Alberto Contador to end season at Clasica de San Sebastian

Alberto Contador will finish his season on August 1 after 66 days of racing in 2015 - his last race being the Clasica de San Sebastian

Alberto Contador escapes on stage eighteen of the 2015 Tour de France
(Image credit: Watson)

The slim chances of Alberto Contador riding all three Grand Tours in 2015 have become even slimmer as he announced his season will close after Saturday's Clasica de San Sebastian.

Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov has stated on more than one occasion that he believes Contador could ride all of the three week races, but the Spaniard showed signs of fatigue at the Tour de France.

Having finished fifth overall at the Tour, 9:48 down on winner Chris Froome, Contador announced he will hang up his wheels for the season on August 1 and begin his rest period.

The seven-time Grand Tour winner will enter his final season as a professional cyclist in 2016 with eyes on winning at least one more Grand Tour before calling it a day.

His attempted Giro/Tour double this season finished only half complete as he couldn't compete with his rivals on the mountains of the Tour de France.

Check out Alberto Contador's Tour de France bike

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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.