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Abu Dhabi, 17 February 2017 – The Abu Dhabi Sports Council and RCS Sport, as Abu Dhabi Tour organisers, are delighted to announce the participation of the Spanish rider Alberto Contador from Trek-Segafredo at the upcoming Abu Dhabi Tour, the only Middle Eastern race in the UCI WorldTour calendar. Contador will attend the Top Riders’ press conference that will be held at the Press Conference room at the Yas Marina Circuit on Wednesday 22 February at 4pm.


Alberto Contador (ESP - Trek-Segafredo)

Alberto Contador Velasco, born 6 December 1982, Madrid, is undoubtedly one of the world’s best stage racers and a legend in his own lifetime. With seven Grand Tour GC victories – more than any other active rider – along with numerous wins in stage races, Alberto has a claim to being the finest overall cyclist of this generation. “El Pistolero”, a nickname given for his signature celebration move, has won two Tours de France (2007, 2009), two Giro d’Italia (2008, 2015), and the Vuelta a España three times: 2008, 2012 and 2014.



Abu Dhabi Tour Media Kit

From the official online pressroom the media can download high resolution pictures of the 2016 race, the various press conferences, the opening ceremony and the UCI Cycling Gala. In order to download the pictures, just go to (username: press / password: press), select “Scarica contenuti/Download contents” on the top right, choose “2016” from the menu on the left, then “Ciclismo”, and then “Abu Dhabi Tour”. The photos are free of charge for editorial use, as long as both the Abu Dhabi Tour and the photographer’s name is quoted.

SHIFT Active Media

Manolo Bertocchi


RCS Sport Cycling Press Office

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RCS Sport

Stefano Diciatteo


RCS Sport Press Office Coordinator

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The only WorldTour race in the Middle East and organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in partnership with RCS Sports and Events.