Astana unable to break Contador as Mikel Landa wins Giro d'Italia stage 15

Alberto Contador left outnumbered as Astana ratchet up the pace, but the Spaniard still manages to extend his overall lead

Mikel Landa wins stage fifteen of the 2015 Giro d'Italia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Mikel Landa won stage fifteen of the Giro d'Italia after another dominant display from his Astana team.

Their efforts were not, however, enough to put any time into Alberto Contador’s (Tinkoff-Saxo) overall lead, and the race favourite in fact managed to extend his general classification lead over Fabio Aru (Astana).

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.