Giro d’Italia: Contador loses jersey but saves race after Jesolo crash

Alberto Contador and Fabio Aru.

Alberto Contador and Fabio Aru. (Image credit: Getty Images)

You can't put a price on the strength of street knowledge. Alberto Contador conceded the maglia rosa after he fell in the finale of stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia to Jesolo, but he remains in the hunt for final overall victory thanks in no small part to the quick thinking of his Tinkoff-Saxo teammate, Matteo Tosatto.

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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.