Contador 'only taking ibuprofen' for Giro shoulder injury

Tinkoff-Saxo's team doctor explains more about how Alberto Contador is coping with his shoulder injury after crashing on stage six

Alberto Contador attended hospital after a crash at the end of Stage 6 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Alberto Contador only needs Ibuprofen and extra care for his shoulder injury suffered on Thursday in the Giro d'Italia, according to his Tinkoff-Saxo team.

He leads the race despite falling in the final 250 metres of stage six in Castiglione della Pescaia. Fabio Aru (Astana) sits second at four seconds and Sky's Richie Porte third at 22 seconds.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.