Giro Stage 21: Easy win for Petacchi, Di Luca celebrates overall

You could have stuck a limo between Petacchi and the next nearest sprinter. His Milram train gave him a good leadout for what was probably his easiest -- as well as fifth and final -- victory of this year's Giro di Italia.

Liquigas lead the peloton much of the final kilometers with Di Luca tucked in at the end and Best Young Rider Andy Schleck sitting on his wheel. It was a very dominant victory for Di Luca and a surprise showing by Schleck, who I've already spotted in the latest Cervelo and Speedplay ads. Schleck wasn't as strong as Di Luca, but what impressed me most is that he didn't fade as the race went on. He was able to finish strong in yesterday's time trial, which shows he already has the skill to manage his efforts for a Grand Tour.

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