Alberto Contador has managed to become the overall leader in the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol race even before 24 hour hours after the race started. For the 32 years old Spanish professional cyclist, this race is the first race of the 2015 season. Alberto Contador is riding Vuelta a Andalucia for the first time in his professional cycling career.
The British professional cyclist Chris Froome who is one of the biggest rivals of Alberto Contador is eight seconds behind the Spanish rider. Contador is not at all willing to make much of his spectacular start of his first race of this season.
Contador said that the race had only just begun and there’s still a long way to go. Contador regards being the leader as nothing more than a symbolic thing. Contador became the recipient of the red jersey. The red jersey is only given to the leader of the race. The Spanish rider jokingly said that maybe the colour red is a lucky charm for him. The red jersey is also awarded to the leader of Vuelta a Espana race. (more…)
The 29-year old Spaniard Alberto Contador hopes to participate at the Giro d’Italia in 2013. Contador attended the course presentation of 2013 Giro recently and there he expressed his desire to take part in the Italian Grand Tour in 2013.
Contador returned from a two year doping ban a few days ago and since then he looks promising as he won the Vuelta a Espana and the Milan-Turin race. The Saxo Bank-TinkOff Bank rider also said that his primary objective would be to win the Tour de France next year but he would like to take part in the Giro because he felt that the track is pretty good to ride.
Contador revealed his opinion that the Giro race would be a tough one right from the word go because some of the hardest climbs are there at the start of the show. He thinks that a crucial difference will be made during the team time trial and the Mountain Time trial. He then adds on that the final week of the race will be a great one as it demands some of the toughest finishes.
Alberto Contador is quite sure that the Giro would suit him quite well. But he is not absolutely sure of taking part in it because he doesn’t know his schedule for the next year. He chooses to wait and see his programs of the upcoming season and then he will decide whether to take part or not.
The biggest goal of Contador’s life is to grab three Grand Tours in one single season but at the same time he admits that it is quite a tough challenge. He has no expectation to achieve his dream by 2013 as he said that it would be really difficult to balance between Giro, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana.
Alberto Contador has five Grand Tour titles in his bag which includes one Giro d’Italia in 2008, a couple of Vuelta a Espana in 2008 and 2012 and two Tour de France in 2007 and 2009. He is making the 2013 Tour de France his bird’s eye and desparately wants to win it.