Contador tests rivals with attack on Imola circuit

Not so much an attack as a fact-finding mission. Having spent most of stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia sitting within touching distance of Astana's Fabio Aru, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) decided to test the Sardinian’s mettle on the final ascent of the Tre Monti, 8km from the finish at the motor-racing circuit in Imola.

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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.