Ardila disappointing for Rabobank

Colombian climber Mauricio Ardila (Rabobank) did not have a great weekend in the Giro, losing over half an hour in the two hilly stages. On Saturday, he finished 13 minutes behind Rik Verbrugghe, while on Sunday he was 19'33 down on winner Ivan Basso, in 145th place.

Rabobank's team director Frans Maassen was disappointed in Ardila's performance. "The battle for the overall classification is over for us," he told ANP. "We will have to change our strategy. [Ardila] gave such a good impression in the previous days, and said himself that he had form. But yes, unfortunately that didn't mean much."

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