Contador downplays tensions

Updated: July 13, 2009, 4:56 PM ET
Associated Press

LIMOGES, France -- Alberto Contador is playing down tensions between him and Lance Armstrong, a rivalry that has left a glaring unresolved issue at the Tour de France: Astana's leadership remains in question while these former champions vie for the yellow jersey.

Armstrong told French television on Sunday that relations with his Spanish teammate are strained after nine stages of cycling's showcase race. Contador said during Monday's rest day in Limoges that he has grown weary of the debate.

"It's ...

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