Alberto Contador (Team Tinkoff-Saxo) is one of the best professional cyclists as he has won all the three Grand road cycling tours. Therefore much is expected out of him and he has always proved his worth in ways unimaginable.
Recently, Contador was able to win the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico tour. Despite of the harsh conditions during the Volta a Catalunya tour, he performed well and finished second in the general classification of the tour. Contador’s Spanish Compatriot-Joaquim Rodriguez (Team Katusha) won the 2014 Volta a Catalunya. Tejay Van Garderen (Team BMC Racing) has also performed well in the tour.
Bjarne Riis (boss of Tinkoff-Saxo) is of the opinion that the outcome of the tour reflects the fact that Contador is in good form at the moment. According to Riis, Contador is better than what he was during the Vuelta a Espana 2012. Riis is glad to see Alberto Contador at this superb level because Contador has worked really hard for it.
It was in this weeklong tour (Volta a Catalunya) that, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador came face to face after the Tour de France 2013 in which Contador had to struggle a lot.
Contador is himself very pleased of his performance at the tour and is glad that he was able to improve himself every day. However, he was a little disappointed that he could not take proper advantage during the mountain racing stages.
Alberto Contador is going to participate in the Tour of the Basque Country (Vuelta al Pais Vasco) which will start on the 7th of April this year. Reportedly, Contador is going to take a break after the Tour of the Basque Country so that he can prepare for the Tour de France 2014.
Contador has started off his 2014 cycling season successfully and is reducing offseason distractions to completely focus on the present season.