Dominant displays in the mountains and time gained in the individual time trial have given him an almost unassailable lead in the general classification. As we all know, this victory will not be his first in a Grand Tour, nor his first in the Giro.
Contador is part of an elite list of pros and former-pros who can count victory in all three Grand Tours throughout their careers on their palmarès (although no one’s done all three in one year, of course).
This year he is aiming to join an even more sort after club, those who have done the Giro-Tour double. However, before we look any further ahead to what he may or may not achieve before his scheduled retirement at the end of the 2016 season, this week’s cycling quiz asks how much you know about his career to date.