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 is one of an elite group of cyclists that have won all three Grand Tours: the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España, and consequently is ranked as among the current world’s best three-week stage racers alongside Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana.

His strengths lie in his climbing ability, strong performances in time trials and tactical nous – the perfect combination for a stage racer.

The Spaniard has won two editions of the Tour de France (2007, 2009), two Giro d’Italia victories (2008, 2015) and three wins in his home tour, the Vuelta a España (2008, 2012 and 2014). He can also count victories in some of the biggest week-long stage races among his impressive palmares: including Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Tour of the Basque Country.

The Tinkoff rider now appears likely to ride into 2017, despite earlier stating that he would retire at the end of the 2016 season.

A shadow was cast over Contador’s career during the 2010 Tour de France when he tested positive for clenbuterol. He maintained his innocence, but a protracted anti-doping case ultimately saw the Spaniard stripped of the 2010 Tour and 2011 Giro titles, and all other race wins from July 2010 to February 2012.

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