Contador wins Ruta del Sol stage three and extends overall lead

-Spaniard broke away to win on the summit finish of Alto de Hazallanas -Froome finishes 19 seconds back after reacting late to Contador attack Pictures by Graham Watson

Alberto Contador wins Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour of Andalucia Ruta Del Sol. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) took his first win of the season on the summit finish of stage three of the 2015 Ruta del Sol, while also consolodating his overall lead in the GC.

The Spaniard broke away from the leading group of riders at around 7.5km from the finish line, near the foot of the final category one climb of Alto de Hazallanas.

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Richard Windsor

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