Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) continued his comeback from a doping suspension with a win in the Milan-Turn one-day race in Italy on Wednesday.

Contador escaped from the peloton on the 199-kilometre race’s final climb to take a solo win. Diego Ulissi (Lampre-ISD) came home in second, with Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) in third.

Tour of Lombardy hopefuls Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) were fourth and ninth respectively.

Contador won the Vuelta a Espana in September having served a doping suspension for failing a test for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France.

Many of the riders in Milan-Turin will line up on Saturday for the final European WorldTour race of the season – the Tour of Lombardy. Another pre-Lombardy warm-up race, Giro del Piemonte, takes place tomorrow (Thursday).

Result

Milan-Turin 2012: 199km


1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo Bank-Tinkoff-Bank in 3-32-12

2. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-ISD

3. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana

4. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha

5. Carlos Betancur (Col) Acqua & Sapone

6. Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone

7. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox

8. Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank

9. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale

10. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli





Alberto Contador wins Milan-Turin



Ulissi, Contador and Kessiakoff on the podium

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  • Danno

    Great ride by Albert, and a fantastic ride by Diego Ulissi.
    Diego’s in our club (The Gregarios Superclub Ciclista) and to be fair, he’s probably one of our best riders! Watch out for him in 2013!!!
    http://www.gregarios.co.uk/cycling-clubs/Diego-Ulissi.html

  • gg/gg

    Easy win when most of the field is fatigued after a long season and Contador comes back after a “rest”

  • geegee

    It’s the end of the season and everone is fatigued except Contador; no glory in this win