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Sunday 4 December 2016

Alberto Contador retained the Giro d'Italia overall lead when he finished third in the 15th stage, a 165km mountain trek up to Madonna Di Campiglio won by fellow Spaniard Mikel Landa.

Alberto Contador retained the Giro d'Italia overall lead when he finished third in the 15th stage, a 165km mountain trek up to Madonna Di Campiglio won by fellow Spaniard Mikel Landa.

The Tinkoff-Saxo rider, who snatched a six-second time bonus at an intermediate sprint, now leads second-placed Fabio Aru by two minutes 35 seconds.

Yury Trofimov attacked in the closing stages of the 15-km climb but Landa (Astana) countered and held off the Katusha rider, who finished second two seconds off the pace.

Contador was five seconds behind Landa and one second ahead Aru after controlling his closest rival in the final climb.

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