Alberto Contador may not be fit in time for Vuelta a Espana

Recovery time for Alberto Contador's leg fracture is uncertain, and he may not be back in the saddle for the Vuelta a Espana

Alberto Contador has crashed on stage ten of the 2014 Tour de FRance

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alberto Contador wants to return to racing after crashing out of the Tour de France on Monday, but the Vuelta a España on August 23 may come too soon.

"We have to be patient," Tinkoff-Saxo team manger, Bjarne Riis told Cycling Weekly.

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