CONTADOR HANGS ON TO GIRO D’ITALIA LEAD

Kiryienka Giro 2008 st19
(Image credit: WATSON)

Alberto Contador (Astana) pulled on the pink jersey at the end of the 19th stage to Monte Pora but now has just a four second lead on Riccardo Ricco (Saunier Duval) and 21 seconds on Danilo Di Luca (LPR).

Di Luca attacked over the top of the Passo del Vivione, 50km from the finish and joined up with team mate Paolo Savoldelli. They dived down the descent in the pouring rain with Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) hanging on.

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