Yates calm about team's chances

By Shane Stokes in Potenza, Italy

Astana came into the Giro d'Italia with a less than ideal preparation; very short notice that they would take part in the race meant that the riders were not in peak form. However, Andreas Klöden is 13th, Alberto Contador is 16th and Levi Leipheimer is 21st. The team's top trio are between 28 and 40 seconds behind the maglia rosa of Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas); in other words, still within striking distance.

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