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93rd Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 Live Part 1 & Photos
 
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Date: 5/25/2010
93rd Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 Live Part 1 & Photos
 

 93rd Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 Live Ticker Part 1
The Third Wave of Riders are on the course - Colombian  Rigoberto Uran sets the fastest time scoring a great 43:04


© 210 Gazzetta dello Sport

2010 Giro d'Italia
Jersey Leaders -  Stage 15

Maglia Rosa:  David Duran Arroyo Caisse d'Epargne
Maglia Rossa: Cadel Evans BMC Racing
KOM:  Matthew Lloyd  Omega Pharma/Lotto
U26:  Richie Porte Saxo Bank
Team:  Liquigas/Doimo
General Classification After Stage 15
Tuesday 25  May

Stage 16 San Vigilio - Plan de Corones, 12.9 km ITT
Welcome to our live ticker; we pick up the action with the 3rd wave of riders on the course. yuri Trofimov  just finished posting a time of 43:48.


Early starter Gilberto Simoni, the two time winner is riding his final race at this years Giro. Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti 

Rigoberto Uran sets the fastest time scoring a great 43:04

The Colombian now leads Samoilau by 29 seconds, with Johann Tschopp a further second back, long-time first-placed rider Sylvester Szmyd was kicked down to fourth place, a few seconds clear of Yuri Trofimov. So those are three current top five spots in the stage standings after the recent changes.

Marco Pinotti wears the Italian National ITT Champion Jersey today. The Bergamasco is still in the first half of the parcours.


Stage 16 [rofile - © 210 Gazzetta dello Sport

Vincenzo Nibali just started his own race.

Dario Cataldo set the second best time at the Furcia Pass intermediate check: a good 21.33, albeit it can't get even close to Stefano Garzelli's top record at that point: 21 minutes and as many seconds.

Garzelli is now getting closer to the last kilometer in the stage. Is the A & S rider going to improve Rigoberto Uran's record (43 minutes and four seconds) at the finishing line?

Michele Scarponi goes under the ten-to-go banner, while Vino just got in the saddle.

1616 CEST - In the meantime Evgueni Petrov scored the second best time at the line: 43:14. Worse than the record of current leader Uran by ten seconds.


Stefano Garzelli working the final 3 km, on his way to the victory.
Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti 

But watch out for upcoming Garzelli. 300 meters to go for the Italian. There he comes, with the BEST TIME (thus far): 41 minutes and 28 seconds for Stefano Garzelli. Better than Uran's by ... one minute and 36 seconds. Garzelli is the brand new "stage leader".

Red-clad Cadel Evans (leader in the points classification) started his own challenge to the clock - and the climbs.

 Garzelli gained over a minute on Uran in the last five kilometers. Quite impressive performance from the Italian veteran.

Carlos Sastre sets off. Will the Spaniard be able to thread his way in between the two "big enemies" Basso and Evans? Sure this race suits quite well the 2008 Tour de France winner's skills ...

Next at the start is ... guess who. Ivan the Terrible himself! 

John Gadret looks nice in the saddle as he get closer to the finish. The Ag2r athlete stops the clock at 42:22, turning him into second-placed rider so far, 54 seconds behind Garzelli.

Pinotti has the third best intermediate time, losing "only" 23 seconds to Garzelli,. His time distance to the man from Varese is gonna get bigger in the steepest part of the "climb to the clouds" though, trust us.

 23:19 for Linus Gerdemann at the intermediate check. It was the 57th time so far, losing close to two minutes to the leader. His performance isn't even worth a mention in fact, but we're good guys, you know ...

MICHELE SCARPONI's result is worthy of mention instead: the Androni athlete set the BEST time after seven kilometers, bettering Garelli's record by eight seconds.

Damiano Cunego was ten-second slower than Scarponi at the same halfway point in the stage.

Lampre announced this morning a few minutes that their mechanic Enrico Pengo talked about the technical details of Wilier Superleggera that the Cunego and the riders would use.

Pengo: " Our riders will use the traditional road bike with a weight of 6.8 kg as required by UCI rules. Regarding the wheels we will use - low-profile carbon wheels to maximize the ease with the traditional tubes.

The special thing today is the chainrings and sprockets, we have installed: 39 x 34 and 12 x 29 sprockets. The choice is dictated by the fact that after careful observation by the riders and technicians we have noticed that until Furcia on the asphalt road riders can push a larger than on the dirt and then suddenly think the 39 is more suitable for this type of effort. "

1633 CEST - And in the meantime Dario Cataldo clocked a solid 43:09 at the finish, putting him in spot number four.


Quick Step's Dario Cataldo   Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti 

Evans leads Basso by seven seconds in the one-on-one challenge. for Nibali at the halfway point check. It's the seventh time there, 19 seconds behind Scarponi's outstanding record.

 Basso almost "closed the gap" on elegantly riding Evans, as it was just three seconds at the latest check. Paolo Savoldelli, that follows the Aussie on a Rai TV motorbike, thinks the World RR Champion is saving his legs (as much as one guy can on such a route) for the toughest piece of today's cyclist-torture.

Vino after 7 kms: 21:39. 4th time, 24 seconds behind Scarponi. That means Nibali's was the third best record not the seventh. Our apologies.

1639 CEST - Michele Scarponi is flying around and about to catch Linus Gerdemann who started three minutes ahead of him (and it's TWO mentions of Gerdemann today. We're good guys, aren't we?).

But the BAD news for the Italian is that CADEL EVANS ROCKS. Or he did in the first half of the stage at least: the Aussie scored 21:11 after seven kilometers, bettering Michele's score by four seconds. The man in red is the brand new stage leader at the halfway point.

 Cadel changed his pace big time as he entered the unpaved piece, and Savoldelli sees him in form today.

44:11 for Marco Pinotti at the finish. The Italian National ITT Champion struggled a lot to cross the line with the 16th time thus far. This course was not good for him, and he couldn't be a factor today.

There comes Damiano Cunego, also having a hard time in the saddle in the last half kilometer on the way to the Plan de Corones summit.

 In the meantime, Evans extended his advantage on Basso to a dozen seconds.

Pinotti had a hard time even speaking after he crossed the line. Cunego kicks him down to 17th places as he sets the ninth score thus far.

Sastre Disaster!!! The Spaniard is losing close to a minute and a half at the halfway point check! The man is going to lose all of his Maglia Rosa chances today if he keeps going (going?) like that ...

 Ivan's Record ain't too good: 29:29. The Liqui-guy lost 18 seconds to Evans in the space of about seven thousand meters. His teammate Kiserlovski is doing far worse today: the Croat, a former top three placed rider in the GC, clocked the 28th time to the line.

 1649 CEST - 700 meters to go for Scarponi. In basically ANY other course, that would be a short way to the finish. Today, it's quite the opposite.

Richie Porte at km. 7: 22:05. Losing 54 seconds to Evans, and scoring the 14th time at the halfway point thus far. All efforts sustained so far in the race are taking a toll on the Tasmanian's legs.


Canadian Michael Barry (Team Sky)    Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti 

Scarponi is NOT going to improve Garzelli's record. The Androni athlete, leading his fellow countryman by 08 secs at the Furcia Pass check, had a worse second half of the stage, and finished in 42 minutes and 35 seconds, putting him in spot number three, 01:07 down on the Acqua & Sapone team "Capitano".

So Garzelli seems the man to beat now, But another "man in red" could perform such task as well today.

So bad, for Arroyo. Losing over a minute to Evans at the first time check.

The Spaniard is going to pay quite a price on the slopes up to Plan de Corones.

 Linus Gerdemann (and it's THREE mentions for the German today) finished the stage, even if NOT EXACTLY in a top time.

Vincenzo Nibali in third place at the finish: 42:29. A minute and a second behind Garzelli.

600 meters to go for Vino. The Kazakh ain't going to take first place either ... You can be sure of that.

Basso is fighting back, "shrinking" his gap to Evans to14 seconds at the newest check of their one-on-one battle.

Our Live Coverage Continues in Part 2

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