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Video: Deignan talks about his breakaway in the Dolomites

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
May 23, 2011, 12:44 BST,
Updated:
May 23, 2011, 13:45 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Race:
Giro d'Italia
Philip Deignan (Team RadioShack) on the front.

Philip Deignan (Team RadioShack) on the front.

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RadioShack rider back in grand tour action

Ireland's Philip Deignan (RadioShack) proved he is on the way back to his best by getting in the early breakaway of stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia.

Despite the 229km stage being the third consecutive day in the mountains, Deignan made sure he was part of the 18-rider attack and tried to stay with eventual stage winner Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi) for as long as possible.

He eventually faded and was caught by Alberto Contador and the other overall contenders but finished an impressive 14th, only 6:40 behind Nieve.

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