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Giro d’Italia: Savoldelli takes over as Evans and Frigo fade

  • By Andrew Hood
  • Published May. 30, 2002
  • Updated May. 9, 2010 at 9:15 PM EDT

Hamilton still in third

By Andrew Hood

Before the fall: Evans begins to show signs of fatigue before Hamilton’s first attack.

Photo: Graham Watson

How long in Pink? Will Savoldelli keep the jersey after Saturday’s time trial?

Photo: Graham Watson

Everyone here keeps calling Tyler Hamilton a Xerox copy of Lance Armstrong, but more than anyone else, the CSC-Tiscali team captain seems to have borrowed from the Miguel Indurain school of tactics: stay close in the mountains and then kill ‘em in the time trial.

Hamilton stayed close in Thursday’s final big day in the mountains,but maybe not close enough. If he wants to become only the secondAmerican to win the Giro d’Italia, he’s going to have put down a super time trial this coming Saturday.

Dario Frigo (Tacconi Sport), the man who began the day in second placein the overall standings, and maglia rosa Cadel Evans (Mapei-QuickStep) over-heated on the steep 19-km climb to Passo Coe in the 222-km 17thstage, but Hamilton lost time to Paolo Savoldelli (Index Alexia), an unexpectedfoe who now holds the overall lead in this constantly changing Giro.

Hamilton, who began the day in third place – 18 seconds out of the lead – remains in third, but now faces a 1-minute, 28-second deficit going into the closing days of the three-week national tour of Italy.

Pavel Tonkov, the 1996 Giro champion, won his first Giro stage in fouryears, dropping Mexican Julio Perez Cuapio (Panaria) with 15 km to go andfinishing 2:11 ahead of the attacking Savoldelli. Pietro Caucchioli (Alessio)dropped Hamilton in the final kilometers and moved into second overallat 55 seconds back.

With Savoldelli and Caucchioli sitting in first and second with three stages to go, the Giro is in Italian hands once again.

Frigo, Evans melt down
Sunny skies welcomed the 143 riders at the start in Corvara in Badia,following last night’s police searches of four teams – Mapei, Saeco, MercatoneUno and Panaria. Burned out from more than two weeks of hard racing, thepeloton stayed together over the day’s first two climbs.

The scenery was spectacular as the peloton climbed the Category I, 2121-meter Passo di Gardena at 9 km and the Cat. I, 2213-meter Passo di Sella at 20km. The peloton plodded along, with an average speed of 28.5 km/h in thefirst three hours of the stage.

Perez made the first move of the day, attacking on the flanks of theday’s third climb, the category-one, 1165-meter Passo di Santa Barbaraat 175 km. Tonkov, Ivan Gotti (Alessio) and Rik Verbrugghe (Lotto) triedto follow, but only Tonkov managed to hang on. Perez topped out first ashe defended his best climber’s jersey, followed by Tonkov a few secondsback and a group of about 20 lead riders at 1:22 including Evans, Frigoand Hamilton.

Perez and Tonkov work together up the category-two, 1253-meter PassoBordala at 181 km and the pair topped over at 2:18 ahead of the Evans/Frigo/Hamilton group.The final steep 19-km climb to Folgaria spelled the end of both Evansand Frigo. The first to melt down was Frigo, who started the day in secondplace at 16 seconds. As had been the case on the two prior climbs, Mapei’sDario Cioni and Andrea Noe’ set a hard pace at the front of the group,with Evans and Hamilton sitting right behind them. Frigo lost contact andstruggled across the line in 33rd at 12:16 back. He fell to 10th overallat 9:41 back.

Coming through the steepest section, a 7-km stretch called the “Mezzomontedi Sopra” located in the middle of the climb, Evans began to show signsof weakness. How weak would soon become apparent. Evans’s face was pouringwith sweat and the 25-year-old was having obvious difficulty maintainingthe pace. The former mountain biker was experiencing the harsh reality of a three-week stage race.

“I used all my gas trying to stay with the lead group and I just couldn’t hang on,” Evans said later.

Hamilton saw his rival in difficulty and attacked with 9 km to go, splintering the lead group of about 12 riders. Evans couldn’t respond and immediately dropped back. The Australian, on top of the world yesterday, struggledover the closing kilometers, as Noe and Cioni helped their young teammateacross the line in 41st place, 17:11 back.

A grateful and apologetic Evans thanked his teammates, adding “I’m sorry I couldn’t do better.”Ahead of the fast-fading Aussie, a new battle was forming, one that wouldbe fought out over the final 8 km to the finish.

Surprising Savoldelli
When Hamilton attacked, Savoldelli fought hard to bring him back. Ashe caught back on, it became clear that now Hamilton was in trouble. Thesteep section from Mezzamonte was followed by 3.5 km of a relatively flatsection before the final steep 4 km to the finish.“We saw Evans in trouble and then Hamilton attacked. We got back andthen Hamilton looked very, very bad. I gunned it for 600 meters and thenI looked back and there was no one there,” Savoldelli said.Savoldelli, who finished second in Wednesday’s climbing stage, was gone.Dancing on the pedals, the 29-year-old Italian rider was cheered on byhundreds of fans from his hometown Bergamo. In his wake, Hamilton was havingdifficulty staying with Caucchioli, Denis Lunghi (Colpack), Georg Totschnig(Gerolsteiner) and Juan Manual Garate (Lampre), who countered to finishedthird.“When Savoldelli attacked, I tried to follow but then I went conservativebecause I thought he was going too fast,” Hamilton said. “No one else wastaking a pull in the group, then I heard that Savoldelli was maintainingthe pace.”Did the team expect Savoldelli to be so strong?“No,” said CSC-Tiscali manager Bjarne Riis, shaking his head with alaugh. “That’s life. What can you do? Savoldelli was strong.”“I told Tyler that Frigo was dropped. I saw that Evans was not lookinggood and I told him that. I did not want him to attack there. I thoughtit was far too early. He should have waited until the flat bit was done.I hoped Tyler could follow Savoldelli, but he couldn’t.”Caucchioli worked with Totschnig and Lunghi to finish 3:14 back. Hemoved into second overall, 55 seconds behind Savoldelli and 33 secondsahead of Hamilton.“It’s kind of a bittersweet feeling,” Hamilton said. “It’s good becauseEvans and Frigo were gone because they had to pay a little bit for theirefforts. The last 3 km, I began to bonk. I was doing so well between thebig climbs that I didn’t eat or drink enough.”

Hamilton: Still a chance
When Hamilton came across the finish line he was immediately mobbedby journalists. He rode away without saying a word.He was obviously disappointed with the result, but remains within strikingdistance of overall victory. In his victory at the 30.3-km time trial atNumana, Hamilton beat Savoldelli by 1:35 and Caucchioli by 1:15.“I don’t want to talk about splits or make predictions,” Hamilton latersaid. “I will just do the best I can.”On paper, Saturday’s dead flat 42.9-km time trial favors Hamilton, buta funny thing happens when a rider is wearing the the leader’s jersey.“I have no idea how I will do,” Savoldelli said. “Once I lost a timetrial by 18 seconds to (Sergei) Gonchar (a strong time trialist) and inothers I can lose 2 minutes. I know with the jersey on my back I will tryto do something special.”CSC-Tiscali’s Riis admitted it’s going to be very tight.“It’s close. With 1 minute, it’s OK. One minute and a half, it’s maybetoo much,” Riis said. “It looks comfortable for second place. The podiumwas a big goal for us, so after today, it should be OK, but let’s waitand see what happens.”Barring injury or illness, Hamilton is on target to become only thethird American to finish on the Giro d’Italia podium (Greg Lemond 3rd in1985; Andy Hampsten, 1st in 1988; 3rd in 1989).The question exactly where on that podium will have to wait untilSaturday.

“Hubi” cheers on Cadel
There was one familiar face on hand to congratulate Cadel Evans whenhe donned the maglia rosa Wednesday; mountain bike champion HubertPallhuber.The two embraced and posed for pictures. The former Italian racer livesnearby to Corvara and wanted to cheer on his former nemesis on the fat-tirescene. “It’s great that Cadel got the maglia rosa. It says a lotabout him as a racer. It will be difficult for him to win, but he is strongand smart. He has a chance,” said Pallhuber, who now manages a mountainbike team. Of course, Pallhuber has the one jersey that Evans never gotwhen he raced mountain bikes; the rainbow jersey of the world champion.

Giro pushed off front pages
Even Wednesday night’s police raids on four teams at the Giro d’Italiadidn’t rate Thursday’s front pages. The race itself was played up witha page-one tease and coverage began on page 21. The Giro has been fightingfor space in Europe’s sports newspapers this year.Why? Soccer’s World Cup begins Friday in Korea and Japan. Football,as it’s called in Europe, is the continent’s biggest sport and the WorldCup, held every four years, makes the Super Bowl seem like a weekend flag-footballgame. In 1998 when France hosted the World Cup, the Tour de France tookits “grand depart” to Ireland, in part to avoid all the hype back home.But then that Tour worked its way back into the headlines for other reasons.

Stage 17, Corvara to Folgaria (Passo Coe), 222-km
Stage winner: Pavel Tonkov (Rus), Lampre-Daikin, winner of the1996 Giro, earned his first win since the 1999 season and his first Girostage since 1998.
Overall leader: Paolo Savoldelli (I), Alexia took the magliarosa from Cadel Evans (Aus), Mapei, who held the jersey for one day.
Points jersey: Massimo Strazzer (I), Phonak
Intergiro jersey: Massimo Strazzer (I), Phonak
Climber’s jersey: Julio Perez Cuapio (Mex), Panaria
Best team: AlessioIn the peloton
Daniele Contrini (I), Gerolsteiner, abandoned; 142 riders remain inthe peloton.UCI jury decisions
Dario Frigo and Cadel Evans, each fined 40 Swiss francsfor being pushed by spectactors
Vladimir Miholievic fined 50 Swiss francs and penalized 10 secondsfor being towed by the team car
Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez fined 50 Swiss francs and his Kelmeteam 200 Swiss francs for an illegal feed
Colombia-Selle Italia fined 100 Swiss francs for not respectingthe jurors instructions;
Mario Cipollini, Davide Bramati and Massimo Strazzereach fined 200 Swiss francs and penalized 10 seconds for obstructing otherriders on the day’s first climb.

Injury report
No injuries today.

Up next
Friday’s 143-km 18th stage from Rovereto to Brescia features the category-two638-meter Molina di Ledro at 32 km and finishes with three laps on a 6-kmcircuit in Brescia.


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Results

1. Pavel TONKOV (Rus), Lampre, at 7:24:57

2. Paolo SAVOLDELLI (I), Index Alexia, at 2:11

3. Juan Manuel GARATE (Sp), Lampre, at 3:08

4. Georg TOTSCHNIG (A), Gerolsteiner, at 3:14

5. Denis LUNGHI (I), Colpack, at 3:14

6. Pietro CAUCCHIOLI (I), Alessio, at 3:14

7. Hernan Dario MUNOZ (Col), Colombia-Selle Italia, at 3:21

8. Fernando ESCARTIN (Sp), Coast, at 4:01

9. Tyler HAMILTON (USA), CSC-Tiscali, at 4:01

10. Addy ENGELS (Nl), Rabobank, at 4:14

11. Yaroslav POPOVYCH (Ukr), Landbouwkrediet, at 4:33

12. Marcelino GARCIA ALONSO (Sp), CSC-Tiscali, at 5:37

13. Rik VERBRUGGHE (B), Lotto, at 6:24

14. Grischa NIERMANN (G), Rabobank, at 6:29

15. Michael BOOGERD (Nl), Rabobank, at 7:02

16. Julio PEREZ CUAPIO (Mex), Panaria, at 7:02

17. Ivan GOTTI (I), Alessio, at 7:51

18. Oscar PEREIRO SIO (Sp), Phonak, at 8:22

19. Carlos SASTRE CANDIL (Sp), CSC-Tiscali, at 9:07

20. Andrei MIZOUROV (Kz), Mercatone Uno, at 9:11

21. Gianni FARESIN (I), Gerolsteiner, at 9:34

22. Alessandro SPEZIALETTI (I), Saeco, at 9:52

23. Geert VERHEYEN (B), Rabobank, at 10:25

24. Serhiy HONCHAR (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 10:27

25. Aitor GONZALEZ JIMENEZ (Sp), Kelme, at 10:39

26. Vladimir MIHOLIEVIC (Cro), Alessio, at 10:48

27. Franco PELLIZOTTI (I), Alessio, at 10:48

28. Michael RASMUSSEN (Dk), CSC-Tiscali, at 10:57

29. Hector MESA MESA (Col), Formaggi-Trentini, at 10:58

30. Kurt VAN DE WOUWER (B), Lotto, at 11:16

31. Michele SCARPONI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 11:25

32. Torsten HIEKMANN (G), Telekom, at 11:55

33. Dario FRIGO (I), Taconi Sport, at 12:16

34. Matthias KESSLER (G), Telekom, at 12:26

35. Vladimir DUMA (Ukr), Panaria, at 13:09

36. Steve ZAMPIERI (Swi), Taconi Sport, at 13:10

37. Eddy MAZZOLENI (I), Taconi Sport, at 13:10

38. Luis LAVERDE JIMENEZ (Col), Formaggi-Trentini, at 13:48

39. Sergiy ADYEYEV (Ukr), Landbouwkrediet, at 14:24

40. Andrea NOE’ (I), Mapei, at 17:11

41. Cadel EVANS (Aus), Mapei, at 17:11

42. Dario David CIONI (I), Mapei, at 17:11

43. Francisco LEON MANE (Sp), Kelme, at 17:43

44. Bo HAMBURGER (Dk), Index Alexia, at 21:08

45. Daniele DE PAOLI (I), Alessio, at 21:08

46. Thorwald VENEBERG (Nl), Rabobank, at 21:08

47. Joaquim CASTELBLANCO (Col), Colombia-Selle Italia, at 21:08

48. Paolo LANFRANCHI (I), Index Alexia, at 21:08

49. Luca MAZZANTI (I), Mercatone Uno, at 21:08

50. Sylvester SZMYD (Pol), Taconi Sport, at 21:08

51. Juan DE LOS ANGELES (Sp), Kelme, at 21:08

52. Igor PUGACI (Mda), Saeco, at 21:17

53. Cristian MORENI (I), Alessio, at 21:17

54. Manuel CALVENTE (Sp), CSC-Tiscali, at 22:13

55. Mariano PICCOLI (I), Lampre, at 22:23

56. Daniele NARDELLO (I), Mapei, at 22:23

57. Roberto CONTI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 22:23

58. Marc LOTZ (Nl), Rabobank, at 22:23

59. Igor ASTARLOA (Sp), Saeco, at 23:40

60. Alexandre MOOS (Swi), Phonak, at 23:45

61. Fabio SACCHI (I), Saeco, at 23:52

62. Oscar MASON (I), Saeco, at 25:04

63. Ruben Alverio MARIN (Col), Colombia-Selle Italia, at 25:04

64. Matteo TOSATTO (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 27:11

65. Milan KADLEC (Cz), Lampre, at 27:11

66. Alessandro BERTOLINI (I), Alessio, at 27:13

67. Francisco J. LARA RUIZ (Sp), Coast, at 28:46

68. Manuel BELTRAN (Sp), Coast, at 34:00

69. Gabriele MISSAGLIA (I), Lampre, at 34:00

70. Alessandro PETACCHI (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 34:07

71. Denis BONDARENKO (Rus), Formaggi-Trentini, at 34:07

72. Rolf SORENSEN (Dk), Landbouwkrediet, at 34:09

73. Gabriele COLOMBO (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 36:03

74. Mauro RADAELLI (I), Taconi Sport, at 36:03

75. Matteo CARRARA (I), Colpack, at 36:03

76. Steven DE JONGH (Nl), Rabobank, at 36:03

77. Stephan SCHRECK (G), Telekom, at 36:03

78. Alessio GALLETTI (I), Saeco, at 36:03

79. Paolo FORNACIARI (I), Mapei, at 36:03

80. Yauheni SENIUSHKINE (Blr), Panaria, at 36:03

81. Biagio CONTE (I), Saeco, at 36:03

82. Dmitri KONYSHEV (Rus), Fassa Bortolo, at 36:03

83. Gian Mario ORTENZI (I), Mercatone Uno, at 36:03

84. Jan SCHAFFRATH (G), Telekom, at 36:03

85. Martin DERGANC (Slo), Acqua e Sapone, at 36:03

86. Maximilian SCIANDRI (GB), Lampre, at 36:03

87. Lorenzo BERNUCCI (I), Landbouwkrediet, at 36:03

88. Kai HUNDERTMARK (G), Telekom, at 36:03

89. Oscar CAVAGNIS (I), Landbouwkrediet, at 36:03

90. Mario CIPOLLINI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 36:03

91. Mauro GEROSA (I), Taconi Sport, at 36:03

92. Ralf GRABSCH (G), Telekom, at 36:03

93. Jens HEPPNER (G), Telekom, at 36:03

94. Massimo APOLLONIO (I), Taconi Sport, at 36:03

95. Jan BOVEN (Nl), Rabobank, at 36:03

96. Mario SCIREA (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 36:03

97. Sergio BARBERO (I), Lampre, at 36:03

98. Christophe DETILLOUX (B), Lotto, at 36:03

99. Gustavo OTERO GOMEZ (Sp), Kelme, at 36:03

100. Andre’ KORFF (G), Coast, at 36:03

101. Andrea PERON (I), CSC-Tiscali, at 36:03

102. Massimo STRAZZER (I), Phonak, at 36:03

103. Bert GRABSCH (G), Phonak, at 36:03

104. Fabrice GOUGOT (F), Phonak, at 36:03

105. Matthias BUXHOFER (A), Phonak, at 36:03

106. Fabrizio GUIDI (I), Coast, at 36:03

107. Ellis RASTELLI (I), Gerolsteiner, at 36:03

108. Mathew HAYMAN (Aus), Rabobank, at 36:03

109. Cayetano JULIA CEGARRA (Sp), Kelme, at 36:03

110. Denis ZANETTE (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 36:03

111. Francisco CEREZO PERALES Francisco (Sp), CSC-Tiscali, at 36:03

112. Rene’ HASELBACHER (A), Gerolsteiner, at 36:03

113. Aart VIERHOUTEN (Nl), Lotto, at 36:03

114. Thierry MARICHAL (B), Lotto, at 36:03

115. Serguei YAKOVLEV (Kz), Telekom, at 36:03

116. Giovanni LOMBARDI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 36:03

117. Angel VICIOSO ARCOS (Sp), Kelme, at 36:03

118. Isaac GALVEZ LOPEZ (Sp), Kelme, at 36:03

119. Mario MANZONI (I), Index Alexia, at 36:03

120. Eddy SERRI (I), Index Alexia, at 36:03

121. Daniele RIGHI (I), Index Alexia, at 36:03

122. Malte URBAN (G), Coast, at 36:03

123. Renzo MAZZOLENI (I), Colpack, at 36:03

124. Uros MURN (Slo), Formaggi-Trentini, at 36:03

125. Moreno DI BIASE (I), Formaggi-Trentini, at 36:03

126. Mykhaylo KHALILOV (Ukr), Colombia-Selle Italia, at 36:03

127. Danny JONASSON (Dk), CSC-Tiscali, at 36:03

128. Hidenori NODERA (Jp), Colpack, at 36:03

129. Peter WROLICH (A), Gerolsteiner, at 36:03

130. Cristian GASPERONI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 36:03

131. Lars MICHAELSEN (Dk), Coast, at 36:03

132. Guido TRENTI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 36:03

133. Davide BRAMATI (I), Mapei, at 36:03

134. J. Carlos DOMINGUEZ (Sp), Phonak, at 36:03

135. Raphael SCHWEDA (G), Coast, at 36:03

136. Miguel Angel MEZA (Mex), Colpack, at 36:03

137. Jimmi MADSEN (Dk), CSC-Tiscali, at 36:03

138. Matteo GIGLI (I), Colpack, at 36:03

139. Frank HOJ (Dk), Coast, at 36:03

140. Enrico DEGANO (I), Panaria, at 36:03

141. Angelo FURLAN (I), Alessio, at 36:03

142. Fabiano FONTANELLI (I), Mercatone Uno, at 36:19

DNF Daniele CONTRINI (I), Gerolsteiner, at

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OVERALL AFTER 17 STAGES

1. Paolo SAVOLDELLI (I), Index Alexia, at 80:37:11

2. Pietro CAUCCHIOLI (I), Alessio, at 0:55

3. Tyler HAMILTON (USA), CSC-Tiscali, at 1:28

4. Juan Manuel GARATE (Sp), Lampre, at 1:39

5. Pavel TONKOV (Rus), Lampre, at 3:08

6. Fernando ESCARTIN (Sp), Coast, at 3:19

7. Georg TOTSCHNIG (A), Gerolsteiner, at 5:32

8. Rik VERBRUGGHE (B), Lotto, at 7:54

9. Aitor GONZALEZ JIMENEZ (Sp), Kelme, at 8:12

10. Dario FRIGO (I), Taconi Sport, at 9:41

11. Oscar PEREIRO SIO (Sp), Phonak, at 10:41

12. Yaroslav POPOVYCH (Ukr), Landbouwkrediet, at 11:34

13. Ivan GOTTI (I), Alessio, at 12:05

14. Franco PELLIZOTTI (I), Alessio, at 14:13

15. Cadel EVANS (Aus), Mapei, at 14:20

16. Eddy MAZZOLENI (I), Taconi Sport, at 14:45

17. Michael BOOGERD (Nl), Rabobank, at 15:50

18. Julio PEREZ CUAPIO (Mex), Panaria, at 16:36

19. Michele SCARPONI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 17:55

20. Andrea NOE’ (I), Mapei, at 19:24

21. Gianni FARESIN (I), Gerolsteiner, at 20:54

22. Addy ENGELS (Nl), Rabobank, at 21:03

23. Grischa NIERMANN (G), Rabobank, at 22:33

24. Matthias KESSLER (G), Telekom, at 23:33

25. Hernan Dario MUNOZ (Col), Colombia-Selle Italia, at 24:33

26. Kurt VAN DE WOUWER (B), Lotto, at 25:02

27. Serhiy HONCHAR (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 26:32

28. Cristian MORENI (I), Alessio, at 27:46

29. Juan DE LOS ANGELES (Sp), Kelme, at 31:06

30. Daniele DE PAOLI (I), Alessio, at 32:06

31. Luis LAVERDE JIMENEZ (Col), Formaggi-Trentini, at 32:39

32. Dario David CIONI (I), Mapei, at 32:50

33. Denis LUNGHI (I), Colpack, at 33:10

34. Jens HEPPNER (G), Telekom, at 38:18

35. Joaquim CASTELBLANCO (Col), Colombia-Selle Italia, at 41:55

36. Vladimir MIHOLIEVIC (Cro), Alessio, at 44:08

37. Vladimir DUMA (Ukr), Panaria, at 45:09

38. Andrei MIZOUROV (Kz), Mercatone Uno, at 45:23

39. Igor PUGACI (Mda), Saeco, at 46:01

40. Marcelino GARCIA ALONSO (Sp), CSC-Tiscali, at 47:21

41. Carlos SASTRE CANDIL (Sp), CSC-Tiscali, at 47:36

42. Paolo LANFRANCHI (I), Index Alexia, at 48:19

43. Sylvester SZMYD (Pol), Taconi Sport, at 52:41

44. Daniele NARDELLO (I), Mapei, at 52:49

45. Mariano PICCOLI (I), Lampre, at 53:45

46. Michael RASMUSSEN (Dk), CSC-Tiscali, at 54:31

47. Francisco J. LARA RUIZ (Sp), Coast, at 54:58

48. Geert VERHEYEN (B), Rabobank, at 1:01:51

49. Alessandro SPEZIALETTI (I), Saeco, at 1:04:51

50. Manuel BELTRAN (Sp), Coast, at 1:06:59

51. Angel VICIOSO ARCOS (Sp), Kelme, at 1:08:31

52. Torsten HIEKMANN (G), Telekom, at 1:11:28

53. Alexandre MOOS (Swi), Phonak, at 1:12:08

54. Igor ASTARLOA (Sp), Saeco, at 1:14:03

55. Sergiy ADYEYEV (Ukr), Landbouwkrediet, at 1:22:57

56. Oscar MASON (I), Saeco, at 1:28:30

57. Matthias BUXHOFER (A), Phonak, at 1:30:03

58. Gustavo OTERO GOMEZ (Sp), Kelme, at 1:30:43

59. Francisco CEREZO PERALES Francisco (Sp), CSC-Tiscali, at 1:32:12

60. Manuel CALVENTE (Sp), CSC-Tiscali, at 1:33:47

61. Thorwald VENEBERG (Nl), Rabobank, at 1:36:10

62. Jan BOVEN (Nl), Rabobank, at 1:36:55

63. Fabio SACCHI (I), Saeco, at 1:37:10

64. Matteo TOSATTO (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 1:38:09

65. Milan KADLEC (Cz), Lampre, at 1:39:36

66. Fabrizio GUIDI (I), Coast, at 1:40:38

67. Bert GRABSCH (G), Phonak, at 1:41:02

68. Sergio BARBERO (I), Lampre, at 1:41:27

69. Luca MAZZANTI (I), Mercatone Uno, at 1:41:33

70. Maximilian SCIANDRI (GB), Lampre, at 1:43:29

71. Francisco LEON MANE (Sp), Kelme, at 1:44:49

72. J. Carlos DOMINGUEZ (Sp), Phonak, at 1:47:32

73. Marc LOTZ (Nl), Rabobank, at 1:48:28

74. Bo HAMBURGER (Dk), Index Alexia, at 1:49:01

75. Ruben Alverio MARIN (Col), Colombia-Selle Italia, at 1:49:58

76. Andrea PERON (I), CSC-Tiscali, at 1:50:10

77. Gabriele MISSAGLIA (I), Lampre, at 1:51:10

78. Davide BRAMATI (I), Mapei, at 1:51:23

79. Hector MESA MESA (Col), Formaggi-Trentini, at 1:52:49

80. Lorenzo BERNUCCI (I), Landbouwkrediet, at 1:52:51

81. Raphael SCHWEDA (G), Coast, at 1:54:29

82. Roberto CONTI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 1:56:29

83. Matteo CARRARA (I), Colpack, at 1:58:50

84. Peter WROLICH (A), Gerolsteiner, at 1:59:48

85. Alessandro BERTOLINI (I), Alessio, at 2:00:55

86. Mykhaylo KHALILOV (Ukr), Colombia-Selle Italia, at 2:06:22

87. Daniele RIGHI (I), Index Alexia, at 2:07:55

88. Uros MURN (Slo), Formaggi-Trentini, at 2:08:10

89. Giovanni LOMBARDI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 2:09:01

90. Serguei YAKOVLEV (Kz), Telekom, at 2:10:29

91. Cayetano JULIA CEGARRA (Sp), Kelme, at 2:10:33

92. Mathew HAYMAN (Aus), Rabobank, at 2:10:45

93. Paolo FORNACIARI (I), Mapei, at 2:12:27

94. Martin DERGANC (Slo), Acqua e Sapone, at 2:12:28

95. Steve ZAMPIERI (Swi), Taconi Sport, at 2:12:46

96. Kai HUNDERTMARK (G), Telekom, at 2:13:04

97. Renzo MAZZOLENI (I), Colpack, at 2:14:30

98. Gian Mario ORTENZI (I), Mercatone Uno, at 2:15:09

99. Alessandro PETACCHI (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 2:16:56

100. Thierry MARICHAL (B), Lotto, at 2:18:41

101. Steven DE JONGH (Nl), Rabobank, at 2:20:07

102. Mario CIPOLLINI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 2:22:20

103. Denis BONDARENKO (Rus), Formaggi-Trentini, at 2:23:44

104. Biagio CONTE (I), Saeco, at 2:24:15

105. Dmitri KONYSHEV (Rus), Fassa Bortolo, at 2:24:53

106. Mauro GEROSA (I), Taconi Sport, at 2:25:22

107. Jimmi MADSEN (Dk), CSC-Tiscali, at 2:26:04

108. Frank HOJ (Dk), Coast, at 2:26:12

109. Aart VIERHOUTEN (Nl), Lotto, at 2:26:58

110. Stephan SCHRECK (G), Telekom, at 2:28:49

111. Rene’ HASELBACHER (A), Gerolsteiner, at 2:30:48

112. Mario SCIREA (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 2:30:55

113. Alessio GALLETTI (I), Saeco, at 2:31:01

114. Oscar CAVAGNIS (I), Landbouwkrediet, at 2:33:08

115. Ralf GRABSCH (G), Telekom, at 2:33:11

116. Andre’ KORFF (G), Coast, at 2:33:18

117. Lars MICHAELSEN (Dk), Coast, at 2:33:23

118. Massimo APOLLONIO (I), Taconi Sport, at 2:35:05

119. Denis ZANETTE (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 2:35:30

120. Massimo STRAZZER (I), Phonak, at 2:35:36

121. Mauro RADAELLI (I), Taconi Sport, at 2:35:49

122. Christophe DETILLOUX (B), Lotto, at 2:36:02

123. Jan SCHAFFRATH (G), Telekom, at 2:37:08

124. Ellis RASTELLI (I), Gerolsteiner, at 2:37:23

125. Isaac GALVEZ LOPEZ (Sp), Kelme, at 2:38:47

126. Rolf SORENSEN (Dk), Landbouwkrediet, at 2:42:35

127. Guido TRENTI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 2:42:42

128. Fabrice GOUGOT (F), Phonak, at 2:44:00

129. Cristian GASPERONI (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 2:44:24

130. Yauheni SENIUSHKINE (Blr), Panaria, at 2:45:30

131. Gabriele COLOMBO (I), Acqua e Sapone, at 2:46:44

132. Angelo FURLAN (I), Alessio, at 2:46:49

133. Miguel Angel MEZA (Mex), Colpack, at 2:47:08

134. Danny JONASSON (Dk), CSC-Tiscali, at 2:47:23

135. Matteo GIGLI (I), Colpack, at 2:51:15

136. Malte URBAN (G), Coast, at 2:54:23

137. Fabiano FONTANELLI (I), Mercatone Uno, at 2:55:29

138. Moreno DI BIASE (I), Formaggi-Trentini, at 3:02:58

139. Mario MANZONI (I), Index Alexia, at 3:03:39

140. Hidenori NODERA (Jp), Colpack, at 3:06:51

141. Enrico DEGANO (I), Panaria, at 3:07:12

142. Eddy SERRI (I), Index Alexia, at 3:19:27

FILED UNDER: Giro d'Italia / Race Report / Race Results / Road

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood cut his journalistic teeth at Colorado dailies before the web boom opened the door to European cycling in the mid-1990s. Hood has covered every Tour de France since 1996 and has been VeloNews' European correspondent since 2002.

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