Friday September 8th, 2017

Stage 19Caso. Parque Natural de Redes / Gijón

Start 13h50 (Local time)

Contador: "The podium is really far away"

interview08.09.2017Stage 19- Caso. Parque Natural de Redes / Gijón

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo): “I didn't expect less (from Team Sky and Team Sunweb). It was a difficult finish to make it but we had two teammates ahead and we thought one could give me a hand. There was a lot of headwind. I asked for a 55T chainring thinking of the downhill but even then it was impossible. When I saw how windy it was and that they were chasing, I just stayed in the wheel with (Edward) Theuns. If it rains tomorrow, that's pretty good for me. I'm good for the end of La Vuelta. The podium is really far away. There are many rivals who are doing good, let's see how I recover. This year I'm feeling less pressure and it looks like I'm finishing stronger than I began. If I can win a stage, it will be a success. It's a short stage, something crazy, everything can happen.”

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