I’m calm because I expect Contador to win, says Vuelta leader

Katusha Team rider and leader of the race Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez (C) of Spain, Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador (R) of Spain and Movistar Team’s Alejandro Valverde of Spain cycle the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair […]

Contador vows to fight to the end in Vuelta

Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain cycles during the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu) By Alasdair Fotheringham COMILLAS, Spain, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Spain’s Alberto Contador said on Tuesday he would pull out all the stops in […]

Contador fails to dent Rodriguez’s lead

Caja Rural rider Antonio Piedra of Spain (L) cycles during the 15th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between La Robla and Lagos de Covadonga, September 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Five blistering attacks by Spain’s Alberto Contador on the emblematic […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 14: Rodriguez vs Contador

Once again, it came down to a battle between Alberto Contador (Saxo) and Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha), who had the legs to increase his race lead to 22 seconds.

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 12: Rodriguez beats Contador

After the crash, Alberto Contador (Saxo) and Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) fought for the stage win, as Rodriguez took it with time bonuses to lead the GC by 13 seconds.

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 11: Contador moves into 2nd

With a big 2nd place finish in the time trial, Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) is now just one second behind the GC leader Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha).

Contador names Froome as man to watch in Vuelta España

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) leads teammate Christopher Froome at Box Hill during the men’s cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) By Alasdair Fotheringham PAMPLONA, Spain, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s Chris Froome was the strongest rider at the Tour de France and is Alberto Contador’s biggest rival for the upcoming Vuelta a Espana, the Spanish […]

‘Spectacular’ Contador to liven up Vuelta

The name of Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain is printed on his bicycle before the start of the Eneco Tour in Waalwijk, August 6, 2012. The 29-year-old Spaniard, who was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title and banned for two years after testing positive for the anabolic agent clenbuterol, took […]

Contador satisfied on return from doping ban

Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain (C) commences his race after the start of the Eneco Tour in Waalwijk, August 6, 2012. The 29-year-old Spaniard, who was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title and banned for two years after testing positive for the anabolic agent clenbuterol, will take part in the […]

Contador feeling more mature before return from ban

Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain smiles as he answers questions during a news conference in Gilze-Rijen August 5, 2012. Former Tour de France winner Contador, who has been banned from cycling for two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for doping, makes his come back in the Eneco Tour […]