After a blazing performance at Dauphine, Alberto Contador is in fantastic form and the great Spaniard is pretty confident that he would be successful in preventing Chris Froome from defending his title at 2014 Tour France.
The Tinkoff-Saxo star rider remarked that he is far fitter at present than the 2013 Tour France champion. In regards to the UCI individual World Rankings, it is Contador who is leading the pack while Froome is at the 15th/16th position. In fact, Froome has himself declared that he considers Conttador as his main threat as he proceeds to defend his title at Tour France 2014.
“Chris is the rider to beat as he was being the best for the past couple of years”, said Alberto, the two times Tour France champion.
“However, this year, I am in comparatively better shape. I do not know if my current fitter form would be adequate to topple him but I would try. There’re others worth considering as well.”
Contador has been a proud winner of Tour France in 2007 & 2009.
The Spaniard’s recent results prove that he is once again back on track upholding his former glorious self which was tinted a bit during his 2010 doping ban. This season, he has won at both Tirreno-Adriatico & País Vasco as well as earned an honored 2nd place in Algarve, Catalunya & Critérium Dauphiné.
Tour de France 2014 is going to be the challenging-most ever courtesy its cobbled roads. Talking about the cobble hurdle, the Spanish star said- “I have seen video footage from stage 2 but haven’t ridden it. It would be really tricky. There are several climbs & we would need to take account of the wind as it could have a crucial role that day. I have got good legs & would do fine, though.”