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  1. Celebrating the Joyful, Captivating and Controversial End to the Cycling SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | BleacherReport

    ... 2010 Tour The retiring Andy Schleck's aptitude for climbing-best seen in his Tour de France duels with Alberto Contador-will not soon be forgotten. confirmed, as reported by CyclingWeekly's Nigel Wynn . "It hurts. I'm obviously disappointed to end ...

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  2. Cookson on the 'serious' Astana issue and the MPCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Velonews

    ... to drag the team over the coals." The impact on Astana from the positive tests may be profound. In 2008, Alberto Contador was unable to defend his Tour de France title after signing with Astana because Tour owner ASO banned the team due to its ...

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  3. News shorts: Mauduit speaks about his Tinkoff-Saxo departureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Cycling News

    ... hadn't been fundamentally overhauled, but had grown together." Mauduit had worked particularly closely with Alberto Contador during the first three years of his time at Tinkoff-Saxo, and he said that the Spaniard and Roman Kreuziger were among the ...

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  4. News shorts: Contador to receive Velo d'OrRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Cycling News

    Alberto Contador is set to receive the Vlo d'Or for 2014 following the traditional poll of international journalists conducted by French publication Vlo Magazine. It will mark the fourth time that Contador has won the prestigious rider of the year award after his hat-trick of triumphs between 2007 and 2009.

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  5. Gilbert wins Tour of BeijingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Iol.co.za

    ... en without difficulties", and was overshadowed by some top-level withdrawals including Tour of Spain winner Alberto Contador and WorldTour number one Alejandro Valverde. - Sapa-AFP

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  6. Cycling: Belgium's Gilbert wins Tour of BeijingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... en without difficulties", and was overshadowed by some top-level withdrawals including Tour of Spain winner Alberto Contador and WorldTour number one Alejandro Valverde.

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  7. Martin earns uphill win in Tour of Beijing stage 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Velonews

    ... for the last time, and has been overshadowed by some top-level withdrawals including Vuelta a Espana winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and WorldTour No. 1 Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).

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  8. Cycling: Beijing stage slashed over air pollutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... the last time, and has also been overshadowed by some top-level withdrawals including Tour of Spain winner Alberto Contador.

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  9. Brailsford wants Team Sky revivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | Newsday

    ... where the Kenyan-born Brit rode himself back into form and fitness, narrowly losing out to home favourite Alberto Contador. As spirited as the Team Sky rider's display was, some observers noted that Contador was also short of fitness, having broken ...

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  10. Mezgec wins Tour of Beijing opener in sprintRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | Velonews

    ... run for the last time, and has been overshadowed by some top-level withdrawals. Vuelta a Espana winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) pulled out injured, leaving his fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) assured of winning the season ...

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  11. 2010 Tour de France champion retires from cyclingRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 9 | Xinhuanet

    ... Trek Factory Racing team rider was promoted to the championship from the runner-up position in 2010 after Alberto Contador was stripped of the title for an anti-doping infringement. He also finished the second in the Tour in 2009, and another Grand ...

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  12. Andy Schleck forced to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | Sky Sports

    The Luxembourg rider, who was with the Trek Factory Racing team, won the 2010 Tour de France when Alberto Contador was stripped of the title for an anti-doping infringement. Schleck went on to finish second in the 2011 Tour, repeating his 2009 result, but his career has been on a downward spiral since, with no victories and barely a top-10 finish.

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  13. Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck, 29, retires from professional cyclingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Washington Post

    ... the LiA ge-Bastogne-LiA ge in 2009 and the Tour de France in 2010 (Schleck was declared the victor after Alberto Contador tested positive for banned substances). He topped the podium again in 2011 with a stage win. Countless other times, Schleck ...

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  14. Andy Schleck announces retirement from bike racingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | Velonews

    "There's been a lot of speculation, now I have to confirm the speculation," said Schleck in a press conference in his home country of Luxembourg. Schleck won the Tour de France, after Spain's Alberto Contador lost the title due to doping and the 2009 LiA ge-Bastogne-LiA ge, and has several podium finishes.

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  15. Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck retiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | USA Today

    ... of his career, winning the 2010 Tour, was imperfect because he only earned it two years later when Alberto Contador was disqualified for doping. At first, he said he found no joy in winning it after the fact, but on Thursday he was happy to embrace ...

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  16. Brailsford intrigued by Tinkov ideaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | Watford Observer

    Team Sky's Chris Froome, pictured, is one of four riders challenged to ride in all three Grand Tours by Oleg Tinkov Sir Dave Brailsford is open to the idea of a showdown between the best cyclists on the planet, but stopped short of accepting Oleg Tinkov's challenge for the four best riders to contest all three Grand Tours in 2015 for one million euros. The eccentric Russian would like to see Alberto Contador, who rides for his Tinkoff-Saxo squad, Team Sky's Chris Froome, Astana's Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana of Movistar race in the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana in the same year.

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  17. Tinkov issues a 1m Grand challenge to cycling's big fourRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Sunday Herald

    ... in the world to contest all three Grand Tours in 2015 for 1m. The eccentric Russian would like to see Alberto Contador, who rides for his Tinkoff-Saxo squad, Team Sky's Chris Froome, Astana's Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana of Movistar race in ...

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  18. Sir Dave Brailsford open to a showdown between the best cyclists on the planetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Daily Mail

    ... to contest all three Grand Tours in 2015 for one million euros. The eccentric Russian would like to see Alberto Contador, who rides for his Tinkoff-Saxo squad, Team Sky's Chris Froome, Astana's Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana of Movistar race in ...

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  19. Crazy billionaire throws down 1 million gauntlet to Froome, Contador, Nibali and QuintanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Yahoo!

    Cycling's holy quartet have been made an offer they surely can't refuse - or can they? Blazin' Saddles investigates... Flamboyant Saxo-Tinkoff owner Oleg Tinkov has promised to stump up a 1 million to cycling's crA me de la crA me if they commit to riding all three Grand Tours next season. Speaking at the unveiling of the 2015 Giro d'Italia route in Milan this week, the bouffant billionaire wisecracked: "If [Nairo] Quintana, [Chris] Froome, [Vincenzo] Nibali and [Alberto] Contador all agree to ride all three Grand Tours, I'll get Tinkoff Bank to put up a 1 million."

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  20. Tour of Beijing's goodbyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Velonews

    ... nations, and cyclists already settled the 2014 WorldTour rankings - Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won over Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) at the Giro di Lombardia on Sunday , and both decided to skip the last race . All that remains in Beijing is ...

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