Armstrong 'livid' at dangerous Giro stage

Lance Armstrong Giro 2009 stage 7

Barely had the riders finished stage seven of the Giro d'Italia today, before Lance Armstrong launched a stinging attack on the stage route via his Twitter site.

The Texan was dismayed at the inclusion of the long descent into the finish town of Chiavenna, a winding road made even more dangerous thanks to the pouring rain and bad visibility.

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Giro d'Italia 2009 links

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