Alberto Contador wraps up Giro d'Italia title

May 29, 2011 - 11:57 AM
Italy Giro Cycling

Overall leader Alberto Contador of Spain, center, pedals during the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Verbania to Sestriere, Saturday, May 28, 2011. Belarus' Vasili Kiryienka won the stage after riding solo for the majority of its 242-kilometer (150-mile), while overall leader Contador finished eighth maintaining his lead at the top of the standings. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

MILAN (AP) — Alberto Contador has won the Giro d'Italia for the second time, easily capturing the race after finishing third in the final stage.

The Spaniard beat his chest and celebrated with his traditional pistol shot sign after the 16-mile individual time trial around the streets of Milan. He was 36 seconds behind stage winner David Millar, who was timed in 30 minutes, 13 seconds.

Contador's other Giro title came in 2008. With his doping hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport pushed back until later in the summer, Contador could try for a sweep of cycling's three major races — the Giro, Tour de France and Spanish Vuelta,