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Giro Notebook stage 14: Amador scores for the Ticos; Pozzovivo still believes; Schleck, Cav hang tough

  • By Andrew Hood
  • Published May. 19, 2012
Amador was left for dead in Costa Rica two years ago. Today, he did the beating at the Giro. Photo: Graham Watson | www.grahamwatson.com

Schleck endures tough day

Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) gutted through a tough day in the saddle Saturday. Still nursing a sore shoulder and back from his crash Thursday, Schleck was dropped early on the Col de Joux climb but later latched on to the group coming up the Cervinia climb.

Looking dazed at the finish line, Schleck managed to cross the line 11th, at 46 seconds back, with the same time as the favorites and settled into 15th overall, 2:20 off the pink jersey.

“Today was very difficult,” Schleck told VeloNews at the finish line. “I have a lot of pain. It was not easy.”

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Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood cut his journalistic teeth at Colorado dailies before the web boom opened the door to European cycling in the mid-1990s. Hood has covered every Tour de France since 1996 and has been VeloNews' European correspondent since 2002.

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