Helmets Off: Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador crashed out of the Tour de France on Monday. It was a sad ending for the 36-year-old Spaniard, who was one of the favorites to win this year’s Tour. With all his bad luck in this race, he’s had a successful cycling career, which is far from over, but first he’ll have to heal his fractured leg. Bon chance, Alberto! We wish you a speedy recovery.

alberto-contador-bio-021Alberto Contador is one of only seven cyclists to win the Triple Crown awarded to those who win all the three grand tours: the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España. Photo by Team Saxo-Tinkoff.

contadorLike other pro cyclists before him, Alberto Contador was accused of doping allegations. The three-time Tour de France champion was stripped of his 2010 Tour victory and suspended for two years. But he quickly got back in the game. Photo by AP/Andres Kudacki.

contador_wedsContador married his teenage sweetheart Macarena Pescador in his hometown of Pinto (Madrid) in Nov. 2011. Photo by Ana Sanchez.

lancealberto by examiner 2009At a press conference in 2009 to announce the comeback of Lance Armstrong on the Astana team with Contador. Both men put a good face on even though they were bitter rivals. Photo by Examiner.

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Receiving congratulations from actor Tom Cruise during his 2010 Tour victory. Photo by Bauer Griffin.

CONTADOR ES FELICITADO POR TOM CRUISE Y CAMERON DIAZForget the European kiss on the cheeks, Contador goes right for the lips of actress Cameron Diaz. Photo by Bauer Griffin.

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Nicknamed “the pistol,” Contador shows his signature victory salute. Photo by Tim de Waele.

acNow a celebrity doing commercials and advertisements. Contador is said to be worth 15 million Euros, or 20 million U.S. dollars.

 

 

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