Alberto Contador: ‘I could have won all three Grand Tours in the same year’

The recently retired Spaniard says in his heyday he could have challenged for all three Grand Tours in a single season

Alberto Contador attacks on the Angliru on stage 20 of the 2017 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Alberto Contador, who finished his career after the Vuelta a España last month, believes that he could have become the first rider to win all three Grand Tours in one season.

Team Sky's Chris Froome could possibly do so if he races and wins the 2018 Giro d'Italia in May, but that would be three within 12 months, not within one calendar year. Either way, no cyclist has ever won all three in such a short time frame.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.