Alberto Contador

104th Tour de France: Fabio Aru wins maiden stage win as defending champion Chris Froome snathces yellow jersey

104th Tour de France: Fabio Aru wins maiden stage win as defending champion Chris Froome snathces yellow jersey

Italian champion Aru launched a blistering attack in the final stretches of the fifth stage, jumping away from the leading group with 2.3km left of the 5.9km climb at a lung-busting average gradient of 8.5 per cent.

Jul 06, 2017, 00:03 AM IST
Tour de France 2016: Normandy to witness stage one of world's greatest cycling race in its 103rd edition

Tour de France 2016: Normandy to witness stage one of world's greatest cycling race in its 103rd edition

The 103rd edition of Tour de France starts Saturday with close to 200 riders from as many as 22 teams fighting for the ultimate prize in cycling.

Jul 01, 2016, 21:39 PM IST
Adam Yates becomes first British winner of San Sebastian Classic

Adam Yates becomes first British winner of San Sebastian Classic

Adam Yates became the first British winner of the San Sebastian Classic on Saturday with the Orica rider also claiming his maiden title at the major level.

Aug 01, 2015, 22:23 PM IST
Chris Froome ponders rare Tour-Vuelta double

Chris Froome ponders rare Tour-Vuelta double

Chris Froome celebrated his second Tour de France triumph with a bacon sandwich on Monday before chewing over the appetising prospect of a rare grand tour double in Spain next month.

Jul 27, 2015, 21:11 PM IST
Chris Froome rivals vow to attack in Alps

Chris Froome rivals vow to attack in Alps

Chris Froome`s Tour de France rivals Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador have resolved to attack the Briton in the Alps.

Jul 22, 2015, 09:07 AM IST
Heat, doping and Lance Armstrong cause Tour trouble

Heat, doping and Lance Armstrong cause Tour trouble

While the battle for the yellow jersey should be dominating thoughts ahead of Thursday`s final Pyrenean stage, it has been doping, the heat and even Lance Armstrong hogging attention at the Tour de

Jul 16, 2015, 16:04 PM IST
Ivan Basso 'fine' after testicular cancer surgery

Ivan Basso 'fine' after testicular cancer surgery

Italian Ivan Basso underwent a successful operation on Wednesday two days after announcing he had testicular cancer.

Jul 15, 2015, 22:17 PM IST
Tour de France 2015: Doping suspicions dampen Chris Froome celebrations

Tour de France 2015: Doping suspicions dampen Chris Froome celebrations

Two years on from his scintillating victories at Ax 3 Domaines and Mont Ventoux, Chris Froome finds himself again in the eye of a storm of doping suspicions at the Tour de France.

Jul 15, 2015, 14:55 PM IST
Ivan Basso out of Tour de France due to testicular cancer

Ivan Basso out of Tour de France due to testicular cancer

Italin rider Ivan Basso is quitting the Tour de France after revealing on Monday that he has testicular cancer.

Jul 13, 2015, 19:03 PM IST
Tour de France: Chris Froome wary of Tejay Van Garderen

Tour de France: Chris Froome wary of Tejay Van Garderen

While all the talk at the Tour de France has been of the overall battle between the `fantastic four`, current leader Chris Froome admitted he`s been impressed by outsider Tejay Van Garderen.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:50 PM IST
Diplomatic Peter Sagan happy to help leader

Diplomatic Peter Sagan happy to help leader

Peter Sagan may have won the green jersey the last three years but the Slovak insists he is happy to play a support role for Alberto Contador at the Tour de France this year.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:55 PM IST
Giro d`Italia-Tour de France double, the motivator for Alberto Contador

Giro d`Italia-Tour de France double, the motivator for Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador said it is the prospect of completing a Giro d`Italia-Tour de France double which is motivating him rather than simply winning a third Grand Boucle.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:43 PM IST
Tour de France: Chris Froome`s strength of character in question

Tour de France: Chris Froome`s strength of character in question

Although not arriving with the kind of overwhelming favourite status he`s been saddled with before, Chris Froome may find himself under more scrutiny than ever at the Tour de France.

Jun 29, 2015, 10:20 AM IST
Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong heir inspired by Marco​ Pantani

Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong heir inspired by Marco​ Pantani

In trying to emulate his childhood "inspiration" Marco Pantani, Giro d`Italia champion Alberto Contador has underlined his ambition to cap an at times controversial career by retiring as one of cycling`s greats.

Jun 01, 2015, 06:22 AM IST
Alberto Contador regains pink jersey at Giro d`Italia

Alberto Contador regains pink jersey at Giro d`Italia

Spaniard Alberto Contador bounced back from a crash to retake the overall lead in the Giro d`Italia as rivals Fabio Aru and Richie Porte stumbled in Saturday`s 14th stage time-trial.

May 23, 2015, 22:40 PM IST
Alberto Contador fit to start Giro d`Italia​ 7th stage

Alberto Contador fit to start Giro d`Italia​ 7th stage

Former winner Alberto Contador started Friday`s seventh stage of the Giro d`Italia despite dislocating his shoulder in a heavy crash on Thursday.

May 15, 2015, 17:04 PM IST
Giro d`Italia: Alberto Contador takes lead as Jan Polanc wins fifth stage

Giro d`Italia: Alberto Contador takes lead as Jan Polanc wins fifth stage

Race favourite Alberto Contador took the Giro d`Italia`s overall leader`s pink jersey after Wednesday`s fifth stage won by Slovenian Jan Polanc.

May 13, 2015, 21:17 PM IST
Giro d`Italia: Davide Formolo claims stage win, Simon Clarke takes lead

Giro d`Italia: Davide Formolo claims stage win, Simon Clarke takes lead

Italian Davide Formolo capped a daring solo attack with victory on the fourth stage of the Giro d`Italia Tuesday when Australian Simon Clarke took over the race lead from Orica team-mate Michael Matthews.

May 12, 2015, 20:59 PM IST
Alberto Contador aiming for slow-burning Giro challenge

Alberto Contador aiming for slow-burning Giro challenge

Alberto Contador will begin his bid for a Giro d`Italia-Tour de France double on Saturday aiming to keep out of the limelight for as long as possible in Italy.

May 08, 2015, 14:17 PM IST
Nairo Quintana favourite for Basque country victory

Nairo Quintana favourite for Basque country victory

Giro d`Italia winner Nairo Quintana will be the man to beat when the six-stage Tour of the Basque County gets underway on Monday.

Apr 05, 2015, 10:48 AM IST