Contador Returns to Racing
Will target the Vuelta after end of doping suspension
Alberto Contador returned to racing Monday at the Enco Tour after the conclusion of his retroactive two-year doping suspension. He and his Saxo Bank-Tinkoff team plan to target the upcoming Vuelta a Espana which begins only a week after the Enco Tour. Before then, Contador will have a chance to test his fitness in the penultimate stage’s 17.4 kilometer time trial. For now, he will focus on avoiding crashes and regaining his race rhythm. He is expected to contend for his second victory at the Vuelta. “Those six months have been difficult and I’ll remember them forever. I did not want to stand, I changed my training places, there have been days of having more desire and others less, but I’m just as tired as other years at this time because I trained hard to get into good condition,” he said. Contador tested positive for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour and was suspended in February of this year after a Court of Arbitration hearing.