Contador hon­oured with No 1 jersey

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Triple win­ner Al­berto Contador will wear bib No 1 in his farewell Vuelta a Es­pana later this month as the Spa­niard pre­pares to bring his ca­reer to and end.

Contador, who an­nounced on Mon­day this year’s Vuelta would be his last pro­fes­sional race, will be bid­ding for a fourth ti­tle af­ter his tri­umphs in 2008, 2012 and 2014.

The No 1 bib is usu­ally re­served for the de­fend­ing cham­pion, but or­gan­is­ers have bro­ken with tra­di­tion and handed it to the Trek-Se­gafredo rider.

“That Al­berto chooses Spain and La Vuelta to call it a ca­reer is a great hon­our for the whole or­gan­i­sa­tion,” Javier Guillen, gen­eral di­rec­tor of the Vuelta, said in a state­ment.

Al­berto Contador

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