Selle Italia keen for green

The Colombia-Selle Italia team was well represented in the 21 man breakaway today with two riders: Venezuelan Jose Rujano and Colombian Ivan Parra. Both made the whittled down nine man version, with Parra getting into the final four man break that was caught with 5 km to go. Along the way, Jose Rujano collected enough mountain points to take over the green jersey. "For me it mattered that we wear the maglia verde, a jersey that is very important for our team," said Selle Italia's manager Gianni Savio. "We won this special classification in 2001 and in 2003, and from tomorrow we will defend the green jersey of our talented Rujano."

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