Velonews: Alberto Contador Collects Overall Title At 2015 Route Du Sud


Jan 3, 2005
<figure ><img title="2015 Route du Sud, stage 4: Contador" src=""/><p>Alberto Contador won the Route du Sud on Sunday. Photo: Tim De Waele | <a href= target="_blank"></a>
(file)</p></figure><p>GAILLAC, France (AFP) — Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) collected the Route du Sud crown on Sunday as Bryan Coquard (Europcar) won the final stage.</p>
<p>Contador, who won last month’s Giro d’Italia, assumed the overall lead at the Route du Sud on Saturday, attacking rival Nairo Quintana on a descent and taking a 17-second advantage over the Movistar rider.</p>
<p>Both are expected to contend for the title in the 2015 Tour de France, which begins July 4.</p>
<p>The final 167km stage from Revel to Gaillac was marked by a 10-man break that came to naught 3km from the finish. Coquard proved fastest in the finale, out-kicking Lorenzo Manzin (FDJ) and Leonardo Fabio Duque (Colombia).</p>
<p>In the end, Contador had the victory by 17 seconds with Quintana second and Pierre-Roger Latour (Ag2r La Mondiale) third.</p>
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