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Contador Fights Past, Makes History

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Alberto Contador said on Thursday that he enjoyed getting on his bike to get away from the external pressures of the Tour, and that seemed understandable. In the early evening he was whistled by the crowd during the team presentation at the Puy du Fou theme park and at lunchtime he was asked about the theme that will hang in the air until early August: should he actually be at the 2011 Tour and what are the implications of his presence?

Asked how he would cope with the next three weeks, knowing that anything he does in this race may be overturned in early August by the Court of Arbitration for Sport when it rules on his positive test for clenbuterol from...

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