Alberto Contador wins Tirreno-Adriatico 2014

Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett place third and sixth behind stage winner Adriano Malori in final time trial

Alberto Contador wins the 2014 Tirreno Adriatico

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) underlined his rising 2014 form by convincingly winning Tirreno-Adriatico in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, on Tuesday.

The short 9.1-kilometre final individual time trial stage was all but a formality for Contador to retain the blue leader’s jersey, starting the day with a two minute and eight second advantage over second-placed Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and with two stage wins already in the bag.

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