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90th Giro d'Italia - Team Classifications & Photo Gallery
 
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 6/7/2007
90th Giro d'Italia - Team Classifications & Photo Gallery
 

90th Giro d'Italia - Team Classifications & Photo Gallery
D.S.'s Matteo and Pietro Algeri led the "Red Birds" Saunier Duval/Prodir to an outstanding performance at the Giro as the Top Team. Giuseppe Saronni's Lampre/Fondital lads rode a consistent race to win the Super Team Classification based on points.


The "Red Birds" of Saunier Duval Prodir celebrate Photo c. Team Saunier Duval/Prodir

The Saunier Duval team in the yellow jerseys may not have won the Maglia Rosa but the squad could leave finished the Giro with a record of a strong performance this year and collected the the well-deserved overall leadership in the Team General Classification, this was their first triumph as a team in one of the Grand Tours.


The Four Aces of Saunier Duval, Stage winners: Iban Mayo, Leonardo Piepoli, Ricardo Ricc˛ and Gilberto Simoni. Photo c. Team Saunier Duval/Prodir

But the spoils of war didn't end there for the team coached by Matteo and Pietro Algeri, the team scored  individual accomplishments too: four stage wins Leonardo Piepoli (stage 10), Riccardo Ricc˛ (stage 15), Gilberto Simoni on the Zoncolan (stage 17), and a return to glory by Iban Mayo (stage 19)- and six second spots, two men among the top ten G.C.: Simoni, 4th, and Ricc˛, 6th, second place for Ricc˛ in the Young Rider Classification, and Piepoli┤s "Maglia Verde" in the King of the Mountains competition.

In an after Giro press release the team were quick to acknowledge their technical sponsors, "Thanks to the meticulous work carried out by the team's mechanics and the outstanding quality of their equipment, there weren't any technical problems during the Italian tour's three weeks. The mechanics didn't get out of the car throughout the entire 3,400-km long race, and Saunier Duval/Prodir suffered ZERO punctures in Italy! Thanks to their magnificent job, our mechanics and partners have been the final GC leaders in their own category."

90th GIRO DĺITALIA Results
 4. Simoni (SDP) at 3:15; 6. Ricc˛ (SDP) at 7:00; 14. Piepoli (SDP) at 17:40; 38. Mayo (SDP) at 1:12:01; 59. Ca˝ada (SDP) at 1:50:08; 80. "Litu" Gˇmez (SDP) at 2:15:36; 117. Belohvosciks (SDP) at 2:59:02.

As a result the team climbed a few steps higher in the UCI ProTour Team Ranking to third behind Team CSC and Liquigas in the leading positions.


Lampre/Fondital in the stage 1 time trial. Photo c. Lampre/Fondital

Super Team Classification
Lampre/
Fondital

Giuseppe Saronni's lads in the blu and fuscia jerseys led by former Giro winner Damiano Cunego won the Super Team Classification based on cumulative points that tipped the scales with 44 points over Liquigas and Ceramica Panaria/Navigaria.

A consistent showing in the daily classifications of the Lampre team and especially Marzio Bruseghin (8th), a stage win and several top ten finishes including 5th in the Stage 20 time trial by Danilo Napolitano, Damiano who finished fifth on the G.C. veteran Paxti Villa finished 15th to give the lads three riders in the top 15.


Stage 1 Team Time Trial Podium. Enrico Gasparotto was the first recipient of the Maglia Rosa as his sprinters instincts took over and he led the team sprinting to the finish. But it didn't take long for Enrico to pass it on to Danilo Di Luca the final winner of the jersey. Gasparatto could switch into the best young riders Maglia Bianca a competition he finished in 24th in Milan. Photo c. Fotoreporter Sirotti

Liquigas and Danilo Di Luca rode a consistent and tactically strong race from the start of the Team Time Trial which they won over Astana by 13 seconds and time trial powerhouse and number one ranked team CSC by 30 seconds. From that day on Team Liquigas only relinquished the Maglia Rosa for three days to T-Mobiles Marco Pinotti after a brilliant attack on the first mountains test to catapult into the race lead.

Teams General Classification
1 SAUNIER DUVAL - PRODIR 278:11:31 0:00
2 LIQUIGAS 278:15:24 3:53
3 LAMPRE - FONDITAL 278:17:37 6:06


Gilberto on the final podium. Photo c. Team Saunier Duval/Prodir

4 ASTANA 278:18:27 6:56
5 CERAMICA PANARIA/NAVIGARE 278:21:46 10:15
6 ACQUA & SAPONE/CAFFE' MOKAMBO 279:13:57 1:02:26
7 CAISSE D'EPARGNE 280:02:35 1:51:04
8 COFIDIS, LE CREDIT P. TELEPHONE 280:03:52 1:52:21
9 PREDICTOR/LOTTO 280:04:45 1:53:14
10 QUICK STEP/INNERGETIC 280:33:02 2:21:31
11 TEAM CSC 280:48:12 2:36:41
12 AG2R PREVOYANCE 280:49:59 2:38:28
13 T-MOBILE TEAM 281:05:30 2:53:59
14 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 281:13:17 3:01:46
15 RABOBANK 281:47:44 3:36:13
16 DISCOVERY CHANNEL PRO C.T. 281:53:34 3:42:03
17 CREDIT AGRICOLE 282:07:49 3:56:18
18 BOUYGUES TELECOM 282:37:12 4:25:41
19 FRANCAISE DES JEUX 282:39:48 4:28:17
20 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 283:01:06 4:49:35
21 GEROLSTEINER 284:03:22 5:51:51
22 TEAM MILRAM 285:04:29 6:52:58

Super Teams Classification (Combined Points)
1 LAMPRE/FONDITAL 408
2 LIQUIGAS 364
3 CERAMICA PANARIA/NAVIGARE 359


Paxti Villa finishes Stage 19 in the pouring rain. Photo c. Lampre/Fondital

4 SAUNIER DUVAL/PRODIR 336
5 ASTANA 287
6 TEAM CSC 261
7 ACQUA & SAPONE/CAFFE' MOKAMBO 237
8 QUICK STEP/INNERGETIC 219
9 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 212
10 CAISSE D'EPARGNE 205
11 AG2R PREVOYANCE 204
12 CREDIT AGRICOLE 194
13 TEAM MILRAM 190
14 PREDICTOR - LOTTO 188
15 GEROLSTEINER 165
16 EUSKALTEL/EUSKADI 109
17 DISCOVERY CHANNEL PRO C.T. 97
18 BOUYGUES TELECOM 94
19 COFIDIS, LE CREDIT P. TELEPHONE 91
20 RABOBANK 83
21 T-MOBILE TEAM 76
22 FRANCAISE DES JEUX 31

 
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