Alberto Contador

Date of BirthDecember 6, 1982
Place of BirthPinto, Madrid, Spain
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lbs)
Pro Career2003-2017

Spanish-born former professional road cyclist Alberto Contador competed internationally. On December 6, 1982, he was born in Pinto, Madrid. Contador was noted for his aggressive racing style and climbing prowess, earning him the moniker “El Pistolero.”

With the ONCE-Eroski team, Contador started his professional cycling career in 2003. Afterwards, he rode for a number of teams, including Trek-Segafredo, Liberty Seguros, Astana, and Saxo Bank. He won numerous prominent competitions throughout his career, including three Grand Tours (the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a Espaa), in addition to numerous other important one-week stage events.

Contador’s career was not without controversy, as he was disqualified from the 2010 Tour de France after testing positive for the illegal chemical clenbuterol. He insisted that the positive test was the result of tainted meat, and the Spanish cycling organization subsequently exonerated him of all charges.

At the age of 34, Contador ended his career as a professional cyclist following the 2017 Vuelta a Espana. Since then, he has worked in the cycling industry as a race director and pundit.

Alberto Contador’s biggest successes include:

2007Tour de France champion
2008Giro d’Italia champion
2008Vuelta a España champion
2009Tour de France champion
2010Tour de France champion (later stripped due to positive drug test)
2012Vuelta a España champion
2015Giro d’Italia champion

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