The Colombian earns the stage win atop Lagunas de Neila to take command of the five-day race
David Arroyo, who rode to second behind Ivan Basso in the epic 2010 Giro d'Italia, says he'll skip the Italian tour in favor of the Tour de France in 2012.
With Alejandro Valverde on suspension, Caisse d'Epargne packs the one-two punch of Giro d’Italia runner-up David Arroyo and Luis León Sánchez.
Basso out-climbs a tenacious Arroyo to take the Giro lead heading into the final two stages.
Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) triumphed in stage 15 of the 2010 Giro d’Italia, shedding world champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) in the final 3km of a hellishly mountainous race after a five-man break came to grief on the steeps of the Monte Zoncolan.