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Selle Italia-Colombia: "The final verdict will come tomorrow"

Selle Italia-Colombia's mountain goat Josè Rujano finished almost two minutes off the winning time of Ivan Basso (Team CSC), and is now exactly three minutes off the race lead of Paolo Savoldelli (Discovery Channel), but directtore sportivo Gianni Savio isn't concerned, explaining his reasons after the stage.

"Marco Bellini [assistant directtore sportivo] and I decided that Rujano should not use a disc wheel to avoid taking excessive risks. It may have cost us 10 seconds or more, but we are content with his result and believe the final verdict will come tomorrow; the team is convinced that Josè can do very well."

The decision may have been a wise one, as Rujano's team-mate Philippe Schnider fell on the tricky descent of the Colle della Superga, but fortunately was not too badly hurt, suffering only minor abrasions.

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