Scarponi saves Tirreno GC lead behind Ignatiev stage win

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Italian Michele Scarponi saved his overall lead at Tirreno-Adriatico today in Macerata, Italy, but by a hair. He lost ground in the finale metres, blaming Australian Michael Rogers for the time loss to Stefano Garzelli.

"It's one thing to lose a race if you don't have the strength," Scarponi said, "but it's another if it is the mistake of another."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.