Di Luca predicts Armstrong will target a stage win

Lance Armstrong will target a stage win in the Giro d'Italia after falling off the pace in the overall standings, race leader Danilo Di Luca claimed on Thursday. "You mustn't forget that he stopped competing for three years and fractured his collarbone a month and a half before the race," the Italian said after completing the sixth stage. "I saw the footage of the Alpe di Siusi stage (on Wednesday) on television and he gave everything," Di Luca added. "He's doing his best, he's honoring the Giro. I think he'll focus on a stage victory."

Lance Armstrong will target a stage win in the Giro d’Italia after falling off the pace in the overall standings, race leader Danilo Di Luca claimed on Thursday.

“You mustn’t forget that he stopped competing for three years and fractured his collarbone a month and a half before the race,” the Italian said after completing the sixth stage.

“I saw the footage of the Alpe di Siusi stage (on Wednesday) on television and he gave everything,” Di Luca added. “He’s doing his best, he’s honoring the Giro. I think he’ll focus on a stage victory.”

Armstrong finished 73rd on Thursday and currently occupies 25th place overall, 4:13 behind Di Luca.