Good day, and welcome to live coverage of Stage 10.
Today's ride is a bumpy one, with the riders taking in four categorized climbs over 200km between Montecatini Terme and Faenza. Should see lots of attacks and breakaways, while the sprinters rest up for tomorrow.
Overnight, the race jury got it right and disqualified Andris Nauduzs, the Latvian Sprinter from CCC-Polstat, for punching Petacchi during yesterday's finale.
Petacchi also got a fine, but was not DQed, for his swinging of his arm at Nauduzs. Also, Petacchi was penalized 25 sprint points, which could hurt his hold on the points jersey down the road.
The Fassa Bortolo sprinter was also given a 1' GC penalty, though he surely doesn't care about that. None of the GC riders lost time yesterday due to the fact that the crash that slowed them was in the final kilometer. That crash was Nauduzs going down, by the way.
6:35 PST. We join the race in progress.
Sixteen riders have a gap of 3' on the field. Garzelli's boys of Caldirola lead the pack. Fredy Gonzalez (Columbia-Selle Italia) is in the break, no doubt trying to add to his lead in the King of the Mountains competition.
Kurt Asle Arvesen (Team Fakta-Pata Chips), the Norwegian Champion, is in the 16-man break, as is Constantino Zaballa (Kelme-Costa Blanca). Both are dangerous riders.
Denis Lunghi (Alessio) and Volodymyr Bileka (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago) are there too. The group is hammering down the far side of one of the many climbs of the day. Fredy Gonzalez took maximum points over the top, and the peloton crested just 3' back of the break.
6:45 am PST. 58 km left. The climb the riders just completed was the Colle Albano. They are flying on the descent. The peloton is hammering in pursuit, Caldirola still leading the charge.
The sprinters are now off the back of the peloton with the climbs really biting now. The peloton is hitting one of the many uncategorized climbs. Two Ceramiche-Panaria riders lead the break. One is Paolo Lanfranchi, the spunky Italian.
6:51 am PST. 52km left. We join the race in progress.
The riders grind up the Valico la Valletta. Garzelli (Caldirola) looks comfortable in Pink at the front of the group. The crowds are thick on the climb, which is devilishly steep. So why doesn't it count towards the King of the Mountains? That's just mean.
The peloton is only 2' 35" behind the sixteen leaders, the gap coming down fast as the course gets harder. A Lampre rider is helping the Caldirola boys set the tempo.
Now Saeco has decided to chase as well, even though they have a man in the break. They actually have the highest placed man in the break, Leonardo Bertagnolli, who was 16th in GC at 4' 19" behind Garzelli. Saeco could be playing some GC cards today....
Dario Cioni (Fassa Bortolo) and Bertagnolli sit on the back of the breakaway.
Fabio from Italy reports on some of the Italian responses to Cipollini's exclusion from the Tour: As you probably know, thanks to yesterday’s winning sprint Mario Cipollini made history by beating Alfredo Binda’s record of Giro stage victories. But somehow even Jean Marie Leblanc, thanks to his decision of excluding the World Champion from the World's biggest stage race, made history as well, perhaps accomplishing an even harder task: "Monsieur Le Tour" unified the Italian press. Against him of course.
Indeed whereas Italian papers are usually (better: always) divided on practically everything, for once the whole press and media in general was unanimously critical of the decision made by the Tour Boss. Here are some of the headlines used by today’s newspapers:
"Cipollini 42 – Mario achieves the record, but in France they do now want him."
Rage almost turns into hate: "It’s an outrage to the rainbow jersey", "Cipollini makes history. But the Tour does not want him." Anti-French uprising (in Italy)"
"No Tour, Mr. Recordman. More victories than Binda are not enough. The Lion King dismissed"
"Cipollini furious after the record: 'The Tour insulted me and cycling', "Pro-Cipo uprising" and, when talking of Mario’s victory, the likes of "Mario replies (to Leblanc) with a masterpiece: Cipollini happy and furious. A poisoned record."
And "A slap to the Tour". Headlines that perfectly summarize the current mood among the Italian media and fans alike.
7:05 am PST. 45 km left. The gap of the 16 riders is down to 2' 38". There are about 10 men in that group working hard on the false flat. Now Bertagnolli (Saeco) attacks the breakaway while his team helps with the chase behind. Go figure!
In addition to what Fabio reports about the Italian response, a lot of American fans are also upset about the exclusion of the Lion King in favor of Jean Delatour. American fans are also worried (like their European counterparts) that Ullrich's new Bianchi squad might not get invited, making Lance's Tour a bit too easy. Many really want to see the big German cross swords with the Texan again.
Now Bertagnolli is back in the break having been chased back. He leads the group up the (uncategorized) climb of Monte Casale. SIMONI ATTACKS THE PELOTON!! The Caldirola boys are desperately counterattacking!!!
Simoni waited for the gap to close enough to attack up the climb. Really, this is a long climb (12km) and looks to be very steep. Again, the organizers didn't make it categorized, but it's a very hard climb. Simoni perhaps wants to bridge up to his teammate and have a go on the long descent to the finish...he's a notorious bomber on the descents.
There are only two climbs left, with nothing but climbing and descending still on the table. Simoni clearly planned this attack before the stage, and knows what he's about with this effort.
So Simoni still charges solo up the penultimate climb, the Monte Casale. Now Bertagnolli, Simoni's teammate, is attacking the group of breakaways! The peloton has gotten very small. Now Popovych (Landbouwkrediet) joins Simoni.
Popovych has now lost Simoni's wheel, and Simoni is flying! Two Caldirola riders still push the pace for Garzelli in the rapidly diminishing peloton. Simoni has started to pass the disintegrating breakaway riders.
7:22 am PST. 35km left. It's a bit confusing out on the course, as both the peloton and the breakaway have exploded. On the climb of the Monte Casale, Simoni's attack has smashed the placid pace of the race and led to frantic charges both in front of him and behind him. What a spectacle!!
Constantino Zaballa (Kelme) is in the front of the race, having attacked at the top of the Casale and now descending. Simoni is now on the descent as well, having passed most (if not all) of the other breakaways.
The peloton is about 35 strong, strung out on the descent as well now. It is unclear how many of the breakaways Simoni has passed and how far ahead of the Caldirola-led peloton he is.
Now the time gap of 24" is given between Simoni and Garzelli. Also, Zaballa is shown as having a 24" gap on the men chasing him. So Zaballa is in front with a 24" gap on somebody, and Simoni is behind Zaballa but 24" ahead the peloton of Garzelli. Charlie Wegelius (De Nardi-Colpack) hits the deck hard. He was on the descent in the peloton. He looks to be in serious pain.
He is holding his hip and back, but not his shoulder. That could be a good sign. He's standing now, working on his bike, so he's likely not seriously injured and will continue. Fortunately, he hit a bale of hay that was put in front of a rock wall on the corner where he went down. Perez Cuapio also "hit the hay," right next to Wegelius. Smart move for the organizers to place the bales there...
So Zaballa is 1' 16" ahead of Simoni, and Simoni is still about 24" ahead of the peloton.
7:37 am PST. 29km left. Simoni is hammering up the final climb, the Monte Trebbio. Simoni passes Fredy Gonzalez, the King of the Mountains leader. Simoni now has a small pack ahead of him in his sights. He is really hanging it all out on this race, putting the hurt on Garzelli.
Garzelli is now alone at the front of the chasing peloton. Meanwhile, Simoni has closed the gap to Zaballa to a mere 28"!! Simoni catches his teammate Bertagnolli, and the Saeco master plan comes clear!! Bertagnolli leads out his boss! And Simoni is now 58" ahead of Garzelli!! Simoni is really whupping ass and taking names today!
Casagrande (Lampre) now counterattacks from the peloton and leaves Garzelli behind! Garzelli is riding a good tempo, but he is clearly hurting, riding alone at the front of the few remaining and elite men in the peloton.
Pantani (Mercatone Uno) is still with Garzelli, as is Honchar (De Nardi) and Noe' (Alessio). Bertagnolli is still giving Simoni a good leadout. Now Simoni charges ahead, catches Zaballa, and drops him! Holy cow, he is taking out the mountain stick and beating everyone with it today!!
Now Garzelli bridges up to the Casagrande/Gonzalez group. Their group is about 7-9 men now. Simoni has sat up on a flatter part of the climb to wait for the four men behind him, including Arvesen and Zaballa and Bertagnolli. They work together to stay away.
7:47 am PST. 24km left. Paolo Tiralongo (Ceramiche-Panaria) is the fifth man in the Simoni group. Now the five leaders charge up and over the top of the Trebbio. Only a long descent now to the finish. Casagrande leads Garzelli at the front of the chase group.
Tiralongo took maximum points on the climb, followed by Simoni. The gap to the Garzelli group is 42". His lead over Simoni is 31", so it will be very close for the Pink at the end of the day.
Arvesen is a great sprinter, and could take Simoni if it comes to a small bunch finish. But he has to keep up with Simoni on the descent. Simoni is leading the front group, which is now down to four: Simoni, Tiralongo, Arvesen, and Bertagnolli.
The four riders start to take turns, with Arvesen and now Bertagnolli pulling on the front. The Garzelli group is chasing hard, and there is some regrouping behind. Pantani is now back in the Pink Jersey group!
Simoni is again leading the front group. The peloton is now back up to about 30 riders, with Casagrande leading the charge in pursuit of Simoni. What an exciting day. It will be interesting to if this attack amounts to anything. The gap is remaining steady at around 40".
7:57 am PST, 15km left. The roads are very narrow on this descent. Pantani almost bites it, and loses touch with the Garzelli group. The riders in the Simoni group continue to take turns, sharing the work to stay away.
Garzelli still leads the chase. He has no friends in the group, and he's looking over his shoulder for help. Nobody there responds. This bodes well for Simoni! He'll likely go for the win just for the time bonus. Pantani is still in the cars with a teammate, trying to catch the Garzelli group. Casagrande now takes a big pull in the Garzelli group.
8:05 am PST. 9km left. Everyone is dying a thousand deaths out there today. There is little organization in the back group, just the big names of Garzelli and Casagrande pulling as hard as they can to try to reel back the flying Simoni group.
The Garzelli group is actually a peloton of about 40 riders now. There is nobody between them and the Simoni group. It is still a mad dash for the Pink, with Simoni trying to snatch it and Garzelli trying to defend it. Casagrande seems to have found his legs today too, though he has a lot of time to overcome after his bad day on Stage 7.
8:08 am PST. 6 km left. Rumsas and Belli are there with Casagrande for the Lampre squad. The Simoni group still has about 18" on the peloton. The roads are flatter and wider now. Tonkov (CCC-Polstat) takes a pull in the peloton. The peloton heads under the 5km banner.
Garzelli pulls off the front after a turn in the peloton, and nobody else comes forward. The peloton still seems disorganized, and Simoni's group is still working like a metronome fighting to stay away.
Arvesen is in fine position to win, but Simoni will want the time bonus. Still, they are working well together. A couple of Kelme and CCC-Polsat men are now doing turns on the front of the peloton.
8:13 am PST. 2km left. The lead is still 18"!! Wait, now it is 20"! It looks like the Simoni group will make it! Kelme is now chasing hard with three men on the front, but to no avail! The leaders are in the final kilometer!
Now Simoni attacks!! The others started to play games, and Simoni flew!
Now Tiralongo and Arvesen catch him! And it's ARVESEN! HEI HEI NORGE! The Norwegian national Champ wins it!!
The peloton is 25" behind the Simoni group! Simoni came in third, and it will be a matter of fractions of seconds to decide the Pink Jersey today!
So it went like this: 1. Arvesen, 2. Tiralongo, 3. Simoni, 4. Bertagnolli. The peloton came across 25" behind Arvesen and Simoni. No word on who is in Pink yet.
Garzelli appears to have preserved his lead by a mere 2" over Simoni! Still, that will be good for Simoni as the pressure of the Pink Jersey will remain on Garzelli. Simoni was given a time at 1" behind Arvesen, so he only took 24" from Garzelli. That could be a big 1". But what a stage! Simoni showed some old-school guts to make the race!
Well, NOW it's Simoni up on the Pink Jersey podium, with the judges saying that it is Simoni by 2" over Garzelli! Wow, even the podium presentations were exciting today!!
1 Arvesen 5h34'23"
2 Tiralongo at 1"
3 Simoni s.t.
4 Bertagnolli at 10"
5 Figueras at 26"
1 Simoni 46h25'55"
2 Garzelli at 2"
3 Noè at 56"
4 Pellizotti at 1'38''
5 Tonkov at 1'52"
Thanks for joining us on this great stage today. See you again tomorrow, right here!
Stage 10 Results
1 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak
5:34:23 /24" 38,040 Km/H
2 Tiralongo Paolo Ita Pan 0:01 /12"
3 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 0:01 /8"
4 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 0:10
5 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 0:26
6 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve s.t.
7 Kirchen Kim Lux Fas s.t.
8 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan s.t.
9 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj s.t.
10 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam s.t.
11 Frigo Dario Ita Fas s.t.
12 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst s.t.
13 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel s.t. /6"
14 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam s.t.
15 Velo Marco Ita Fas s.t.
16 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als s.t.
17 Pantani Marco Ita Mer s.t.
18 Tonkov Pavel Rus Ccc s.t.
19 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc s.t.
20 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc s.t.
21 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin s.t.
22 Garcia Quesada Carlos Esp Kel s.t.
23 Noe' Andrea Ita Als s.t.
24 Codol Massimo Ita Mer s.t.
25 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam s.t.
26 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm s.t.
27 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel s.t.
28 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas s.t.
29 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 3:08
30 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 3:08
31 Laverde Jimenez Luis F. Col Fpf 3:08
32 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae 3:17
33 Lunghi Denis Ita Als 3:17
34 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 3:17
35 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 3:20
36 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan 3:45
37 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 6:06 /2"
38 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als 6:30
39 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten s.t.
40 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan s.t.
41 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae s.t.
42 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer s.t.
43 Romanik Radoslaw Pol Ccc s.t.
44 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam s.t.
45 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae s.t.
46 Conti Roberto Ita Mer s.t.
47 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als s.t.
48 Brozyna Thomas Pol Ccc s.t.
49 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin s.t.
50 Trampusch Gerhard Aut Gst s.t.
51 Clavero Daniel Esp Mer s.t.
52 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj s.t.
53 Munoz Hernan D. Col Clm s.t.
54 Scholz Ronny Ger Gst s.t.
55 Perez Cuapio Julio A. Mex Pan s.t.
56 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf s.t.
57 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin s.t.
58 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve s.t.
59 Chmielewski Piotr Pol Ccc s.t.
60 Barbero Sergio Ita Lam s.t.
61 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan s.t.
62 Moreni Cristian Ita Als s.t.
63 Gasperoni Cristian Ita Mer s.t.
64 Mesa Mesa Hector O. Col Fpf s.t.
65 Carrara Matteo Ita Dnc s.t.
66 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel s.t.
67 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas s.t.
68 Sunderland Scott Aus Fak s.t.
69 Castelblanco Joaquim Col Clm s.t.
70 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 7:01
71 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Mer 9:29
72 Tonetti Gianluca Ita Ten 14:09
73 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 14:09
74 Gryschenko Ruslan Ukr Lan 14:09
75 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 14:29
76 Weigold Steffen Ger Gst s.t.
77 Rodriguez Alexis Esp Kel s.t.
78 Adyeyev Sergiy Ukr Lan s.t.
79 Derepas David Fra Fdj s.t.
80 Massi Rodolfo Ita Clm s.t.
81 Dacruz Carlos Fra Fdj s.t.
82 Manzoni Mario Ita Mer s.t.
83 Mason Oscar Ita Vin s.t.
84 Hardter Uwe Ger Gst s.t.
85 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf s.t.
86 Davis Scott Aus Pan s.t.
87 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten s.t.
88 Cheula Gian Paolo Ita Vin s.t.
89 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae s.t.
90 Sacchi Fabio Ita Sae 16:13
91 Bertoletti Simone Ita Lam s.t.
92 Bernucci Lorenzo Ita Lan s.t.
93 Frattini Cristiano Ita Ten s.t.
94 Quinziato Manuel Ita Lam s.t.
95 Moerenhout Koos Ned Lot s.t.
96 Hoj Frank Den Fak s.t.
97 Palumbo Giuseppe Ita Dnc 17:10
98 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc s.t.
99 Zanotti Leonardo Ita Dnc s.t.
100 Wegelius Charles Gbr Dnc s.t.
101 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst s.t.
102 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm s.t.
103 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan 18:41
104 Joergensen Rene' Den Fak s.t.
105 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj s.t.
106 Stremersch Tom Bel Lan s.t.
107 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf s.t.
108 Winn Juilian Gbr Fak s.t.
109 Baldato Fabio Ita Als s.t.
110 Van Impe Kevin Bel Lot s.t.
111 Guesdon Frederic Fra Fdj s.t.
112 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm s.t.
113 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot s.t.
114 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak s.t.
115 Svorada Jan Cze Lam s.t.
116 Khalilov Mykhaylo Ukr Clm s.t.
117 Steegmans Gert Bel Lot s.t.
118 Galvez Lopez Isaac Esp Kel s.t.
119 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin 22:08
120 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin s.t.
121 Kohut Seweryn Pol Ccc s.t.
122 Forster Robert Ger Gst s.t.
123 Riera Valls Jordi Esp Kel s.t.
124 Petersen Jorgen Bo Den Fak s.t.
125 Zanetti Mauro Ita Ten s.t.
126 Garcia John Freddy Col Clm s.t.
127 Gates Nick Aus Lot s.t.
128 Marini Mirko Ita Ten s.t.
129 Balducci Gabriele Ita Vin 23:42
130 Aug Andrus Est Dnc s.t.
131 Giordani Leonardo Ita Dnc s.t.
132 De Angeli Luca Ita Clm s.t.
133 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas s.t.
134 Ravaioli Ivan Ita Mer s.t.
135 Conte Biagio Ita Fpf s.t.
136 Secchiari Francesco Ita Dve s.t.
137 Marichal Thierry Bel Lot s.t.
138 Lhuillier Regis Fra Fdj s.t.
139 Mondini Gianpaolo Ita Dve s.t.
140 Furlan Angelo Ita Als s.t.
141 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten s.t.
142 Trenti Guido Usa Fas s.t.
143 Pieri Dario Ita Sae s.t.
144 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas s.t.
145 Bennati Daniele Ita Dve s.t.
146 Riebenbauer Werner Aut Fak s.t.
147 Scamardella Salvatore Ita Lan s.t.
148 Wiggins Bradley Gbr Fdj s.t.
149 Lelekin Sergei Rus Ten s.t.
150 Verbrugghe Ief Bel Lot s.t.
151 Bondariew Bogdan Ukr Ccc s.t.
152 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve s.t.
153 Scirea Mario Ita Dve s.t.
154 Brown Graeme Allen Aus Pan s.t.
155 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf s.t.
156 Aggiano Elio Ita Fpf s.t.
157 Ongarato Alberto Ita Dve s.t.
158 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve s.t.
159 D'amore Crescenzo Ita Ten s.t.
160 Apollonio Massimo Ita Vin s.t.
161 Bak Lars Ytting Den Fak s.t.
General Classification after Stage 10 (Maglia Rosa)
1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 46:25:55
2 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 0:02
3 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 0:56
4 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 1:38
5 Tonkov Pavel Rus Ccc 1:52
6 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 1:58
7 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 2:06
8 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 2:28
9 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 3:23
10 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 3:45
11 Velo Marco Ita Fas 4:01
12 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 4:05
13 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 4:12
14 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 4:23
15 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae 4:31
16 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc 4:48
17 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 4:53
18 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 5:01
19 Garcia Quesada Carlos Esp Kel 5:16
20 Codol Massimo Ita Mer 5:21
21 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 7:28
22 Tiralongo Paolo Ita Pan 7:44
23 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 7:45
24 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 8:05
25 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 8:25
Points after Stage 10 (Maglia Ciclamino)
1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 138
2 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve 108
3 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 89
4 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 71
5 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 63
6 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 60
7 Galvez Lopez Isaac Esp Kel 56
8 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 52
9 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 50
10 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 40
11 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 38
12 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 34
13 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve 33
14 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 32
15 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 30
16 Furlan Angelo Ita Als 30
17 Baldato Fabio Ita Als 29
18 Brown Graeme Allen Aus Pan 28
19 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 27
20 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 26
21 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan 24
22 Pieri Dario Ita Sae 24
23 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 23
24 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 21
25 Tiralongo Paolo Ita Pan 20
KOM after Stage 10 (Maglia Verde)
1 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 35
2 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 26
3 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 16
4 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 13
5 Gryschenko Ruslan Ukr Lan 9
6 Tiralongo Paolo Ita Pan 7
7 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 6
8 Moreni Cristian Ita Als 5
9 Tonkov Pavel Rus Ccc 4
10 Garcia Quesada Carlos Esp Kel 3
11 Laverde Jimenez Luis F. Col Fpf 3
12 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 2
13 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 2
14 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 2
15 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst 2
16 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 2
17 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 1
18 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 1
19 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 1
20 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan 1
21 Khalilov Mykhaylo Ukr Clm 1
Intergiro after Stage 10 (Maglia Azzurra)
1 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 28:10:38
2 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 0:18
3 Aggiano Elio Ita Fpf 0:40
4 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 0:48
5 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 0:54
6 Palumbo Giuseppe Ita Dnc 1:01
7 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 1:05
8 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 1:12
9 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 1:12
10 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve 1:12
11 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer 1:15
12 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 1:18
13 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 1:18
14 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel 1:18
15 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 1:18
16 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als 1:18
17 Forster Robert Ger Gst 1:20
18 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 1:24
19 Moreni Cristian Ita Als 1:24
20 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 1:24
21 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten 1:24
22 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 1:28
23 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 1:28
24 Brozyna Thomas Pol Ccc 1:28
25 Conte Biagio Ita Fpf 1:28
Trade Teams after Stage 10 (Fast Team)
1 Saeco - Macchine
Per Caffe' 139:26:24
2 Lampre 0:15
3 Alessio 1:24
4 Ceramiche Panaria - Fiordo 7:27
5 Ccc Polsat 9:23
6 Fassa Bortolo 9:45
7 Kelme - Costa Blanca 12:49
8 Mercatone Uno - Scanavino 13:00
9 Vini Caldirola - Sidermec 13:53
10 Gerolsteiner 14:26
11 De Nardi - Colpack 17:14
12 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 22:33
13 Colombia - Selle Italia 25:09
14 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' - Ciarrocchi 32:57
15 Team Fakta - Pata Chips 39:49
16 Fdjeux.Com 40:44
17 Domina Vacanze - Elitron 1:08:38
18 Tenax 1:10:17
19 Lotto - Domo 1:45:52