Alberto Contador

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 […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Contador – achieving the Giro d’Italia/Tour de France double can change my career; Richie Porte appearing more likely to leave Sky; Alex Dowsett predicts wide-open contest on stage 1 ITT at the Tour; Nathan Haas on his Tour debut – ‘I’m hoping to create a […]

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Contador: achieving the Giro d’Italia-Tour de France double can change my career

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – He’s said that he is in the closing stages of his professional career, with a retirement at the end of 2016 possible. Now, two days before the start of the 2015 Tour de France, Alberto Contador has made clear that taking a certain major achievement before hanging up his wheels […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Anti-Doping Denmark report finds Riis encouraged or tolerated doping, but Dane escapes punishment; Kittel inching back into form prior to Giant-Alpecin’s Tour roster announcement; Injury woes rule Schleck out of Tour de France, Trek Factory Racing announces squad; Van Garderen’s backup named for Tour de France, Dennis […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Rasmussen claims cover-up prior to Anti Doping Denmark report, Sorensen admits past drug use; The fight between ASO, UCI and teams for the future of pro cycling; Contador plays down Route du Sud victory; Col du Galibier expected to be cut from Tour de France; […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Simon Spilak wins the Tour de Suisse; Alberto Contador takes overall victory at Route du Sud; Lisa Brennauer wins the Aviva Women’s Tour; Andre Greipel wins the Ster ZLM Toer; Amanda Spratt takes solo victory in the Giro del Trentino Alto Adige – Südtirol; Quintana […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins stage four of the Tour de Suisse; Gilbert out of Tour de France due to discovery of leg fracture; News of Gilbert’s Tour absence followed voiced frustration about BMC Racing Team’s selection delay; Contador still tired from Giro, says he has only done three days […]

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Contador still tired from Giro, says he has only done three days of specific training

Perhaps playing down his chances somewhat, as he is often prone to doing before major targets, Alberto Contador has said that he is still fatigued after his victory in the Giro d’Italia and has only done limited training thus far. “Physically and muscularly I still feel the wear from the Giro, especially that of the […]

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Froome: Contador is the benchmark, the guy to beat

Alberto Contador may just have done, and won, the Giro d’Italia, and will therefore be less fresh than his rivals for the Tour de France, but Chris Froome has nevertheless marked him out as his number one threat in the race. Speaking in advance of the campaign which he hopes will net him the second […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: MTN Qhubeka names shortlist for Tour de France; Africans, Boasson Hagen and Farrar in, Goss, Ciolek out; Barguil altitude training after recovery from California crash, could make Tour debut; Van Avermaet’s Tour selection uncertain as rider states he may leave race early for first child’s birth; Marianne […]

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