Giro Stage 8: CSC on the board as another break succeeds

A 21-man break went early, cooperated, and managed to take the stage as CSC's Kurt-Asle Arvesen outsprinted Paolo Bettini. The break finished 4:19 ahead of the rest of the field, but that was not enough to change in the overall lead. Pinotti's own breakaway still leaves him with 0:28 on the rest of the field.

George Hincapie was in the break and now sits 0:42 ahead of Danilo Di Luca in the standings. His teammate CheChu Rubiera was in the break as well and is almost three minutes ahead of Di Luca and 1:36 behind in the overall. Either could possibly use the next two stages to move into the overall, as could many of the other riders in today's break (Arroyo, Bruseghin) -- though not Bettini, who is still clawing back major deficits in the overall and sits 6:08 back.

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