Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) says that Chris Froome (Sky) is not unbeatable in the Grand Tours, as both prepare to go head-to-head at the Vuelta a España.
“For me… it is more Sky than Froome (that is unbeatable),” Contador told in an interview for Marca. “Froome is obviously a very strong rider in both the time trial and on the climbs, but any rider can have a bad day. When you have a team where everyone can be a leader that makes it more difficult (for me).”
Contador targets a fourth win in his home Grand Tour, while Froome has never managed to take the top step, with his best results second place in 2011 and 2014.
“The Vuelta is not the easiest of the three,” Contador said. “We are already seeing that there will be a great line-up this year with riders like Froome, Nairo, Valverde, Landa… The route has surprises for everyone. Each year that seems to be exceeded.”
The Spaniard looks set to sign with Trek-Segafredo for the next two years, although that has yet to be confirmed by the team.
“What Trek team? I don’t know anything yet of this signing, so we can’t announce when this addition will be”.
“It’s clear for me: the Tour de France next year. It’s my main goal. I think I have condition to do it. But before arriving there, I still have other challenges to achieve. It may not be in Rio, but in the Vuelta a España.”
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