Team Diary: Fuji-Servetto on Giro Stage 4
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 13 May 2009
Fuji rider Davide Vigano rode well digging deep into the heart of the Dolomites as part of the day’s break. Italy’s Danilo di Luca (LPR) sumed up the third stage win for Fabio Bordonali’s team by claiming the victory at the first mountain-top finish of the Centenary Giro d’Italia, as the Corsa Rosa went on a 162-km hard route from Padova to San Martino di Castrozza.
The "Killer from Spoltore" was the fastest among a group of 40 riders that came together after the race got cleaned in the last 14 kilometers of ascent, seeing Fuji-Servetto’s team leaders well positioned, as Fredrik Kessiakoff and Eros Capecchi kept themselves in sight.
The young Italian sprinter went clear in the very first minutes of the stage after a previous move by Spaniard Ricardo Serrano, and kept into the group for more than 100 kilometers with five other cyclists, including German Jens Voigt from Saxo Bank- in the lead of the race until the last 2 k’s. Swede Thomas L?vkvist (Columbia) is the new holder of the maglia rosa. The first real hard stage of Giro starts with the fifth stage of the Italian grandtour being covered from San Martino di Castrozza to the long Alpe di Siusi climb, more than 25 kilometers on a 6% gradient.
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