Giro 2015 Stage 7: Power-win Diego Ulissi, Contador still in pink

Stage 7 is the longest in the 2015 Giro, totalling 264 kilometres. The finale is marked by two small climbs and a false flat arrival. Diego Ulissi takes the win after a super-sprint. Lobato is second, Gerrans third. All's well with Contador and he is still in pink. (Slideshow route/profile)

Race results 7th stage 2015 Giro

1. Diego Ulissi (ita)
2. Juan Lobato (spa) s.t.
3. Simon Gerrans (aus) s.t.
4. Manuel Beletti (ita) s.t.
5. Enrico Battaglin (ita) s.t.
6. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
7. Fabio Felline (ita) s.t.
8. Grega Bole (slo) s.t.
9. Kevin Reza (fra) s.t.
10. Sergey Lagutin (rus) s.t.

17. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.03
29. Richie Porte (aus) s.t.
30. Alberto Contador (spa) s.t.
40. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.

GC after stage 7
1. Alberto Contador (spa)
2. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.02
3. Richie Porte (aus) + 0.20
4. Roman Kreuziger (cze) + 0.22
5. Dario Cataldo (ita) + 0.28
6. Esteban Chaves (col) + 0.37
7. Giovanni Visconti (ita) + 0.56
8. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.01
9. Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.15
10. Andrey Amador (crc) + 1.18

Race report
All 189 riders in the race leave Grosseto – so that includes Alberto Contador. With 22 km’s done Marco Bandiera, Nicola Boem, Nikolay Mihaylov and Pierpaolo De Negri escape and they race to a maximum gain of 12 minutes. Contador seems to be okay.

BMC, Trek and Movistar lead the chase and with 20 km’s left the escapees are caught. The pace is high in the hilly finale and a lot of sprinters are dropped.

The arrival is a false flat and both Orica and Lampre have the perfect lead-out, but it is Lampre with the fastest men in the ranks. Diego Ulissi outpowers Lobato and Gerrans and celebrates Italian style

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