Alberto Contactor, well renowned Spanish professional cyclist is all set to take part in the Tour de San Luis. He won back the hearts of his fans after he made his comeback and won the Vuelta-a- Espana in 2012. He was stripped off some of his titles and banned for a few seasons after he failed a dope test. But he completed his ban and came back and won the Vuelta-a- Espana thus regaining his own confidence and the love of his fans as well.
The Tour de San Luis started in 21st January 2013 and is scheduled to end of the 27th of January, 2013. But Albert and his Team were more than willing to just take part in the race. Planning to give it their 100% Contador and his teammates Jesus Hernandez, Sergio Paulinho, Niki Sorensen, Benjamin Noval, and Bruno Pires from Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank left for Argentina early in January. They said that they have an extensive training program to execute before the race so that they are ready to take on the teams in a more competitive and aggressive manner this time. They felt that practicing in Argentina would make more sense and they will be able to accustom to the roads there too, if they go out early.
He also added that he will be taking part in the Tour of Oman from 11th to 16th February 2013 after his race at the Tour de San Luis. He has expressed his desire to win the Tour de France title this year. In March he will be racing at the Crieterium International and the Tirreno-Adriatico as well. So overall, the New Year seems to have started off well with a lot of work remaining as well for Albert. At the moment he said that he and his Team and concentrating completely on the Tour de San Luis.