Erick Rowsell up to seventh in Girobio

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Great Britain Academy rider Erick Rowsell is currently lying seventh overall after four stages of the Girobio, the U27 Giro d'Italia.

The Surrey-based rider made a fourteen-rider split on day two and backed it up with ninth place on yesterday's uphill finish in Gallio.

Academy teammate Mark Christian had previously been in the day's significant 19-rider break before being caught.

The day was dominated by South American riders, as Carlos Betancur and Edward Beltran notched up a Colombian 1-2 on the hilltop finish. Rowsell currently lies 1-19 behind leader Betancur.

This afternoon's fifth stage is the toughest so far, finishing on Monte Grappa after an 184km route through Veneto.

Peter Kennaugh, who is currently a first-year pro for Team Sky, won stage three and finished third in last year's event, formerly known as the Baby Giro.

Mark Christian, Andy Fenn, Chris Whorrall, George Atkins and Luke Rowe are the other GB Academy riders competing in the nine-day stage race.

Italian-based Simon Holt is also racing with his De Nardi Colpack Bergamasco team.

Look out for more updates on the Girobio on Cycling Weekly.

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External links

Girobio race website

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