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Scarponi wins 19th stage of Giro

Scarponi wins 19th stage of Giro

Michele Scarponi won the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia, with Ivan Basso coming second to take the pink jersey for classification leader from David Arroyo Duran.
Italian Scarponi led home the 195-kilometer (121-mile) ride from Brescia to Aprica in 5 hours, 27 minutes and 4 seconds, with Basso second and former pink jersey holder Vincenzo Nibali third.
Basso now leads Arroyo Duran by 51 seconds after the Spaniard came seventh.
Basso, Scarponi and Nibali broke away on the third climb toward Passo del Mortirolo. Following its descent they switched positions to maintain their advantage ahead of the chasing pack.