PIEPOLI WINS GIRO STAGE, OLD HAND NOE TAKES LEAD

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Lightweight climber Leonardo Piepoli (pictured) of the Saunier Duval team won the uphill finish to the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Guardia near Genoa on Tuesday as the tough 8.8km climb decisively reshaped the overall standings.

Piepoli attacked halfway up the climb and opened a decisive margin as the overall contenders watched each other before the final charge to the line.

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