Alberto Contador breaks his own climbing elevation record at Alpine endurance race

The Spaniard ascended more than 7,000m in the gruelling nine hour race

Alberto Contador (Yuzuru Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Despite retiring two years ago, Alberto Contador hasn't lost his competitive streak.

The double Tour de France winner is a regular Strava user and often posts updates showing him still enjoying riding his bike after years spent in the professional peloton.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.