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  • Contador, the Armstrong heir inspired by Pantani

    In trying to emulate his childhood "inspiration" Marco Pantani, Giro d'Italia champion Alberto Contador has underlined his ambition to cap an at times controversial career by retiring as one of cycling's greats. Contador secured victory on the 98th edition of the Giro on Sunday to claim his second…

    AFP
  • Cycling-Contador adds second Giro to grand tour collection

    * Contador seals seventh grand tour title * Spaniard now targets Tour/Giro double (Adds quotes) MILAN, May 31 (Reuters) - Alberto Contador enhanced his status as one of the greatest grand tour riders when the Spaniard clinched his second Giro d'Italia title on Sunday after finishing safely in the…

    Reuters
  • Contador clinches 2nd Giro title, Keisse wins final stage

    Alberto Contador clinched his second Giro d'Italia title on Sunday, and immediately turned his attention to fulfilling his aim of becoming the first cyclist since 1998 to win the Italian classic and the Tour de France in the same year. ''I overcame so many difficulties, but at the end I got the…

    The Associated Press
  • Cycling-Road-Team World Ranking standings

    May 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Ranking Teams 1. Katusha(Russia) 844 2. Etixx - Quick-Step(Belgium) 843 3. Team Sky(Britain) 748 4. Movistar(Spain) 743 5. Astana(Kazakhstan) 553 6. Tinkoff - Saxo(Russia) 550 7. BMC Racing(United States) 462 8. Orica(Australia) 394 9.…

    Reuters
  • Contador wins Giro to keep double dream alive

    Spain's Alberto Contador kept his hopes of a rare cycling double alive by securing his seventh Grand Tour title with overall victory in the Giro d'Italia on Sunday. After three dramatic weeks of racing which saw the retirement of Australian contender Richie Porte (Team Sky), Contador deflected…

    AFP