Thibaut Pinot outguns Alberto Contador to win Ruta del Sol queen stage

Frenchman paces himself perfectly to overhaul Contador in final few metres of stage - Contador takes race lead as Alejandro Valverde drops to third

Thibaut Pinot attacks on stage two of the 2017 Ruta del Sol

(Image credit: PGS/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) produced a scintillating display on the queen stage of the Ruta del Sol, catching and passing Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) in the final few hundred metres.

Contador had attacked early on the six kilometre finishing climb of the Peña del Águila, quickly opening a gap over a chasing group of Pinot and the Team Sky trio of Wout Poels, Diego Rosa, and Mikel Landa as race leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) seemed to be in trouble behind.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.