Contador's road to Tour de France bid starts at Ruta del Sol

Alberto Contador will make his debut for the Trek-Segafredo team next Wednesday as he gets his 15th professional season underway at the Vuelta a Andalucia (Ruta del Sol). The Spaniard will lead a seven-man team that includes trusted domestique Jesus Hernandez, who followed his leader from Tinkoff, along with Haimar Zubeldia and Markel Irizar. Mathias Brändle will fancy his chances...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador not setting a date for retirement

In 2015, Alberto Contador said he would retire at the end of the 2016 season. Last year, at the Vuelta a Pais Vasco, he reversed that decision and breathed new life into his pro cycling career by signing with Trek-Segafredo. In an interview with, the 34-year-old said he hasn't decided how long his racing career will go on. Two years ago, Contador was already considering stepping...
Via Cycling News
29 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
August 26, 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

Kreuziger replaces sick Contador as captain in Clásica San Sebastián

Roman Kreuziger will head up the Tinkoff-Saxo team for the Clásica San Sebastián, stepping in for Alberto Contador who stopped his season early due to illness. Kreuziger will be joined in the WorldTour event by Matteo Tosatto, Manuele Boaro, Jesus Hernandez, Sergio Paulinho, Pavel Brutt, Oliver Zaugg and Chris Juul-Jensen. “Obviously, the team's main objective was for Alberto...
Via Cycling News
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

News shorts: Illness forces Contador to skip San Sebastian and end season

Contador ends season due to illness Alberto Contador had planned to end his season with the Clasica San Sebastian, but has now announced he will not ride the Spanish race. “Good morning all,3 days after the Tour still continue with fever. Sorrowfully I cannot be in San Sebastian,” he Tweeted Wednesday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Contador had hoped to be the first to win the Giro...
Via Cycling News
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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