'This is more like it': Alberto Contador happy to show signs of form on Vuelta summit finish

The Spaniard put in a markedly improved performance on the short summit finish of the Vuelta a España stage five

Alberto Contador rides in ahead of Chris Froome on stage five of the 2017 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Alberto Contador is returning to show signs of his 'El Pistolero' self in the 2017 Vuelta a España, his last race, saying, "This is more like it."

Contador – winner of three Vuelta a España titles and two each in the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France – suffered from day one in his home tour.

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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.