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Contador Not Seeing Armstrong as a Threat

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A lot of hype is being built around the Criterium International which is going to be held this weekend at Corsica. Most of the hype revolves around Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador racing against each other in the event, which would be their first ever since last year’s Tour de France.

However, Contador is downplaying the challenge that his former Astana teammate supposedly presents, saying that many other riders are in much better shape than Armstrong as of the moment, and is instead acknowledging Cadel Evans to be a stronger threat.

Armstrong and Contador were not even supposed to meet each other in this weekend’s Criterium International. The two feuding cyclists were instead expected to race in the 2010 Tour de France, not before, but somehow Contador decided to drop his scheduled participation in the Tour of Catalunya to instead ride in the Criterium.

Contador has called Armstrong as “a rider…

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Voigt Gives up the Critérium International

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Jens Voigt will not be defending his title at the Critérium International this month. Some major changes of dates in the bicycling calendar have made this unexpected situation.

Other races are already set which made the two-day window for the Critérium, an impossibility. Ghent-Wevelgem and Volta a Catalunya were already booked making Saxo Bank give up the Critérium since they will need to send six riders to the French race.

“We have the races in Belgium, we have Catalunya, which is a ProTour race and we’re obliged to go. And we also have two of our guys going to the track worlds. We can’t be everywhere, eh?”, remarked Kim Andersen, sport director of Saxo Bank.

Voigt, on the other hand, is not that concerned about not being able to defend his title. This was due to the changes the organizers made for the Critérium’s route. He felt that some factors on the…

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