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#Alberto Contador

# alberto-contador - Friday 31 July, 2020

Irishman cycles the height of Mount Everest to set a new world record
# Everesting
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# Everesting

Irishman cycles the height of Mount Everest to set a new world record

Jul 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 36,028 Views 51 Comments

Donegal’s Ronan McLaughlin took only seven hours and four minutes to complete a distance of 8,848 metres.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner has retired from cycling
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner has retired from cycling

Oct 29th 2017, 1:33 PM 10,018 Views 5 Comments

Alberto Contador’s final race on Sunday marks the “end of an era,” Chris Froome said.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Chris Froome all but secures Vuelta title as Contador wins stage 20
# Almost There
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# Almost There

Chris Froome all but secures Vuelta title as Contador wins stage 20

Sep 9th 2017, 6:01 PM 3,616 Views 8 Comments

Froome now holds a 2min 15secs lead over Vincenzo Nibali.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Chris Froome extends Vuelta lead as Nicolas Roche falls further behind
# Mixed Fortunes
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# Mixed Fortunes

Chris Froome extends Vuelta lead as Nicolas Roche falls further behind

Aug 23rd 2017, 7:44 PM 4,916 Views 5 Comments

Tejay van Garderen moved up to second at 10 seconds after coming in just eight seconds behind the British leader.

# alberto-contador - Monday 7 August, 2017

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling

Aug 7th 2017, 12:18 PM 11,896 Views 19 Comments

Alberto Contador’s achievements were overshadowed by a positive test for the banned substance Clenbuterol in 2012.

# alberto-contador - Friday 1 July, 2016

Who are the 5 favourites for this year's Tour de France?
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Who are the 5 favourites for this year's Tour de France?

Jul 1st 2016, 3:27 PM 3,705 Views 11 Comments

From Froome to Aru, we look at the men most likely

# alberto-contador - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Martin surprises himself with fourth-place finish as Contador lays down marker at Dauphine
# Peaking
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# Peaking

Martin surprises himself with fourth-place finish as Contador lays down marker at Dauphine

Jun 5th 2016, 3:53 PM 5,062 Views 0 Comments

The Irish rider seems to be in good form ahead of a busy summer of racing.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Sprint bonus gets Dan Martin within one second of podium ahead of final stage
# In The Mix
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# In The Mix

Sprint bonus gets Dan Martin within one second of podium ahead of final stage

Mar 26th 2016, 6:19 PM 5,557 Views 6 Comments

The Irishman is just 18 seconds behind the Volta a Catalunya’s general classification leader.

# alberto-contador - Friday 25 March, 2016

Dan Martin within touching distance of Catalunya podium with two days to go
# Volta A Catalunya
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# Volta A Catalunya

Dan Martin within touching distance of Catalunya podium with two days to go

Mar 25th 2016, 4:57 PM 4,301 Views 2 Comments

Martin just four seconds behind Richie Porte as Quintana retains race lead.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Dan Martin loses race lead on testing day at the Volta a Catalunya
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Dan Martin loses race lead on testing day at the Volta a Catalunya

Mar 24th 2016, 6:38 PM 3,733 Views 0 Comments

Martin drops back to fourth as Quintana seizes GC advantage.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Dan Martin won today at the Volta a Catalunya and is looking good again
# Dan The Man
From The42
# Dan The Man

Dan Martin won today at the Volta a Catalunya and is looking good again

Mar 23rd 2016, 5:20 PM 5,540 Views 12 Comments

Martin leads the GC by six seconds from Alberto Contador.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Can anyone stop 'va va Froome' in this year's Tour de France?
# Maillot Jaune
From The42
# Maillot Jaune

Can anyone stop 'va va Froome' in this year's Tour de France?

Jul 2nd 2015, 9:35 PM 4,431 Views 7 Comments

We take a look at the leading contenders for the yellow jersey in 2015.

How many slices of pizza could a Tour De France cyclist eat per day?
# Munchies
From The42
# Munchies

How many slices of pizza could a Tour De France cyclist eat per day?

Jul 2nd 2015, 11:01 AM 6,979 Views 1 Comment

Hint: It’s a lot.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Contador makes it a Vuelta hat-trick as Dan Martin finishes seventh
# Magic Number
From The42
# Magic Number

Contador makes it a Vuelta hat-trick as Dan Martin finishes seventh

Sep 14th 2014, 8:15 PM 3,007 Views 5 Comments

It’s an incredible performance from the Irish cyclist.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Contador closes on Tour of Spain treble, Ireland's Dan Martin drops to seventh
# Crunch Time
From The42
# Crunch Time

Contador closes on Tour of Spain treble, Ireland's Dan Martin drops to seventh

Sep 13th 2014, 7:40 PM 2,454 Views 4 Comments

It will be his sixth Grand Tour success after wins in the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009 and the 2008 Giro d’Italia.

# alberto-contador - Friday 12 September, 2014

Aussie Hansen wins Vuelta 19th stage, Dan Martin still sixth overall
# As It Stands
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# As It Stands

Aussie Hansen wins Vuelta 19th stage, Dan Martin still sixth overall

Sep 12th 2014, 9:08 PM 2,076 Views 0 Comments

The 33-year-old Lotto-Belisol rider took off with just over 4km remaining.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Froome up to second, Ireland's Dan Martin stays sixth at the Vuelta
# Closing Stages
From The42
# Closing Stages

Froome up to second, Ireland's Dan Martin stays sixth at the Vuelta

Sep 11th 2014, 6:02 PM 2,937 Views 0 Comments

Stage 18 was another tough day in the saddle

# alberto-contador - Monday 8 September, 2014

Ireland's Dan Martin up to sixth at the Vuelta
# Climbing
From The42
# Climbing

Ireland's Dan Martin up to sixth at the Vuelta

Sep 8th 2014, 6:19 PM 3,972 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the race.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 27 July, 2014

5 key moments that helped Vincenzo Nibali secure the Tour de France
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

5 key moments that helped Vincenzo Nibali secure the Tour de France

Jul 27th 2014, 8:41 PM 2,426 Views 3 Comments

The Italian cyclist confirmed his win in Paris earlier today.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 26 July, 2014

The anti-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali unimpressed with comparisons to Lance
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

The anti-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali unimpressed with comparisons to Lance

Jul 26th 2014, 11:12 AM 4,134 Views 12 Comments

The Italian cyclist has combined racing smarts, skill at bike-handling, and powerful climbing.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Contador broke his leg while trying to eat a nutrition bar
# Hunger Pains
From The42
# Hunger Pains

Contador broke his leg while trying to eat a nutrition bar

Jul 15th 2014, 12:41 PM 6,855 Views 9 Comments

The Spaniard is out of the Tour de France but hasn’t ruled out participating in the Vuelta a Espana.

# alberto-contador - Monday 14 July, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Contador out, Rihanna lifts the World Cup and all today's sport
# Monday
From The42
# Monday

We’ll leave it there so: Contador out, Rihanna lifts the World Cup and all today's sport

Jul 14th 2014, 7:41 PM 21,757 Views 9 Comments

There’s also a new Limerick manager and Manchester United’s record kit deal.

Teary-eyed Contador pulls out of Tour de France after 10th stage crash
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

Teary-eyed Contador pulls out of Tour de France after 10th stage crash

Jul 14th 2014, 3:11 PM 5,088 Views 7 Comments

The former winner came off his bike on a pass between the Petit Ballon climb and the Col du Platzerwasel.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Contador and Roche turn up the heat as Nibali breaks a sweat
# Tour De France
From The42
# Tour De France

Contador and Roche turn up the heat as Nibali breaks a sweat

Jul 12th 2014, 5:22 PM 6,801 Views 4 Comments

The Italian was forced to fight hard to keep his yellow jersey as Blel Kadri claimed the first French stage win.

# alberto-contador - Friday 11 July, 2014

The Tour de France sprint finish was THIS close today
# Photo Finish
From The42
# Photo Finish

The Tour de France sprint finish was THIS close today

Jul 11th 2014, 4:51 PM 4,528 Views 5 Comments

Peter Sagan’s quest for a stage win continues.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Nicolas Roche loses almost 14 minutes on day of crash, Boom, cobbles
# Tour De France
From The42
# Tour De France

Nicolas Roche loses almost 14 minutes on day of crash, Boom, cobbles

Jul 9th 2014, 6:09 PM 5,437 Views 6 Comments

The Irishman finished well down the field after stage five from Ypres in Belgium to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Contador and Froome try and fail before Nibali nips in for yellow jersey
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

Contador and Froome try and fail before Nibali nips in for yellow jersey

Jul 6th 2014, 5:20 PM 3,704 Views 4 Comments

Nicolas Roche finished with the main pack and is down in a tie for 23rd place after two stages.

# alberto-contador - Friday 4 July, 2014

Tour de France: The route facing the peloton on the road to Paris this year
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

Tour de France: The route facing the peloton on the road to Paris this year

Jul 4th 2014, 10:13 PM 4,567 Views 0 Comments

The 2014 edition gets under way in Yorkshire tomorrow.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Tour de France: the leading contenders for the yellow jersey
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

Tour de France: the leading contenders for the yellow jersey

Jul 2nd 2014, 12:00 PM 8,603 Views 36 Comments

Who can challenge Chris Froome on the road to Paris this year?

# alberto-contador - Monday 30 June, 2014

Indurain expecting close Tour de France battle
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

Indurain expecting close Tour de France battle

Jun 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 2,518 Views 4 Comments

The three-week race gets going in Yorkshire next weekend.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Nicolas Roche: ‘I put personal ambition aside at the Tour — but I knew I’d get my chance at the Vuelta’
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Nicolas Roche: ‘I put personal ambition aside at the Tour — but I knew I’d get my chance at the Vuelta’

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 2,439 Views 4 Comments

Roche looks back on the success of his first season with Saxo-Tinkoff and his relationship with team manager Bjarne Riis.

# alberto-contador - Friday 19 July, 2013

Sprint Finish: Costa coasts to victory again as Froome's form returns
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

Sprint Finish: Costa coasts to victory again as Froome's form returns

Jul 19th 2013, 5:05 PM 1,817 Views 1 Comment

Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Sprint finish: Chris Froome has time to stop for bike swap, still wins time trial
# Tour De France 2013
From The42
# Tour De France 2013

Sprint finish: Chris Froome has time to stop for bike swap, still wins time trial

Jul 17th 2013, 5:35 PM 2,704 Views 5 Comments

Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Froome stays in yellow, fumes at 'desperate' Contador
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

Froome stays in yellow, fumes at 'desperate' Contador

Jul 16th 2013, 8:34 PM 3,316 Views 2 Comments

The Team Sky leader says Contador used dangerous tactics on a descent today.

Sprint finish: Froome swerves late crash as Rui Costa solos to victory
# Tour De France 2013
From The42
# Tour De France 2013

Sprint finish: Froome swerves late crash as Rui Costa solos to victory

Jul 16th 2013, 5:39 PM 1,829 Views 1 Comment

Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.

# alberto-contador - Friday 12 July, 2013

Sprint Finish: Cav wins as yellow jersey hopefuls take a chunk out of Froome
# Tour De France 2013
From The42
# Tour De France 2013

Sprint Finish: Cav wins as yellow jersey hopefuls take a chunk out of Froome

Jul 12th 2013, 4:55 PM 2,103 Views 3 Comments

Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Roche on Roche: Working with Riis can turn Nicolas into a winner
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Roche on Roche: Working with Riis can turn Nicolas into a winner

Feb 23rd 2013, 3:13 PM 2,100 Views 1 Comment

“They’re guys who speak the same language, who can help him win, and help him be a better competitor.”

# alberto-contador - Friday 30 November, 2012

Cycling: Weary Contador wants time to prepare for Tour
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

Cycling: Weary Contador wants time to prepare for Tour

Nov 30th 2012, 8:15 AM 456 Views 0 Comments

With Saxo Bank uncertain of its participation in the Tour de France, the Spaniard says he will need a full season to prepare for it.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Lance Armstrong case: Wiggins upgraded to Tour de France podium
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Lance Armstrong case: Wiggins upgraded to Tour de France podium

Oct 30th 2012, 1:17 PM 1,153 Views 0 Comments

The 2012 winner can now add “2009 third place” to his career CV.

# alberto-contador - Friday 12 October, 2012

Nicolas Roche: Everybody cheats at some stage in some aspect of life
# DISAPPOINTED
From The42
# DISAPPOINTED

Nicolas Roche: Everybody cheats at some stage in some aspect of life

Oct 12th 2012, 8:15 AM 9,248 Views 29 Comments

The Irishman was critical of cyclists, such as Lance Armstrong, that have been accused of sustained doping practices.

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