Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team Report
Alberto Contador, one of the new acquisitions of the Discovery Channel team, took advantage of his good form following his overall victory at the Paris-Nice stage race just two weeks ago to win once again. The young Spaniard captured his fourth stage win of the 2007 season in today?s 4th stage, a mountain-top finish, at the Spanish Vuelta a Castilla y Leon stage race.
The Discovery Channel team rode into today?s stage with six riders placed in the top 10 overall (Jason McCartney and Sergio Paulinho have both pulled out of the race due to illness) allowing Sports Director Johan Bruyneel a number of new tactical options. ?The Team was very impressive in the opening time trial and they made my job much easier. I was able to talk with the guys and come up with tactics based on how they were feeling during the stage. Ivan and Alberto have good form and felt good today so we were hoping that one of them could take the win. Things worked out just as we had hoped,? stated Bruyneel.
Contador?s stage win is the seventh for the Discovery Channel team in 2007 and with only one stage remaining, and a 36 second lead, the team is hoping to add the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon to their overall palmares along with the Tour of California and Paris-Nice.