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Alberto Contador wins Volta of Catalunya

Alberto Contador wins Volta of Catalunya

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador won the Volta of Catalunya on Sunday, his second straight victory since he avoided a ban following a positive doping test.
Contador, who rides for the SaxoBank team, protected the lead he had established on Wednesday's mountain stage in Andorra, holding off runner-up Michele Scarponi by 23 seconds.
Samuel Dumoulin edged a pack of chasers to claim the final 124.5-kilometer (77.4-mile) stage from Parets del Valles to Barcelona in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 55 seconds.
On Thursday, the International Cycling Union decided to challenge Contador's acquittal by the Spanish cycling federation for a positive test for clenbuterol while winning his third Tour de France last year.
Contador won the Vuelta of Murcia earlier this month.