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Jimenez takes sixth stage in Italy; Pinotti claims overall lead

Updated: May 18, 2007, 1:20 PM ET
Associated Press

SPOLETO, Italy -- Colombian rider Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez won the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday and Marco Pinotti finished second to claim the overall lead.

Laverde Jimenez, of the Ceramica Panaria team, completed the 110-mile mixed stage in 4 hours, 58 minutes, 23 seconds for his second career Giro stage victory. He won the 14th leg in 2006.

Pinotti, who rides for T-Mobile, had the same time and took the leader's pink jersey from fellow Italian Danilo Di Luca. ...

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