The Man in the Pink Jersey

Postcard: Contador Leads at the Giro d’Italia


May 19, 2015 Postcards By Photo by Yuzuru Sunada
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2:17 p.m. CET | Forca d’Acero, Italy – As the 98th running of the three-week Giro d’Italia rolls through Italy from San Lorenzo al Mare to Milan, Alberto Contador seeks to become only the eighth rider in history to win both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. The Spanish rider must complete 21 stages and 2,166 miles in the Giro and 21 stages and 2,077 miles in the Tour de France in the least amount of time. Contador is currently in the maglia rosa (pink jersey), leading the Giro as his team in neon-yellow protects him at the front of the peloton.

Editor’s Note: Words by Brad Roe, Editorial Director of Peloton. Follow their full coverage of the Giro here and on Instagram @pelotonmagazine.

Photo Info: Canon EOS-1D X | 70-200 | F/28 | 1/800 | ISO 64

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