Youth on side for Caruso

One rider who does have youth on his side is Liberty Seguros' Giampaolo Caruso. On Stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia, the 24 year-old Italian was part of the six-man breakaway that formed after the penultimate climb, and on the lower slopes of the final ascent to Limone Piemonte, Caruso was the only one to have the audacity to attack eventual stage winner Ivan Basso (Team CSC).

"Today I thought before they attacked me, I would to attack, because I did not have anything to lose," said Caruso.

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