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.


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.

Alberto_Contador_Tinkoff_Saxo_Algarve tim de waele

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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