Alberto Contador explains struggles on final mountain day in Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador and Tinkoff-Saxo team talk about the race leader's time loss during the final mountains of the 2015 Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador on his way to Giro glory. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) appeared less Grand Tour machine and more human for 30 kilometres of the 2015 Giro d'Italia on Saturday, which he should still win tomorrow in Milan. He said after the stage that he was suffering from an 'off day'.

The Spaniard in the race leader's pink jersey struggled on the race's highest climb, the Colle delle Finestre, after his rivals attacked and he lost around one minute. However, he managed himself on the gravel roads, rode the descent with the calm of a Grand Tour champion and finished the stage 2-25 minutes behind winner Fabio Aru (Astana).

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