Contador: I had to put a sock in my mouth because of the pain

Fresh from his third overall victory at the Vuelta a España, Alberto Contador’s thoughts are beginning to turn to new challenges. The Spaniard is certain to return to the Tour de France in 2015 after a crash ended his race prematurely this year, and he has admitted that winning all three grand tours in one year remains an ambition – albeit a difficult one to realise.

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