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Contador to springboard into Vuelta with San Sebastián

Alberto Contador returns to competition at Clásica San Sebastián, three weeks after crashing out of the Tour de France.

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MADRID (AFP) — Spanish rider Alberto Contador will return to competition in the Clásica San Sebastián in the Basque country on Saturday, three weeks after a fall ended his Tour de France ambitions.

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The 33-year-old Tinkoff rider, a two-time Tour de France champion, quit cycling’s most famous race during stage 9 after crashing on both of the opening two stages, suffering injuries including on his right side.

Contador has never won the Spanish classic, which covers 220km of hilly roads around the town of San Sebastián.

He will also compete in the Tour of Burgos from August 2-6, as he builds up to the Vuelta a España from August 20 to September 11, his main objective for the end of the season after pulling out of the Rio Olympics.