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It's unusual for a rider on a different team to congratulate another rider like this, but without good friend and former teammate Paolo Tiralongo's (Astana) help, Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) likely wouldn't have won yesterday's stage
Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) safely defended his first day in the Red Jersey
Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) wrapped up the overall win today ahead of Sunday's ceremonial stage in Madrid
Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) was unable to drop Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) again today. Contador says the 6 month layoff due to his suspension is the reason for his lack of sharpness.
Once again Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) attempted to crack Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)
Photo essay: On the Mortirolo… savage climbing, suffering & helping hands - Movistar rider hits the steepest section
A breakaway group of 4 riders passes a lone tree.
Tirreno-Adriatico photo gallery - Stage 1
Rory Sutherland is Europe-bound with the talent and points to attract Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Tirreno-Adriatico Photos; Stage 2: San Vincenzo → Indicatore, 230 km
Paris-Nice Photos; Stage 6: Suze-la-Rousse → Sisteron, 177 km
Paris-Nice Photos; Stage 5: Onet-le-Château → Mende, 178 km