Alberto Contador receives hero's welcome on return to hometown

Alberto Contador in Pinto (Photo:

Hundreds of fans flocked to the Spanish town of Pinto to celebrate the return of Alberto Contador after his Giro d'Italia triumph.

El Pistolero sealed victory in the Italian tour on Sunday, finishing 1m53 ahead of Astana's Fabio Aru, and allowed himself an evening of celebration on Monday in Pinto town square.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.