Stefano Garzelli

Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) took advantage of the overall contender?s decision to take it easy before the stage to the summit of Monte Zoncolan, winning the hilly 189km stage to Lienz in Austria on Tuesday.

Garzelli attacked hard on the first of three short climbs near the finish. He caught and passed other attackers and then time trialed to the finish. Five riders chased him round the 17-km flat finishing circuit but he held them off and finished 1-01 ahead of France?s Laurent Mangel (Ag2r) and Ricardo Serrano (Tinkoff). Other riders finished two minutes behind, with race leader Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas) and the rest of the bunch, crossing the line 8-10 behind.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1