Giro's strade bianche

The Giro resumed to it's normal racing self today for a hilly stage featuring the now famous strade bianche that turned into brown goo last year. Pieter Weening took the win solo and took the maglia rosa. Most GC riders finished together so let's see how they look relative to each other so far:

6th Vincenzo Nibali - 0:00
7th Michele Scarponi - 0:02
9th Alberto Contador - 0:06
10th Jose Serpa - 0:09
18th Roman Kreuziger - 0:28
20th Denis Menchov - 0:31
24th Emanuele Sella - 0:37
26th Joaquím Rodríguez - 0:42
44th Carlos Sastre - 1:44

Nibali and Scarponi were aggressive today and are well placed. Contador was attentive and is right where he should be. Kreuziger and Menchov have some work to do but not as much as Rodríguez. Carlos Sastre has been a sad rider to watch in the last few Grand Tours and it looks like it will be again. His chances are pretty much over already and sadly, he probably wont help Menchov but might go for stage wins. Serpa and Sella might be dark horses...

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