Alberto Contador wins 2014 Vuelta a Espana

Overall favourites ride final time trial cautiously in wet conditions; Adriano Malori wins stage

Alberto Contador on stage twenty-one of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) won the 2014 Vuelta a Espana on Sunday, putting in a cautious ride on a wet time trial course in Santiago de Compostela to secure the victory.

There was no change to the upper order of the general classification on the final stage as a late rainstorm dampened the technical and cobbled roads. All of the main favourites gingerly picked their way through the course, not wishing to risk a crash.

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