Contador suffers non-serious crash

Alberto Contador, winner of this year's Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España , crashed during the ACP...

Alberto Contador, winner of this year's Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, crashed during the ACP Criterium near Madrid on Sunday. Doctors released the Spaniard from the hospital following a check up that determined him unharmed, despite bruises and scrapes.

"I am doing well, I have some superficial scrapes on my face and shoulder. It was less than what I initially thought," said Contador to Marca.

"The crash was hard despite the fact that we were going slow. It is not a big thing."

The criterium was in honour of Olympic track gold medallist Joan Llaneras. As well as the 2007 Tour de France winner, other participants in the race were Alejandro Valverde, 2008 Tour winner Carlos Sastre and Olympic champion Samuel Sánchez.

Contador will travel to Tenerife at the end of this month for a Team Astana training camp. He will meet his 2009 teammates, including Lance Armstrong. It will be the duo's first meeting since the American announced his comeback.

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