No surprises for attentive Contador at Basque Country

Recovered from the virus that put an end to his participation at the Critérium International, Alberto Contador ensured his ambitions to win a third title at Tour of the Basque Country have not been stifled. Contador and his Saxo Tinkoff teammate Roman Kreuziger were part of the 18-man group that split from the main field in the technical run-in to the finish line on Stage 1 into Elgoibar, taking a five-second buffer into tomorrow's stage.

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