The story appears on

Page A14

October 30, 2009

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Sports » Cycling

Astana: Contador will stay

TOUR de France champion Alberto Contador will remain with the Astana team at least until his contract expires at the end of next year, Kazakh Cycling Federation deputy president Nikolai Proskurin said yesterday.

The Spaniard's future with Astana has been unclear for months amid persistent doubts about the Kazakh team's financial viability.

"We have absolutely no problems with Alberto Contador, and he will compete with Astana next season," Proskurin said.

The International Cycling Union had warned that Astana's cash troubles could endanger its chances of securing a new four-year license, prompting speculation that Contador - the world's top-ranked rider - could be released by the team.

"Certain people, it is unclear who, have completely dreamed this up, but there has been no occasion on which he has made an official statement on this issue," Proskurin said.

Contador won the Tour de France for the second time in July this year.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend