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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Alberto Contador

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# Dispute
Cycling: Floyd Landis loses UCI defamation case
The cyclist had accused Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen of having concealed cases of doping.
# Cycling
Lombardy favourite Gilbert crashes out
Gilbert, the former Belgian champion who rides for BMC, was one of several riders who came down on the descent of the steep Muro di Sormano.
# Italian Job
In-form Contador wins Italy's most venerable race
“I dedicate my win to all of my teammates and to someone who has been in my thoughts since the World Championships, Victor Cabedo,” he said.
# low hopes
Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title
Spanish coach Jose Luis de Santos believes his team, containing Alberto Contador, will play third fiddle behind Belgium and Italy.
# sums
Do the maths... Contador says drug-ban Tours still count for him
Contador raised seven fingers on the winner’s podium in Madrid yesterday.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Monday
Time to seize the week – here’s everything you need to know this Monday morning.
# Remarkable
Vuelta á Espana: Contador secures 'beautiful' victory in Madrid
The 29-year-old Spaniard sealed his second Vuelta triumph a month after returning from a two-year doping ban.
# Sprint Finish
Vuelta á Espana: Contador prepares coronation in Madrid
Denis Menchov won the penultimate stage of La Vuelta.
# Sprint Finish
Vuelta á Espana: Bennati trumps Swift at the last
204 kilometres in intense heat and it all comes down to the final sprint.
# decisive move
Vuelta á Espana: Contador storms into overall lead
The red jersey no longer belongs to Joaquim Rodriguez. He now resides third, almost two and a half minutes behind Contador.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Cataldo takes punishing stage as Roche slips back
Joaquim Rodriguez extended his advantage over Alberto Contador in the race for red on Monday’s 16th stage of the 2012 Vuelta.
# Sprint Finish
Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez extends lead over Contador
The two Spaniards were back at the head of the field today, while there was another top 10 place for Nicolas Roche.
# Sprint Finish
Vuelta á Espana: Cummings finishes fastest in Ferrol
The overall race leaders didn’t join the breakway, so Joaquim Rodriguez’ red jersey remains safely fastened.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez wins stage 12, stretches GC lead
Nicolas Roche battled up the day’s final climb to finish eighth, consolidating his top 10 status in the general classification.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Kessiakoff wins time trial
Alberto Contador moves to within one second of Joaquin Rodriguez and the red jersey after Wednesday’s individual time trial.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Degenkolb sprints to fourth stage win
Joaquim Rodriguez remains in red as Germany’s John Degenkolb made it a foursome of wins at the 2012 Vuelta.
# Reign in Spain
Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez stretches his advantage in stage nine
Belgium’s Phillipe Gilbert takes the stage but it’s race leader Rodriguez’s day.
# Alberto Contador
Vuelta á Espana: Valverde wins again but Rodriquez retains the Red Jersey
Alejandro Valverde secured his second stage win of this year’s race with an heroic final climb.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez makes the most of his red letter day
Spain’s Joaquin Rodriguez won Thursday’s sixth stage of the Vuelta, while Ireland’s Nicolas Roche produced another brilliant ride to finish ninth.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Valverde on top as battle for red sparks to life
Ireland’s Nicolas Roche is 11th overall after he finished in a small group six seconds behind Valverde in Eibar today.
# Return
Contador makes steep comeback from drugs ban
The two-time Tour de France winner goes up against Chris Froome in the Vuelta a Espana tomorrow.
# Cycling
Spanish old guard line-up to support Contador in Vuelta bid
Ireland’s Nicolas Roche will ride with Contador at Saxo Bank next season but lines out with AG2R this time out.
# Cycling
Safety-first Contador eyes Spain tour
The Saxo Bank-Tinkoff rider returned from a two-year doping ban yesterday, safely negotiating the first stage from Waalwijk to Middelburg in the Netherlands.
# Switch
Nicolas Roche: 'I'm not a bold guy because I'm going to a team where the leader has been banned'
He’ll ride for leader Alberto Contador and manager Bjarne Riis.
# Cycling
On the road? Nicolas Roche considering team change - reports
Nico could be set to link up with Alberto Contador at Saxo Bank-Tinkoff, according to reports.
Saxo Bank upbeat despite absent Contador
Spaniard Contador was banned for two years after testing positive for the anabolic steroid clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France, and he was subsequently stripped of the title he won that year.
# Saddle up
Contador confirms return to Saxo Bank
The Spaniard was banned for testing positive for the anabolic steroid clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France.
# Yellow fever
At last! Andy Schleck receives yellow jersey for 2010 Tour
Schleck finished second behind Alberto Contador in the race but was declared as the winner after the Spaniard was stripped of the title.
# acceptance
Contador decides against ban appeal following lawyers' advice
The cyclist revealed that his lawyers “didn’t see it as an option to appeal”.
# Twittersphere
The sporting tweets of the week
This week, Alberto Contador reacts to news of his ban, Serena Williams goes a bit mental with her keyboard and Donnacha Ryan gets a facial.
# back soon
Kelly: Contador ban 'not a major one'
Sean Kelly believes Alberto Contador’s two-year ban will not unduly worry the Spaniard when he takes stock of things.
# Doping
Alberto Contador is a 'cheat', says doping chief
“The simple fact is that anyone who has a prohibited substance in their system is a cheat.”
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from who Deccie’s going to name at 13. That’s a secret.
# At last
CAS to publish Contador ruling on Monday
The announcement comes 16 months after the three-time Tour de France winner tested positive for the steroid clenbuterol.
# Memories
The sporting year in review: January
Remember this lot? A nine-dart finish, Roy Keane gets the road and Sky Sports in sexism shocka.
# Suspense
Conclusion of case leaves Contador with uneasy wait
The three-time Tour de France winner won’t learn the outcome of his four-day hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport for another “six to eight weeks”.
# Court Date
Contador opens defence at CAS in Tour doping case
A four-day hearing into Alberto Contador’s positive drug test at the 2010 Tour de France opened in Switzerland this morning.
# Cycling
The 2012 Tour de France will be tougher, more balanced
With an two lengthy time trials and the promise of steeper climbs on the mountain stages, next year’s Tour de France looks set to offer competitors a more rounded challenge.
# Sensible
Next year's Giro will be flatter, friendlier
Organisers of the year’s first Grand Tour appear to have taken recent criticism on board, shifting the route’s emphasis away from extreme climbing stamina.
# Moo
Could 'cow cocaine' save Alberto Contador?
A warning issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency to participants in the Pan American Games could strengthen the cyclist’s case ahead of his appearance at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.