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Alberto Contador is Relaxed About His Deal with Astana

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By now, we all know of the huge story of whether or not two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will stay with his current team Astana, and if not, where will he go if he does leave. Well, it has been made clear that Contador will be staying at least another year with Astana, and now he speaks publicly about it for the first time. “I am happy with the solution because it was time to clarify my future. I had already arrived at a preliminary agreement with the team and everything was dependent on the (ProTour) license. In the end, just as we hoped, I will stay with Astana,” says Contador. “I believe we’re going to have a good team, perhaps not as potent, above all in terms of name, but I am fully confident in the work we will do and the big…

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Astana Keeps Contador and Gets Approved for ProTour License

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Today, the UCI ProTour commission has approved Astana’s registration. This means that they will have a ProTour license for 2010, and that they will be able to retain the two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador. The team almost went under due to late payments this season. The UCI also demanded that they get a bank guarantee of the finances. “Looking forward to the 2010 season, the UCI requested the Kazakh team to provide an additional bank guarantee so that the regrettable situation in 2009 would not be repeated and so that the request for the withdrawal of the Astana licence would not have to be reactivated,” says the communique. “This request is not connected in any way to the registration procedure for UCI ProTeams …but to the request for the withdrawal of the Astana licence that would have to be reactivated if the bank…

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Alberto Contador Gets Special Edition Sidi Shoes

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Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador now has his own signature sneaker, the the Sidi special edition Genius 6.6 carbon. He was presented with these at a visit to Sidi Sport headquarters in Maser, Italy. The shoes are made lighter and stronger, with a handmade Carbon Lite sole. Contador’s special edition sneakers are white with gold highlights, with yellow, red, and gold crown designs commemorating his victories at the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a Espana. Of the shoes, Sidi Sports says “This Sidi Genius 6.6 Carbon is a special edition that’s only for Contador, not for the public. From January there will be a Sidi Ergo 2 Carbon, similar to this one, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sidi Sport.”

Via BikeRadar….

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Alberto Contador Signs Individual Contract with Specialized

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Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is yet to work out a deal with Astana, as they still do not have a ProTour license for 2010. However, it has been reported that Contador has signed a personal contract with Specialized, worth 700,000 Euros, says La Gazzetta dello Sport. The deal is individual, but it is possible that Astana will follow suit and also sign a deal with Specialized, who provides bikes for Quick Step and Saxo Bank. The UCI is expected to announce on Friday the decision on Astana’s ProTour license. Fran Contador, Alberto’s brother and manager, says that it is possible that Alberto may stay with Astana for longer than one year. Contador is also working on bringing Ivan Basso to the team, who will be available to join in 2011.

Via CyclingNews….

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Chances High That Contador Will Stay With Astana

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While Alberto Contador enjoys his vacation in the Caribbean, he will be back to work deciding where he’s going to ride for next year. His brother and manager, Francisco Contador, says that it is likely that his brother will stay with Astana, but if so, it will only cover the 2010 season. Francisco told the Spanish Biciclismo that the work of Yvon Sanquer, team boss of Astana, is resulting in a “good impression” of the team’s progress. Alberto and his brother will begin talking about what they will do when Alberto returns home to Madrid on Thursday. As far as the rumors go about a multi-year, 8 million euro-a-year offer from Astana goes, Contador says that they’re all fake. “It’s incredible. This weekend I was in Florence relaxing with my wife so it was impossible for me to have met with anyone…

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Quick Step Makes Offer to Alberto Contador

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Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is expected to make a decision on who he will be riding for in the 2010 season. It looks as if the two choices will be his current team, Astana, and the Belgian Quick Step. Rumor has it that Astana has offered Contador a contract worth 8 million euros per year, but his brother and manager, Fran Contador, denies that the offer has been made. He also says that if Alberto remains with Astana, it won’t be on a long-term contract. La Gazzetta Dello Sport, an Italian newspaper, reported that Quick Step has offered Contador a four-year contract worth 5 million euros per year. Quick Step’s manager, Patrick Lefevere, denies the amount of the contract. He says, “We have made an offer, knows how much and we will see. I don’t talk…

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Alberto Contador Rumored To Have Big Deal With Astana

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A lot of turmoil has erupted lately over whether or not Spaniard Alberto Contador will stay with Astana, and where he will go if he leaves. The European media is saying that the two-time Tour de France champion is likely to stay with Astana. Belgian newspaper Het Nieusblad reports that Astana has offered Contador a new contract worth a whopping 8 million euros per season. Contador’s brother, Francisco, confirms that Astana has offered his brother a sum too large to turn down. Of the issue, Contador says “I hope to definitely decide about my future this week.” Contador has also asked Astana to allow him to break his contract if any of the team’s riders test positive for doping. As of now, he’s vacationing in Curacao after winning a criterium there. Stay tuned for more information.

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