Contador takes first stage of Tour of Basque country

Posted: April 8, 2014 by kirisyko in Bike, Road cycling
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Former two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) won the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country on Monday following a 153.4km ride around Ordizia in northern Spain.

The 31-year-old Spaniard came home 14 seconds clear of Movistar rider and compatriot Alejandro Valverde after the two men broke clear of the pack 8km from home.

Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski, 23, riding for Omega-Pharma claimed third spot, 34 secs behind Contador.

Stage two on Tuesday is a 155.8km ride from Ordizia to Dantxarinea and features a series of four climbs including a category one slog 50km from home that could shake up the overall rankings.

The race culminates on Saturday with the sixth stage, a 25.9km individual time-trial around Markina-Xemein.

see more:http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140407/cycling-contador-takes-first-stage-tour-basque-country

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