Alberto Contador

Contador confirms 2016 will almost certainly be his final season

Reasserting his plans to hang up his wheels at the end of next season, Alberto Contador has said that only a mishap will entice him to keep racing professionally beyond that point. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider was speaking in Milan on Friday at the unveiling of the new main sponsors for the Alberto Contador Foundation team, […]


Tinkoff-Saxo dismisses rumours that Contador will ride Vuelta a España

Speculation has been growing in recent days that Alberto Contador could be considering defending his title in the Vuelta a España, with websites and social media all suggesting that he will line out in the event. The speculation is driving in part by the stellar lineup for the race plus the desire to see all […]


Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Basso will race in 2016, is poised to reveal contract extensions

The Tinkoff-Saxo team has said that, starting Thursday, it plans to begin naming riders who will be given contract extensions for 2016. Before then, it has confirmed the 14 names that already have deals running into next season, with the two top guns remaining in place. One of those confirmed as continuing is the Italian […]

Contador’s season over, rider withdraws from final scheduled race

What might be Alberto Contador’s penultimate pro season has drawn to an end, with the rider’s planned participation in Saturday’s Clásica San Sebastián cancelled due to illness. The Giro d’Italia winner stated that he would no longer line out in the event, conveying the news via Twitter. Good morning all,3 days after the Tour still […]


Daily News Digest

Van Genechten wins stage four of the Tour de Wallonie; Contador to call an early end to his season; Froome says he’s looking into doing extra physiological testing, will make results public; Second title sponsor coming for Orica GreenEdge team?; Nibali to miss Tour in 2016?; UCI annual reports and accounts for 2014 released; On […]


Roche: Riding the Route du Sud may have been Contador’s error

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (CT) – One of the last riders to take the Giro-Tour double, Stephen Roche, has said that he believes Alberto Contador’s participation in the Route du Sud may have been the reason why the Spaniard’s tilt at the same goal evaporated this year. “It is very easy to look for faults when […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Majka solos to victory on stage 11; Gavazzi wins stage 10 at Qinghai Lake; Robert Power still in yellow; Michael Matthews Q&A; Reda returns positive test for EPO; Richie Porte punched by spectator; Basso recovering after testicle removal surgery; Sagan – We have just one […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Froome dominates first mountain stage; Robert Power gets his first victory of season; Froome cautious after dominant team effort; Froome’s data leak analysed; Basso to undergo surgery on Wednesday for testicular cancer; Disappointment for van Garderen; Ross Tucker’s assessment of stage 10; Hein Verbruggen reacts […]


Froome and Contador the big winners in early GC shake-up

ZEELAND, The Netherlands (CT) – The 2015 Tour de France is only into its second stage but already there’s more than 90 seconds between four big favourites for the general classification – Chris Froome (Sky), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar). On a stage that was dramatically affected by crosswinds and […]


Sean Kelly: Froome and Quintana may have had sleepless nights over possible tough weather conditions

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – With thunderstorms looking like a distinct possibility in the days ahead, Sean Kelly has said that some of the key race favourites will likely be unsettled by the prospect of slippery, tricky conditions and the realisation that this could greatly threaten their Tour chances. “If we get good weather, little […]