Pinotti alters Giro plans after losing time in mountains

Marco Pinotti, Giro d'Italia 2012

Marco Pinotti (BMC Racing) is re-thinking his Giro d'Italia top 10 goal after the mid-mountain stage to Lago Laceno on Sunday. He slipped off the back with a few others in the final when Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago) escaped to win and Liquigas drilled the pace in pursuit.

"I couldn't do it," Pinotti told Cycling Weekly on Monday. "I tried to do the climb at my own pace. When Pozzovivo attacked, I went on at my own pace, lost a few metres. [Ryder] Hesjedal went by, I thought I could keep with him, but instead, he made a push to stay in contact and I lacked the force."

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