By Shane Stokes in Barumini
A long, hot day in the saddle meant that T-Mobile rider Marco Pinotti crossed the finish line covered in sweat, but he said that he didn't feel under serious pressure during the ride to Bosa. "The stage was easy," stated the friendly Italian from Bergamo. "The last 20 kilometres were pretty nervous, though."
2005 Italian TT champ Pinotti finished third on the stage 11 time trial in last year's Giro and more recently was third on stage four of the Tour of Romandie. He's coming into decent form and wants to make the most of it.
"I have a lot of ambition here. As I stated earlier this year, I want to win a stage in this Giro. My condition is good and I hope that many good things come to me here!"