Igor Anton Wins Dramatic Stage 14 of 2011 Giro d'Italia and Alberto Contador Extends Overall Giro Lead

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05/21/2011| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
Alberto Contador suffers on his way up the notorious Monte Zoncolan climb ahead of Vincenzo Nibali. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Alberto Contador suffers on his way up the notorious Monte Zoncolan climb ahead of Vincenzo Nibali. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Igor Anton Wins Dramatic Stage 14 of 2011 Giro d'Italia and Alberto Contador Extends Overall Giro Lead

Team Euskaltel's Igor Anton of Spain broke away with 5 kilometers left and held on to win the 14th stage of the 2011 Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while Alberto Contador (Team Saxo Bank-Sungard) was second to extend his overall lead.

to increase his speed to open up a lead of 30 seconds at the front. Behind him Contador twice had to increase his pace to leave Nibali behind to guarantee second place.

Riders remain in the mountains for a third straight day on Sunday with the 229-kilometer (141.9-mile) stage from Conegliano to Gardecci-Val di Fassa that features three major climbs - or so we expect.

The 2011 Giro d'Italia ends on May 29 in Milano.

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You'll find complete results and more photos from stage 14 here.

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