Alberto Contador to retire after Vuelta a España

Spanish champion Alberto Contador says he will call time on his pro career after riding in this year's Vuelta a España at the age of 34

Alberto Contador on stage 16 of the 2017 Tour de France.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Spanish seven-time Grand Tour champion Alberto Contador has announced that he will retire after participating in this year's Vuelta a España.

Contador, 34, published a video announcement via Instagram on Monday morning confirming his final Grand Tour participation.

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