Sastre was biding his time for surprise Giro attack

Carlos Sastre Giro 2009 stage 16

Before the start of stage 16 to the summit of Monte Petrano, the 2009 Giro d'Italia seemed a three-rider race between leader Denis Menchov, former leader Danilo Di Luca and Levi Leipheimer.

After a long, hot day in the saddle, there are still three riders - but now Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre has replaced Levi Leipheimer as the outside threat.

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