Alberto Contador, after get his first victory in the queen stage of the Tour of Spain, said it had been “a very good day for us. I was able to distance all riders, some who were closer and others went further, like Froome, who seem to recover and has an incredible pace, but the forces have gone well and I’ve been able to hold on until I have seen my chance and I took the opportunity”.
“I have seen the pace of Sky, which already have experienced this year, especially in Dauphine Libere. When Froome makes a change of pace is difficult to follow him. When I succeeded, the next thing I did was to see that Joaquim and Alejandro were dropped, then I saw that I could stay there and I searched my moment”, said the leader of Tinkoff-Saxo.
The general classification is clarified from now, but according to Alberto Contador “there are still many rivals. The race will be complicated and should be controled, but what gives me confidence is that recovery is very good and the forces are fairly well despite the beating we have. Now we have a rest day to be fully used”.
During the final part of the stage, Contador changed bike, that was decided on the spot. “We thought that because we saw the weather forecast, yesterday the asphalt was really difficult with the rain and we decided to go out with a better tubular for water. When we saw that it was not raining, we decided to change to a more dry tubular and for that has been the change of bike”.
Tomorrow, Alberto Contador has a very clear program. “Rest as much as possible. From the first is much the beating, after an initial week of heat and this one of constant rising. We must recover with legs up, eat well and think about the five stages remaining. Tomorrow we will enjoy the team, we’ll do one and a half hour of training, about 50 kilometers, including one stop for having a coffee and then, go back to the hotel”.
Press Conference at 14:30 h.
Tomorrow, at 14:30 am at the team hotel, Alberto Contador will offer a press conference to all media present in the Tour of Spain.
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