Team News – Contador eyeing up Mountains


Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) keeps eye on the mountains after stage 4 of Paris-Nice ends in bunch sprint

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Team News – Contador eyeing up Mountains

With stage 4 of Paris-Nice led home by the sprinters, Alberto Contador finished with the peloton losing no time and ready to take on the mountain stages.

After the events of yesterday’s cancelled stage, Alberto talked about the feeling in the peloton during today’s stage.

“It was quite a tense stage after the one cancelled yesterday. We are all are a few seconds from each other and everybody wants to be in the front, in order to launch the sprint. It was a very tense day and the wind produced a split. However, we were well positioned and crossed the finish line out of trouble.”

There is still a lot of racing still to come however says Contador. “Before coming here, I had said there were two summit finishes – one for climbers and another for heavier riders.”

“The first was the one that was cancelled yesterday and probably favoured me. There is still another one ahead, and we have to adapt our strategy and take advantage of it.”

“It’s a long climb, 15km, where it will be difficult to build differences. Nevertheless, we will have to try. Sunday is another difficult day and we will see what we can do.”

The climbers will be relishing stage 5’s climbs, taking in the Col de la Madeleine and the fearsome Mont Ventoux but Friday could be the day the GC standings really change shape.



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