Alberto Contador, winner of the 2007 Tour De France, claimed the fabled Giro D’Italia on Sunday. After the race Phil Liggett referenced disgraced former Italian cycling icon Marco Pantani. No one has performed the “double” of winning the Giro and the Tour in the same year since Marco pulled off the feat in 1998. As it stands today Tour De France organizers are still denying Contador’s Astana team a spot in this years Tour De France. What a shame we won’t get to see the Spaniard paced by American Levi Leipheimer up the climbs of the Tour in pursuit of the double. He would certainly be the odds on favorite.