Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has announced today that he will be starting his 2010 season with Portugal’s Tour de Algarve in February. “Last year I liked the race and I think it’s ideal to start the season. After that, I’ll go to the Paris-Nice (beginning of March) where we’ll be mainly looking to work on a team level, concentrating on tactics and coordination. In 2009 I won at Algarve, but this year I’m going to take it relatively easy, although I always like to be good at racing and I want to start,” says Contador, who won the Tour de Algarve last year too. He said that he also wants to participate in the Tour of Catalonia in March and the Tour of the Basque Country in April. He’s got a plate full of stage races for this year, but one-day races are not his focus as of yet. “I’m leaving the door open on the classics, we’ll decide on that later,” he said.
Via Velo News.