Contador to race 2011 Giro d'Italia, claims Zomegnan

Alberto Contador, Paris-Nice 2010, stage four

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will return to the Giro d'Italia next year, according to race director, Angelo Zomegnan.

"In 2011 Alberto Contador will return," Zomegnan told Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport. "We came to an agreement in Liège."

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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.