Basso is back

Simoni and Rujano put Savoldelli under pressure; Di Luca loses time

It was another dramatic day of shifting fortunes in what continues to be the most interesting Giro d'Italia for years. CSC's team captain Ivan Basso, recovered from the stomach problems that saw him lose 42 minutes and a several kilograms in the Stelvio stage, rode a brilliant finale to win the 17th stage on the Colle di Tenda by 1'06 over Venezuelan pocket climber Jose Rujano (Colombia-Selle Italia) and Gilberto Simoni (Lampre).

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