Contador wins Milan-Turin after solo attack

Alberto Contador wins Milan-Turin 2012

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) continued his comeback from a doping suspension with a win in the Milan-Turn one-day race in Italy on Wednesday.

Contador escaped from the peloton on the 199-kilometre race's final climb to take a solo win. Diego Ulissi (Lampre-ISD) came home in second, with Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) in third.

Tour of Lombardy hopefuls Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) were fourth and ninth respectively.

Contador won the Vuelta a Espana in September having served a doping suspension for failing a test for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France.

Many of the riders in Milan-Turin will line up on Saturday for the final European WorldTour race of the season - the Tour of Lombardy. Another pre-Lombardy warm-up race, Giro del Piemonte, takes place tomorrow (Thursday).

Result

Milan-Turin 2012: 199km

1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo Bank-Tinkoff-Bank in 3-32-12

2. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-ISD

3. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana

4. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha

5. Carlos Betancur (Col) Acqua & Sapone

6. Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone

7. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox

8. Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank

9. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale

10. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli

Alberto Contador wins Milan-Turin

Ulissi, Contador and Kessiakoff on the podium

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Nigel Wynn
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