Team Astana presented its lineup for the 2010 season last Saturday at the Hofburg Redoutensaal in Vienna, Austria, with two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador as the undeniable star of the show.
Contador, however, denied that he is the favorite to wear the yellow jersey for this year’s Tour de France, although he did admit that winning his third title of the said event is his main goal for this season.
The Spanish rider looked focused, happy, and physically fit for the season as he posed for photographs with his Astana teammates during the presentation. When asked about Lance Armstrong, his former teammate last season, Contador replied that the American rider is also one of the favorites, and will be a close rival. He seemed happy, though, that the Texan is no longer part of his squad.
Team Astana had a multi-talented squad of riders last year, with Lance Armstrong…