Liberty Seguros' Alberto Contador is feeling better since his crash on the first stage of the Vuelta a Pais Vasco on Monday. Finishing 19 seconds behind yesterday's stage two winner, David Moncoutié, Contador managed to stay in the main group until the finish line. "I've been having some troubles in the left knee, but I feel much better than I hoped," he said after the stage.
"The bandage on my knee doesn't interfere with my pedalling. The stage was very hard for the fast pace and I felt good enough, though in the end my legs were hurting - but that's the same for all of us." As for the general classification, where he is currently in 14th position, 18 seconds behind Aitor Osa, Contador said, "I don't know if these differences will be decisive, because there is still a lot of racing ahead. The key is the last stage, the first part as well as the time trial. Osa, Cunego and Rebellin are very strong, but I'll continue fighting."
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