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)."

Mark Cavendish denies Team Sky dig

Mark Cavendish has hit back on Twitter at Cycling Weekly journalist Gregor Brown over a story the magazine ran which quoted Cav as telling Belgium’s Het Nieuwsblad newspaper that he "made a mistake" in joining Team Sky.

Cavendish, who now rides for Belgian team Etixx-QuickStep, denied having "a dig" at Sky.

Tour de France to visit Andorra in 2016

The Tour will pass through Andorra for the fifth time in 2016.

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Tour de France officials have announced the race will visit Andorra for a fifth time in its history next year.

Le Tour will begin at the foot of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy on July 2 2016, and it will pass through the principality that lies locked between France and Spain as it winds its way towards the finish in Paris.

A statement from race organisers said:

The peloton of the Grande Boucle will stay three days in the principality, with a stage finish, a rest day and a stage start.

The Tour de France has previously been through Andorra in 1964, 1993, 1997 and 2009. The full route for the 2016 race is to be unveiled in Paris on October 20 this year.

– Statement from Tour de France organisers