Spanish Vuelta unveils route crafted for climbers
Pyrenees mountains. Then after summit finishes on the 14th and 15th stages, riders face seven category climbs before reaching a special-category finish at the Ermita del Alba. Alberto Contador won the Vuelta for a third time last year.
Alberto Contador takes Spanish Vuelta overall lead in Stage 10
Alberto Contador took control of the Spanish Vuelta after former leader Nairo Quintana crashed and lost valuable time during the 10th stage won
Cycling officials seek to end influence of banned doctor Michele Ferrari
focus only on the Tour, partly because the Giro features an unusually long 59-kilometer (37-mile) time trial. ''That's so long it doesn't suit anybody, not even (Chris) Froome or ( Alberto ) Contador ,'' Di Rocco said.
Cycling chief seeks end of Dr. Ferrari's influence
kilometer (37-mile) time trial. ''That's so long it doesn't suit anybody, not even (Chris) Froome or ( Alberto ) Contador ,'' Di Rocco said. --- Andrew Dampf can be followed at www.twitter.com/asdampf
Oleg Tinkov's 1 million euro challenge 'no joke'
and will help develop cycling's popularity. The owner of the Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team is trying to entice Alberto Contador and his three biggest rivals to compete in all three Grand Tours with a 1 million euro bonus the quartet would share
Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck retires
career at an age when many multi-stage racers are still in their prime. He was handed the 2010 Tour victory after Alberto Contador was disqualified for doping. It turned one of his runner-up finishes in the Tour into a belated highlight but
Contador pulls out of Beijing race with injury
MILAN (AP) Alberto Contador will miss the season-ending Tour of Beijing with a knee injury, ensuring that fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde will finish
Some things to know about the cycling worlds
Britain's overall challenge will be spearheaded by 2013 Tour de France champion Froome, who finished second behind Alberto Contador at the Spanish Vuelta. Britain's nine-rider road race men's team also includes Geraint Thomas, Pete Kennaugh
Contador beats Froome to win Vuelta 20th stage
PUERTO DE ANCARES, Spain (AP) Alberto Contador surged past Chris Froome to win the mountainous 20th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday and increase his lead of the grand
Hansen wins 19th stage, Contador leads Vuelta
MORRAZO, Spain (AP) Australian cyclist Adam Hansen won the hilly 19th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, while Alberto Contador maintained the red leader's jersey with two days to go. Hansen attacked on a short uphill stretch with five kilometers