Colombian cyclist Leonardo Duque shows to be in good shape at the start
of the new season. The rider currently occupies the fifth position in
This Italian race is one of a few popular and important races used to prepare for the season, and gives both sprinters and climbers a chance to show their skills.
Duque, who rides for French team Cofidis, finished eighth in the opening stage on Wednesday and came in 11th a day later. In the overall classification, the Colombian trails leader Julien El Fares by 25 seconds.
The 28-year-old sprinters from Cali first began to do well in Grand Tours in 2006, but really broke through a year later when he won a stage in the Vuelta a España and finished third in another.
In 2008, Duque rode the Tour de France and finished fourth in the Points Classification.