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  Sunday, 19 May, 2002, 18:51 GMT 19:51 UK
Seventh heaven for Verbrugghe
Giro d'Italia: Stage seven Viareggio to Lido di Camaiore in Tuscany

A colourful spectacle as the riders begin the seventh stage
The riders begin the seventh gruelling stage

A man dressed as devil add to the colour
An eccentric spectator cheers the riders on

Italy's Stefano Garzelli falls during the seventh stage
Italy's Stefano Garzelli falls heavily after clipping the wheel of another rider

Rik Verbrugghe begins to dominate as he pushes the pace
Rik Verbrugghe concentrates hard as he pulls away from the other riders to take the lead

Verbrugghe wins the stage nearly a minute ahead of the rest of the field
Verbrugghe celebrates after winning the stage

Germany's Jens Heppner finished 1.46 minutes behind the stage winner but retained the overall lead
Jens Heppner, of Team Telekom, retains the pink jersey of the overall leader
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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