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The BMC Racing Team rode strongly on Stage 2 to keep a rider in the top 10 overall (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)
The BMC Racing Team rode strongly on Stage 2 to keep a rider in the top 10 overall (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)

Giro di Sardegna, Stage 2: Santambrogio Moves Up

23. February 2011

Nuoro, Italy

Mauro Santambrogio of the BMC Racing Team climbed into 10th place overall Wednesday at the Giro di Sardegna on the race's longest stage.

Race's Queen Stage

Santambrogio was in the leading group of 11 riders on the uphill finish on Monte Ortobene. "When the final attacks were happening, I was at my limit and could only follow," Santambrogio said. "It wasn't a hard climb, but we did it at a fast tempo." Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) won the sprint and took the overall lead. Alessandro Ballan (second on Stage 1) and Ivan Santaromita finished a few seconds behind the leading group.