Cycling Career Highlights
Alberto Contador, Spain Born : 1982 in Pinto, Contador was the world's best stage rider for a few years and one of a select few to win all three Major Tours. An excellent climber who can hold his own in the individual time trial.  In 2009 he won his second Tour de France with a comprehensive display of climbing and time trialling. He won his 3rd Tour in 2010 whilst not at his best, but was later disqualified for taking drugs. A drug ban has tainted a career full of promise and he also lost his 2011 Giro win. Returning from his enforced lay-off, he won his second Vuelta title in 2012 but form deserted him the following year. He returned to form in 2014 but broke his shin in the Tour and had to abandon. Miraculously he recovered and won his 3rd Vuelta later in the year. In 2015 A second Giro victory was the highlight of a career that was on the wain. Although his racing instincts never left him Contador was never the dominant rider of the past but he went out into retirement in the 2017 Vuelta in the best possible way winning solo on the feared Angliru climb.
 

Major Victories

2005:
Catalan Week
2006:
2007:

Tour de France: Overall
Tour de France: Stage 14
Paris - Nice
Vuelta a Castille y Leon
2008:
Giro d'Italia: Overall
Vuelta a Espana: Overall

Vuelta a Espana: Stage 13, Stage 14
Tour of Basque Country
Vuelta a Castille y Leon
2009:
Tour de France: Overall
Tour de France: Stage 15
Tour de France: Stage 18
Tour of Algarve
Tour of Basque Country
Pro Tour - Overall
2010:
Tour de France: Overall *
Paris - Nice
Tour of Algarve
Vuelta a Castille y Leon
2011:
Giro d'Italia: Overall *
Giro d'Italia:
Stage 9
Giro d'Italia:
Stage 16
Tour of Catalonia *
Vuelta a Murcia *
2012:
Vuelta a Espana: Overall

Vuelta a Espana: Stage 17
Milan - Turin
2013:
2014:
Vuelta a Espana: Overall
Vuelta a Espana:
Stage 16
Vuelta a Espana: Stage 20
Tirreno-Adriatico
Tour Of Basque Country
2015:
Giro d'Italia: Overall
Route du Sud
2016:
Tour of Basque Country
Vuelta a Burgos
2017:
Vuelta: Stage 20

* Win removed due to drug disqualification