Lampre-ISD relief after disastrous start to Giro d'Italia

The start of the 2012 Giro d’Italia in Denmark hasn’t satisfied the Lampre-ISD team of the defending champion Michele Scarponi, who was awarded the 2011 title after the suspended Alberto Contador's name was scratched from the record book. In stage one, Scarponi only finished 135th, 1:06 behind individual time trial winner Taylor Phinney, while the team’s co-leader Damiano Cunego came in 124th position at 1:03.

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