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Alberto Contador Rumored To Have Big Deal With Astana

alberto contador rumored to have big deal with astana   Alberto Contador Rumored To Have Big Deal With Astana

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.

Via Velo News….

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Astana Hoping to Keep Alberto Contador on Their Roster

astana hopes to keep alberto contador on their roster   Astana Hoping to Keep Alberto Contador on Their Roster

This past Thursday, the UCI (International Cycing Union) announced that Astana, among a few other teams, had failed to provide all the information needed for a ProTour license. Under UCI rules, riders of teams that have yet to get a license by October 20th the preceding year are free to break their contracts without fear of consequences. Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is one of those racers, but it seems as if he’s made a commitment to stay with Kazakh cycling team Astana. A spokesman for the Kazakh federation says:

“We’re continuing to work closely with Mr Alberto Contador who should meet with Mr (Yvon) Sanquer, our future general manager, and Mr (Giuseppe) Martinelli, the future sporting director, in the coming days.”

He adds:

“With him (Contador) we’re preparing the 2010 season so that he can have a competitive team around him to take up…

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Alberto Contador Free to Leave Astana?

alberto contador free to leave astana   Alberto Contador Free to Leave Astana?

This Thursday, the UCI (International Cycing Union) released a list showing all of the ProTour teams that have made the requirements for a 2010 license. Five teams did not make the list, and one of those is Astana, the team of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador. According to the UCI regulations, riders of teams that have not submitted the correct files for registration may terminate their contracts with no consequences. Contador has stated that he wishes to leave Astana. Where will he go from here? There’s no telling, but Quick Step, Caisse d’Epargne and Garmin-Slipstream have all shown interest in Contador. Stay tuned for more news on this issue!

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