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Criterium du Dauphine a measuring stick for Contador's Tour de France

How to follow the Critérium du Dauphiné: Cyclingnews will have live text coverage from start to finish for every stage, as well as rider interviews, race reports, podcasts, video highlights and post-race analysis. In 2015, after winning a particularly difficult edition of the Giro d'Italia, Alberto Contador faced an uphill challenge to recover and prepare for the Tour de France...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pinot keen to test himself against Tour de France favourites at Criterium du Dauphine

Thibaut Pinot has already raced against Chris Froome and Alberto Contador this season but will head to the Critérium du Dauphiné on Sunday for the first time in five years for an important pre-Tour de France shakedown. The Frenchman has always chosen the Tour de Suisse as his preparatory June outing but has changed his schedule this year to race what has become the more definitive...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trek-Segafredo interested in signing Contador - News Shorts

Trek-Segafredo interested in Contador Trek-Segafredo is looking to sign Alberto Contador, according to Spanish website Biciciclismo. The team is looking to secure his services as a general classification contender but Trek is also keen to have him as a brand ambassador, with Fabian Cancellara set to retire at the end of the season. Contador had mulled over the idea of retirement...
Via Cycling News
3 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

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

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
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