Tour de France podium place slips away for Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador, Richie Porte and Andrew Talansky, Tour de France 2013, stage 20

Saxo-Tinkoff slipped away from the Tour de France's podium during the final test today. Two-time race winner Alberto Contador lost second overall and fell to fourth on the Annecy-Semnoz summit finish, one day before the race ends in Paris.

"When one gives everything they have, that's it... I could not be at 100 per cent," the Spaniard told media at the finish line. "One must congratulate those who have been able to ride away."

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