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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 May 2007, 16:51 GMT 17:51 UK
McEwen pips Bettini to stage win
Robbie McEwen
McEwen has won 12 stages of the Giro d'Italia in his career
Australian Robbie McEwen out-sprinted Olympic road race champion Paolo Bettini to the line in the second stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday.

McEwen broke with 100m left to go in the 205km stage to win in five hours, seven minutes and 13 seconds ahead of Bettini and Alessandro Petacchi.

Italy's Danilo Di Luca took the overall leader's pink jersey from Enrico Gasparotto, who was delayed by a crash

The sprint for the line was marred by the mass fall 1,200m before the finish,

McEwen, 34, has now won a stage at the Giro for the 12th time. Last year he won three stages before retiring as he had done in previous years.

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