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Caruso good for Liberty

Giampaolo Caruso (Liberty Seguros)

Giampaolo Caruso (Liberty Seguros) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Liberty Seguros-Wurth had a mixed day in Stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia, with Giampaolo Caruso riding very well to finish fourth in the stage and move up to eighth overall, but crashes and injuries plaguing the other riders. Caruso finished 45 seconds behind winner Ivan Basso, beating favourites such as Gilberto Simoni, Danilo Di Luca, Paolo Savoldelli, and Serguei Gonchar.

On the other hand, Michele Scarponi did not have a good day. He crashed at kilometre zero and although he didn't suffer too many injuries, he was not strong on the final climb and lost 2'34 to Basso, and is now in 15th overall at 4'47.

Daniel Navarro, who up until yesterday had ridden a good race, suffered from the injury he sustained yesterday: a broken fourth finger in his right hand. Team doctor Sergio Quilez will try to keep Navarro in the race with a bandage to avoid the pain.

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