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Menchov wins stage 5; Di Luca in pink

  • By Andrew Hood
  • Published May. 13, 2009
  • Updated May. 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM EDT

By Andrew Hood

2009 Giro d’Italia – Stage 5: Menchov wins it.

Photo: Graham Watson

Wednesday’s short but explosive climbing stage across the heart of the Dolomiti lived up to its dramatic backdrop at the Giro d’Italia.
 
The serpentine 24.9km climb up the snow-choked Alpi di Suisi summit at the end of the 125km fifth stage played executioner for some big names and culled the list of would-be winners down to a baker’s dozen.
 
Denis Menchov (Rabobank) powered to an impressive victory ahead of Danilo Di Luca (LPR), who took consolation by slipping on the maglia rosa after crossing the line second at two seconds behind his Russian rival.

2009 Giro d’Italia

Stage 5: San Martino di Castrozza – Alpe di Siusi/Seiseralm
125km (67 miles)
Stage winner: Denis Menchov (Rabobank) in 3:15:22
Stage winner’s average speed: 38.4 kph (23.9 mph)
GC leader: Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes)
Points jersey: Allesandro Petacchi (LPR)
Climber’s jersey: Di Luca
Team GC leader: Astana
Most aggressive for the day: Thomas Voeckler
Best young rider: Thomas Lovkvist (Columbia-Highroad)
Previous stage winners/GC leaders
Stage 1: Team Columbia-Highroad/Cavendish
Stage 2: Petacchi/Mark Cavendish

Stage 3: Petacchi/Petacchi

Stage 4: Di Luca/Lovkvist

Up next: Stage 6
Thursday’s stage, from Bressanone/Brixen to Mayrhofen im Zillertal, ends in Austria, in the Tyrol. The 248km (133 mile) stage includes two significant climbs, but unlike the two preceding stages’ mountain-top finishes, this one wraps up with a descent and a flat run-in.

 
“Now we know who can win this Giro, but it’s far from over,” said Menchov, who climbed to fifth overall at 50 seconds back. “We knew today was a decisive stage and it was important to be at the front.”
 
Overnight leader Thomas Lovkvist gamely defended his pink jersey, sprinting to third in the stage and settling into second at just five seconds back. His Columbia-Highroad teammate Michael Rogers finished just behind the front group of seven in ninth at 22 seconds back to slot into third at 36 seconds back.
 
Just as he expected, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong (Astana) lost contact in his first major summit finish since retiring in 2005 and forfeited three minutes.
 
Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner ably carried the Astana flag and rode smartly in the elite group of seven to slot into the top 10 overall.
 
The Liquigas team of 2006 Giro winner Ivan Basso took control of the decisive second half of the final climb. Under pressure from Sylvester Smzyd and then Basso, the lead group quickly atrophied to seven riders.

2009 Giro d’Italia – Stage 5: Di Luca gets his jersey.

Photo: Graham Watson

 
Left in their wake were 2004 winner Damiano Cunego and last year’s podium man Marzio Bruseghin (Lampre) and 2000 winner Stefano Garzelli (Acqua e Sapone).
 
“I just couldn’t follow the rhythm,” said Cunego, who sank to 21st at 3:29 back. “The speed was too high for me and it seems now my GC hopes are not looking so good. The legs just couldn’t respond when it picked up. I can still try to win a stage or two, now I will have more freedom to move.”
 
Di Luca — back in the pink jersey for the first time since winning the 2007 Giro — promises to try to keep for as long as possible.
 
“Today was very hard and I knew it was one of the most important stages in the Giro. It was long, hard and steep, so it was important to be strong today,” Di Luca said. “It’s great to be back in the maglia rosa. I wanted it yesterday, but I knew if I could finish with the bonuses, I would be in pink. Our team is motivated to defend it.”
 
Menchov completes GT stage sweep 
Early in the stage group of seven attacked over the day’s first hurdle at the Cat. 2 Passo Rolle to build a 25-minute gap only to be duly reeled in before the big guns stepped center-stage.
 
Liquigas rider Sylvester Szymd pulled until 4.5km to gfo, leaving a who’s who list of victims in his wake. Also losing contact were 2000 winner Stefano Garzelli (Acqua e Sapone), Damiano Cunego (Lampre) and last year’s podium man Marzio Bruseghin (Lampre).
 
Basso took over and spun a web of pain, whittling down the lead pack to Basso, Di Luca, Carlos Sastre (Cervélo), Menchov, Thomas Lovkvist (Columbia-Highroad) and Horner and Leipheimer.
 
The seven leaders steamed up the final kilometers to the snow-choked Suisi summit. Carlos Sastre (Cervélo), the defending Tour de France champion, was the first to open up the charge to the line, trying to surprise the superior sprinters with a bolt out of the blue with 600 meters to go.
 
“I thought that the final 400 meters were flatter, so I tried, but Menchov passed me, along with Di Luca, and I didn’t have the strength to follow their wheels,” said Sastre, who trailed in seventh at 19 seconds back. “I lost a few seconds, which I hope will be insignificant considering how hard this Giro is. Today we’ve seen who the candidates for victory are.”

2009 Giro d’Italia – stage 5: Ivan Basso leads the select group.

Photo: Graham Watson

 
Chasing that down were Menchov and Di Luca, two riders with the most at stake. Di Luca knew he’d be in pink if he could distance Lovkvist and Menchov knew it was his best shot for a stage victory.
 
The lanky Russian has a tremendous ability to produce raw power at the end of mountain stages. He won a three-up sprint against Leipheimer and Floyd Landis in the 2006 Tour.
 
“When I went with 300m to go, I knew I was in perfect position to win,” said Menchov. “I didn’t know the climb. After such a hard climb, everyone is in the same conditions. This is one of my most special victories. To win today was important.”
 
Important on two counts: first, it completes the grand tour sweep for Menchov, who won a stage in the 2006 Tour and three Vuelta stages. Secondly, somewhat surprisingly, it’s the first-ever stage victory at the Giro for Rabobank.
 
With the victory and the 20-second time bonus, Menchov almost makes up for the time he lost in st age three and slots into fifth at 50 seconds back.
 
The 31-year-old — fifth in last year’s Giro and a winner at the Vuelta a Murcia in March — says he’s here to fight for the victory.
 
“I know that I am in good condition, better than last year,” Menchov said. “I’m here to try to win. This is a hard Giro, with a great international field. I want to do well.”
 

Mission accomplished for Leipheimer

With Armstrong riding behind the favorites, Leipheimer and Astana teammate Horner were floating in the front pack.
 
The Astana pair was more than happy to let Basso set the pace on the final steep kilometers.

2009 Giro d’Italia – Stage 5: Leipheimer is now in fourth place on GC.

Photo: Graham Watson

 
“Today was all about sticking in the pocket, staying on the wheel. We didn’t do anything, just follow the wheel,” Horner said. “We were looking for a good result today. Levi is there and he’s always a GC threat.”
 
Their effort was rewarded, with Leipheimer fifth and Horner sixth at nine seconds back, with Leipheimer slotting into fourth overall at 43 seconds back and Horner eighth at 1:17 back.
 
Leipheimer, who boasts podiums in both the Tour and Vuelta, revealed in fighting shape to make a run for the final podium or perhaps even more. Always calculating, Leipheimer knows that the real battle is just beginning and was content to let the weight of the race fall on Basso.
 
“There was no reason to attack. It was fast enough. I was for the most part comfortable. It’s just good for the morale,” Leipheimer said. “I have a hard time jumping when those guys jump with 400 meters to go. They have a really big acceleration. I cannot do that. It was hard, Ivan was strong, but with Di Luca and Menchov, these guys can go so fast.”

Horner was licking his lips when the reduced group came in with 600 meters to go, but the team car put the brakes on his stage-win hopes.
 
“We’ve got kind of a leash right now,” he said. “We don’t want to use any unnecessary energy. I think if we can stay calm, we’ll be good. Di Luca and Basso look good, but hopef ully their efforts from today will add up later on.”
 
As he’s already stated, Armstrong said he would help Leipheimer to try to win the Giro.
 
“I think Levi is one of the real favorites. If I were one of the Italian guys or favorites, I wouldn’t sleep well the night before Cinque Terre,” Armstrong said. “I’m pleased with where we are.” 
 

Armstrong loses three minutes

 
Armstrong has been saying since the start of the Giro that he’s not here to race to win, but his fans worldwide just didn’t want to believe it.

2009 Giro d’Italia – Stage 5: Armstrong struggled on the final climb.

Photo: Graham Watson

 
After hanging with the leaders Tuesday in his first mountain summit since retiring in 2005, the believers were hoping for a miracle.
 
Just hours before the stage started, Armstrong said he expected to lose two minutes. He was close. After getting gapped with about six kilometers to go, Armstrong came across the line 35th at 2:58 back.
 
“Like I said in the beginning, the first half is not going to be my half. I have to ride into the race and get my condition back after the accident. We’ll see what happens in the second half of the Giro,” Armstrong said at the line. “I cannot expect to be in the front. If I could have woken up this morning, snapped my finger and ridden away from everybody, I would have done that. I’d like that but it’s not realistic in 2009.”
 
All eyes were on the seven-time Tour champ when he started swinging at the back of the lead pack with seven kilometers to go.
 
With Liquigas cranking up the speed, topping 30kph on the 7-percent grades up the winding climb to Alpe di Suisi, the front group of 30 favorites was strung out and the chord finally broke for Armstrong with about six kilometers to go.
 
“I don’t have a problem with people riding away from me. I knew it was going to happen,” he said. “I just look around, find my guys and ride my tempo.” 
 
Surrounded by Astana teammates Janez Brajkovic, Chechu Rubiera and Dani Navarro, the quartet climbed together and limited their losses.

2009 Giro d’Italia – Stage 5: Armstrong lost three minutes by the finish.

Photo: Graham Watson

 
“We just started to ride our tempo and try to limit the losses. Maybe two minutes, but closer to three, but that’s OK,” Armstrong said. “It was a matter of finding the right rhythm, you find your threshold and hold it there.”
 
After two hard days in the Dolomites, Armstrong settles into 22nd overall at 3:34 back.
 
That’s too much time to be considered a GC threat, but Armstrong still has ambitions to win a stage. And with two more decisive time trials left on tap, he will likely be moving up in GC if his condition improves as the Giro unfolds.
 
“I didn’t come in with any big illusions. I knew I’d be minutes behind the best guys,” Armstrong said. “This is interesting, because this is the last uphill finish for awhile. There are a lot of days that are more tranquilo, then we have the big time trial, then we head south, so there will be more opportunities.”
 
Even far from the sharp end of the action, Armstrong was receiving huge cheers from the rabid Italian tifosi as they climbed in the vapors of the leaders.
 
The people were cheering as we went by as if we were winning,” said Rubiera. “Lance was setting the rhythm and once he recovered a bit, we were going faster. My job here is to help him. I follow him even on the downhills back to the team bus, because people jump out to take photos and get in the way. I am impressed with his condition, considering he broke his collarbone in Spain a month ago. He’ll be good at the Tour.”
 
Tomorrow’s stage: The 92nd Giro d’Italia continues Thursday with the monster, 248km sixth stage from Bressanone, Italy to Mayrhofen, Austria. The potential leg-breaker features two major climbs, including the Cat. 1 Hochkrimml at 203.3km. It’s a wild ride off the pass down a flat, 12km section to the finish. Non-threatening riders will be on the hunt for stage wins.

Please check back soon for complete results and photos by Graham Watson.

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Results

Stage 4 results

1. Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank, 125km in 3:15:24 (38.382kph)
2. Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 0:02
3. Thomas Lovkvist (SWE) Team Columbia – High Road at 0:05
4. Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas at 0:05
5. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana at 0:09
6. Christopher Horner (USA) Astana at 0:09
7. Carlos Sastre Candil (ESP) Cervelo Test Team at 0:19
8. David Arroyo Duran (ESP) Caisse D’epargne at 0:22
9. Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia – High Road at 0:22
10. Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE) Fuji-Servetto at 0:22
11. Laurens Ten Dam (NED) Rabobank at 0:24
12. M. Soler Juan (COL) Barloworld at 0:45
13. Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Liquigas at 0:47
14. Gilberto Simoni (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 0:47
15. Francesco Masciarelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 0:50
16. Tadej Valjavec (SLO) AG2R La Mondiale at 0:53
17. Kevin Seeldrayers (BEL) Quick Step at 1:08
18. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP) Caisse D’epargne at 1:17
19. Volodymir Gustov (UKR) Cervelo Test Team at 1:43
20. Rafael Cardenas Felix (COL) Barloworld at 1:47
21. Charles Wegelius (GBR) Silence-Lotto at 1:47
22. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Garmin – Slipstream at 1:47
23. Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 1:47
24. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (COL) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 1:54
25. Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Astana at 1:56
26. David Cioni Dario (ITA) ISD – Neri at 2:01
27. Thomas Rohregger (AUT) Team Milram at 2:05
28. Christopher Froome (KEN) Barloworld at 2:17
29. Jackson Rodriguez (VEN) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 2:17
30. Marzio Bruseghin (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 2:26
31. Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR) Team Columbia – High Road at 2:28
32. Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 2:39
33. Jure Golcer (SLO) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 2:47
34. Jose’ Luis Rubiera Vigil (ESP) Astana at 2:58
35. Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana at 2:58
36. Dario Cataldo (ITA) Quick Step at 2:58
37. Janez Brajkovic (SLO) Astana at 2:58
38. Daniel Navarro Garcia (ESP) Astana at 2:58
39. Ytting Bak Lars (DEN) Team Saxo Bank at 2:58
40. Lee Augustyn John (RSA) Barloworld at 2:58
41. Leonardo Bertagnolli (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 2:58
42. Francis De Greef (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 2:58
43. Marcos Garcia (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 3:16
44. Evgeni Petrov (RUS) Team Katusha at 3:48
45. Marco Marzano (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 4:12
46. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Caisse D’epargne at 4:12
47. Serge Pauwels (BEL) Cervelo Test Team at 4:21
48. Michele Scarponi (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 4:46
49. Dmytro Grabovskyy (UKR) ISD – Neri at 4:46
50. Sylvester Szmyd (POL) Liquigas at 5:13
51. Blaise Sonnery (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 5:24
52. Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 5:24
53. Eduard Vorganov (RUS) Xacobeo Galicia at 5:24
54. Andrey Zeits (KAZ) Astana at 5:24
55. Stefano Garzelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 5:24
56. Andriy Grivko (UKR) ISD – Neri at 5:36
57. Simon Gerrans (AUS) Cervelo Test Team at 5:42
58. Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (COL) Rabobank at 5:42
59. Philip Deignan (IRL) Cervelo Test Team at 5:42
60. Ignatas Konovalovas (LTU) Cervelo Test Team at 5:42
61. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia – High Road at 5:55
62. Massimo Codol (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 6:31
63. Jose’ Ochoa Carlos (VEN) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 7:07
64. Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank at 7:19
65. Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 7:33
66. Dries Devenyns (BEL) Quick Step at 8:01
67. Ricardo Serrano (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 9:38
68. Johann Tschopp (SUI) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 9:43
69. Guillaume Bonnafond (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 9:43
70. Pablo Lastras Garcia (ESP) Caisse D’epargne at 9:43
71. Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia – High Road at 9:43
72. Angel Gomez Gomez (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 9:43
73. Morris Possoni (ITA) Team Columbia – High Road at 9:43
74. Rubens Bertogliati (SUI) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 9:43
75. Giampaolo Cheula (ITA) Barloworld at 9:43
76. David Lopez Garcia (ESP) Caisse D’epargne at 9:43
77. Ruslan Pidgornyy (UKR) ISD – Neri at 9:57
78. Maarten Tjallingii (NED) Rabobank at 10:04
79. Jurgen Van Goolen (BEL) Team Saxo Bank at 10:18
80. Iker Camano Ortuzar (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 10:18
81. Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 10:38
82. Alexander Efimkin (RUS) AG2R La Mondiale at 10:48
83. Alessandro Spezialetti (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 11:03
84. Daniele Pietropolli (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 11:03
85. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 11:03
86. Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 11:20
87. Iban Mayoz Echeverria (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 11:38
88. Vladimir Miholjevic (CRO) Liquigas at 12:05
89. Valerio Agnoli (ITA) Liquigas at 12:05
90. Bartosz Huzarski (POL) ISD – Neri at 12:46
91. Eros Capecchi (ITA) Fuji-Servetto at 12:46
92. Giovanni Visconti (ITA) ISD – Neri at 12:46
93. Luca Mazzanti (ITA) Team Katusha at 13:48
94. Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Team Katusha at 13:48
95. Christophe Brandt (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 13:48
96. Kjell Carlstrom (FIN) Liquigas at 13:48
97. Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin – Slipstream at 13:48
98. David Millar (GBR) Garmin – Slipstream at 13:48
99. Gorazd Stangelj (SLO) Liquigas at 13:48
100. Matthieu Sprick (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 13:48
101. Tom Stamsnijder (NED) Rabobank at 13:48
102. Markus Fothen (GER) Team Milram at 13:48
103. Alberto Fernandez Ramos (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 13:48
104. Bjorn Schroder (GER) Team Milram at 13:48
105. Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 14:20
106. Andrea Masciarelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 15:46
107. Serguei Klimov (RUS) Team Katusha at 15:46
108. Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR) AG2R La Mondiale at 15:46
109. Renaud Dion (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 15:46
110. Julien Belgy (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 15:46
111. Martin Muller (GER) Team Milram at 15:46
112. Jens Voigt (GER) Team Saxo Bank at 15:46
113. Manuele Mori (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 15:50
114. Alessandro Donati (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 15:52
115. Alexander Serov (RUS) Team Katusha at 15:52
116. Francesco Failli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 15:52
117. Steve Chainel (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 15:52
118. Dmitry Kozontchuk (RUS) Rabobank at 15:52
119. Steve Morabito (SUI) Astana at 15:52
120. Nikita Eskov (RUS) Team Katusha at 15:52
121. Francesco Bellotti (ITA) Barloworld at 15:52
122. Jonas Ljungblad (SWE) Silence-Lotto at 15:52
123. Kevin Hulsmans (BEL) Quick Step at 15:52
124. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 15:52
125. Guillaume Le Floch (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 15:52
126. Ronny Scholz (GER) Team Milram at 15:52
127. Leonardo Scarselli (ITA) ISD – Neri at 15:52
128. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) Caisse D’epargne at 15:52
129. Hector Gonzalez Baeza (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 16:03
130. Mauro Da Dalto (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 16:53
131. Manuel Quinziato (ITA) Liquigas at 16:53
132. Mauro Facci (ITA) Quick Step at 16:53
133. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA) Liquigas at 16:53
134. Luca Barla (ITA) Team Milram at 16:53
135. Davide Malacarne (ITA) Quick Step at 16:53
136. Pedro Horrillo Munoz (ESP) Rabobank at 16:53
137. Charles Senac Jean (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 16:53
138. Olivier Kaisen (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 16:53
139. Bram De Groot (NED) Rabobank at 16:53
140. Daniel Lloyd (GBR) Cervelo Test Team at 16:53
141. Matteo Bono (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 16:53
142. Ian Stannard (GBR) ISD – Neri at 16:53
143. Allan Davis (AUS) Quick Step at 16:53
144. Matteo Montaguti (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 16:53
145. Thomas Fothen (GER) Team Milram at 16:53
146. Harley Goss Matthew (AUS) Team Saxo Bank at 16:53
147. Kasper Klostergaard (DEN) Team Saxo Bank at 16:53
148. Gonzalo Rabunal Rios (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 16:53
149. Giuseppe Palumbo (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 16:53
150. Dario Andriotto (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 16:53
151. Gustavo Cesar Veloso (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 16:53
152. Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld at 16:53
153. Oscar Gatto (ITA) ISD – Neri at 16:53
154. Delio Fernandez Cruz (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 16:53
155. Jesus Del Nero (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 16:53
156. Paolo Longo Borghini (ITA) Barloworld at 16:53
157. Diego Caccia (ITA) Barloworld at 16:53
158. Mathieu Perget (FRA) Caisse D’epargne at 16:53
159. Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) Team Katusha at 16:53
160. Sebastien Hinault (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 16:53
161. Anders Lund (DEN) Team Saxo Bank at 16:53
162. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Slipstream at 16:53
163. Robert Forster (GER) Team Milram at 16:53
164. Pieter Jacobs (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 16:53
165. Ben Swift (GBR) Team Katusha at 16:53
166. Anthony Charteau (FRA) Caisse D’epargne at 16:53
167. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS) Xacobeo Galicia at 16:53
168. David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin – Slipstream at 16:53
169. Francesco Reda (ITA) Quick Step at 16:53
170. Addy Engels (NED) Quick Step at 16:53
171. Francesco De Bonis (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 16:53
172. Danny Pate (USA) Garmin – Slipstream at 16:53
173. Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team at 16:53
174. Serafin Martinez Acevedo (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 16:53
175. Ruggero Marzoli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 16:53
176. Evgeny Sokolov (RUS) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 16:53
177. Cameron Meyer (AUS) Garmin – Slipstream at 16:53
178. Jeremy Hunt (GBR) Cervelo Test Team at 16:53
179. Julian Dean (NZL) Garmin – Slipstream at 16:53
180. Yohann Gene (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 16:53
181. Giairo Ermeti (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 16:53
182. Bart Dockx (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 16:53
183. Jos Van Emden (NED) Rabobank at 17:19
184. Jose’ Haedo Juan (ARG) Team Saxo Bank at 17:48
185. Pavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha at 17:48
186. Riccardo Chiarini (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 17:48
187. Michael Barry (CAN) Team Columbia – High Road at 17:48
188. Julien Loubet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 17:48
189. Davide Vigano (ITA) Fuji-Servetto at 17:48
190. Alessandro Bertolini (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 17:48
191. Mark Renshaw (AUS) Team Columbia – High Road at 17:48
192. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia – High Road at 17:48
193. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team Saxo Bank at 17:48
194. Said Haddou (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 17:48

GC standings | Click for TOP

1. Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini
2. Thomas Lovkvist (SWE) Team Columbia – High Road at 0:05
3. Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia – High Road at 0:36
4. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana at 0:43
5. Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank at 0:50
6. Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas at 1:06
7. Carlos Sastre Candil (ESP) Cervelo Test Team at 1:16
8. Christopher Horner (USA) Astana at 1:17
9. Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Liquigas at 1:27
10. David Arroyo Duran (ESP) Caisse D’epargne at 1:41
11. Gilberto Simoni (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 2:01
12. Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Astana at 2:30
13. Tadej Valjavec (SLO) AG2R La Mondiale at 2:36
14. Laurens Ten Dam (NED) Rabobank at 2:41
15. Kevin Seeldrayers (BEL) Quick Step at 2:49
16. Rafael Cardenas Felix (COL) Barloworld at 2:55
17. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP) Caisse D’epargne at 3:01
18. Thomas Rohregger (AUT) Team Milram at 3:15
19. Marzio Bruseghin (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 3:16
20. Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 3:21
21. Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 3:29
22. Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana at 3:34
23. Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR) Team Columbia – High Road at 3:35
24. Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE) Fuji-Servetto at 3:51
25. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Garmin – Slipstream at 3:58
26. M. Soler Juan (COL) Barloworld at 4:01
27. Jackson Rodriguez (VEN) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 4:10
28. Lee Augustyn John (RSA) Barloworld at 4:26
29. Leonardo Bertagnolli (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 4:31
30. Daniel Navarro Garcia (ESP) Astana at 4:38
31. Francesco Masciarelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 4:39
32. Christopher Froome (KEN) Barloworld at 5:03
33. David Cioni Dario (ITA) ISD – Neri at 5:09
34. Janez Brajkovic (SLO) Astana at 5:12
35. Evgeni Petrov (RUS) Team Katusha at 5:45
36. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (COL) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 5:47
37. Volodymir Gustov (UKR) Cervelo Test Team at 5:58
38. Michele Scarponi (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 6:19
39. Ytting Bak Lars (DEN) Team Saxo Bank at 6:30
40. Stefano Garzelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 6:41
41. Francis De Greef (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 7:26
42. Dario Cataldo (ITA) Quick Step at 7:34
43. Jose’ Luis Rubiera Vigil (ESP) Astana at 7:46
44. Andriy Grivko (UKR) ISD – Neri at 7:56
45. Charles Wegelius (GBR) Silence-Lotto at 8:02
46. Eduard Vorganov (RUS) Xacobeo Galicia at 8:22
47. Dmytro Grabovskyy (UKR) ISD – Neri at 8:23
48. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia – High Road at 9:27
49. Sylvester Szmyd (POL) Liquigas at 9:52
50. Marco Marzano (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 10:05
51. Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 10:27
52. Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 10:58
53. Simon Gerrans (AUS) Cervelo Test Team at 11:26
54. Andrey Zeits (KAZ) Astana at 12:24
55. Massimo Codol (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 12:27
56. Jose’ Ochoa Carlos (VEN) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 12:32
57. Ignatas Konovalovas (LTU) Cervelo Test Team at 12:41
58. Serge Pauwels (BEL) Cervelo Test Team at 12:43
59. Blaise Sonnery (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 12:59
60. Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (COL) Rabobank at 14:09
61. David Lopez Garcia (ESP) Caisse D’epargne at 14:09
62. Ruslan Pidgornyy (UKR) ISD – Neri at 14:15
63. Dries Devenyns (BEL) Quick Step at 15:02
64. Giovanni Visconti (ITA) ISD – Neri at 15:43
65. Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank at 15:49
66. Pablo Lastras Garcia (ESP) Caisse D’epargne at 16:10
67. Rubens Bertogliati (SUI) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 16:49
68. Philip Deignan (IRL) Cervelo Test Team at 17:33
69. Eros Capecchi (ITA) Fuji-Servetto at 17:44
70. Daniele Pietropolli (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 17:47
71. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 18:01
72. Luca Mazzanti (ITA) Team Katusha at 18:03
73. Johann Tschopp (SUI) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 18:09
74. Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 18:11
75. Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 18:13
76. Jure Golcer (SLO) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 18:47
77. Angel Gomez Gomez (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 19:35
78. Marcos Garcia (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 19:38
79. Vladimir Miholjevic (CRO) Liquigas at 19:42
80. Markus Fothen (GER) Team Milram at 20:24
81. Iker Camano Ortuzar (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 20:28
82. Guillaume Bonnafond (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 22:19
83. Alexander Efimkin (RUS) AG2R La Mondiale at 22:19
84. Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Team Katusha at 22:21
85. Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia – High Road at 22:23
86. Ruggero Marzoli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 23:01
87. Jens Voigt (GER) Team Saxo Bank at 23:09
88. Alessandro Spezialetti (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 23:22
89. Valerio Agnoli (ITA) Liquigas at 23:23
90. Iban Mayoz Echeverria (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 23:28
91. Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 23:44
92. Christophe Brandt (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 23:51
93. Maarten Tjallingii (NED) Rabobank at 24:13
94. Giampaolo Cheula (ITA) Barloworld at 24:15
95. Manuele Mori (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 24:55
96. Francesco De Bonis (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 25:43
97. Bartosz Huzarski (POL) ISD – Neri at 26:29
98. Gorazd Stangelj (SLO) Liquigas at 27:29
99. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Caisse D’epargne at 27:37
100. Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin – Slipstream at 27:59
101. Hector Gonzalez Baeza (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 28:22
102. Tom Stamsnijder (NED) Rabobank at 28:31
103. Nikita Eskov (RUS) Team Katusha at 28:33
104. Kjell Carlstrom (FIN) Liquigas at 28:45
105. Andrea Masciarelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 29:24
106. Dmitry Kozontchuk (RUS) Rabobank at 30:24
107. Francesco Bellotti (ITA) Barloworld at 30:29
108. Davide Malacarne (ITA) Quick Step at 30:49
109. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) Caisse D’epargne at 33:05
110. Ronny Scholz (GER) Team Milram at 34:09
111. Matteo Bono (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 34:19
112. Kevin Hulsmans (BEL) Quick Step at 34:21
113. Serafin Martinez Acevedo (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 34:23
114. Cameron Meyer (AUS) Garmin – Slipstream at 34:45
115. Jurgen Van Goolen (BEL) Team Saxo Bank at 35:31
116. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 35:32
117. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Slipstream at 36:41
118. Oscar Gatto (ITA) ISD – Neri at 37:28
119. Matthieu Sprick (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 37:50
120. Addy Engels (NED) Quick Step at 37:56
121. Serguei Klimov (RUS) Team Katusha at 38:02
122. Francesco Failli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 38:15
123. David Millar (GBR) Garmin – Slipstream at 38:28
124. Morris Possoni (ITA) Team Columbia – High Road at 38:38
125. Mauro Da Dalto (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C at 38:44
126. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia – High Road at 38:57
127. Renaud Dion (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 38:57
128. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA) Liquigas at 39:20
129. Guillaume Le Floch (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 39:20
130. Harley Goss Matthew (AUS) Team Saxo Bank at 39:24
131. Matteo Montaguti (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 39:29
132. Allan Davis (AUS) Quick Step at 39:30
133. Giairo Ermeti (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 39:42
134. Mauro Facci (ITA) Quick Step at 39:43
135. Julien Belgy (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 39:51
136. Manuel Quinziato (ITA) Liquigas at 40:06
137. Jonas Ljungblad (SWE) Silence-Lotto at 40:15
138. Anthony Charteau (FRA) Caisse D’epargne at 40:18
139. Alexander Serov (RUS) Team Katusha at 40:19
140. Thomas Fothen (GER) Team Milram at 40:30
141. Pavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha at 40:35
142. Riccardo Chiarini (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini at 40:58
143. Giuseppe Palumbo (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 41:03
144. Ben Swift (GBR) Team Katusha at 41:07
145. Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team at 41:09
146. Alessandro Donati (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 41:14
147. Luca Barla (ITA) Team Milram at 41:34
148. Anders Lund (DEN) Team Saxo Bank at 41:37
149. Ian Stannard (GBR) ISD – Neri at 41:38
150. Pieter Jacobs (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 41:52
151. Yohann Gene (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 41:52
152. Bram De Groot (NED) Rabobank at 41:53
153. Mark Renshaw (AUS) Team Columbia – High Road at 42:16
154. Bjorn Schroder (GER) Team Milram at 42:16
155. Daniel Lloyd (GBR) Cervelo Test Team at 42:33
156. Francesco Reda (ITA) Quick Step at 42:34
157. David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin – Slipstream at 42:38
158. Danny Pate (USA) Garmin – Slipstream at 42:51
159. Jose’ Haedo Juan (ARG) Team Saxo Bank at 42:52
160. Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR) AG2R La Mondiale at 43:12
161. Steve Chainel (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 43:17
162. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team Saxo Bank at 43:23
163. Julian Dean (NZL) Garmin – Slipstream at 43:31
164. Davide Vigano (ITA) Fuji-Servetto at 43:33
165. Jesus Del Nero (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 43:37
166. Pedro Horrillo Munoz (ESP) Rabobank at 44:19
167. Jos Van Emden (NED) Rabobank at 44:27
168. Steve Morabito (SUI) Astana at 44:35
169. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS) Xacobeo Galicia at 44:56
170. Ricardo Serrano (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 44:57
171. Diego Caccia (ITA) Barloworld at 45:01
172. Paolo Longo Borghini (ITA) Barloworld at 45:15
173. Delio Fernandez Cruz (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 45:23
174. Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld at 45:30
175. Alessandro Bertolini (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli at 46:31
176. Kasper Klostergaard (DEN) Team Saxo Bank at 46:41
177. Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) Team Katusha at 46:52
178. Martin Muller (GER) Team Milram at 47:53
179. Jeremy Hunt (GBR) Cervelo Test Team at 48:42
180. Alberto Fernandez Ramos (ESP) Fuji-Servetto at 49:27
181. Robert Forster (GER) Team Milram at 49:33
182. Gonzalo Rabunal Rios (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 49:46
183. Gustavo Cesar Veloso (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia at 49:48
184. Leonardo Scarselli (ITA) ISD – Neri at 49:49
185. Sebastien Hinault (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 50:04
186. Said Haddou (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 50:41
187. Michael Barry (CAN) Team Columbia – High Road at 50:54
188. Evgeny Sokolov (RUS) Bbox Bouygues Telecom at 51:00
189. Olivier Kaisen (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 51:14
190. Dario Andriotto (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo at 52:16
191. Charles Senac Jean (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 52:21
192. Julien Loubet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale at 52:29
193. Mathieu Perget (FRA) Caisse D’epargne at 54:10
194. Bart Dockx (BEL) Silence-Lotto at 55:02

Best young rider standings | Click for TOP
1. Thomas Lovkvist (SWE) Team Columbia – High Road in 16:20:49
2. Kevin Seeldrayers (BEL) Quick Step in 16:23:33 at 2:44
3. Jackson Rodriguez (VEN) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli in 16:24:54 at 4:05
4. Lee Augustyn John (RSA) Barloworld in 16:25:10 at 4:21
5. Francesco Masciarelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo in 16:25:23 at 4:34
6. Christopher Froome (KEN) Barloworld in 16:25:47 at 4:58
7. Francis De Greef (BEL) Silence-Lotto in 16:28:10 at 7:21
8. Dario Cataldo (ITA) Quick Step in 16:28:18 at 7:29
9. Dmytro Grabovskyy (UKR) ISD – Neri in 16:29:07 at 8:18
10. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia – High Road in 16:30:11 at 9:22
11. Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Silence-Lotto in 16:31:42 at 10:53
12. Andrey Zeits (KAZ) Astana in 16:33:08 at 12:19
13. Ignatas Konovalovas (LTU) Cervelo Test Team in 16:33:25 at 12:36
14. Blaise Sonnery (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale in 16:33:43 at 12:54
15. Eros Capecchi (ITA) Fuji-Servetto in 16:38:28 at 17:39
16. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C in 16:38:45 at 17:56
17. Marcos Garcia (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia in 16:40:22 at 19:33
18. Guillaume Bonnafond (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale in 16:43:03 at 22:14
19. Valerio Agnoli (ITA) Liquigas in 16:44:07 at 23:18
20. Hector Gonzalez Baeza (ESP) Fuji-Servetto in 16:49:06 at 28:17
21. Tom Stamsnijder (NED) Rabobank in 16:49:15 at 28:26
22. Dmitry Kozontchuk (RUS) Rabobank in 16:51:08 at 30:19
23. Davide Malacarne (ITA) Quick Step in 16:51:33 at 30:44
24. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) Caisse D’epargne in 16:53:49 at 33:00
25. Serafin Martinez Acevedo (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia in 16:55:07 at 34:18
26. Cameron Meyer (AUS) Garmin – Slipstream in 16:55:29 at 34:40
27. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Slipstream in 16:57:25 at 36:36
28. Oscar Gatto (ITA) ISD – Neri in 16:58:12 at 37:23
29. Morris Possoni (ITA) Team Columbia – High Road in 16:59:22 at 38:33
30. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia – High Road in 16:59:41 at 38:52
31. Guillaume Le Floch (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom in 17:00:04 at 39:15
32. Harley Goss Matthew (AUS) Team Saxo Bank in 17:00:08 at 39:19
33. Matteo Montaguti (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini in 17:00:13 at 39:24
34. Riccardo Chiarini (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini in 17:01:42 at 40:53
35. Ben Swift (GBR) Team Katusha in 17:01:51 at 41:02
36. Luca Barla (ITA) Team Milram in 17:02:18 at 41:29
37. Anders Lund (DEN) Team Saxo Bank in 17:02:21 at 41:32
38. Ian Stannard (GBR) ISD – Neri in 17:02:22 at 41:33
39. Pieter Jacobs (BEL) Silence-Lotto in 17:02:36 at 41:47
40. Davide Vigano (ITA) Fuji-Servetto in 17:04:17 at 43:28
41. Jos Van Emden (NED) Rabobank in 17:05:11 at 44:22
42. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS) Xacobeo Galicia in 17:05:40 at 44:51
43. Delio Fernandez Cruz (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia in 17:06:07 at 45:18
44. Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) Team Katusha in 17:07:36 at 46:47
45. Alberto Fernandez Ramos (ESP) Fuji-Servetto in 17:10:11 at 49:22
46. Gonzalo Rabunal Rios (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia in 17:10:30 at 49:41
47. Evgeny Sokolov (RUS) Bbox Bouygues Telecom in 17:11:44 at 50:55
48. Charles Senac Jean (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale in 17:13:05 at 52:16
49. Julien Loubet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale in 17:13:13 at 52:24
50. Mathieu Perget (FRA) Caisse D’epargne in 17:14:54 at 54:05

Mountain standings | Click for TOP
1. Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini 25 points
2. Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 15 points
3. Stefano Garzelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo 10 points
4. Thomas Lovkvist (SWE) Team Columbia – High Road 6 points
5. Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Liquigas 6 points
6. Jose’ Ochoa Carlos (VEN) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 5 points
7. Francesco Bellotti (ITA) Barloworld 5 points
8. Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas 4 points
9. M. Soler Juan (COL) Barloworld 4 points
10. Mauro Facci (ITA) Quick Step 3 points
11. Eros Capecchi (ITA) Fuji-Servetto 3 points
12. Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 3 points
13. Francesco De Bonis (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 3 points
14. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 2 points
15. Gilberto Simoni (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 2 points
16. Bjorn Schroder (GER) Team Milram 2 points
17. Andriy Grivko (UKR) ISD – Neri 1 points
18. Jens Voigt (GER) Team Saxo Bank 1 points
19. Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR) AG2R La Mondiale 1 points

Points standings | Click for TOP
1. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini 51 points
2. Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini 49 points
3. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Slipstream 38 points
4. Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 32 points
5. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C 28 points
6. Stefano Garzelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo 26 points
7. Thomas Lovkvist (SWE) Team Columbia – High Road 25 points
8. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia – High Road 24 points
9. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 22 points
10. Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas 22 points
11. Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Liquigas 19 points
12. M. Soler Juan (COL) Barloworld 18 points
13. Davide Vigano (ITA) Fuji-Servetto 16 points
14. Ben Swift (GBR) Team Katusha 16 points
15. Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia – High Road 15 points
16. Christopher Horner (USA) Astana 14 points
17. David Arroyo Duran (ESP) Caisse D’epargne 14 points
18. Gilberto Simoni (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 14 points
19. Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C 14 points
20. Dario Cataldo (ITA) Quick Step 14 points
21. Oscar Gatto (ITA) ISD – Neri 14 points
22. Allan Davis (AUS) Quick Step 14 points
23. Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Silence-Lotto 10 points
24. Carlos Sastre Candil (ESP) Cervelo Test Team 9 points
25. Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 8 points
26. Giuseppe Palumbo (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo 8 points
27. Leonardo Scarselli (ITA) ISD – Neri 8 points
28. Jens Voigt (GER) Team Saxo Bank 7 points
29. Manuele Mori (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C 7 points
30. Anders Lund (DEN) Team Saxo Bank 7 points
31. Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE) Fuji-Servetto 6 points
32. Dries Devenyns (BEL) Quick Step 6 points
33. Daniele Pietropolli (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini 6 points
34. Francesco Bellotti (ITA) Barloworld 6 points
35. Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) Team Katusha 6 points
36. Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Astana 5 points
37. Laurens Ten Dam (NED) Rabobank 5 points
38. Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C 5 points
39. Thomas Fothen (GER) Team Milram 5 points
40. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (COL) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 4 points
41. Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR) AG2R La Mondiale 4 points
42. Paolo Longo Borghini (ITA) Barloworld 4 points
43. Tadej Valjavec (SLO) AG2R La Mondiale 3 points
44. Jackson Rodriguez (VEN) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 3 points
45. Giovanni Visconti (ITA) ISD – Neri 3 points
46. Francesco De Bonis (ITA) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 3 points
47. Bjorn Schroder (GER) Team Milram 3 points
48. Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld 3 points
49. Eduard Vorganov (RUS) Xacobeo Galicia 2 points
50. Eros Capecchi (ITA) Fuji-Servetto 2 points
51. Serafin Martinez Acevedo (ESP) Xacobeo Galicia 2 points
52. Mauro Facci (ITA) Quick Step 2 points
53. Steve Chainel (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2 points
54. Thomas Rohregger (AUT) Team Milram 1 points
55. Marzio Bruseghin (ITA) Lampre – N.G.C 1 points
56. Francesco Masciarelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone – Caffe Mokambo 1 points
57. Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (COL) Rabobank 1 points
58. Riccardo Chiarini (ITA) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini 1 points
59. Ian Stannard (GBR) ISD – Neri 1 points

Team GC standings | Click for TOP
1. Astana in 48:21:36
2. Team Columbia – High Road in 48:22:07 at 0:31
3. Barloworld in 48:25:11 at 3:35
4. S.diquigiovanni – Androni Gioc. in 48:25:25 at 3:49
5. Caisse D’epargne in 48:27:40 at 6:04
6. Liquigas-Doimo in 48:27:44 at 6:08
7. Lpr Brakes – Farnese Vini in 48:28:59 at 7:23
8. Lampre – Ngc in 48:30:10 at 8:34
9. Cervelo Test Team in 48:30:24 at 8:48
10. Silence – Lotto in 48:34:54 at 13:18
11. Rabobank in 48:35:16 at 13:40
12. Isd-Neri in 48:35:45 at 14:09
13. Acqua & Sapone – Caffe’ Mokambo in 48:36:35 at 14:59
14. Quickstep in 48:39:51 at 18:15
15. Ag2r La Mondiale in 48:47:03 at 25:27
16. Fuji – Servetto in 48:47:39 at 26:03
17. Team Saxo Bank in 48:51:41 at 30:05
18. Xacobeo Galicia in 48:57:07 at 35:31
19. Team Katusha in 49:01:58 at 40:22
20. Team Milram in 49:05:58 at 44:22
21. Garmin – Slipstream in 49:13:35 at 51:59
22. Bbox Bouygues Telecom in 49:25:04 at 1:03:28

FILED UNDER: Giro d'Italia / News / 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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