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Interview with Alberto Contador ahead of the Vuelta a Espana

GCN rode with Alberto Contador to find out how he’s feeling after his disastrous crash at the Tour de France and the lead up to his last minute decision to ride the Vuelta a España. He discussed how he feels about the signings of Peter Sagan and Ivan Basso for 2015, his cycling heroes and […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Elia Viviani wins stage 4 at the USA Pro Challenge; Mauro Finetto wins stage 4 at the Tour du Limousin and takes overall lead; WADA calls on anti-doping organisations to retest stored samples for hGH; Contador’s backup named for Vuelta a España – how well […]

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Contador’s backup named for Vuelta a España: how well can Spaniard do?

Wednesday’s pronouncement by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that Roman Kreuziger’s provisional suspension by the UCI would not be overturned closed the door on the Czech rider’s participation in the Vuelta a España. With that variable now made clearer, his Tinkoff Saxo team has finalised the list of nine riders for the race, naming […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Sprint victory for Nacer Bouhanni in Eneco Tour stage 4; Matteo Pelucchi wins stage 2 of the Vuelta a Burgos; Audrey Cordon claims stage 5 victory in the Route de France; Gianni Meersman extends Tour de l’Ain lead with stage 2 victory; Lars Petter Nordhaug […]

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Contador to ride Vuelta a España, claims he’ll limit ambitions to a stage win

Although he said in July that he would not be able to ride the Vuelta a España due to the fracture he suffered in the Tour de France, Alberto Contador has confirmed Thursday that he will in fact be in the Spanish Grand Tour. The Tinkoff Saxo rider states that his recent training is going […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Tom Danielson wins the Tour of Utah, Cadel Evans wins the last two stages; Adam Blythe wins men’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Giorgia Bronzini wins Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix; Claudia Lichtenberg wins stage 1 at the Route de France; Rafal Majka wins the Tour of Poland; […]

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Riis says Vuelta could still be possible for Contador

Following on from some claims that Alberto Contador was seen training on climbs near Lugano at the end of July, just two weeks after he fractured his tibia in the Tour de France, Tinkoff Saxo manager Bjarne Riis said Friday that there is still a chance that the rider could compete in the Vuelta a […]

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Contador welcomes news that Tinkoff-Saxo has signed Peter Sagan

Ending a long ‘will they-won’t they’ debate fuelled by team owner Oleg Tinkov’s twitter messages, Tinkoff Saxo announced Friday that the three time Maillot Vert Peter Sagan will indeed join the team next season. A three year deal has been signed by the talented Slovakian, who has taken an array of victories despite being just […]

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Contador recovery moving quicker than rider and team have claimed?

Although both Alberto Contador and his Tinkoff Saxo team have played down the speed of his recovery, saying that participation in the Vuelta a España is impossible after his July 14 crash in the Tour, speculation about a return to competition this season has been fuelled by reports that the rider was already back training […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Yauheni Hutarovich wins stage 1 of the Tour of Poland; Marianne Vos wins Sparkassen Giro World Cup; Lizzie Armitstead wins women’s Commonwealth Games road race; Geraint Thomas wins men’s Commonwealth Games road race; Alejandro Valverde wins Clasica de San Sebastian; Jesse Kerrison wins men’s Tour […]

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