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The Many Accomplishments of El Pistolero

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Feb 16, 2015 – Factfile on Alberto Contador after the Spanish cyclist announced on Monday his plans to retire after the 2016 season. Here is a brief list of the results he has achieved thus far including stage wins, grand-tour wins, tour-wins, and more.

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Alberto Contador
Nationality: Spanish
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Birthplace: Madrid (Spain)

Teams: Once-Eroski (2002-2003), Liberty Seguros (2004), Liberty Seguros-Wurth (2005-2006), Wurth (2006), Astana-Wurth (2006), Astana (2006), Discovery Channel (2007), Astana (2008-2010), Saxo Bank-Sungard (2011), Saxo Bank (2012), Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank (2012), Saxo-Tinkoff (2013), Tinkoff-Saxo (since 2014)

Main victories:

Paris-Nice 2007 and 2010, Tirreno-Adriatico 2014, Tour of the Basque Country 2008, 2009, 2014; Vuelta a Castilla y Leon 2007, 2008, 2010; Volta ao Algrave 2009, 2010

Stage wins:

Five stages – Vuelta 2008, 2012 and 2014
Three stages – Tour de France 2007 and 2009
One stage – Tour Down Under 2005

Grand Tours:

Tour de France: winner 2007, 2009
Giro: winner 2008
Vuelta: winner 2008, 2012, 2014

World Tour Ranking:

1st UCI World Ranking 2009