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Three-time Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador, decided to leave the team that saw him through two of his Tour wins, roadcycling reports. To add insult to injury, Team Astana learned about Contadors decision through Contadors press replica omega De Ville CoAxial CoAxial Rattrapante watches service.The 27-year old Spaniard won the Tour de France in 2007 on the Discovery Channel team, and in 2009 and 2010 on Team Astana. While riding for Astana, he also won the 2008 Giro dItalia, and the 2008 Vuelta a Espa?a. Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel left Astana at the end of last year when the team struggled to pay wages.No word yet on which team Contador will ride for next year, but insiders speculate hell join Bjarne Riiss team. Riis is current owner and manager of Team Saxo Bank.--Erin Beresini