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Injured Contador likely to miss Olympics

2016-07-12 15:29
Alberto Contador (AP)

Madrid - Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador said on Tuesday that he is almost certain to miss the Rio Olympics next month after the injuries that ended his shot at the Tour de France.

The 33-year-old Spaniard, a two-time Tour de France champion, quit cycling's most famous race on Sunday's ninth stage after crashing on both of the opening two stages, suffering injuries including down his right side.

"Regarding the Olympics, it is practically impossible (for me to participate) because the question is not whether I have recovered but if I can participate in top condition," he told a press conference in Madrid after having medical tests.

"At first glance it looks like that will not be possible."

Doctors said it would take about four weeks for Contador to recover from a range of injuries - the Olympics begin on August 5.

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