Alberto Contador: Volta a Catalunya line-up 'as good as Tour de France'

Tinkoff leader Alberto Contador says that he's been suffering from a cold after Paris-Nice and may not be at his best in Volta a Catalunya (March 21-27)

Alberto Contador attacks on the final stage of the 2016 Paris-Nice (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Alberto Contador has given his approval of the 2016 Volta a Catalunya start list, saying that it is worthy of the Tour de France.

The Tinkoff Grand Tour champion will line up against the likes of reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Sky), Paris-Nice winner Geraint Thomas (Sky), Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru (Astana), Movistar's Nairo Quintana and last year's Catalunya winner, Richie Porte (BMC).

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.