Alberto Contador looks for positives in 'better than expected' Tour de France stage 12

Nairo Quintana also says Giro/Tour double "hasn't turned out as well as we'd hoped"

Alberto Contador crosses the line after stage 12 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) described his ride on stage 12 of the Tour de France to the Peyragudes summit finish as "better than expected" after four crashes in previous days.

Contador crashed twice in stage 11 to Pau, but bounced back in stage 12 to attack on the Port de Balès.

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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.