Giro d'Italia: Landa clinches stage 15 as Contador stretches lead

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By Euronews
Giro d'Italia: Landa clinches stage 15 as Contador stretches lead

<p>Spain’s Mikel Landa produced a superb display to clinch the 15th Stage of the Giro d’Italia while fellow countryman Alberto Contador extended his overall lead following a gruelling 165km trek to Madonna Di Campiglio on Sunday. </p> <p>Contador, who snatched a six-second time bonus at an intermediate sprint, now leads second placed Fabio Aru of Italy by 2 minutes and 35 seconds with Costa Rica’s Andrey Amador currently lying in third place. </p> <p>With only a few kilometres to go before the finish-line, Yury Trofimov launched an attack but Astana’s Landa countered and held off the Katusha rider to seal the win. </p> <p>The Russian came home second ahead of Contador, who is bidding to become the first man since Marco Pantani in 1998 to complete the Giro d’Italia-Tour de France double in the same year.</p>