Alberto Contador confirms he'll ride Giro & Tour in 2015

Tinkoff-Saxo rider tells Spanish radio station that he'll target two grand tours next year, but won't be defending his Vuelta title

Alberto Contador on stage eleven of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) has confirmed that he will be targeting the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in 2015, but won't be taking on Oleg Tinkov's challenge of riding all three grand tours.

It means the Spaniard will not defend his 2014 Vuelta a Espana title next year, telling radio station COPE that the two grand tours he's already targeting will be more than enough.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).