Alberto Contador

Contador’s season over, rider withdraws from final scheduled race

What might be Alberto Contador’s penultimate pro season has drawn to an end, with the rider’s planned participation in Saturday’s Clásica San Sebastián cancelled due to illness. The Giro d’Italia winner stated that he would no longer line out in the event, conveying the news via Twitter. Good morning all,3 days after the Tour still […]


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Van Genechten wins stage four of the Tour de Wallonie; Contador to call an early end to his season; Froome says he’s looking into doing extra physiological testing, will make results public; Second title sponsor coming for Orica GreenEdge team?; Nibali to miss Tour in 2016?; UCI annual reports and accounts for 2014 released; On […]


Roche: Riding the Route du Sud may have been Contador’s error

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (CT) – One of the last riders to take the Giro-Tour double, Stephen Roche, has said that he believes Alberto Contador’s participation in the Route du Sud may have been the reason why the Spaniard’s tilt at the same goal evaporated this year. “It is very easy to look for faults when […]


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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Majka solos to victory on stage 11; Gavazzi wins stage 10 at Qinghai Lake; Robert Power still in yellow; Michael Matthews Q&A; Reda returns positive test for EPO; Richie Porte punched by spectator; Basso recovering after testicle removal surgery; Sagan – We have just one […]


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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Froome dominates first mountain stage; Robert Power gets his first victory of season; Froome cautious after dominant team effort; Froome’s data leak analysed; Basso to undergo surgery on Wednesday for testicular cancer; Disappointment for van Garderen; Ross Tucker’s assessment of stage 10; Hein Verbruggen reacts […]


Froome and Contador the big winners in early GC shake-up

ZEELAND, The Netherlands (CT) – The 2015 Tour de France is only into its second stage but already there’s more than 90 seconds between four big favourites for the general classification – Chris Froome (Sky), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar). On a stage that was dramatically affected by crosswinds and […]


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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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 […]


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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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 […]