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The eight riders of BMC Racing Team and sport directors were presented to the audience before the departure of Giro d'Italia's Stage 13 in Savona, Friday (Blandine Roquelet Photo).
The eight riders of BMC Racing Team and sport directors were presented to the audience before the departure of Giro d'Italia's Stage 13 in Savona, Friday (Blandine Roquelet Photo).

Giro d'Italia, Stage 13: Entering The Final Week

18. May 2012

Danilo Wyss finished 14th for the BMC Racing Team in Friday's sprint finish at the Giro d'Italia as attention now turns to more decisive stages in the race's final week.

Phinney Improving

 

World road champion Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) won his third stage while the overall standings remained unchanged with Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha Team) still leading. BMC Racing Team's Taylor Phinney, who wore the pink jersey of leader for the race's first three days, finished with the peloton. "He's feeling good and coming around," BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Max Sciandri said. "Obviously he's had three crashes and struggled a bit, but he's getting better on a daily basis. We still have our sights set on getting him through the final week and to the last time trial in Milano." As the race begins a difficult final week with a mountain-top finish Saturday, the BMC Racing Team has three riders within 2:10 of the lead: Ivan Santaromita (fifth overall), Johann Tschopp (20th) and Marco Pinotti (24th). "We have a big mountain stage tomorrow and there may be some bad weather moving in, too," Sciandri said. "All of our top guys have to anticipate moves. They're not among the big favorites so you could see them get away like Ivan did on Thursday."