Giro d’Italia: Philippe Gilbert wins stage 20; Menchov holds lead

Giro d’Italia: Philippe Gilbert wins stage 20; Menchov holds lead

Philippe Gilbert finally notched a stage win for the Silence-Lotto squad on Saturday, winning the 20th stage of the centenary Giro d’Italia.
Denis Menchov (Rabobank) and Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes) continued their battle over the maglia rosa, but the Russian held onto the race lead — actually padding it with two bonus seconds poached from his rival — going into Sunday’s finale, a 14.4km time trial through the streets of Rome.

Saturday’s transitional stage, a 203km ride from Naples to Anagni, began just 3 meters above sea level and covered a mostly flat route, running north along the coast from Naples before heading inland for an 18.2km circuit with two passages of a Cat. 3 climb to the finish line in ancient Anagni.
Overall
1. Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
2. Danilo Di Luca (I) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini, at 0:20
3. Franco Pellizotti (I) Liquigas, at 1:39
4. Carlos Sastre Candil (Sp), Cervélo TestTeam, at 2:40
5. Ivan Basso (I) Liquigas, at 3:33

 

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