Contador wins first race of the season in Algarve

Alberto Contador Astana press conference Tenerife Dec 08

Triple major Tour winner Alberto Contador showed that he is in great shape for 2009 with victory in the Tour of the Algarve in Portugal on Sunday.

The Astana rider?s win came after Contador took second place in the race?s summit finish on stage three and then steamed home in first in the stage four time trial, outgunning France?s Sylvain Chavanel by 33 seconds.

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