Alberto Contador speaks about his Giro-Tour ambitions

Alberto Contador talks Grand Tour doubles and going out when he's at the top of his game

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

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Cycling's most successful active Grand Tour rider, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) aims to retire in 2017 and in style. For 2015, he wants to become the first cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France double since Marco Pantani in 1998.

“At the end of my career, I want to be remembered as someone who did something truly special. Who made history,” Contador told La Gazzetta dello Sport at Tinkoff's training camp in Sicily.

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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.