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.

Saxo Bank retains sponsorship of Contador’s team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER (Reuters) – The Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team, led by twice Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, have received a boost with Denmark’s Saxo Bank announcing it will remain a co-title sponsor for 2015. The team is owned by Russia’s Oleg Tinkov and managed by Dane Bjarne Riis, with Saxo Bank involved since 2008. Tinkov, […]

Heavy crash ends Contador Tour de France hopes

CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – Spain’s Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing heavily during the 10th stage and injuring his knee. The double Tour champion fell on the descent from Le Petit Ballon and spent several minutes being treated by race doctors, blood dripping from his right knee. […]

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Contador wins

Stage 6, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) took the General Classification lead in stage 1 and held all the way for his third Basque Country win. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega) takes 2nd as Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) falls off the podium.