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The bicyclist Alberto Contador Velasco (Astana team) at the international cycling event Giro d'Italia. He is the first cyclist in standings with pink shirt.
The photo is takes at the start of the 17een lap a Sondrio - Lombardy - Italy - 28 may 2008 -
Alberto Contador Velasco (born 6 December 1982 in Pinto, Madrid) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Team Astana and winner of the 2007 Tour de France with team Discovery Channel. While he competes for the overall titles, he is considered a climbing specialist. Contador lives in in hometown Pinto. His next scheduled race and objective was the Dauphiné Libéré but his team received a last time invitation to the Giro d'Italia one week prior to the start of the race. Contador was allegedly on the beach when he was told he was going to ride the Giro. He finished second in the first individual time trial and took the maglia rosa after the 15th stage up to Passo Fedaia.