Contador May Retire From Professional Cycling In 2016

Alberto Contador, the 32 years old Spanish Pro Cyclist has indicated that he may retire from professional cycling in the year 2016. This year, Contador will take part in Giro d’Italia and Tour de France. He is the leader of the professional Cycling team, Tinkoff-Saxo. Contador said that he would like to retire at a time when he has become a champion in this sport.

Contador said that though there is no room for doubt regarding his participation in this year’s as well as in the upcoming year’s cycling events, it is likely that he will retire next year.

He also said that at present he cannot even imagine of continuing his professional cycling career after 2016. Contador said that he is unwilling to set the date of his retirement. He said that he wouldn’t like to retire at a time when he is not in a good position. Contador indicated that there is no way that he would continue his career after 2016. All the three grand Tours, Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana has been won by him. There are five cyclists other than him who have been able to achieve this feat.

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Alberto Contador Not Afraid Of Chris Froome

Alberto Contador has said that he is not afraid of Chris Froome anymore. In the 2013 edition of Tour de France, Chris Froome became the winner but Contador was four places behind him. Contador became the winner of Vuelta a Espana this year by beating the British rider, Chris Froome, who got the second place. Froome said that he will compete in the upcoming Tour de France.

Froome said before that he was unhappy at the 2015 Tour de France route having so very few time trials. Contador won the race three times in the years 2007, 2009 and 2010 but he was stripped of his 2010 title because he was found guilty of doping. Contador will also take part in 2015 Tour de France which will start in Utrecht in 4th July next year. Contador couldn’t participate in this year’s Tour de France on account of injury.

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