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Other sport 17.5.2017 09:23 pm

Omar Fraile gives SA’s Di-Data first Giro stage win

The Spaniard is also now the joint King of the Mountains of the Giro d’Italia.

Spanish rider Omar Fraile delivered the best performance of the race thus far for South African outfit Dimension Data, winning the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday.

Omar Fraile gives SA’s Di-Data first Giro stage win
Omar Fraile gives SA’s Di-Data first Giro stage win

Omar Fraile gives SA’s Di-Data first Giro stage win

The Spaniard is also now the joint King of the Mountains of the Giro d’Italia.

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