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Video: Giro d'Italia stage 9 race highlights

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Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) took the stage 9 victory

Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) took the stage 9 victory (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) signs in to stage 9 at the Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) signs in to stage 9 at the Giro d'Italia
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Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-QuickStep)

Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-QuickStep)
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Richie Porte (Team Sky) wins Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Richie Porte (Team Sky) wins Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Mikel Landa (Astana) gets a gap and finishes second on the day

Mikel Landa (Astana) gets a gap and finishes second on the day (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The white jersey leader Fabio Aru and maglia rosa Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo)

The white jersey leader Fabio Aru and maglia rosa Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) soloed in to take the win on stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia from the day's breakaway, with Stephen Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) second and Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) third.

Alberto Contador defended his race lead ahead of the first rest day, although the gap during the stage was large enough for the lead to change hands. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider attacked out of the chasing field along with co-favourites Fabio Aru (Astana) and Richie Porte (Sky) with about 12 km remaining. The loser of the day was Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-QuickStep), who missed the cut and fell even further back.

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