Alberto Contador determined to claim Giro-Tour double

Tinkoff-Saxo leader says that the opportunity to win both prestigious Grand Tours is the main motivation as he heads towards the end of his career

Alberto Contador at the 2015 Tinkoff-Saxo Training camp in Sicily

(Image credit: Watson)

The Giro d'Italia/Tour de France double is the key motivativation more than anything else, says Alberto Contador, as he approaches the twilight of his career.

After 2014, the Spaniard realised that the rare feat was within his reach and something that he wanted on his palmarès before retiring in 2016. The challenge begins on Staurday on Italy's riviera with the first stage of the Giro.

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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.