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44th Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 5 ITT & photos
 
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 3/15/2009
44th Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 5 ITT & photos
 

44th Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 5 ITT
Andreas Kloden Sweeps into the lead of the race in Macerata.. Lovkvist and Scarponi close in on the General Classification on the eve of the Queen's stage.

Stage 5 Loreto - Macerata 30 km ITT
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Andreas Kloden won the 5th stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, and taking control as the leader of the Eace of Rwo Seas. Kloden, a former winner of the race in 2007 won in a time of 41minutes and 32 seconds averaging 43.338 seconds. on the technical and demanding parcous that featured an uphill finish with 250 meters of elevation gain in the final 5 kilometers.

Belgian time trial champion Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) joined the Astana rider on the podium finishing 20 seconds off the German's pace. 4th on the G.C., Swede, Thomas Lovkvist of Columbia-Highroad finished third on the day, and moved up to second on the GC. Italian Michele Scarponi  (Disgiovanni/Andronni) and Russian Mikhail Ignatiev Mikhail (Katusha) filled out the top five all finishing within 32 seconds of Kloden.

Stijn Devolder set the time to beat with Mikhail Ignatiev capping off a strong performance 12 seconds down. Robert Gesink joined the top three at 20 seconds. Scarponi led the top ten riders out and was the next to close in at the final time check just one second off Devolder's time. By the time he Italian set the the time to beat as the favorites rolled off the line with all eyes on Columbia's Lovkvist to take the leaders jersey.

The time didn't stand long as the next rider up, Andreas Kloden blew in besting the time by 20 seconds. Thomas Lovkvist was the only rider to challenge Kloden's time finishing just one second behind Devolder for third.


Andreas Kloden on the approach to the uphill finish.

Race leader Joaquin Oliver Rodriguez, not known for his time trials dropped two minutes on the course to drop to 19th  2:21off the pace of our new race leader. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti


Jaoquin Rodriquez in the blue race leaders jersey. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

So we have a a reshuffled G.C. on the eve of the penultimate and Queen's stage of this years race, the longest a demanding march of 235 kilometers in lan from Civitanova Marche on the Adriatic coast to a summit finish in Camerino. The parcours is as ragged as an old saw with two KOM's with the first challenge Pietr Rossa coming after 74 kilometers and the giant of the day the 19 km climb of the Passo Tetto at 1455 meters coming after 177 km. The race finishes on the final gravity test of 5 km.


Gianni Savio's Sensation, Michele Scarponi.  Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti  

The lads in the aqua and yellow jerseys and Kloden will have his hands full tomorrow controlling the race with 15 or more riders, depending on your or rather the rider's  current legs and state of optimism tomorrow morning. At any rate, we still have a race and the one thing that is certain  we can expect to have raiders take the opportunity to attack and close the two minutes gap to Andreas Kloden.


Kloden arrives on the podium. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Loreto - Macerata (Cron.Individuale)
30 Km - 41:52 - 43,34 km/h

1. Kloden Andreas Ger Ast Astana 41:32 
2. Devolder Stijn Bel Qst Quickstep  0:20
3. Lovkvist Thomas G Swe Thr Columbia Highroad  0:21
4. Scarponi Michele Ita Sda Diquigiovanni - Androni Gioc 0:21
5. Ignatiev Mikhail G Rus Kat Team Katusha  0:32


Belgian time trial champ  - Stijn Devolder in for second today.
Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

6. Gesink Robert G Ned Rab Rabobank  0:40
7. Garzelli Stefano Ita Asa Acqua & Sapone - Caffe: Moka 0:41
8. Boasson Hagen Edvald G Nor  Columbia Highroad  0:52
9. Gerdemann Linus Ger Mrm Team Milram  0:58
10. Coppel Jerome G Fra Fdj Française Des Jeux  1:00
11. Grabsch Bert Ger Thr Columbia Highroad  1:00
12. Kessiakoff Fredrik Swe Fuj Fuji - Servetto  1:04
13. Van Summeren Johan Bel Sil Silence - Lotto  1:05
14. Sivtsov Kanstantsin Blr Thr Columbia Highroad  1:05
15. Dekker Thomas G Ned Sil Silence - Lotto  1:06
16. Nibali Vincenzo G Ita Liq Liquigas  1:07
17. Westra Lieuwe Ned Vac Vacansoleil Pro 1:07
18. Bosisio Gabriele Ita Lpr Lpr Brakes - Farnese Vi 1:08
19. Basso Ivan Ita Liq Liquigas  1:14
20. Kiryienka Vasil Blr Gce Caisse D:epargne 1:18
21. Hincapie George Usa  Columbia Highroad  1:19
22. Pozzato Filippo Ita Kat Team Katusha  :20
23. Rebellin Davide Ita Sda Diquigiovanni - Androni Gi 1:23
24. Hesjedal Ryder Can Grm Garmin - Slipstream  1:26
25. Capecchi Eros G Ita Fuj Fuji - Servetto  1:40
26. Velits Peter G Svk Mrm Team Milram  1:40
27. Albasini Michael Sui Thr Columbia Highroad  1:44
28. Lang Sebastian Ger Sil Silence - Lotto  1:51
29. Vaugrenard Benoit Fra Fdj Française Des Jeux 1:51
30. Roux Anthony G Fra Fdj Française Des Jeux  1:54
31. Pietropolli Daniele Ita Lpr Lpr Brakes - Farnese Vini  1:55
32. Wynants Maarten Bel Qst Quickstep 2:01
33. Martens Paul Ger Rab Rabobank  2:03
34. Lagutin Sergey Uzb Vac Vacansoleil  2:05
35. Niermann Grischa Ger Rab Rabobank   2:05
Abandons:
76 Giordani Leonardo
78 Rossi Enrico
141 Ballan Alessandro
48 Geraint Thomas


Garmin/Slipstream's Will Frischkorn Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

General Classification After Stage 5
697 Km - 16.51:19 - 41,356 Km/H
1. 34 Kloden Andreas Ger Ast Astana 16.51:13 
2. Lovkvist Thomas G Swe Thr Columbia Highroad 0:06
3. Scarponi Michele Ita Sda Diquigiovanni - Androni G  0:21

4. Garzelli Stefano Ita Asa Acqua & Sapone - Caffe:  0:41
5. Rebellin Davide Ita Sda Diquigiovanni - Androni G 1:02
6. Nibali Vincenzo G Ita Liq Liquigas  1:07
7. Gerdemann Linus Ger Mrm Team Milram  1:22
8. Basso Ivan Ita Liq Liquigas  1:25
9.  Hesjedal Ryder Can  Garmin - Slipstream 16.52:39 1:26
10. Van Summeren Johan Bel Sil Silence - Lotto  1:34
11. Siutsou Kanstantsin Blr Thr Columbia Highroad   1:34
12. Gesink Robert G Ned Rab Rabobank  1:55
13. Pietropolli Daniele Ita Lpr Lpr Brakes - Farnese Vini   2:06
14. Capecchi Eros G Ita Fuj Fuji - Servetto   2:09
15. Pozzato Filippo Ita Kat Team Katusha   2:13
16. El Fares Julien G Fra Cof Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne   2:17
17. Di Luca Danilo Ita Lpr Lpr Brakes - Farnese Vini   2:19
18. Kessiakoff Fredrik Swe Fuj Fuji - Servetto  2:21
19. Rodriguez Oliver Joaquin Esp Gce Caisse D:epargne   2:21
20. Hincapie George Usa Thr Columbia Highroad   2:36
21. 1 Devenyns Dries Bel Qst Quickstep  2:41
22. Landaluze Intxaurraga I Esp  Euskaltel - Euskadi  2:43
23. Schleck Andy G Lux Sax  Saxo Bank  3:10
24. Bazayev Assan Kaz Ast Astana  3:12
25. Lagutin Sergey Uzb Vac Vacansoleil  3:33
26. Wegmann Fabian Ger Mrm Team Milram  3:48
27. Coppel Jerome G Fra Fdj Française Des Jeux  4:14
28. Arroyo Duran David Esp Gce Caisse D:epargne 1  4:21
29. Van Avermaet Greg G Bel Sil Silence - Lotto   4:40
30. Simoni Gilberto Ita Sda Diquigiovanni - Androni Gioc   4:57
31 Valjavec Tadej Slo Alm Ag2r La Mondiale  5:26
32. Tosatto Matteo Ita Qst Quickstep   5:37
33.  Pellizotti Franco Ita Liq Liquigas   5:55
34. Lloyd Daniel Gbr Ctt Cervelo Test  6:00
35. Longo Borghini Paolo Ita Bar Barloworld   6:06
36. Gasparotto Enrico Ita Lam Lampre - Ngc  6:08
37. Caruso Giampaolo Ita Flm Ceramica Flaminia Bossi  6:39
38. Ortega Didac Esp Asa Acqua & Sapone - Caffe:  6:51
39. Carrara Matteo Ita Vac Vacansoleil Pro   7:38
40. Vaugrenard Benoit Fra Fdj Française Des Jeux 7:49

Stage 5 Points Competition
1. Kloden Andreas Ger Ast Astana  12 
2. Devolder Stijn Bel Qst Quickstep  10 
3. Lovkvist Thomas G Swe Thr Columbia Highroad   8 
4. Scarponi Michele Ita Sda Diquigiovanni - Androni Gio  7 
5. Ignatiev Mikhail G Rus Kat Team Katusha 0 6 6

6. Gesink Robert Ned Rab Rabobank 0 5 5
7. Garzelli Stefano Ita Asa Acqua & Sapone - Caffe: Mok 4 
8. Boasson Hagen Edvald G Nor Thr Columbia Highroad  3 
9. Gerdemann Linus Ger Mrm Team Milram 2
10. Coppel Jerome G Fra Fdj Française Des Jeux 1 

Points Classification After Stage 5
1. El Fares Julien G Fra Cof Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 22
2. Petacchi Alessandro Ita Lpr Lpr Brakes - Farnese Vini 19
3. Bennati Daniele Ita Liq Liquigas 18

4. Lovkvist Thomas G Swe Thr Columbia Highroad 16
5. Kloden Andreas Ger Ast Astana 15
6. Duma Vladimir Ukr Flm Ceramica Flaminia Bossini Docc 13
7. Boonen Tom Bel Qst Quickstep 13
8. Rodriguez Oliver Joaquin Esp Gce Caisse D:epargne 12
9. Farrar Tyler G Usa Grm Garmin - Slipstream 12
10. Krivtsov Yuriy Ukr Alm Ag2r La Mondiale 10

Young Guns - Classifica Giovani
16.51:19 - 41.29 km/h

1. Lovkvist Thomas Swe Thr Columbia Highroad 
2. Nibali Vincenzo Ita Liq Liquigas  1:01
3. Gesink Robert Ned Rab Rabobank  1:49

4. Capecchi Eros Ita Fuj Fuji - Servetto  2:03
5. El Fares Julien Fra Cof Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  2:11

6. Schleck Andy Lux Sax Team Saxo Bank 1 3:04
7. Coppel Jerome Fra Fdj Française Des Jeux  4:08
8. Van Avermaet Greg Bel Sil Silence - Lotto  4:34
9. Frohlinger Johannes Ger Mrm Team Milram 10:06
10. Agnoli Valerio Ita Liq Liquigas 17.01:55 10:36
11. Sulzberger Wesley Aus Fdj Française Des Jeux 1 11:34
Complete Stage 5 results here.

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