"The Giro is not finished yet" says Lampre

The team from Lampre-Cafitta rode a very solid Stage 14, with defending champion Damiano Cunego doing much of the pace-setting for their leader Gilberto Simoni. On the final climb of the Passo di Foscagno, Cunego's strong tempo riding provided a perfect launch-pad for Gilberto Simoni's attack, where he and Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi) made up valuable time on the maglia rosa of Paolo Savoldelli.

"Damiano did a great job and for this I am grateful," said Simoni.

Added directtore sportivo Giuseppe Martinelli: "We are now under due minutes on the classifica generale, the morale is high and the Giro is not finished yet. We hope to continue having Gibo like he was today.

"We will attack in the mountains, as we have always done. The stages in Piemonte [region] will decide the final classification," added Martinelli.

Simoni is still lying third on the overall classification, 1'48 behind Savoldelli and 1'23 behind Di Luca.

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