Froome agonisingly close to stage victory in Giro

Chris Froome Giro 2009 stage 14

Kenyan born Brit Chris Froome (Barloworld) went close to stage victory in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday but could not hold onto Simon Gerran?s wheel in the final kilometre of the climb to the finish at San Luca.

Froome had not specifically targeted the first stage in the Apennines but followed his instinct when the break formed after just 12km of the 172km stage.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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