Saturday July 12th, 2014

Stage 8Tomblaine / Gérardmer La Mauselaine

Start 13h40 (Local time)

Contador: "I tried to test Nibali"

interview12.07.2014Stage 8- Tomblaine / Gérardmer La Mauselaine

Second in the stage, 2:17 behind Blel Kadri, Alberto Contador tried to upset Vincenzo Nibali but only managed to take three seconds off him in the finale.

"I wanted to see how Nibali was doing and I was surprised he kept so close. I wasn't sure whether there was anyone ahead of me, that's why I moved. I saw there was someone ahead of me and then I decided to take a little bit of time off Nibali. I'm happy. The team was extraordinary and the legs responded well. We'll have to see day by day. Nibali is a great rider like all the great riders ahead of me. I must keep hoping and try to take time with each stage."

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