Alberto Contador: 'It was a risk to attack, but I have no regrets'

Spaniard drops to ninth overall after bold long-range move on stage 15 of

Alberto Contador is helped along after stage 15 of the Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) has no regrets attacking in the short Vuelta a España stage to Sierra Nevada even if Chris Froome's Sky team controlled him and left him behind in the final.

The three-time Vuelta winner, riding in his last race before retirement, launched his attack early with 26.5km remaining in the 129.4km stage 15. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) joined him before going on alone for his second stage win of the race.

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