"Easy" day for CSC

Ivan Basso's CSC team didn't have to sit on the front for the entire 10th stage of the Giro between...

Ivan Basso's CSC team didn't have to sit on the front for the entire 10th stage of the Giro between Termoli and Peschici. The Danish team marked the dangerous attacks in the first hour, then settled in once the big breakaway got away. In the final half of the stage, it was Lampre-Fondital doing all the chasing, bringing the leaders back from around six minutes to 3'23 at the finish. Although stage winner Franco Pellizotti moved himself up to fourth on GC, it's unlikely he will threaten Basso in the big mountains next week.

"There were other teams which had an interest in controlling the stage, so we just took it easy and didn't worry too much about the break," said team manager Bjarne Riis on team-csc.com. "We had Lombardi up front and Jens Voigt delivered Ivan perfectly at the finish, so everything went according to plan for us."

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