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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Alberto Contador

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Contador hearing postponed until November
In response to a request for additional time from the World Anti-Doping Agency, Alberto Contador’s hearing at the Court of Arbitartion for Sport has been postponed, most likely until November.
Contador confirms Vuelta absence
Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador had confirmed that he will not be competing at this year’s Vuelta a Espana.
Sprint finish: more mayhem on Alpe d'Huez
There was a surprise winner of a stunning and crucial stage in the Alps earlier.
Here's Alberto Contador slapping a spectator at the Tour de France today
IN VIDEO: Riders’ ascent of the famous Alpe d’Huez was made even harder by over-enthusiastic fans – and protesters in the case of the champion.
Landis: Contador's coach used to be my drug dealer
WATCH: Disgraced former Tour champ lays into Armstrong and Contador in TV interview.
Contador 'must attack' on Tour's hardest stage
At 8,900 feet, today’s 19th stage will be the highest ever finish in the race’s 108-year history.
Sprint finish: everything you need to know after stage 17
Edvald Boasson-Hagen of Team Sky took another stage win for Norway. But wait ’til you see what they’re facing tomorrow.
What were they on? The 9 best drug-related excuses in sport
What do Shane Warne, Rio Ferdianand and Michael Phelps have in common?
Brothers (up) in arms: the Schleck boys aren't happy
After a disappointing performance on yesterday’s climb of the Col du Manse, the Schleck brothers have admitted to being suprised by Alberto Contador’s sudden resurgence.
The Morning Score: Tuesday
One Irish international wakes up in an unfamiliar club this morning.
Contador looking forward to the Alps
Controversial cyclist Alberto Contador is hoping that his aggressive climbing can make the difference in Le Tour’s remaining mountain stages.
Recap: how the Tour de France is shaping up after 15 stages
We examine how the likes of Nicolas Roche and Alberto Contador are performing as the competition enters its final week.
Contador faces test in Pyrenees, ready or not
The three-time champ is about to face a real test as an already-dramatic Tour hots up.
Onwards and upwards for Contador after testing his legs on first climb
Today’s stage shouldn’t be as taxing as yesterday’s.
Sprint finish: everything you need to know about today's Le Tour action
Birthday boy Philippe Gilbert was fancied to triumph in today’s fourth stage to Mur de Bretagne. But how did he fare?
Hushovd makes Tour history for Garmin-Cervelo
Thor Hushovd of Norway takes over the yellow jersey after today’s second stage of the Tour de France.
Gilbert takes opening Tour win
The first day of action at this year’s Tour de France has seen Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert take the yellow jersey.
The YouTube Chart: because we've had our fill of Glasto highlights
As always on a Thursday, we round up our favourite sporting videos from the past seven days. Enjoy.
Who are the front-runners for this year's yellow jersey?
We’ve pulled on the lycra shorts, shaved our legs and eaten lots of pasta – it’s Tour time again. But who are the favourites for the big prize?
Rogge: 'No problem' with Contador racing in Tour
Three-time champion Contador will start the 2-24 July event because the World Anti-Doping Agency and International Cycling Union agreed to his lawyers request to delay the hearing at sports’ highest court.
Contador completes Italian job - for now
The Spaniard cycled to an impressive Grand Tour victory under a cloud.
Dates set for appeals against Contador's doping charges acquittal
The court has said it aims to deliver a verdict by the end of June, which would allow Contador to defend his Tour title if exonerated.
Giro d’Italia Preview: Contador defends his right to ride
Alberto Contador says that there is no reason for him to withdraw from the first Grand Tour of the year, despite an ongoing investigation into doping allegations.
D-Day for Contador as UCI appeals to CAS in doping case
UCI makes decision on last day of its deadline to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Sean Kelly's boys deliver as Niko on top in Flanders
Veteran An Post rider Niko Eekhout notched the team’s first stage win of the season in Belgium.
Irish riders gear up for another busy weekend
Daniel Martin heads to Spain while Nicolas Roche will hope to improve on last year’s Paris-Nice performance.
Contador: I trust the system, but it must trust us
Tour de France champion claims that his legal battle will force “unjust” anti-doping legislation to be changed.
Armstrong announces his retirement from cycling - again
Though this time he swears it’s for good.
Burning question: should Contador's ban have been overturned?
The Tour de France champion is competing today after he had a doping suspension overturned. As Mrs Merton used to say: let’s have a heated debate.
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Spurs clinch a dramatic win in Italy, Contador gets off the hook and Tony McCoy faces a dilemma.
Back in the saddle: Contador cleared of doping charges
The Tour de France winner’s one-year doping ban has been lifted by the Spanish Cycling Federation.
The Morning Score: Thursday
One country has their first Grand Slam finalist, the Sky Sports sexism row takes yet more twists and Declan Kidney’s team room is half empty.
Tour champion Contador handed one-year suspension
Spanish superstar failed doping test during the 2010 race.
The Morning Score: Tuesday
A shock Tour switch for an Irish golf star, guess who’ll lead Kilkenny next season and the FAI will investigate a dangerous incident during a dramatic night in Bray.
Contador spokesman rubbishes blood transfusion rumour
The three-time Tour de France winner may have had blood transfusions mid-Tour in order to boost endurance.
Contador blames bad meat for failed test
Be careful where you buy your steak.
Contador confirms third Tour de France victory