(AP) - Bart De Clercq hung on to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday and Pieter Weening retained the overall lead.
De Clercq immediately dedicated his victory to fellow Belgian Wouter Weylandt, who died in a crash Monday during the Giro's third stage.
"During the race I tried not to think about Wouter," De Clercq said. "But now that I've won it I want to dedicate this...

Stage 7 - Results
1. Bart De Clercq Omega Pharma-Lotto - 2:54:47
2. Michele Scarponi Lampre - ISD
3. Roman Kreuziger Pro Team Astana
4. Stefano Garzelli Acqua & Sapone
5. Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas-Cannondale
6. Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver Katusha Team
7. José Rujano Guillen Androni Giocattoli
8. Dario Cataldo Quickstep Cycling Team
9. Alberto Contador Velasco Saxo Bank Sungard
10. Christophe Le Mevel Team Garmin-Cervelo


General Classification After Stage 7
1. Pieter Weening Rabobank Cycling Team - 23:09:59
2. Kanstantsin Sivtsov HTC-Highroad - 0:00:02
3. Marco Pinotti HTC-Highroad
4. Christophe Le Mevel Team Garmin-Cervelo - 0:00:05
5. Michele Scarponi Lampre - ISD - 0:00:14
6. Pablo Lastras Garcia Movistar Team - 0:00:22
7. Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas-Cannondale - 0:00:24
8. Steven Kruijswijk Rabobank Cycling Team - 0:00:28
9. Alberto Contador Velasco Saxo Bank Sungard - 0:00:30
10. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez Androni Giocattoli - 0:00:33

Full Results


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