I heard Contador quoted at the Giro stating that he would never be returning to a future Giro - I can't find the quote online, but the announcers on beIN Sports here in the States (probably a simulcast of British Eurosport with Sean Kelly) quoted him as saying that. My guess is he intends solely focus on TDFs post the 2015 Giro, a strategy with which I do not agree.Sciocco said:ninjadriver said:Sciocco: Contador has stated he plans on retiring after the 2016 season. It doesn't appear to be set in stone, but close to it.Sciocco said:Contador always a champion. All-time great stage racer. I hope he doesn't up and leave us too soon. **** the TdF, ride the fun stuff, T-A, VaPV, Giro, Vuelta, among others.
Yes, I know. I'm saying, I hope he doesn't get encouraged and leaves prior to that. Or retires at the end of 2016 even if he believes he could go another year beyond that. I don't want him to race forever either, I like 2017 because its 100th Giro actually.