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Article / 21 May 2015 at 9:25 GMT

#TradeLikeAPro: Contador keeps the pink jersey

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Alberto Contador, who retained the pink jersey, lead his team through a rainy stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia with breakaway rider Ilnur Zakarin claiming the stage win.

Although yesterday's terrain didn't favour GC riders, Contador launched an attack on the last climb putting pressure on his competitors.

Contador said: “I think every day at the Giro is important. You have to try and get over the bad days and that’s what I made an effort to do. There wasn’t much terrain to make a move today but I knew that there were a few riders that weren’t having fun. We didn’t see too much but I could tell that there were a few riders who weren’t feeling so great so I decided to have a go."

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 Heavy rainfall during stage 11 of the Giro D'Italia

Stage 11 took the riders 153km from Forlì along mostly wet roads to Imola's famous racetrack. According to Tinkoff-Saxo’s Manuele Boaro, riding his third Giro, the squad remains motivated.

“We were in the front throughout the day, working hard for Alberto. It was even made harder with the rain, but we are happy with the outcome. We did our job and Alberto retains the pink jersey”, 

He added: “For me this is a great opportunity to be in the Giro racing for such a great team and a great leader like Alberto. It will certainly be the best Giro I have ever done and I will give my best. The first week has been very tough and we had to take it one day at a time but I think we are a strong team and well-knit squad and that is what counts."

Peloton
 Tinkoff-Saxo keeping a controlled pace to safeguard the team leader.


Wishing all riders and managers good luck and good legs in days to come.

The TradingFloor.com Team

Source: Tinkoffsaxo.com, Saxo Bank A/S, Bettiniphoto.net
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