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Giro d'Italia, Stage 10: Caruso Moves Up

19. May 2015, Forlì (ITA) — Road Team

After a day off from racing, the peloton was in no rush to get going early on. ©Tim De Waele/TDWsport

Nicola Boem (Bardiani-CSF) and three of his four breakaway companions survived to the finish Tuesday at the Giro d'Italia as Boem won the sprint 18 seconds ahead of the peloton.

But the bigger news happened behind, as Richie Porte (Team Sky) suffered a mechanical problem in the last six kilometers of the 200 km stage and lost 47 seconds. Hours after the finish, the race jury ruled that Porte had received assistance from a rider on another team, a breach of the rules.

Porte was fined and docked two minutes, which elevated BMC Racing Team's Damiano Caruso up one spot, to eighth, in the overall standings. He remains 2:20 back of race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo).

Past world road champion Philippe Gilbert was the BMC Racing Team's best finisher on the day in 22nd place, 18 seconds behind and in the same time as the peloton. Wednesday's stage is 153 km and finishes with three laps of a 15.4-km circuit.

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