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Alberto Contador

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  • 2012 Giro d’Italia U.S. TV schedule

     
    Universal Sports Network has live and taped coverage of cycling's Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) May 5-27, with coverage of all 21 stages. The Giro is one of cycling's three Grand Tour races, along with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espańa. Many...
  • Check It Out: Roll into library for bicycling books

    Last weekend, Alberto Contador of Spain won his third Tour de France in the last four years. Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, last year's runner-up, finished second again, only 39 seconds behind the winner. Lance Armstrong, in what appears to be his final...
  • Lance Armstrong calls second stage of Tour de France ’surreal’ (Video)

     
      Rainy weather and horribly slick roads played havoc with the second stage of the Tour de France on Monday, a race day that American Lance Armstrong called “surreal.” The conditions resulted in dozens of falls — including one by seven-...
  • Armstrong’s team — but not Lance — finally has a Tour de France breakthrough (with videos)

     
    Team RadioShack finally had a breakthrough at the Tour de France but it had nothing to do with its star leader, Lance Armstrong. RadioShack's Sergio Paulinho, who normally rides in support of Armstrong, was given the green light to shed his role of...
  • Head butts mar stage finish at Tour de France (with videos)

     
    Controversy erupted again in this year's Tour de France when Mark Renshaw, the lead-out rider for Stage 11 winner Mark Cavendish, was kicked out of the race Thursday for repeatedly head-butting a rival in the final frantic sprint to clear a path for...
  • Vinokourov wins 13th stage of Tour; Armstrong falls again

     
    Alexandre Vinokourov is a believer in the old adage “if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.” The Astana rider narrowly missed winning Friday's 12th stage but came back strong again on Saturday with a late attack and held off the...
  • Schleck fends off Contador to keep Tour de France lead

     
    Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador played a cat-and-mouse game Sunday as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees for the first of four stages in the high mountains that will decide the outcome of the race. Schleck, the overall leader, countered every...
  • Angry Schleck vows revenge after controversial move gives Contador Tour de France lead

     
    An angry Andy Schleck vowed revenge after Alberto Contador took advantage of Schleck's mechanical problem to capture the overall lead in the Tour de France on Monday. Schleck dropped the chain on his bike near the summit of Monday's big climb and l...
  • Tour de France: Schleck 'full of anger' at Contador, who gets booed

     
    Even with its doping problems, cycling has certain points of honor. You don't attack the leader when he takes a "nature" break or if he is slowed by a sudden mechanical problem. On Monday, in the second Pyrenees stage, yellow......
  • VIDEO: Contador apologizes to Schleck; Armstrong fails in bid to win Tour de France stage

     
    Alberto Contador has apologized to rival Andy Schleck for the way he took over the lead in the Tour de France during Monday's 15th stage of the race. The apology was posted on a YouTube video in which Contador says in part: “Maybe I made a mistake....
  • Tour de France: Lance Armstrong's last stand almost succeeded

     
    Ever since Lance Armstrong crashed at the worst moment at the start of an Alps climb nine days ago, and lost nearly 12 minutes to the lead, he immediately faced the reality that he would not win. He also immediately......