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  • Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) kept cool under pressure during stage 16 of the 2015 Giro d’Italia after a puncture, when he chased and single-handedly hunted down his rivals on the legendary Mortirolo climb.

    With just five days to go in the year’s Giro, Contador underlined his lead yesterday and is now four minutes and two seconds clear on the general classification from Mikel Landa Meana (Astana Pro Team), who rode himself into second overall after his stage win yesterday.

    Oleg Tinkov struggled to hide his anger against the Astana and Katusha teams, who attacked and forced Contador to chase after he stopped for a wheel change 20km before the start of the Mortirolo.

    The day had been labelled as a defining one for the general classification and it proved to be just that. The battle for the stage honors had come down to just three men by the top of the Mortirolo, with Kruijswijk proving a match for the two Spaniards.

    Contandor and the Tinkoff Saxo Team are using Prologo saddles in this year’s Giro, along with the Lampre Merida team, Bardiani CSF and IAM Cycling. View the range here.

    Stage 17 today is a 134km from Tirano to Lugano and for the first and only time this year crosses on to foreign soil, passing over the border into Switzerland for a stage finish in Lugano.

  • After teammates Jan Polanc and Diego Ulissi, Lampre-Merida adds another stage win at the 2015 Giro d'Italia with Sprinter Sacha Modolo on stage 13 with the Northwave Extreme Tech Plus shoes.



    A very good Giro d’Italia for Northwave and Team Lampre-Merida continues on a great swing. Sprinter Sacha Modolo used his Extreme Tech Plus shoes to take his first ever Giro d’Italia win on the 147km race from Montecchio Maggiore – Lido di Jesolo.

    The sprinter from Veneto stormed to victory in what was an extremely hectic finale after a mass crash occurred with just more than 3km to go. Another Lampre-Merida’s rider, Argentinian Maximiliano Ariel Richeze finished sixth on the line.

    Check out the Northwave Extreme Tech Plus shoes here.

  • It was the first mountain finish of the 2015 Giro d'Italia yesterday and it saw Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) move into the overall lead with Slovenia's Jan Polanc (Lampre-Merida) taking the stage.

    It was the biggest win of the 23 year old Slovenian's career and he took an impressive solo victory on the summit finish to Abetone on stage five, surging clear on his own with around 10km to go.
    Polanc and Lampre-Merida were using several of i-ride's top products, including Northwave Extreme Tech Plus shoes, Prologo saddles and Fulcrum wheels.



    Contador finished the stage in 4th and the Tinkoff-Saxo rider now leads the overall classification by two seconds from Italian hope Fabio Aru, with Team Sky's Australian Richie Porte in third, 20 seconds adrift. 
    Contador and the rest of the Tinkoff-Saxo team are equipped with Prologo saddles.