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Alberto Contador speaks to Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea students

NEWS | 11/05/2020

The students and Sanchís enjoyed hearing about the iconic cyclist's experiences.
Alberto Contador shared his experiences with the students from the Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea. The cycling legend fielded questions posed by Manuel Sanchís in a video conference session as he reflected on some of the crowning moments of his training journey and career: "I attach a lot of significance to a stage during Australia's Tour Down Under. It was my first race after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. Just to be on the start line was incredible for me".

"Cycling is a team sport. You can have the best stage-race rider in the world, but if you've haven't got a team with seven riders alongside them on the Tour de France, the Giro or the Vuelta, it's no good. Other teams will attack them and will beat them because they haven't got the team to control things".

Most special race of them all
"Because of the atmosphere, I'd go for the Giro de Italia, although there's massive pressure and responsibility. You're in a foreign country, but they treat you as if you were on home soil and it's a national party. It's really enjoyable".
 
Career values
"My parents have always instilled values of honesty, sacrifice, self-improvement and that things don't come easily".
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