Soon after the August 19 championship, Vuelta an Espana, Alberto Contador aged 34 to get retire from this sport. The man from Spain is an artist in his riding who won the three grand tour championships – France, Vuelta and Giro d’Italia.
Farewell to Alberto Contador
“I don’t think there is a better farewell than the home race in my home country,” he said on Instagram. He added, “I’m saying this happy, I’m not saying it with sadness. It’s a decision I’ve thought about very well.”
He was banned by the Court of Arbitration back in 2012 and peddled his legs again on 25 January 2011. Winner of seven Grand titles, he won an award of Velo d’Or.
Apart from this man, other cyclists, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi and Vincenzo Nibali won three titles each. The man of the legend is now retiring and is a disappointment for his followers.