Diego Ulissi takes Giro d'Italia stage seven

Italian sprints ahead of Lobato and Gerrans on uphill drag to take fourth Giro d'Italia stage win

Diego Ulissi wins on stage seven of the 2015 Tour of Italy (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) took his first win since returning from a doping ban on the marathon 263km stage seven of the Giro d'Italia.

The Italian ousprinted the likes of JJ Lobato (Movistar) and Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) on the uphill drag to the finish line, after a long and slow day that saw the peloton average just 35kmph on a predominantly flat stage.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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