Runner-up in the mountains competition in the Giro, Ivan Parra (Colombia-Selle Italia), managed to lose his mobile phone during the final stage of the Giro d'Italia in Milan. He told Cyclingnews that at the start of the stage, he was talking on the phone, but didn't have time to get to the car and hand it back like normal. He put it in his back pocket and forgot about it. When the race heated up on the finishing circuits, it jumped out of his pocket. He felt it go, and on the next lap he slowed down to see if he could see it. But, no luck for Ivan.
His teammate Russell Van Hout might have been able to lend a hand, but the Australian was busy defending his last place on GC, the so-called maglia nera. Van Hout told us that he got on the back of the bunch, and anyone who tried to go behind him would find it hard. "This is my position!" he said.
In the end, Van Hout beat Frank Hoj (Gerolsteiner) by 22'51 to 'win' the maglia nera, with teammate Trent Wilson in third last at 23'59 ahead of Russ.
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