Contador ready for Giro d'Italia bid as Tinkoff-Saxo confirm team line-up

Alberto Contador will be supported by a team that includes Australian Michael Rogers and two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso as he heads into the season's first grand tour

Alberto Contador, Tour of the Algarve 2014

Tinkoff-Saxo have confirmed the team that will support Alberto Contador in his bid for a second Giro d'Italia title, which includes Michael Rogers as road captain and another former winner in Ivan Basso.

Contador has not been seen in action since racing at the Volta a Catalunya in March, having built towards an attempt at a Giro and Tour de France double at a training camp in Tenerife.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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