Sunday, July 26, 2009

Alberto Contador Tells About the Hardest Moment in the Tour de France

Alberto Contador won the Tour de France for a second time Sunday (26 July 2009), and Lance Armstrong capped his return to the race with an impressive third-place finish.

Hardest Moment
After nearly 3,500 kilometers and 21 stages of racing over three weeks, Contador was asked on French TV what was the hardest moment in the race.

He replied: "It was in the (team) hotel," without elaborating.

Contador and Armstrong reportedly had differences early in the race, as tensions grew over who was the No. 1 Astana rider.

"We are totally incompatible. In the end, Armstrong will go his way and I'll go mine," Contador said.

Jamey Keaten, Alberto Contador Wins Tour; Lance Armstrong 3rd, Huffington Post, 26 July 2009.

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Image: Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates after winning the cycling race for the second time. (Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Laurent Rebours).