Alberto Contador reveals how he plans to beat Chris Froome at the Tour de France

Trek-Segafredo rider says rest is key to his Tour preparation

Alberto Contador attacks Chris Froome at the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné (Credit: Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) has scheduled a vacation ahead of the Tour de France, where he plans to defeat Team Sky's Chris Froome with strength and tactical nous.

The 34-year-old Spaniard debuted with his new team with second overall in the Ruta del Sol, before showing strongly in the Abu Dhabi Tour last week. He continues with Paris-Nice, his first goal of the 2017 season, the Volta a Catalunya, País Vasco and a holiday.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.