Alberto Contador withdraws from Tour de France

Spain's Alberto Contador abandons after a fall during the 161.50 km tenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2014
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Two-time champion Alberto Contador withdraws from the Tour de France following a crash on stage 10.

Two-time champion Alberto Contador has pulled out of the Tour de France after crashing on stage 10.

The Team Tinkoff-Saxo rider follows Team Sky's Chris Froome in withdrawing from the event.

Contador, who was in ninth place in the overall classification, abandoned his campaign when he came off his bike in wet conditions on Monday afternoon.

The Spaniard won the Tour de France in 2007 before clinching the title again two years later.

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 201 km second stage of the 101th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2014 between York and Sheffield
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