Wednesday July 9th, 2014

Stage 5Ypres / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

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Alberto Contador: «A complicated day»

interview09.07.2014Stage 5- Ypres / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

Alberto Contador, the 2007 and 2009 Tour de France champion, limited the damage on the cobbles by not crashing, but still lost 2:37 to an impressive Vincenzo Nibali and vowed to fight back.

It was a complicated day. We lost some time and we're certainly going to try and get some back in the days ahead. But the most important thing if that we finished the day without crashing. We now have to recuperate well.

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    The legendary stage of the north of France including some cobbled sections has seen the abandon of defending champion Chris Froome who has crashed on two occasions... before the pavés. On a rain soaked day of racing, Lars Boom took a valuable victory in Arenberg-Porte du Hainaut, Vincenzo Nibali retained and increased his lead in the overall ranking while Alberto Contador lost more time than most of the other GC contenders.

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