Con­ta­dor makes bold Grand Tour claims

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Al­berto Con­ta­dor, who fin­ished his ca­reer af­ter the Vuelta a Es­paña last month, be­lieves that he could have be­come the first rider to win all three Grand Tours in one sea­son.

No cy­clist has ever won the Giro d’italia, Tour de France and the Vuelta in a year.

“I would have liked, like any­one else, to have won all three Grand Tours in one year,” Con­ta­dor told Spain’s Marca news­pa­per.

“I’ve been able to win them, but in dif­fer­ent sea­sons. If I had tried it when I was younger and when I had a very pow­er­ful team around me, maybe I would have had more op­tions.”

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