Alberto Contador

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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 on stage seven of the 2014 Criterium du Dauphine

Alberto Contador receives fourth Velo d’Or award

Alberto Contador has won his fourth Velo d’Or award after a season in which he recorded nine professional wins, including the general classification at the Vuelta a Espana. The award…

Alberto Contador on stage twenty-one of the 2014 Tour of Spain

Alberto Contador to win Velo d’Or award

Alberto Contador has been chosen for the 2014 Vélo d’Or after the traditional poll of international journalists held by France’s Vélo Magazine. The honour was started in 1992 when Miguel Indurain won his first of…