Sunday July 6th, 2014

Stage 2York / Sheffield

Start 11h20 (Local time)

Alberto Contador - You had to test yourself

interview06.07.2014Stage 2- York / Sheffield

Alberto Contador attacked sharply in the finale before Vincenzo Nibali's victorious move and he said he felt in good shape in this satrting Tour de France.

“Today was a stage in which you needed to be careful, to control your rivals and also test yourself a little bit. I'm well. I'm glad. I feel in shape and I think I will progress as days go by. Today the most important thing was to stay in a good position. There were thousands of people, it's great but it's also dangerous when you go downhill at 90 kph or across villages with stray dogs. I'm glad I didn't crash because I was not so lucky in recent years.”

  • Shark attack in Sheffield

    The Shark of the Strait, aka Vincenzo Nibali, claimed his first stage victory at the Tour de France as he rode away from the main peloton with 2km to go into stage 2 to Sheffield after surviving all the climbs of West and South Yorkshire. The Italian champion is the new race leader with an advantage of two seconds over Peter Sagan who lost the stage but took the lead in the points classification, which is his main goal this year.

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