Contador takes cautious approach to 1st summit finish at Pais Vasco

Spanish cycle rider Alberto Contador has explained that his bourgeois style of racing in the 1st summit end of Vuelta al País Vasco later on Tuesday was as he was not leaving to make the similar strategic mistake as he had done on the steepest climb of Volta a Catalunya, Port Ainé.
On Port Ainé climb in Volta, Alberto had tried to go after most of the recent attacks, just for Nairo Quintana to overtake as well as drop Spaniard in the end, in a move that in effect sacked Quintana the race win.
Rather than danger escaping out of gas as he had done in Catalunya, Spain, Alberto explained to a little group of journalists after that on the steep second stage end in Vuelta al País Vasco, he had decided to wait because in Catalunya perhaps he was too keen to take the assured for chasing down the attacks. He wanted to play it carefully there, and finally he has lost a few seconds on some riders, but the good news is his legs are feeling good and the race is still wide open.

Cookson Criticises Armstrong’s Charity Tour ride

UCI chief Brain Cookson has strongly criticised Lance Armstrong’s charity Tour ride and has warned the disgraced former rider not to participate in Tour France’s charity ride which is scheduled for 2015 July.

Armstrong, who has been sentenced lifetime ban on account on using PEDs during his Tour France wins, has declared to ride in the charity route of the greatest cycling championship along with Geoff Thomas. According to Cookson, such a step from Armstrong would be utterly disrespectful to current riders, the cycling authorities & the race itself.

“It would be better for Lance to not to participate in the race”, stated Cookson.

“I am quite sure that Geoff means well yet honestly, I feel it’s completely inappropriate.”

Lance was ripped of his 7 Tour France titles & banned from professional cycling zone by USADA in the year 2012. The disgraced rider later admitted his consumption of PEDs during all his Tour France triumphs.

The American rider, who survived a life-threatening cancer, that it was extremely difficult for him to continue with his charity works given the ban. The 43-year-old was diagnosed with blood cancer 12 years back, a year post his retirement from 20 years of soccer career where he was the spearhead of Crystal Palace during FA Cup finale & won 9 England caps.