French Police Stop Contador

Cyclist Forced off His Bike

Jun 15, 2011
Outside Magazine

Alberto Contador, the recent Giro d'Italia champion and the reigning Tour de France winner, abandoned a training ride for this year's tour in the French Alps on Wednesday after a French policeman cited him for riding without lights. Contador was riding in daylight, but the route he chose—a descent of the Galibier pass—runs through several dark tunnels. Contador argued that his team car provided enough light. The officer disagreed, and Contador's ride ended there.

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