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Contactor Is All Set For Tour de San Luis

Alberto Contactor, well renowned Spanish professional cyclist is all set to take part in the Tour de San Luis. He won back the hearts of his fans after he made his comeback and won the Vuelta-a- Espana in 2012. He was stripped off some of his titles and banned for a few seasons after he failed a dope test. But he completed his ban and came back and won the Vuelta-a- Espana thus regaining his own confidence and the love of his fans as well.

The Tour de San Luis started in 21st January 2013 and is scheduled to end of the 27th of January, 2013. But Albert and his Team were more than willing to just take part in the race. Planning to give it their 100% Contador and his teammates Jesus Hernandez, Sergio Paulinho, Niki Sorensen, Benjamin Noval, and Bruno Pires from Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank left for Argentina early in January. They said that they have an extensive training program to execute before the race so that they are ready to take on the teams in a more competitive and aggressive manner this time. They felt that practicing in Argentina would make more sense and they will be able to accustom to the roads there too, if they go out early.

He also added that he will be taking part in the Tour of Oman from 11th to 16th February 2013 after his race at the Tour de San Luis. He has expressed his desire to win the Tour de France title this year. In March he will be racing at the Crieterium International and the Tirreno-Adriatico as well. So overall, the New Year seems to have started off well with a lot of work remaining as well for Albert. At the moment he said that he and his Team and concentrating completely on the Tour de San Luis.

Contador Disappointed with UCI Time Trial Finish

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador was never a man who shied away from the spotlight and after his declined performance at the UCI Road World Time Trial event, he made it clear to the journalists assembled at the event that he was disappointed with him, and would try to do better next time around. Having secured the overall victory at his home Grand Tour in the Vuelta a Espana, the Spaniard had at least a top three finish at the 45.7 km Elite Men time trial event that happened on Wednesday.

But the former Tour de France champion had to suffer disappointment in the end with his poor performance being just good enough for an overall finish in 9th. Tony Martin took the contest, a staggering 2 minutes and 30 seconds ahead of Alberto Contador and the Spaniard had no qualms in commending the performances that the German put out throughout the event, adding that if anyone deserved the win based on their performance, it was Martin.

Commenting about his own performance, the Spaniard admitted that even at the beginning, he wasn’t feeling much good. He mentioned that he could feel his legs deserting after just 8 or 9 kilometers of the race and that ruined his focus completely. He mentioned that the overtake by Tony Martin was the worst thing that could happen at that time, he added that he knew Martin would be going for the winning time and although he tried to keep pace with him, it just wasn’t possible in the end.

Alberto Contador mentioned that he knew the medal was out of his reach and he just wanted to be within touching distance of the German, but what panned out for him in the end cannot be put to words, with the 29 year old finishing long after the German.


Three time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will learn his fate in the doping case at the end of this month, according to the statement released by the International Court of Arbitration for Sports.

The press release by the court on its website also goes on to justify the delay in the case, adding that when the independence of the panel was questioned, there was nothing else that could have been done.