Contador's Opening Salvo

Feb 19 2010

Today, Alberto Contador broke away to win the mountainous third stage of what is turning into a particularly miserable Volta ao Algarve.

In 2004, Armstrong issued a similarly strong statement in the Algarve TT. When asked about it in an interview with The Times of London, Armstrong said:

I was thinking what would I do if I heard Ullrich had won a time trial in February,” he said. “I think I’d get straight down and do 50 sit-ups just to say to myself I was doing something.

Add rival who knows how to train and play mind games to the list of arguments against an Armstrong victory at the 2010 TdF.

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One Response to “Contador's Opening Salvo”

  1. DJ 19 February 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    I cycled (well…) up the same hill last year – it’s a really steep climb! Methinks a certain someone will be doing 50 situps because he knows he’ll have to step up to the plate this summer…and the TT is on sunday so that may be some more crunches to finish the weekend…

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