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93rd Giro d'Italia - 2010 Best Young Rider Classification
By Staff
Date: 5/30/2010
93rd Giro d'Italia - 2010 Best Young Rider Classification

93rd Giro d'Italia - 2010 Best Young Rider Classifications & Photos
The Race  Inside the Race -  Australian Richie Porte distinguishes himself alongside this year's crop of amazing young guns as names to rember  for the future

2010 Giro d'Italia
Jersey Leaders - Stage 21

Maglia Rosa Ivan Basso Liquigas/Doimo
Maglia Rossa Points: Cadel Evans BMC Racing Racing
KOM Maglia Verde:  Matthew Lloyd Omega Pharma/Lotto
U26 Maglia Bianca:  Richie Porte Saxo Bank
Team:  Liquigas/Doimo

The race of the Young Guns in the Grand Tours are races inside the greater race with their own general classification. However it is rare that a young rider gets the support of his team for an assault on the jersey as he is often one of the domestiques for the team leader.  The competition gives us a rare look at the riders of the future with a who's who of cycling often first coming into view when they win the white jersey at one of the grand tours.

Richie in white...     Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti 

Richie Porte won the Maglia Bianca this year, his first season as a pro rider signing late in 2009 with Bjarne Riis' crew Saxo Bank. He soon distinguished himself with a time trial win in the tour of Romandie (his first pro win) and followed up in the Giro wearing the leaders jersey for 3 days. He settled in on the G.C. on stage 14 in third place in the white jersey and wore it to the finish today in Verona finishing 11th in the time trial and 7th on the overall ranks. Quite an impressive show for a neo-pro in his first Grand Tour.

Andy Schleck's was no less so a few years ago, and look and one only has to look at Andy's progress to see what we might expect from Richie in the future.

With that said, the Best Young Rider G.C. is loaded with talent to watch in the future with Croation Rober Kiserlovski  in second putting in some hard work for Ivan Basso to win the overall and be apart of the top team in this years race.

Bauke Mollema of Rabobank acquitted himself well in his comeback ride after a year battling illness in 2009. His Rabo teammate Steve Kruijswijk also rode well and was active in breaks. Omega Pharma's Frncis De Gref filled out the top 5 in the classification.

But, one might look over the names of the 37 riders in the classification and see how many sound familiar from their action in the breaks or active supporting their race leader during this Giro... you can be sure you'll be hearing those names again in the future.

Porte also spent a few days in the maglia rosa of race leader.
Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti 

2010 Giro d'Italia - Maglia Bianca
        Best Young Rider

1 Porte Richie Aus Saxo Bank 87:51:23
2 Kiserlovski Robert Cro Liquigas/Doimo   - 7:29
3 Mollema Bauke Ned Rabobank  - 12:19

4 Kruijswijk Steven Ned Rabobank  - 30:05
5 De Greef Francis Bel Omega Pharma/Lotto
  - 42:46
6 Agnoli Valerio Ita Liquigas/Doimo  - 1:20:30
7 Uran Uran Rigoberto Col Caisse d'Epargne   - 1:29:44
8 Bakelandts Jan Bel Omega Pharma/Lotto   - 1:30:18
9 Wyss Marcel Sui Cervélo TestTeam   - 1:37:33
10 Samoilau Branislau Blr Quick Step   - 1:38:40

Valerio Agnoli was a key part of his Liquigas team chasing down breaks; as he does here in stage 12 with Ivan Basso on his wheel. Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti 

11 Amador Andrei Crc Caisse d'Epargne 1:43:18
12 Sarmiento Cayetano Col Acqua & Sapone d'Angelo  -  1:56:27
13 Rodriguez Jackson Ven Androni Giocattoli   - 2:06:10
14 Martin Daniel Irl Garmin/Transitions   - 2:13:31
15 Lund Anders Den Saxo Bank   - 2:23:21
16 Stortoni Simone Ita Colnago/CSF Inox   - 2:37:45
17 Bisolti Alessandro Ita Colnago/CSF Inox   - 2:37:49
18 Lewis Craig Usa HTC/Columbia   - 2:56:39
19 Cusin Remi Fra Cofidis Credit en Ligne   - 3:02:23

Alessandro Bisolti of Colnago/CSF Inox attacks with Marco Pinotti of HTC/Columbia in stage 12. Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti 

20 Kireyev Roman Kaz Astana   - 3:06:25
21 Brandle Matthias Aut Footon/Servetto   - 3:10:47
22 Wyss Danilo Sui BMC Racing  -  3:25:11
23 Schär Michael Sui BMC Racing   - 3:27:08
24 Sabatini Fabio Ita Liquigas/Doimo   - 3:27:20
25 Konovalovas Ignatas Ltu Cervélo TestTeam   - 3:32:54
26 Stamsnijder Tom Ned Rabobank   - 3:34:23
27 Le Floch Guillaume Fra Bouygues Telecom   - 3:37:01
28 Van Emden Jos Ned Rabobank  -  3:46:02
29 Fouchard Julien Fra Cofidis Credit en Ligne  -  3:50:27

Serial attacker Katusha's Mikhail Ignatiev here on a flyer withSKY's Michael Barry  in stage  9. Reading through the names,  many will be remembered for their presence in the breaks that animated the stages in this Giro.  Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti 

30 Pirazzi Stefano Ita Colnago/CSF Inox   - 3:51:23
31 Bodnar Maciej Pol Liquigas/Doimo   - 3:58:31
32 Morkov Michael Den Saxo Bank   - 4:03:44
33 Ignatiev Mikhail Rus Katusha 4:06:29
34 Gaudin Damien Fra Bouygues Telecom  -  4:18:36
35 Meyer Cameron Aus Garmin/Transitions  -  4:18:54
36 Frapporti Marco Ita Colnago/CSF Inox    - 4:34:45
37 Corti Marco Ita Footon/Servetto/Fuji  92:32:56  - 4:41:33

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