Hansen Wins Giro Stage; Wiggins Struggles

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins had trouble negotiating the slippery roads on a descent shortly before the finish.

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PESCARA, Italy (AP) - Australian rider Adam Hansen won the hilly and rainy seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday with a solo breakaway, and Benat Intxausti of Spain took the overall lead.

Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins had trouble negotiating the slippery roads on a descent shortly before the finish. He fell at one point but did not appear to suffer a major injury. Still, he lost more than a minute to the other contenders.

Hansen, who rides for Lotto Belisol, clocked more than 4 1/2 hours over the 109-mile leg from San Salvo to Pescara.

Intxausti took a 5-second lead over top contender Vincenzo Nibali, with defending champion Ryder Hesjedal was 8 seconds back in third.


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