Alberto Contador tour of spain 2008 stage 13

Alberto Contador has taken a giant step towards the final victory in the Tour of Spain with a stunning lone victory on the Angliru that has propelled the 25-year-old into the overall lead.

However predictable Contador's win on the Angliru might seem - as well as his now more than probable victory in Madrid - the Astana pro's success was well-deserved. The overwhelming favourite after his victory in the Giro and Tour-free summer, Contador has shown he knows how to handle the pressure when put under the media spotlight - and Saturday's stage win was taken in style.

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