Alberto Contador has said that he’ll be participating in the next year’s Giro d’Italia and in the 2015 Tour de France.
Contador won’t be defending his Vuelta a Espana title that he won this year in the next edition of the race. He said that participating in two grand tours will be very tough for him. He said that Giro d’Italia is a race that not only motivates him but he also likes it very much. Contador not participating in the 2015 Vuelta a Espana would be very much advantageous for Chris Froome.
Froome indicated earlier that he might be participating in the next year’s Giro d’Italia where he might get to compete against Contador and after that he’ll be competing in the Vuelta. With Contador not participating in the 2015 Vuelta, Froome has a chance of winning the race.
Contador began his 2015 season by climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa with his Tinkoff Saxo team members. He said after climbing Kilimanjaro that the experience was great and now he intends to focus completely on cycling after he gets back in form. He considers the upcoming season to be the most challenging one of his career yet.
Regarding the difficulties they had to face during the expedition, Contador said that it rained heavily during the first three days of the expedition and they didn’t get to dry their equipments that got wet. He said that the climb to the summit on the last day of the expedition was the hardest. Contador said that the team woke up at 11:30pm in the night before the final climb and their objective was to reach the summit at daybreak. Before they started to climb, it was very windy but gradually the weather improved, Contador was the first of all his team members to reach the summit.
He said that one of the main objectives of the expedition was to develop camaraderie between team members and the team did learn that.