Contador reaction over Armstrong drug abuse confession

Alberto Contador has pulled off yet another win, whickering Ricardo Diaz by just around two seconds, in the penultimate stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina. In a recent interview that happened before the Tour started had him speaking about the aftermath of the infamous Lance Armstrong confession that the cycling world is confronted with.

In his part, he showed deep faith in the sport and has firm belief that cycling will pull up from its present shambles and that this incidence, albeit a dark spot for the sport, has also its silver lining to it and every person related to the sport should focus towards striving for the best with regards to the future of the sport.

Coming back to the Penultimate race, Alex Diniz of Funvic Brasilinvest came third at the same interval as that of Ricardo, which is two seconds. Alberto, who himself was suspended for two years from cycling due to improper usage of performance enhancing drugs and had to forfeit his third Tour de France title, has demonstrated rare solidarity with Armstrong.

Reacting in a defensive demeanor, Contador expressed his anger on how Armstrong is being humiliated and all his positive works being rendered a vile impression. The USADA (United States anti-doping agency) had been highly criticized for their action and derogatory comments regarding Armstrong’s achievements by the Latino cyclist as well. He had rode together with Lance Armstrong in the Astana team of 2009 and credited the popularity of the said sport in USA solely to the cancer survivor.

Incidentally, Contador is not the only one who is taking Armstrong’s side, his fellow Spanish cyclist Miguel Indurain too sided with Lance. He expressed his surprise that the reports have been based on testimonials only and the unscientificness of the entire procedure.

Alberto charged up

Right from the tour of Oman, Alberto Contador has straightaway gone to Porto-Vechhio. After the Oman tour, Alberto seems to be pumping with fighting spirit that he has got after a long time.

He would not want to leave a single ounce for the critics to pinch him as he had been facing lots of it since his poor performance at the Amstel gold race, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne else- Liège. Tours like Tirreno-Adriatico from March 6 to 12, and of course the Criterium International in Porto-Vecchio (March 23 and 24) are the tours in his list which he wants to win in order to get back to his glory.

By this kind of start of the season, Alberto Contador hopes that it would gear more towards tour de France and the kind of performance required for the same. The pressure is necessary according to Contador. But if by chance the tour de France is not won by him, it would not matter much because in spite of the pressure, tour de France is something really special to every cyclist as is believed by him.

Recently, Alberto Contador was asked to testify at the ‘Operacion Puerto’ trial because his former manager Manolo Sainz, at the Liberty Seguros cycling team. But the lawyer of the accused had dropped the idea of Alberta Contador testifying because he believed that the case was going in favor of his client. The case was filed after a doping substance named synacthen was found in his Sainz’s residence in 2006 and he was arrested alongwith Fuentes. But the case has taken recently a new twist as it has been found that it was none other than the Spanish Medical Agency who gave the drug to the team. But another testifier cannot be located and that is bad news.