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Hello and welcome to the DP’s coverage of Stage 19 of the 86th Giro d’Italia. Today’s leg is the longest one in the race, covering no less than 236 kms. between the town of Canelli (Asti province) and the Cascate del toce (Toce falls), and completely taking place in the Piedmont Region territory.
The route is a bit unusual, the first 200 kms. being almost completely flat. Then, after the peloton hits Ponte Di Crevola in the Ossola Valley, it keeps going slightly uphill. But it’s only after 8.5 kms (at an average gradient of a little more than 2 %), when riders leave the town of Crodo behind, that the going gets a bit tougher. And tougher after Baceno (26k to go), and tougher and tougher as much as the finishing line gets closer. The line is located at an altitude of 1675 m above sea level. The Cascate del Toce ascent is 18.3-km long, and the average gradient is 5%, but there are also several flattish (or even slightly going downhill) pieces. The 2-3 final km, will likely prove decisive
STAGE 19: “Nineteenth lap on Friday, May 30, from Canelli to the Toce Cascade. The lap is the longest one, 236 km., with a never seen before finishing-line south of and close to the Swiss border. This is the last uphill arrival, over a 18.3 km distance that will make further selection among the already tired racers;” these are the words “Gazzetta dello Sport” used to introduce the stage.
A “strange” route that might produce a “strange” outcome: a successful breakaway. Indeed, no matter how incredible it may sound, so far NO breakaway attempt has been capable to make it to the line. With the sprinter teams chasing down any attempt in the easier stages, and the route doing the rest in harder days, would-be Jacky Durands were given no chances. But things might change today, as an eventual break that could take a margin wide enough for some members to hold on in the last climb and make it to the line. And could Wladimir Belli, so far extremely active in early breakaways, but never successful, be the man ? Or might it be glory day for any Kelme or Colombia-Selle Italia Spanish speaker?
A successful breakway could be helped by the fact only a reduced numer of riders took the start this morning, after yesterday’s “epic” stage was marked by several abandons, but also by about 40 riders coming to the line well behind the time limit. A time limit the Giro organizares had extended to 36 minutes after the winner crossed the line, instaed of the “regular” 30, taking into considireation the horrible weather conditions affecting part of the stage.
But it did not prove enough for many riders (among them most sprinters) who came in 40 minutes behind Frigo. And it got even worse for Petacchi. The 6-time stage victor gave a further display of his extreordinary fighting spirit as he manage to finish the stage despite his bad conditions, but this time the route was too hard, and the consequences of Sunday’s crash took their toll. The man got to the line with a 50-minute delay, and even though images of the cyclamen jersey wearer into tears will keep among the most significant ones of the whole race, the jury couldn’t keep an eye closed and let him in the race again. (Full list below in results.)
Such that today the “maglia ciclamino” is on the shoulders of another man who had a bad time yesterday: Stefano Garzelli. The Vini Caldirola team leader crashed on the Sampeyre descent but, thanks to his combativity and the awesome job of Eddy Mazzoleni (Ivan Basso’s future brother-in-law has been extraordinary throughout the Giro) he saved a 11-second lead over Yaroslav Popovych (whose tactical unexperience probably helped Garzelli). And today’s stage might have much to say on the battle for second place overall.
“I am a bit better now. True that my hip is swollen, but I hope that, after warming up a little, things may get better. Today is a nice stage, and I hope I may do well.” Words from Garzelli’s before he took the start this morning.
To Gilberto Simoni’s words now: “Another demanding stage is coming. Getting to the top of the Toce Falls climb will not be easy task. Also as it comes after a stage like yesterday’s. I have raced even harder Giros than this, but memories of yesterday’s stage will definitely keep in the minds of those who were there”.
And eventually to yesterday’s hero of the day, Dario Frigo, reportedly not aiming for a 1-2 anyway: “It was a very hard stage yesterday. So I hope I may take it easier today. I know that unfortunately I struggle in hot climates, and when it come to Grand Tours, obviously featuring several hot days, that affects my overall performance. I’m satisfied with my Giro anyway. I won a stage, but also got a decent overall placing”.
Despite yesterday’s crash involving he and Garzelli, Marco Pantani was at the startline today.
STAGE 19: CANELLI - FORMAZZA/CASCATA DEL TOCE, Km. 239
97 Riders got on their bikes early this morning (at 9h31 AM local time) in Canelli, a Piedmontese town well-known for its “Spumante” wine. The stage is off to a slow start, with the peloton covering 34.450 km in the first hour, and Kelme’s Tino Zaballa, who lost all of his chances to win the KOM competition, finding some solace in winning a couple Intermediate Sprints (Agliano Terme, Calliano). He would bring some prizes home. No serious breakaway attempts come in the early part of the stage. Riders seem to be still suffering from the consequences of yesterday's huge efforts, and with no intention to spend their remaining energies too early today.
So no wonder that the peloton keeps regrouped even after 65-70 kms. of racing, when they leave the Asti hills behind and head for the Alessandria province. But things don't change there either. Once the Giro enters the Vercelli province of Piedmont, it's Gruppo Compatto again. Even though, two hours into the stage, the average speed has slightly increased to 36.500 km/h.
Nothing worthy of mention happened during the third hour either. Riders got to the feeding zone, but no one dared to attack. And at the end of the third hour, the average speed had slightly gone down to 36.300 km/h.
Finally the "Intergiro" in Borgomanero (km. 135.7) provided us with something to write about... the results!!!
1. Magnus Backstedt (Swe - Team Fakta Pata Chips) - 03h 29'24'' (37.110 Km/h)
2. Jan Svorada (Cze - Lampre)
3. Bernhard Eisel (Aut - FDJeux.com)
It seems Backstedt tightened his grip on the blue jersey, such that we would probably see the tallest guy in the peloton on the Milan podium. This "certainty" adds to the ones concerning the pink jersey, with Simoni looking unstoppable, and the Green Jersey, firmly on the shoulders of Colombian Fredy González Martínez.
Unlike it happened some times in the past, this time the Intergiro doesn't provide any riders with enough motivations to make a try and launch an all-out attack, or something alike. But today ... no way !! Such that, even 143 kms. into the race, the peloton keeps regrouped.
But about 15 minutes later, the first attack comes!!! LUNGHI, GIORDANI, LAVERDE, NOCENTINI, GARCIA QUESADA, ZABALLA, ADYEYEV, BILEKA, POZZI and PIETROPOLLI are the 10 heroes (five Italians, two Ukranians and as many Spaniards, plus a young Colombian) that make the first move in the stage, and quickly put about 50" into the field.
In the town of Omegna, with 75 km. to go, the gap had extended to 01’15”. In the next three kilometres the nine escapees took 20 more seconds out of the peloton, and by km. 180 mark the lead was up to 01’50”. It achieved 2 minutes by km. 190, with the peloton, mainly led by the Saecos and Mercatones (a good sign for Pantani's fans) getting closer to Domodossola.
Both Leonardo Giordani (De Nardi-Colpack) and Rinaldo Nocentini (Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé-Ciarrocchi Immobiliare) tasted the joy to climb the World Championship podium as amateurs. The former was second to Ivan Basso in the 1998 all-Italian showdown at Valkenburg (with Di Luca third), while the latter even put the rainbow jersey on as took the Road Race title the following year in Verona (also thanks to an awesome leadout by Luca Paolini, who claimed second place ahead of Germany's Matthias Kessler). Neither of them has been so successful during the first years among the pros though.
Five hours into the race, the average speed is up to a decent 39.150 km/h, and the gap hovers around 01’53”. With about 40 km. to go, Kelme’s Constantino (Tino) Zaballa puts in a solo attempt, but the Gods of cycling are not on his side in this Giro. Besides losing the KOM competition to Fredy González, the Spaniard is not allowed to go on a solo break either, as his 9 breakaway mates immediately chased him down.
He might take some solace in his third victory in as many intermediate sprints though: he scored the hat-trick being the first across the line at Crodo, hometwon of Caldirola's 24-year-old Giampaalo Cheula.
With some 30 km. to the finishing line the peloton, with Mercatone’s Mario Manzoni and Roberto Conti doing the Lion’s share up front, slightly cuts the gap down to 01’48”.
As the route finally keeps going uphill, Tuscany's very own Rinaldo Nocentini (winner of Giro della Toscana in his hometown Arezzo) attacks and opens a 10-second on a quartet of chasers made up of Lunghi, Zaballa and LBK-Colnago's Ukrainians Avdeyev and Bileka.
The quartet is soon joined by two more riders: Oscar Pozzi (Ita - Tenax) ad Kelme's Garcia Quesada, while the other former members of the leading bunch are about 25" behind. The peloton (with Svorada, Manzoni and the only Lotto-Domo rider still in the race, Koos Morenhout, already dropped) is about 01'50" down.
Additional commentary by podofdonny and Locutus.
1512 – 18k to go. Nocentini on a solo break again, now 16” clear of the three-strong (Lunghi, Zaballa, Adveyev) chasing bunch. 4 riders are about 25” further behind, while young Daniele Pietropolli (Tenax) and Leonardo Giordani have been caught by the Caldirola-led bunch, now 01’24” down to the Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé rider.
According to latest news, Pantani has completely recovered from yesterday’s crash, whereas Stefano Garzelli is reportedly still suffering from hip troubles, even thought his teammates are forcing the pace now. Saeco's DS Giuseppe Martinelli just told Italian TV that Simoni will not make too big of efforts to claim today's stage.
1518 - Rinaldo Nocentini caught by Lunghi, Zaballa,and Avdeyev, but the peloton is just 40" behind.
1516 - As the ascent is getting a bit tougher (3-4%), and Yaroslav Popovych is seen up front in the bunch, the peloton is just 32" down to the leading quartet.
Gerard Bulens, DS of LBK, spoke to the Belgian press yesterday on his return home to look after the "northern section" of the team who are racing in the Tour de Luxembourg. "Popoyych does not have the engine of Simoni yet, but at 23 years he shows all the characteristics of a great future Champion. Unlike many other climbers he is good against the clock as well."
1519 - 14k to go and the gap is down to 20". The four leaders will be caught soon.
1522 - Lunghi, Nocentini, Zaballa and Avdeyev are reeled in with 13 km. to go.
Bulens continues: "Last Saturday for the first time, on the Alpe di Pampeago, he attacked, which shows he is learning to take on responsibilities as well. He is still very young and can improve by 15-20%."
12k to go - And it's "gruppo compatto" now, with all big names (Noé included) up front.
1524 - Caldirola's Steve Zampieri of Switzerland now forcing the pace.
"We are not concerned by bigger teams trying to sign him - Mr. Colnago considers him a spiritual son and the feeling is mutual," the Belgian DS concluded.
The peloton is currently made up of about 30 riders.
1527 - Garzelli is sitting on Zampieri's wheels. Mazzoleni is behind him in third place, while the peloton keeps losing member after member (Simoni's teammates included). Unfit Scarponi is struggling.
1528 - Swiss Steve Zampieri is 27-year-old and turned pro in 1999. He has won a race so far in his career.
In the team competition, the Saeco squad has a narrow 1' 42" lead on the Lampre boys. Lampre would love to win that competition.
Whether Saeco shows any serious interest in defending anything other than Simoni's lead is yet to be seen.
1528 - No changes at the front of the peloton, with Zampieri leading Garzelli, and Mazzoleni right behind them. Popovych sitting in fifth place. The 3 Sidermec riders with Popvych glued to their wheels - the race for second place will be a brutal affair over the next few minutes.
1531 - 10k to go, and even a young sprinter such as Graziano Gasparre is currently able to stay in the 30-strong bunch.
1532 - Six hours into the stage, and Garzelli looking like he's eager for victory today.
1534 - 8k to go. Riders on a flat piece, and also Rumsas in the first places of the bunch.
1536 - Simoni in fourth place, right behind Mazzoleni, Zampieri still pulling hard, with Garzelli sitting on his wheels.
Once again huge crowds line the mountain - in fact the foothills look more a giant car park, as they cross a small wooden bridge.
1537 - 6k to go. Caucchioli and Kim Kirchen attacks on a flat section.
Garzelli's right leg is all wrapped up (from his crash yesterday). Once again, the Points Jersey is inhabited by a mummy.
1539 - Kim Kirchen is a young Luxembourgian riding for Fassa, whose grand-uncle got twice into the TdF top 5 in the past.
1539 - Kirchen and Caucchioli put 14" into the field. Pantani attacked and Simoni countered.
Kirchen, from the land of Charly Gaul, won the Tour van Nederland last season, courtesy of some in-fighting between Rabobank and US Postal.
1540 - Also Frigo, Belli and Pellizotti followed Pantani's wheels, while the leading duo has been caught.
1541 - 4k to go, Pantani attacks again. Simoni and 3 more riders follow.
1542 - Pantani forcing the pace, but Simoni, Frigo, Belli, Pellizotti don't let him go. Garzelli, Totsching, Aitor and others lost 10".
1543 - Pantani attacks and makes the gap this time. 15 riders (Garzelli included) chasing him now.
1543 - 3 to go. Pantani caught by the chasing bunch. Pellizotti attacks now !!
SIMONI counters his attack.
1545 - Two in the lead: Simoni and Pellizotti, while Totsching is struggling in the bunch.
Simoni is looking like a true Grand Champion, able to respond to the different accelerations on the climb seemingly without effort.
1546 - Pantani couldn't follow he wheels of the two leaders, and now he has got two teammates beside to help him in the chase.
Simoni out of the saddle now, gently forcing the pace - his bike manufacturers Cannondale will be delighted with the coverage he has given to their product.
1546 - Gibo and the Alessio rider are flying. They opened a significant gap. The gap is 12", Pantani dropped.
SIMONI GOES ON A SOLO BREAK!!!
1547 - Simoni says bye to Pellizotti and goes for a solo win, while Frigo, Aitor and Popovych are part of the first chasing bunch.
It is a ride of awesome talent and skill - once again Simoni has dispatched his rivals by pure riding ability.
1548 - 1 k to go for Gibo. Frigo, Mazzoleni and Noé are about to catch Pellizotti.
1549 - Stefano Garzelli, now controlling Popovych, let his teammate go. Garzelli in trouble - lost Popovych's wheels !!
Simoni now ot of the tunnel and past a thousand roadside fans who have also ridden the ascent.
1550 - Belli, Popo and Rumsas put more than 20m into Garzelli. While Simoni is getting closer to the line.
THE LORD OF THE GIRO TAKES ANOTHER STAGE!!
Simoni as cool as Italian fashion, glances behind as he comes towards the finish - there is no one there, though a great victory.
Popovych lost 26" to Simoni, and Garzelli lost 36".
2. GARZELLI AT 08'04"
3. POPOVYCH AT 08'06"
4. NOE' AT 09'49"
1554 - Marco Pantani finished the stage in 12th place. Gilberto Simoni,, winner of the third stage with the pink jersey on his shoulders, averaged a speed of 37.228 km/h.
Pantani: "My head is ok. My legs not. But I'm satisfied. I'll do the Tour de France if possible. Just let's wait and see what happens."
Two stages left after today! Check our Quick Reference listing at the top of the homepage to see the final profiles...Meanwhile, thank you for joining us today, and see you tomorrow for Stage 20!
Stage 19 Results
1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 6:20:05 /20" (37,728 Km/H)
2 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 0:03 /12"
3 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 0:03 /8"
4 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 0:10
5 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 0:13
6 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 0:21
7 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 0:27
8 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 0:27
9 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 0:36
10 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 0:39
11 Gasperoni Cristian Ita Mer 0:44
12 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 0:44
13 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 0:46
14 Codol Massimo Ita Mer 0:46
15 Kirchen Kim Lux Fas 1:04
16 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als 1:20
17 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 1:20
18 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 1:20
19 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 1:20
20 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc 1:20
21 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 1:29
22 Velo Marco Ita Fas 1:29
23 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 1:37
24 Sunderland Scott Aus Fak 1:38
25 Brozyna Thomas Pol Ccc 1:38
26 Romanik Radoslaw Pol Ccc 1:51
27 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 2:02
28 Clavero Daniel Esp Mer 2:02
29 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 2:02
30 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 2:37
31 Wegelius Charles Gbr Dnc 2:58
32 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae 3:24
33 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Mer 3:29
34 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 3:38
35 Massi Rodolfo Ita Clm 3:48
36 Chmielewski Piotr Pol Ccc 4:25
37 Barbero Sergio Ita Lam 4:36
38 Munoz Hernan D Col Clm 4:36
39 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam 4:40
40 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 4:40
41 Tonetti Gianluca Ita Ten 4:44
42 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 4:47
43 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 5:15
44 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel 5:34
45 Scamardella Salvatore Ita Lan 7:11
46 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als 7:11
47 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 7:11
48 Trampusch Gerhard Aut Gst 7:11
49 Stremersch Tom Bel Lan 7:11
50 Adyeyev Sergiy Ukr Lan 7:11
51 Hardter Uwe Ger Gst 7:11
52 Secchiari Francesco Ita Dve 7:11
53 Cheula Gian Paolo Ita Vin 7:11
54 Zanotti Leonardo Ita Dnc 7:11
55 Bernucci Lorenzo Ita Lan 7:11
56 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm 7:11
57 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf 7:11
58 Laverde Jimenez Luis F Col Fpf 7:11
59 Castelblanco Joaquim Col Clm 7:11
60 Winn Juilian Gbr Fak 7:11
61 Dacruz Carlos Fra Fdj 7:11
62 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel 7:11
63 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc 7:11
64 Mesa Mesa Hector O Col Fpf 7:11
65 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan 8:23
66 Riera Valls Jordi Esp Kel 10:01
67 Lunghi Denis Ita Als 10:14
68 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf 10:14
69 Joergensen Rene' Den Fak 10:14
70 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 10:17
71 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 10:24
72 De Angeli Luca Ita Clm 10:24
73 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan 10:24
74 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 10:24 /6"
75 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae 10:24
76 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 12:15
77 Baldato Fabio Ita Als 14:31
78 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae 14:31
79 Bertoletti Simone Ita Lam 14:31
80 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 14:31 /4"
81 Quinziato Manuel Ita Lam 14:31
82 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten 14:31
83 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 14:31 /2"
84 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 14:31
85 Frattini Cristiano Ita Ten 14:31
86 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin 14:31
87 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae 14:31
88 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan 14:31
89 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin 14:31
90 Scirea Mario Ita Dve 14:31
91 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve 14:31
92 Giordani Leonardo Ita Dnc 14:31
93 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 14:31
94 Moerenhout Koos Ned Lot 15:33
95 Conti Roberto Ita Mer 16:31
96 Manzoni Mario Ita Mer 16:32
97 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer 17:30
GC after Stage 19 (Maglia Rosa)
1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 85:44:39
2 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 8:04
3 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 8:06
4 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 9:49
5 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 10:35
6 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 11:01
7 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 12:38
8 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 14:21
9 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 16:28
10 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 20:17
11 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 21:45
12 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc 22:31
13 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 27:16
14 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 27:41
15 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 28:41
16 Codol Massimo Ita Mer 29:53
17 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 35:37
18 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel 39:51
19 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 43:20
20 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 43:23
21 Velo Marco Ita Fas 46:47
22 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 48:06
23 Sunderland Scott Aus Fak 50:29
24 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Mer 50:30
25 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als 53:42
Points Classification after Stage 19 (Maglia Ciclamino)
1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 154
2 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 145
3 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 137
4 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 112
5 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 81
6 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 70
7 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 66
8 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 64
9 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 63
10 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve 56
11 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 51
12 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 49
13 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 48
14 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 46
15 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 45
16 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 36
17 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 36
18 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 32
19 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 32
20 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 30
21 Baldato Fabio Ita Als 29
22 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan 29
23 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 28
24 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 28
25 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 24
KOM after Stage 19 (Maglia Verde)
1 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 100
2 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 78
3 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 65
4 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 36
5 Frigo Dario Ita Fas 29
6 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 24
7 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 15
8 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 12
9 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 12
10 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 10
11 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam 8
12 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin 8
13 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc 6
14 Lunghi Denis Ita Als 6
15 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc 6
16 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf 5
17 Sunderland Scott Aus Fak 4
18 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 4
19 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 3
20 Laverde Jimenez Luis F Col Fpf 3
21 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 2
22 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 2
23 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 2
24 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als 2
25 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 2
Intergiro after Stage 19 (Maglia Azzurra)
1 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 47:39:09
2 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 1:50
3 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 2:32
4 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf 3:08
5 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 3:14
6 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel 3:24
7 Winn Juilian Gbr Fak 3:42
8 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 3:42
9 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj 3:42
10 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer 3:45
11 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf 3:45
12 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 3:48
13 Sunderland Scott Aus Fak 3:48
14 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 3:48
15 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als 3:48
16 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 3:48
17 Frattini Cristiano Ita Ten 3:49
18 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 3:50
19 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 3:54
20 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc 3:54
21 Adyeyev Sergiy Ukr Lan 3:58
22 Quinziato Manuel Ita Lam 3:58
23 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 3:58
24 Brozyna Thomas Pol Ccc 3:58
25 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 3:58
Trade Team (Fast Team)
1 Saeco - Macchine Per Caffe' 258:15:53
2 Lampre 2:22
3 Alessio 7:49
4 Vini Caldirola - Sidermec 22:01
5 Fassa Bortolo 25:12
6 Mercatone Uno - Scanavino 35:04
7 Gerolsteiner 53:23
8 CCC Polsat 55:59
9 Kelme - Costa Blanca 1:14:12
10 De Nardi - Colpack 1:15:06
11 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 1:22:51
12 Colombia - Selle Italia 1:58:26
13 Fdjeux.Com 2:39:07
14 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' - Ciarrocchi 2:40:00
15 Team Fakta - Pata Chips 2:48:38
16 Domina Vacanze - Elitron 3:02:49
17 Tenax 4:15:50
Retires, Abandons, Did not start, Did not finish, Disqualifieds (to date)
FTM FURLAN Angelo ITA ALS
DNS MARZOLI Ruggero ITA ALS
DNF MORENI Cristian ITA ALS
DNF TONKOV Pavel RUS CCC
FTM BONDARIEW Bogdan UKR CCC
FTM KOHUT Seweryn POL CCC
DNS NAUDUZS Andris LAT CCC
DNF PRZYDZIAL Piotr POL CCC
DNF PEREZ CUAPIO Julio A. MEX PAN
FTM BROWN Graeme Allen AUS PAN
FTM DAVIS Scott AUS PAN
DNF TIRALONGO Paolo ITA PAN
DNF MAZZANTI Luca ITA PAN
DNF LANCASTER Brett AUS PAN
DNF BONGIORNO Guillermo ARG PAN
FTM GARCIA John Freddy COL CLM
FTM KHALILOV Mykhaylo UKR CLM
FTM AUG Andrus EST DNC
FTM CARRARA Matteo ITA DNC
FTM PALUMBO Giuseppe ITA DNC
DNS CIPOLLINI Mario ITA DVE
FTM BENNATI Daniele ITA DVE
FTM MONDINI Gianpaolo ITA DVE
FTM ONGARATO Alberto ITA DVE
FTM CIONI Dario David ITA FAS
FTM PETACCHI Alessandro ITA FAS
FTM TOSATTO Matteo ITA FAS
FTM TRENTI Guido USA FAS
DNS FRITSCH Nicolas FRA FDJ
FTM CASPER Jimmy FRA FDJ
FTM DEREPAS David FRA FDJ
FTM GUESDON Frederic FRA FDJ
FTM LHUILLIER Regis FRA FDJ
FTM WIGGINS Bradley GBR FDJ
DNF AGGIANO Elio ITA FPF
DNF CONTE Biagio ITA FPF
FTM DI BIASE Moreno ITA FPF
FTM MURAGLIA Giuseppe ITA FPF
DNS CONTRINI Daniele ITA GST
FTM FORSTER Robert GER GST
FTM WEIGOLD Steffen GER GST
DNF SCHOLZ Ronny GER GST
DNF STRAUSS Marcel SUI GST
DNS GALVEZ LOPEZ Isaac ESP KEL
DNF GARCIA QUESADA Carlos ESP KEL
FTM RODRIGUEZ Alexis ESP KEL
DNF CASAGRANDE Francesco ITA LAM
DNS PICCOLI Mariano ITA LAM
FTM GRYSCHENKO Ruslan UKR LAN
DNS MC EWEN Robbie AUS LOT