Friday, May 29, 2009

Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 Results - Sastre wins, Popo blows, Leipheimer loses Giro in crucial climb

SHOOT: Looks like an interesting stage. Popovych was stirring but ran out of steam, and the Astana had some bad luck with Poppy breaking away just as Leipheimer had a puncture. Ivan Basso attacked to claw back Popo, which got Lance Armstrong and Carlos Sastre to make a crucial and bold and ultimately successful move. Satre was awesome today.

1755 CEST Ivan caught, but Sastre looks unstoppable in the lead.

There he goes, only a few hundred metres left for the upcoming stage winner...

100m ... 50 ... 20 ... CARLOS SASTREEEEEEE is the winner.

Menchov prevailed in the battle for 2nd place at 25"; Di Luca was 3rd at 26", and Basso 4th at 29".

Garzelli (5th at 01'19"), young talent Masciarelli (6th at 01'21") and Pellizotti (7th at 01'21") came in next. Valjavec made the stage top eight complete.

Levi and Lance have not crossed the line yet.

Here they are, finishing the stage 02 minutes and 50 seconds behind today's winner. Popovych apparently finished behind them. The Ukrainian just ran out of steam in the last few miles.

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