Retired Alberto Contador missing competition, but relieved to no longer be 'slave to dieting'

The Spaniard says Sky's Chris Froome and Egan Bernal can both win Grand Tours in 2019

Alberto Contador at the Tour de France 2019 route presentation (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Spanish Grand Tour star Alberto Contador, now retired, says he no longer feels a "slave to dieting" trying be fit for races like the Tour de France.

Contador retired ahead of the 2018 season with seven Grand Tour victories, including the 2007 and 2009 Tour, in his palmarès.

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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.