Contador takes charge at the Giro d’Italia after impressive time trial performance

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) took back the pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia and opened a lead of 2:28 on nearest rival Fabio Aru after his impressive ride in the 59.4km time trial to Valdobbiadene, yet he modestly and sportingly refused to say that he was now in total charge of the race.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.