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93rd Giro d'Italia - Stage 10
 
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Date: 5/18/2010
93rd Giro d'Italia - Stage 10
 

93rd Giro d'Italia - Stage 10
 Tyler 'Seattle Flash' Farrar dominates the sprint finish in Bitonto to take his second triumph in the 2010 Giro!


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2010 Giro d'Italia
Jersey Leaders - Stage 10

Maglia Rosa:  Alexander Vinokourov
Maglia Rossa: Tyler Farrar Garmin/Transitions
KOM:  Matthew Lloyd  Omega Pharma/Lotto
U26:  Richie Porte Saxo Bank
Team: Liquigas/Doimo

Step aside Aussies, the Seattle Flash is on the job - Garmin/Transition's red shirted crusader Tyler Farrar took his second stage victory  coming off of his lead out man Julian Dean at 200 meters and holding off  Liquigas' Fabio Sabatini for the win. Kiwi teammate Dean had opened a good enough gap with his attack to the line to hold on for third place to join Farrar on the podium.

The day was animated by a break of three riders, Charley Wegelius (Omega Pharma), Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) and Hubert DuPont of Ag2r La Mondiale who left the comfort of the peloton after 15 kilometers on the initiative of the Quick Step riders early attack.  The determined trio ran their gap up to over 7 minutes by the 38 kilometer mark when the British SKY outfit came to the front to start the chase.

The black and blue team gained the help of HTC/Columbia also seeking a sprint double after yesterday's win by Matt  Goss.

The quartet was finally hauled in with ten km to go when a four way battle for control of the bunch into between, SKY, Garmin, HTC and Liquigas. But the many turns of the  finish made it hard to control as Quick Steps Matteo Tosatto opened up a merry chase in the final kilometer that disrupted the SKY and HTC sprinters trains.

With 500 km to go the Italian was caught by Dean with Farrar on his wheel leading around the final turn. Dean launched Farrar at 200 meters with the rider rocketing to the line with Sabatini closing in, passing Dean but Fabio came up short at the line as Farrar in the red jersey of points leader celebrated his victory.

Hot on their wheels and closing fast was 'Rockin Robbie' McEwen who finished fourth; great to see Mr. McEwen doing so well, somehow I think we'll see more of him at the Giro this year. Milram's Robert Forster finished 5th with 'all the usual suspects' of these sprinters affairs in the top 15.

No changes in top of the General classifications or Jerseys today, other than our red caped crusader Farrar adding to his points lead in the sprinters competition.

Stage 10 Avellino - Bitonto  230 km

I82 riders lined up under fairer conditions today as they rode out on the 230 kilometer rolling stage from Avellino to Bitonto.

The day was animated by a break of three riders, Charley Wegelius (Omega Pharma), Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) and Hubert DuPont of Ag2r La Mondiale who left the comfort of the peloton after 15 kilometers on the initiative of the Quick Step riders early attack.  The determined trio ran their gap up to over 7 minutes by the 38 kilometer mark when the British SKY outfit came to the front to start the chase.

With 100 km to go the trio was down to 2:40; but they continued to work well and set a fast pace and the gap was slowly closed down to 1:40 as they raced into the final 35 kilometers. HTC/Columbia threw some muscle on the front to help and the gap started to slip away.

by the intermediate sprint in Molfetta after some 187 kilometers with their noses in the wind, Dario Cataldo led Hubert Dupont and Charley Wegelius with 30 seconds with the HTC and Sky led peloton letting the suffer in the wind off the front.

The catch was done shortly after our adventurers rode under the the ten km to go banner. SKY and HTC drove the front with Liquigas and Lampe taking a few long pulls but as the final 3 kilometers the white jerseys of the HTC wrecking crew were in a constant battle with Garmin, SKY and Liquigas to be in control.

The 'fly in the ointment' came with a 1.5 km to go with Quick Steps Matteo Tossato attacking off the front opening a ten meter gap and leading a fast paced escape to the finish undoing the work of the sprinters trains. with 700 meters to go it looked like Tossato might pull it off but Dean closed in and took over shortly after making the turn at 500 meters with Farrar on his wheel.

Farrar powered away off Deans wheel after a perfect leadout to take the win with Sabatini in for second, and Dean holding on for third and sharing in the celebration.

2010 Giro d'Italia
Stage 10 Avellino - Bitonto 
230 km - 5:49:14  - 39.515 km/h
1 Farrar Tyler Usa Garmin/Transitions      5:49:14
2 Sabatini Fabio Ita Liquigas/Doimo   0:00
3 Dean Julian Nzl  Garmin/Transitions  0:00

4 McEwen Robert Aus Katusha  0:00
5 Forster Robert Ger Milram 0:00

6 Hinault Sebastien Fra Ag2r La Mondiale  0:00
7 Greipel Andre Ger Thr  HTC/Columbia 0:00
8 Hondo Danilo Ger Lampre/Farnese Vini  0:00
9 Duque Leonardo Col Cofidis  0:00
10 Hayman Mathew Aus Team SKY      0:03
11 Loddo Alberto Ita Androni Giocattoli  0:03
12 Bonnet William Fra Bouygues Telecom 0:03
13 Lang Sebastian Ger Omega Pharma/Lotto  0:03
14 Henderson Gregory Nzl Team SKY  0:03
15 Brown Graeme Aus Rababobank  0:03
Stage 10 Full Results

General Classification After Stage 10
1 Vinokourov Alexandre Kaz Astana  38:59:00 
2 Evans Cadel Aus BMC Racing Team  1:12
3 Nibali Vincenzo Ita Liquigas/Doimo 1:33

4 Basso Ivan Ita Liquigas/Doimo  1:51
5 Pinotti Marco Ita Thr HTC/Columbia  2:17

6 Porte Richie Aus Saxo Bank  2:26
7 Karpets Vladimir Rus Katatusha  2:34
8 Garzelli Stefano Ita Acqya & Sapone/d'Angelo2:47
9 Cunego Damiano Ita Lampre/Farnese Vini  3:08
10 Scarponi Michele Ita Androni Giocattoli  3:09
Completete General Classification After Stage 10

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