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André

Cardoso

Spain

Alberto

Contador

Nationality
Spanish
Lives in
Pinto, Spain
Birthdate
06 Dec 1982
Speciality
Climber/GC
Weight
62kg
Height
176cm
A meticulous professional, Alberto quietly protrudes confidence and a positive mentality; he is not afraid to risk failure to win.

Alberto Contador needs little introduction. He’s one of the most successful riders of the modern era. Alberto won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009, two editions of the Giro d’Italia, and three of the Vuelta a España. He signed with Trek-Segafredo for 2017 with the goal of adding another Tour de France title to his name.

Alberto debuted as a professional in 2003. A year later, while racing for Liberty Seguros, he experienced a brain aneurysm and underwent a delicate operation. It nearly cost him his life, halted his season, and threatened to end his career. After six months off the bike, he began training again in November, but always with someone at his side. A few months later, he was lining up at the Tour Down Under and won the queen stage. He dedicated the victory to his family and to this day it remains the most memorable moment of his career, more than winning the Tour de France. In a matter of months, he rose from not knowing if he would ever have a normal life again to winning a stage in his comeback race, an enormous and emotional feat.

After his health crisis, Alberto started Fundación Alberto Contador to strive for better knowledge of brain strokes, the second cause of death in Spain after cancer, and to promote the health of cycling. The foundation is an important part of Alberto's life; a means to give something back to the sport that his granted him so much.

Alberto was tagged with the nickname El Pistolero in 2007, a label which he neither likes or dislikes and shrugs off as a case of mistaken identity – his victory gesture at the end of races was a response to those at home who said he didn't do anything to 'greet the people.'  So Alberto touched his chest to dedicate the win to his family, then later changed the gesture to include his fans and all the people who follow him. For Alberto, the meaning is not that of a gunfighter but knows the nickname is here to stay.

A meticulous professional, Alberto quietly protrudes confidence and a positive mentality; he is not afraid to risk failure to win. He has won admiration for his attacking style and never-give-up attitude. At age 34, Alberto may be in the twilight of his career, but there is still a lot of fight left - 2017 will be an exciting year!

 

Palmares
2017
2ND
Overall, Paris-Nice
2ND
Overall, Vuelta a Andalucia
2ND
Vuelta al Pais Vasco
2ND
Stages 4,7,8 Paris-Nice
2ND
Stage 2, Vuelta a Andalucia
3RD
Stage 3, Vuelta a Andalucia
3RD
Stage 13, Tour de France
9TH
Overall, Tour de France
2016
1ST
Overall, Vuelta a Burgos
1ST
Prologue, Critérium du Dauphiné
1ST
Overall, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
1ST
Stage 6, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
1ST
Stage 5, Volta ao Algarve
2ND
Overall, Paris-Nice
2ND
Overall, Volta a Catalunya
2ND
Stage 7, Paris Nice
2ND
Stage 3, Volta a Catalunya
2ND
Stage 5, Vuelta a Burgos
3RD
Overall, Volta ao Algarve
3RD
Stage 6, Paris-Nice
3RD
Stage 5, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
2015
1ST
Overall, Giro d'Italia
1ST
Overall, Route du Sud
1ST
Stage 3, Route du Sud
1ST
Stage 3, Vuelta a Andalucia
2ND
Overall, Vuelta a Andalucia
2ND
Stage 4, Vuelta a Andalucia
2ND
Stage 12, Giro d'Italia
3RD
Stages 14,15,16, Giro d'Italia
3RD
Stage 4, Volta a Catalunya
2014
1ST
Overall, Vuelta a España
1ST
Stages 16, 20, Vuelta a España
1ST
Overall, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
1ST
Stage 1, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
1ST
Overall, Tirreno - Adriatico
1ST
Stages 4,5, Tirreno - Adriatico
1ST
Stage 4, Volta ao Algarve
2ND
Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné
2ND
Overall, Volta a Catalunya
2ND
Overall, Volta ao Algarve
2013
1ST
Stage 6, Tour de San Luis
2ND
Overall, Tour of Oman
2ND
Stage 17, Tour de France
3RD
Overall, Tirreno - Adriatico
2012
1ST
Overall, Vuelta a España
1ST
Stage 17, Vuelta a España
1ST
Milano - Torino
2010
1ST
Overall, Paris-Nice
1ST
stage 4, Paris-Nice
1ST
Overall, Volta ao Algarve
1ST
Stage 3, Volta ao Algarve
1ST
Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
1ST
Stage 4, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
1ST
Prologue, stage 6, Critérium du Dauphiné
2ND
Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné
3RD
Flèche Wallonne
2009
1ST
Overall, Tour de France
1ST
Stages 15,18, Tour de France
1ST
Overall, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
1ST
Stages 3,6, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
1ST
Overall, Volta ao Algarve
1ST
Stage 4, Volta ao Algarve
1ST
Stages 1,6, Paris-Nice
1ST
National Championships,ITT
2ND
Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
3RD
Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2008
1ST
Overall, Vuelta a España
1ST
Stages 13,14, Vuelta a España
1ST
Overall, Giro d'Italia
1ST
Overall, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
1ST
Stages 1,6, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
1ST
Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
1ST
Stages 1,4, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
3RD
Overall, Vuelta a Murcia - Costa Calida
2007
1ST
Overall, Tour de France
1ST
Stage 14, Tour de France
1ST
Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon
1ST
Overall, Paris-Nice
2006
1ST
Stage 8, Tour de Suisse
1ST
Stage 3, Tour de Romandie
2ND
Overall, Tour de Romandie
2005
1ST
Overall, Setmana Catalana
1ST
Stage 3, Setmana Catalana
1ST
Stage 4, Tour of Romandie
1ST
Stage 5b, Vuelta al Pais Vasco
1ST
Stage 5, Tour Down Under
3RD
Overall, Vuelta al Pais Vasco