Defending Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal has been forced to withdraw from the race.
Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas restored some pride to the Garmin-Sharp squad with a strong stage 11 solo win.
It was a mixed day for Team Sky as Bradley Wiggins lost more time to his rivals, while Rigoberto Uran soloed to victory.
Pre-race favourite Bradley Wiggins endured another difficult day on a rain-lashed ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia.
Defending champion Ryder Hesjedal dropped out of the top 10 after losing more than a minute to his rivals on stage nine of the Giro, won by Maxim Belkov.
Britain's Alex Dowsett beat compatriot Bradley Wiggins in a 55km individual time trial to win stage eight.
New Giro d'Italia race leader Vincenzo Nibali took an important step towards possible victory on Saturday by limiting his losses to favourite Bradley Wiggins in
Britain's Bradley Wiggins lost precious seconds to his main rivals in stage four of the Giro d'Italia, won by Enrico Battaglin.
Bradley Wiggins crashed in the hilly Abruzzo region as Adam Hansen soloed to victory in stage seven of the Giro d'Italia.
German youngster John Degenkolb proved the strongest in a splintered finish in Matera depite a crash by his last Argos-Shimano lead-out man.
Bradley Wiggins has yet to show the form of last season that would make him top favourite for the Giro d'Italia.
Italian veteran Luca Paolini of Katusha soloed to victory in stage three of the Giro d'Italia to take the race lead in Ascea.
Youngster Salvatore Puccio rode into the pink jersey after Team Sky won stage two of the Giro d'Italia - a team time trial.
David Millar, the last British rider to lead the Giro d'Italia, has no doubt about Bradley Wiggins' chances at the Giro d'Italia.
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