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The cyclist Saxo Bank pinteno will look for his fourth victory in the French round. It recognizes that it will be a very difficult challenge after his recent victory in the Giro of Italy. Counter can compete after the decision of the TAS to defer the view to decide on appeals after his acquittal after the positive 2010. The Spanish Alberto Contador, Saxo Bank, has confirmed in his town of Pinto which intends to compete in the Tour de France 2011 and seeking his fourth victory in the gala round. After the first March cicloturista that bears his name, the pinteno announced its participation and cleared the doubts about his presence to return to winning, what he did in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Contador, who has also won the Giro of Italy in 2008 and 2011 and return to Spain in 2008, can compete after learning of the decision to the Court of arbitration for sport (TAS) to defer the view on the resources presented by the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against his acquittal after a positive in the French race in 2010.

Contador admitted that he knows that a difficult challenge is to run the Tour after great effort and wear accumulated to impose in the turn, and in the last race that has made has not been the best and could just get in better conditions on the return to Spain. However, he explained that motivates him attempting to return to win the most important test by stages of the calendar against the best of the bunch, and that more than one decade ago that no one WINS in the same year the Giro and the Tour. Miguel Indurain came in 1992 and 1993. It is a challenge. Why same both I have meditated on it, I have been talking with the team, it was a decision that I have taken in conjunction with Bjarne Riis.

There is no doubt that for the team it is essential for me to be there, and for the sponsors, and also influences the amount of people that encourages you to keep you, said Contador. The Spanish rider now plans to rest everything possible. I prefer to lose even the shape, but above all to get rested. I insist much, but the people who have been in the Rotation can attest of toughness that has had, he said. Counter believed to have saved season after winning the Giro and assured that tour will be with desire and to try to fight for victory, but without forgetting what you have in your legs. He admitted, after seeing the tour, that the last week can be long and considered that its main rivals may a priori be brothers Andy and Frank Schleck, Leopard Trek, this campaign focused on the Tour. They are doing a very good preparation, in California have had a high level, Frank walked very well in the classic and in the Criterium international. And not only them, also the powerful team they have. Undoubtedly, they will be corridors that mark rrencia, he said. Source of the news: Alberto Contador confirms its presence on Tour 2011