Alberto Contador denies rumours he will join Alonso's team

Alberto Contador at finish, Tour de France 2013, stage one

Alberto Contador, in an interview with France's L'Equipe newspaper, denied rumours that he will join Fernando Alonso's team next year and confirmed he will respect his contract with Saxo-Tinkoff.

"I have a contract that I respect," he told L'Equipe at the GP de Fourmies on Sunday. He added that his relationship team owner, Bjarne Riis is "excellent."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.