Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will retire next month after riding in the Spanish Vuelta.
Contador announced his plan to stop racing on a video posted Monday on Instagram. The Spanish rider said the Vuelta "will be my last race as a professional cyclist."
"It's a decision that I have thought (about) very well and I don't think there is a better farewell than in the home race and in my country," he said.
The three-week Vuelta starts Aug. 19.
Second only to five-time Tour winner Miguel Indurain in Spanish cycling lore, the 34-year-old Contador has been one of the sport's top riders for the last decade in a contentious...