Thursday September 7th, 2017

Stage 18Suances / Santo Toribio de Liébana

Start 13h14 (Local time)

Contador: "It would be nice would be to win after a longe range attack"

interview07.09.2017Stage 18- Suances / Santo Toribio de Liébana

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo): “The legs were quite good. I didn't think about attacking but the truth is some other riders went on the move and I got excited. I went for Fabio (Aru) but when he kept going, I thought we were not going anaywhere just the two of us. What would be nice would be to win after a longe range attack, but we're not going to be too greedy. The things that are duo to come will come. In the end (Chris) Froome had good change of rhythm. On Saturday (the Angliru) we'll see how things go. They announce rain. We need to be aware that everyone's legs hurt. It's true that Team Sky are very strong but Froome lost some time yesterday. Everyone can have a bad day… and we need to challenge people, to see how they do. Some days, the legs don't feel good and in that case they don't try. Now I try.”

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