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Verbrugghe after his stage win...
By Celine Tytgadt
Date: 5/19/2002
Verbrugghe after his stage win...
Rik Verbrugghe washed away his frustrations after losing the prologue and the first mountain stage. He won the 7th stage in Camaiore and even more: he climbed up the GC again and took some time back. "The classification has never been completely out of my mind. I don't give up. It only just started now. I came for the pink jersey after the prologue victory, and for a good classification. I would have preferred to win the prologue..." is Riks reaction after the race. Verbrugghe said in the beginning of the Giro he hoped to end in the top 5 of the GC.

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