Sunday, 6 June 2010

Contador sets his sights on Tour de France victory as he wins prologue stage of Daphiné Libéré

On the day when an Italian newspaper suggested Contador was set to leave Astana at the end of the season to join Caisse d'Epargne, the two times Tour de France champion stormed to win the prologue stage of the Dauphiné Libéré. Coming second and third were HTC-Columbia's Tejay Van Garderen and Team Radioshack's Janez Brajkaive in the 6km TT course. Sky's Geraint Thomas came 4th followed by Danio Cataldo of Quick Step in 5th.

The widely regarded dress rehersal forvthecTour de France will last one week and Contador has made it clear he is here simply to work on his form and try out his new TT bike. Armstrong by contrast has opted for the Tour of Luxembourg in which he finished 3rd earlier today. Monday's stage will see the riders travel a 191km route from Evian-les-Bains to Saint-Laurent-du-Pont.

No comments :

Post a Comment