Giro 2008 stage 21 Alberto Contador
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Has Alberto Contador's Tour of Italy victory changed the way the sport is seen in Spain? The answer has to be - for now - a resounding 'yes'.

On Monday morning almost all the Spanish newspapers carried a large front-page photo of a beaming Alberto Contador in his final maglia rosa of this year?s Giro. This is far more surprising than it sounds.

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