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. None of my riders have collected any UCI points and, bizarrely, the rider who’s not been competing has been generating the most column inches. Here’s a quick summary of what they’ve been up to (or not) over the past couple of months.

Alberto Contador (formerly Saxo Bank)

Alberto auditions for lead role in Grease ( image courtesy of @AlbertoContad

Alberto auditions for lead role in Grease (image courtesy of @albertocontador)

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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, Astana’s Alexandre Vinokourov – in probably his last year before retirement –  and AG2R’s Nico Roche. The three have been enjoying [not sure that’s the correct word – Ed] wildly different starts to the 2012 season. Here’s a quick summary of what they have been doing over the last few weeks.
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