July 18, 2004
Gonzalez win Spain's 100th Tour win ever
Aitor Gonzalez took his first Tour stage win on Sunday, giving Spain 100 all-time wins in the Tour. Gonzalez himself completed a cycling triple crown, joining the group of riders with wins in the 3 Grand Tours: the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia, and the Vuelta a Espana.
Gonzalez won the Vuelta in 2002 while riding with Kelme, but hadn't done much since joining Fassa Bortolo.
"I managed to win one-week races and then a three-week race. When you've won a race like the Vuelta, it's difficult to convince yourself that you should now reconsider your ambitions and go for one-day races."
"But I will think about my future after the Tour," said Gonzalez, who is far from certain to retain his place with Fassa Bortolo next season.
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