Alberto Contador ruled himself out of the road race at next month’s Rio Olympics, saying on Tuesday that he needed four weeks to recover from injuries sustained on the Tour de France.
With his contract with the Tinkoff team coming to an end in December, the Spaniard told journalists that his goal was to get ready for the Vuelta a Espana which starts on August 20.
Contador, who won last year’s Giro d’Italia, is one of only six men with titles in all three grand tours.
Stage 9: Intermediate #sprint in my pocket. Sad that
albertocontador</a> is leaving, wishing you quick recovery, mate! <a href="https://t.co/vN9GzBXOsL">pic.twitter.com/vN9GzBXOsL</a></p>— Peter Sagan (petosagan) July 10, 2016