Alberto Contador was today the main protagonist in the seventh edition of the Gran Fondo that bears his name and that gathered more than 1,200 participants at the start of the Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort. The facilities of this hotel complex, very focused on sport and especially on cycling, welcomed the departure and finish line of this race, 157 kilometers long, that became especially attractive thanks to the excellent weather, with sun and spring temperatures.
Alberto Contador finished the Gran Fondo with the two cyclists who finished in front and commented that it was “a good day of work facing the preparation that I am starting now for the Tour de France”. The leader of the Trek-Segafredo was accompanied today by his teammate Boy Van Poppel, on vacation this week in Alicante and also in preparation for his next goals, especially the Dutch Championship.
The Gran Fondo Alberto Contador, although its itinerant character, will return next year to this same place of the Valencian coast given the great interest that the Oliva Nova Golf & Beach Resort has in the figure of Alberto Contador as ambassador of the possibilities of this enclave to welcome cycling lovers from all over northern Europe during the winter months.
Alberto Contador will travel in next days towards Tenerife, where he will do a new training camp to prepare his main objective of the season, the Tour de France. “I’m really motivated for the Tour. At the beginning of the season I had a great level, although I could not finish atop, but I finished pretty fresh and after a short vacation, I’m going back to add kilometers little by little before arriving in Tenerife, where I will begin to work with greater intensity. The preparation is going perfectly, without setbacks, and I am very excited about the Trek-Segafredo team that will accompany me in the French race. Now it’s all about of working hard”.
(Automatic translation. Forgive inaccuracies).