Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador received the UCI’s world ranking award today as the best rider of the year. “I think this has been my best year ever, in terms of results rather than other circumstances, given the constant tension and pressure to which I was submitted,” says the 27-year-old Spaniard. “It has been the most important year of my life on a sporting level,” he adds after receiving the award from the UCI’s president, Pat McQuaid. Contador now says that he’s “exited and motivated” about winning his third Tour. “The fact that there is no team time trial should clearly help us. What concerns me more is the cobbled roads, I hope we can get through that. It will be important to avoid falls that can ruin the race,” Contador says.
Via Velo News.