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by Shane Stokes
January 12, 2018
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Recently-retired Alberto Contador said before that he wanted to remain involved with cycling; the Spaniard has a development team, and will now have another connection to the sport. Eurosport announced on Thursday that it has signed him up as a commentator, and that he will work alongside people such as Antonio Alix, Eduardo Chozas, Luis Jiménez, Juan Antonio Flecha and Laura Meseguer.
“For us it is an honour that a cycling legend like Alberto Contador joins Eurosport’s commentators team in Spain,” said Fernando Ruiz, Director of Sports of Eurosport. “Alberto is sure to surprise with his exhaustive knowledge, not only of great races or cyclists who have been his companions until very recently, but also of materials, bicycles and other very important technical aspects in the daily life of a cyclist.
“We want to take a leap of quality in 2018 in our cycling broadcasts and the signing of Alberto Contador is only a first step. Soon we will have more news that will position Eurosport as the clear reference for all lovers of this sport.”
Contador won two editions of the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia during his career, as well as three Vueltas a Espana. He also took multiple victories in other events. He served a suspension for Clenbuterol in 2010, losing the 2010 Tour de France and the 2011 Giro d’Italia.
Contador ended his career at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana, where he won the Angliru stage.