No time loss for Contador despite damaging rim on Tour de France cobbles

The Tour de France stage over the cobbles from Seraing to Cambrai was a nervous day in the peloton, especially for the general classification riders. A poorly timed mechanical might cost them a lot of time in the GC and ruin their chances for a podium result. For Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), the cobbles stage turned out to be a good day, in which he lost no time on the other favourites despite a rim problem in the final 25km. His good day on the cobbles was in contrast to one day earlier when he lost valuable seconds on the steep Mur de Huy.

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