Alberto Contador wins stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico and moves into lead

Alberto Contador stamps his mark on Tirreno-Adriatico, taking his second consecutive stage win and the race lead

Alberto Contador wins Stage 5 of the 2014 Tirreno Adriatico

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) won his second consecutive stage at Tirreno-Adriatico on Sunday, and moved into the overall lead in the process by a huge two-minute margin ahead of Nairo Quintana (Movistar).

It was a domineering display from the Spaniard, who for the first time in a while looked like the rider who used to win grand tours prolifically.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.