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#Alberto Contador

# alberto-contador - All time

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 36,037 Views 51 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2017, 1:33 PM 10,025 Views 5 Comments

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

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 3,622 Views 8 Comments

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

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 4,922 Views 5 Comments

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

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 11,906 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 1st 2016, 3:27 PM 3,711 Views 11 Comments

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

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 5,069 Views 0 Comments

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

Sprint bonus gets Dan Martin within one second of podium ahead of final stage
# In The Mix
From The42
# In The Mix

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

Mar 26th 2016, 6:19 PM 5,558 Views 6 Comments

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

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 4,306 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 24th 2016, 6:38 PM 3,743 Views 0 Comments

Martin drops back to fourth as Quintana seizes GC advantage.

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

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

Mar 23rd 2016, 5:20 PM 5,547 Views 12 Comments

Martin leads the GC by six seconds from Alberto Contador.

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 4,434 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 6,992 Views 1 Comment

Hint: It’s a lot.

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

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

Sep 14th 2014, 8:15 PM 3,020 Views 5 Comments

It’s an incredible performance from the Irish cyclist.

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

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

Sep 13th 2014, 7:40 PM 2,460 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.

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 2,080 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 11th 2014, 6:02 PM 2,942 Views 0 Comments

Stage 18 was another tough day in the saddle

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

Ireland's Dan Martin up to sixth at the Vuelta

Sep 8th 2014, 6:19 PM 3,976 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the race.

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 2,431 Views 3 Comments

The Italian cyclist confirmed his win in Paris earlier today.

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

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

Jul 26th 2014, 11:12 AM 4,138 Views 12 Comments

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

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 6,863 Views 9 Comments

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

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 21,764 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
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# Au Revoir

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

Jul 14th 2014, 3:11 PM 5,094 Views 7 Comments

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

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 6,805 Views 4 Comments

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

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

The Tour de France sprint finish was THIS close today

Jul 11th 2014, 4:51 PM 4,532 Views 5 Comments

Peter Sagan’s quest for a stage win continues.

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 5,439 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 6th 2014, 5:20 PM 3,710 Views 4 Comments

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

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 4,569 Views 0 Comments

The 2014 edition gets under way in Yorkshire tomorrow.

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 8,609 Views 36 Comments

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

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 2,521 Views 4 Comments

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

Nicolas Roche: ‘I put personal ambition aside at the Tour — but I knew I’d get my chance at the Vuelta’
# Interview
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# 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 2,440 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 19th 2013, 5:05 PM 1,820 Views 1 Comment

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

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 2,711 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Froome stays in yellow, fumes at 'desperate' Contador

Jul 16th 2013, 8:34 PM 3,320 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
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# Tour De France 2013

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

Jul 16th 2013, 5:39 PM 1,838 Views 1 Comment

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

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 2,111 Views 3 Comments

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

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 2,103 Views 1 Comment

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

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.

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 1,158 Views 0 Comments

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

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 9,265 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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