RICCO CALLS FOR ITALIAN ALLIANCE TO TOPPLE CONTADOR

Riccardo Ricco

Riccardo Ricco (Saunier Duval) lost more precious seconds to Alberto Contador in Monday?s Plan de Corones time trial but true to character, he refuses to concede defeat.

He needs at least a minute, if not more, to be able beat the Spaniard in Sunday?s final 28.5km time trial to Milan but insists he can gain time at Monte Pora on Friday and perhaps crack Contador on the climbs of the legendary Passo Gavia and the steep Mortirolo on Saturday.

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