The 2006 Giro d’Italia winner, Ivan Basso (Team Liquigas) has taken out the 2010 tour ahead of Spaniard David Arroyo and team colleague Vincenzo Nibali.
Aussies lead the points, mountain and youth classifications – though Cadel Evans’ attempt to take the penultimate stage victory places him 4 minutes behind race leader Ivan Basso.
In the steep 16th stage individual time trial, Cadel Evans finishes second while Richie Porte holds onto a podium position.
A tough 224km stage to Mount Zoncolan saw Ivan Basso take an epic stage win followed by Cadel Evans who now moves back up in the GC.
How did that happen? A massive shake up in the Giro puts Richie Porte (Saxobank) in Pink.
Matthew Goss of team Columbia HighRoad takes line honors in stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia, ahead of Pozzato and Farrar.
In wet and muddy conditions, Cadel Evans took a breakaway group and the sprint victory ahead of Cunego and Vinokourov.
The Giro has takes their rest day on Tuesday with Tasmanian rider Richie Porte holding second overall in the GC with the same time as race leader Vinokourov while Matthew Goss is 10 seconds behind.
Cadel Evans grabs the Pink jersey on stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia from Amsterdam to Utrecht.
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