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Triple winner Alberto Contador will wear bib No.1 in his farewell Vuelta a Espana later this month as the Spaniard prepares to bring his career to an end.

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Diminished by a fever and still reeling from crashes on the opening two days of the race, two-time champion Alberto Contador has pulled out of the Tour de France during the toughest Pyrenean stage.

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The first day in the Pyrenees will be a crucial test for the general classification men, and it will set the tone for the following two days.

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Britain’s Geraint Thomas cracked in the final ascent of Paris-Nice but pulled himself together in the descent to hold off Alberto Contador by four seconds and claim his biggest road racing victory on Sunday.

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Asking how many Grand Tours a particular cyclist has won is usually quite a simple question. Chris Froome has won two. Nairo Quintana one, Vincenzo Nibali three.

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The second day in the Alps, and another stage packed with classified climbs. A strong breakaway vying for the both the stage win, and the King of the Mountains jersey will be expected today.

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Rest days do funny things to riders’ legs.

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Wow. What a first week! With the Tour de France’s first rest day, let’s sit back and review the action thus far.

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There is a saying in sport that a week is a long time in football. If that is true, then a year in the world of pro-cycling must be an eternity.

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The prestige of the Tour de France brings the world’s best riders to the starting line. More than any other race, it’s the focal point of the long road racing season, and unlike any other race, everyone arrives in absolute peak condition.

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It’s hard to imagine Cadel Evans raving about the parcours for the 2015 Grand Boucle. Likewise, Sir Bradley wouldn’t be salivating at riding this particular 3344km lap of France. And don’t even ask five-time winner Miguel Indurain.

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According to that old chestnut it’s the riders who make the race – not the route. But when you have cycling’s ‘Big Four’ plus a raft of plucky outsiders in tow then the route can make all the difference.

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While both races date back to the 1900s, only seven men in cycling’s history have ever managed to win both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia in the same year. In 2015, Alberto Contador is attempting to become the eighth.

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When Alberto Contador’s career ends – he has suggested as soon as the end of next season – he will not only be acknowledged as the greatest cyclist of his generation, he will be in the discussion as the greatest of all time.

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The biggest event on cycling’s calendar, the Tour de France, rolls around this weekend and it is time to look at who will take home cycling’s most prestigious prize, the Maillot Jaune.

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It is just about the impossible feat in modern day cycling – winning both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France in the same season.

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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.

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Fabio Aru is the new leader of the 2015 Giro d’Italia, after a crash near the end of Stage 13 cost Alberto Contador precious seconds, and all but ended Australian Richie Porte’s slim hopes of overall victory.

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Stage Results: Stage 7, the longest of the 2015 Giro d’Italia has been taken out by Diego Ulissi of team Lampre – Merida in a much reduced bunch sprint.

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Alberto Contador’s ambitions of winning the Giro d’Italia are potentially over after a crash-affected finale to Stage 6, which was won by Lotto Soudal’s Andre Greipel.

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