|Good day, and welcome to live coverage of the Giro d'Italia. Today should see a return of the sprinters, as this stage is dead flat. Today is flatter than Popeye's girlfriend. It's 222km from Faenza to San Dona' di Piave.
Looking at the stage profile, it looks like Ivan Quaranta could even make it to the finish line with the group today, if he were in the race. It's flatter than JML's head.
Today will likely see lots of "piano" riding. With the Domina Vacanze-Elitron team on the job, and with Robbie McEwen most likely leaving the race after today to prepare for the Tour, his Lotto-Domo squad will be extra motivated to help stamp out any breakaways.
Jeez, today is so flat. There might be some winds there, which could split the peloton into eschelons late in the race if the pace goes up.
6:36 am PST. Two Tenax riders escaped at the 35km point and have built an 11' lead. They are Sergei Lelekin and Mirko Marini. The peloton just went through the intergiro point, which means they have 85km left. Magnus Backstedt (Team Fakta) took the sprint for 3rd there ahead of Moreno Di Biase (Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave).
Gilberto Simoni is looking satisfied in his Pink Jersey. His ride yesterday was very impressive, a calculated and bold gamble of an attack. He said that halfway through the attack he thought he'd blown it, as he didn't have a big enough gap, but the chase was so disorganized and his fellow breakaways worked so hard, that it worked.
The rain is coming down now. On the front of the peloton, the Domina boys are working with Fassa Bortolo, Lotto, and FDJeux.com. Each has contributed a couple of riders to set the pace.
Fassa Bortolo will be looking to set up Petacchi for his fourth stage win. Looking at the tapes again yesterday, I was surprised that Petacchi didn't get tossed for his pugilistic stylings in Stage 9.
When I went through the frame-by-frame, it was clear that he tagged Nauduzs right on the noggin with his fist. When Nauduzs (stupidly) retaliated, Nauduzs got tossed. But Petacchi, who is Italian and wears the Points Jersey, was simply fined and docked 25 points. Hmmmm....
The Caldirola-Sidermac men are riding 6 strong behind the lead worker bees in the peloton. A pack of Saeco men are not far behind them. The peloton now looks miserable and wet, like a bunch of half-drowned cats. They will certainly chase down the break later, but for now they just look unhappy.
6:54 am PST. The gap of the leaders is down to 8' 35". This rain probably isn't lifting their spirits and giving them power to stay away. The peloton rolls along in pursuit.
The gap has now fallen to 7' 28". The peloton is strung out, having taken an interest now in the chase.
Apparently, this pugilistic exchange of ideas between Petacchi and Nauduzs had been brewing for days. Nauduzs said that Petacchi has tried to push him around several times and actually ruined his sprint on at least one occasion.
For his part, Petacchi said that Nauduzs was simply a bad rider who had been making dangerous moves the entire race. The Italian race jury seemed to agree with that evaluation.
As several commentators have noted, Fassa Bortolo has had problems with their riders going all Mike Tyson for three consecutive Giros now. Two years ago, it was Wladimir Belli socking a "Simoni hooligan" on the top of a climb. Last year, Francesco Casagrande attacked a small young rider without provocation and crashed the poor young man out of the race.
Both Belli and "Scarecrow" Casagrande got disqualified for their actions. But Petacchi didn't this year for a similar incident. Still, it is a bit bizarre... do they train for this kind of thing? Well, at least they haven't tried to bite off the other riders' ears like Tyson did to Holyfield.
7:09 am PST. The rain has stopped for now. The peloton is no longer so strung out. Mario sits up in the middle of the pack to get some food from the back of his stylish World Champion's jersey. Sorry ladies (and some gents), he doesn't look like he's going to take the jersey off and ride bare-chested again today. Too cold. The gap of the two breakaways is down to under 7' now.
7:16 am PST. The gap is down to 4' 45". Petacchi is already sitting on Cipollini's wheel. I don't see any other riders trying to challenge Petacchi for that wheel either. Probably smart, given what happened on Stage 9.
Lance Armstrong made some very strong comments about Cipollini's exclusion from the Tour. He said that he had asked the Tour's organizers for an explanation and received no reply. He then listed three reasons the decision was wrong: Cipo is World Champion, Cipo is the best sprinter in the world, and Cipo is a popular personality.
He could have also added that the Domina Vacanze-Elitron team would really be his ally on the flat stages, as they would work with Postal to help control any breakaways and chase down late attacks. Without them, Postal's job will be much harder.
Armstrong's sentiment is a popular one in the United States amongst cycling fans. Even Robbie McEwen, Cipo's arch-rival, has expressed disappointment about Cipo's exclusion.
Oscar Mason (Caldirola-Sidermec) has crashed very hard over a barrier and into a culvert. He looks in a lot of pain. He is sitting up, and now he is standing. They have a stretcher ready, but he doesn't look bad enough to need one.
The doctors are checking for breaks in his ribs and collar bones. He is standing next to the stretcher, and he looks a bit pained and dazed still. Now he lays on the stretcher. His Giro is over. This will really hurt Garzelli's chances down the road, as Mason is a very good domestique. But thankfully, Mason was able to walk around a bit and seems not as bad off as he looked at first.
7:31 am PST. The crash has slacked the pace in the peloton a bit. Riders are sliding to the back for a flying "nature break" (look out, fans along the road!) and for water bottles from the team cars to fuel the next nature break.
Lelekin and Marini have a lead of about 2' 30". It isn't raining now, but the clouds they are riding towards are black and menacing. That could be discouraging for them. It looks like it is just pouring down the road.
Italian television keeps showing shots of the menacing clouds. It looks like the animals are going to start pairing up and looking for a guy named Noah any minute now.
The road surface in the final circuit is wet, and could pose some dangers for the riders. There is a corner near the finish line, and that could pose a real problem.
The Domina, Fassa, and Lotto boys are still leading the chase. The gap is plummeting. The two Tenax riders, having gotten the good publicity for their team, seem to have given up the ghost.
7:42 am PST. 40km left. The roads are long and straight and, oh, did I mention that they are FLAT? The peloton is rapidly swooping down on the breakaway on the same stretch of road.
A lot of racers are at the team cars picking up rain slickers for themselves and their team leaders. Spots of rain are hitting the camera lenses now.
Man, the sky has really opened up now. The Fassa boys are pushing through on the front in their short sleeves, the rain slickers not yet having made it back up to the front of the peloton yet. The water on the road makes it look like glass.
Now a Kelme rider launches an attack on the peloton! It is Jordi Riera, and he has a gap. The lead of the Tenax duo is down to 1'.
A trio of riders is after Riera now. They bridge to Riera. There is a gap of about 100 meters between them and the peloton. The cameras are getting foggy now with the moisture from the rain.
7:54 am PST. 27km left . With Saeco putting pressure on the front, all the breaks are now back in the peloton. Now the sprinters and their teams start to bustle near the front. Nauduzs complained that Cipo's wheel wasn't marked "Property of Petacchi," but Alessandro is once again there staking his claim.
The roads are soaking wet and sketchy. This could be a real problem in the sprint finale. Simoni is right behind his boys at the front. He is certainly aware of the danger for a crash, and will likely fight very hard to stay at the front and out of danger until the finish.
The group is very compact, with three Fassas and three Saecos on the front. There is a crosswind, but not strong enough yet (and the pressure on the front isn't high enough yet) to split the field.
A Lampre rider (their numbers are covered by rain slickers) is off the back. It looks like somebody (probably Casagrande) had a mechanical, and is being paced back by two teammates. They should reintegrate into the peloton no problem.
8:08 am PST. 19km left. Fassa is five strong at the front. Petacchi is on their wheel now, not Cipo's. Alessandro has taken a page out of Cipo's fashion book: he is sporting shorts that are the same color as his Points Jersey. Now he just needs to get a two-day grow of stubble and a finer mane of hair, and he'll be ready to take over all of Mario's duties in the peloton.
8:11 am PST. 15km left. No change: Fassa and Saeco still on the front. No sign of Domina Vacanze-Elitron yet, but they'll be there in the last 5km. With the penalty he received in the Points competition, Petacchi is only 30 points ahead of Cipollini (138 to 108). With the way Mario has been going, Petacchi had better watch out.
Kurt Arvesen (Team Fakta-Pata Chips) grimaces and shakes his head for the camera near the back of the peloton. The Norwegian isn't at all interested in another stage win today.
8:19 am PST. 10km left. It will be interesting to see if that final jog in the road will effect the sprint like the hard corner on Stage 9. Garzelli is positioning himself near the front, likely trying to avoid crashes and perhaps gap his competitors again. Cipollini and Petacchi are already at the back of their leadout trains: the zebras are now mixing it at the front.
McEwen is right on Cipo's wheel. He has announced that his is his last stage, so he is extra-motivated today. Three Caldirola men lead the peloton. There is a crash! Near the back, Graeme Brown has a spill and his machine is toast. He is standing up fine, but his chance is shot for today as he waits for his team car!
The riders are coming through the final circuit now. Mario Scirea, one of Cipo's men, goes down in that corner leading into the finale. The racers ride through the finish line, and now will go on the circuit that leads back to the line. Scirea's crash shows how dangerous that final corner is.
8:24 am PST. 4km left. The Fassa men are still on the front! Here comes the Domina men, though. Petacchi and McEwen and Cipo are there. The Fassa train on the left of the road are now challenged by the Domina chain on the right-hand side of the road.
The wild zebra-men of Domina Vacanze are now in control. The fight now will be to be the first through that final corner. Whoever comes through that final corner in the best position will surely win it.
Galvez Lopez of Kelme is there, as is Alessio's Furlan. A Tenax rider is attacking!!
Final kilometer, and the Domina men are nailing him back. It is now Mario on 3rd wheel. Here comes the big finale!
Here comes the corner! Cipo and Galvez Lopez go down!!!
McEwen easily wins it, it looks like. Cipo was brought down by Galvez Lopez, who undercut Cipo on the corner! Furlan went down too! It is McEwen - won it by about 20 meters.
Cipollini is holding his left shoulder and looks both angry and in pain. Man, that was a horrible crash. Galvez Lopez undercut Cipo on the inside and took the corner too tight. His wheels went out, and he slid right into Cipo, who looked to have the corner measured perfectly. They both slid on the ground across the slick road and slammed into the barriers at high speed.
Cipo will be very, very pissed off at Galvez Lopez for trying to jump him into the corner and screwing it up. Really a terrible move by the Spaniard.
McEwen had hit the corner first, his excellent handling skills helping him to navigate it perfectly. Petacchi made it through clean, and came in 2nd. As Cipo slid across the road, he and his machine were piled up on top of Galvez Lopez, so at least he won't have as much road rash as the Spaniard who caused the crash.
It looks to me like McEwen would have won regardless of the crash. He had made a perfect move to be on the front through the corner. Cipo was 2nd wheel, and Galvez Lopez was trying to move from 3rd to 2nd wheel when he slipped. All in all, a great win for McEwen who had it nailed perfectly.
The people who organized the race must have been thinking with their hams to put such corners so close to the finish line on two flat stages in a row. That was just a horribly dangerous last corner.
In their defense, though, the riders did get a chance to ride through it once and measure it out on both Stage 9 and today's Stage 11. They are professionals who know how to handle their bikes in such situations. Still, though, that was a very hairy and dangerous finale.
No word yet on Cipo...he finished, but he looked to be in pain holding his shoulder. Galvez Lopez also got up as well. That's a good sign: all the riders walked away from what was really a spectacular and horrible crash. The question is, will they be able to ride tomorrow, especially with such devastating climbs on the profile. Also, Cipo might have seriously injured that shoulder he was holding.
1 Robbie Mc Ewen 5h44'13"
2 Alessandro Petacchi at 2"
3 Crescenzo D'Amore (Tenax) s.t.
4 Mykhaylo Khalilov (Columbia-Selle Italia) s.t.
5 Jan Svorada (Lampre) at 5"
Top 5 GC
1 Simoni 52h10'13"
2 Garzelli a 2"
3 Noč a 56"
4 Pellizotti a 1'38''
5 Tonkov a 1'52"
Thank you for joining us today. Tomorrow is the famed Zoncolan stage and is not to be missed, so be right here for more live coverage of the 86th Giro d'Italia!
Stage 11 Results
1 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 5:44:13 /20" 39,393 Km/H
2 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas s.t. /12"
3 D'amore Crescenzo Ita Ten s.t. /8"
4 Khalilov Mykhaylo Ukr Clm s.t.
5 Svorada Jan Cze Lam s.t.
6 Trenti Guido Usa Fas s.t.
7 Trampusch Gerhard Aut Gst s.t.
8 Bernucci Lorenzo Ita Lan s.t.
9 Aug Andrus Est Dnc s.t.
10 Velo Marco Ita Fas s.t.
11 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer s.t.
12 De Angeli Luca Ita Clm s.t.
13 Riebenbauer Werner Aut Fak s.t.
14 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel s.t.
15 Weigold Steffen Ger Gst s.t.
16 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan s.t.
17 Gates Nick Aus Lot s.t.
18 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als s.t.
19 Winn Juilian Gbr Fak s.t.
20 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj s.t.
21 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc s.t.
22 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin s.t.
23 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan s.t.
24 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst s.t.
25 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als s.t.
26 Noe' Andrea Ita Als s.t.
27 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae s.t.
28 Pantani Marco Ita Mer s.t.
29 Frigo Dario Ita Fas s.t.
30 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas s.t.
31 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc s.t.
32 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc s.t.
33 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam s.t.
34 Riera Valls Jordi Esp Kel s.t.
35 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel s.t.
36 Bennati Daniele Ita Dve s.t.
37 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam s.t.
38 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam s.t.
39 Derepas David Fra Fdj s.t.
40 Tonkov Pavel Rus Ccc s.t.
41 Rodriguez Alexis Esp Kel s.t.
42 Codol Massimo Ita Mer s.t.
43 Garcia Quesada Carlos Esp Kel s.t.
44 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel s.t.
45 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae s.t.
46 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc s.t.
47 Bak Lars Ytting Den Fak s.t.
48 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak s.t. /2"
49 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als s.t.
50 Romanik Radoslaw Pol Ccc s.t.
51 Kirchen Kim Lux Fas s.t.
52 Manzoni Mario Ita Mer s.t.
53 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas s.t.
54 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin s.t.
55 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve s.t.
56 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj s.t.
57 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas s.t.
58 Laverde Jimenez Luis F. Col Fpf s.t.
59 Hoj Frank Den Fak s.t.
60 Ravaioli Ivan Ita Mer s.t.
61 Gasperoni Cristian Ita Mer s.t.
62 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas s.t.
63 Van Impe Kevin Bel Lot s.t.
64 Carrara Matteo Ita Dnc s.t.
65 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf s.t.
66 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst s.t.
67 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan s.t.
68 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten s.t.
69 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Mer s.t.
70 Baldato Fabio Ita Als s.t.
71 Clavero Daniel Esp Mer s.t.
72 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan s.t.
73 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae s.t.
74 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam s.t.
75 Zanotti Leonardo Ita Dnc s.t.
76 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel s.t.
77 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf s.t.
78 Guesdon Frederic Fra Fdj s.t.
79 Massi Rodolfo Ita Clm 0:23
80 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 0:00
81 Davis Scott Aus Pan 0:00
82 Lunghi Denis Ita Als 0:00
83 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 0:56
84 Forster Robert Ger Gst 0:00
85 Kohut Seweryn Pol Ccc 0:56
86 Bertoletti Simone Ita Lam 0:56
87 Moreni Cristian Ita Als 0:58
88 Castelblanco Joaquim Col Clm 0:58
89 Quinziato Manuel Ita Lam 0:58
90 Frattini Cristiano Ita Ten 0:58
91 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae 1:00
92 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan s.t.
93 Stremersch Tom Bel Lan s.t.
94 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae s.t.
95 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae s.t.
96 Adyeyev Sergiy Ukr Lan s.t.
97 Giordani Leonardo Ita Dnc s.t.
98 Mondini Gianpaolo Ita Dve s.t.
99 Brozyna Thomas Pol Ccc 1:04
100 Bondariew Bogdan Ukr Ccc 1:04
101 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 1:13
102 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve 0:00
103 Furlan Angelo Ita Als 0:00
104 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae 1:20
105 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 1:24
106 Ongarato Alberto Ita Dve 1:27
107 Pieri Dario Ita Sae 1:28
108 Joergensen Rene' Den Fak 1:29
109 Tiralongo Paolo Ita Pan 1:36
110 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten 2:19
111 Hardter Uwe Ger Gst 2:25
112 Gryschenko Ruslan Ukr Lan 2:25
113 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan 2:25
114 Conte Biagio Ita Fpf 2:27
115 Conti Roberto Ita Mer s.t.
116 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin s.t.
117 Lelekin Sergei Rus Ten s.t. /6"
118 Marichal Thierry Bel Lot s.t.
119 Chmielewski Piotr Pol Ccc s.t.
120 Munoz Hernan D. Col Clm 2:30
121 Sacchi Fabio Ita Sae s.t.
122 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm s.t.
123 Zanetti Mauro Ita Ten s.t.
124 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm s.t.
125 Scamardella Salvatore Ita Lan s.t.
126 Apollonio Massimo Ita Vin s.t.
127 Scholz Ronny Ger Gst s.t.
128 Perez Cuapio Julio A. Mex Pan s.t.
129 Garcia John Freddy Col Clm s.t.
130 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin s.t.
131 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan s.t.
132 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf s.t.
133 Barbero Sergio Ita Lam s.t.
134 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf s.t.
135 Tonetti Gianluca Ita Ten s.t.
136 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf s.t.
137 Balducci Gabriele Ita Vin s.t.
138 Mesa Mesa Hector O. Col Fpf s.t.
139 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin s.t.
140 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten s.t.
141 Sunderland Scott Aus Fak s.t.
142 Aggiano Elio Ita Fpf s.t.
143 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj s.t.
144 Moerenhout Koos Ned Lot s.t.
145 Cheula Gian Paolo Ita Vin s.t.
146 Palumbo Giuseppe Ita Dnc s.t.
147 Petersen Jorgen Bo Den Fak 2:41
148 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 2:41
149 Dacruz Carlos Fra Fdj 2:41
150 Scirea Mario Ita Dve 3:03
151 Secchiari Francesco Ita Dve 4:02
152 Lhuillier Regis Fra Fdj 4:32
153 Verbrugghe Ief Bel Lot 4:32
154 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst 4:34
155 Wegelius Charles Gbr Dnc 4:35
156 Marini Mirko Ita Ten 4:36 /4"
157 Steegmans Gert Bel Lot 5:35
158 Brown Graeme Allen Aus Pan 5:35
159 Wiggins Bradley Gbr Fdj 5:35
160 Galvez Lopez Isaac Esp Kel 0:00
General Classification after Stage 11 (Maglia Rosa)
1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 52:10:08
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 Velo Marco Ita Fas 4:01
11 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 4:12
12 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 4:23
13 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc 4:48
14 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 4:53
15 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 4:58
16 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 5:01
17 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 5:05
18 Garcia Quesada Carlos Esp Kel 5:16
19 Codol Massimo Ita Mer 5:21
20 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae 5:51
21 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 7:45
22 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 8:05
23 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 8:25
24 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 9:18
25 Tiralongo Paolo Ita Pan 9:20
Points Classification after Stage 11 (Maglia Ciclamino)
1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 158
2 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 114
3 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve 108
4 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 77
5 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 71
6 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 60
7 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 56
8 Galvez Lopez Isaac Esp Kel 56
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 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 30
16 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 30
17 Furlan Angelo Ita Als 30
18 Baldato Fabio Ita Als 29
19 Brown Graeme Allen Aus Pan 28
20 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 26
21 D'amore Crescenzo Ita Ten 26
22 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan 24
23 Pieri Dario Ita Sae 24
24 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 23
25 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 22
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 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 2
16 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst 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 11 (Maglia Azzurra)
1 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 31:54:54
2 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 0:14
3 Aggiano Elio Ita Fpf 0:54
4 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 1:02
5 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 1:04
6 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 1:10
7 Palumbo Giuseppe Ita Dnc 1:15
8 Lelekin Sergei Rus Ten 1:26
9 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve 1:26
10 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 1:26
11 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 1:26
12 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer 1:29
13 Marini Mirko Ita Ten 1:32
14 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 1:32
15 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 1:32
16 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 1:32
17 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als 1:32
18 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel 1:32
19 Forster Robert Ger Gst 1:34
20 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 1:38
21 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten 1:38
22 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 1:38
23 Moreni Cristian Ita Als 1:38
24 Conte Biagio Ita Fpf 1:42
25 Furlan Angelo Ita Als 1:42
Trade Team after Stage 11 (Fast Team)
1 Saeco - Macchine Per Caffe' 156:39:03
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 Gerolsteiner 14:26
10 Vini Caldirola - Sidermec 16:20
11 De Nardi - Colpack 17:14
12 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 22:33
13 Colombia - Selle Italia 25:32
14 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' - Ciarrocchi 32:57
15 Team Fakta - Pata Chips 39:49
16 Fdjeux.com 40:44
17 Domina Vacanze - Elitron 1:09:38
18 Tenax 1:11:15
19 Lotto - Domo 1:45:52