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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
by Rebecca Bell

Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team

victories : VUELTA A CASTILLA Y LEÓN overall, stage 4. PARIS-NICE overall, young rider classification, stages 4 and 7. VUELTA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA stage 4

6th overall, Dauphiné Libéré
3rd, stage 5, Vuelta a Castilla y Leon

Astana-Würth Team

victories : TOUR DE SUISSE stage 8. TOUR OF ROMANDIE stage 3

2nd overall, Tour de Romandie
4th overall, Klasika Primavera
5th overall, Vuelta al País Vasco
3rd, stage 3, Vuelta al País Vasco
2nd stage 2, Vuelta al País Vasco
9th overall, GP Indurain
5th  young rider classification, Paris-Nice
4th prologue, Paris-Nice
3rd stage 7, Paris-Nice

Seguros-Würth Cycling Team

victories : TOUR DOWN UNDER stage 5. SETMANA CATALANA overall, combination classification, stage 3. VUELTA AL PAIS VASCO stage 6, points classification. TOUR DE ROMANDIE stage 4

3rd overall, Vuelta al País Vasco
4th overall, Tour de Romandie
3rd young rider classification, Tour de France
31st overall, Tour de France

Liberty Seguros Team

victories : VUELTA A ARAGON mountain classification. TOUR DE POLOGNE stage 8

5th overall, Setmana Catalana

Once-Eroski Team

victories : TOUR DE POLOGNE stage 8

4th overall, Vuelta Castilla y León 

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Race Report, Stage 3
Waregem – Compiègne, 236 km

Contador finished Stage 3 today without incident. The stage ended more than an hour later than expected, due to a creeping pace kept by the peloton.

“It’s been a boring stage,” Contador admitted. “The tempo was only lifted in the last 40 km.”

Alberto is satisfied with how the race is developing. “You can see that we’re all thinking about the same thing—avoiding crashes and getting to the mountains in good shape. Now is a time when guys who are looking for breakaways and stage wins can go to work.”

Still, typical Tour de France nerves are a factor inside the peloton. “Honestly, there is a lot of tension, but the difference I notice this year is that I’m protected by the team, and this is very important. Noval is always looking after me, and that makes you feel really good.”

“The legs are responding, so my feeling this year is less tense than in my first Tour.”

Alberto’s results:

(Nearly all the pack clocked in with the same time as winner Cancellara. However, with the win, Cancellara got a 20” time bonus.)

Stage 3        56th
Young rider    13th

GC        18th      0.55”
Young rider    5th    0.10”

Translations by Christine Kahane

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