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Basso treated to Arona win

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Matteo Montaguti (De Rosa - Stac Plastic)

Matteo Montaguti (De Rosa - Stac Plastic)
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Andrea Noe (Ceramica Flaminia)

Andrea Noe (Ceramica Flaminia)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Doimo) had pink eyewear too, for his time wearing the maglia rosa

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Doimo) had pink eyewear too, for his time wearing the maglia rosa
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Simone Ponzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) enjoys his time in the criterium

Simone Ponzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) enjoys his time in the criterium
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Fabrice Piemontesi (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni)

Fabrice Piemontesi (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni)
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Yaroslav Popovich (RadioShack)

Yaroslav Popovich (RadioShack)
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Yaroslav Popovich (RadioShack)

Yaroslav Popovich (RadioShack)
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Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) on the attack

Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) on the attack
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Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni)

Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni)
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Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni)

Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni)
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Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas - Doimo)

Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas - Doimo)
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Enrico Rossi (Ceramica Flaminia)

Enrico Rossi (Ceramica Flaminia)
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Matthew Lloyd (Omega Pharma-Lotto)

Matthew Lloyd (Omega Pharma-Lotto)
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo)

Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo)
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Daniele Callegarin (CDC - Cavaliere)

Daniele Callegarin (CDC - Cavaliere)
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Marco Cattaneo (De Rosa - Stac Plastic)

Marco Cattaneo (De Rosa - Stac Plastic)
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The Ivan Basso signature is a popular item

The Ivan Basso signature is a popular item
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A stop for autographs

A stop for autographs
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Mobbed by fans, Ivan Basso has a hard time getting to the start.

Mobbed by fans, Ivan Basso has a hard time getting to the start.
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Ivan Basso gets his pink ensemble ready for the race.

Ivan Basso gets his pink ensemble ready for the race.
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Ivan Basso followed by fans and reporters before the race

Ivan Basso followed by fans and reporters before the race
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas)

Ivan Basso (Liquigas)
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Ivan Basso wins the post-Giro criterium in Arona

Ivan Basso wins the post-Giro criterium in Arona
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Ivan Basso describes the race

Ivan Basso describes the race
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The podium in Arona

The podium in Arona
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Ivan Basso clad in pink for his Giro d'Italia win

Ivan Basso clad in pink for his Giro d'Italia win
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Ivan Basso gets his custom Giro d'Italia pink Rudy Projects ready

Ivan Basso gets his custom Giro d'Italia pink Rudy Projects ready
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Ivan Basso seems to be enjoying himself

Ivan Basso seems to be enjoying himself
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Simone Ponzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini)

Simone Ponzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini)
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Like its French counterpart, the Giro d'Italia has a series of post-race criteriums where fans get to cheer on their heroes on a small circuit through town.

On Monday, Giro champion Ivan Basso was the star of the Gran Premio Fontaneto Ravioli - Coppa Guffanti Formaggi in Arona, not far from his hometown.

Basso soloed to the win ahead of his Liquigas teammate Valerio Agnoli, while Giro mountains classification winner Matthew Lloyd (Omega Pharma-Lotto) took third.

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