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Astana's Contador cautious in welcoming Armstrong back from retirement

Updated: October 17, 2008, 5:37 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID, Spain -- Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is ready to welcome disgraced cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov back to the Astana team but remains guarded about Lance Armstrong's return from retirement.

Contador, speaking in an interview with The Associated Press, said he wouldn't block Vinokourov from rejoining Astana even if the Kazhak rider's positive doping test at the 2007 Tour may have cost the Spaniard a chance to defend his title last July.

"He's finished serving ...

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