Contador hopes to end Astana contract today

Alberto Contador, Tour de France 2009, stage 18

Alberto Contador is hoping to get out of his contract with Astana on Tuesday but it seems more and more likely that the Spaniard will have to ride alongside Alexandre Vinokourov in the Kazakhstan squad in 2010.

Contador hoped that the Astana team would struggle to meet the requirements of the October 20 ProTour registration deadline so that he would be free to change teams.

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