'Can you imagine 30% grades in Indurain's time?': Retired Contador reflects on cycling's big changes

Alberto Contador says he 'can't believe' motor doping exists in the pro peloton

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

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Recently retired Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) says that cycling's technological leap forward is one of the biggest changes he saw since the time he turned professional 15 years ago.

The Spaniard from Madrid's outskirts retired this summer after finishing the Vuelta a España with a stage win at Angliru.

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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.