Danilo Di Luca lays down the gauntlet

Danilo Di Luca Giro 2009 stage 10

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Danilo Di Luca laid down the gauntlet to the time triallists by winning the long, albeit watered down, mountain stage in the Giro d?Italia.

Thursday?s 61-kilometre time trial is a not only long, but it?s hilly, and although it may not play directly into the hands of the likes of Denis Menchov, Michael Rogers, Ivan Basso and Levi Leipheimer, Di Luca knows he will be at a disadvantage.

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