Giro d’Italia, Stage 9: Contador smokes ’em

He brought out the finger pistol. I'm not amused.

The writer’s over at US Pro Cycling News (myself included) will be doing daily recaps of both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of California.

In a slightly surprising turn of events, race favorite Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Sungard) made a huge move today, attacking on Mt. Etna in the last 5km. His attack allowed him to take the stage and put on the pink jersey. Read Peter Alvelais’ recap.

Top 5 Stage results

  1. Alberto Contador SPA (Saxo Bank Sungard)
  2. Jose Rujano VEN (Androni Giocattoli)
  3. Stefano Garzelli ITA (Acqua & Sapone)
  4. Vincenzo Nibali ITA (Liquigas-Cannondale)
  5. Roman Kreuziger CZE (Astana)
Top 5 GC
  1. Alberto Contador
  2. Kanstantsin Sivtsov BLR (HTC-Highroad) at 59 sec
  3. Christophe Le Mevel FRA (Garmin-Cervelo) at 1:19
  4. Vincenzo Nibali ITA (Liquigas-Cannondale) at 1:21
  5. Michele Scarponi ITA (Lampre-ISD) at 1:28

Photo: AP


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