Alberto Contador

Van Garderen, Porte and Contador react to top three finishes at Catalunya

Each had hoped to end up top dog at the end of the stage, but only one of them was successful in pulling off the win. Tejay van Garderen played things just right on the climb of La Molina, the final ascent on the queen stage of the Volta a Catalunya, and soloed to victory […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Valverde triumphs on stage two of Volta a Catalunya, Paterski maintains GC lead; Wippert wins again at Tour of Taiwan as Bevin holds on; Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Riis is sidelined, but questions remain as to reason; Citing CIRC report, UCI says allegations against Zorzoli are unsubstantiated […]

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Contador confirms Catalunya is final race before Giro, pledges to ‘test’ himself and try for GC

Admitting that the large time deficit he and the other race favourites incurred on the opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Monday, Alberto Contador has nevertheless said that he will do his utmost to try to salvage the situation. Speaking after Tuesday’s second stage, the Spaniard said that he was worried by the […]

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Contador, Froome rue lost opportunity; crucial error made in Volta a Catalunya

Race favourites Alberto Contador and Chris Froome are each coming to terms with an opening stage which may have cost them their chances of fighting for the final Volta a Catalunya victory, with both riders missing out on a crucial break which gained considerable time. Polish rider Maciej Paterski (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) shrugged off the […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Greipel wins stage two of Paris-Nice with perfectly-timed sprint; Caleb Ewan gets stage win and yellow jersey in Tour de Langkawi; Contador announces he’ll remain with Tinkoff-Saxo in 2016, Tinkov confirms it will be his final season; Ag2r’s Lloyd Mondory positive for EPO, faces possible four year […]

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Contador announces he’ll remain with Tinkoff-Saxo in 2016, Tinkov confirms it will be his final season

With is contract due to finish at the end of the current season, Alberto Contador, Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov and general manager Bjarne Riis have announced Tuesday that the Spaniard will extend with the team for one year more prior to retirement. “For me it was something very important. I knew I could not wait […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Astana doctor defends team’s anti-doping measures; Conflicting reports about possible deal between Dekker and Lampre-Merida; Sagan and Contador to race together for the first time at Tirreno-Adriatico; Elisa Longo Borghini and Valentina Scandolara preview Strade Bianche; Marianne Vos to miss Strade Bianche and possibly the […]

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History to be made at Tirreno-Adriatico as four key Grand Tour riders line out together for the first time

Billing it as a historic moment where the four Grand Tour winners will compete in the same race for the first time ever, the organisers of Tirreno-Adriatico have confirmed that Tour de France winners Alberto Contador, Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali plus the 2014 Giro d’Italia champion Nairo Quintana will all line out in the […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: UCI still awaiting receipt of Independent Commission doping report, details to be released in March; Contador: Winning the Giro and Tour would mean my career would be remembered more; Tour de San Luis talents Gaviria and Contreras sign two year contracts with Etixx-QuickStep; Lotto-Soudal doctor calls for […]

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Daily News Digest

Brändle wins final stage Tour of Oman, Valls takes overall Spanish climber Rafael Valls (Lampre-Merida) sealed the biggest win of his career after taking out the overall classification of the Tour of Oman, while Matthias Brandle (IAM Cycling) took the sixth and final stage. Valls took control of the race after winning the queen stage […]

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