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Contador to retire from cycling

Twice Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will hang up his racing bike in September, bringing an end the career of one of the world's greatest cyclists

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Twice Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will hang up his racing bike after this year’s Vuelta a Espana, bringing an end the career of one of the world’s greatest cyclists.

The Spaniard made his announcement on Instagram on Monday.

‘‘I will participate in the next Vuelta a Espana, from the 19th August, and this will be my last race as a professional cyclist. I say this happily and without sadness. It’s a decision I have thought over a lot and I don’t think there is a better farewell than the race in my own country”


Contador is one of only six riders to have won all three Grand Tours in a 14-year professional career, but its been marred by a doping ban which he blamed on contaminated steak.

While Contador was stripped of a number of his medals, he divided opinion within the sport and remained one of the most popular riders among cycling fans.