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Last Updated: Thursday, 26 May, 2005, 16:03 GMT 17:03 UK
Basso races to 17th stage of Giro
Ivan Basso
Basso went clear of the field
Ivan Basso won the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia from Varazze to Limone Piemonte on Thursday.

The Italian finished over a minute ahead of Venezuela's Jose Rujano, who took second spot ahead of two-times winner Gilberto Simoni in third.

Race leader Paolo Savoldelli retained the pink jersey but lost nearly a minute to Simoni, who started one minute and 48 seconds behind.

Danilo Di Luca, who was 25 seconds adrift, finished well down the field.


Stage 17 result (194km):
1. Ivan Basso (Italy / Team CSC) 5:15:46"
2. Jose Rujano (Venezuela / Colombia - Selle Italia) +1:06"
3. Gilberto Simoni (Italy / Lampre - Caffita) same time
4. Wim Van Huffel (Belgium / Davitamon - Lotto) +1:32"
5. Ivan Parra (Colombia / Colombia - Selle Italia) +1:48"
6. Juan Manuel Garate (Spain / Saunier Duval) s. t.
7. Paolo Savoldelli (Italy / Discovery Channel) s. t.
8. Sergei Gontchar (Ukraine / Domina Vacanze) s. t.
9. Tadej Valjavec (Slovenia / Phonak) s. t.
10. Vladimir Karpets (Russia / Illes Balears) s. t.

Overall standings:
1. Paolo Savoldelli (Italy / Discovery Channel) 81:24:50"
2. Gilberto Simoni (Italy / Lampre - Caffita) +58"
3. Jose Rujano (Venezuela / Colombia - Selle Italia) +1:24"
4. Danilo Di Luca (Italy / Liquigas) +1:26"
5. Juan Manuel Garate (Spain / Saunier Duval) +2:11"
6. Sergei Gontchar (Ukraine / Domina Vacanze) +4:05"
7. Pietro Caucchioli (Italy / Credit Agricole) +4:26"
8. Emanuele Sella (Italy / Panaria) +6:27"




SEE ALSO
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25 May 05 |  Cycling
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23 May 05 |  Cycling


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