Alberto Contador won his 4th Tour of Basque Country after defeating Sergio Henao’s lead in 6th stage’s decisive time trial on Saturday.
Contador ended rainy 16.5-kilometer time trial around Eibar in twenty minute, thirteen seconds to erase Henao’s 6 second advantage going into the final stage.
The 7 time grand tour champ added this Tour of Basque Country win to titles in the years 2008, 2009 and 2014. Henao ended the time trial eighteen seconds behind Alberto, leaving Colombian runner-up for a 2nd straight year after he lost it to Joaquim Rodriguez in the year 2015.
Contador had not led the 6 day race in the northern Spain till the end but the 2 time Tour de France winner had put himself in a great spot during Friday’s exacting mountain stage. Contador told that he worked quite hard this winter to arrive in good shape for the season but a couple of races eluded him by a few seconds. Therefore, he is very happy that he got the victory this time.
Contador ended both the Paris-Nice as well as Tour of Catalonia runner-up previous month after beginning the season with a 3rd position finish at Tour of Algarve. The thirty-three tear old rider for team Tinkoff told that his positive beginning to the year is making him rethink plans to retire soon. He told that he is rethinking the future and probably he would go on a bit more.