Thanks to a break that stuck, the Italian finished Stage 10 in the main group in 181st and last in the field, trailing overall maillot jaune Andy Schleck by 2 hours, 2 minutes and 29 seconds. He's tightened the race to Frenchman Anthony Roux, who's in 180th place, by closing down two minutes today. It's time to start tracking the climbs and the ticking of the cut-off clock, we now have a race. We haven't had an Italian Lanterne Rouge since Roldolfo Massi in 1990.
Here's the contenders after Stage 10:
|176||Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions||1:50:18|| |
|177||Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack||1:55:00|| |
|178||Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team||1:56:25|| |
|179||Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne||1:57:37|| |
|180||Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux||2:00:46|| |
|181||Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini||2:02:29|