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Visconti seizes lead at Giro as Priamo wins stage 6

  • By Andrew Hood
  • Published May. 15, 2008
  • Updated May. 16, 2008 at 10:20 AM EST

By Andrew Hood

Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step) is the new leader of the 2008 Giro.

Photo: AFP

For the second day in a row, a breakaway stayed clear of the peloton, with another unsung hero from a smaller team in the form of Matteo Priamo (CSF-Panaria) taking center stage.

Unlike yesterday, the attackers had enough rope to end Franco Pellizotti’s four-day run in the pink jersey. Italian national champion Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step) and German Matthias Russ (Gerolsteiner) ended the day tied on time, but Visconti took the maglia rosa based on differences taken in the team time trial.

“Without a doubt, this is the biggest and most important day of my cycling career,” said Priamo, who won two stages at the recent Tour of Turkey. “My only chance was to try to surprise the others. If I would have waited until the final kilometer, I would have lost.”

With Priamo safely up the road to relish his victory and Visconti trading the tricolore for the pink jersey, there was chaos on one of the final turns as a police motorcycle fell and created a split in the peloton as the main pack came through more than nine minutes back.

Levi Leipheimer (Astana) lost time on the day.

Photo: Graham Watson

A few riders fell and others got caught up behind the pileup, including Levi Leipheimer (Astana) and Christian Vande Velde (Slipstream-Chipotle). Leipheimer lost 23 seconds and Vande Velde lost 14 to slip from one second behind Pellizotti to behind Vicenzo Nibali (Liquigas).

Astana officials were protesting to the race jury, asking that it award Leipheimer the same time as the main pack. Due to yet another long transfer to the start of Friday’s stage, the race jury said it would review footage in the morning and make a decision then.

“I don’t know why they wouldn’t be applying the rules because the three-kilometer rule applied in today’s stage. There was an accident with a motorcycle that caused the gaps to appear,” Astana sport director Sean Yates said.

“I cannot see why they’re not applying the rule, and it’s ridiculous that they’re not. The commissaires said they’re going to look at the film in the morning and make a decision. Everyone knew about the three-kilometer rule — that’s why there wasn’t a desperate sprint to get back on.”

Just another wacky day at the 91st Giro.

Priamo zips away

Magnus Backstedt (Slipstream-Chipotle) in the day’s big break.

Photo: Graham Watson

Ahead of Thursday’s start, riders successfully protested to prompt race officials to reduce the distance by 33km in the hilly run from Potenza to Peschici, a sparkling white fishing village perched on a hill overlooking crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea.

The 231km run was still the longest in this year’s Giro and produced a 12-man breakaway in the second hour of racing. In the break with Visconti and Priamo were Rene Mandri (Ag2r), Alan Perez (Euskaltel), Jose Ochoa (Diquigiovanni), Maxim Iglinsky (Astana), Matthias Russ (Gerolsteiner), Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre), Daniele Nardello (Diquigiovanni), Magnus Backstedt (Slipstream-Chipotle), Jason McCartney (CSC) and Nikolai Trussov (Tinkoff).

Mandri crashed out of the break and the race in a corner at the 76km mark. His team later reported that he suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung. The remaining 11 riders soldiered on, adding to their advantage with every kilometer.

Liquigas was clearly weary of defending Pellizotti’s lead, and left the chase to others. With 45km to race, Barloworld and Saunier Duval were on the front, but the pursuit was more a question of damage control than breakaway retrieval; it’s a long way to Milan.

Matteo Priamo (CSF Group) and Alan Perez Lezaun (Euskaltel) leave the others behind to fight it out for the stage.

Photo: Graham Watson

The final 1.3km of the stage would sort out the finishing order as well as the general classification. It climbed nearly 100 vertical meters, with a sweeping right-hander with 1km to go and a string of five corners before a right-hander with 200m to go.

McCartney was first to attack the break, but it was nothing doing. Perez ran him down, and then Priamo had a dig with just over 10km to go. Perez hopped on his wheel and the two were off to the races.

McCartney tried again, hoping to bridge, but made it only as far as no-man’s land before being reabsorbed. Then Backstedt had a go, only to fade on that final ascent as the break shattered into ones and twos.

Up front, with 600 meters to the line, Priamo was on the front, Perez behind. The two glanced over their shoulders, had a chat, and then Priamo shot away to take the stage. Perez couldn’t answer the late charge and faded to finish eight seconds back. Trusov rounded out the podium in third.

Priamo gets the victory.

Photo: Graham Watson

“After I attacked with 11km to go, I was confident. I knew that I could beat Perez because I am fast in a smaller sprint,” said Priamo. “I was on the point of abandoning after crashing in (stage 4), but I suffered through the next day and I felt good today. I am more than happy in what’s my first Giro experience. I never dreamed of winning a stage.”

Priamo didn’t start racing until he was 20, and he’s making his Giro debut in fine fashion.

Visconti shines in pink

The maglia rosa battle between Russ and Visconti was settled by the Italian national champion’s sprint to the line.

Russ had a 13-second margin going into the stage, but Visconti’s win on the hot-sprint midway through the stage paid off. Visconti took just enough seconds on Russ to end in a tie, but took the pink jersey based on the differences going back to the team time trial.

Visconti gets the leader’s jersey – and a shot from the old bubbly-gun.

Photo: Graham Watson

“There were two of us jockeying for first place in the standings. (Russ) was stuck to my back tire and at that point I was only trying to gain the margin necessary to wear the pink jersey. In the last 350 meters I gave it everything I had trying to gain as many seconds as possible. Those were the fastest 350 meters I’ve ever ridden in my life,” said Visconti.

“At the beginning of the Giro in Sicily, I was a little hung up with the excitement and I was also a little unlucky. But all that’s behind me now. After crossing the finish line I realized that a small nail had pierced my tire without causing a hole. Maybe now luck is back on my side.”

Visconti, 25, is part of a new herd of young Italian riders making their mark on the peloton. Along with riders like Vicenzo Nibali (Liquigas), Enrico Gasparotto (Barloworld) and Riccardo Riccò (Saunier Duval-Scott), Visconti presents a fresh face for Italian fans hungry for champions.

Round and round we go, and where we stop . . .

Photo: Graham Watson

Visconti, who was raised on Sicily, won the Italian national championship last June to herald his arrival. Now in the pink, he thinks he can keep it for at least a few days.

He’ll carry more than nine minutes to Pellizotti and the other GC favorites into Friday’s first summit finish.

“I hope to defend the jersey for at least a few days, maybe even into the time trial in stage 10,” Visconti said. “I’m not so bad in the time trial, plus now I’m super-motivated to defend the jersey for all I can. The team will help me.”

It was another close call for Gerolsteiner. Following the team’s second place in Wednesday’s stage with Johannes Fröhlinger, the team falls hundredths of a second short of the pink jersey.
“Matthias rode a great race and it almost worked,” said sport director Christian Henn. “It was so close, but he gave everything. We cannot ask for more.” As a consolation prize, Russ slipped into the white jersey awarded to the best young rider.

Favorites ready for showdown

Pellizotti didn’t seem too worried about defending the pink jersey for yet another day. A four-day run in pink was plenty for the curly-haired Liquigas rider, who has larger plans for this Giro.

Friday’s first summit finish at Pescocostanzo will have a huge bearing on who will be able to ride into contention for overall spoils in the 91st Giro.

Race leader Franco Pellizotti and his Liquigas team seemed content to surrender the jersey today.

Photo: Graham Watson

“The team worked wonderfully to protect the jersey, but today it wasn’t up to us to work at the front all day once again,” Pellizotti said. “Friday will tell us a lot. We’ll see how strong (Alberto) Contador is, but from what I’ve seen, he’ll be good. Astana is looking better than Liquigas or LPR, if you ask me.”

Contador has said that he’ll see how his legs respond in the climbing finish before he decides whether he’ll stay in the Giro to ride to win or perhaps abandon and prepare to take on the Dauphiné Libéré in June, as he had planned before race organizers offered a last-minute invite for the team to start the Giro.

The 180km seventh stage from Vasto to Pescocostanzo is the first summit finish of this climb-heavy Giro. The first half of the stage will almost surely prompt a breakaway. Hostilities open with a Cat. 3 at Valico di Macerone at 118km followed by a Cat. 1 Rionero Sanntico at 131km. That’s quickly followed by a Cat. 2 at Pietransieri with 14km to go before the final charge to the summit.

The Giro doesn’t rate climbs at the finish, simply ranking them as summit finishes. This one isn’t very long or hard, just 2.8km at an average grade of 6 percent. While the stage will be challenging enough, the final climb will likely reveal who won’t be in contention for the maglia rosa when the Giro ends June 1 in Milan.

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Results

Giro d’Italia: stage 6
1. Matteo Priamo (I), CSF Group Navigare, 231.6km at 5:24:49
2. Alan Perez Lezaun (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 0:08
3. Nikolai Trussov (Rus), Tinkoff, at 0:27
4. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, at 0:31
5. Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz), Astana, at 0:32
6. Daniele Nardello (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 0:36
7. Francesco Gavazzi (I), Lampre, at 0:40
8. Giovanni Visconti (I), Quick Step, at 0:40
9. Magnus Backstedt (Swe), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 0:43
10. Matthias Russ (G), Gerolsteiner, at 0:47
11. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC, at 1:03
12. Daniele Bennati (I), Liquigas, at 11:34
13. Alberto Contador (Sp), Astana, at 11:34
14. Mikael Cherel (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 11:34
15. Broeck Jurgen Van Den (B), Silence-Lotto, at 11:34
16. Gilberto Simoni (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 11:34
17. Andrea Tonti (I), Quick Step, at 11:34
18. Franco Pellizotti (I), Liquigas, at 11:34
19. Paolo Bettini (I), Quick Step, at 11:34
20. Jussi Veikkanen (Fin), Francaise des Jeux, at 11:34
21. Andreas Kloden (G), Astana, at 11:34
22. Danilo Di Luca (I), Team L.P.R., at 11:34
23. Paolo Savoldelli (I), Team L.P.R., at 11:34
24. Riccardo Ricco’ (I), Saunier Duval, at 11:34
25. Eros Capecchi (I), Saunier Duval, at 11:34
26. Christian Pfannberger (A), Barloworld, at 11:34
27. Andrea Noe’ (I), Liquigas, at 11:34
28. Vincenzo Nibali (I), Liquigas, at 11:34
29. Erik Larsson Gustav (Swe), CSC, at 11:34
30. Emanuele Sella (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 11:34
31. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 11:34
32. David Canada Gracia (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 11:34
33. Marzio Bruseghin (I), Lampre, at 11:34
34. Alexander Efimkin (Rus), Quick Step, at 11:34
35. Tadej Valjavec (Slo), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 11:34
36. Evgeni Petrov (Rus), Tinkoff, at 11:34
37. Denis Menchov (Rus), Rabobank, at 11:34
38. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CSC, at 11:34
39. Matthew Lloyd (Aus), Silence-Lotto, at 11:34
40. Vladimir Karpets (Rus), Caisse d’Epargne, at 11:34
41. Luis Pasamontes (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 11:34
42. Manuel Garate Juan (Sp), Quick Step, at 11:34
43. Philip Deignan (Irl), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 11:34
44. Luca Mazzanti (I), Tinkoff, at 11:34
45. Andrey Mizourov (Kaz), Astana, at 11:34
46. Mauricio A. Ardila Cano (Col), Rabobank, at 11:34
47. Chris Sorensen (Den), CSC, at 11:34
48. Davide Rebellin (I), Gerolsteiner, at 11:34
49. Johannes Frohlinger (G), Gerolsteiner, at 11:34
50. Marco Velo (I), Milram, at 11:34
51. Morris Possoni (I), Team High Road, at 11:34
52. Marlon A. Perez Arango (Col), Caisse d’Epargne, at 11:34
53. Domenico Pozzovivo (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 11:34
54. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr), Team High Road, at 11:34
55. Rafael Cardenas Felix (Col), Barloworld, at 11:34
56. Simon Spilak (Slo), Lampre, at 11:34
57. Fortunato Baliani (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 11:34
58. Daniele Pietropolli (I), Team L.P.R., at 11:34
59. José Rujano Guillen (Ven), Caisse d’Epargne, at 11:34
60. Markel Irizar (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 11:34
61. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 11:34
62. Yoann Le Boulanger (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 11:34
63. Sylvester Szmyd (POL), Lampre, at 11:47
64. Francesco Bellotti (I), Barloworld, at 11:48
65. M. Soler Juan (Col), Barloworld, at 11:48
66. Adam Hansen (Aus), Team High Road, at 11:48
67. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Astana, at 11:48
68. Alessandro Spezialetti (I), Team L.P.R., at 11:48
69. Marco Pinotti (I), Team High Road, at 11:48
70. Antonio Colom Mas (Sp), Astana, at 11:48
71. Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col), CSF Group Navigare, at 11:48
72. Wim Van Huffel (B), Silence-Lotto, at 11:48
73. Rinaldo Nocentini (I), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 11:48
74. Paolo Bailetti (I), Team L.P.R., at 11:48
75. Christian Vande Velde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 11:48
76. Joan Horrach Rippoll (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 11:48
77. José Ochoa Carlos (Ven), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 11:48
78. Leonardo Piepoli (I), Saunier Duval, at 11:48
79. Gabriele Bosisio (I), Team L.P.R., at 11:48
80. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 11:57
81. Jure Golcer (Slo), Team L.P.R., at 11:57
82. Filippo Savini (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 11:57
83. Mickael Buffaz (F), Cofidis, at 11:57
84. Dionisio Galparsoro (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 11:57
85. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, at 11:57
86. Enrico Gasparotto (I), Barloworld, at 11:57
87. Michael Blaudzun (Den), CSC, at 11:57
88. Guillaume Levarlet (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 11:57
89. Lander Aperribay (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 11:57
90. Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 11:57
91. Francis De Greef (B), Silence-Lotto, at 11:57
92. Danilo Hondo (G), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 11:57
93. Erik Zabel (G), Milram, at 11:57
94. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, at 11:57
95. Blaise Sonnery (F), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 11:57
96. Bingen Fernandez (Sp), Cofidis, at 11:57
97. Matej Jurco (Svk), Milram, at 11:57
98. Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro), Liquigas, at 11:57
99. Bram De Groot (Ned), Rabobank, at 11:57
100. Ivan Velasco Murillo (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 11:57
101. Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus), Rabobank, at 11:57
102. Theo Eltink (Ned), Rabobank, at 11:57
103. Volker Ordowski (G), Gerolsteiner, at 12:14
104. Raffaele Illiano (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 12:16
105. Nick Gates (Aus), Silence-Lotto, at 12:16
106. Jose A. Benitez Roman (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 12:16
107. Andrea Moletta (I), Gerolsteiner, at 12:16
108. Gerben Lowik (Ned), Rabobank, at 12:19
109. Gabriele Missaglia (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 12:19
110. Laurent Mangel (F), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 12:25
111. Sergio Ghisalberti (I), Milram, at 12:25
112. Mauro Santambrogio (I), Lampre, at 12:42
113. Fabio Sabatini (I), Milram, at 12:42
114. Geert Steurs (B), Silence-Lotto, at 12:42
115. Alessandro Bertolini (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 12:42
116. Alberto Ongarato (I), Milram, at 12:42
117. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr), Tinkoff, at 12:42
118. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 12:42
119. Robert Forster (G), Gerolsteiner, at 12:42
120. Thomas Fothen (G), Gerolsteiner, at 12:42
121. Ryder Hesjedal (Can), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 12:42
122. Francisco Perez Sanchez (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 12:42
123. Alexander Serov (Rus), Tinkoff, at 12:42
124. Mathieu Perget (F), Caisse d’Epargne, at 12:42
125. Serguei Klimov (Rus), Tinkoff, at 12:42
126. Steve Zampieri (Swi), Cofidis, at 12:42
127. Pavel Brutt (Rus), Tinkoff, at 12:42
128. Kevin Seeldrayers (B), Quick Step, at 12:42
129. Yann Huguet (F), Cofidis, at 12:42
130. Paolo Bossoni (I), Lampre, at 12:42
131. Nicolas Rousseau (F), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 12:42
132. Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (MEX), CSF Group Navigare, at 12:42
133. Inigo Landaluze (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 12:42
134. Rik Verbrugghe (B), Cofidis, at 12:42
135. André Greipel (G), Team High Road, at 12:42
136. David Loosli (Swi), Lampre, at 12:42
137. Damien Monier (F), Cofidis, at 12:42
138. Tony Martin (G), Team High Road, at 12:42
139. Lilian Jegou (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 12:42
140. Anders Lund (Den), CSC, at 12:42
141. Sven Krauss (G), Gerolsteiner, at 12:42
142. Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 12:42
143. Pablo Lastras Garcia (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 12:42
144. Tiziano Dall’antonia (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 13:02
145. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 13:04
146. Aitor Galdos Alonso (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 13:15
147. Koldo Fernandez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 13:15
148. Josu Agirre (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 13:15
149. Steve Morabito (Swi), Astana, at 13:15
150. Hubert Schwab (Swi), Quick Step, at 13:15
151. Dries Devenyns (B), Silence-Lotto, at 13:15
152. Luciano Pagliarini (BRA), Saunier Duval, at 13:20
153. Mirco Lorenzetto (I), Lampre, at 13:20
154. Nicolas Hartmann (F), Cofidis, at 13:42
155. Alexandre Usov (Blr), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 13:42
156. Frantisek Rabon (Cze), Team High Road, at 13:49
157. Bradley Wiggins (GB), Team High Road, at 13:49
158. Jérémy Roy (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 13:53
159. Timothy Gudsell (NZ), Francaise des Jeux, at 13:53
160. Mauro Facci (I), Quick Step, at 13:58
161. Addy Engels (Ned), Quick Step, at 13:58
162. Julian Dean (NZ), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 13:58
163. Patrick Calcagni (Swi), Barloworld, at 14:34
164. Oscar Gatto (I), Gerolsteiner, at 16:00
165. Geraint Thomas (GB), Barloworld, at 16:00
166. Mark Cavendish (GB), Team High Road, at 16:00
167. Steven Cummings (GB), Barloworld, at 16:00
168. Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus), Tinkoff, at 16:00
169. Robbie Mcewen (Aus), Silence-Lotto, at 16:00
170. Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr), Francaise des Jeux, at 16:00
171. Assan Bazayev (Kaz), Astana, at 16:00
172. Fabio Baldato (I), Lampre, at 16:00
173. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, at 16:00
174. Alessandro Vanotti (I), Liquigas, at 16:00
175. Giairo Ermeti (I), Team L.P.R., at 16:00
176. Riccardo Chiarini (I), Team L.P.R., at 16:10
177. Alberto Loddo (I), Tinkoff, at 16:43
178. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat)), Saunier Duval, at 16:43
179. Charles Wegelius (GB), Liquigas, at 16:50
180. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 16:53
181. Dario Cataldo (I), Liquigas, at 16:54
182. Christopher Sutton (Aus), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 16:54
183. Graeme Brown (Aus), Rabobank, at 16:54
184. Markus Eichler (G), Milram, at 16:59
185. Carlo Scognamiglio (I), Barloworld, at 17:02
186. Kjell Carlstrom (Fin), Liquigas, at 17:04
187. Ermanno Capelli (I), Saunier Duval, at 17:17

Overall (after 6 stages)
1. Giovanni Visconti (I), Quick Step, 27:14:04
2. Matthias Russ (G), Gerolsteiner, at 0:00
3. Daniele Nardello (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 1:22
4. Alan Perez Lezaun (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 4:42
5. Francesco Gavazzi (I), Lampre, at 5:34
6. Matteo Priamo (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 9:07
7. Franco Pellizotti (I), Liquigas, at 9:08
8. Danilo Di Luca (I), Team L.P.R., at 9:15
9. Morris Possoni (I), Team High Road, at 9:16
10. Vincenzo Nibali (I), Liquigas, at 9:16
11. Christian Vande Velde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 9:23
12. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CSC, at 9:25
13. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr), Team High Road, at 9:26
14. Paolo Savoldelli (I), Team L.P.R., at 9:27
15. Andrea Noe’ (I), Liquigas, at 9:30
16. Erik Larsson Gustav (Swe), CSC, at 9:36
17. Andreas Kloden (G), Astana, at 9:36
18. Christian Pfannberger (A), Barloworld, at 9:36
19. Alberto Contador (Sp), Astana, at 9:38
20. Riccardo Ricco’ (I), Saunier Duval, at 9:41
21. Davide Rebellin (I), Gerolsteiner, at 9:45
22. Daniele Pietropolli (I), Team L.P.R., at 9:47
23. Francesco Bellotti (I), Barloworld, at 9:47
24. Manuel Garate Juan (Sp), Quick Step, at 9:51
25. Marco Pinotti (I), Team High Road, at 9:51
26. Luca Mazzanti (I), Tinkoff, at 9:52
27. Chris Sorensen (Den), CSC, at 9:52
28. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 9:53
29. Marzio Bruseghin (I), Lampre, at 9:54
30. Enrico Gasparotto (I), Barloworld, at 9:56
31. Andrey Mizourov (Kaz), Astana, at 9:59
32. Andrea Tonti (I), Quick Step, at 10:01
33. Gabriele Bosisio (I), Team L.P.R., at 10:01
34. Daniele Bennati (I), Liquigas, at 10:02
35. Rafael Cardenas Felix (Col), Barloworld, at 10:07
36. Gilberto Simoni (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 10:10
37. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, at 10:11
38. Denis Menchov (Rus), Rabobank, at 10:13
39. Antonio Colom Mas (Sp), Astana, at 10:13
40. José Rujano Guillen (Ven), Caisse d’Epargne, at 10:13
41. Alexander Efimkin (Rus), Quick Step, at 10:15
42. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Astana, at 10:16
43. Simon Spilak (Slo), Lampre, at 10:18
44. Evgeni Petrov (Rus), Tinkoff, at 10:19
45. M. Soler Juan (Col), Barloworld, at 10:21
46. Leonardo Piepoli (I), Saunier Duval, at 10:23
47. Broeck Jurgen Van Den (B), Silence-Lotto, at 10:27
48. Luis Pasamontes (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 10:27
49. Matthew Lloyd (Aus), Silence-Lotto, at 10:27
50. Sylvester Szmyd (POL), Lampre, at 10:28
51. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 10:28
52. Johannes Frohlinger (G), Gerolsteiner, at 10:29
53. Jussi Veikkanen (Fin), Francaise des Jeux, at 10:29
54. Emanuele Sella (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 10:34
55. Paolo Bettini (I), Quick Step, at 10:35
56. Mauricio A. Ardila Cano (Col), Rabobank, at 10:37
57. Tadej Valjavec (Slo), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 10:38
58. Eros Capecchi (I), Saunier Duval, at 10:43
59. Fortunato Baliani (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 10:45
60. Domenico Pozzovivo (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 10:45
61. Philip Deignan (Irl), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 10:58
62. Marlon A. Perez Arango (Col), Caisse d’Epargne, at 11:05
63. Wim Van Huffel (B), Silence-Lotto, at 11:05
64. Andrea Moletta (I), Gerolsteiner, at 11:09
65. Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col), CSF Group Navigare, at 11:11
66. Vladimir Karpets (Rus), Caisse d’Epargne, at 11:12
67. David Canada Gracia (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 11:13
68. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 11:18
69. Yoann Le Boulanger (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 11:19
70. José Ochoa Carlos (Ven), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 11:35
71. Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro), Liquigas, at 11:57
72. Francisco Perez Sanchez (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 12:05
73. Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz), Astana, at 12:18
74. Bingen Fernandez (Sp), Cofidis, at 12:19
75. Mikael Cherel (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 12:29
76. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 12:40
77. Alessandro Spezialetti (I), Team L.P.R., at 12:42
78. Michael Blaudzun (Den), CSC, at 13:13
79. Markel Irizar (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 13:18
80. Erik Zabel (G), Milram, at 13:24
81. Jure Golcer (Slo), Team L.P.R., at 13:40
82. Rinaldo Nocentini (I), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 14:28
83. Gabriele Missaglia (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 14:46
84. Joan Horrach Rippoll (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 15:33
85. Sergio Ghisalberti (I), Milram, at 15:38
86. Ryder Hesjedal (Can), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 15:42
87. Marco Velo (I), Milram, at 16:51
88. Paolo Bailetti (I), Team L.P.R., at 17:09
89. Ivan Velasco Murillo (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 17:18
90. Lilian Jegou (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 17:39
91. Theo Eltink (Ned), Rabobank, at 18:35
92. Serguei Klimov (Rus), Tinkoff, at 19:49
93. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 19:58
94. Kevin Seeldrayers (B), Quick Step, at 20:04
95. Frantisek Rabon (Cze), Team High Road, at 20:15
96. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, at 20:27
97. Hubert Schwab (Swi), Quick Step, at 20:55
98. Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus), Rabobank, at 21:04
99. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC, at 21:17
100. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, at 21:26
101. Alessandro Vanotti (I), Liquigas, at 21:32
102. Blaise Sonnery (F), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 21:41
103. Pablo Lastras Garcia (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne, at 22:16
104. Inigo Landaluze (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 22:16
105. Dionisio Galparsoro (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 22:19
106. Paolo Bossoni (I), Lampre, at 22:20
107. Fabio Sabatini (I), Milram, at 22:29
108. Gerben Lowik (Ned), Rabobank, at 23:34
109. Volker Ordowski (G), Gerolsteiner, at 24:04
110. Assan Bazayev (Kaz), Astana, at 24:45
111. Giairo Ermeti (I), Team L.P.R., at 25:01
112. Danilo Hondo (G), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 25:04
113. Nikolai Trussov (Rus), Tinkoff, at 25:20
114. Mirco Lorenzetto (I), Lampre, at 25:42
115. Guillaume Levarlet (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 25:48
116. Mickael Buffaz (F), Cofidis, at 25:49
117. Anders Lund (Den), CSC, at 26:01
118. Alexandre Usov (Blr), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 26:24
119. David Loosli (Swi), Lampre, at 26:43
120. Mauro Santambrogio (I), Lampre, at 26:49
121. Jose A. Benitez Roman (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 27:12
122. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr), Tinkoff, at 27:39
123. Pavel Brutt (Rus), Tinkoff, at 27:41
124. Steve Zampieri (Swi), Cofidis, at 27:56
125. Magnus Backstedt (Swe), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 27:57
126. Nicolas Hartmann (F), Cofidis, at 27:58
127. Tiziano Dall’antonia (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 28:13
128. Robert Forster (G), Gerolsteiner, at 28:14
129. Alessandro Bertolini (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 29:00
130. Fabio Baldato (I), Lampre, at 29:25
131. Thomas Fothen (G), Gerolsteiner, at 29:26
132. Filippo Savini (I), CSF Group Navigare, at 30:19
133. Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 30:22
134. Patrick Calcagni (Swi), Barloworld, at 30:25
135. Sven Krauss (G), Gerolsteiner, at 30:47
136. Addy Engels (Ned), Quick Step, at 30:55
137. Carlo Scognamiglio (I), Barloworld, at 32:19
138. Nicolas Rousseau (F), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 32:23
139. Dries Devenyns (B), Silence-Lotto, at 33:09
140. Mauro Facci (I), Quick Step, at 33:14
141. Raffaele Illiano (I), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, at 34:12
142. Adam Hansen (Aus), Team High Road, at 34:48
143. Tony Martin (G), Team High Road, at 34:50
144. Geraint Thomas (GB), Barloworld, at 34:53
145. Francis De Greef (B), Silence-Lotto, at 35:18
146. Damien Monier (F), Cofidis, at 35:48
147. Koldo Fernandez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 36:06
148. Dario Cataldo (I), Liquigas, at 36:39
149. Timothy Gudsell (NZ), Francaise des Jeux, at 37:14
150. Riccardo Chiarini (I), Team L.P.R., at 37:18
151. Mathieu Perget (F), Caisse d’Epargne, at 37:33
152. Yann Huguet (F), Cofidis, at 37:43
153. Alberto Ongarato (I), Milram, at 38:04
154. Alexander Serov (Rus), Tinkoff, at 38:29
155. Charles Wegelius (GB), Liquigas, at 38:58
156. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, at 39:20
157. Bram De Groot (Ned), Rabobank, at 39:57
158. Mark Cavendish (GB), Team High Road, at 40:24
159. Bradley Wiggins (GB), Team High Road, at 40:39
160. Laurent Mangel (F), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 40:57
161. Jérémy Roy (F), Francaise des Jeux, at 41:33
162. Josu Agirre (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 41:50
163. Matej Jurco (Svk), Milram, at 41:51
164. Robbie Mcewen (Aus), Silence-Lotto, at 41:55
165. Nick Gates (Aus), Silence-Lotto, at 42:20
166. Aitor Galdos Alonso (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 42:23
167. Oscar Gatto (I), Gerolsteiner, at 43:34
168. Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (MEX), CSF Group Navigare, at 43:50
169. Steven Cummings (GB), Barloworld, at 44:48
170. Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 44:54
171. André Greipel (G), Team High Road, at 44:57
172. Julian Dean (NZ), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 45:38
173. Kjell Carlstrom (Fin), Liquigas, at 46:09
174. Lander Aperribay (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 47:14
175. Luciano Pagliarini (BRA), Saunier Duval, at 47:43
176. Markus Eichler (G), Milram, at 47:43
177. Geert Steurs (B), Silence-Lotto, at 48:13
178. Steve Morabito (Swi), Astana, at 49:14
179. Alberto Loddo (I), Tinkoff, at 51:09
180. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 52:21
181. Rik Verbrugghe (B), Cofidis, at 52:34
182. Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr), Francaise des Jeux, at 52:39
183. Graeme Brown (Aus), Rabobank, at 53:14
184. Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus), Tinkoff, at 55:48
185. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat)), Saunier Duval, at 55:57
186. Christopher Sutton (Aus), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 58:57
187. Ermanno Capelli (I), Saunier Duval, at 1:04:06

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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