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Alberto Contador

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  • Nibali attacks to claim stage and Tour lead

    Nibali attacks to claim stage and Tour lead
    SHEFFIELD, England - Italian Vincenzo Nibali claimed the overall lead on the Tour de France after a late attack earned him victory in the second stage on Sunday. The Astana rider powered away about two kilometres from the finish and held off the...
  • Marcel Kittel wins Stage 3 of Tour de France in London

    Marcel Kittel wins Stage 3 of Tour de France in London
    Germany's Marcel Kittel showed he may be the sprinter to beat at the Tour de France, speeding to his second stage win this year in Stage 3 on Monday as cycling's biggest race entered London before leaving England for France. Rain doused riders at the...
  • Marcel Kittel wins fourth stage of Tour de France

    Marcel Kittel wins fourth stage of Tour de France
    LILLE, France --- Marcel Kittel won the fourth stage of the Tour de France — his third of the race — in a sprint as the tour returned home from England on Tuesday. Crashes ensnared some big names, but Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the...
  • Defending champ Chris Froome drops out of Tour de France

    Defending champ Chris Froome drops out of Tour de France
    Defending champion Chris Froome dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing twice in a chaotic, rain-soaked ride in the fifth stage on Wednesday at Arenberg, France. A day after hurting his left wrist in a crash in the fourth stage, Froome fell...
  • Defending champion Froome abandons Tour after crash

    Defending champion Froome abandons Tour after crash
    ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five. On a miserable, rain-sodden day in...
  • Matteo Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France

    Matteo Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France
    Matteo Trentin has won the seventh stage of the Tour de France at Epernay, France, in a photo finish, after a group crash and hilly final section split the pack — notably ensnaring U.S. rider Tejay van Garderen. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the...
  • Contador Vuelta decision in two weeks, says team leader

    ST GAUDENS France (Reuters) - Alberto Contador has given up hopes of competing in next month's Tour of Spain as the Spaniard's recovery from a crash on the Tour de France is taking longer than expected. "Bad day. The healing of the wound is getting...
  • Nibali defends choice to work with dope-tainted Vinokourov

    PARIS - Thirteen years ago, Vincenzo Nibali packed his bags and left his home in Sicily to start the journey that led him to a triumphant ride on the Champs Elysees on Sunday as Tour de France champion. The 29-year-old Italian, as soft-spoken in life as...
  • Contador crashes at Tour de France

    LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France - Spain's Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France after crashing heavily during the 10th stage on Monday.   The double Tour champion fell off his bike in the descent from Le Petit Ballon and spent several...
  • Nibali reclaims yellow jersey at Tour de France

    LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France - Italian Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the Tour de France on Monday, reclaiming the yellow jersey with a solo victory on the 10th stage as his main rival Alberto Contador crashed out. Astana rider Nibali...
  • Alberto Contador drops out of the Tour de France

    Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains. The 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank becomes the second big favorite to drop out this year after...