[Alberto] Contador did not risk his imminent debut in the Ardennes: He traveled the 1.923 kilómeters that separate Santiago from Liege by car in a 24 hour trip. [Contador], accompanied by Benjamín Noval and his press agent Jacinto Vidarte, left Santiago de Compostela Sunday after winning his third Vuelta a Castilla y León. The adventure began at 16:30, and at 02:00 they stopped in Poitiers to rest for 7 hours, Monday they finished the trek to Liege at 15:00.
First thoughts on arriving in Liege? Getting on a bike: We'll see how he feels on the bike come tomorrow. Update - Contador scouts Huy --
Alberto Contador acknowledged that Huy is "tougher than I remember.[. . .]The last 700 meters are incredible." Also some thoguhts on L-B-L -- a race Contador said was "much tougher than Le Fleche Wallone. Riders arrive much more winded at the end because there are an additional 60 kms and the ascent is much larger. I expect to do well but there are riders much more experienced and focused on these races than I have been.