uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"Right now, he has some pain in his back and superficial wounds but he is OK. We expect Alberto to start tomorrow, for the moment we do not see any concerns in letting him do so and then we hope that he has a good day."

Photo: Tinkoff-Saxo




28.03.2015 @ 20:51 Posted by Andy Pedersen

Tinkoff-Saxo kept fighting on the fast crosswinds stage 6 in Catalunya despite being four men down due to a stomach influenza. While Ivan Basso and Jesus Hernandez were forced to withdraw from the race, Alberto Contador was brought down by a crash within the 3km marker – Contador, however, remains 3rd overall, while Chernetckii took stage glory in the breakaway.


Stage 6 of Volta a Catalunya was carried out in a fast pace with crosswinds affecting the finale. In a roundabout less than 3 kilometers from the finish a rider entered at full speed and touched Alberto Contador's rear wheel, which resulted in the team captain crashing. Contador sustained superficial wounds on his left thigh, leg, knee, arm and hand but will, according to team DS Steven de Jongh, most likely start the final stage 7.


“Alberto was brought down in a crash, luckily it happened within the last 3 kilometers, which means that he keeps his 3rd place in the GC. Right now, he has some pain in his back and superficial wounds but he is OK. We expect Alberto to start tomorrow, for the moment we do not see any concerns in letting him do so and then we hope that he has a good day”, tells Steven de Jongh.


Jesus Hernandez and Ivan Basso both had to abandon Volta a Catalunya. Alberto Contador subsequently received treatment from the team doctor after arriving at the team hotel. Furthermore adding to the misfortune on stage 6, two important pieces in the Tinkoff-Saxo race puzzle, Ivan Basso and Jesus Hernandez, were forced to abandon Volta a Catalunya before and just after the start of Saturday’s stage. Just like Rafal Majka and Michael Rogers, the two had suffered from fever and what is expected to be a stomach influenza.


“We are happy that Alberto is OK. But on the downside, Ivan Basso and Jesus were really ill today and abandoned the race. They were also sick yesterday, and it was the right thing to do, as their symptoms didn’t subside. The last three teammates Paulinho, Valgren, Kiserlovski did a hell of a job and worked the entire day to keep Alberto well-positioned in the crosswinds. I’m pleased with their performance”, adds Steven de Jongh.


The stage was decided amongst a 19-rider breakaway, where only a group of eight entered the finishing straight after a tough battle in the wind. Katusha’s Sergei Chernetckii was the fastest on the line. The GC remains unchanged going into the final stage of Volta a Catalunya, where Richie Porte remains in the lead, 7 seconds ahead of Alberto Contador.



What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58Kolobnev announces retirement 04.01.2017 @ 15:08

Currently no news in this list

Askar Al Enezi FAIZAL
38 years | today
41 years | today
Argiro Alberto ZAPATA FRANCO
50 years | today
38 years | today
36 years | today