Giro d’Italia: Ulissi claims first win following return from suspension

Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) is a particularly loquacious speaker in the afterglow of victory. After winning at Viggiano at the Giro d'Italia 12 months ago, for instance, the Tuscan's press conference ran to close to half an hour, and he was in a similarly expansive mood in Fiuggi on Friday afternoon following his victory on stage 7 of this year’s race.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.