Contador content to mark Landa on the road to Cervinia

it was a day off of sorts for Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) at the Giro d’Italia. After summoning up apparent miracles at Valdobbiadene, the Mortirolo and Monte Ologno in the past week, the maglia rosa adopted a more conservative tack on the road to Cervinia on stage 19, where he was happy simply to track Mikel Landa on the long climb to the finish and yield the stage victory to his Astana teammate Fabio Aru.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.