Tinkoff-Saxo: Impossible to say with certainty that Contador can continue Giro d'Italia

The worry was evident among Tinkoff-Saxo staff in the moments immediately following stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia in Castiglione della Pescaia. Alberto Contador's first day in the maglia rosa had promised to be a relatively uneventful affair, right up to the fateful moment when a spectator leaned across a barrier to take a photograph, triggering a crash that saw the Spaniard among the fallers.

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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.