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On-bike video from Colle delle Finestre stage (4mins) riders view of riding in
 the bunch, climbing gravel roads and high-speed descent off the mountain.

                                  Crashes… (4mins)

An interesting, short, on-bike interview by Brian Smith of Alberto Contador,
about his take on climbing. Interesting snippets, fun to watch his face when
Froome's name is introduced into a comparative style question and he shows
an unexpected sense of fun at the end when he starts to take the mickey
out of Brian Smith, who's feeling the strain of conducting an interview while
maintaining 300W! Starts by unclipping 1 foot and pedalling one-legged then
starts to enjoy messing about. I reckon he'd be a good laugh on a clubrun (as
long as he was prepared to push me up anything vaguely approaching a climb
(hump-backed bridges, speedbumps etc!).

SPOILER: In the interview he admits to his legs hurting (I have more in
common with him than I thought!), there's some upsetting stuff about tickling
along in the peloton on 39x25/26 to save power (I'm OK with that bit) then
attacking in 53x16/18 (I'm not so OK with that bit, even without the gradient
getting mentioned - it ain't gonna be flat...). He resorts to 53/34 for stages
with steep climbs and trains climbing out of the saddle for up to 20mins at
a time (ouch!) - interestingly he admits his attempts to emulate Pantani's
climbing out of the saddle on the drops blows his legs after about a minute

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