Madrid — Double Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will retire from racing after this year’s Vuelta a Espana. The Spaniard, one of six cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours in a 14-year professional career marred by a doping ban, made his announcement on social media site Instagram on Monday. "I am retiring from professional cycling. I say this happy and without sadness," the 34-year-old Contador said. "It’s a decision I have thought over very well and I don’t think there is a better farewell than in the race in my country. I hope it will be three wonderful weeks." Nicknamed El Pistolero for his attacking style and ability to mount devastating attacks in the mountains, Contador won his first Tour de France in 2007 with the Discovery Channel team before moving to Astana and winning it again in 2009. He also won the 2010 edition but in 2012 was stripped of that title after being banned for two years after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol at the race. Co...

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