ALBERTO Contador is eyeing up his farewell Grand Tour as the Vuelta a Espana gets underway.

The three-times Vuelta champ will battle it out with Tour de France winner Chris Froome and others during the gruelling three-week race, which rolls out of Nimes on Saturday.

BID FOR GLORY: Contador gunning for Vuelta a Espana

Contador, 34, will lead Trek-Segafredo during the final Grand Tour of the season before his retirement.

“It’s a decision that I have thought about very well and I don’t think that there is a better farewell than in a home race in my own country,” said Contador.

“I am sure they will be three great weeks, enjoying all your support and I’m looking forward to it.”

Contador secured two Tour de France wins but was stripped of a third Yellow Jersey in 2010 for doping.

He blamed his positive test results on eating contaminated mea

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