Alberto Contador close sign a deal with Team Saxo Bank
Alberto Contador’s agreement with Team Saxo Bank was voided after the cyclist was banned from professional cycling because of doping during the Tour de France 2010.
The Spaniard has now briefed that he is close to signing a new contract with the Danish team to mark his return after the August 5th, 2012.
The cyclist was accused of using clenbuterol during the 2010 version of the French Grand Tour and the final decision on his case was made in February 2012.
The jury was convinced that Alberto used unfair means to enhance his performance at the French race and suspended him from professional cycling.
The 29-year-old is now serving a two-year ban from the sport and has also been stripped off from all the victories since the 2010 version of the French race.
Contador is now planning to mark his return to professional cycling on August 5th, 2012 and has revealed that a number of teams are interested to sign him for the remaining part of the season.
However, the Spaniard has shown his faith in Bjarne Riis’ team and will continue with the side to continue his professional pursuit for the 2012 season at least.
Marca.com quoted Alberto as saying, “The support I have been given by the team leaders, Riis has been great. For me it’s invaluable, of this and my priority is to Saxo Bank”.
“You have to close the deal, but on both sides is fully available and I think will reach an agreement soon”.
“I will use the 101 days I have to go over every stage of the Vuelta very well”.
“I like to leave few things at random, there are many new finishes this year in the Vuelta that I want to learn, which is good because it will make it more attractive to the spectators”.
Alberto’s first race of the season will be at the Eneco Tour and the cyclist has already started training to ensure his peak form ahead of the race.
Alberto has missed most of the important cycling events of the season and the only big race he is eligible to ride in the current season is the Vuelta a Espana 2012.