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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Alberto Contador

All time
# Everesting
Irishman cycles the height of Mount Everest to set a new world record
Donegal’s Ronan McLaughlin took only seven hours and four minutes to complete a distance of 8,848 metres.
# Wave Goodbye
Controversial two-time Tour de France winner has retired from cycling
Alberto Contador’s final race on Sunday marks the “end of an era,” Chris Froome said.
# almost there
Chris Froome all but secures Vuelta title as Contador wins stage 20
Froome now holds a 2min 15secs lead over Vincenzo Nibali.
# Mixed Fortunes
Chris Froome extends Vuelta lead as Nicolas Roche falls further behind
Tejay van Garderen moved up to second at 10 seconds after coming in just eight seconds behind the British leader.
# Wave Goodbye
Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling
Alberto Contador’s achievements were overshadowed by a positive test for the banned substance Clenbuterol in 2012.
# Preview
Who are the 5 favourites for this year's Tour de France?
From Froome to Aru, we look at the men most likely
# peaking
Martin surprises himself with fourth-place finish as Contador lays down marker at Dauphine
The Irish rider seems to be in good form ahead of a busy summer of racing.
# In The Mix
Sprint bonus gets Dan Martin within one second of podium ahead of final stage
The Irishman is just 18 seconds behind the Volta a Catalunya’s general classification leader.
# Volta a Catalunya
Dan Martin within touching distance of Catalunya podium with two days to go
Martin just four seconds behind Richie Porte as Quintana retains race lead.
# Cycling
Dan Martin loses race lead on testing day at the Volta a Catalunya
Martin drops back to fourth as Quintana seizes GC advantage.
# Dan the Man
Dan Martin won today at the Volta a Catalunya and is looking good again
Martin leads the GC by six seconds from Alberto Contador.
# Maillot jaune
Can anyone stop 'va va Froome' in this year's Tour de France?
We take a look at the leading contenders for the yellow jersey in 2015.
# Munchies
How many slices of pizza could a Tour De France cyclist eat per day?
Hint: It’s a lot.
# magic number
Contador makes it a Vuelta hat-trick as Dan Martin finishes seventh
It’s an incredible performance from the Irish cyclist.
# Crunch time
Contador closes on Tour of Spain treble, Ireland's Dan Martin drops to seventh
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.
# as it stands
Aussie Hansen wins Vuelta 19th stage, Dan Martin still sixth overall
The 33-year-old Lotto-Belisol rider took off with just over 4km remaining.
# closing stages
Froome up to second, Ireland's Dan Martin stays sixth at the Vuelta
Stage 18 was another tough day in the saddle
# Climbing
Ireland's Dan Martin up to sixth at the Vuelta
Meanwhile Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the race.
# Looking Back
5 key moments that helped Vincenzo Nibali secure the Tour de France
The Italian cyclist confirmed his win in Paris earlier today.
# Leader
The anti-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali unimpressed with comparisons to Lance
The Italian cyclist has combined racing smarts, skill at bike-handling, and powerful climbing.
# hunger pains
Contador broke his leg while trying to eat a nutrition bar
The Spaniard is out of the Tour de France but hasn’t ruled out participating in the Vuelta a Espana.
# monday
We’ll leave it there so: Contador out, Rihanna lifts the World Cup and all today's sport
There’s also a new Limerick manager and Manchester United’s record kit deal.
# Au Revoir
Teary-eyed Contador pulls out of Tour de France after 10th stage crash
The former winner came off his bike on a pass between the Petit Ballon climb and the Col du Platzerwasel.
# Tour de France
Contador and Roche turn up the heat as Nibali breaks a sweat
The Italian was forced to fight hard to keep his yellow jersey as Blel Kadri claimed the first French stage win.
# Photo finish
The Tour de France sprint finish was THIS close today
Peter Sagan’s quest for a stage win continues.
# Tour de France
Nicolas Roche loses almost 14 minutes on day of crash, Boom, cobbles
The Irishman finished well down the field after stage five from Ypres in Belgium to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.
# Le Tour
Contador and Froome try and fail before Nibali nips in for yellow jersey
Nicolas Roche finished with the main pack and is down in a tie for 23rd place after two stages.
# Le Tour
Tour de France: The route facing the peloton on the road to Paris this year
The 2014 edition gets under way in Yorkshire tomorrow.
# Le Tour
Tour de France: the leading contenders for the yellow jersey
Who can challenge Chris Froome on the road to Paris this year?
# Le Tour
Indurain expecting close Tour de France battle
The three-week race gets going in Yorkshire next weekend.
# Interview
Nicolas Roche: ‘I put personal ambition aside at the Tour — but I knew I’d get my chance at the Vuelta’
Roche looks back on the success of his first season with Saxo-Tinkoff and his relationship with team manager Bjarne Riis.
# TDF
Sprint Finish: Costa coasts to victory again as Froome's form returns
Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.
# Tour de France 2013
Sprint finish: Chris Froome has time to stop for bike swap, still wins time trial
Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.
# TDF
Froome stays in yellow, fumes at 'desperate' Contador
The Team Sky leader says Contador used dangerous tactics on a descent today.
# Tour de France 2013
Sprint finish: Froome swerves late crash as Rui Costa solos to victory
Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.
# Tour de France 2013
Sprint Finish: Cav wins as yellow jersey hopefuls take a chunk out of Froome
Got two minutes? Here’s everything you need to know about today’s stage of the Tour de France.
# Cycling
Roche on Roche: Working with Riis can turn Nicolas into a winner
“They’re guys who speak the same language, who can help him win, and help him be a better competitor.”
# TDF
Cycling: Weary Contador wants time to prepare for Tour
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.
# Cycling
Lance Armstrong case: Wiggins upgraded to Tour de France podium
The 2012 winner can now add “2009 third place” to his career CV.
# DISAPPOINTED
Nicolas Roche: Everybody cheats at some stage in some aspect of life
The Irishman was critical of cyclists, such as Lance Armstrong, that have been accused of sustained doping practices.