Le Mevel goes on attack for Giro's pink jersey

Christophe Le Mevel and Tiago Machado in escape, Giro d'Italia 2011, stage 11

Christophe Le Mevel was the only one of the top classification riders to try to gain time in today's Giro d'Italia leg to Castelfidardo. The Frenchman attacked leader Alberto Contador, gained enough time and held the virtual pink jersey.

"It was a great move, that's what bike racing is all about," Garmin-Cervélo team-mate, David Millar told Cycling Weekly. "Christophe's got panache, he showed that today."

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