Sports News: Contador


Alberto Contador retained the yellow jersey in the Criterium du Dauphine on Monday after the first stage of 186 kilometres, won by France’s Nacer Bouhanni.

Contador won the prologue on Sunday to earn the race leader’s jersey and cruised safely through the stage from Cluses to Saint Vulbas, which saw a two man breakaway from Belgium’s Frederik Backaert and Australian Mitchell Docker.

Contador holds a six second overall lead from Australia’s Richie Porte with Briton Chris Froome third, 13 seconds behind Contador.