Di Luca remains overall leader at Giro d'Italia

Updated: May 25, 2007, 11:46 AM ET
Associated Press

SANTUARIO DI OROPA, Italy -- Marzio Bruseghin won the 13th stage individual time trial of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, and Danilo Di Luca finished third to retain the overall.

Bruseghin completed the 7.8-mile sprint from Biella in 28 minutes, 55 seconds. It was his first career Giro stage victory.

Leonardo Piepoli, who won the 10th leg, was 1 second back. Di Luca was 8 seconds behind Bruseghin.

Friday's leg was dedicated to 1998 Giro and Tour de France champion Marco Pantani, who died of cocaine poisoning in February 2004.

The race enters a series of arduous mountainous stages on Saturday, starting with the 119-mile 14th stage from Cantu to Bergamo that passes by Lake Como.


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