Alberto Contador made a positive assessment of his performance and of his team, Tinkoff-Saxo, in the first time trial of the Tour of Spain. “I cannot see exactly the time yet, but I think it has been a good result. The difference from the first have been 19 seconds, but more than that, I’m happy because I could keep up with my teammates, I have been able to collaborate on the race and is a good sign that I have not had pain in the knee in this short stage. I were already looking forward to start the race and the differences are not something I overly concerned, and less today. I’ll Go day by day and see what is happening”, Contador said after finishing the stage.
Alberto said that today was a stage in which many people probably did not want to risk too much. “It was a complicated time trial if it had rained it would be practically impossible. It was a time trial of much respect, with bright asphalt in roundabouts after a lot without rain, with oil and diesel from the cars, so I’m happy we have saved troubles and I think that is a good result. And I’m also happy because I have seen the whole team well, very concentrated, and that motivates me”.
Tomorrow, Alberto Contador expected to begin “seing if there will be wind, because wave to be attentive not only to be in front and not lose time, but above all to prevent crashes, which is what worries me most in this first week to try to recover and see if I can do the final of the Vuelta as I want”, concluded the leader of Tinkoff-Saxo.
(Automatic translation. Forgive inaccuracies).