Rider updates: Alberto Contador, Alexandre Vinokourov and Nicolas Roche

I’m following the progress of three stage racers in 2012: arguably the greatest of his generation, Alberto Contador – currently taking an extended break – Astana’s Alexandre Vinokourov – enjoying his swansong season  and AG2R’s Nico Roche – hoping to build on his promising 2010 results. One of my riders finally has some UCI points though it’s the rider who’s not been competing who’s been generating the most column inches. Here’s a quick summary of what they’ve achieved in the past couple of months.

Alberto Contador (back with Saxo Bank)

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