The V Granfondo Alberto Contador held today in Plasencia with a record of participation, with more than 850 riders. The race, over 175 kilometers on a magnificent course that transited the Monfragüe National Park and the Jerte Valley, served to Alberto Contador for his penultimate long training before taking the start at the Giro d’Italia on Saturday , May 9.
The reception was spectacular by the fans from Extremadura, among other reasons because Contador emotional closeness with this country, which is native his entire family. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Government of Extremadura and the city of Plasencia, the Granfondo Contador, who each year visit a region of Spain, was held in one of the most attractive areas of this region, not only for tourism but also for cycling.
Alberto Contador today enjoyed a relaxed contact with fans before traveling to Italy, where he will fight for victory in his first big challenge of the year. “This is the purpose for which I am preparing
since the beginning of the year, the fight for victory in the Giro. I mortgaged the results of the beginning of the season for it and we will see what happens there. Today was an important day because it was my first intense training after getting off the Teide and am happy with the sensations”, said Tinkoff-Saxo leader after completing the race, where he rode in front on to the end.
(Automatic translation. Forgive inaccuracies).