Ivan Basso backs Alberto Contador to win a third Tour de France

Ivan Basso says that the "best active Grand Tour rider" Alberto Contador can beat Chris Froome in the July's Tour de France

Alberto Contador on stage 17 of the 2016 Vuelta a Espana (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Alberto Contador can claim a third Tour de France title this year - if luck is on his side.

That is the view of his former teammate and close friend Ivan Basso, who has backed El Pistolero to win his eighth Grand Tour in July and go level with favourite Chris Froome as a three-time winner of La Grand Boucle.

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