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Savoldelli Wins Giro's 11th stage; Basso Overall Leader


Italian cyclist Paolo Savoldelli has won the 11th stage of the Tour of Italy in a sprint finish, but Ivan Basso has taken the overall leader's pink jersey.

Savoldelli edged Basso at the finish line, with both riders credited with the same time of 4:13:43 hours for the 150-kilometer stage.

Basso's finish propelled him into the overall lead, 18 seconds ahead of Savoldelli. Former overall leader Danilo Di Luca of Italy is third overall, more than 1:00 behind the leader.

Friday's 12th stage covers 178 kilometers and includes a climb up the tough Passo di San Pellegino, but then travels downhill for the rest of the stage. The Tour ends in Milan May 29.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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