Alberto Contador has decided to take the start at the next Tour of Spain, after recover from the injury that suffered in the last Tour de France, which has allowed him to training again, but not from so many days. “I’m riding the bicycle during ten days and yesterday was the first day I could climb a mountain pass without knee pain”, said the leader of Tinkoff-Saxo from Lugano.
“That excites me, motivates me and has led me to make the decision to run the Tour of Spain”, says Alberto, knowing it will not be easy. “I know it’s a Tour of Spain I’ll have to do in a very different way than I had thought earlier in the season, or as I planned the Tour de France, but I think it can be very good considering the end of season and to start next year with guarantees”.
The problem is the lack of competition, having spent many days without training and still have fresh wound in his right knee, forcing him to await developments. “Perhaps in the last week I can be fighting for a stage win”, he says, because still he hopes to improve a little his physical shape. “I’ll try to do my best in this last week before the start and see you all in Jerez!”, concluded Alberto Contador.
After ruling virtually the Tour of Spain due to complications that arose during his recovery, the great work done by team’s physiotherapists and the collaboration of technicians from Indiba and Compex, which have been made available to Alberto Contador all necessary means, has achieved what seemed impossible.
Has also been fundamental the work of doctors of CEMTRO Clinic in Madrid, both for the fast diagnosis of the injury, which allowed discarding surgery, and in the subsequent treatment of the wound, which reopened a week after the accident. A surgeon traveled from Madrid to Lugano for a new cure. He reopened the wound, did a deep clean of dirt and some small stones that were left inside after emergency cure done in France, and returned to stitch the wound after removing the dead skin debris that could stopped proper healing. “Thanks to the work of the specialists who have treated me I could recover in record time. Am deeply grateful to them all”, says Alberto Contador.
(Automatic translation. Forgive inaccuracies).