Two time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has announced he plans to retire from pro cycling in 2016.
The Spaniard told El Mundo newspaper he had always planned to retire while he was still able to compete with the world’s best.
The 32-year-old is in the final year of his contract with Tinkoff-Saxo.
Contador won the Tour de France in 2007 and ’09, added the Giro D’Italia title in ’08 – the same year he triumphed at the Tour of Spain, which he also won in 2012.
He is one of six riders to have won all three Grand Tours.