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2011 Giro D'Italia Photos

Stage 9, May 15

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Photos from Stage 9: Sunday, May 15, Messina - Mt. Etna, 169 km. Hilltop finish

Mt. Etna

Mt. Etna, where today's battle was fought.

Alberto Contador

There he goes. Alberto Contador takes off.

José Rujano and Alberto Contador

José Rujano was able to grab Contador's wheel.

Alberto contador

But after repeated attacks Rujano was dropped.

Michele Scarponi

Michele Scarponi couldn't hold Contador's wheel, like several others, failing this Giro's first important test for the GC contenders.

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali finished 4th today, also putting him 4th in the GC.

Alberto Contador

But for now, no one can stop Alberto Contador.