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Giro d’Italia after the Rest Day

It’s a rest day at the Giro, but there is still a lot happening. Lets review the top news before racing kicks off again:

– Columbia Highroad’s Mark Cavendish won a neutralized stage that won’t count against overall standings.

– After two of the ten laps were completed, riders requested to stop the race on time and points would not count for overall classification.

– Controversially Astana manager Johan Bruyneel supported the decision of the riders to protest and hoped that in the future, teams would have a stronger voice with race organizers. Armstrong was the main instigator of the protest and while his relationship with Tour officials, his relationship with the Giro officials is now in turmoil.

– Pedro Horrillo was brought out of an artificially-induced coma on Sunday the day after he sustained serious injuries in a horriffic crash on Saturday.

– Five teams (Caisse d’Epargne, Team Saxo Bank, Fuji Servetto, Team Katusha and LPR Brakes) were visited by doping controllers yesterday morning.

– Levi Leipheimer is just 51 seconds behind Danilo Di Luca.  Levi Leipheimer’s chance to win the centennial Giro d’Italia may come down to the "wicked hard – Armstrong" time trail on Thursday.

Christopher Jones
Christopher Joneshttps://www.bicycles.net.au
Christopher Jones is a recreational cyclist and runs a design agency, Signale. As the driving force behind Bicycles.net.au he has one of each 'types' of bicycles.
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