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Last Updated: Saturday, 15 May, 2004, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Cunego takes stage seven
Damiano Cunego
Italian Damiano Cunego won the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday to take the overall lead.

The Saeco rider took the 214km stage from Frosinone to Montevergine Di Merco ahead of Australian Bradley McGee and Italy's Franco Pellizotti.

Cunego also won stage two between Novi Ligure and Pontremoli on Monday.

A 20-second time bonus for winning the stage put Cunego 10 seconds ahead of team-mate Gilberto Simoni, with Pellizotti 28 seconds behind.


Stage seven results:

1. Damiano Cunego (It) Saeco 5hr 26min 25sec
2. Brad McGee (Aus) same time
3. Franco Pellizotti (It) s.t.
4. Giuliano Figueras (It) s.t.
5. Stefano Garzelli (It) at 03sec
6. Gilberto Simoni (It) s.t.
7. Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) s.t.
8. Andrea Noe (It) s.t.
9. Wladimir Belli (It) s.t.
10. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) s.t.

Overall standings:

1. Damiano Cunego (It) Saeco 33:01:48
2. Gilberto Simoni (It) Saeco 10 seconds behind
3. Franco Pellizotti (It) Alessio-Bianchi 28
4. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet 31
5. Giuliano Figueras (It) Ceramiche Panaria 52
6. Serhiy Gonchar (Ukr) De Nardi 1:08
7. Dario David Cioni (It) Fassa Bortolo 1:10
8. Stefano Garzelli (It) Vini Caldirola 1:15
9. Andrea Noe (It) Alessio-Bianchi 1:17
10. Eddy Mazzoleni (It) Saeco 1:29




SEE ALSO
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McEwen wins sprint finish
13 May 04  |  Cycling
Petacchi claims second win
12 May 04  |  Cycling
Simoni takes lead in Italy
11 May 04  |  Cycling
Cunego claims stage victory
10 May 04  |  Cycling
Petacchi wins Giro sprint
09 May 04  |  Cycling
McGee clinches prologue
08 May 04  |  Cycling


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