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Team Diary: Saxo Bank Stage 1 & 2 of Giro

With a convincing tempo ride over the 20.5 kilometer long team time trial Team Columbia High Road took the victory on the course around the Lido di Venezia.

Team Saxo Bank had to suffer finishing 13th – 55 seconds after the winning team.

"It was not our day today, but everyone gave what they had, and you can never ask for more. We lost a few people very early, and on the last six kilometres we only focused on keeping the troops together, so we could come home with at least five men,"
said Bobby Julich.

"We will make our mark on the Giro over the next three weeks and a beginning a little below our expectations should not change that,"
added Julich after the first stage.


STAGE 2 Cancellara Made His Move

With one of his signature attacks Team Saxo Bank’s Fabian Cancellara attempted going solo towards the end of the otherwise predictable sprint decision on the 156 kilometer long stage from the seaside to the coastal town of Trieste.

"Suddenly I saw the opportunity to get away so of course I made a move for it. With two entirely fresh and top-motivated sprinter teams, it’s virtually impossible to get away though. But I feel good and this Giro will be my playground and these attacks my game, so obviously it’s not the last time I’ll give it a go," said a gusto Fabian Cancellara after the stage that was won by Alessandro Pettachi (LPR) in front of the man in the leader’s jersey, Mark Cavendish (Columbia-High Road).

Website: Team Saxo Bank

Christopher Jones
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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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