July 26, 2009 / 7:56 PM / 11 years ago

Danish anthem played for Spanish winner Contador

PARIS (Reuters) - Spaniard Alberto Contador had to wait to fully savor his second Tour de France title after organizers played the Danish national anthem during the podium ceremony.

The 26-year-old looked surprised when the wrong national anthem started to play on the Champs-Elysees.

“There was a bug,” the organizers’ general director Yann Le Moenner told Reuters by telephone.

“Our provider played the Danish anthem but once it was realized it was the wrong one, the Spanish anthem was finally played.”

Contador, who also won the 2007 Tour, clinched his second victory on Sunday with a lead of four minutes 11 seconds over Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Alison Wildey

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