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Fabio Aru wins stage and Rigoberto Uran extends overall lead

Updated: Sunday, 25 May 2014 16:46 | Comments

Rigoberto Uran has extended his lead in the maglia rosa
Rigoberto Uran has extended his lead in the maglia rosa

Italian Fabio Aru won the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday as overall leader Rigoberto Uran extended his lead over Cadel Evans to just over a minute after another demanding day in the mountains.
              
Astana rider Aru, who now is fourth overall and a credible contender, attacked in the last part of the final climb of a 225km trek from Valdengo and beat Fabio Andres Duarte by 21 seconds while fellow Colombian and pre-race favourite Nairo Quintana finished third one second further back.
              
Colombian Uran, who struggled a bit on Saturday, suffered again but took fifth place and still extended his lead over second-placed Australian Evans, the 2011 Tour de France champion, from 32 seconds to 1:03.
              
Poland's Rafal Majka stayed third 1:50 off the pace with Aru and Quintana 2:24 and 2:40 off the pace respectively.
              
Italian Domenico Pozzovivo, one of the attackers on Saturday, could not sustain the pace in the finale and dropped to sixth overall.
              
The peloton is having a rest day on Monday before going through four more mountain stages, including an individual time trial, ahead of next Sunday's final, flat ride to Trieste.

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