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  Saturday, 18 May, 2002, 17:29 GMT 18:29 UK
Controversy mars Giro d'Italia
Giro d'Italia: Stage six

Cuneo to Varazze, 191km

Italian Stefano Garzelli was close to tears after it was announced he had tested positive for the diuretic Probenecid
Italian Stefano Garzelli attended a press conference before the beginning of stage six

Garzelli looks concerned as he fields questions from the press
Garzelli (centre) is flanked by Mapei team official Aldo Sassi (left) and team manager Alvaro Crespi (right)

Garzelli finishes over five minutes behind the overall race leader Germany's Jens Heppner
With the pressures of the last 24 hours on his mind Garzelli slips down the field

Lombardi won the 191-km stage in a sprint finish, a metre ahead of the chasing pack
The stage is won by Italian Giovanni Lombardi of the Aqua and Sapone team

Germany's Jens Heppner wears the pink jersey of the race leader
Overall race leader Germany's Jens Heppner receives a kiss from the race hostesses in Varazze, Italy.
See also:

18 May 02 |  Cycling
Garzelli loses pink jersey
18 May 02 |  Cycling
Giro rider tests positive
17 May 02 |  Cycling
Garzelli extends Giro lead
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