Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, who rides for Saxo Tinkoff team, once again confirmed that he would not be defending his Vuelta a España title this year. However, it is expected that he would take part in the world championships that would take place later this season.
Recently, the Spanish rider spoke to Spanish daily and told that he did not plan to defend his Vuelta a España crown; it was never in his schedule. Saxo Tinkoff has a whole lot of strong cycle riders and all of them have the capability to do well individually. If Roman Kreuziger, Nicolas Roche and Rafal Majka decide to take part in the race, they could do quite well and battle for the podium.
After the end of Tour de France, Alberto Contador told reporters that he would race in Vuelta a España. That time, Team boss Bjarne Riis stated that the decision was not final and there might be some alterations in the schedule.
Alberto Contador, who finished 4th in this year’s Tour de France, told that he would now concentrate on one day races like Canadian WorldTour events, Milano-Torino, GP de Plouay in France and Giro di Lombardia.
He added that cycling is not mathematics, and sometimes the body does not respond. Before the Tour de France, they made various pre-Tour tests, and the results were the best he has ever had. Still, when he came in Corsica, the sensations were not good from the 1st day, and the watts were worse in the race than during training session and the result was what it was.