Giro d'Italia: Chavanel second best in Abetone

Sylvain Chavanel let the peloton know his aggressive and opportunistic racing style wasn't taking a back seat on his Giro d'Italia debut as the IAM Cycling leader made his mark on the first summit finish of the race to Abetone by finishing second. Chavanel's ambition for the Giro was to finish with a stage win to his name and having made his way into the day's four-man break, he executed one plan for the day having stated before the stage that he was "determined to show what I can do", he ultimately fell one position short of victory.

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