In the best grand tour of 2012 and also one of the toughest, Alberto Contador finished atop the podium in Madrid. He was flanked by a couple more Spanish riders, Alejandro Valverde and Joaquin Rodriguez in 2nd and 3rd repsectively. I enjoyed watching this one. With so much press about doping issues this year I have lost a lot of interest in pro cycling. I have no idea who is clean or doping but at least these three guys put on a heck of a show for the fans. Lets cross our fingers and hope they're racing clean.
“I do not race to shut people’s mouths,” Contador said. “I race because it’s what gives me pleasure.”