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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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

News Shorts: Contador to end season at Clásica San Sebastián

Contador to end season at Clásica San Sebastián After several demanding months, Alberto Contador will bring his 2015 season to an early close on Saturday at the Clásica San Sebastián. The Spaniard won the Giro d’Italia in May but fell short of his goal of becoming the first man since 1998 to do the Giro-Tour de France double after finishing fifth in France.ADVERTISEMENT ...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador has no regrets over failed Giro-Tour double attempt

Alberto Contador’s dream of completing the winning Giro-Tour double failed to come to fruition as he currently sits in fifth place overall at the Tour de France ahead of the celebratory finale in Paris on Sunday. After the Spaniard hauled himself to the top of stage 20’s summit on Alpe d’Huez, however, he said that he was “glad he tried.” Contador, a seven-time Grand Tour...
Via Cycling News
12 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  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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