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 became the second pre-race favourite to crash out of the Tour de France when he hit a pothole on a descent on stage ten to La Planche des Belles Filles. The Spaniard’s team was quick to diagnose a fractured tibia, seemingly before Contador had even made it to hospital.

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.

Since coming back to racing he has struggled for the form that brough him all those wins, 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.