Brutt shows his force, Pellizotti retains Maglia Rosa

Surging away from his breakaway companions with just over one kilometre remaining, Pavel Brutt took the first ever stage victory for the Tinkoff Credit Systems team in the Giro d'Italia. The hilltop finish of Contursi Terme also saw him become the first Russian winner since namesake Pavel Tonkov triumphed four years ago.

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