Vuelta a España - Alberto Contador: Tomorrow the race starts to get difficult
Aug 21 2017 12:05 am CET

Vuelta a España - Alberto Contador: Tomorrow the race starts to get difficult
Vuelta a España - Alberto Contador: Tomorrow the race starts to get difficult
Photo of Alberto Contador by the A.S.O.

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) is now at 52 seconds from leader Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors) after the second stage of the Vuelta a España, but the objective of the day was to avoid damage.

The rider arrived safe and sound to the finish line and that was good enough for him. "The objective of the day was to avoid losing time and any crashes," said Contador to Spanish radio COPE.

"There were many crashes as I've heard on the radio. It was another tense stage, maybe on television it looked like a calm stage, but the fact that nobody managed to escape shows that we were riding really fast in the peloton. Now it's time to recover."

The riders faced strong winds in the last ten kilometres and the favourites' teams pulled in front to try to create cuts in the pack. "We went in front in the last kilometres because it was an ideal moment to try to break the race. I don't know if we could create a gap or not, but it was the idea," he explained.

The next day the Vuelta moves to Andorra and will feature two climbs of the first category and one of the second. "Tomorrow the race starts to get difficult. Stages like the one of tomorrow are a question mark because you don't know how your body is going to respond after so much time out of competition, but we will see. We hope it will be a good day."




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