Pinotti regrets losing chance at Giro d'Italia win

Marco Pinotti, Tour of Oman 2010, stage 6 ITT

HTC-Columbia's Marco Pinotti was not smiling this morning even though the sun was shinning on the Giro d'Italia's 12th stage. The Italian from Bergamo lost his chance to win the race the day before due to what he said was "a big mistake."

"I am angry because I missed a big chance yesterday," said Pinotti. "I was convinced to do a good GC this year. Then I saw [David] Arroyo going, but I was looking at the others. The cake was already baked."

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