Alberto Contador

>>>>Alberto Contador results and rider profile

Nationality: Spanish
Date of birth: December 6, 1982
Height: 176cm
Weight: 62kg
Team: Tinkoff Saxo
Twitter: @albertocontador

Alberto Contador won his third Vuelta A Espana this year, just two months after crashing out of the Tour de France with a fractured tibia. The Spaniard beat an ever improving Chris Froome as the Sky rider failed to shake him off in the mountains.

Contador was set to become one of the greatest grand tour riders of a generation with Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana wins, but then tested positive for Clenbuterol while on the 2010 Tour. The protracted case saw the Spaniard lose titles and have a question mark placed over the whole of his career.

When coming back to racing Contador struggled for the form that brought him early Grand Tour success, although this year he has started to win and look like his old self again. As Bjarne Riis, a man who’s riders have regularly tested positive for performancing enhancing drugs, has been freed up to coach his top riders, Contador has steadily improved.

Alberto Contador in the leaders' jersey following Stage 1B of the 2015 Tour of Andalucia Ruta Del Sol

Alberto Contador says he met with CIRC

Despite not being named in its anti-doping report published on Monday, Alberto Contador says he met with the Cycling Independent Reform Commission

Alberto Contador wins Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour of Andalucia Ruta Del Sol (Watson)

Alberto Contador confirms retirement date

Alberto Contador has signed a contract extension with Tinkoff-Saxo until the end of 2016, with owner Oleg Tinkov confirming his star rider has chosen to retire after next season. Contador…