Tag Archives: Contador

The Tour is more than just climbing and time-trialling

Alberto Contador was undoubtedly the biggest loser yesterday. The reigning Tour de France champion now finds himself 1’14″ behind most of the other overall favourites as he got caught behind a crash which occurred with 9km to go. Only one … Continue reading

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The Tour de France for stats geeks

Alberto Contador is aiming to win his fourth Tour de France. Should he be successful he will leave the company of Philippe Thys, Louison Bobet and Greg LeMond and be in a category of his own just behind Jacques Anquetil, … Continue reading

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How the big contenders have prepared for the Tour

It’s that time of year again when all the Tour de France contenders are done with their race preparation and we’re just left waiting for the big event to start. Once again, Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador will be the … Continue reading

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Is the Dauphiné the gateway to Tour success?

Due to its position on the cycling calendar, the Critérium du Dauphiné is perennially used as a preparation race for the Tour de France. This has been the case going all the way back to the seventies when Eddy Merckx, … Continue reading

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Nerdy facts from this year’s Giro d’Italia

Vincenzo Nibali could have been forgiven for conceding defeat in the Giro d’Italia with a week left to race. It was quite clear after the first real mountain stage up Mount Etna that Contador was in a league of his … Continue reading

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