The Tour de France is looming – but Alberto Contador keeps attacking

Alberto Contador refuses to relax despite a gaping lead in the Giro d'Italia, but will it harm his chances of a historic Giro/Tour double?

Alberto Contador attacks on stage eighteen of the 2015 Giro d'Italia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

The waters of Lake Maggiore were sparkling beside him, but Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) refused to lessen the pace for a moment in today's Giro d'Italia stage to Verbania.

Despite his over-arching aim of a Giro-Tour de France double this season, he says a four-minute lead wasn't enough to sit back on. Instead, he worked to extend his advantage over his immediate rivals, Mikel Landa and Fabio Aru, both of Astana.

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