Alberto Contador concedes that pulling off the Giro-Tour de France double in 2011 will not be easy.
“The Tour is a race that’s always super difficult to win, even when you are completely focused on preparing just for that one race,” Contador said. “The best preparation for the Tour was not the Giro d’Italia, especially considering that this year’s Giro was one of the hardest in history.”
Contador said he sees winning the Tour for the fourth time in five years “difficult.”
Contador said he’s not distracted by his ongoing clenbuterol case. An appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which was delayed until early August, opened the door for his participation in this year’s Tour.
“I am optimistic,” Contador said about the case. “It’s not something that I lose even one minute of my time.”