Contador: My Tour de France starts now

With only 34 days between the end of the Giro d'Italia and the start of the Tour de France, Alberto Contador says he must immediately begin preparing

31 May 2015
98th Giro d'Italia
Stage 21 : Torino - Milano
CONTADOR Alberto (ESP) Tinkoff - Saxo, Maglia Rosa
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

After comfortably rolling across the finish line of the 2015 Giro d'Italia in Milan on Sunday with almost two minutes on his closest rival Fabio Aru (Astana), Alberto Contador's (Tinkoff-Saxo) attention immediately turned to his next challenge, the Tour de France.

The Spaniard is aiming to do what only seven riders have done before him, win both the Giro and the Tour in the same year, as he plans to bow out of cycling for good at the end of the 2016 season.

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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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