Tinkoff-Saxo’s Contador wins La Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain)
Saxo Bank, the trading and investment specialist, today announces that legendary road cyclist Alberto Contador has won the red jersey and the overall Vuelta a España title as the race’s final stage concluded yesterday in Santiago de Compostela.
Contador finished with a time of 81 hours, 25 minutes and five seconds, one minute and 11 seconds ahead of his closest rival, Chris Froome of Team Sky. A fractured tibia forced the Spanish-born champion to retire from the Tour de France in July. His remarkable come-back follows a recent announcement that Saxo Bank and the Tinkoff team are continuing their partnership in 2015.
Saxo Bank’s sponsorship of the Tinkoff team supports and reinforces the strategy and ambitious goals of the team as well as assisting them as they strive for optimal performance and achieve their commitment to the development of talent in cycling.
In a joint statement, Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen, co-CEOs and co-founders of Saxo Bank commented on Alberto Contador’s success:
“The same way we at Saxo empower our clients to seize every opportunity that arises in the market place, Alberto has shown once again that to win you need instinct, talent as well as a carefully planned strategy. We really like to win at Saxo Bank and Tinkoff-Saxo team manager Bjarne Riis and his riders remain a huge inspiration and motivation - not only for Saxo Bank - but also for many talented young people in Denmark, Spain and around the world. We are extremely happy to be supporting that.”
Alberto Contador won La Vuelta a España in 2008 and 2012. It is the biggest three-week stage race in cycling after the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia.
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