STAGE 14: MAROSTICA-ALPE DI PAMPEAGO, Km. 162: INTRODUCTION
Good morning, and welcome to the DP’s coverage of the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia. After yesterday’s “break” reserved to the sprinters (but the Rosina ascent took its toll on Robbie McEwen, preventing him from scoring the hat-trick. As previously announced, the Australian sprinter packed his bags and abandoned the race this morning), where we were also able to see another show by Garzelli, Simoni and all main contenders anyway, the race gets back to the mountains. The BIG mountains.
Indeed stage 14, covering 162 kms, between Marostica and Alpe di Pampeago, is the traditional Tappone Dolomitico, the long, gruelling stage where the peloton will have to tackle several different climbs of the fearful “Dolomiti” Mountains.
This time the peloton will have to climb four different ascents, with three 1st Category KOM Primes coming before the final ascent into Alpe di Pampeago. The first one (coming after the Intergiro, located at km. 72.3 mark at Fiera di Primiero, and the feeding zone that comes soon later) being the Passo Rolle, one of the most “common” climbs in the Giro d’Italia history. A long (23.1 km.) but not excessively difficult (average gradient: 5.5 %) one, that peaks at the km. 95.4 mark, at an altitude of 1989 m above sea level.
At the end of the descent into Paneveggio town, it will be time for the peloton to keep struggling again on the next ascent: Passo Valles, a relatively short (6.8 km.), but more demanding (average gradient 7.1 %) climb.
When they get to the top of the climb, there are “only” 54 km. to go. But not easy ones: once more when the next descent end, riders will not be given the chance to recover energies on a flat piece, but have to tackle a new, awful climb, the Passo San Pellegrino. A shorter (5.8 km.) but very steep slope, whose average gradient hovers around 9%.
After the third straight KOM Prime riders (and notably the ones who can’t climb well) will probably be happy to ride for the next 35-37 kms. without facing any more serious difficulty. Time to recover energies, time for the dropped ones to try and regain lost places.
But that’s just the quite before the storm. And “the storm” today goes under the name of “Alpe di Pampeago”. A terrible ascent of about 9 kms. An average gradient of 8.9%, but witht a maximum going up to about 16%). Have fun folks !!!
Italy’s “Gazzetta dello Sport” introduced the stage with the following words:
STAGE 14: Next big lap, actually THE big lap is foreseen on Saturday May 24: departing from Marostica, the Giro proceeds towards the Alpe di Pampeago, again an uphill arrival, which sums a lot of sacred summits in the Giro history, to start with the Rolle pass, (23.1 km., average gradient 5.5%), then the 6.8 km. of the Valles (average gradient of 7.1 %) then 5.8 km. of the San Pellegrino (average gradient 9%) and, to conclude, the last delightful effort on the Alpe di Pampeago summit, after 8.9 km. with an average gradient of 9.6 %. After this stage the final score will undoubtedly be a clear reflection of the actual forces on the ground. And no blames on the ones who will quit at this stage, renouncing to their dream of victory.
Profiles of most of today’s climbs are available by clicking on the names below:
* PASSO ROLLE
* PASSO VALLES
* ALPE DI PAMPEAGO 1
* ALPE DI PAMPEAGO 2
STAGE 14: MAROSTICA-ALPE DI PAMPEAGO, Km. 162: COVERAGE
The stage got underway in Marostica at 12 hours 11 minutes local time, under sunny skies. As expected, Lotto-Domo's Robbie McEwen was not at the startline. The Aussie packed his bags and went home, where he'll start his build-up for the upcoming Tour de France. Another non-Italian contender followed McEwen's steps: France's Nicolas Fritsch (FDJeux. com) didn't take the start either.
13 km. into the race, also Panaria-Fiordo's Luca Mazzanti joined Fritsch and McEwen on their way back home. In the meantime, mainly thanks to efforts frpom the always combative Kelme boys, a significative breakaway group had formed by the km. 12 mark.
Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita), Ruslan Gryschenko (Ukr), Leonardo Giordani (Ita), Dennis Lunghi (Ita), Bo Hamburger (Den), Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita), Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita), Hector Mesa Mesa (Col), Constantino Zaballa Gutiérrez (Spa), Julian Winn (Gbr), Alexis Rodríguez (Spa), Bradley Wiggins (GBR), Wladimir Belli (Ita), Ruber Alveiro Marín (Col), Fredy González Martínez (Col), Fabio Sacchi (Ita), Michele Gobbi (Ita) broke away and opened the gap.
A helluva group for sure, featuring many riders from Kelme and "minor" teams such as Colombia-Selle Italia and Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé-Ciarrochi Immobiliare. But also two Brits (UK's Road Champion Julian Winn has displayed his combative attitude throughout the Giro) and a big name such as Wladimir Belli. Good team tactics from Lampre, aiming at making the Saecos, Mercatone and Caldirolas work a little bit right from the start.
16 km. into the stage, Austrian Gerard Trampusch, Belgian Ief Verbrugghe, and Italy's Crescenzo D'Amore hit the ground, but didn't suffer any serious consequences and were immediately back on their bikes.
By the km. 20 mark, the gap had increased to 45". Good news for the escapees, apart from Giuseppe Muraglia, who suffered mechanical problems and was swallowed by the bunch.
At the km. 25 mark. Stefano Garzelli lost one of his domestiques: Caldirola's sprinter Gabriele Balducci pulled out of competition.
In the meantime, the lead of the 15-strong breakaway group had gone up to 01'26".
The average speed after the first hour of racing was no less than 38.400 km/h. Not bad at all. A sign of how much this stage will likely be hard fought. Soon later Ruben Alverio Marin (Col - Colombia-Selle Italia) lost the wheels of his breakaway companions and was caught by the Saeco-led peloton (Fornaciari and Pieri, probably the worst climbers inside the "red army", were doing the Lion's share of the work at the moment)
After about one and a half hour of racing, and with 58 kms. done, the gap had outstandingly increased to about 04'15".
With 100 km. to go, and 10 to the Intergiro, Winn, Wiggins, belli and their 12 breakaway companions had a 04'18" lead over the Saeco peloton, with Saeco's Dario Pieri still working hard trying to cut down the gap. 8 kilometres later, the gap had slightly increased to 04'25"
At the kn. 68 mark Ief Verbrugghe (Bel - Lotto-Domo), involved in the above mentioned crash earlier in stage, abandoned. Twelve kilometres later, it was the turn of Marcel Strauss (Swi - Gerolsteiner) to pull out of competition.
INTERGIRO (Fiera di Primiero): Results - Top 3 Places
1. Julian Winn (GBR - Team fakta-Pata Chips)
2. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita - Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé-Ciarrocchi I.)
3. Michele Gobbi (Ita - De Nardi-Colpack)
Average speed after 77.700 kms.: 40.900 km/h. The peloton crossed the Intergiro line 04'30" behind.
The first ascent of the day, Passo Rolle, just began, and immediately took its toll on the two Britons. Brad Wiggins got dropped right at the start, and soon later it was Julian Winn's turn. The next rider unable to follow the wheels of his breakaway mates was Leonardo Giordani: the 1999 World Under-23 Road Cycling Champion, currently riding with the De Nardi-Colpack outfit, got dropped and lost 45" to the leading bunch.
Giordani's team-mate Michele Gobbi attacked on the Passo Rolle ascent, wherEas more and more riders are getting dropped: Bo Hamburger (Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé), Alexis Rodríguez (Kelme-Costa Blanca), Ruslan Gryschenko (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago) and Fabio Sacchi (Saeco) aren't part of the leading bunch any longer. Soon later Colombian H. Mesa Mesa joined the club of dropepd riders.
While Russian Serguei Lelekin (Tenax) became the fifth riders to drop out of the race during today's stage, and Pantani punctured (no probs for him, as he easily regained the peloton) Gobbi ws joined by six more riders: Wladimir Belli, Rinaldo Nocentini, Constantino Zaballa, Paolo Lanfranchi, Denis Lunghi and Fredy González Martínez. The seven in the break had a 04'50" lead over the main peloton.
As the summit of the Rolle was nearing, Lanfranchi first and González later tried to go on a solo break. The former did not succeed, the latter (leader in the KOM Classification, and going for more points) put a few metres into the rest of the leading bunch.
Fredy González Martínez (whose team manager Gianni Savio, also coach of the Colombian National Team, said that "The green jersey is like the Maglia Rosa to us") extended his lead over the six chasers to 32".
KOM PRIME - PASSO ROLLE:
1. Fredy González Martinez (Col - Colombia Selle Italia)
2. Constantino Zaballa Gutiérrez (Spa - Kelme-Costa Blanca) - at 41"
3. Michel Gobbi (Ita - De Nardi-Colpack) - at 41"
More dropped riders (Hamburger, Rodriguez, Sacchi, Mesa, Gryschenko, Giordani) got across the top at 02'15".
Tour of Belgium update: Fabian Cancellara is leading the time trial. Cancellara 24:50, Belohvosciks 25:07, Seigneur 25:14, Robert Hayles in 6th spot 25:40.
1511 - Riders are on the Rolle descent, with about 60 km. to go. Fredy Gonzalez is leading 5 chasers by 25". Belli follows at 33". The Gryschenko group is at 02'40" and the main peloton is about 5 minutes down.
Three hours into the stage, the average speed has shrunk to 35.700 km/h.
1517 - Current solo leader Fredy Gonzalez Martinez turned a professional rider in 1999. He has won 27 races thus far in his career, and a victory in the Giro KOM Competition in 2001 is part of his palmares as well.
1519 - Fredy Gonzalez and the six chasers (Belli bridged the gap to the five others) are on the Passo Valles ascent. The Colombian is leading by 45".
1521 - 57k to go for Gonzalez Martinez. The main peloton is on the Passo Valles too. And cyclamen jersey wearer Alessandro Petacchi has already been dropped.
Tour of Belgium: Hincapie and Landis finished yesterday in the main group, 20 seconds down. Dirk Demol is not expecting any great things from them today - a race in order to gain racing legs.
1523 - A HUGE attendance is expected along the route (and the last ascent in particular) in today's stage. Another good sign for this Giro, that so far has provided lot of excitement, an extraordinary duel, unexpected comebacks...
...and promising youngsters, instead of the Carabinieri raids that were so common in recent years.
1525 - With a little less than 3 km. to the top of the Valles, Pavel Tonkov made his move and distanced himself from the rest of the main peloton.
1528 - Tonkov is now 05'10" down to Fredy Gonzalez, while the main peloton is 15" behind the Russian rider.
Tonkov won this stage in 1998 when he edged out Marco Pantani after an epic duel.
1529 - Born in Izhevsk (Udmurt Republic of Russia) in 1969, Pavel Tonkov, currently riding for Poland-based CCC-Polsat, turned a pro rider in 1992. He has won 33 times so far in his carrer, including 6 Giro stages, the last one in 2002.
1531 - Fredy Gonzalez was the first across the top of Passo Valles as well.
1534 - Constantino Zaballa (Spa - Kelme-Costa Blanca) took second again, while Italy's Paolo Lanfranchi placed third.
Tour of Belgium: Hincapie's time has just come in - he has finished 8th so far.
1536 - 50k to go. Fredy Gonzalez on the descent, riding at 100 km/h. Panaria's Giuliano Figueras is struggling at the bottom of the main peloton, now containing some 40-50 riders.
1537 - Tonkov gained some 30" and is 04'53" down to Gonzalez. The peloton, who brought the Hamburger-Gryschenko bunch back, is about 30" further behind the Russian.
1538 - While the six-strong chasing bunch, including Lunghi, Nocentini, Belli, and Zaballa is more than a minute behind Colombian Gonzalez.
1540 - Wladimir Belli didn't waste any energies sprinting for KOM points. A sign that he might be aiming for stage victory, instead of working for Casagrande?
1541 - Gonzalez and the chasers are on the San Pellegrino ascent now. Back in the peloton, Garzelli is already sitting on Simoni's wheels, while Pantani is in the middle of the bunch. Totsching punctured.
Gonzalez looks to be extremely tired on the San Pellegrino - he is in and out of the saddle - trying to find some strength. Great to see the Colombian climbers participating in this race.
1544 - Gobbi dropped on the the San Pellegreno slopes (gradient up to 15%), the five remaining chasers are 01'00" down to solo leader Fredy Gonzalez.
1545 - Thanks to the help he got from Faresin, Totsching regained the bunch. Good news for the Austrian, who looks strong in this Giro.
1547 - The peloton is on the San Pellegrino ascent as well, 05'10" down to the solo leader. Pavel Tonkov is still somewhere between the first chasing bunch and the main peloton.
Tonkov has not gained too much ground and will probably be brought back, but it is good to see him try to attack the leaders.
Belli now leading the chasing group - as always the race colourful and passionate, the tifosi are out in numbers today.
1550 - Fredy Gonzalez extended his lead over to chasing bunch to 01'11".
1551 - Important news back in peloton: Popovych is struggling at the bottom of the bunch!!
The last ascent might have taken its toll on the young Ukrainian.
1553 - Good news for Pantani instead. He looks good and still has teammates in the main peloton, which is losing members all the time.
1554 - The Simoni-Pantani-Garzelli (and so far still Popovych) bunch is 04'46" down to Gonzalez, while Tonkov is a little less than a minute ahead of the Pink Jersey.
Perez Cuapio looks good today too. He might have a go for the stage win today.
1556 - Fredy Gonzalez was the first acrooss the top of the San Pellegrino climb too. Who can take the Green Jersey off his shoulders now?
1601 - Popovych struggling and struggling and struggling, but still able to stay inside in the main peloton.
In the KOM competition Zaballa is second in the ranking and has also been gaining points - so although Gonzalez has been increasing his lead, the young Kelme rider is not giving up.
1603 - Pavel Tonkov got to the top of the San Pellegrino pass as well, he's 4'03" down to Gonzalez. The main peloton, with all GC contenders inside, is about 40 secs further behind.
1605 - 35k for go for Fredy Gonzalez, who's riding fast in the descent, but so is the chasing bunch, with the speed currently between 80 and 100 kms/h.
Zaballa is from La Hayuela, Spain - d.o.b 15/5/1978 - he has been a pro since 2001 and has aways ridden for the team of the paw.
1607 - On the downhill Michele Gobbi regained the chasing bunch. So the riders trying to catch Fredy Gonzalez are six now.
1610 - Fredy Gonzalez got to the town of Moena. The steepest part of the descent is over. A little more than 33 km. to the finishing line for him.
1611 - Mission accomplished for Fredy Gonzalez. The Colombian has been caught by 6 more riders. The main peloton is about 03'40" down.
1612 - Tonkov is a little less than 03' behind the 7-strong leading bunch.
Tour of Belgium: In Belgium the time trial is over. Michael Rogers, the Australian, came second and is the new race leader.
1614 - Both the leading bunch and the main peloton are on a flat piece now. Red and yellow are the colors at the front of the peloton.
1615 - Not everything going well in the break: Belli complained to Zaballa, in his opinion not working enough.
Belgium: The result - Fabian Cancellara - 24.50, Michael Rogers 25.00, Robert Bartko 25.03 - Hincapie finished in tenth place - he will be pleased with that.
1616 - Pavel Tonkov was absorbed by the bunch.
1618 - VERY bad new for Popovych fans. Landbouwkrediet's DS Olivano Locatelli confirmed what we may have suspected: the Ukrainain is not 100% fit today, he's had a fever since last night.
The man struggled on Passo Valles, but it will be hard for him to keep his position overall after the Alpe di Pampeago ascent.
1621 - Kudos to the young Ukrainain anyway. Even if unfit, he proves he never gives up.
Bayern Rundfahrt Update: Meanwhile in Germany, Laurent Lefevre (Delatour) has a 4 minute lead on Stephane Auge (CA) and Bjarke Nielsen (Fakta), who are 39 seconds ahead of the peloton.
1621 - The gap between the 7-strong break and the 60-strong peloton (containing also Giuliano Figueras, and now riding at some 60 km/h) is down to 02'45".
1624 - 15k to go for the main peloton. Gobbi and Nocentini are the most active guys in the break.
1625 - The peloton cut the gap down to 02'10". Pantani looking good inside the bunch, just two places behind Simoni.
The Alpe di Pampeago has an average gradient of 9.6% - it is 7.7 kilometres long over which it climbs 768 metres - it will be a dramatic finish today for sure.
1629 - The seven leaders are working well together, but with the gap down to 2' it will be impossible for any of them to make it to the line.
1630 - 10k to go, and the gap is further down: 01'47". The final climb is about to start.
Belli was born on the 25th July 1970 - in 1990 he won the baby Giro and turned pro in 1992 with the Lampre Animex team.
1631 - The final ascent began for the seven leaders, who took off their helmets. The gap is 01'40".
The peloton tackling the Alpe di Pampeago too. Four Saecos forcing the pace. Tonkov in trouble.
1632 - 8k to go for the leaders, with Belli leading the bunch.
Gobbi dropped, only 6 left in the lead.
1633 - One Saeco riding tempo back in the peloton. Behind him are Garzelli, Perez Cuapio, Simoni and Pantani. Not Frigo. Gap is 01'27".
Kelme's Tino Zaballa, the least active man in the leading bunch, attacked and made the gap. He's on a solo lead now, with 7k to go.
1635 - Perez Cuapio at the front of the peloton, Rumsas, Garzelli, Simoni and Casagrande just behind him! Pantani talking to his teammates.
1636 - Zabala leading his next chasers (Belli and Lanfranchi only) by 10". The peloton, including Noé and Scarponi too, at 01'22".
Wladmir Belli slightly dropped Lanfranchi and caught Zaballa.
1638 - Simoni forcing the pace back in the peloton. All main favourites follow, including Popovych, but neither Frigo nor Figueras. Both are dropped.
1639 - Pellizotti dropped too, while Pantani, Garzelli, Perez Cuapio, Popovych and Casagrande are there. Noè slightly dropped...
Rumsas is there too. While Belli dropped Zaballa and is on a solo lead now.
1640 - 5k to go for Wladimir Belli. Noé regained the Simoni bunch. Totsching and Mazzoleni did as well.
Popovych might be unfit, but he's forcing the gap now. Aitor is there too.
1641 - Simoni attacks, Popovych counters, Mazzoleni helping Garzelli to regain the duo. Pantani and Cuapio slightly dropped.
Noe' and Scarponi a little further behind.
Popovych is like a limpet on Simoni's back wheel - he will not give up! The bunch including Mazzoleni, Garzelli, Pantani, Lanfranchi, Noe, Totsching and others trying to chase Simoni and Popovych down.
Perez Cuapio attatcks and tries to catch the duo. Pantani a bit in trouble.
Simoni and Popovych are about 20" behind Belli, with about 4k (the most difficult ones) to go. Simoni attacks and drops Popovych !!
1645 - The Gilberto Simoni show goes on: he's about to catch Belli - 15" the gap. Only Rumsas left with Garzelli, Casagrande unable to follow their wheels.
Simoni caught Belli.
1646 - Popovych tries to hang on, but maybe he made a mistake in trying to follow Gibo's wheels.
1647 - Simoni first, then Belli. Popo at 15", Garzelli and Rumsas at 22". Pantani not even able to follow Totsching's wheels at the moment.
1648 - Rumsas and Garzelli caught Popovych, Simoni put 15" into Belli. Pantani caught and dropped by Aitor Gonzalez.
Also Perez Cuapio joined Garzelli, Rumsas and Popovych. Casagrande further behind them.
1650 - The gap between Simoni and Garzelli should be hovering around 30" now.
No, it's just 20". Belli absorbed by the Garzelli group.
1650 - Garzelli said goodbye to his four companions and went on a solo chase. Lucky responds.
Simoni and Garzelli are flying on a very steep piece, while Pantani is losing time after time.
Perez Cuapio joined Garzelli. The two are going after Simoni now.
1653 - 1400m to go for Simoni.
Rumsas joined Garzelli and Perez Cuapio. They are about 25-30 secs behind Simoni.
1654 - Last km. for Simoni. Perez Cuapio struggling to stay with Garzelli and Rumsas.
Simoni leading. The chasing trio at 34". Casagrande, Noé and Mazzoleni at 50".
1655 - Riders on a very steep piece (13-14%). But it's almost over.
1657 - Simoni getting closer to the line. Garzelli and Rumsas slightly dropped Cuapio. Popo and Noe' behind. Then Casagrande. Then Mazzoleni.
75m to go for GIBO.
SIMONI TAKES THE STAGE IN HIS HOME REGION!
Garzelli takes second at 34". Rumsas third with the same time. 4. Perez Cuapio 5. Popovych 6. Noe' 7. Casagrande at 01'03" 8. Mazzoleni.
Simoni is so tired he does not raise his arms in victory - he crossed the line with the look of a champion who knows that the job is not over yet but is going well.
Belli crossed the line at 01'37", then comes Totsching, then Aitor at 01'49". Pantani came in at 2'01". Then Codol, Honchar and Pellizotti.
Ah, beautiful Belli once again rides a brilliant race for his two captains Rumsas and Casagrande, once again he rode the perfect gregario's race taking all the pressure off the Lampre team.
As for the GC, Simoni is now leading Garzelli by 01'19". Noè is third at 03'39". Popovych fourth at 04'09". Rumsas fifth at 05'08". Casagrande sixth.
1. Simoni 4h46'43"
2. Garzelli at 35"
3. Rumsas at 36"
4. Perez Cuapio at 49"
5. Popovych s.t.
7. Casagrande at 01'03"
1. Simoni 65h45'39"
2. Garzelli at 01'19"
3. Noè at 03'39"
4. Popovych at 04'09"
5. Rumsas at 05'08"
"I took my revenge here, where I was second to Pantani in 1999. I am thinking about those moments. Same emotions today, four years later, and same pain in the legs, too.
"It was a great spectacle today, thanks to fans along the route. I have never seen so many people along the route, and in all climbs.
"I must thank my teammates also today. They have done a huge job. We had to work hard to chase the break, but kept quiet and facts proved us right.
"People like dualisms, perhaps Garzelli and I like them a little less (laughs). One thing is for sure: Garzelli never gives up!
As for tomorrow's ITT: "I don't know what to expect from the Time-Trial. I don't know how much time Garzelli could gain, but I think I can maintain my overall leadership".
As for the next mountain stages: "I tested the Fauniera, but not completely, as the top was covered with snow. But I've seen the road, which is carved out of the rock. And I think we are going to see cycling the way it used to be there."
Steve Zampieri (Vini Caldirola):
"I hope Garzelli may win the Giro. He looks in form to me. It's an honour to be in the same team as such a champion and help him. As for tomorrow's ITT, much will depend on his ability to recover energies. Hope everything goes well".
"I don't know if my condition can improve in the next week. But I'm here now, and that's good to me. I'm satisfied after all."
"Lucky" Perez Cuapio:
"I wasn't in good form in the first days, but it's going better now. Hope I may continue this way next week, too. I know that today's stage was difficult, and that Simoni was going to make the first move, but I'm satisfied with my fourth place".
Thanks for joining us today, and stay tuned for our daily commentary - the Prosciutto Awards. Tomorrow is the first time trial, with a nasty little bump later in the course, just to make things interesting. So please join us again tomorrow!
Stage 14 Results
1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 4:46:43 /20" (33,901 Km/H)
2 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 0:35 /12"
3 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 0:36 /8"
4 Perez Cuapio Julio A. Mex Pan 0:49
5 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 0:49
6 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 0:56
7 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 0:59
8 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 1:17
9 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 1:38
10 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 1:43
11 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 1:50
12 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 2:03
13 Codol Massimo Ita Mer 2:08
14 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 2:09
15 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 2:09
16 Kirchen Kim Lux Fas 2:42
17 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 2:50
18 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc 3:00
19 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 3:08
20 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan 3:21
21 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 3:21
22 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 3:29
23 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 3:44
24 Sunderland Scott Aus Fak 4:01
25 Wegelius Charles Gbr Dnc 4:28
26 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 4:28
27 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 4:36
28 Velo Marco Ita Fas 4:36
29 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Mer 4:38
30 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 5:00
31 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 5:01
32 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel 5:13
33 Laverde Jimenez Luis F. Col Fpf 5:37
34 Brozyna Thomas Pol Ccc 5:37
35 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 5:37
36 Castelblanco Joaquim Col Clm 5:37
37 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 5:37
38 Romanik Radoslaw Pol Ccc 5:44
39 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als 6:08
40 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 6:32
41 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 6:40 /4"
42 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 6:52
43 Lunghi Denis Ita Als 7:01
44 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel 7:01
45 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 7:10
46 Moerenhout Koos Ned Lot 7:25
47 Clavero Daniel Esp Mer 7:36
48 Conti Roberto Ita Mer 7:36
49 Petersen Jorgen Bo Den Fak 8:00
50 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als 8:00
51 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam 8:00
52 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc 8:06 /2"
53 Massi Rodolfo Ita Clm 8:11
54 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan 8:11
55 Adyeyev Sergiy Ukr Lan 8:12
56 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 8:38
57 Gasperoni Cristian Ita Mer 8:39
58 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf 9:59
59 Scholz Ronny Ger Gst 11:34
60 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve 13:04
61 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae 13:09
62 Trampusch Gerhard Aut Gst 13:10
63 Scirea Mario Ita Dve 13:26
64 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin 13:26
65 Cheula Gian Paolo Ita Vin 13:26
66 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae 13:28
67 Tonetti Gianluca Ita Ten 13:33
68 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 14:19
69 Chmielewski Piotr Pol Ccc 14:53
70 Sacchi Fabio Ita Sae 15:24
71 Dacruz Carlos Fra Fdj 15:24
72 Munoz Hernan D. Col Clm 15:26
73 Hardter Uwe Ger Gst 15:30
74 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin 15:37
75 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 15:38
76 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 15:40
77 Stremersch Tom Bel Lan 15:40
78 Rodriguez Alexis Esp Kel 15:52
79 Carrara Matteo Ita Dnc 17:14
80 Frattini Cristiano Ita Ten 17:41
81 Davis Scott Aus Pan 18:15
82 Giordani Leonardo Ita Dnc 18:27
83 Zanotti Leonardo Ita Dnc 18:27
84 Gates Nick Aus Lot 18:46
85 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf 18:57
86 Bennati Daniele Ita Dve 21:35
87 Garcia John Freddy Col Clm 21:35
88 Bertoletti Simone Ita Lam 21:35
89 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 21:35
90 Scamardella Salvatore Ita Lan 21:35
91 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 21:35
92 Kohut Seweryn Pol Ccc 21:35
93 Secchiari Francesco Ita Dve 21:35
94 Manzoni Mario Ita Mer 21:35
95 De Angeli Luca Ita Clm 21:35
96 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten 21:35
97 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten 21:35
98 Barbero Sergio Ita Lam 21:35
99 Weigold Steffen Ger Gst 21:35
100 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae 21:35
101 Joergensen Rene' Den Fak 21:35
102 Bernucci Lorenzo Ita Lan 21:35
103 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm 21:35
104 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 21:35
105 Lhuillier Regis Fra Fdj 21:35
106 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 21:35
107 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 21:35
108 Guesdon Frederic Fra Fdj 21:35
109 Derepas David Fra Fdj 21:35
110 Riebenbauer Werner Aut Fak 21:35
111 Baldato Fabio Ita Als 21:35
112 Bondariew Bogdan Ukr Ccc 21:35
113 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 21:35
114 Forster Robert Ger Gst 21:35
115 Winn Juilian Gbr Fak 21:35 /6"
116 Steegmans Gert Bel Lot 21:35
117 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 21:35
118 Hoj Frank Den Fak 21:35
119 Quinziato Manuel Ita Lam 21:35
120 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas 21:35
121 Riera Valls Jordi Esp Kel 21:35
122 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae 21:35
123 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan 21:35
124 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 21:35
125 Palumbo Giuseppe Ita Dnc 21:35
126 Gryschenko Ruslan Ukr Lan 21:45
127 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer 21:45
128 Wiggins Bradley Gbr Fdj 21:45
129 Mesa Mesa Hector O Col Fpf 22:04
130 Bak Lars Ytting Den Fak 22:22
131 Furlan Angelo Ita Als 22:46
132 Pieri Dario Ita Sae 22:50
133 Mondini Gianpaolo Ita Dve 23:07
134 Ongarato Alberto Ita Dve 23:09
135 Trenti Guido Usa Fas 23:32
136 Aug Andrus Est Dnc 23:32
137 Conte Biagio Ita Fpf 23:32
138 Apollonio Massimo Ita Vin 23:35
139 Brown Graeme Allen Aus Pan 28:35
140 D'amore Crescenzo Ita Ten 29:11
141 Ravaioli Ivan Ita Mer 31:44
General Classification after Stage 14 (Maglia Rosa)
1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 65:45:39
2 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 1:19
3 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 3:39
4 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 4:09
5 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 5:08
6 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 5:33
7 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 6:45
8 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 7:18
9 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 8:19
10 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 8:41
11 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 9:56
12 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 10:31
13 Codol Massimo Ita Mer 11:25
14 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc 11:44
15 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 12:35
16 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 13:02
17 Perez Cuapio Julio A Mex Pan 14:42
18 Velo Marco Ita Fas 14:53
19 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 17:12
20 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 17:29
21 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 18:13
22 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 18:19
23 Kirchen Kim Lux Fas 19:51
24 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 20:13
25 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel 20:43
Points Classification after Stage 14 (Maglia Ciclamino)
1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 183
2 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 127
3 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 100
4 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 83
5 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 63
6 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 60
7 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 60
8 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 49
9 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 42
10 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 42
11 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 40
12 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve 40
13 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 38
14 Bennati Daniele Ita Dve 38
15 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 34
16 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 32
17 Perez Cuapio Julio A Mex Pan 30
18 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 30
19 Furlan Angelo Ita Als 30
20 Baldato Fabio Ita Als 29
21 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 28
22 Brown Graeme Allen Aus Pan 28
23 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 27
24 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 26
25 D'amore Crescenzo Ita Ten 26
KOM Classification after Stage 14 (Maglia Verde)
1 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 77
2 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 48
3 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 43
4 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 36
5 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 15
6 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 11
7 Gryschenko Ruslan Ukr Lan 9
8 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 8
9 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 6
10 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 6
11 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 6
12 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc 6
13 Lunghi Denis Ita Als 5
14 Perez Cuapio Julio A Mex Pan 4
15 Tonkov Pavel Rus Ccc 4
16 Laverde Jimenez Luis F Col Fpf 3
17 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 2
18 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 2
19 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als 2
20 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf 2
21 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 2
22 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 2
23 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 1
24 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel 1
25 Conti Roberto Ita Mer 1
26 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 1
27 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 1
28 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan
Intergiro Classification after Stage 14 (Maglia Azzurra)
1 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 36:28:10
2 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 0:26
3 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 1:16
4 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 1:18
5 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 1:30
6 Palumbo Giuseppe Ita Dnc 1:31
7 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel 1:38
8 Winn Juilian Gbr Fak 1:56
9 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 1:56
10 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 1:56
11 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf 1:56
12 Lelekin Sergei Rus Ten 1:56
13 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf 1:59
14 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer 1:59
15 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 2:02
16 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 2:02
17 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 2:02
18 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als 2:02
19 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 2:02
20 Forster Robert Ger Gst 2:04
21 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc 2:08
22 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten 2:08
23 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 2:08
24 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 2:08
25 Brozyna Thomas Pol Ccc 2:12
Trade Team after Stage 14 (Fast Team)
1 Lampre 197:35:37
2 Alessio 11:57
3 Fassa Bortolo 13:54
4 Saeco - Macchine Per Caffe' 14:51
5 Mercatone Uno - Scanavino 21:03
6 Vini Caldirola - Sidermec 27:38
7 CCC Polsat 29:26
8 Ceramiche Panaria - Fiordo 32:00
9 De Nardi - Colpack 42:28
10 Gerolsteiner 43:05
11 Kelme - Costa Blanca 44:39
12 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 54:18
13 Colombia - Selle Italia 1:14:52
14 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' - Ciarrocchi 1:38:14
15 Team Fakta - Pata Chips 1:38:57
16 Fdjeux.Com 1:49:58
17 Domina Vacanze - Elitron 2:08:03
18 Tenax 2:45:26
19 Lotto - Domo 3:41:30