Contador wins 3rd Tour of Basque Country

MARKINA, Spain (AP) Alberto Contador won the Tour of Basque Country for a third time on Saturday, confirming the Spaniard's strong return to form with his second title of the year.
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Contador keeps Basque lead, Swift wins 5th stage

MARKINA-XEMEIN, Spain (AP) Alberto Contador protected his lead of the Tour of Basque Country before the decisive time trial, while Ben Swift of England won Friday's fifth stage.
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Contador's Basque lead cut; Poels wins 4th stage

EIBAR, Spain (AP) Alberto Contador's lead at the Tour of Basque Country was trimmed Wednesday during a fourth stage won by Dutch cyclist Wouter Poels.
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Contador wins 1st stage of Tour of Basque Country

ORDIZIA, Spain (AP) Former Tour de France winner Alberto Contador unleashed a late attack to win the opening stage of the Tour of Basque Country on Monday.
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Froome tops Contador in time trial

Chris Froome edged Alberto Contador to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a rainy time trial and extend his overall lead on Wednesday. The British rider was slower than Contador on the first part of the undulating 20-mile course from Embrun to Chorges in the French Alps, but gained time on the final section and finished 9 seconds ahead of the Spaniard to clinch his third...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Contador back training after doping ban

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador returned to training for competition Friday, four days after receiving a two-year doping ban from sport's highest court. Contador tweeted a photo of himself on a bike along with the message: ''Going back to work, sacrifice and hard training, this is our sole secret.'' On Monday, Contador received a retroactive ban and was stripped...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Column: Contador is banned but was justice served?

Stripping Alberto Contador of his 2010 Tour de France victory on the supposition that he may have eaten a dodgy food supplement is like jailing Al Capone for tax evasion: Yes, Contador's accusers secured a conviction, but the verdict missed the point. Was this justice? Strictly speaking, it was. But it didn't feel that way. In their defense, the three judges at the Court...
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February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Contador stripped of Tour de France title

The three-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his 2010 title Monday after a panel rejected his appeal that the banned substance clenbuterol found in his system was due to eating tainted meat.

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February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador doping ruling in about 2 weeks

The top court in international sports says it will rule on Alberto Contador's doping case in about two weeks. The Spanish cyclist is facing a two-year ban for testing positive for clenbuterol during the 2010 Tour de France. He says the clenbuterol came from contaminated beef. The Court of Arbitration for Sport had planned to decide early this month, but blamed media reports...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

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