Sastre back in contention for Giro overall win

The mega-breakaway formed en route to L'Aquila has earned Carlos Sastre an unexpected comeback into the top ten of the Giro d'Italia's overall classification. The 35-year-old Spaniard is now in 8th place, 7:09 down on race leader Richie Porte (Saxo Bank), but all the other famous favourites such as Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), Cadel Evans (BMC), Liquigas-Doimo teammates Vincenzo Nibali and Ivan Basso plus Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli) are now behind him.

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