Contador doping case put back to November: CAS

Alberto Contador`s Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing over a failed dope test has been postponed until at least November.

Exhausted Contador concedes Tour de France defeat

Alberto Contador said winning a fourth Tour de France title this year was now "impossible" after he cracked in the final ascent of Thursday`s 18th stage won by Andy Schleck.

Mountains give Contador chance to make up ground

Alberto Contador, with ground to make up on his rivals, needs to draw on his fine climbing skills on Thursday in the first of two breath-sapping stages that could go a long way to deciding this year`s Tour de France winner.

Boasson-Hagen hands Norway fourth Tour stage win

Edvald Boasson-Hagen snatched a fourth Tour de France stage victory for his country when he won the 179-km 17th stage.

Contador sends warning as Hushovd takes stage 16

Alberto Contador sent a warning to his rivals with repeated stinging attacks in the 16th stage of the Tour de France won by Norway`s Thor Hushovd.

Contador vows to revert to usual attacking style

Recovery permitting, Alberto Contador will revert to his usual attacking style in the Alps with his Tour de France title looking in jeopardy after two weeks of racing.

Contador needs `a good day` to defend Tour title

Saxo Bank manager Bjarne Riis admits Alberto Contador must have at least one good day in the mountains soon if he is to have any chance of defending his Tour de France crown.

Mixed day for Spain as Sanchez wins stage

Spain experienced mixed emotions on the first Tour de France stage in the Pyrenees as Samuel Sanchez won in Luz-Ardiden but Alberto Contador showed unexpected signs of weakness.

Yellow jersey battle set to begin on Tour stage 12

Andy Schleck`s chances of winning this year`s Tour de France are likely to become clearer on Thursday when the first stage in the high mountains puts rival Alberto Contador`s knee to the test.

Contador denies report he might quit the Tour

Alberto Contador dismissed a report suggesting the three-times champion could be about to quit the Tour de France because of a knee problem.

Contador denies report he might quit the Tour

Alberto Contador dismissed on Tuesday a report suggesting the three-times champion could be about to quit the Tour de France because of a knee problem.

Contador in race against time as Pyrenees approach

Alberto Contador is putting a brave face on a disappointing Tour de France campaign which has left him in a race against time to get fit for key stages.

Rivals Contador, Schleck, Evans hold fire at Tour

With harder climbs to follow in the Pyrenees and Alps, three-time Tour winner Contador preferred to save energy on Saturday`s stage.

Contador finds groove in stage four attack

Alberto Contador showed his true colours at last with a stinging attack in the fourth stage.

Contador begins Tour de France defense

Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck renewed their rivalry as riders started the Tour de France on Saturday.

Cloud hangs over Alberto Contador`s Tour

Much to the dismay of Tour de France organisers, a cloud of doping suspicion will hang over their race, and in particular over triple champion Alberto Contador, when the 2011 edition begins Saturday.

Andy Schleck content with quiet Tour buildup

While Alberto Contador was making headlines for the right and the wrong reasons, Andy Schleck spent a low-key season gearing up for the Tour de France.

Contador is 2nd in final Tour de France warmup

Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador finished runner-up in the Spanish nationals.

Contador spearheads Saxobank team for Tour

Alberto Contador heads Saxo Bank`s assault on next month`s race with the Spaniard gunning for a fourth title in five years.

Saxo Bank to continue cycling team sponsorship

Saxo Bank are to continue sponsoring the cycling team of Tour de France champion Alberto Contador.