Giro d’Italia, Stage 10: Cav delivers


The writer’s over at US Pro Cycling News (myself included) will be doing daily recaps of both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of California.

During stage 10, Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) finally achieved the elusive victory at the Giro. Having been pipped at the line in stage 2 by Petacchi, it is sure that Cav was happy to pay Petachhi back by beating him to the line in today’s stage, despite a 4% gradient to the finish. Fitzalan Gorman recaps the stage, which saw Contador keep the pink jersey.

Top 5 Stage results

  1. Mark Cavendish GBR (HTC-Highroad)
  2. Francisco Ventoso SPA (Movistar)
  3. Alessandro Petacchi ITA (Lampre-ISD)
  4. Roberto Ferrari ITA (Androni Giocattoli)
  5. Davide Appollonio ITA (Sky)
Top 5 GC
  1. Alberto Contador SPA (Saxo Bank Sungard)
  2. Kanstantsin Sivtsov BLR (HTC-Highroad) at 59 sec
  3. Christophe Le Mevel FRA (Garmin-Cervelo) at 1:19
  4. Vincenzo Nibali ITA (Liquigas-Cannondale) at 1:21
  5. Michele Scarponi ITA(Lampre-ISD) at 1:28

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