Alberto Contador to ride Tour de France and Vuelta a España in 2016, Tinkov reveals

In his last season as a professional cyclist, Alberto Contador will reportedly target the Tour de France and Vuelta a España in 2016

16 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 12 : Lannemezan - Plateau de Beille
CONTADOR Alberto (ESP) Tinkoff - Saxo
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Never one to mince his words on Twitter, Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov revealed his Grand Tour manifesto for 2016, with Alberto Contador set to round off his career by riding the Tour de France and Vuelta a España.

The Russian says that Rafal Majka, third in the 2015 Vuelta, will target the overall win at the Giro d'Italia before handing over to Contador to lead the team at the two remaining Grand Tours.

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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.