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Giro d’Italia Stage 10 – Di Luca grabs Victory

The longest stage of the tour, 262km long, saw Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes) take line honors and reinforcing his position as the overall race leader with Pink Jersey. 

There were a series of break aways and attacks in the 6,5 hour stage culminating at the Mountain Gran Prix decent with Di Luca, Pellizotti, Sastre, Menchov and Arroyo in the lead followed closely by Basso, Leipheimer, Soler and Garzelli, with Simoni and Leipheimer. Di Luca pushed forward to grab line victory with a ten second lead over Pellizotti, Menchov and Sastre.

Tomorrows stage is from Turin to Arenzano covers 214 kilometres.

On a sad note, Fabio Saccani (the motor cycle driver for well known Italian photographer Roberto Bettini) was killed on his way to the stage and respect was shown with a moment of silence before the stage awards were presented.

Top Ten Results on Stage 10

1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes – Farnese Vini 6.30.43 (40.233km/h)

2 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0.10

3 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank

4 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team

5 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0.26

6 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld 0.29

7 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas

8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana

9 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne

10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia – Highroad


General Classification after Stage 10

1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes – Farnese Vini 44.00.11

2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 1.20

3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia – Highroad 1.33

4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 1.40

5 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 1.53

6 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 1.54

7 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 2.03

8 Thomas L?vkvist (Swe) Team Columbia – Highroad 2.12

9 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 2.35

10 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 2.58

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