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Gallery: Saxo Bank and Contador tour Jerusalem

Daniel Simms
December 09, 2011, 22:02 GMT,
December 09, 2011, 23:14 GMT
Second Edition Cycling News, Friday, December 9, 2011
Alberto Contador reflects after what has been a difficult year

Alberto Contador reflects after what has been a difficult year

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Spaniard and teammates turn tourists

Saxo Bank has continued its training camp in Israel with a tour of Jerusalem. The team raced a criterium in the old city during the week, won by Alberto Contador, and they later took the opportunity to check out the city and visit some of its most famous sites, including the Western Wall.

But while Contador's squad turned tourists for the day in Israel, his thoughts are never far from the Tour de France, where - CAS verdict pending - he will attempt to wrestle the yellow jersey back from Cadel Evans.

Saxo Bank directeur sportif Brad McGee reiterated that the Spaniard will not line up at the Giro d'Italia in 2012, and that he will focus entirely on the Tour de France.

"The Tour is so hard that to take the win you must be totally fresh," McGee told "I admire Alberto's belief that he can win all three Grand Tours in the same season. I think it's fantastic that he dares to have such high ambitions, but next year we have defined a clear goal, and our full focus is on the Tour."

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