RCS Italian Cycling 2015: Contdador wins the pink jersey

24th October 2017

In the 2015 Giro d'Italia, stages 5, 15, and 18 were pivotal moments that showcased the brilliance of Alberto Contador, who ultimately clinched the coveted pink jersey. 

Stage 5, a grueling 152-kilometer route from La Spezia to Abetone, saw Contador asserting his dominance as he powered through the challenging terrain, finishing strong and gaining valuable time on his rivals. This victory marked a significant statement of intent from Contador, signaling his ambitions for the overall win.

Stage 15 was another crucial day for Contador, as the peloton tackled the demanding course from Marostica to Madonna di Campiglio. Despite facing fierce competition and treacherous mountain passes, Contador showcased his climbing prowess and strategic acumen, ultimately securing the stage win and further extending his lead in the general classification.

Stage 18, from Melide to Verbania, was the final test before the decisive stages in the Alps. Contador once again demonstrated his strength and resilience, navigating the challenging route with skill and determination to claim another stage victory and solidify his hold on the pink jersey.

Contador's impressive performances in stages 5, 15, and 18 were instrumental in his overall victory in the 2015 Giro d'Italia, cementing his status as one of the greatest Grand Tour riders of his generation.

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