This is my third Giro d'Italia win, insists Alberto Contador

Despite having his 2011 title stripped for doping, Alberto Contador is insistent that his 2015 Giro title is the third on his palmares

Alberto Contador on stage twenty-one of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) rode into Milan in pink on Sunday to claim the Giro d'Italia’s overall victory. The title, he counts as his third despite a doping suspension that saw 2011’s victory stripped.

Contador dominated the 2015 Giro from start in Liguria to the finish on three weeks later. He did not give his rivals an inch, striking on Abetone to take pink, reminding everyone who is king on Mortirolo and defending himself despite a small crisis on the Colle delle Finestre yesterday. He also does not want to give away his 2011 title.

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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.