U.S. regulators are investigating how a multi-million-dollar storage system from NetApp Inc. came to underpin a sweeping Internet-surveillance system being built last year for the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
The Czech of team NetApp won the Settimana Coppi e Bartali and Rund um K�ln in the month leading up to the Giro. His formed came through, attacking free today with 55 kilometres to race on the Col de Joux.
An early break consisting of Fumi Beppu (Orica-GreenEdge), Reto Hollenstein (NetApp), Matteo Rabottini (Farnese Vini) and Mirko Selvaggi (Vacansoleil-DCM) had built up a lead of around nine minutes during the day.
Most of the favourites, including Ivan Basso and Roman Kreuziger, arrived yesterday on Ryanair flight 4722 from Bergamo. They travelled by bus across the Central Jutland Region to arrive in Herning, the northern-most start in Grand Tour history.