International Cycling

Contador regains pink jersey at Giro

2015-05-23 17:28
Alberto Contador (Gallo Images)

Valdobbiadene - Spaniard Alberto Contador bounced back from a crash on Friday to retake the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia after Saturday's 14th stage.

The 32-year-old, who won the Italian race in 2008, finished third on the day but picked up three minutes on overnight leader Fabio Aru during the 59.4km time-trial which was won by Sky's Belarus rider Vasil Kiryienka.

Contador, the 2007 and 2009 Tour de France winner, is now in solid position at the top of the overall standings and 2min 28secs ahead of Italy's Aru heading into Sunday's rolling 15th stage.

It was Kiryienka's third stage win on the Giro and first in the time-trial although he was a bronze medallist in the world championship race-against-the-clock in 2012.

Leading results from the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 59.4km individual time-trial between Treviso and Valdobbiadene on Saturday:


1. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 1hr 17min 52sec, 2. Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP/AST) at 12sec, 3. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 14, 4. Patrick Gretsch (GER/ALM) 23, 5. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/LNL) 1:09. 6. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 1:17, 7. Jrgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LOT) 1:25, 8. Fabio Felline (ITA/TRE) 1:26, 9. Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE/GIA) 1:27, 10. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 1:36.


29. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 3:01


1. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 55hr 39min 00sec, 2. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) at 2min 28sec, 3. Andrey Amador (CRC/MOV) 3:36, 4. Rigoberto Uran (COL/ETI) 4:14, 5. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LOT) 4:17, 6. Dario Cataldo (ITA/AST) 4:50, 7. Mikel Landa (ESP/AST) 4:55, 8. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 4:56, 9. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TIN) 4:57, 10. Leopold Knig (CZE/SKY) 5:35

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