Contador says Armstrong could pose 'difficult' situation on team

Updated: September 24, 2008, 2:35 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MADRID, Spain -- If Lance Armstrong joins the Astana cycling team for his comeback, then Alberto Contador is ready to leave.

"I think I've earned the right to be the leader of a team without having to fight for my place," Contador said Tuesday in Spanish sports publication AS. "And with Armstrong some difficult situations could arise in which the team would put him first and that would hurt me."

Contador, the 2007 Tour de France champion, won the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday.

"My ...

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