Parra Wins Stage 13 of Giro, Savoldelli Seizes Maglia Rosa After Basso Cracks

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05/22/2005| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill

Parra Wins Stage 13 of Giro, Savoldelli Seizes Maglia Rosa After Basso Cracks

Paolo Savoldelli (Discovery Channel) has donned the maglia rosa.

on the last climb.

 

?I tried to limit the damage, and compared to how bad I felt, the time loss wasn?t too bad. Now, I?m hoping for a speedy recovery, so I can attempt to recapture the jersey.?

 

Given Basso?s stomach problems, it is miraculous that he is still in position to regain the jersey. If his stomach is not ready for Stage 14, however, he is unlikely to remain in contention. Stage 14 will not be as difficult as Stage 13, but it features three major climbs, including the Passo Stelvio, which, at 2,748 m, is the highest point in this year?s Giro. A 15-km descent to the finish follows the Passo di Foscagno.

 

Will Basso rebound? Will he plummet out of contention? Will another rider take a firm grip on this year?s Giro? If so, who will do so? For the answers to these questions and others, check in at http://www.roadcycling.com/ and find out!    

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