Tour de France: 'There's no other way but to go on the offensive,' says Contador

When it all shook out at the end of the first stage of the Tour de France, Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) was one of the biggest losers of the general classification contenders. Along with Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Contador stood at the back of a group of contenders sat between 47 and 54 seconds down on the stage winner Geraint Thomas.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.