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Video: On-board with Tinkoff-Saxo ahead of Vuelta a Espana

With Alberto Contador taking a much deserved rest, Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka are shouldering the hopes of Tinkoff-Saxo at the Vuelta a España. Majka will be looking to improve on his 19th place of two years ago while Sagan is targeting stage wins as he prepares for the World Championships. If they were feeling the pressure, it didn’t show as they enjoyed a few laughs during...
Via Cycling News
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Contador: The Tour de France is my main goal for 2016

Tinkoff-Saxo's Alberto Contador has confirmed that his main focus for the 2016 season will be the Tour de France. Next year is set to be Contador’s final one as a professional cyclist. During a Twitter Q&A with his followers, the Spaniard said that he would gear things around his final attempt at the Tour. “Next year the Tour will be the axis of my season, the rest is not...
Via Cycling News
August 08, 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

Tour de France: Contador tries to shake things up on the Col du Glandon

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) tried to shake up stage 18 at the Tour de France with an attack over the Col du Glandon. His effort proved to be fruitless in the end, however, as many of the main overall contenders crossed the finish line in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne together three minutes behind the day’s solo winner Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale). The two-time winner of the race...
Via Cycling News
July 23, 2015  |  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 AP on Fox
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...
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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...
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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