Wednesday, May 11, 2005


BETTINI POURS IT OUT. Giro d'Italia race leader Paulo Bettini shows his disgust after being disqualified from claiming a Stage 4 victory today. The little Italian rudely blocked a hard-charging challenge by Baden Cooke, sending the Aussie somersaulting into the crowd barricades 100 meters from the finish line. Still, Bettini is the overall race leader and will wear the maglia rosa (rose-colored jersey) in tomorrow's Stage 5. That's a lot of champagne down the drain...

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