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Giro d'Italia: Aru clinches stage 20, Contador retains pink jersey

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By Euronews
Giro d'Italia: Aru clinches stage 20, Contador retains pink jersey

<p>Spain’s Alberto Contador is poised to win the Giro d’Italia after surviving a loss of form on stage 20, a punishing 199-km trek from Saint-Vincent to Sestriere on Saturday.</p> <p>The Tinkoff-Saxo rider overcame a devastating attack from the Astana Team on the dirt roads of the race’s highest peak to come home sixth, 2 minutes and 25 seconds behind Italian rival and stage winner Fabio Aru. </p> <p>The local favourite, who also won stage 19, edged out Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal by 18 seconds, with Etixx – Quick-Step rider Rigoberto Uran completing the podium, 0.24 seconds adrift. </p> <p>Contador, bidding to become the first man since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win both the Giro and the Tour de France in the same year, holds a two minute lead over Fabio Aru going into the final stage, a flat 178km run to Milan.</p>