Rujano returns to green

Rewarded for his attacking riding on Stage 11, Selle Italia-Colombia's Jose Rujano has retaken his lead in the mountains classification. The 48 kilo flyweight Venezuelan attacked just before the day's first at the Passo di Cereda, again at the second GPM of Forcelle Aurine less than 10 kilometres later, and stayed with the lead group almost until the top of the penultimate 13km ascent to Passo Duran, before being dropped by Paolo Savoldelli (Discovery Channel) on the descent leading to the final climb to Zoldo Alto.

Rujano still ended up finishing 10th on the stage, 2'19 behind Savoldelli, and is currently 18th overall, but as his delighted directtore sportivo Gianni Savio said: "Josè Rujano today has astonished nearly all, confirming his a natural talent when the road goes skywards. Our objective today was to return the green jersey to our team and now we will try to defend it; however, we will continue to be a squadra that always attacks.

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