Tour winner Contador slams Armstrong

Click to follow

Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has admitted relations between him and Astana team-mate Lance Armstrong are non-existent.

Armstrong, a seven-time Tour winner who finished third in this year's edition, revealed during the race there was "tension" between him and Contador, and the Spaniard went further in comments on his return to Madrid today.

Contador, who clinched his second Tour victory yesterday, said: "My relationship (with Armstrong) is nil.

"He's a great champion, and he had a great race in this Tour, but it's something else on a personal level, where I've never had a great admiration for him, and I never will. But as a rider he is a champion.

"I have nothing to say to Armstrong. The only thing is to congratulate him on his third-placed finish.

"On this Tour there have been more tough days in the hotel than in the race itself. It was a delicate situation, tense.

"The two riders who had the most weight in the team did not have a smooth relationship, and that puts the others in an uncomfortable position."