Alberto Contador sets off on 1,600km ride after his team won a stage of the Giro d’Italia

The retired Grand Tour star promised to take on the huge ride to celebrate the major win for his ProTeam

Alberto Contador
Alberto Contador
(Image credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Alberto Contador has set off on a 1,600km trek from Madrid all the way to Milan, to celebrate his team’s first Grand Tour stage victory.  

Eolo-Kometa, the Italian-registered but Spanish-based team set up by retired Grand Tour stars Contador and Ivan Basso, competed in their first three-week race earlier this year, the Giro d’Italia. 

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