Perhaps he's just laying the groundwork so that he can point to a knee injury as a reason he didn't win the Tour.ad9898 said:I'll just chip in with a nugget I was today. Contador says he's using this race as training. I'd believe him on this as I noticed he was riding with Valverde on the big ring. All the others including Valverde were on 36/39.
This is not the gear to be using on 10% grades if he was interested in staying with Froome/Porte.
I think we can be assured he'll be on top of his game come the Tour