Contador considers 2016 retirement

Alberto Contador is pondering his future.

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Spanish rider Alberto Contador has said that 2016 could be his last year in professional cycling.

The 32-year-old, who is expected to compete in the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France this year with Tinkoff-Saxo team, told Spanish media on Monday: "I would like to retire being at the top. This year, I will definitely be competing and also next year.

"I cannot confirm it, but that could be my last. Yes, beyond 2016, I don't see myself (competing)."

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Contador to miss Vuelta

Contador crashed out of this year's Tour with a broken leg.

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Alberto Contador has ruled himself out of the Vuelta a Espana having said he has suffered a setback in his recovery from the injury that ended his Tour de France bid.

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