Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador wins 2014 Vuelta a España

Alberto Contador (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Local favorite Alberto Contador wrapped up his third Tour of Spain triumph when he comfortably held on to his overall lead in the final stage time trial in a rain-soaked Santiago de Compostela on Sunday. Tinkoff-Saxo rider Contador, who also won the […]

Recovered Alberto Contador Confirms Participation in Vuelta

Alberto Contador (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) CLICK HERE for the TV and online schedule to watch La Vuelta on Universal Sports. (Reuters) – Alberto Contador will take part in this month’s Tour of Spain after recovering faster than expected from a shinbone fracture, the Spaniard said on Thursday. “I’ve been riding the bicycle for 10 days and […]

Alberto Contador Holds Out Hope For Vuelta

(Reuters) – Alberto Contador flew to Madrid a day after crashing out of the Tour de France to receive treatment on his broken shinbone and faces a race against time to regain full fitness for next month’s Vuelta. The Spaniard, a Tour winner in 2007 and 2009, crashed during the 10th stage on Monday but […]

Alberto Contador Rockets to Basque Tour Victory

April 12 (Reuters) – Alberto Contador produced a blistering time trial performance and easily held off nearest challenger and fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde to wrap up his third triumph at the Tour of the Basque Country on Saturday. Tinkoff-Saxo rider Contador, who won the race in northern Spain in 2008 and 2009, showed he is […]

Alberto Contador Crashes While Rui Costa Wins Stage 16

(Reuters) – Alberto Contador showed he was prepared to risk everything to win the Tour de France on Tuesday, crashing on the final descent as he tried to attack overall leader Chris Froome. Team Sky rider Froome, who was on Contador’s wheel, had to move round the Spaniard and briefly went off the road himself […]

Alberto Contador Makes Up Time On Leader Chris Froome; Mark Cavendish Wins Stage 13

(Reuters) – Alberto Contador made up lost time with a tactical masterstroke in Friday’s 13th stage of the Tour de France, showing he would not let an opportunity slip to topple overall leader Chris Froome. During a hectic 173-km ride from Tours that ended with Britain’s Mark Cavendish crossing the line first, Contador’s Saxo-Tinkoff team […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Alberto Contador Wins

Universal Sports’ hosts Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski help celebrate Alberto Contador’s General Classification win, sweeping the podium for Spain with Alejandro Valverde and Joaquim Rodriguez.

2014 Vuelta a Espana: Contador wins General Classification

Alberto Contador (TINKOFF) took home the General Classification for the third time (2008, 2012, 2014), and his 6th Grand Tour win, after the final stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana on Sunday. Chris Froome (SKY) was 2nd only 1:10 behind and Alejandro Valverde (MOVISTAR) was 3rd.

Contador sits out ‘unsuitable’ world championships

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – Tour of Spain overall leader Alberto Contador will sit out this month’s world championships because the route does not suit him, the Spaniard said on Tuesday. “The route does not suit me so I prefer to give my spot to another rider,” Contador told reporters on the last rest day […]

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