Pinotti prepared to fight at the Giro

Marco Pinotti leads chase, Giro d'Italia 2011, stage five

As a tumultuous opening week of the Giro d'Italia comes to a close, the wearer of this edition's first leader's jersey, Marco Pinotti, has a chance of pulling on the maglia rosa for a second time tomorrow in Sicily.

Having passed on the mantle to Mark Cavendish last Sunday in Parma, Marco Pinotti has ridden strongly over the last week and sits third place overall, the best placed of the GC riders going into tomorrow's Etna stage.

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