Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-SunGard) is keen to excel at the London Olympic games next year.

The cyclist explained at the team presentation in Copenhagen that it would not be wise to at least attempt the feat with the proximity of the event to next year’s Tour de France.

“It’s the kind of challenge that I say why not to?” Contador said. “To me it’s an opportunity that I really want to pursue. If I’m still going well [after the Tour], I’ll give it a really good shot.”