Alberto Contador: Two-time Tour de France champion to retire from cycling


Alberto Contador finished ninth in the 2017 Tour de France

Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is to retire from professional cycling after the Vuelta a Espana, which starts on 19 August.

The Spaniard, 34, won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009, but he was stripped of the 2010 title for doping.

He is one of only six riders to have won all three Grand Tours – the Tour de France, Vuelta and Giro d’Italia.

“I don’t think there is a better farewell than the home race in my home country,” he said on Instragram.