Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ?
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Nibali and Contador to be main rivals at Tour de France: Froome

Nibali and Contador to be main rivals at Tour de France: Froome | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
Team Sky's British rider Chris Froome expects a close tussle for his title defence of the Tour de France later this year.
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Chris Froome, winner of the Tour de France 2013, says that "Nibali and Contador could be [his] biggest rivals" for the Tour de France 2014. "Contador, you can never rule him out at any stage, he never gives up.”

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CyclingQuotes.com Contador: Cobbles and the time trial most decisive in the Tour

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Alberto Contador mention the route of the Tour de France 2014. For him, the fifth stage containing cobbled sectors and penultimate day when the long time trial will be held as the most decisive, and thus he spares no efforts to get himself properly prepared to challenges of those kinds.

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Cycling: Contador wins Algarve 4th stage, cuts gap on lead - Channel NewsAsia

Cycling: Contador wins Algarve 4th stage, cuts gap on lead - Channel NewsAsia | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
Spain's two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain won the fourth stage of the Tour of Algarve to make serious inroads into Michal Kwiatkowski's lead with one day's riding to go.
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For the first race of Alberto Contador in 2014, he wins the fourth stage of the Tour of Algarve front Kwiatkowski and the world champion Rui Costa.

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Tinkov takes control of Saxo team, Riis Cycling - VeloNews.com

Tinkov takes control of Saxo team, Riis Cycling - VeloNews.com | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it

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An article about the sponsors of the team Saxo-tinkoff :" Russian banking mogul Oleg Tinkov has assumed ownership of the Saxo-Tinkoff team"
We can found some imformations about sponsors, ambitions for the next season of Saxo tinkoff

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2014 Team Previews: Tinkoff-Saxo

2014 Team Previews: Tinkoff-Saxo | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
Who are the sponsor?  Tinkoff Bank is Russia’s only bank that specialises in Credit cards, owned by team owner Mr Tinkov. Saxo Bank are a Danish investment bank who’s website is full of words I don...
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This is a presentation of the Saxo Tinkoff team, with his components and all the team-mates of Alberto Contador.

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Tinkoff Saxo Training Camp Interviews And New Team Kit - YouTube

Tinkoff Saxo Training Camp Interviews And New Team Kit - YouTube | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
Tinkoff Saxo unveiled their new team kit at their training camp on Gran Canaria, with Alberto Contador, Nicolas Roche, Amstel Gold Race winner Roman Kreuzige...
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Alberto Contador, Nicolas Roche, Roman Kreuziger and Michael Mørkøv, members of the Saxo Tinkoff team speaks about them sponsor, them team and them bike who will give Alberto Contador the best chance of winning the Tour de France 2014.

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Riders Who'll Contend for 2014 Tour de France Title

Riders Who'll Contend for 2014 Tour de France Title | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
The 2013 Tour de France is officially in the books, as Christopher Froome gave Great Britain its second consecutive victory...
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Alberto Contador, Chris Froome and Roman Kreuziger, an Alberto Contador's team-mate, are favorites to win the Tour de France 2014.

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Peloton

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Five stages will be décisives to win the Tour de France 2014. Who will do the difference at York to Sheffield, Ypres to Arenberg, Tomblaine to Grardmer, Saint-Etienne to Chamrousse and Carcassonne to Luchon ?

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Alberto Contador on the 2014 Tour de France route - YouTube

Alberto Contador on the 2014 Tour de France route
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Alberto Contador delives his first felts about the route of the Tour de France 2014.

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Contador makes changes to schedule in aim to win 2014 Tour de France

Contador makes changes to schedule in aim to win 2014 Tour de France | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
Bigger training foundation and later start to racing key points in Spaniard’s bid to take third title - Having failed to hit his usual peak this season and thus falling short in his key goal, the Tour de France, Alberto Contador has come up with what he ...
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Contador announces his changes for 2014 : "There will be two major changes from the last two years in particular. [...] I want to do a full season from the first race of the year,” he stated. Although his programme is yet to be finalised, he mentioned Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico, the Volta a Catalunya and the Vuelta al Pais Vasco as events he is considering in the buildup to the Tour.".



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Nicolas Roche on his dad, Contador and Froome - VeloNews.com

Nicolas Roche on his dad, Contador and Froome - VeloNews.com | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
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Nicolas Roche, a partner of Alberto Contador in the Saxo Tinkoff team, is satisfied of his season beginning with the Tour of Oman. He will helps Contador to win the Tour de France 2014 and he says "Okay, last year, he was a bit short, and probably lacking a bit of racing, and doing a lot media stuff with his comeback. I think this year, he’s more quiet, that extra focus, also knowing how strong Froome is, he is going to get back to work harder again."

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Contador debuts at Algarve; Valverde returns to Ruta - VeloNews.com

Contador debuts at Algarve; Valverde returns to Ruta - VeloNews.com | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
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Alberto Contador begin his season with the Volta ao Algarve in southern Portugal. He is motivated and excited about this season. He says : "I have been able to prepare more quietly than last year, working on my base, and I hope it’s something we’ll see on the road.”. Bjarne Riis, his general manager, says that Contador is already stronger than last year and more focused this year.

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Contador eyes Tour, Vuelta double

Contador eyes Tour, Vuelta double | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
Saxo Bank continues to back Alberto Contador's cycling team and the Spanish great is hoping for better results in 2014.
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Alberto Contador wants to win the Tour de France and Vuelta a España in 2014. His general manager, Riis, says : ""I believe it is possible to win both as they are completely compatible. If I thought I couldn't win both then I would only go for one.".

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Tinkoff-Saxo banking on a Contador return to form for 2014 - VeloNews.com

Tinkoff-Saxo banking on a Contador return to form for 2014 - VeloNews.com | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
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The general manager of Alberto Contador says that Alberto will be better than last year and will be ready for the Tour de France. Roman Kreuziger, who had finished fifth at the Tour de France 2013, said the team will rally around Contador. " He is a rider who makes everyone work harder. We all believe he can win, and we see how hard he is working. In training rides, he is always very focused, and takes his work very seriously.”

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2014 Tour de France route unveiled

2014 Tour de France route unveiled | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
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Amaury Sport Organisation unveiled the route of the Tour de France 2014 who will contain cobbled sectors, five summit finishes and a 54 km time-trial.

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CyclingQuotes.com Contador aims to transform consistency into victories in 2014

CyclingQuotes.com Contador aims to transform consistency into victories in 2014 | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
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Alberto Contador wants to do a victorious come back to the Tour de France, and win a lot of races, including Volta ao Algarve, Tirreno-Adriatico and Vuelta al Pais Vasco. "I'll have a complete season, starting off quite intensely with some good races in the spring, then I'll back off and recover before riding the Dauphine so that I can start the Tour de France in the best possible condition."

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Tour de France 2014 - Cols, Cobbles and Contador

Tour de France 2014 - Cols, Cobbles and Contador | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
When the announcement of the route for the Tour de France 2014 took place on 23nd October it was accompanied by largely predictable responses from all involved; Contador and Riis installed Froome a...
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Alberto Contador reacts to the route of the Tour de France 2014 : "The pave (cobbles) present an interesting challenge…", and to his competing Chris Froome : "I will try to take on Froome, but it won’t be easy. He was incredibly strong this year, and he just kept getting stronger.".

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Contador targets Tour, Vuelta in 2014 - VeloNews.com

Contador targets Tour, Vuelta in 2014 - VeloNews.com | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
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Alberto Contador had big ambitions for 2014 and his general manager announces it : "We hope Alberto is ready for the top. He seems strong and is going well, and hopefully something happens at the Tour and the Vuelta. He’s definitely stronger than last year and we have a powerful team around him.”.

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Analysis: The 2014 Tour de France is one for the climbers - VeloNews.com

Analysis: The 2014 Tour de France is one for the climbers - VeloNews.com | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
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The route of the Tour de France 2014, with six mountain stage five mountaintop finales and a 54km individual time trial on the penultimate day can facilitate Froome, Contador or Quintana. That’s terrain where Contador typically shines. He promises to take on the 2014 season differently, with the Tour as the primary focus

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Alberto Contador sets sights on third Tour de France title in 2014 | Road Cycling UK

Alberto Contador sets sights on third Tour de France title in 2014 | Road Cycling UK | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
Spaniard hints at Tour-Vuelta double
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Alberto Contador has set his sights on a third Tour de France title in 2014 and have a team to do it with Nicolas Roche and Roman Kreuziger. The general manager of the Saxo Tinkoff said : "We have a powerful team around him and we're very hopeful of a memorable year.".

 

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Alberto Contador wraps up camp, sets big goals for 2014 - VeloNews.com

Alberto Contador wraps up camp, sets big goals for 2014 - VeloNews.com | Can team and route make win the Tour de France 2014 to Alberto Contador ? | Scoop.it
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It’s all about the Tour de France in 2014 for Alberto Contador.
We can see Alberto Contador's tentative 2014 schedule.

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