officially, he’s won it twice, but he’s also been stripped of a title and twice denied starts at the eleventh hour. So between one thing and another, for 10 years, the Tour has been a constant source of tension for the Tinkoff rider. No wonder he felt “liberated’ when he has won it, he tells Procycling...
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Landa delighted with powerful time trial ride in Giro d'Italia

Mikel Landa's bid for the 2016 Giro d'Italia took a very important step in the right direction on Sunday when the Basque climber turned in a far better than expected time trial performance on stage 9 in Chianti. It is almost a year to the day that Landa lost four minutes to overall leader Alberto Contador in the 2015 Giro d'Italia's key time trial, and the Sky rider himself had...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador open to riding for two more years

Spanish Tour de France star Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has confirmed that he will definitely continue racing beyond the end of this season and that, should plans for his own squad not materialize, reveals he has several offers on the table from teams once Tinkoff ceases operations this winter. Whilst not totally decided, Contador is increasingly keen to ride the Vuelta a España...
Via Cycling News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador rethinking retirement after fourth Pais Vasco victory

Having finished third, second and second in his first three races of the year, Alberto Contador blitzed the final day 16.5km time trial at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco to secure his first overall victory of the season and fourth career win in the Basque country.  "The fans were crazy today at the time-trial. I consider the Basque fans to probably be the best in the world and since...
Via Cycling News
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador wins 4th Tour of Basque Country

EIBAR, Spain (AP) Alberto Contador won his fourth Tour of Basque Country after overcoming Sergio Henao's lead during the sixth stage's decisive time trial on Saturday. Contador won the 16.5-kilometer (10.25-mile) time trial around Eibar in just over 29 minutes to erase Henao's six-second lead heading into the final stage. The seven-time grand tour winner added this Tour of Basque...
Via Associated Press
April 09, 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

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

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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