Alberto Contador in Colombian hospital with food poisoning
Nov 02 2019 05:03 am CET

Alberto Contador in Colombian hospital with food poisoning
Alberto Contador in Colombian hospital with food poisoning
Photo by ASO/A.Broadway

Alberto Contador has suffered from food poisoning in Colombia and has been admitted to a hospital in Bogotá.

The former professional cyclist is in the South American country because he was going to take part in the 'Giro de Rigo', an exhibition ride organised by Rigoberto Urán. But the former grand tour champion started suffering from fever that at the end forced him to be admitted to a hospital in the Colombian capital.

"I'm sorry to miss the 'Giro de Rigo', I've been training with a lot of spirit for it," said the former rider to the Spanish news agency EFE. "I travelled with a lot of happiness but during the trip, I started feeling bad, with a very high fever."

The race organised by Uran will take the riders through ten towns of the Colombian department of Quindio and several amateurs and professional cyclists will be at the start line, including the winner of the 2019 edition of the Tour de France, Egan Bernal.

Contador explained that his health problems derived from some food that was contaminated. The Spaniard commented that after he is released from the hospital he will enjoy a bit of Colombia and promised that next year he will return to take part in Uran's race.




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