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Dominant Contador set to claim 2015 Giro d’Italia title

 May 25, 2015   John Welsh

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After another week of difficult racing in the 2015 Giro d’Italia, it would appear that the coveted pink jersey awarded to the overall leader is set to be worn by Alberto Contador for the remainder of the race. The Spaniard has partially recovered from a dislocated shoulder plus a Friday crash to claim a 2 […]

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Contador aiming for Grand Tour double as 2015 Giro d’Italia begins

 May 10, 2015   John Welsh

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The 2015 Giro d’Italia began on Saturday with a team time trial along the Italian Riveria coastline from San Lorenzo Al Mare to the San Remo, and after all 22 participating teams had finished the 17.6 kilometre route, Orica-GreenEDGE claimed victory by seven seconds from Tinko-Saxoff, the team of pre-race favourite Alberto Contador. Having succeeded […]

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Contador virtually seals Vuelta victory as fighting dominates stage headlines.

 September 9, 2014   John Welsh

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Gianluca Brambilla and Ivan Rovny may have claimed the headlines during the 16th stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana as they were disqualified for exchanging blows when riding with a small breakaway group, but the real drama occurred on the final climb of the day. Alberto Contador won the race to the summit finish […]

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Contador leads the Vuelta after a day of drama for Quintana

 September 2, 2014   John Welsh

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The official statistics for 10th stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana will show that Tony Martin won the individual time trial from Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela to Borja and that Alberto Contador claimed the red jersey as race leader, but hidden amongst that detail is the drama which ensued just after the […]

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Valverde leads Vuelta a Espana as the favourites show their form

 August 29, 2014   John Welsh

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After six stages of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana, all 198 cyclists remain in the field which is an unusual occurrence for the opening week of a Grand Tour but the first real mountain test on Thursday did produce the expected gaps in the field with the favourites moving to the front of the general […]

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