Contador lifts lid on 2009 Tour de France 'war' with Lance Armstrong

Alberto Contador wins the 2009 Tour de France
Alberto Contador wins the 2009 Tour de France (Image credit: Sirotti)

Alberto Contador has given his version of the behind-the-scenes story of the tensely fought 2009 Tour de France when he beat his Astana teammate Lance Armstrong to take his second overall win.

The power struggle between the then up-and-coming Contador and veteran Armstrong, the winner (at that time) of seven Tours, is well known, with Contador left trailing when his Astana team attacked en masse in a windy stage 3, then counter-attacking en route to Andorra and again in Switzerland.

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