Tour de France - Alberto Contador looking at Galibier for potential stage victory
Jul 17 2017 06:07 pm CET

Tour de France - Alberto Contador looking at Galibier for potential stage victory
Tour de France - Alberto Contador looking at Galibier for potential stage victory
Photo of Alberto Contador by the A.S.O.

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) is recovering well from the injuries he sustained at the Tour de France and the rider now has new objectives for what is left of the race.

The Spaniard talked about the bad moments he has had in this Grand Tour. "Crashes push you to the limit psychologically," said the rider to Spanish Agency EFE. "I don't believe in destiny or bad luck, but sometimes you wonder. Then you change the way to see things and keep going. Without the crashes I think I would now be fighting for the Yellow Jersey."

With very slim options for the podium as it stands, Contador has new goals for the remaining week of La Grande Boucle. "I will keep trying but the time gaps are very big. My objectives are realistic and they include taking a stage victory and, most of it, enjoy my bicycle.

"For example, the other day I experienced special moments when I escaped with (Mikel) Landa. There are times when I don't remember victories, but rather moments like those. My objective is not the podium. It is just to take a stage, but be careful because many things can still happen," he added.

Contador has one stage on mind for the upcoming days of racing. "The Galibier (in the 17th stage) is a climb that I like. Long, hard and with a final beyond 2.000 meters of height and where a lot of riders have problems.

"It is a good place for me, and for me the Alps are always better than the Pyrenees. That stage will be more decisive than the Izoard, because that one is more predictable and riders just try to avoid losing time. The Galibier can take away podium options and even victories," he commented.




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