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Contador clinches second Giro d'Italia title


Contador clinches second Giro d'Italia title


Spain’s Alberto Contador finished safely to clinch his second Giro d’Italia title in Milan on Sunday.

The 32-year-old, bidding to become the first man since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Italian classic and the Tour de France in the same year, headed into the final day with more than a two-minute advantage on closest rival Fabio Aru and ended up winning by 1 minute, 53 seconds.

Aru finished second overall, with Astana team-mate Mikel Landa completing the podium, 3 minutes and 5 seconds behind Contador, who had already triumphed here in 2008.

Sunday’s 178km finale was expected to end in a bunch sprint but Belgium’s Iljo Keisse won after a late break edging out Luke Durbridge with Roger Kluge having to settle for third place.

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