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Selle Italia-Colombia riding high

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Cycling News
Published:
May 22, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:56 BST
Edition:
Giro d'Italia Cycling News for May 22, 2005

With Ivan Parra winning a magnificent stage in the Dolomiti and José Rujano coming third and moving...

Next year: maglia rosa

With Ivan Parra winning a magnificent stage in the Dolomiti and José Rujano coming third and moving into the top 10 overall, the team from Selle Italia-Colombia is literally and figuratively riding high.

Speaking of his winning move on the slopes of the final nine kilometre climb to Pontives, Parra said: "Rujano and I were in the break and both of us we feeling really good. We tried to break away [together], but unfortunately he [Rujano] couldn't come with me."

The Colombian and his directtore sportivo Gianni Savio also made no secret of their ambitious future plans: "Every year, our team sends a great team to the Giro, and I hope next year we can come to win [the race]," said Parra.

Added Savio: "Next year, I hope to have at my disposition a budget large enough to try and aim for the maglia rosa. [José] Rujano is a real talent; if he continues this way, he will end up winning a very important race in the future."

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