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Ulissi wins, injured Contador carries on


Ulissi wins, injured Contador carries on

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FIUGGI, Italy (AP) – Diego Ulissi sprinted to a surprising victory at the end of the longest stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling tour on Friday, while Alberto Contador remained in the overall lead after deciding to continue despite dislocating his shoulder the previous day.

Ulissi was overcome with emotion, collapsing on the ground after holding off other more recognised sprinters on the slightly uphill finish to the 264-kilometre (164-mile) seventh stage from Grosseto to Fiuggi.

Juan Lobato was second, just ahead of Simon Gerrans.

Ulissi had only recently returned from a suspension after testing positive for banned substance salbutamol during last year’s Giro.

Contador was injured in a crash on the final sprint of Thursday’s stage.