How fast did Alberto Contador scale the Passo di Mortirolo?

The Spaniard stormed past his rivals up the Mortirolo on stage 16 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia, but has never beaten 45 minutes on the famous climb, and has a long way to go to beat Simoni, Gotti, Pantani and Tonkov

Alberto Contador on stage sixteen of the 2015 Tour of Italy (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

On the 11 or so kilometres which mark one of the most famous and feared climbs in cycling, 2015 Giro d'Italia champion-elect Alberto Contador yesterday took apart Fabio Aru, his previous closest challenger for GC glory.

But however memorable his ride, the time he took to do it - 45-14 (at 15.52kph) - was not even close to some of the fastest recorded since Marco Pantani scaled the Passo di Mortirolo almost a minute quicker than Miguel Indurain in 1994.

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