Wiggins: 'I can’t keep smashing away on the climbs'

Bradley Wiggins Lance Armstrong Giro d Italia 2009

Bradley Wiggins lost 39 seconds to the overall contenders on stage six of the 2009 Giro d'Italia to Mayrhofen in Austria. He slipped to 27th overall but was satisfied with his day after recovering well from his huge effort on the mountain finish to Alpe di Siusi in Wednesday.

Wiggins finished ahead of Lance Armstrong, Damiano Cunego and Marzio Bruseghin at the top of the 24km climb, showing the benefits of some intense training on the climbs and a winter totally dedicated to the road.

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