Alberto Contador has revealed that he practically no chance of racing in the Rio Olympic Games due injuries which cut his Tour de France short.
Alberto Contador has revealed that he practically has no chance of competing at the Rio Olympic Games due injuries which forced him to drop out of the Tour de France.
The Spaniard pulled out of the most prestigious Grand Tour on Sunday after he was unable to keep up with the pace on stage nine from Vielha Val d'Aran to Andorre Arcalis due to illness.
Tinkoff rider Contador had a race to forget, having sustained cuts and bruises on the opening stage, crashing after his front wheel slipped out when going across a raised kerb that divided the road.
Road rash from his knee to his shoulder on his right side was the main injury he picked up and the two-time Tour champion stated on Tuesday that he is set to miss out on the Olympics in Brazil next month.
He said: "In terms of Dr. Leyes' prognosis, my participation in the Olympics is practically discarded because it's not only about recovering from the injuries, it's more about getting there in an optimum condition, so, at first sight, it seems it won't be possible.
"I will have to concentrate on recovering and preparing for the Vuelta a Espana, which is two weeks later and I think I will be able to make that."
Contador's contract with Tinkoff is due to expire at the end of this year and he has been linked with a move to Trek-Segafredo.
The 33-year-old said regarding his future: "I expect to reach an agreement quickly and next year I will try all of this again."