Who is Alberto Contador and what is his net worth 2018? This name is synonymous to that of a cycling giant. The Spanish cyclist who has won all three major tours in cycling was able to leave a mark in the world of cycling. Better known as Alberto Contador Velasco, winner of Tour de France was born on 6 December 1982. He was able to conquer the 2009 Tour de France, the 2008 Giro d’Italia and the 2008 Vuelta a España with the Astana team.
Third among the four siblings was born in Pinto in Madrid. As a kid,s he was interested in different sports including football. His interests towards cycling started at the age of four. Inspired by his elder brother Fransico Javier, Alberto decided to pursue cycling. Facing amateur races at the age of 14, in Madrid, Alberto started his racing career. At that time he was a member of Real Velo Club Portillo. The first year was not so good for the renowned cyclist. But soon he was well known as Pantani, named after great Marco Pantani, one of the best climbers. By the year 2000, the cyclist was able to win various amateur races in Spain.
Married to Macarena Pescador in the year 2011 and stationed at Pinto, he is also a great admirer of birds. Golden finches and personally bred canaries are some of his rare collection of birds.
Alberto Contador Net Worth
With fame come lots of responsibility and also a huge amount of fortune. Hard work is always rewarded and this is being true in the case of renowned cyclist. But what is the net worth of Alberto Contador at present? Alberto Contador has a net worth of $16 million.
Cycling requires a great effort and hard work as it has to be performed under adverse climatic conditions as well as geographical conditions. Many experts think that the prize amount of Pro cyclists should be increased.
Prize amount of $9,95,000 was won by team Astana in Tour de France in the year 2009. Alberto Contador was part of the winning team and he stood winner in the tour.
A champion lives like a champion and also rides like a champion. How can the star remain behind in terms of owning a huge house and costly cars? Yes, he owns a house in the posh location in Lugano, Switzerland. Lugano is an Italian speaking city in Switzerland. Many famous athletes and film stars reside there. They like to stay near the Lake Lugano, a beautiful and serene lake. His house is big enough to ride a cycle inside the house. Alberto used to practice with his dog inside the house.
A respectable name in the world of cycling is one among the five cyclists to have won all the three Grand tours. He was the winner of 2007 and 2009 Tour de France. In 2007 Tour de France he was associated with discovery Channel team and in 2009 Tour de France he was associated with team Astana. Another major achievement of Alberto was being a part of winning team in 2008, 2012 and 2014 Vuelta a España. Apart from the above, he was also the winner in Giro d’Italia in the year 2008 and 2015.
His performance was not only noteworthy in Grand tours of cycling but was also remarkable in many other races like Tirreno–Adriatico, Tour of the Basque Country, and much more.
He had been sponsored by different organisations till now. Recently he was roped in by power company Viesgo. It required the cyclist to take part in advertisement campaigns of the company. In one of the advertisement, Alberto had to display the usefulness of a “Mobile App” launched by Viesgo. This app is related to concepts of power consumption and other services.
Trek, the bicycle manufacturing company is also one of the sponsors for Alberto. Apart from the above Italian coffee roasting company, Segafredo is sponsoring the renowned cyclist. In different stages of his cycling career, he had been teamed up with various organisations.
With a career spanning for more than a decade, the cyclist has come a long way. Leaving behind lots of landmarks by winning the three Grand tours and other professional cycling tours; Alberto has been successful in earning a high rank in pro cycling. The journey was not smooth as injuries and accidents were bravely overcome by the cyclist. We wish him the very best in his forthcoming competitions, may he continue his winning streak forever.