Saturday September 9th, 2017

Stage 20Corvera de Asturias / Alto de l'Angliru

Start 14h19 (Local time)

Contador: "I had to say farewell in that fashion"

interview09.09.2017Stage 20- Corvera de Asturias / Alto de l'Angliru

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo), stage winner: “There couldn't be a better finale than this, winning in the Angliru to put an end to my career as a professional rider. This morning, I had it clear that it would be my day and that I had to say farewell in this fashion. I knew there was history in the downhill from Cordal with crashes in previous years. It was a hard day and in that moment we had to be careful with my teammate (Jarlinson) Pantano. I'm delighted with how things went.”

  • Contador says farewell dominating the Angliru

    Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) had one last shot and he used it on the Alto de l'Angliru, winning stage 20 of La Vuelta 2017 on the mythical climb where he secured his first overall win on the Spanish event, in 2008. The Spanish climber attacked ahead of the Angliru and held off a power duo from Team Sky, Wout Poels and Chris Froome, to bring his country a first stage victory in this 72nd edition. Froome all but secured the rest jersey on the eve of the final stage at Madrid. He is set to...

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