Contador Survives Astana Onslaught to Extend Giro Lead

Contador Survives Astana Onslaught to Extend Giro Lead http://nyti.ms/1HIGD6C

Giro ‘D Italia 2015 enters its final week with 4 stages remaining plus the final stage in Turin to Milan.

I’m supporting Fabio Aru and the Astana Team to win this competition but Alberto Contador of Saxo-Tinkoff was just too strong in yesterday’s Stage 16. He got punctured but still managed to lead the race behind Mikel Landa, another Astana rider currently at 3rd place in the GC standings.

Aru and Landa looked too tough for Contador but the former Giro Champion, went on to climb very strong with Landa. Aru just didn’t have  enough power to stay with the race leaders and he lost precious seconds after his bike’s derailler malfunctioned during the descent before the final climb of the day.

General Classification Standings

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Stage 16 Result

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Today’s stage is a flat profile so I’ll be waiting for Stages 18, 19 & 20 to see if Aru and Landa could pull off a surprise win this year.

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