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Contador, Boonen get swimming lessons

Tour de France winner Alberto Contador and Tom Boonen

Tour de France winner Alberto Contador and Tom Boonen (Image credit: Leo van Vliet)

Just days after finishing off their seasons with the Amstel Curaçao Race on the Netherlands Antilles Island, race winner Alberto Contador (Discovery Channel) and Tom Boonen (Quick.Step-Innergetic) have taken some time out for swimming lessons – with dolphins. The Spanish Tour de France winner and Belgian star sprinter have been enjoying the party atmosphere on the island, but took some time out this week to meet some of the local wildlife.

Boonen, who finished fifth in the weekend's event, in particular will be glad after his day relaxing with his fellow mammals, after describing the weekend's race as the hardest of the year.