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Vincenzo Nibali excited fans from his hometown Messina to Milan with his attack on the Giro d'Italia's stage to Orvieto. He used the knowledge he gained from multiple reconnaissance trips to put his rivals in danger and further distance race leader David Millar.

"I tried it and re-tried it in training with my team-mates Eros Capecchi and Valerio Agnoli. In fact, they were helpful in keeping me in contention today for the final," the Sicilian told Cycling Weekly. "It's was a difficult day, but we handled it well, trying not to lose time."

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