Cycling-Contador wins Giro stage 16, increases lead

Reuters

Tue, 24 May 16:33:00 2011

Spain's Alberto Contador strengthened his overall lead in the Giro d'Italia with his second stage victory of the race, a 12.7 kilometre uphill time trial, on Tuesday.

Contador won the stage from Belluno to Nevegal with an advantage of approximately 35 seconds over Vincenzo Nibali of Italy with Italian Michele Scarponi in third.

After winning stage nine on Mount Etna and taking the lead, stage 16 was Contador's second victory and he now leads overall by nearly five minutes from Scarponi with Nibali in third.

The Giro finishes on May 29 in Milan.

 

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