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The maglia rosa (pink jersey) is awarded to the leader of the General Classification at Giro d'Italia. The leader of the GC is the rider who has the fastest time when all the stage results are added together. The final leader of the GC is judged to be the overall winner of the Giro. It is akin to the 'maillot jaune' of the Tour de France or the 'Jersey de Oro' of the Vuelta a EspaƱa. The General Classification (or GC) in bicycle racing is the category that tracks overall times for bicycle riders in multi-stage bicycle races. ... The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... Commercial version of maillot jaune, 2004 Maillot jaune (French for yellow jersey, pronounced my-oh zhohn) is the jersey worn by the current overall leader of many bicycle races, originally and most notably the Tour de France. ... The Tour de France (French for Tour of France), often referred to as La Grande Boucle, Le Tour or The Tour, is a long-distance road bicycle racing competition for professionals held over three weeks in July in and around France and occasionally nearby countries. ... The Vuelta a España bicycle race is one of the three Grand Tours of Europe and, after the Tour de France and the Giro dItalia, the third most important road cycling stage race in the world. ...

The color pink was chosen in honor of the founding newspaper, the La Gazzetta dello Sport. La Gazzetta is known for the bright pink paper that it is printed on.

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Cunego takes over with heroic effort (825 words)
Back in the maglia rosa group, things were getting stressful, at least for Garzelli who was having trouble matching the pace.
The maglia rosa group, meanwhile, continued to lose time to Cunego, forfeiting another 12 seconds in 5km to stand 3:10 back.
Back in the maglia rosa group, Garzelli was struggling to keep the pace as Giulano Figueras (Panaria) made a move.
2005 Giro d'Italia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1167 words)
It was won by Paolo Savoldelli who had worn the Maglia Rosa since the 13th stage.
Danilo Di Luca came in tenth and was able to keep the Maglia Rosa.
Otherwise, this stage meant the victory for American David Zabriskie, and the revival of his teammate Ivan Basso, second in the time trial, and who made up for all the time he had lost the day before and even more.
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