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Contador brushes off German allegations while enjoying his post-Tour de France

Contador in Holland

Contador in Holland (Image credit: AFP)

2007 Tour de France Champion Alberto Contador brushed off recent allegations from German anti-doping crusader Werner Franke and is enjoying his post-Tour time with money-earning criteriums.

"What the German Doctor [Franke] says does not have any importance for me. More controls than what they have done at the Tour are not possible to make. ... I am tranquil," said the 24 year-old Spaniard to AFP while at the 24th Profronde van Stiphout criterium in Holland.

Franke, who assisted with the Jan Ullrich investigation, is working with German police in its investigation by handing over Operación Puerto-related documents to the German Bundeskriminalamt (BKA - federal police).

Contador will continue his Holland stay with two more criteriums, on Monday and Tuesday, where he earns an estimated €50,000 per appearance. Contador's new manager, Tony Rominger, is scheduling the Spaniard's post-Tour appearances. He joined forces with the Swiss ex-cyclist prior to the Tour.

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