#TradeLikeAPro – Alberto Contador, a true champion
• Alberto Contador hailed as winner of Giro D’Italia 2015
• Tinkoff-Saxo captain now eyeing the Tour de France
• Investing from Tinkoff-Saxo riders raises EUR 76,514 for charity
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Alberto Contador proves he is 'Numero Uno' yet again. Photo: Saxo Bank
By the TradingFloor.com team
With 1.53 minutes separating Alberto Contador and second-place Italian Fabio Aru of team Astana, Contador cements his place in the history books as the undisputed champion of the 2015 Giro D’Italia.
This year’s Giro D’Italia has been a showreel of thrills and surprises but above all – world class cycling. The victory made all the more impressive by virtue of the many talented opponents bested in the hunt for il Maglia Rosa – The Pink Jersey.
However, the mark of a true champion is not revealed in moments of success, but in those of hardship. The flash crash in stage 6 resulting in a dislocated shoulder for Alberto Contador had many fans holding their breath as they awaited news of his condition.
The following day, a stoic Contador rode through the pain and continued his fight for pink.
To have witnessed him in this and other moments of grueling resistance can only invoke inspiration and admiration in any spectator – fan or not.
Alberto Contador's pain-defying ability to ride through adversity was never more in
evidence than after he dislocated his shoulder on the sixth stage. Photo: Saxo Bank
Eyeing Tour de France - A personal greeting
In a joint statement, Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen, co-CEOs and co-founders of Saxo Bank, commented on Alberto Contador’s success:
“On behalf of our employees around the world, we want to wish Alberto congratulation on his victory and remarkable comeback. They say a double Grand Tour victory is doubtful but after winning the Giro, we know Alberto is up for the challenge to take the Tour.”
“We really like to win at Saxo Bank and Alberto and his fellow riders remain a huge inspiration and motivation both for Saxo but also for the many talented young riders in Denmark, Italy, Spain and around the world. That is why we remain a proud sponsor of Tinkoff-Saxo.”
Having a brilliant team behind you is half the battle. Photo: Saxo Bank
Racing for charity
Team captain Contador enjoys support from his team both on as well as off the road. Since the start of the cycling season, the Tinkoff-Saxo team has been investing in stocks to raise money for Fundacion Alberto Contador – A charity close to Alberto’s heart.
The charity was founded by Contador himself following a fall during the 2004 Tour of Asturias race, where he was subsequently diagnosed with congenital vascular disorder causing a hemorrhagic stroke in his brain.
Fundacion Alberto Contador aims to promote public health and well-being through cycling and exercise as well as promote awarenes of strokes and supports neurological research to increase our understanding of the phenomena.
Contador's awesome performance is also a win for his charity foundation too. Photo: Saxo Bank
So far, riders and managers at Tinkoff-Saxo have raised a net return of EUR 7,514 from their starting capital of EUR 69,000 to create an overall total of EUR 76,514 – all earmarked for charity.
In the spirit of Alberto’s motivation for two grand tour victories, further spurred by impressive performance returns by his team mates, it has been decided by Saxo Bank to extend the Trade Like A Pro initiative.
The charitable campaign is set to end with the conclusion of the cycling season where members of Tinkoff-Saxo will donate their entire account balances to Fundacion Alberto Contador.
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