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Alberto Contador Biography

Alberto Contador Velasco is a Spanish professional cyclist. He is famous as one of the five riders to have won all three Grand Tours of road cycling. Contador has been widely considered to be the best climbing specialist and stage racer in the world. as earned a reputation as an all-rounder, a cyclist who excels in all aspects of stage racing which are needed for high places in the general classification. Contador turned professional in 2003 for ONCE-Eroski. In his first year as a professional he won the eighth stage of the Tour de Pologne, an individual time trial. In 2006, he won stages at the Tour de Romandie and Tour de Suisse in preparation for the Tour de France. Contador's first major professional victory came with the 2007 Paris–Nice, which he won on the race's final stage. On 21 February, Contador won his first race of the season, the Volta ao Algarve, by winning its queen stage and finishing second in the final time trial   His profile is replete with plaudits and achievements. He was the winner of the 2007 Tour de France with theDiscovery Channel team. He won the 2008 Giro d'Italia, the 2008 Vuelta a Espana and the 2009 Tour de France with the Astana team. He also won the 2012 Vuelta a Espana.  

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Tour de France 2016: Day 2 Results - Peter Sagan wins stage 2
Tour de France 2016: Day 2 Results - Peter Sagan wins stage 2
Peter Sagan leapfrogged Mark Cavendish who had won the first day of the event at the top of the overall standings.
Tour de France 2016: Full list of riders and teams
Tour de France 2016: Full list of riders and teams
A quick look at all the riders and teams taking part in Tour de France 2016
Tour de France 2016: All you need to know about the cycle race
Tour de France 2016: All you need to know about the cycle race
A quick and snappy beginner's guide to the Tour de France 2016
Two things could keep me riding in 2017: Alberto Contador
Two things could keep me riding in 2017: Alberto Contador
The former Tour de France winner spoke about his future in the sport.
Chris Froome wins 2015 Tour de France; Drinks champagne on bike 100km before finish line
Chris Froome wins 2015 Tour de France; Drinks champagne on bike 100km before finish line
Chris Froome seals his second Tour de France title as Andrei Greipel wins final stage
Tour de France: Rafal Majka wins stage 11; Froome extends overall lead
Tour de France: Rafal Majka wins stage 11; Froome extends overall lead
Roundup of the 11th stage of Tour de France
Basso to withdraw from Tour de France with testicular cancer
Basso to withdraw from Tour de France with testicular cancer
Ivan Basso of Italy and team Tinkoff-Saxo, who was part of the Tour de France, has withdrawn after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Tour de France: German Andrei Greipel wins second stage
Tour de France: German Andrei Greipel wins second stage
A roundup of the second stage from the Tour de France
French cyclist Thibaut Pinot positive ahead of Tour de France
French cyclist Thibaut Pinot positive ahead of Tour de France
Frenchman confident after podium finish in 2014
Alberto Contador dislocates shoulder in stage 6 sprint finish
Alberto Contador dislocates shoulder in stage 6 sprint finish
2008 Giro d'Italia champion Alberto Contador suffered a shoulder injury during stage 6 of the race.
Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador expects to retire in 2016
Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador expects to retire in 2016
Alberto Contador Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador has revealed that he would probably retire from top level cycle racing at ...
Alberto Contador wins ‘La Vuelta' Tour of Spain for the third time
Alberto Contador wins ‘La Vuelta' Tour of Spain for the third time
Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo bank) was crowned as the overall winner of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race ahead of British rider Chris Froome after the end of the final time-trial. The Spaniard finished a minute and 10 seconds ahead of Froome (Team Sky) with compatriot Alejandro Valverde occupying the final place on the podium Sunday.
Alberto Contador moves closer to Vuelta triumph after stage 16 win
Alberto Contador moves closer to Vuelta triumph after stage 16 win
Alberto Contador took an important step towards winning the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race after winning stage 16. Contador won by 15 seconds ahead of Chris Froome, who had begun the day in third place and over a minute behind second placed Alejandro Valverde, to stamp his dominance on the race Monday.
Contador extends lead as Hesjedal wins 14th stage
Contador extends lead as Hesjedal wins 14th stage
Alberto Contador Madrid, Sep 7 (IANS) Canada's Ryder Hesjedal pipped Swiss rider Oliver Zaugg in a brutal climb to the finish line to win the ...
Alberto Contador remains on top of the leader board despite John Degenkolb winning Vuelta 12th stage
Alberto Contador remains on top of the leader board despite John Degenkolb winning Vuelta 12th stage
Spain's Alberto Contador remains the leader of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race with John Degenkolb winning the 12th stage. The Spaniard and his fellow contenders stayed out of trouble in the finishing kilometres as Degenkolb (Giant Shimano) won a sprint finish in a stage Thursday that was only going to affect the race favourites in the event of a fall.
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