News – Contador in Pink at Giro d’Italia


As the Giro d’Italia goes into the mountains within the first week of the Tour, Contador leads

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News – Contador in Pink at Giro d’Italia

Tinkoff-Saxo’s Alberto Contador moved into the overall race lead on Wednesday in the Giro d’Italia after his attack sparked a battle for the pink jersey on the final climb to Abetone.

Attacking with 5km to go, Contador wrecked havoc in the favorites group, where Fabio Aru and Richie Porte were the only pre-race favorites able to respond.

“I didn’t think I’d have the pink jersey so early in the race, as the main objective is to wear it in Milan at the final stage of the Giro” he said afterwards. “This is just a taste of what is to come, as the race is just getting started. Of course I’m really happy to be in the pink jersey because everybody knows how much I like the Giro d’Italia and how big an experience this jersey is – also for me”.

“We might not try too hard to keep it, for now, but it will be up to the others to take it away from me”, says Alberto Contador before elaborating on what is to come.

“I took the decision to attack on the final climb to test my rivals. I didn’t feel super, but the result and outcome was positive and by the end of the climb I felt as if I had good legs. We’ve distanced Uran but I also saw that Porte and Aru are in good shape”, adds Alberto Contador, who now leads Giro d’Italia with 2 seconds over Fabio Aru, who took bonus seconds on the line.

Despite some of the focus turning towards the favorites on the final climb, the stage was won by young Jan Polanc (Lampre), who kept the favorites at bay as the last man from the early break.


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