Giro 2008 st 14 Contador dropped
(Image credit: GRAHAM WATSON)

Alberto Contador (Astana) snapped a spoke on the climb to the finish and had to go deep to chase Riccardo Ricco (Saunier Duval), but after the two important stages in the Dolomites, the 2007 Tour de France winner pulled on the Giro d'Italia pink leader's jersey today and made it clear he will not be letting it go without a fight.

Italy's Emanuele Sella of the CSF Group team won the stage with another lone attack but Contador was sixth and took the leader's jersey from Italy's Gabriele Bosisio.

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