Alberto Contador stage 19 tour of spain 2008

Alberto Contador spent time in San Diego's wind tunnel last week as part of his bid to improve his time trialling for next year's Tour de France.

Although next year's Tour has just 55 kilometres of individual time trialling in the route, Contador knows he can't afford to lose any time if he is to win the race again. The Spaniard won the 2007 Tour (after race leader Michael Rasmussen was sacked by his team mid-race) but was not able to compete this year when his Astana team weren't invited.

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