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 […]

Contador will not appeal his ban to Swiss courts

MADRID, April 3 (Reuters) – Alberto Contador will not appeal to the Swiss Federal Court against the two-year ban given to him for failing a dope test in his victorious 2010 Tour de France campaign. The Spaniard, who was given a retroactive ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in February, has always […]

2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 9: GC Battle

Stage winner Winner Anacona (LAMPRE) was just 9 seconds too slow, as Nario Quintana (MOVISTAR) moves into the General Classification lead with Alberto Contador (TINKOFF) and Alejandro Valverde (MOVISTAR) just behind at three and eight seconds.

De Marchi wins stage seven as Valverde stays ahead

(Reuters) – Italian Alessandro De Marchi broke clear with 12-km to go to win stage seven of the Tour of Spain on Friday while home rider Alejandro Valverde kept the overall lead. De Marchi finished one minute 35 seconds ahead of Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp). Frenchman Hubert Dupont was third in the same time. “This […]

2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 6: Winner

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) sprinted away from the peloton to win the sixth stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana, taking the overall lead by 15 seconds, with Chris Froome and Alberto Contador following.

Vincenzo Nibali Wins 2014 Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Reuters/Jerome Prevost) (Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani on Sunday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race. While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour winner, a jubilant France hailed its first […]

Attacking Gallopin claims Tour de France 11th stage

(Reuters) – Two days after wearing the yellow jersey, France’s Tony Gallopin claimed the 11th stage of the Tour de France thanks to late attacks in a nervous finale on Wednesday. German John Degenkolb was second and Italian Matteo Trentin took third place at the end of a 187.5km ride from Besancon. Italian Vincenzo Nibali […]