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.
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 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.
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.