Alberto Contador's Giro-Tour double dream is over, says team

Tinkoff-Saxo sports director Steven De Jongh concedes that it's highly unlikely that Alberto Contador can beat Chris Froome in the 2015 Tour de France

16 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 12 : Lannemezan - Plateau de Beille
CONTADOR Alberto (ESP) Tinkoff - Saxo
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Spaniard Alberto Contador is unlikely to take the Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double because of Chris Froome's dominance, said team Tinkoff-Saxo.

Contador currently sits sixth overall in the Tour, 4-04 minutes behind race leader Froome (Sky) after the first round of mountain stages in southwest France. The greatest grand tour rider of this generation must now forget about the overall victory and focus on the podium.

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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.