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Valverde set to win WorldTour competition as Contador confirms he’ll miss Beijing

Having crashed hard in the finale of yesterday’s Il Lombardia, Alberto Contador has renounced his planned participation in the Tour of Beijing. The Vuelta a España winner confirmed Monday via Twitter that he won’t take part, with the after-effects of the crash on the final corner of the race aggravating the same knee he hurt […]


Contador seals Vuelta a España victory, Malori wins final-stage ITT

Playing things cautiously rather than taking chances in the wet, technical conditions, Alberto Contador sealed victory in the Vuelta a España with a conservative ride in the final time trial in Santiago de Compostela. The Spaniard notched up the sixth Grand Tour win of his career at the end of the 9.7 kilometre test, celebrating […]


Contador speaks on eve of third Vuelta win: ‘The season has been incredible’

Alberto Contador is poised to take the third Vuelta a España and sixth Grand Tour of his career on Sunday, with the Spaniard further bolstering his race lead with his second mountaintop victory in the race. Speaking after dropping Chris Froome to win atop the Puerto de Ancares, Contador said that beating the Briton has […]


Contador sets up Vuelta GC win with victory on final mountain stage

Vuelta a España race leader Alberto Contador underlined what is surely his overall victory in the event when he raced to solo success on the final mountain stage of the race, the Puerto de Ancares. The Tinkoff Saxo rider resisted all of the expected attacks by closest rival Chris Froome (Sky) on the last climb, […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Contador extends Vuelta lead with stage 16 victory; Mark Renshaw wins stage 2 of the Tour of Britain, takes overall lead; Mattia Gavazzi wins stage 1 of the Tour of China II; Spanish policeman killed during stage 16 of Vuelta a España; Brambilla, Rovny ejected […]


Contador bolsters race lead with solo victory on Vuelta’s queen stage

Responding in the best way possible after being stubbornly marked and unaided by Alejandro Valverde and Joaquim Rodriguez on the final climb of Sunday’s stage, Alberto Contador proved a point when he raced to a solo victory on Monday’s sixteenth stage of the race. Valverde and Rodriguez also suffered at the hands of Chris Froome, […]


Contador ‘confident’ despite losing time to Valverde and Rodriguez

It was a day where he could have moved closer to the final overall victory had Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) worked with him to distance a struggling Chris Froome. Instead, neither rider would pull with the Tinkoff Saxo leader after the Briton was dropped, with both marking him, attacking on a couple […]


Anacona wins stage 9, Quintana profits from Contador attack

Making a move in search of the race leader’s red jersey but having to settle for the stage win, Winner Anacona (Lampre-Merida) raced to an excellent victory on the Vuelta a España’s summit finish at Aramón Valdelinares. The Colombian rider lived up to his name when he proved strongest out of a 31man break which […]


Froome says red jersey could take time to come, Contador downplays importance of stage nine finish

Two of the Vuelta a España’s two big pre-race favourites, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, have both suggested that today’s big summit finish of Aramón Valdelinares may have a limited effect in determining the final overall winner of the race. While the final climb is a first category ascent and is 1445 metres above sea […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Valverde wins stage six of Vuelta a España ahead of Froome and Contador, takes back the lead; Dylan Teuns wins stage 5 of the Tour de l’Avenir, Miguel Lopez retains overall lead; Contador showing good form with third place on Vuelta’s first mountain stage; Despite […]