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Gallery: Contador and Riis go skydiving

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Cycling News
Published:
December 12, 2011, 11:08 GMT,
Updated:
December 12, 2011, 11:53 GMT
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Monday, December 12, 2011
Contador and his instructor in freefall

Contador and his instructor in freefall

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Saxo Bank leader puts his descending skills to the ultimate test

Alberto Contador and his Saxo Bank team brought their trip in Israel to a close with a spectacular skydive on the coast of the country.

The Spanish climber has spent the last week in the Middle Eastern country setting up a number of initiatives as well as taking part in a night-time criterium.

However, he and team boss Bjarne Riis saved their most exhilarating task until the end of the trip, jumping from an aeroplane at over 12,000ft. The jump took place over Tel Aviv, with a minute of freefall in which the jumpers reached speeds of 200kph.

Contador is yet to find out the verdict of his CAS case, with a final ruling expected in January. If found guilty he could face a lengthy ban.

 For a photo gallery of Contador and Riis jumping out of a plane at 12,000ft, click here.

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