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 […]

Spanish ace Contador is king of Vuelta’s queen stage

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – Alberto Contador moved closer to a third Tour of Spain title by winning Monday’s 16th stage while his closest domestic rivals cracked in the final climb. Britain’s Chris Froome was second in the 160.5-km mountain trek, the Vuelta’s ‘queen stage’, after the Team Sky rider’s late acceleration helped the pair […]

Contador leads Tour of Spain after Quintana crash

(Reuters) – Alberto Contador snatched the leader’s red jersey from Nairo Quintana at the Tour of Spain on Tuesday after the Colombian suffered a spectacular high-speed crash in the 10th-stage time trial. Tinkoff-Saxo rider Contador, a surprise entrant at his home race after he fractured a shin bone at the Tour de France in July, […]

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.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 1: Contador wins

Alberto Contador (ESP) takes the 1st stage of the 2014 Tour of the Basque Country with a total time of 4:05:07. Contador has previously taken stages in this race in both 2008 and 2009.

Double Champion Contador Goes Down; Marcel Kittel Wins First Stage

By Julien Pretot BASTIA, France | Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:33pm EDT (Reuters) – Double champion Alberto Contador took a spectacular tumble as the Tour de France got off to a chaotic start with German Marcel Kittel winning a crash-marred opening stage on Saturday. The Orica GreenEdge team bus got stuck under the finish-line banner […]

Contador Promises An Exciting 2013 Tour de France

By Julien Pretot PORTO VECCHIO, France | Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:09pm BST (Reuters) – Alberto Contador has promised a more exciting Tour de France this year after Bradley Wiggins’s Team Sky dominated all the way to the Champs-Elysees in the 2012 edition. Double champion Contador of Spain, back in the race after a one-year […]

Contador to take part in Ardennes classics

PARIS, April 15 (Reuters) – Alberto Contador will ride in the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day races this week after considering skipping them because of fatigue, the double Tour de France champion said on Monday. “(My team) Saxo Tinkoff wanted me to be there and these are races everybody likes to take part in, even […]