Alberto Contador confirms race schedule for final season

Alberto Contador reveals a challenging schedule of stage races ahead of the Tour de France, with the Olympics among his targets for 2016 as well

Alberto Contador escapes on stage eighteen of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Alberto Contador will target the Tour de France and Olympic Games road race in his final year as a professional cyclist, with the cyclist revealing his early-season schedule for 2016.

The Spaniard will start his season at the Volta ao Algarve (February 17-21), as he did in 2014 - the race won by Team Sky's Geraint Thomas this season.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.