CSC looks on the bright side

Despite relinquishing the maglia rosa on Stage 13, Team CSC's star rider Ivan Basso said his less than expected performance was largely a result of enduring stomach troubles for the entire stage, and given the circumstances, he doesn't consider his losses to be all that bad.

"It was a very difficult stage for me. I felt sick and had a stomach ache right from the start, but I hoped it would get better as the stage went on. Well, it didn't and I really suffered on the last climb," said Basso on the team's website,

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