ARTICLES RELATING TO ALBERTO CONTADOR

Tinkov's challenge no 'joke'

2014-10-13 20:31

According to Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team, Russian billionaire Oleg Tinkov's €1 million challenge is no "joke".

Contador poised for Vuelta win

2014-09-13 18:19

Alberto Contador is poised to win the Tour of Spain for the third time after taking the penultimate stage with a late surge.

Contador holds Vuelta lead

2014-09-11 18:20

Fabio Aru has sprinted to the 18th stage of the Tour of Spain, but Alberto Contador is still holding off Chris Froome.

Contador extends Vuelta lead

2014-09-08 19:08

Alberto Contador has moved a huge step closer to his third Vuelta a Espana victory as he won a gruelling 16th stage.

Contador lining up Vuelta win

2014-09-01 21:03

Alberto Contador has publicly admitted that he can compete to win the Vuelta a Espana just a month after suffering a broken shinbone.

Contador to miss Vuelta

2014-07-23 11:48

Alberto Contador has given up hopes of competing in the Tour of Spain as the Spaniard's recovery is taking longer than expected.

Contador eyes Vuelta return

2014-07-15 20:45

Alberto Contador flew to Madrid a day after crashing out of the TDF to receive treatment on his broken shinbone.

Nibali wins stage, leads TDF

2014-07-14 18:30

Vincenzo Nibali has reclaimed the leader's yellow jersey he lost by winning the 10th stage of the Tour de France.

TDF favourites on their toes

2014-07-07 21:01

Vincenzo Nibali, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador admit the hectic nature of racing in Britain has been jangling their nerves.

Kreuziger blow for Contador

2014-06-28 22:48

Alberto Contador lost a key team-mate in his Tour de France challenge when Czech Roman Kreuziger was sidelined.

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 wins Vuelta title

2014-09-14 21:06

Local favourite Alberto Contador has wrapped up his third Tour of Spain after holding on to his comfortable overall lead.

Contador keeps Vuelta lead

2014-09-13 08:08

Adam Hansen timed his attack to perfection to win the 19th stage of the Vuelta a Espana while Alberto Contador stayed in front.

Contador sits out world champs

2014-09-09 17:30

Alberto Contador has said that he will sit out the UCI road world championships because the route does not suit him.

Contador seizes Vuelta lead

2014-09-02 18:37

Alberto Contador took the overall Vuelta a Espana lead as German Tony Martin won the 10th stage 36.7-kilometre time-trial.

Contador confirms Vuelta spot

2014-08-14 12:24

Alberto Contador, who was forced out of the TDF with a broken shinbone, intends to start the Tour of Spain after all.

Contador to avoid operation

2014-07-16 10:56

Former two-time TDF winner Alberto Contador will not undergo an operation to repair his broken shinbone, he said in a statement.

Contador crashed while eating

2014-07-15 14:08

Alberto Contador has revealed that he came a cropper at the Tour de France because he was trying to eat.

Tearful Contador out of TDF

2014-07-14 17:05

Alberto Contador broke down in tears as he quit the TDF after breaking his leg in a bad crash on the tough 10th stage.

2nd stage surprises Contador

2014-07-04 18:34

Former Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has admitted he was surprised at how tough the second stage around Yorkshire appears.

Froome loses Dauphine lead

2014-06-14 17:12

Lieuwe Westra has the seventh stage of the Criterium du Dauphine while Chris Froome lost the overall lead to Alberto Contador.

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.

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