Statement: Alberto Contador abandons Tour de France
Team statement regarding Alberto Contador’s crash and exit:
Tinkoff-Saxo’s team captain Alberto Contador has abandoned Tour de France following a hard crash on stage 10. Contador crashed on the descent of Petit Ballon and injured his knee. After receiving medical treatment and a new bike, Alberto was determined to get back on the bike and quickly continued in an attempt to close the gap to the peloton.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s attempt to bring Alberto back in the peloton was made difficult by the mountainous terrain and the high speed up front. After 20 kilometers of chasing Alberto was not able to pedal and abandoned the race due to his knee injury.