Team News – Contador Satisfied with stage 4


Finishing on the same time as Chris Froome and the other GC favourites, Alberto Contador declares himself satisfied with stage 4

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Team News – Contador Satisfied with stage 4

After a stage which was giving the GC contenders in Paris nightmares, Tinkoff-Saxo’s Alberto Contador thanked his teammates for their support including Peter Sagan, who managed to grab 3rd place behind stage winner Tony Martin after having dedicated his energy to the overall team objective.

Alberto Contador finished safely in the ‘GC group’ saying “I’m very satisfied with today because my sensations were very good. I also congratulate the team for their effort because they worked very well today including Peter Sagan, who did some excellent work for me. So I wish to thank them a lot”.

“The objective today was to pass the day without problems and the only problem I had during the race was with my rear wheel in the last 25 kilometers. As we entered the last three kilometers, I thought about the possibility of changing my bike but I decided to continue and fortunately I could. It would have been very risky to change the bike in the last kilometers”, comments Alberto Contador.

Peter Sagan, 3rd on the stage, talked of his role in the team “I am in the team with Alberto and that is important to understand. I did my very best to help him and made sure that I did my part in keeping him in the first group. Then I was almost dropped from the first group after I had closed a gap but I was able to recover a bit for the final sprint”.

“But I didn’t expect that I could finish 3rd, as I had spent a lot of energy. I’m very happy with the result today, as I spent much energy and I’m glad that Alberto got through the stage in a nice way – this is the most important.”

“No matter how hard the stage is, we all work for Alberto and if we can do something for him in the GC then I’m satisfied with the outcome. It’s difficult to both win stages and help Alberto, which is my main focus. We will see if I can take a stage win on one of the flat stage in the next days, but it’s very dangerous and it’s a bit like lottery. Maybe you win but you can also crash, so I have to be really careful”.

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