CAS Postpones Contador Hearing For Second Time

GENEVA, July 27, 2011 (AFP) - World sport's top court said on Tuesday it has agreed to postpone a doping hearing concerning Spanish three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, with the new dates likely to be in November. "As a consequence of the parties' request, the hearing which was scheduled for 1, 2 and 3 August, 2011 is cancelled and will be rescheduled for new dates, probably … [Read more...]

Yellow Jersey Fireworks To Start On Stage 12

LAVAUR, France, July 13, 2011 (AFP) - Andy Schleck's chances of winning this year's Tour de France are likely to become clearer Thursday when the first stage in the high mountains puts rival Alberto Contador's knee to the test. Reigning champion Contador compounded an existing knee pain on Sunday when he crashed, for the fourth time in eight days, on the crash-marred ninth stage to … [Read more...]

Contador Tries To Quite Knee Rumors

carmaux, France, July 12, 2011 (AFP) - Three-time champion Alberto Contador has moved to calm rumors which suggest a painful knee could force him off the Tour de France prematurely. The Spaniard originally suffered the pain in his right knee in a crash on the fifth stage last Wednesday, and compounded it on Sunday when he came down in the crashed-marred ninth stage. A day after admitting … [Read more...]

Schleck Brushes Off Time Loss To Contador

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) MUR-DE-BRETAGNE, France, July 5, 2011 - Tour de France contender Andy Schleck brushed off losing eight seconds to yellow jersey rival Alberto Contador on Tuesday as the Spaniard provided drama on a thrilling finish to stage four. Saxo Bank climbing specialist Contador came close to causing a sensation when he pulled to the front in the steep 2km climb … [Read more...]

Schleck Not Fazed By Contador Tour News

Written by: Justin Davis LUGANO, Switzerland, June 11, 2011 - Two-time runner-up Andy Schleck will not be affected by the news that Spain's reigning Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is to defend his yellow jersey in July, his team said Saturday. Contador, who could be banned from the sport in August following a positive test at last year's Tour, had placed doubt on his Tour de … [Read more...]

Poll: Should Alberto Contador Be Allowed To Start The 2011 Tour de France

Should Alberto Contador Be Allowed To Start The 2011 Tour de FranceMarket Research … [Read more...]

No Contador, Nor Armstrong As 2011 Tour de France Route Looms

Written by: Justin Davis PARIS - Defending champion Alberto Contador will be conspicuous by his absence in Paris Tuesday when Tour de France chiefs unveil the route for 2011's 98th edition of the epic bike race. Contador, who has also won the Tour of Spain and Tour of Italy, was considered by many as a legend in the making after securing his third yellow jersey in July. However … [Read more...]