Stage 7 wrap-up: The Lampre push

Koldo King for a day, Di Luca best of the rest

On the steep climb of Sammomme with around 17 km to go in today's seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, Lampre-Caffita showed that they mean business, as Gilberto Simoni and Damiano Cunego (with help from Selle Italia's now ex-mountains leader Jose Rujano) went to the front and ripped the peloton to shreds. Of the main GC riders, only Paolo Savoldelli (Discovery Channel) and new maglia rosa Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi, who wasn't supposed to be a main GC rider) were able to hang with Simoni and Cunego as they caught the remnants of the day's early break on the run into Pistoia.

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