Giro d’Italia: Pello Bilbao breaks clear on final climb to win stage seven

• Spanish rider attacks 1.5km from finish in L’Aquila
• Valerio Conti in pink after uneventful day in peloton

Spain’s Pello Bilbao claimed the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, an undulating 185km ride from Vasto to L’Aquila.

The Astana rider attacked from a small group of breakaway riders 1.5km from the finish in the final punchy climb, holding off France’s Tony Gallopin and the Italian Davide Formolo, who were second and third respectively, five seconds behind.

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