Alberto Contador to remain at Tinkoff-Saxo for 2016

Alberto Contador
Alberto Contador won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009, and last season's Vuelta a Espana

Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will remain with Tinkoff-Saxo for 2016, potentially his last year in the sport.

The Spaniard, 32, announced his contract extension on Twitter with team owner Oleg Tinkov adding on his own account: "Best stays with the best."

Contador suggested in February that he may retire after 2016, saying he wants to end his career "on top of a podium".

He is set to take on Britain's Chris Froome in this year's Tour de France.

Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali's participation is at risk, with his Astana team fighting to retain their racing licence after anti-doping infringements.

Saxo-Tinkoff owner Oleg Tinkoff agrees the deal with Alberto Contador
Saxo-Tinkoff owner Oleg Tinkoff agrees the deal with Alberto Contador

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