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#Alberto Contador

# alberto-contador - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner has retired from cycling

Alberto Contador’s final race on Sunday marks the “end of an era,” Chris Froome said.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Chris Froome all but secures Vuelta title as Contador wins stage 20

Froome now holds a 2min 15secs lead over Vincenzo Nibali.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Chris Froome extends Vuelta lead as Nicolas Roche falls further behind

Tejay van Garderen moved up to second at 10 seconds after coming in just eight seconds behind the British leader.

# alberto-contador - Monday 7 August, 2017

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling

Alberto Contador’s achievements were overshadowed by a positive test for the banned substance Clenbuterol in 2012.

# alberto-contador - Friday 1 July, 2016

Who are the 5 favourites for this year's Tour de France?

From Froome to Aru, we look at the men most likely

# alberto-contador - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Martin surprises himself with fourth-place finish as Contador lays down marker at Dauphine Peaking This post contains videos

Martin surprises himself with fourth-place finish as Contador lays down marker at Dauphine

The Irish rider seems to be in good form ahead of a busy summer of racing.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Sprint bonus gets Dan Martin within one second of podium ahead of final stage

The Irishman is just 18 seconds behind the Volta a Catalunya’s general classification leader.

# alberto-contador - Friday 25 March, 2016

Dan Martin within touching distance of Catalunya podium with two days to go

Martin just four seconds behind Richie Porte as Quintana retains race lead.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Dan Martin loses race lead on testing day at the Volta a Catalunya

Martin drops back to fourth as Quintana seizes GC advantage.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Dan Martin won today at the Volta a Catalunya and is looking good again Dan The Man This post contains videos

Dan Martin won today at the Volta a Catalunya and is looking good again

Martin leads the GC by six seconds from Alberto Contador.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Can anyone stop 'va va Froome' in this year's Tour de France?

We take a look at the leading contenders for the yellow jersey in 2015.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Contador makes it a Vuelta hat-trick as Dan Martin finishes seventh

It’s an incredible performance from the Irish cyclist.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Contador closes on Tour of Spain treble, Ireland's Dan Martin drops to seventh

It will be his sixth Grand Tour success after wins in the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009 and the 2008 Giro d’Italia.

# alberto-contador - Friday 12 September, 2014

Aussie Hansen wins Vuelta 19th stage, Dan Martin still sixth overall

The 33-year-old Lotto-Belisol rider took off with just over 4km remaining.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Froome up to second, Ireland's Dan Martin stays sixth at the Vuelta

Stage 18 was another tough day in the saddle

# alberto-contador - Monday 8 September, 2014

Ireland's Dan Martin up to sixth at the Vuelta

Meanwhile Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the race.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 27 July, 2014

5 key moments that helped Vincenzo Nibali secure the Tour de France

The Italian cyclist confirmed his win in Paris earlier today.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 26 July, 2014

The anti-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali unimpressed with comparisons to Lance

The Italian cyclist has combined racing smarts, skill at bike-handling, and powerful climbing.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Contador broke his leg while trying to eat a nutrition bar

The Spaniard is out of the Tour de France but hasn’t ruled out participating in the Vuelta a Espana.

# alberto-contador - Monday 14 July, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Contador out, Rihanna lifts the World Cup and all today's sport

There’s also a new Limerick manager and Manchester United’s record kit deal.

Teary-eyed Contador pulls out of Tour de France after 10th stage crash

The former winner came off his bike on a pass between the Petit Ballon climb and the Col du Platzerwasel.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Contador and Roche turn up the heat as Nibali breaks a sweat

The Italian was forced to fight hard to keep his yellow jersey as Blel Kadri claimed the first French stage win.

# alberto-contador - Friday 11 July, 2014

The Tour de France sprint finish was THIS close today

Peter Sagan’s quest for a stage win continues.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Nicolas Roche loses almost 14 minutes on day of crash, Boom, cobbles

The Irishman finished well down the field after stage five from Ypres in Belgium to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Contador and Froome try and fail before Nibali nips in for yellow jersey

Nicolas Roche finished with the main pack and is down in a tie for 23rd place after two stages.

# alberto-contador - Friday 4 July, 2014

Tour de France: The route facing the peloton on the road to Paris this year

The 2014 edition gets under way in Yorkshire tomorrow.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Tour de France: the leading contenders for the yellow jersey

Who can challenge Chris Froome on the road to Paris this year?

# alberto-contador - Monday 30 June, 2014

Indurain expecting close Tour de France battle

The three-week race gets going in Yorkshire next weekend.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Nicolas Roche: ‘I put personal ambition aside at the Tour — but I knew I’d get my chance at the Vuelta’

Roche looks back on the success of his first season with Saxo-Tinkoff and his relationship with team manager Bjarne Riis.

# alberto-contador - Friday 19 July, 2013

Sprint Finish: Costa coasts to victory again as Froome's form returns TDF

Sprint Finish: Costa coasts to victory again as Froome's form returns

Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Sprint finish: Chris Froome has time to stop for bike swap, still wins time trial

Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Froome stays in yellow, fumes at 'desperate' Contador TDF This post contains videos

Froome stays in yellow, fumes at 'desperate' Contador

The Team Sky leader says Contador used dangerous tactics on a descent today.

Sprint finish: Froome swerves late crash as Rui Costa solos to victory

Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.

# alberto-contador - Friday 12 July, 2013

Sprint Finish: Cav wins as yellow jersey hopefuls take a chunk out of Froome

Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Roche on Roche: Working with Riis can turn Nicolas into a winner

“They’re guys who speak the same language, who can help him win, and help him be a better competitor.”

# alberto-contador - Friday 30 November, 2012

Cycling: Weary Contador wants time to prepare for Tour TDF

Cycling: Weary Contador wants time to prepare for Tour

With Saxo Bank uncertain of its participation in the Tour de France, the Spaniard says he will need a full season to prepare for it.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Lance Armstrong case: Wiggins upgraded to Tour de France podium

The 2012 winner can now add “2009 third place” to his career CV.

# alberto-contador - Friday 12 October, 2012

Nicolas Roche: Everybody cheats at some stage in some aspect of life

The Irishman was critical of cyclists, such as Lance Armstrong, that have been accused of sustained doping practices.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Cycling: Floyd Landis loses UCI defamation case

The cyclist had accused Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen of having concealed cases of doping.

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