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91st Giro d'Italia - Race Program & Index
 
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Date: 5/21/2008
91st Giro d'Italia - Race Program & Index
 

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2008 Giro Index


2008 Giro d'Italia Podium: Marzio Bruseghin (Lampre), Alberto Contador (Astana) and Riccardo Ricco' (Saunier Duval/Scott) Photo © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti

91st Giro d'Italia - Route, Teams & History
9 May 2008
The 91rst Giro d'Italia, Map, Stages, Teams and Links to the Historical Database.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Team Previews
14 May 2008
The 22 teams and 198 riders of the 2008 'Corsa Rosa': the favorites, the squads, their talents, goals, selected palmares and commentary on who to watch.
 


Stage Reports, Results & Photos

91rst Giro d'Italia - Team & Rosters
9 May 2008
Teams, Riders and Bib Numbers for the Corsa Rosa
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 TTT Start Times
9 May 2008
Start List for the 23.6 km Palermo Team Time Trial. High Road's Marco Pinotti back in the Tri-Color of Italian TT Champion after Ascanti loses jersey.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 TTT Live Coverage
10 May 2008
And the riders are off with Milram leading the grand high speed parade to decide the first wearer of pink in the 2008 tour of Italy. Updated with photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 TTT Live Coverage Part 2
10 May 2008
Slipstream leads but Team CSC is on the road and rocking the first time split with 5 more teams to let their legs do the talking...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 Results & G.C.
10 May 2008
Vaughter's Vandals made a lightning fast raid in Palermo, Sicily taking the first treasure of the 2008 Giro... An American in Pink!!
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 Live coverage
11 May 2008
The first breakaway of the Giro is underway with Jeremy Roy and David Loosli the brave escapees on the road to Agrigento.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 Live Part 2
11 May 2008
The break has lost unity and are about to be swept up with 48 km to go...
 
91rst Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 Results & Photos
11 May 2008
Saunier Duval/Scott's Riccardo Ricco denies Danilo Di Luca and Davide Rebellin in Agrigento. Official Results and Photos.
 
91rst Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 General Classification & Photo
11 May 2008
A new leader in Pink ~ Franco Pellizotti of Liquigas
 
91rst Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 Results & Photos
11 May 2008
Saunier Duval/Scott's Riccardo Ricco denies Danilo Di Luca and Davide Rebellin in Agrigento. Official Results and Photos.
 
91rst Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 General Classification & Photo
11 May 2008
A new leader in Pink ~ Franco Pellizotti of Liquigas
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 Live Coverage
12 May 2008
The last episode of the Sicilian trilogy might finally provide the sprinters with some chances for glory. Follow all the action here.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 Live Coverage Part 2
12 May 2008
40 km to go as the peloton led by Liquigas are slowly closing the gap to the six escapees... Updated
 
91rst Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 After Race Comments
11 May 2008
Stage winner Daniele Bennati, Riccardo Ricco, Enrico Gasparotto, Maglia Rosa - Franco Pellizzotti and more...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 Results
12 May 2008
A day for the Liquigas team to celebrate in Milazzo with the stage win and Maglia Rosa for another day.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 General Classification
12 May 2008
Still a tightly packed peloton with Christian Vandevelde and Danilo Di Luca separated by seconds, High Road's Young Gun Morris Possoni takes a step up in the U23 battle over Nibali & Ricco.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage Four Live Coverage
13 May 2008
Arrivederci, Sicilia. The Corsa Rosa is back onto continental Italy with a stage that suits the sprinters, but a late, small uphill portion could have some impact. Follow all the action here.
 
91rst Giro d'Italia - Stage 4 Live Coverage Part 2
13 May 2008
115 kilometers into the wind and a ten minute gap - Cofidis' Rik Verbrugghe is on a mission of revanche
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 4 Results & Photos
13 May 2008
A day for the sprinters in Catanzaro - Lungomare with Cavendish, Forster & Bennati in the battle for the Maglia Ciclamino... Official Results
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 4 General Classification & Photos
13 May 2008
The gaps grow to the leaders as the race returns to the mainland... Official General Classifications.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage Five Live Coverage
14 May 2008
The short but steep ascent to the line can make for a hectic stage finish, and be a signficant test for the main overall contenders. Follow the action live here.
 
Giro d'Italia - Stage 5 Live Part 2
14 May 2008
30 km to go and our fab five escapees have 4:30 on the chasing peloton... can Millar and mates evade capture?
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 5 Results & Photos
14 May 2008
A day for the sprinters, not! A day for the breakaway of five to deny the rush of the peloton to the finish...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 5 General Classification & Photos
14 May 2008
Few changes to the General Classifications after Stage 5, 33 riders within a minute of the maglia rosa Franco Pelizotti.
 
Giro d'Italia - Stage 6 Live Coverage
15 May 2008
The longest stage of this edition of the Giro... Eleven riders away in the wind with a 14 minute gap... can they stay away for glory?
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 6 Results
15 May 2008
An epic stage with a gain of eleven minutes for the winners in the eleven man break! Updated
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 6 General Classification
15 May 2008
Shaken and stirred the G.C. changes the top six with nine minutes on their rivals. Updated
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 7 Live Coverage
16 May 2008
Abruzzo local Danilo Di Luca is eager to stamp his authority on home soil in the first real test for GC contenders, with the uphill finish at Pescocostanzo. But Riccò and others in the pack are unlikely to agree..
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91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 7 Live Coverage Part 2
16 May 2008
The break of Bosisio, Sella, Baliani, Kiryienka and Cardenas... a gap of 5;48 on the chase, can the fab five hold on till Pescocostanzo?
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 7 Results
16 May 2008
Four of the break succeeds on the final climb... Official results
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 7 General Classification
16 May 2008
Official G.C. after another shake up on the first of the climbing days
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 7 Interviews Roundup
16 May 2008
Bosisio the Boss. Sella and his "Tales of the Unxepected". Di Luca satisfied anyway. Sauniers v. Contador. Visconti thankful to the Cricket.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 8 Live Coverage Part 1
17 May 2008
The Corsa Rosa makes it to the outskirts of Rome with the westward journey of 208 kilometres into Tivoli. A place a certain reigning World Champion seems to know well ... Follow the action. Updated with photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 8 Live Coverage Part 2
17 May 2008
The chase is on with Quick Step leading the peloton as they close the gap the quintet of escapees... 37 km to go and the gap goes under three minutes can the five win in Tivoli?
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 8 Results & Photos
17 May 2008
The young red bird of Saunier Duval/Scott sang in the final in Tivoli!
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 8 General Classification & Photos
17 May 2008
No startling changes to the G.C. as the hard men had their day. Riccardo Ricco takes the Maglia Ciclamino of points leader. Official Classification Updated with Photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 8 Interviews
17 May 2008
Comments from Riccardo Ricco, Danilo Di Luca, Paolo Savoldelli, Giovanni Visconti, Andreas Kloden and more... Photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 9 Live Coverage
18 May 2008
Cavendish? Bennati? Zabel? Pick your man, as the sprinters come out of hiding on the road to San Vincenzo for the flattest stage of the race to date. Photos
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 9 Live - Part 2
18 May 2008
Ag2r's Yuriy Krivtsov and Mickael Buffaz of Cofidis on the attack. Can the brave duo deny the sprinters teams in San Vincenzo?
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 9 Live Coverage - Part 3
18 May 2008
The heat is on and the gap down to 2 minutes as we approach the final circuit...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 9 Results & Photos
18 May 2008
The Sprinters have their day in San Vincenzo, and all the best were there... Bennati, Bettini, McEwen, Zabel, Koldo and Cavendish. Official Results
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 9 General Classification & Photos
18 May 2008
Classifications - Bennati back in the Maglia Ciclamino
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Rest Day
20 May 2008
Rest day comments and Injury List - "La Cobra", Contador to ride.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 10 ITT Live Coverage
20 May 2008
This is the first "day of truth" in the race. You just can't tell lies to the clock any more. I could name several names, but just want to say that Contador, Di Luca and all those hungry to win the Giro have to show their mettle today".
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 10 ITT Live Part 2
20 May 2008
All the riders are on the course... Italian Time Trial Champ set the time to beat, but then Marzio came and ... Updated with photos.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 10 Results & Photos
20 May 2008
Giuseppe Sarroni's Lampre Renaissance man - Marzio Bruseghin Responds...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 10 General Classification & Photo
20 May 2008
Alberto Contador, Mario Bruseghin, and Andreas Kloden move to the top of the class. Astana takes top team classifications.
 
Alessandro Petacchi - Giro Appearance Interview
20 May 2008
I think cycling has changed a lot lately. Unfortunately we have had plenty of problems over the past few years, and many are paying the price. I think I'm paying because of an unfair justice system.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 10 Team Comments
21 May 2008
Team and Rider After Race Comments
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 11 Live Coverage
21 May 2008
Follow the riders as they go up and down the Apennines in what used to be Marco Pantani's "training field", and in what could well be a dangerous stage on the GC side of things. Part 1
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 11 Live Coverage 2
21 May 2008
Five riders lead with six minutes gap... as attacks go off from the 30 man chase group...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 11 Live Coverage 3
21 May 2008
30 km to go and attacks at the front and in the chase group... Updated with top ten results and G.C.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 11 Interviews
21 May 2008
After race Interviews, Team and Rider Comments... Bertolini, Simoni, Di Luca, Baliani, Savoldelli, and more...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 11 Results
21 May 2008
The break survived and the Italian Renaissance Man of Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli takes his first Giro victory!
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 11 General Classification
21 May 2008
General classification after the finish in Cesena...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 12 Live Coverage
22 May 2008
Here is something for the pure sprinters at last! Follow the action on the flatlands from Forlí to Carpi live here.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 12 Live Coverage Part 2
22 May 2008
30 km to go, Dionisio Galparsoro is about to be caught after 145 kilometers on the escape... now the sprinters teams come to the front for their assault on the Carpi finish line.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 12 Results & Photos
22 May 2008
Daniele Bennati nips Cavendish for third stage win in Carpi as the sprinters have their day. Official Results and Photos.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 12 General Classification
22 May 2008
General classification after the finish in Carpi...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 13 Live Coverage
23 May 2008
One more stage as "hilly" as a pool table. One more opportunity for Bennati to rock, for Cavendish to beat him, for Bettini, McEwen, Zabel to open their respective Giro 2008 accounts. Perhaps the last one.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 13 Live Coverage Part 2
23 May 2008
30 km to go, escapees Cofidis's Mickael Buffaz and Euskaltel's Josu Agirre soldier on with 2:30 gap. Updated
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 13 Results & Photos
23 May 2008
Last sprinters day before the Mountain Festival... a "Gentlemen's Affair" at the finish with a young gun 'Cav' having his second day in the sun.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 13 General Classification & Photo
23 May 2008
General classifications, jerseys and trofeos. Updated with Photos.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 14 Live Coverage
24 May 2008
It's the first Queen Stage of the year's race!! Follow the Mountain Men Festival as it begins today, on the way to Pampeago. Live. Here.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 14 Live Coverage Part 2
24 May 2008
On the slopes of the Manghen... Emmanuele Sella putting the hurt on as he attacks solo... Updated with photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 14 Live Coverage Part 3
24 May 2008
20 km to go and on the approach to the final climb of Alpe de Pampeago... the chase is on, can the leaders be caught?
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 14 Results & Photos
24 May 2008
An epic day in the mountains, the winners in the war against time and gravity... Official Results
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 14 General Classification & Photo
24 May 2008
The first selection and shakeup of the classifications as the Giro enters the mountains... New leaders rise to the top positions. Updated with Photos
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 15 Live Coverage
25 May 2008
It's "Queenest" of all Queen Stages. It's a terrible ride of 153 kilometres over the Dolomites. It's today's stage into the mighty Marmolada. Follow it's action live here.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 15 Live Coverage Part 2
25 May 2008
45 km to go and the attack continues... tres amigos build their gap as a brave duo attempts to bridge to the leaders
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 15 Live Coverage Part 3
25 May 2009
On the Marmolada... Emmanuele Sella continues his attack!
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 15 Interviews
25 May 2008
After stage comments from: Riccardo Ricco, Alberto Contador, Gilberto Simoni, Danilo Diluca and the other combatants
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 15 Results
25 May 2008
Another day of climbing splits the peloton and favorites on the top of Marmolada... the winners and losers in the race against time. Official Results.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 15 General Classification
25 May 2008
The Marmolada rearranges the top of the classifications... Official General Classification and Jerseys.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 Live Coverage
26 May 2008
It's the day cycling becomes an extreme sport. It's the time many in the saddle can wonder why they chose to become bike racers. It's the Plan de Corones Time Trial!! Updated with photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 Live Coverage Part 2
26 May 2008
All the favorites are on the climb... José Rujano has set the early time to beat
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 Results & Photos
26 May 2008
Surprises at the finish on the summit of the Plan de Corones time trial... Official stage results
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 General Classification & Photo
26 May 2008
Seven riders emerge within 2:47 of race leader Alberto Contador as the Corsa Rosa heats up for the final 5 stages... Official General Classification Updated with photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 Interviews
26 May 2008
After-stage comments from Contador, Pellizotti, Simoni, Riccò, Sella, Di Luca, Visconti and certain Eddy M.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 Team Comments
27 May 2008
Astana, Lampre, Rabobank, Saunier Duval/Scott and CSC weigh in on the finish at Plan de Corones Kronplatz "The Giro isn't over yet -I'll fight all the way to Milan."
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 17 Live Coverage
28 May 2008
The last flat thing comes as the contest rides its way to the land of the Swiss. Is it a matter of Benna and Cannonball only? Ete and the Cricket might disagree ...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 17 Live Coverage Part 2
28 May 2008
25 Km to go... Mikhail Ignatiev has attacked the break and is off solo...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 17 Results & Photos
28 May 2008
High Road duo tops the podium... Official results in Locarno
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 17 General Classification
28 May 2008
A largely unchanged Official G.C. as we wind down to the final four stages.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 18 Live Coverage
Welcome to the 2009 UCI Road World Champs at Mendrisio. Oops ... no, it's the 2008 Worlds in Varese. Oops ... no, it’s Thursday's stage at the Giro. And also the last call for Paolo Bettini and all those without climbing/TTing abilities.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 18 Live Coverage Part 2
On the Varese Circuit 25 km to go and the attacks are on... Updated with top 10 results and after race interviews.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 18 Results & Photos
The break that made it with seven minutes to spare... Official Results Updated with photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 18 General Classification & Photo
The stage is set for the final three acts of the 2008 Giro. Felix Cardenas moves to 11th place on the largely unchanged G.C. on the eve of the final drama.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 19 Live Coverage
Here comes another queen stage. A pan flat thing over the first half, but when the going gets vertical, it's truly serious about it. Follow the action from Legnano onto today's three climbs. Live. Here. Plus, Tour of Belgium updates.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 19 Live Coverage Part 2
7 Riders away - the seven wonders with 16 minutes on the Maglia Rosa group as a solo attack goes away on the front...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 19 Live Coverage Part 3
On the 6.4 km climb of the Monte Pora the break survivors continue their attack... Updated with after race interviews
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 19 Results & Photos
30 May 2008
The finish on Monte Pora... The winners and losers on the time machine of the Giro climbers stage... Official Results
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 19 General Classification & Photo
30 May 2008
Danilo Di Luca and Ricco's Challenge Pays Off as the Three Favorites Battle for the Maglia Rosa. The G.C. Changes from a Battle to a War... Official General Classification. Updated
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 20 Live Coverage
31 May 2008
The last mountain trip with the Gavia giant, the terrible Mortirolo and the stage finish into Aprica. Follow all the action as it happens. Updated with photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 20 Live Coverage Part 2
31 May 2008
On the Mortirolo... the three escapees continue to attack as the peloton starts to close the gap. Updated with photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 20 Live Coverage Part 3
31 May 2008
The last climb - the Aprica... Attacks in the favorites group as Sella attacks and Simoni chases
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 20 Results & Photos
31 May 2008
Emmanuele Sella puts the final touches on his domination of the climbers classification... Official results for the final climbers stage of the 2008 Giro.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 20 General Classification & Photo
31 May 2008
The G.C. before it is written in it's final form from the time trial in Milan. Official General Classification updated with photos
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 21 ITT Start Order
1 Jun 2008
The start order for the final battle of the 2008 Giro to wear the Maglia Rosa in Milan.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 21 Live Coverage
1 Jun 2008
The final 28.5 kilometers of the 3,430 kilometer battle to Milan
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 21 Live Coverage Part 2
1 Jun 2008
17 riders left to start their final 28.5 km challenge against the clock. Marco Pinotti Italian Time Trial Champ has set the time to beat...
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 21 Live Coverage Part 3
1 Jun 2008
The favorites enter the final kilometers of the 3,430 2008 Tour of Italy... Updated with after race interviews
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 21 Results & Photos
1 Jun 2008
Team High Road Doubles on the podium: Italian Time Trial Champion Marco Pinotti takes the stage and his first Giro victory. Updated
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Stage 21 General Classification & Photo
1 Jun 2008
The Final General Classification can now go into the history books with Alberto Contador crowned the winner.
 
Post-Giro Criteriums: Arona Race
3 Jun 2008
Alberto Contador wasn't there, but nonetheless over 20,000 tifosi enjoyed a great day of cycling as most of Italy's peloton put on their show on the Lago Maggiore lakefront.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Final Team Comments & Photos
9 Jun 2008
Wrapping up the Giro - team comments and photos after the final stage in Milan.
 

 

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