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Video by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-05-19

After his victory in the 10th stage of the Tour of Italy, local rider Danilo Di Luca (pictured) strengthens his first place lead over Russian David Menchov, who finished third in the 262km race, the longest stage of the whole Giro.

REUTERS - Race leader Danilo Di Luca stormed to victory in the 10th stage of the crisis-hit Giro d'Italia on Tuesday to extend his overall advantage.
 

The Italian LPR rider broke away from the pack late on during the 262km stage, the longest in the three-week race, which included this year's highest climb to the ski resort of Sestriere. The Giro, which had a rest day on Monday, was hit by controversy on Sunday when riders decided the route through the streets of Milan was too dangerous and it was agreed stage nine times would not count for the general classification.
 

Spain's Pedro Horrillo Munoz was seriously hurt in a fall down a ravine on Saturday while a motorcyclist who followed the peloton with a photographer was killed in a crash earlier on Tuesday on his way to the route.

Date created : 2009-05-19

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