Alberto Contador's Power Erupts on Mount Etna

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05/15/2011| 0 comments
by Reuters and Roadcycling.com
Alberto Contador in the maglia rosa on the podium at the top of Mount Etna. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Alberto Contador in the maglia rosa on the podium at the top of Mount Etna. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Alberto Contador's Power Erupts on Mount Etna

Team Saxo Bank-SunGard's Alberto Contador showed earlier today why he is the favourite for the overall win in the 2011 Giro d'Italia with a devastating mountain attack that gave him a stage win and the overall Giro lead.

in the Dolomites and Alps.

"We've seen how well he's going, but there will be chances to bounce back," Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, third in last year's Giro and currently fourth overall, told reporters.

"He was the big favourite before the start, and today he's taken a big step forward," added Nibali's compatriot Scarponi, fourth in 2010. "But the race is far from over."

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