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Contador wins third Tour of Basque, second title of year

Contador chases Schleck (Photo: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Alberto Contador won the Tour of Basque Country for a third time on Saturday, confirming the Spaniard's strong return to form with his second title of the year. The Tinkoff-Saxo cyclist defended the lead he established on the opening day during the race's sixth and final stage, an individual time trial in which he finished second behind winner Tony Martin. Full Story.(Photo: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Contador chases Schleck (Photo: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Out In Front

Tony Martin of Germany broke away to win the second stage of the Tour of Basque Country on Tuesday, while overall leader Alberto Contador maintained his 14-second advantage. Martin pulled away from a breakaway group that included Maxim Montfort and Jan Bakelandts just over 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from the finish to win by 30 seconds in a time of 3 hours, 46 minutes, 17 seconds. Full Story.

Alberto Contador (Photo: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Good Start

Alberto Contador continued to show his strong form this year by unleashing a late attack to win the opening stage of the Tour of Basque Country on Monday. Contador was riding alone against fellow favourite Alejandro Valverde with under eight kilometres to go before the five-time Grand Tour winner surged away, parting the spectators lining the course as he went. Full Story.

 


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