alberto contador

Maximum of three more seasons for Contador?

Alberto Contador may have come off what he believes was the best season of his career, but the Spaniard has said that his career is inching towards a close and that he will no longer be racing at 35 years of age. Now 32, the Tinkoff Saxo rider told Marca that he had a clear […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: UCI still waiting for Padova file from CONI, keen to see any relevant Astana information; Jack Bobridge to attempt the Hour Record; Rohan Dennis declares hour record bid – “It is within reach”; Renshaw, Meersman, Bouet and Velits amongst Etixx – QuickStep team for Santos […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Neil van der Ploeg wins men’s Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic; Kimberley Wells wins women’s Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic; Oscar Stevenson, Miranda Griffiths win the Tour of Bright; UCI to wait on License Commission before deciding on Astana’s future; ARD anti-doping journalist Seppelt – […]

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ARD anti-doping journalist Seppelt: if asked, I’ll speak to the CIRC about UCI and Contador

German anti-doping journalist Hajo Seppelt has been in the headlines this week after he and his colleagues at ARD were involved in uncovering what appears to be a massive doping scandal involving Russian athletics. According to a documentary broadcast on ARD station WDR on Wednesday night, up to 99% of the Russian Olympic team used […]

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How The Season Was Won 2014

There’s more to cycling than crossing the line first—yes, winning is important, but providing critical team support, functioning well under a variety of racing conditions, and keeping the sport exciting and enjoyable to watch throughout the year are all important, too. After all, cycling’s business structure is built on the idea that people are watching. With that in mind, […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Lighter and with renewed morale, Porte excited about 2015: “I’d love to have a big year”; Retirement or alternative offer? Sanchez won’t be with BMC Racing Team in 2015; Bora – Argon 18 chasing another invite to Tour de France; ASO confirms starting teams for […]

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Contador regards Kilimanjaro ascent as symbolic start of 2015 campaign [+ gallery]

Although his first race of 2015 is at least a couple of months away, Alberto Contador has said that he regards this week’s summiting of the Kilimanjaro climb as being the symbolic start to a season he regards as a very challenging one. Commenting after his Tinkoff Saxo team’s successful trek to the top of […]

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Contador beats Nibali and Valverde to win Vélo d’Or competition

Although he didn’t achieve his goal of winning the Tour de France, Alberto Contador has been named the recipient of the prestigious Vélo d’Or award for 2014 by the French Vélo magazine. The Spanish Tinkoff Saxo rider received 66 points in the voting, eight points ahead of the 2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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