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By Fabio
Date: 5/22/2003

“This is the fundamental stage” (Stefano Garzelli). “I’m going for the win today” (Francesco Casagrande). “I want to be there, and gain more and more time” (Gilberto Simoni).

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the twelfth leg of the 86th Giro d’Italia. The stage featuring the most fearful of all climbs, the Zoncolan. Located in the northern part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-eastern Italy, not far from the Austrian and Slovenian borders, the Monte Zoncolan has got all necessary qualifications to become the toughest climb in cycling, or at least the most difficult one ever tackled in Grand Tours.

Well, that’s true if the Zoncolan is tackled on its western side, from the town of Ovaro: a helluva climb of some 8.3 km. with a difference in altitude of more than 1200 metres. Numbers that say it all!! But as the route is not yet ready for cycling, because it’s too narrow and also a couple tunnels would make it difficult for the race caravan to get to the top of the climb (or maybe, as someone suggested, it’s cycling that is not ready enough for such route ?) organizers opted for the “Eastern way”: Thursday’s stage will end in a 13.3-km. ascent starting in the town of Sutrio.

Tour of Italy organizers are reportedly working on making the “western option” a viable one, and perhaps in a couple years, after a few changes to the roads, we’ll be finally able to see the Girini on the “Climb of all Climbs”. But in the meantime, mountain goats may start enjoy today’s final difficulty. Coming after a few more ascents scattered along the second half of the parcours. Not a route riders who can’t climb should be happy of …

Gazzetta dello Sport”. Italy’s N.° 1 sport newspaper, and part of the Giro organization as well, introduced the stage in the following way:

STAGE 12: The most expected uphill arrival lap (departing from San Doná di Piave) is due to take place on Thursday, May 22nd, and will remain an unforgettable event, with the never climbed before Zoncolan. This twelfth lap will surely create big changes in the places. Until then the Giro had only been a scene for various skirmishes, now the time of truth has come for the climbers, along these three mountains: the Fuessa, a considerable obstacle, (10.6 km. of uphill climbing with an average gradient of 8.7 %), then the Sella Valcalda (6.6 km long with an average gradient of 8.7 %) and finally the terrible Mount Zoncolan, which will be responsible of a clean sorting. It is the first time that the Giro is confronted with this slope considered a real bugbear: along its 13.3 km., the average gradient is already important, but reaches stretches with the most impressive 19 and even 22%. On the Zoncolan the categorical imperative for sprinters is to save their legs for the future”.

But with the ongoing battle for the Maglia Rosa, with Simoni and Garzelli divided by 2” only, and many others trying to make up for the time they lost on the Terminillo (where the gaps were bigger than expected) and on Tuesday’s stage over the Appennine hills (where Simoni surprised again and started the fireworks despite many expected all GC threats to save energies and leave room to stage-hunters), the spotlight would definitely not be on sprinters saving their legs. The whole focus will be on the Simonis, Garzellis, Pantanis, Casagrandes, Noes, Frigos,Perez Cuapios and TerminAitors of the bunch (and - why not ? – the tiny Colombian climbers), all of them ready for the battle, all of them ready to give fans a helluva show on the way to the Zoncolan montain top.

Another “showman” of the peloton will not be there instead. Due to the consequences pf yesterday’s crash at San Doná di Piave, Mario Cipollini had to pull out of the race, and on Thursday morning the Domina Vacanze sprinter got into a car (visibly slowly, as the pain was making quite difficult for him to move) and headed (obviously he was not driving) for his Tuscan home. More details on Cipo’s abandon, as well as words from the World Champion, are available HERE. Also the other rider involved in yesterday’s “spectacular” crash, Kelme’s Isaac Gálvez López of Spain, was not at the startline this morning.


Stage 12 of the 86th Giro d’Italia got underway on Thursday morning at 11 hours 40 minutes local time. As usual in this first part of the race, nothing worthy of mention happened happened in the opening 30-40 minutes of racing. Nothing apart from the abandon of Formaggi Pinzolo’s Elio Aggiano. The Apulian rider, former Mapei and former Vitalicio Seguros, has been one of most combative guys throughout the first week. We’ll certainly miss him in some of the next stages.

Soon later some Kelme guy were notably active up front, and tried to break clear. But the peloton kept regrouped. One hour into the stage, riders had covered 40.800 km. Not a bad pace at all!

At the 43 km. mark, a breakaway group formed, containing Fortunato Baliani, Denmark’s Bo Hamburger (both riding for the smaller Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé-Ciarrocchi Immobiliare team), Spain’s Ignacio Gutiérrez Cataluña (Kelme-Costa Blanca), Serhyi Adyeyev (member of the strong Ukrainian contingent at Landbouwkrediet-Colnago), Italy’s Mauro Zanetti (Tenax), and Colombian mountain goat John Fredy Garcia (needless to say, riding for Colombia-Selle Italia).

The leading sextet quickly opened a gap of 35”, but it went up to 01’40” within 20 minutes, and got to 03’05” no more than 20 minutes later, when Fortunato Baliani was the first across the line at the Intergiro in San Daniele del Friuli.

At the km. 90 mark, with the gap up to 03’42”, and right before the feeding zone at Osoppo, John Fredy Garcia fell off the wheels of his breakaway companions, and was caught by the peloton half a dozen minutes later, after crossing Osoppo.

At the km. 100 mark, the gap had slightly decreased: 03’12”, with Garcia’s teammates of the Selle Italia squad leading the chase behind in the bunch. The lead of the 5-strong break kept slightly but steadily going down: at the km. 107 mark it was 02’50”, some 5 kms. later it was 02’45”, when the bunch hit the town of Tolmezzo (70k to go, and the first climb of the day about to start) the gap had shrinked to 02’20”

A few kilometres later a crash involved Cristian Moreni (Ita – Alessio), 1997 P-R winner Frédéric. Guesdon (Fra –, Paolo Tiralongo (Ita – Panaria-Fiordo), Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa-Kelme Costa Blanca) and young Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita – Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé). Due to the consequences of the crash (suspected broken collarbone for both), Moreni and Tiralongo were forced to abandon.

A true pity for the riders, and notably for the Panaria-Fiordo Sicilian, who had a great performance on the Appennines two days ago, when he was part of the 4-man successful break, managed to stay on Simoni’s wheels and finished second to Arvesen, and today could have been going for some more personal gòlory, or more likely be of fundamental help to teammate Pérez Cuapio. Definitely a big loss for the Bruno Reverberi boys.

In the meantime, another Colombia-Selle Italia rider attacked: after J.F. Garcia, it was the turn of KOM specialist Fredy González Martinez, who rode away of the chasing bunch together with Caucchioli (last year’s podium finisher is not a GC threat this time) and Kelme’s Adolfo Garcia Quesada. The trio was soon joined by another Landbouwkrediet’s Ukrainian, Ruslan Gryschenko, and caught and passed Zanetti, unable to follow the wheels of both the leaders and the first chasing bunch, and absorbed by the main peloton.

A little more than 125 km. into the race, The 4 men remained in the lead had a 01’08” advantage over the 4-strong chasing bunch, with the main peloton 17” further behind. The avearge speed after three hours of racing was good: 42.450 km/h.

With the gaps going down to 50” and 01’08” respectively, Gryschenko was dropped and reabsorbed by the peloton, and replaced by Italy’s Marzio Bruseghin. The two groups soon joined, but Garcia Quesada was struggling and got dropped. Bruseghin was not instead, and soon attacked and put 10” into his break mates (now just Caucchioli, Gutierrez, Gonzalez, Baliani), with the Simoni bunch 01’05” down.

Fredy Gonzalez attacked and went on a solo chase, but Bruseghin put 5” more on him. At the KOM Prime in Fuessa, the results were:

1. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita - Fassa Bortolo)
2. Fredy Gonzalez Martinez (Col – Colombia-Selle Italia)
3. Constantino Zaballa Gutiérrez (Spa – Kelme)

On the following descent, with the main bunch further behind (at 02’13”) Bruseghin continued on his solo breakaway, while Fredy Gonzalez was caught by Kelme's Tino Zaballa, and Adolfo Garcia Quesada, Alessio's Pietro Caucchioli, but also Lampre’s Wladimir Belli, Poland’s Brozyna (CCC-Polsat) and, soon later, good ol’ Gianni Faresin (Gerolsteiner).

So a chasing bunch of 7 formed behind the Fassa Bortolo Venetian, with the main peloton now taking it easy, as the 30-strong bunch containing the overall contenders gained some 20 more members on the Fuessa descent. Several teammates of Simoni (not surprisingly the Saecos are riding tempo) and Pantani were there.

(Additional commentary provided by Locutus.)

More riders, including Adveyev and Michele Gobbi joined the chasing bunch, now consisting of 11 riders, and 02'35" down to solo leader Marzio Bruseghin, with 30k to go. The Saeco-led peloton with all the big names inside were some 04' behind the Fassa Bortolo rider.

Mazzoleni (Sidermec) had a flat and is getting paced back up to the group.

1542 - The main peloton got more and more members, and it's made up of some 70 guys now, including all of Simoni's teammates but Dario Pieri, who got dropped early and never recovered.

Wow, Belli is in that chase group. That's dangerous to have a guy like that off the front.

1544 - Pantani's DS Marino Amadori: "Marco is doing fine, is determined and wants do his best today."

1545 - 25k to go for solo leader Bruseghin. Also France's Sandy Casar - FDJ, who performed well in Tuesday's stage too, joined the chasing bunch.

1547 - While Gonzalez was struggling at the back of the main bunch, Hamburger, Zaballa, Adveyev and Gobbi were dropped from the chasing bunch.

1549 - The main bunch started cutting down the gap. Bruseghin had just a 02'53" lead over Simoni's bunch.

Those Saeco boys are strong today, they are hammering. They just picked up a couple of breakaways.

1550 - Hamburger and Adveyev were caught by the main bunch, while Simoni just lost one his best teammates: Sabaliauskas got dropped.

1553 - 3km to the top of the climb for Bruesghin, now leading by 01'32" over 7 chasers, and some more than 02' over the bunch.

Simoni still has four boys with him. Glad to see they have such nice weather today.

1555 - Change in the chasing bunch: Belli and Garcia Quesada dropped the rest and are now trying to join Bruseghin. Simoni's bunch is 02'42" down to the leader.

Lampre's DS: "Belli's move is aimed at making other teams work."

1557 - Fredy Gonzalez joined Quesada and Belli. So it's three men chasing Bruseghin. They are 01'05" behind the solo leader.

1558 - 29-year-old Marzio Bruseghin from the Veneto region of Italy turned a professional rider in 1997 with Brescialat. Then moved to Banesto where he stayed 4 years, and recently joined Fassa Bortolo.

1600 - Bruseghin got first across the top of the Sella Valcalda climb. The three chasers came in 47" behind.

1602 - The main peloton got to the top of the climb as well. The gap to Bruseghin was 02'31". Fredy Gonzalez Martinez put more points in store for the KOM Classification as he was second.

1606 - 15k to go for Bruseghin, on the descent into Sutrio. The Zoncolan will start (for him) in a couple kms. Caucchioli, Brozyna, Casara and Faresin regained Belli, Quesada and F. Gonzalez.

The gaps: Bruseghin leading the 7 chasers by 53", the main bunch about 02'30" behind.

1609 - Only 4 of Simoni's teammates left at the front of the bunch riding tempo. Bruseghin took his helmet off, while Belli and Gonzalez are seemngly having a small quarrel.

But it didn't end in a boxing match...

1612 - The awful Zoncolan officially started. Most riders took off their helmets, while a few riders, including Cioni and Lanfranchi, already got dropped.

Belli said goodbye to his breakaway mates and started a solo chase of Bruseghin.

Aitor is hurting. Big surprise.

1612 - 38" between Bruseghin and Belli. Aitor Gonzalez lost contact with the main bunch, but is now trying to regain it.

It's the Mercatone guys forcing the pace. A good sign for Pantani?

Well, Pantani has his helmet off and is near the front of the pack. Look out!!

1614 - Brozyna and Freddy Gonzalez swallowed by the main bunch. The Italian TV commentator almost broke into tears when talking of possible redemption day for Pantani.

1616 - Tonkov and Frigo seemingly in trouble. Pellizotti struggling. Belli caught and dropped Bruseghin.

10k to go. Belli on a solo lead, the peloton 01'06" down! Pellizotti, Tonkov, Figueras and Gasparre dropped. Frigo still struggling.

1617 - Bad news for Christian Moreni in the meantime: it's official now: he suffered a broken collarbone in the crash.

Lucky Perez is still in the Simoni group! Go LUCKY!

1619 - Belli is leading his next chasers by 42". Simoni's and Pantani's bunch is at 58".

Frigo losing more and more time.

Still about 20 guys in Simoni's group.

1621 - 9k to go, Belli and the main bunch (45" down) are on a steep section, gradient between 09% and 12%.

Lucky Perez and then Pantani are lined up on Simoni's wheel!

1622 - Surprisingly Dario Frigo regained the main bunch. Belli is leading Bruseghin by 20". The peloton (that just caught Faresin) is at 40".

1623 - The group with Figueras, Tonkov and Pellizotti is about 50m down to the Simoni's bunch.

The Mercatone-led peloton caught Bruseghin. Next target: Belli.

1625 - Pantani, Simoni and Perez Cuapio are neck-to-neck in the first places of the peloton, now led by Gasperoni. Caucchioli dropped.

Frigo, Gonzalez, Popovych, Scarponi, Garzelli are there as well. Sandy Casar just got dropped by the peloton, about 20 meters back...

1626 - 7K to go. Still two domestiques left for Pantani, and one (Mazzoleni) for Garzelli.

The gap betwen Belli and the bunch is 43". Noé, Rumsas and Totsching are part of the chasing bunch as well.

1629 - Figueras, Tonkov and Pelizotti lost all hopes to regain the chasing bunch. They are 200m down to Simoni, Pantani, Garzelli, etc. Casagrande is 3rd wheel in the peloton, Garzelli is 2nd wheel.

1631 - Belli slightly increased his lead, now up to 46".

1632 - Gasperoni still setting the pace. Garzelli and Casgrande behind him. Pantani and Simoni a couple places behind. Frigo at the botttom of the bunch.

1631 - 5k to go for Belli. Gasperoni ended his work for Pantani and got dropped. Only 5km left, but that road is starting to get steep.

1632 - Now it's Mazzoleni setting the pace for Garzelli, with his leader and Casagrande behind him. The gap is 43".

1634 - Figueras, Tonkov, Pellizotti and Casar are 28" down on the pink jersey. Pantani lost his last teammate Codol, dropped along with Baranowski and Quesada.

1635 - 4K to go. Popovych still inside the bunch. Simoni in the 4th place of the bunch, Pantani a lttle behind him.

1636 - 3.5 km. to go for Belli, the 3 steepest 3 kms. are about to come.

Belli is in the saddle, looking steady.

1638 - Belli started losing time: the gap reduced to 26". Tonkov is 01'24" down to Belli, the chasing bunch is made up of some 15 riders.

1638 - the steepst part of the ascent, the last 3 kms. started. Frigo dropped.




1643 - 2 Km. to go,. Simoni on a solo lead, Casagrande in second place. Then Garzelli, followed by Popovych, Pantani, Belli, Scarponi and Gonzalez. Garzelli passes Casagrande. They still aren't that far back. Pantani catches Casagrande! Go Elefantino!

1644 - Garzelli now trying to drop both Pantani and Casgrande. Gradient up to more than 20%. Garzelli and Pantani now chasing Simoni.

1645 - Popovych and Casagrande are about to catch Pantani and Garzelli.

1646 - Pantani and Garzelli working well together. But SIMONI is 22" ahead. 1k TO GO FOR SIMONI. POPOVYCH AND CASAGRANDE STILL ABOUT 50M BEHIND GARZELLI AND PANTANI.

1648 - The speed must be about 10 km/h for everyone now. They should have ropes attached to their bikes in case they fall off...

1649 - 500m to go. Popovych and Casagrande getting closer to Pantani and Garzelli.

1650 - Noé and Perez Cuapio are a few seconds behind Popo and Casagrande.



Simoni: "This has ascent was too hard even for me". As for the GC, Simoni's now leading Garzelli by 44", while Noé kept the third place overall, even though he's 02'44" down. Popovych is fourth at 3'00", Casagrande fifth at 04'14", with Rumsas 06" behind.

1. Gilberto Simoni - Ita - Team Saeco - 05h10'29"
2. Stefano Garzelli - Ita - Vini Caldirola-SO.DI - at 34"
3. Francesco Casagrande - Ita - Lampre - at 39"
4. Yaroslav Popovych - Ukr - Landbouwkrediet-Colnago - at 42"
5. Marco Pantani - Ita - Mercatone Uno - Scanavino - at 43"
6. Julio Alberto Pérez Cuapio - Mex - Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo - at 01'05"
7. Andrea Noé - Ita - Alessio - s.t.
8. Eddy Mazzoleni - Ita - Vini Caldirola-SO.DI
9. Aitor González - Spa - Fassa Bortolo - at 01'30"
10. Kim Kirchen - Lux - Fassa Bortolo - s.t.

Thanks for joining us today for the famed Zoncolan. See you tomorrow for the "bumpy" Stage 13!

Stage 12 Results

1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 5:10:30 /20"   (36,328 Km/H )
2 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 0:34 /12"
3 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 0:39 /8"
4 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 0:42
5 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 0:43
6 Perez Cuapio Julio A. Mex Pan 1:05
7 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 1:07
8 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 1:20
9 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 1:30
10 Kirchen Kim Lux Fas 1:31
11 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 1:45
12 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 1:47
13 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 1:54
14 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 1:54
15 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 2:00
16 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 2:06
17 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 2:51
18 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc 3:16
19 Codol Massimo Ita Mer 3:16
20 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Mer 3:16
21 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 3:59
22 Tonkov Pavel Rus Ccc 4:25
23 Sunderland Scott Aus Fak 4:43
24 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 4:49
25 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 4:58
26 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel 5:07
27 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als 5:23
28 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 5:23
29 Velo Marco Ita Fas 5:36
30 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 5:56
31 Brozyna Thomas Pol Ccc 6:02
32 Laverde Jimenez Luis F. col fpf 6:07
33 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als 6:47
34 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 7:28
35 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 7:28
36 Romanik Radoslaw Pol Ccc 7:36
37 Moerenhout Koos Ned Lot 8:02
38 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten 8:14
39 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 8:20
40 Munoz Hernan D. Col Clm 8:33
41 Trampusch Gerhard Aut Gst 8:41
42 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 9:00
43 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam 9:25
44 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel 9:26 /4"
45 Rodriguez Alexis Esp Kel 9:28
46 Carrara Matteo Ita Dnc 9:55
47 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan 9:56
48 Gasperoni Cristian Ita Mer 10:02
49 Lunghi Denis Ita Als 10:41
50 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 11:14
51 Clavero Daniel Esp Mer 11:19
52 Hardter Uwe Ger Gst 11:31
53 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 11:49
54 Weigold Steffen Ger Gst 11:56
55 Derepas David Fra Fdj 11:59
56 Castelblanco Joaquim Col Clm 12:30
57 Tonetti Gianluca Ita Ten 12:34
58 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 13:35
59 Zanotti Leonardo Ita Dnc 13:48
60 Conti Roberto Ita Mer 13:51
61 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae 13:54
62 Winn Juilian Gbr Fak 13:57
63 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan 14:32
64 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 14:50
65 Gryschenko Ruslan Ukr Lan 14:51
66 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae 16:16
67 Cheula Gian Paolo Ita Vin 16:30
68 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 16:35
69 Barbero Sergio Ita Lam 18:22
70 Adyeyev Sergiy Ukr Lan 18:27
71 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 18:30
72 Bernucci Lorenzo Ita Lan 18:42
73 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf 18:54 /2"
74 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc 19:06
75 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 19:28
76 Secchiari Francesco Ita Dve 20:13
77 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae 22:10
78 Palumbo Giuseppe Ita Dnc 22:19
79 Sacchi Fabio Ita Sae 23:31
80 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve 23:32
81 Chmielewski Piotr Pol Ccc 23:37
82 Stremersch Tom Bel Lan 23:41
83 Baldato Fabio Ita Als 23:48
84 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas 24:07
85 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj 24:11
86 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 24:14
87 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf 24:20 /6"
88 Petersen Jorgen Bo Den Fak 24:24
89 Lhuillier Regis Fra Fdj 24:26
90 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan 24:32
91 Giordani Leonardo Ita Dnc 24:34
92 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 24:37
93 Scirea Mario Ita Dve 24:43
94 Hoj Frank Den Fak 24:43
95 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer 24:43
96 Quinziato Manuel Ita Lam 24:47
97 Riera Valls Jordi Esp Kel 24:50
98 Scholz Ronny Ger Gst 24:57
99 Ongarato Alberto Ita Dve 24:59
100 Guesdon Frederic Fra Fdj 25:09
101 Dacruz Carlos Fra Fdj 25:16
102 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae 25:18
103 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 25:21
104 Furlan Angelo Ita Als 25:21
105 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 25:29
106 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 25:31
107 Frattini Cristiano Ita Ten 25:36
108 Joergensen Rene' Den Fak 25:39
109 Wegelius Charles Gbr Dnc 26:02
110 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten 26:11
111 Trenti Guido Usa Fas 26:17
112 Mondini Gianpaolo Ita Dve 26:17
113 Bennati Daniele Ita Dve 26:33
114 Manzoni Mario Ita Mer 26:37
115 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm 26:37
116 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 26:40
117 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 26:45
118 Conte Biagio Ita Fpf 26:48
119 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin 26:55
120 Verbrugghe Ief Bel Lot 26:55
121 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin 26:55
122 Davis Scott Aus Pan 26:58
123 Garcia John Freddy Col Clm 26:59
124 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan 27:01
125 Forster Robert Ger Gst 27:01
126 Massi Rodolfo Ita Clm 27:07
127 Bertoletti Simone Ita Lam 27:11
128 Aug Andrus Est Dnc 27:13
129 Brown Graeme Allen Aus Pan 27:26
130 Van Impe Kevin Bel Lot 27:27
131 Balducci Gabriele Ita Vin 27:27
132 Riebenbauer Werner Aut Fak 27:30
133 Apollonio Massimo Ita Vin 27:33
134 Pieri Dario Ita Sae 27:33
135 Steegmans Gert Bel Lot 27:33
136 Zanetti Mauro Ita Ten 27:33
137 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 27:37
138 Gates Nick Aus Lot 27:37
139 Marichal Thierry Bel Lot 27:40
140 Kohut Seweryn Pol Ccc 27:43
141 D'amore Crescenzo Ita Ten 27:46
142 Scamardella Salvatore Ita Lan 28:00
143 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 28:10
144 Wiggins Bradley Gbr Fdj 28:11
145 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 28:17
146 Mesa Mesa Hector O. Col Fpf 28:18
147 Lelekin Sergei Rus Ten 28:21
148 Marini Mirko Ita Ten 28:21
149 Bondariew Bogdan Ukr Ccc 28:23
150 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst 28:25
151 Ravaioli Ivan Ita Mer 28:25
152 De Angeli Luca Ita Clm 28:26
153 Bak Lars Ytting Den Fak 28:34

General Classification after Stage 12 (Maglia Rosa)

1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 57:20:18
2 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 0:44
3 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 2:23
4 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 3:00
5 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 4:14
6 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 4:20
7 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 4:42
8 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 4:49
9 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 5:56
10 Tonkov Pavel Rus Ccc 6:37
11 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 6:43
12 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 7:03
13 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 7:27
14 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc 8:24
15 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 8:31
16 Codol Massimo Ita Mer 8:57
17 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 9:52
18 Velo Marco Ita Fas 9:57
19 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 10:58
20 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 12:53
21 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 13:23
22 Perez Cuapio Julio A. Mex Pan 13:33
23 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 14:41
24 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 15:02
25 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel 15:10

Points after Stage 12 (Maglia Ciclamino)

1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 158
2 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 114
3 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 91
4 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 77
5 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 75
6 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 60
7 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 56
8 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 54
9 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 40
10 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 34
11 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve 33
12 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 32
13 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 32
14 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 31
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 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 22
25 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 22

KOM after Stage 12 (Maglia Verde)

1 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 44
2 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 30
3 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 28
4 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 26
5 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 15
6 Gryschenko Ruslan Ukr Lan 9
7 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 8
8 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 6
9 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 4
10 Tonkov Pavel Rus Ccc 4
11 Garcia Quesada Carlos Esp Kel 3
12 Laverde Jimenez Luis F. Col Fpf 3
13 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 2
14 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 2
15 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als 2
16 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 2
17 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 2
18 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst 2
19 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 1
20 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel 1
21 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 1
22 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 1
23 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 1
24 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan 1
25 Khalilov Mykhaylo Ukr Clm 1

Intergiro after Stage 12 (Maglia Azzura)

1 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 33:44:32 0:00
2 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 33:44:46 0:14
3 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 33:45:34 1:02
4 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 33:45:36 1:04
5 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel 33:45:40 1:08
6 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 33:45:42 1:10
7 Palumbo Giuseppe Ita Dnc 33:45:47 1:15
8 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf 33:45:58 1:26
9 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 33:45:58 1:26
10 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 33:45:58 1:26
11 Lelekin Sergei Rus Ten 33:45:58 1:26
12 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer 33:46:01 1:29
13 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als 33:46:04 1:32
14 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 33:46:04 1:32
15 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 33:46:04 1:32
16 Marini Mirko Ita Ten 33:46:04 1:32
17 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 33:46:04 1:32
18 Forster Robert Ger Gst 33:46:06 1:34
19 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf 33:46:10 1:38
20 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 33:46:10 1:38
21 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 33:46:10 1:38
22 Moreni Cristian Ita Als 33:46:10 1:38
23 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten 33:46:10 1:38
24 Adyeyev Sergiy Ukr Lan 33:46:14 1:42
25 Conte Biagio Ita Fpf 33:46:14 1:42

Trade Team after Stage 12 (Fast Team)

1 Lampre  172:15:21
2 Alessio  5:57
3 Saeco - Macchine Per Caffe' 8:03
4 Fassa Bortolo 9:45
5 Mercatone Uno - Scanavino 15:27
6 CCC Polsat 18:18
7 Ceramiche Panaria - Fiordo 21:18
8 Vini Caldirola - Sidermec 25:15
9 Gerolsteiner 26:09
10 Kelme - Costa Blanca 30:02
11 De Nardi - Colpack 33:27
12 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 42:55
13 Colombia - Selle Italia 53:01
14 Fdjeux.Com 1:09:19
15 Team Fakta - Pata Chips 1:12:11
16 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' - Ciarrocchi 1:17:30
17 Domina Vacanze - Elitron 1:41:38
18 Tenax 1:52:44
19 Lotto - Domo 2:43:28

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