The Gesture

A grand gesture..
Photo: Sirotti

Alberto Contador's grand gesture finger pointing upwards was a fitting tribute to his compatriot Xavier Tondo, who died tragically yesterday.

...for Xavier!

Contador looked on fire as he powered his way up to win the Nevegal mountain time trial. It was symbolic in another way, a big way as he looks unmovable in the Maglia Rosa. One of my favorites, climber Jose Rujano put in a solid ride and held it for only 10 minutes. Michele Scarponi came in 1 second faster to claim third.

Tried as he might, Nibali rode like a shark out of hell with the urging by the tifosi could manage a hard fought second place.

A dominating ride for Contador, and a special ride honoring his friend Xavier Tondo!

Rujano: climbing power!
Photo: Sirotti