By now, we all know of the huge story of whether or not two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will stay with his current team Astana, and if not, where will he go if he does leave. Well, it has been made clear that Contador will be staying at least another year with Astana, and now he speaks publicly about it for the first time. “I am happy with the solution because it was time to clarify my future. I had already arrived at a preliminary agreement with the team and everything was dependent on the (ProTour) license. In the end, just as we hoped, I will stay with Astana,” says Contador. “I believe we’re going to have a good team, perhaps not as potent, above all in terms of name, but I am fully confident in the work we will do and the big motivation we’re going to have for the Tour. The key is to know that we’ll be motivated and that we’re on the same page for the same goal. To make a good Tour what’s most important is to prepare in the best manner possible,” he adds. “Following everything that’s happened the past few months, I think in the end I made the best decision and I can say that I will fight with 100 percent of my ability to win the Tour. I realize that everyone else will be prepared for their best and that it will be very difficult, but I will try to win again.”
Via Velo News.