Tour de France had cobbles on the dreaded menu of stage 4, which greatly reduced the size of the front group that made it to the line in Cambrai. Tinkoff-Saxo’s Alberto Contador thanks his teammates for their support including Peter Sagan, who managed to grab 3rd place behind stage winner Tony Martin after having dedicated his energy to the overall team objective.

Tour de France 2015 - 102a Edizione - 4a tappa Seraing - Cambrai 223.5 km - 07/07/2015 - Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff - Saxo) - foto POOL Bernard Papon/L'Equipe/BettiniPhoto©2015

Tour de France 2015 – 102a Edizione – 4a tappa Seraing – Cambrai 223.5 km – 07/07/2015 – Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff – Saxo) – foto POOL Bernard Papon/L’Equipe/BettiniPhoto©2015

Alberto Contador finished safely with good sensations on the demanding stage 4 of Tour de France and was quick to thank his team after crossing the finish line in Cambrai.

“I’m very satisfied with today because my sensations were very good. I also congratulate the team for their effort because they worked very well today including Peter Sagan, who did some excellent work for me. So I wish to thank them a lot. The objective today was to pass the day without problems and the only problem I had during the race was with my rear wheel in the last 25 kilometers. As we entered the last three kilometers I thought about the possibility of changing my bike but I decided to continue and fortunately I could. It would have been very risky to change bike in the last kilometers”, comments Alberto Contador.