As the riders enjoy the first rest day at the 98th Giro d’Italia, we take a moment to look back on the stages when Alberto Contador has been in the lead. Injured in a crash, he’s continued through the opening stanza and appears in command. Two key rivals are always by his side: Richie Porte and Fabio Aru.

Click the photo below to begin the slideshow of photos from stage 6 of the Giro, by Wei Yuet Wong.

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Click the photo below to begin the slideshow of photos from stage 7 of the Giro, by Wei Yuet Wong.

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Other Giro Galleries by Wei Yuet Wong:

•  Contador, into the lead (stage 5)

Aussies in the lead (opening four stages) •