“If you think you can’t get it, it's impossible to achieve it!”
The IV Alberto Contador Granfondo will be held in 2014 in Cantabria, thanks to an agreement with the Government of this community and the city of Santander, which thus provide support to Alberto Contador Foundation and initiate a new phase of the project, characterized by the roaming of the test.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff's Nicholas Roche demonstrated aggression from the start of today's 168 kilometer long hilly 16th stage of Tour de France starting in Vaison La Romaine and with finish line in Gap and the French Irishman participated in the long-lasting break with 25 other riders.
Race Report: The stage after a rest day can be tricky for some riders, but Movistar’s Rui Costa had no problem’s escaping from the lead group to plummet down into Gap for victory. Behind him the star GC riders fought out for any spare seconds, but the main men are still together for the battle.
Race Report: The French have not had a good Tour so far, but if you are going to win a stage it might as well be the one that crosses the Alpe d’Huez twice and become the hero of France. Meanwhile behind Christophe Riblon who was fighting for the stage win a hard battle amongst the GC riders saw yet another change in the overall with riders falling by the wayside.
Race Report:It’s a mid-length individual time trial today, 32kms, but it’s a real hard day in the saddle. There are enough traps for the unwary to get it really wrong, even if the distance shouldn’t open too many gaps.
Besides being a demanding French stage race with great prestige, the Criterium Dauphiné launched this Sunday functions as a warm-up race for the GC riders in the Tour de France starting in just a month from now.
“For me it’s not important to finish second or tenth."
The registration period in the Plaza Eboli-Alberto Contador Foundation Cycling School is already open.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff was first in line on today's final stage of Criterium du Dauphine on a mountainous stretch from Sisteron to Risoul where the peloton was challenged with a category 1 uphill finish. In pouring rain, a big break was allowed to get a gap but Team Saxo-Tinkoff put the hurt on the peloton and were reeling in the tenacious escapees at the top of the penultimate climb.
Today was held in Pinto the third edition of the Granfondo Alberto Contador, with more than seven hundred riders in the starting line, which is the participation record for in this race, which also had a 3 hours Spinning Marathon, held in parallel to the road race.
The eighth film in the Saxo Cycling series features Faustino Munoz Cambron, the mechanic who keeps Alberto Contador and the Team Saxo-Tinkoff riders on the road to victory. Each season, Faustino Munoz Cambron builds over 100 race bikes for Team Saxo-Tinkoff, adjusting every chain, brake pad and saddle for maximum performance. That dedication ensures that when the race begins, riders know their gear will deliver 100%.
July 18, 2013 - Paris is in sight, but there are still some very hard stages to come before that romp up and down the Champs-Élysées. As always we have all the bits of news from the French GT that you might have missed, plus results and race quotes. We also catch up with the Thüringen Rundfahrt and anything else we could find in this hectic last week of the Tour. A good coffee is a must to this morning.
June 20, 2013 - The excitement for the Tour de France is building and as usual we have the National Championships this week-end to help us on our way. Not so much racing to report on during the week, but we still have a stuffed EuroTrash Thursday; Tour up-dates, team news, the Tour of Korea, a couple of new books, a new video from Velovie and…Well, get the coffee and read it all!
June 6, 2013 - The Tour de France rehearsal race, the Critérium du Dauphiné, is hoting up with “new boy” on the block; Rohan Dennis showing the future and taking charge of the overall. From the old order; Stuart O’Grady has signed up for yet another season, 40 years old and still going. All the results, video and rider comments fill today’s EuroTrash Thursday. You know the drill; get the coffee!
May 30, 2013 - The dust and snow has only just settled on the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France news has started rolling in. In today’s EuroTrash Thursday we catch up with the US road championships, plus a great win for young Andy Fenn in Belgium. We can’t forget the Giro yet though, so we compare this year’s with the early editions and squeeze in as much other stuff as we can find. Coffee up!
June 10, 2013 - The Tour de France GC hopefuls are at full gas; the Critérium du Dauphiné finished on Sunday and the Tour de Suisse has another week to go. Chris Froome has put himself in the driving seat with his win in France, but Paris is a long way away. Loads of other stuff with video, results and what the riders are saying. A big coffee for a big EuroTrash Monday.
June 3, 2013 - The Tour de France looms closer every day and all the talk is pointed at that French race. Alberto Contador talks about his build-up and we look at Bradley Wiggins’ wind-down. The Critérium du Dauphiné is underway, it’s billed as a training race for the Tour, but it’s a big race in its self, we have the results, video and rider comments. Other races and news and the usual bits and pieces fill the EuroTrash bag for a Monday morning coffee and read.
Alberto Contador made a reconnaissance of the fifth stage of the Tour de France 2014, to be done next July 9 between Ypres and Arenberg, with nine sections of pavé in the last 75 km of the route. “It has gone well, I've seen the first part of the stage in the car and the last 75 km by bike”, he said before taking the plane back home.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff's Chris Anker Sørensen has just returned from a recon training trip with, among others, Alberto Contador, Roman Kreuziger and Nicholas Roche in the French Alps. The French mountain range will form a beautiful and austere scenery in the last week of this year's Tour de France: