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Alberto Contador

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  • Kreuziger appeal against ban turned down by CAS

    (Reuters) - Czech rider Roman Kreuziger's appeal against a provisional suspension for suspected doping has been dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), ruling him out of this month's Vuelta. Kreuziger, a team mate of Spain's Alberto...
  • Points ace Sagan joins Tinkoff-Saxo

    (Reuters) - Tinkoff-Saxo have signed Slovakian sprint ace Peter Sagan on a three-year contract from Cannondale, the Denmark-based team announced on Friday. Sagan, 24, has won the Tour de France green jersey for the points classification winner three...
  • Saxo Bank retains sponsorship of Contador's team

    (Reuters) - The Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team, led by twice Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, have received a boost with Denmark's Saxo Bank announcing it will remain a co-title sponsor for 2015. The team is owned by Russia's Oleg Tinkov and managed by...
  • Cycling - UCI provisionally suspend Kreuziger, team says

    (Reuters) - Czech rider Roman Kreuziger was provisionally suspended by the International Cycling Union's (UCI) anti-doping commission on Saturday after possible irregularities emerged from his biological passport. His Tinkoff-Saxo team confirmed that...
  • Nibali ends 16-year drought for Italy with Tour de France win

    PARIS Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian cyclist in 16 years to win the Tour de France Sunday when he crossed the finishing line on the Champs-Elysees in the peloton after the race's 21st and final stage. The stage was won by Germany's Marcel...
  • Nibali's journey from Sicily ends in yellow in Paris

    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...
  • Dominant Nibali set to be crowned in Paris

    PERIGUEUX France (Reuters) - Having dominated on all terrains, Vincenzo Nibali is set to win the Tour de France after avoiding any late dramas on Saturday in the penultimate stage, a 54-km time trial from Bergerac won by Tony Martin. Italian Nibali...
  • Nibali closes in on Tour de France victory

    Nibali closes in on Tour de France victory
    PERIGUEUX France -- Having dominated his rivals on all terrains, Vincenzo Nibali was poised to win the Tour de France as he avoided any late dramas on Saturday in the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial from Bergerac won by Germany's Tony Martin....
  • Slow recovering Contador to miss Vuelta

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...