wx2S0A8029Alberto Contador saw today how winning in the Vuelta a former teammate, Dani Navarro, whom he congratulated just seeing him behind the podium. “Dani is a rider of great quality”, Alberto said. “The other day he asked me why I had gone to him and today was the opposite”, he said, referring to the fact that he always remained in the background, letting Dani Navarro play his cards ahead. “I’m glad for him that he could win. A stage in the Vuelta is very important”, he said.

Before that, the race also went well Tinkoff-Saxo with a breakaway with no danger to the leader. “For us was perfect that the break came with several riders. When at the end I was in front was only to control the rest of the favorites to not go into the bonuses”, said Contador.

From tomorrow, still further complicates the Tour of Spain, three days in a row on the mountain will be at stake the fate of the race. “I’ve to see how the legs go, but I cannot complain. Today I was able to control well in the end and the team has taken me very well. Now I have to recover, that tomorrow is the first day that decide the Vuelta”, Alberto said.

(Automatic translation. Forgive inaccuracies).