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#Alberto Contador

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Cycling: Floyd Landis loses UCI defamation case
# Dispute
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# Dispute

Cycling: Floyd Landis loses UCI defamation case

Oct 3rd 2012, 6:56 PM 941 Views 0 Comments

The cyclist had accused Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen of having concealed cases of doping.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Lombardy favourite Gilbert crashes out
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Lombardy favourite Gilbert crashes out

Sep 29th 2012, 3:16 PM 435 Views 0 Comments

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.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

In-form Contador wins Italy's most venerable race
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

In-form Contador wins Italy's most venerable race

Sep 26th 2012, 5:23 PM 708 Views 0 Comments

“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.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title
# Low Hopes
From The42
# Low Hopes

Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title

Sep 11th 2012, 4:20 PM 607 Views 0 Comments

Spanish coach Jose Luis de Santos believes his team, containing Alberto Contador, will play third fiddle behind Belgium and Italy.

# alberto-contador - Monday 10 September, 2012

Do the maths... Contador says drug-ban Tours still count for him
# Sums
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# Sums

Do the maths... Contador says drug-ban Tours still count for him

Sep 10th 2012, 5:17 PM 1,041 Views 0 Comments

Contador raised seven fingers on the winner’s podium in Madrid yesterday.

The Morning Score: Monday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Monday

Sep 10th 2012, 9:00 AM 520 Views 0 Comments

Time to seize the week – here’s everything you need to know this Monday morning.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Contador secures 'beautiful' victory in Madrid
# Remarkable
From The42
# Remarkable

Vuelta á Espana: Contador secures 'beautiful' victory in Madrid

Sep 9th 2012, 5:32 PM 684 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old Spaniard sealed his second Vuelta triumph a month after returning from a two-year doping ban.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Contador prepares coronation in Madrid
# Sprint Finish
From The42
# Sprint Finish

Vuelta á Espana: Contador prepares coronation in Madrid

Sep 8th 2012, 9:58 PM 555 Views 1 Comment

Denis Menchov won the penultimate stage of La Vuelta.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Bennati trumps Swift at the last
# Sprint Finish
From The42
# Sprint Finish

Vuelta á Espana: Bennati trumps Swift at the last

Sep 6th 2012, 5:58 PM 480 Views 0 Comments

204 kilometres in intense heat and it all comes down to the final sprint.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Contador storms into overall lead
# Decisive Move
From The42
# Decisive Move

Vuelta á Espana: Contador storms into overall lead

Sep 5th 2012, 5:15 PM 855 Views 0 Comments

The red jersey no longer belongs to Joaquim Rodriguez. He now resides third, almost two and a half minutes behind Contador.

# alberto-contador - Monday 3 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Cataldo takes punishing stage as Roche slips back
# La Vuelta
From The42
# La Vuelta

Vuelta á Espana: Cataldo takes punishing stage as Roche slips back

Sep 3rd 2012, 5:07 PM 629 Views 3 Comments

Joaquim Rodriguez extended his advantage over Alberto Contador in the race for red on Monday’s 16th stage of the 2012 Vuelta.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez extends lead over Contador
# Sprint Finish
From The42
# Sprint Finish

Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez extends lead over Contador

Sep 1st 2012, 6:00 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

The two Spaniards were back at the head of the field today, while there was another top 10 place for Nicolas Roche.

# alberto-contador - Friday 31 August, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Cummings finishes fastest in Ferrol
# Sprint Finish
From The42
# Sprint Finish

Vuelta á Espana: Cummings finishes fastest in Ferrol

Aug 31st 2012, 5:24 PM 624 Views 0 Comments

The overall race leaders didn’t join the breakway, so Joaquim Rodriguez’ red jersey remains safely fastened.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez wins stage 12, stretches GC lead
# La Vuelta
From The42
# La Vuelta

Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez wins stage 12, stretches GC lead

Aug 30th 2012, 4:32 PM 610 Views 1 Comment

Nicolas Roche battled up the day’s final climb to finish eighth, consolidating his top 10 status in the general classification.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Kessiakoff wins time trial
# La Vuelta
From The42
# La Vuelta

Vuelta á Espana: Kessiakoff wins time trial

Aug 29th 2012, 5:46 PM 508 Views 1 Comment

Alberto Contador moves to within one second of Joaquin Rodriguez and the red jersey after Wednesday’s individual time trial.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Degenkolb sprints to fourth stage win
# La Vuelta
From The42
# La Vuelta

Vuelta á Espana: Degenkolb sprints to fourth stage win

Aug 28th 2012, 5:28 PM 563 Views 0 Comments

Joaquim Rodriguez remains in red as Germany’s John Degenkolb made it a foursome of wins at the 2012 Vuelta.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez stretches his advantage in stage nine
# Reign In Spain
From The42
# Reign In Spain

Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez stretches his advantage in stage nine

Aug 26th 2012, 5:24 PM 637 Views 3 Comments

Belgium’s Phillipe Gilbert takes the stage but it’s race leader Rodriguez’s day.

# alberto-contador - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Valverde wins again but Rodriquez retains the Red Jersey
# Alberto Contador
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# Alberto Contador

Vuelta á Espana: Valverde wins again but Rodriquez retains the Red Jersey

Aug 25th 2012, 5:36 PM 1,305 Views 1 Comment

Alejandro Valverde secured his second stage win of this year’s race with an heroic final climb.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez makes the most of his red letter day
# La Vuelta
From The42
# La Vuelta

Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez makes the most of his red letter day

Aug 23rd 2012, 5:08 PM 651 Views 4 Comments

Spain’s Joaquin Rodriguez won Thursday’s sixth stage of the Vuelta, while Ireland’s Nicolas Roche produced another brilliant ride to finish ninth.

# alberto-contador - Monday 20 August, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Valverde on top as battle for red sparks to life
# La Vuelta
From The42
# La Vuelta

Vuelta á Espana: Valverde on top as battle for red sparks to life

Aug 20th 2012, 4:55 PM 517 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche is 11th overall after he finished in a small group six seconds behind Valverde in Eibar today.

# alberto-contador - Friday 17 August, 2012

Contador makes steep comeback from drugs ban
# Return
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# Return

Contador makes steep comeback from drugs ban

Aug 17th 2012, 11:41 AM 432 Views 0 Comments

The two-time Tour de France winner goes up against Chris Froome in the Vuelta a Espana tomorrow.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Spanish old guard line-up to support Contador in Vuelta bid
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Spanish old guard line-up to support Contador in Vuelta bid

Aug 14th 2012, 5:12 PM 710 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche will ride with Contador at Saxo Bank next season but lines out with AG2R this time out.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Safety-first Contador eyes Spain tour
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Safety-first Contador eyes Spain tour

Aug 7th 2012, 8:00 PM 517 Views 0 Comments

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.

# alberto-contador - Friday 3 August, 2012

Nicolas Roche: 'I'm not a bold guy because I'm going to a team where the leader has been banned'
# Switch
From The42
# Switch

Nicolas Roche: 'I'm not a bold guy because I'm going to a team where the leader has been banned'

Aug 3rd 2012, 11:04 AM 2,797 Views 3 Comments

He’ll ride for leader Alberto Contador and manager Bjarne Riis.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

On the road? Nicolas Roche considering team change - reports
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

On the road? Nicolas Roche considering team change - reports

Jul 25th 2012, 5:06 PM 1,504 Views 0 Comments

Nico could be set to link up with Alberto Contador at Saxo Bank-Tinkoff, according to reports.

# alberto-contador - Friday 22 June, 2012

Saxo Bank upbeat despite absent Contador
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

Saxo Bank upbeat despite absent Contador

Jun 22nd 2012, 3:28 PM 299 Views 1 Comment

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.

# alberto-contador - Friday 8 June, 2012

Contador confirms return to Saxo Bank
# Saddle Up
From The42
# Saddle Up

Contador confirms return to Saxo Bank

Jun 8th 2012, 2:30 PM 227 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard was banned for testing positive for the anabolic steroid clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

At last! Andy Schleck receives yellow jersey for 2010 Tour
# Yellow Fever
From The42
# Yellow Fever

At last! Andy Schleck receives yellow jersey for 2010 Tour

May 29th 2012, 1:13 PM 345 Views 0 Comments

Schleck finished second behind Alberto Contador in the race but was declared as the winner after the Spaniard was stripped of the title.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Contador decides against ban appeal following lawyers' advice
# Acceptance
From The42
# Acceptance

Contador decides against ban appeal following lawyers' advice

Apr 3rd 2012, 7:26 PM 186 Views 1 Comment

The cyclist revealed that his lawyers “didn’t see it as an option to appeal”.

# alberto-contador - Sunday 12 February, 2012

The sporting tweets of the week
# Twittersphere
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# Twittersphere

The sporting tweets of the week

Feb 12th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,425 Views 0 Comments

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.

# alberto-contador - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Kelly: Contador ban 'not a major one'
# Back Soon
From The42
# Back Soon

Kelly: Contador ban 'not a major one'

Feb 9th 2012, 3:39 PM 520 Views 2 Comments

Sean Kelly believes Alberto Contador’s two-year ban will not unduly worry the Spaniard when he takes stock of things.

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Alberto Contador is a 'cheat', says doping chief
# Doping
From The42
# Doping

Alberto Contador is a 'cheat', says doping chief

Feb 8th 2012, 6:59 AM 262 Views 0 Comments

“The simple fact is that anyone who has a prohibited substance in their system is a cheat.”

# alberto-contador - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

The Morning Score: Wednesday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Feb 1st 2012, 8:50 AM 423 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from who Deccie’s going to name at 13. That’s a secret.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

CAS to publish Contador ruling on Monday
# At Last
From The42
# At Last

CAS to publish Contador ruling on Monday

Jan 31st 2012, 5:14 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

The announcement comes 16 months after the three-time Tour de France winner tested positive for the steroid clenbuterol.

# alberto-contador - Monday 26 December, 2011

The sporting year in review: January
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

The sporting year in review: January

Dec 26th 2011, 9:02 AM 675 Views 0 Comments

Remember this lot? A nine-dart finish, Roy Keane gets the road and Sky Sports in sexism shocka.

# alberto-contador - Friday 25 November, 2011

Conclusion of case leaves Contador with uneasy wait
# Suspense
From The42
# Suspense

Conclusion of case leaves Contador with uneasy wait

Nov 25th 2011, 3:53 PM 167 Views 0 Comments

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”.

# alberto-contador - Monday 21 November, 2011

Contador opens defence at CAS in Tour doping case
# Court Date
From The42
# Court Date

Contador opens defence at CAS in Tour doping case

Nov 21st 2011, 2:49 PM 159 Views 0 Comments

A four-day hearing into Alberto Contador’s positive drug test at the 2010 Tour de France opened in Switzerland this morning.

# alberto-contador - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

The 2012 Tour de France will be tougher, more balanced
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

The 2012 Tour de France will be tougher, more balanced

Oct 18th 2011, 2:00 PM 145 Views 0 Comments

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.

# alberto-contador - Monday 17 October, 2011

Next year's Giro will be flatter, friendlier
# Sensible
From The42
# Sensible

Next year's Giro will be flatter, friendlier

Oct 17th 2011, 4:44 PM 160 Views 0 Comments

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.

# alberto-contador - Friday 14 October, 2011

Could 'cow cocaine' save Alberto Contador?
# Moo
From The42
# Moo

Could 'cow cocaine' save Alberto Contador?

Oct 14th 2011, 9:04 PM 696 Views 0 Comments

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.