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Hinault: Contador motivated to win

Updated: July 17, 2009, 11:34 AM ET
Associated Press

COLMAR, France -- Five-time Tour de France champion Bernard Hinault believes that Lance Armstrong won't win this year's race, saying the American's rivalry with Astana teammate Alberto Contador is motivating the Spaniard.

In an interview in Friday's edition of French sports newspaper L'Equipe, Hinault claimed Armstrong's age -- 37 -- and Contador's superior climbing skills mean the American won't win the Tour an eighth time, breaking his own record.

"I don't think so. He's of a certain ...

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