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Cycling-Bilbao takes Giro stage seven as Conti stays in the pink

Reuters | Updated: 17-05-2019 23:31 IST | Created: 17-05-2019 20:25 IST
Cycling-Bilbao takes Giro stage seven as Conti stays in the pink
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Spain's Pello Bilbao claimed the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, a 185-km undulating ride from Vasto to L'Aquila.

The Astana rider attacked from a small group of breakaway riders 1.5km from the finish in the final punchy climb, holding off France's Tony Gallopin and Italian Davide Formolo, who were second and third respectively five seconds behind. Italian Valerio Conti finished in the main pack, 1:07 off the pace, to retain the overall leader's pink jersey.

The overall favourites had an uneventful day in the peloton. "It was a really important day for me today. It took a long time to get my first victory in a three-week race," said Bilbao.

"This was only possible with a big team like Astana. Thank you to all of the team." Slovenian Primoz Roglic, one of the top favourites, lost one of his domestiques for the mountain stages when Laurens De Plus of Belgium abandoned after being sick for a few days.

Saturday's eighth stage is a 235-km ride from Tortoreto Lido to Pesaro ahead of a key time trial on Sunday.


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