Alberto Contador hospitalised with fever and stomach problems

The Spaniard is in Colombia and was scheduled to take part in Rigoberto Urán's Giro de Rigo event

Alberto Contador (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Alberto Contador has been admitted to hospital in Bogotá, Colombia, with a fever and severe gastrointestinal problems.

The 36-year-old was in Colombia to take part in the Giro de Rigo, a cycling event being promoted by EF Education First's Rigoberto Urán, but confirmed in a video appearance that he would no longer be able to take part.

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