Giro Notebook, Stage 21: Cav says Giro has killed him; Phinney’s unplanned detour

  • By Andrew Hood
  • Published May. 27, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM EDT

Race notes

The jerseys
Stage winner: Marco Pinotti (BMC Racing)
Pink leader: Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) won Canada’s first grand tour, by 16 seconds over Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha). Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) knocked Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) off the final podium, finishing third.
Blue mountains: Matteo Rabottini (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) won the KOM jersey
Red points: Rodríguez won the points jersey ahead of Mark Cavendish (Sky), 139-138
White youth: Rigoberto Urán (Sky) finished seventh overall and won the best young rider’s competition

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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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