Contador: Riis departure from Tinkoff-Saxo was unexpected

Alberto Contador says the departure of Bjarne Riis was unexpected, but insists that he's in prime shape for the Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador in action during Stage 2 of the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Alberto Contador admits the departure of former team manager Bjarne Riis from Tinkoff-Saxo was 'unexpected', but the Spaniard insists he is well prepared for the Giro d'Italia.

Riis's contract at Russian team was terminated by mutual agreement in March having been suspended by owner Oleg Tinkov. Rumours circulated that the pair were involved in an arguement at Tirreno-Adriatico earlier in the month.

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