Contador vows to fight on in Vuelta a Espana

A defiant Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has insisted that he will continue to fight for the overall classification in the Vuelta a España even if, as he put it in a rest day press conference on Tuesday, "things are not going to be at all straightforward from here on in." Currently fifth overall at nearly three minutes from Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and with bandages and scars on...
Via Cycling News
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Contador struggles on Covadonga to remain in contention at Vuelta a Espana

Alberto Contador’s options for winning the Vuelta a Espana took another serious blow on the Lagos de Covadonga as both Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Chris Froome (Team Sky) gained yet more time on the Spaniard. Contador (Tinkoff) initially stuck with Quintana when Froome slid backwards out of the main group of contenders, but then saw himself drift out of the battle for the stage...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Contador continues recovery for second day in Vuelta a Espana

Two days after his big crash in the Vuelta a España, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) continues to recover from his injuries, although as the Spaniard had predicted, he spent the stage following wheels rather than trying to recoup some more time losses. Contador had warned after stage 8, where he raced surprisingly strongly on the ascent of Alto de la Camperona, that injuries of the...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuelta a Espana: Contador to continue despite crash injuries

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) confirmed this morning that he will continue in the Vuelta a Espana for now, despite the injuries from his bad crash at the end of stage seven. Talking to journalists at his hotel before he set off to the stage start in Villalpando, the triple Vuelta winner said his major concern was if there had been some tears or a break in the muscles in his lower left...
Via Cycling News
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome's Sky wins Vuelta opener, Contador's Tinkoff labors

OURENSE, Spain (AP) Chris Froome had a successful start to the Spanish Vuelta with Sky winning the team time trial as the grand tour started Saturday. Sky picked up from helping Froome win his third Tour de France in June by completing the 27.8-kilometer (17.2-mile) trial in 30 minutes, 37 seconds, just ahead of rival Movistar. While Nairo Quintana's Movistar held its own, the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador wins Criterium du Dauphine prologue

LES GETS, France (AP) Alberto Contador signaled his strong form a little less than a month before the Tour de France starts with a fine victory in the Criterium du Dauphine prologue on Sunday. Contador, who won the Tour de France twice and is again among the favorites this year, was the fastest against the clock in the brutal four-kilometer ascent to the top of the Mont Chery...
Via Associated Press
June 05, 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

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