ARTICLES RELATING TO ALBERTO CONTADOR

Contador holds Basque lead

2014-04-10 19:00

Wouter Poels has won the fourth stage of the Tour of the Basque Country as Alberto Contador maintained his overall lead.

Contador takes Basque lead

2014-04-07 18:30

Alberto Contador has won the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country following a 153.4km ride around Ordizia.

Cav wins stage, Contador leads

2014-03-17 18:11

Mark Cavendish has cruised to victory in the sixth stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, with Alberto Contador retaining the overall lead.

Contador targets Algarve tour

2014-02-18 19:44

Alberto Contador will be hoping to unseat defending champion Tony Martin at this year's Tour of the Algarve.

Contador leads Spanish team

2013-09-18 14:22

Two-time TDF winner Alberto Contador has been selected in the nine-man Spanish team for the road World Championships.

Riblon conquers Alpe d'Huez

2013-07-18 18:30

Christophe Riblon became the first Frenchman to win a TDF stage this year as Chris Froome further boosted his overall lead.

Froome slams Contador tactics

2013-07-16 21:48

Chris Froome has slammed Alberto Contador for using "dangerous" tactics in a bid to loosen his grip on the yellow jersey.

Contador will fight to the end

2013-07-15 21:30

Alberto Contador is not ready to settle for second in the TDF even though he trails Chris Froome by more than four minutes.

Froome waiting to pounce

2013-07-09 22:33

Tony Martin is expected to dominate the first big time trial of the 100th TDF, but leader Chris Froome is waiting to pounce.

Froome happy without yellow

2013-07-02 20:01

TDF favourites Chris Froome and Alberto Contador both declared themselves satisfied after the fourth-stage team time-trial.

Contador: I can beat Froome

2013-06-27 16:41

Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has said that he believeds he can beat favourite Chris Froome.

Contador my 'biggest' threat

2013-06-19 09:04

Spain's two-time TDF champion Alberto Contador has been named by race favourite Chris Froome as his biggest threat.

Contador ready to race

2013-04-15 18:11

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador will ride in the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day races this week.

Contador won't testify in trial

2013-02-19 22:02

Alberto Contador will not testify at the "Operacion Puerto" trial in defence of Manolo Sainz, his former manager.

'Operation Puerto' trial opens

2013-01-28 13:03

Five people went on trial at a Madrid court for allegedly running a doping ring that implicated several top professional cyclists.

Contador called in as witness

2013-01-26 16:26

Former Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will give testimony to a Spanish court into the 'Operation Puerto' doping scandal.

Contador ready for 'war'

2013-01-12 17:46

Alberto Contador has declared "it will be war" after he studied the route for this year's Vuelta a Espana race.

Contador's team gets UCI nod

2012-12-10 19:51

Alberto Contador's Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team has been granted an automatic spot for the top cycling races of 2013.

Contador, Freire to lead Spain

2012-09-11 16:41

Alberto Contador and Oscar Freire will lead the Spanish team at the upcoming world championships in the Netherlands.

Contador eyes 5th Grand Tour

2012-09-08 20:06

Alberto Contador is poised to claim the fifth Grand Tour win of his career as he leads the penultimate stage of the Tour of Spain.

Contador grabs Vuelta lead

2012-09-05 17:28

Alberto Contador has taken a huge step to making a fairytale return to cycling by claiming the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta.

Contador makes steep return

2012-08-17 10:06

Cleared to ride again after a two-year doping ban, Alberto Contador launches his big comeback in a mountainous Tour of Spain.

Contador's team slump to 9th

2012-08-07 18:20

The Orica-GreenEdge team won the second stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries as Alberto Contador's team slumped to ninth.

Contador set for return

2012-07-11 15:40

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador says his first race after serving a doping ban will be next month's Eneco Tour.

Contador to rejoin Saxo Bank

2012-06-08 15:01

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador will return to Danish outfit Team Saxo Bank when his two-year doping ban comes to an end.

 

Contador keeps Basque lead

2014-04-09 19:46

Australian Michael Matthews has sprinted to victory in the third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, led by Alberto Contador.

Contador wins Tirreno-Adriatico

2014-03-18 19:11

Alberto Contador has signalled his return to form by securing overall victory at the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race.

Contador cuts Algarve lead

2014-02-22 21:38

Alberto Contador has won the fourth stage of the Tour of Algarve to make serious inroads into Michal Kwiatkowski's lead.

Contador eyes Tour double

2013-10-10 19:03

Alberto Contador is targeting wins in both the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana in 2014 after Saxo Bank increased its investment.

Tired Contador to miss Vuelta

2013-07-20 20:49

A tired and disappointed Alberto Contador has confirmed that he will not take part in the upcoming Tour of Spain.

Contador outfoxed by Froome

2013-07-17 18:32

Chris Froome has narrowly beaten Alberto Contador to win the Stage 17 individual time trial and extend his overall lead in the TDF.

Costa wins TDF Stage 16

2013-07-16 18:47

Chris Froome has hit out at rival Alberto Contador after a dramatic finale to the 16th stage of the TDF won by Rui Costa.

Contador backs Froome

2013-07-15 16:31

If Chris Froome is fed up of having his credibility questioned, he can take some comfort from the words of his biggest rival.

Froome aims for time-trial win

2013-07-08 18:01

Given the dominant way Chris Froome is riding, he could take a big step toward winning the TDF in Wednesday's individual time-trial.

Contador hurts shoulder in fall

2013-06-29 20:25

Alberto Contador's bid for glory in the 100th TDF got off to a bad start as the rider injured his left shoulder in a crash.

Contador calls on strong team

2013-06-19 16:43

Alberto Contador will be supported by Michael Rogers, Roman Kreuziger and Nicolas Roche as he bids for a third Tour de France title.

TDF showdown on Dauphine

2013-06-01 09:41

The Criterium de Dauphine will give a clear indication of what kind of form some of the Tour de France's foremost contenders are in.

Contador skips Corsica race

2013-03-20 18:24

Flu-victim Alberto Contador has pulled out of this weekend's Criterium International on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

Froome wins Tour of Oman

2013-02-16 14:18

Chris Froome of Britain has won the Tour of Oman, last year's Tour de France runner-up beating Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans.

Contador to focus on TDF

2013-01-26 22:23

Alberto Contador is not planning to ride the Giro d'Italia this year and will focus fully on the Tour de France.

Contador: Bleak day for cycling

2013-01-21 09:02

Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador described Lance Armstrong's doping confessions as a bleak day for cycling.

Contador, UCI settle $3m fine

2012-12-13 14:11

Alberto Contador and the UCI have reached an agreement after the governing body imposed a $3.1m fine after his positive doping test.

Contador continues hot streak

2012-09-26 17:54

Alberto Contador has continued his impressive comeback from his doping ban by winning the revived Milan-Turin road race.

Contador wins Spanish Vuelta

2012-09-09 17:43

Alberto Contador, racing his first Grand Tour since returning from a two-year doping ban, has won his second Spanish Vuelta crown.

Gilbert wins 19th stage

2012-09-07 20:38

Philippe Gilbert clinched his second stage win of the Tour of Spain while Alberto Contador retained the overall lead.

Contador pays tribute to Lance

2012-08-24 14:44

Alberto Contador has declined to comment on the possibility of Lance Armstrong being stripped of his seven TDF titles.

Old guard to support Contador

2012-08-14 17:04

Former winner Alberto Contador will be supported by his trusty Spanish lieutenants as he bids for a second Tour of Spain title.

Contador back after ban

2012-08-06 18:49

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador has made his comeback from a doping ban during the first stage of the Tour of Benelux.

Saxo Bank remain upbeat

2012-06-23 16:14

Saxo Bank chief Bjarne Riis remained upbeat as he named his nine-man team for the Tour de France without Alberto Contador.

Scarponi gets Giro pink jersey

2012-04-26 18:15

Giro d'Italia organisers are planning to present Michele Scarponi with the pink jersey after Alberto Contador was stripped of the honour.

 
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