Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi claimed his fourth triumph of the Giro D'Italia by winning stage eight.
The Fassa Bortolo rider came out on top in a race to the line at the end of the 214-kilometre run from Giffoni Valle Piana to Policoro.
Australia's Robbie McEwen, who had won the fifth stage, was second and Tomas Vaitkus of Lithuania third.
Italy's Damiano Cunego maintained his 10-second lead in the overall standings over Saeco team-mate Gilberto Simoni.
Stage eight results:
1. Alessandro Petacchi (Italy) Fassa Bortolo 4:52:49
2. Robbie McEwen (Australia) Lotto-Domo
3. Tomas Vaitkus (Lithuania) Landbouwkrediet
4. Olaf Pollack (Germany) Gerolsteiner
5. Marco Zanotti (Italy) Vini Caldirola
6. Jan Svorada (Czech Republic) Lampre
7. Alexandre Usov (Belarus) Phonak
8. Zoran Klemencic (Slovenia) Tenax
9. Alejandro Albert Borrajo (Argentina) Ceramiche Panaria
10. Alberto Loddo (Italy) Saunier Duval all same time
1. Damiano Cunego (Italy) Saeco 37:54:37
2. Gilberto Simoni (Italy) Saeco 10 seconds behind
3. Franco Pellizotti (Italy) Alessio-Bianchi 28secs
4. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukraine) Landbouwkrediet 31
5. Giuliano Figueras (Italy) Ceramiche Panaria 52
6. Serhiy Gonchar (Ukraine) De Nardi 1:08
7. Dario David Cioni (Italy) Fassa Bortolo 1:10
8. Stefano Garzelli (Italy) Vini Caldirola 1:15
9. Andrea Noe (Italy) Alessio-Bianchi 1:17
10. Eddy Mazzoleni (Italy) Saeco 1:29