Alberto Contador hugely impressed with current level of talent: 'Cycling is living one of its best moments'

The Spaniard has singled out Tadej Pogačar for praise in what he claims is a 'golden generation'

Alberto Contador Tour de France Tadej Pogacar
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Alberto Contador has claimed that the current peloton is one of the strongest cycling has ever seen, describing it as a "golden generation."

One of only two riders to have won all three Grand Tours more than once, Contador enjoyed a staggering amount of success during his 15-year career. Therefore, the Spaniard, who now works with Eurosport TV and with his team Eolo Kometa, possesses the perfect credentials to pass judgement on what he believes is an exciting time for the sport. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.