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87th Giro d'Italia Stage 7 Live Report
By Staff
Date: 5/15/2004
87th Giro d'Italia Stage 7 Live Report

Welcome to live coverage of Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia!

From Fabio's Giro d'Italia presentation preview last fall:
Stage 7 is a leg featuring the second mountain top finish of the race, up to the Montevergine di Mercogliano sanctuary, in the Avellino Area of Southern Italy, to the east of Naples. The Giro is not new to such pilgrimages, as the race paid visit to this climb twice in the past: in 1961 and 2001, the last time with Danilo Di Luca being the fastest in a 20-strong bunch sprint, and Gilberto Simoni taking second from Garzelli.

If the first uphill finish at Corno alle Scale told us a thing or two on the GC contenders and their condition, this stage kicking off in Frosinone and featuring a first ascent going up to Monteforte Irpino (km. 6.1. Gradient 3.8 percent) could have even more to say, both because of the distance (with 211 km. to cover, it’s the first stage going over the 200-km. mark) and the final climb.

The 17-km. ascent to Montevergine di Mercogliano, whose average gradient is no more than 5% (though with pieces going up to 10%) is not the place where mountain goats can make history, and with most riders probably using 53x19 (or even 17), and the best ones averaging some 25 km/h, there’s a solid chance of having a small sprint of a selected group in the end, just like it happened three years before.

But even if you can’t win the Giro here, a good performance may earn you some precious bonus time (and as Lance Armstrong says .. Every Second Counts) and, more importantly, it can be a great morale boost for the rest of the contest.

On the other side, a poor performance at Montevergine could harm your overall chances, so Gibo d’Italia, Stefano Garzelli and all other big names in the pack should be extremely careful to avoid the dangers that a long, windy (also the climate factor might play a significant role in determining the stage outcome) ascent featuring lots of turns may have in store, and stay at the front of the peloton in order not to get involved in “echelons” and be forced to waste energies in successive “sprints” to regain the wheels of the other overall contenders.

Our commentary today is by Jan Janssens - we join the race in progress. Please refresh this page (F5) to view the latest information.

First off, some news from yesterday's finish line crash - Andrus Aug, one of Cipo's lead-out men, was severely injured in yesterday's crash. He broke his left collar bone, a finger on his left hand, and his pelvis. He will need surgery and, of course, will not continue in the race. We wish him the very best for a speedy recovery.

Mario Cipollini has also ended his Giro - he did not start today. He was injured in a finishing sprint crash on Stage 4, requiring over a dozen stitches.

He said that he could barely follow the peloton anymore, so he preferred pulling out of the Giro instead of having to hear criticism on it. It's still a big question how and if Cipo will be on good form in the Tour. Just the same, are sorry to see him go...

And now to race action: There's been a crash just now, with a Saunier Duval, and Lotto rider, but no one seems to be severely injured. Simoni was dangerously close to the crash too, in the back of the peloton there.

50kms to go: There's a break of six riders at the moment, names will follow.

A remarkable thing today is that the Saeco team has started the stage in custom jerseys! Instead of their usual red outfits, they're in black-and-white striped ones! We don't know if there's a special reason for it, but the UCI race commissioners will get together later on and probably fine the team.

The the six leaders are Bertogliati and Strazzer (Saunier Duval), Gobbi (De Nardi), Mazzanti (Ceramiche Panaria-Margres), Aebersold (Phonak) and Daniele Righi (Lampre). They have a lead of 5.45 now.

Aha, the new Saeco jerseys are a protest against the decision of the UCI to rule out the newest Cannondale bikes, a fine publicity stunt!

Massimo Strazzer won the first Intergiro sprint today, early on in the race.

There's a dog that almost runs into the peloton, makes me think of that dog in a past Giro that ran along with Di Luca for 200 meters. There's a lot of loose dogs in the more rural regions of Italy like this one.

40 kms to go, still the 6 leaders and the peloton chasing, with the Saecos, Phonaks and Gerolsteiners up front. The leaders have a 4.44 lead still.

The Chocolade Jacques team is in serious problems, the biggest part of their team is suffering from diarrhea and sickness. Everyone was stunned at first as to what the reason could be, because none of the staff was sick or anything, until someone saw one of the soigneurs fill the rider's bidons with a hose that was used to clean bikes! Turns out he'd been filling the bidons with regular hose water throughout the entire race, making most of the riders sick.

He's been sent away immediately, of course. Interesting to note is that some of the only riders that aren't sick are their Colombian riders. We can guess that they might have a stronger constitution than some of the other riders on the team.

One of the leaders, Luca Mazzanti, is the virtual Maglia Rosa. They have a lead of 4.05 seconds now, at some 32-33 kms from the end.

The weather today looks much more favorable than yesterday - showers were forecast for the start at Frosinone, but images at the mountaintop finish show a bright and pretty, if cloudy day. Anything will be better than yesterday's finishing downpour.

The peloton is seriously chasing now, the lead is dropping very fast, 3.40 now.

30 kms to go for the 6 leaders, they're on the penultimate climb of the day now. Duma of Landbouwkrediet-Colnago had some technical problems but he is rolling again.

Today's stage might be suited to the more "classic" riders in the peloton. It's not very steep, and favors riders with a good finish, like Rebellin and Astarloa, who showed he's in good shape yesterday. Men like Cunego and Garzelli should like this finish as well! 3 minutes for the leaders now.

Quaranta dropping from the back of the peloton...surprise. Aebersold, Mazzanti and Righi have left behind their three other companions up front now, a 2.46 lead on the peloton.

Aebersold and Mazzanti accelerate in order to get the points for the mountain prize, and Righi can't answer their attack. 2 leaders now!

A counter-attack from the peloton now, it's Oscar Pozzi from the Tenax team. The two leaders have just passed the 25 km mark, and have now passed over the top of the penultimate climb, with Aebersold taking the points.

Now Righi passes third on the summit, at 40 seconds off the two leaders.

Pozzi has been caught again by the peloton, which has now reached the summit as well. Aebersold and Mazzanti are descending well, nicely working together.

Garzelli must feel very confident, because the Vini Caldirola team is setting a fast pace as we're heading towards the foot of the climb to Montevergini Di Mercogliano. This morning he told the press that he knows this climb very well - we'll see, eh?

Another man to watch today might be Figueras...he's certainly talented enough, he's from this region and this is a climb that must suit his capabilities well. Righi has been caught by the peloton now.

The two leaders, Aebersold and Mazzanti, have now started the last climb towards the finish! So has the peloton now, and the leaders have 1.15 left.

The climb is some 17 kms long. An attack from Renzo Mazzoleni in the peloton now. He rode a long lone breakaway in an earlier stage this week. He's of course the younger brother of Eddy Mazzoleni. 58 seconds left for the two leaders.

An attack from Rafaele Illiano in the peloton now, while Renzo Mazzoleni has been caught.

We see Righi, who was in the break today, riding around in the back of the peloton with 5-6 helmets on his steering wheel; he's looking for his team car to drop them off. 15 kms to go.

Simoni is riding to the front of the peloton now. The two leaders have a 23' lead on Illiano.

Mariano Piccoli (Lampre), former mountain prize winner of the Giro, has to leave the peloton behind. Illiano has been caught by the peloton, where the Saeco team is now setting a wild pace!

Aebersold has left behind Mazzanti up front, but the peloton has almost caught up with him as well.

The Saeco train is rolling over Aebersold now! Now it starts!

Astarloa is said to have been dropped from the back of the peloton...yes, we see him now, he's had to leave them behind.

We see Belli, Simoni, Garzelli and Cunego all in the front part of Saeco-led peloton.

10 km to go. The Saecos are looking very, very impressive...

In the Vuelta a Asturias, Jonathan Gonzalez from the Paternina team has won today's stage.

Behind the Saecos, we see Garzelli and his lieutenants, Tonkov and Zampieri. 9 kms to go.

Trampusch punctured, and got a new wheel from his teammate Hamburger. He's trying to get back in the peloton now.

The peloton is still 60 riders strong, we also see Rebellin and Popo riding there. Simoni accelerates!! Garzelli, Figueras react.

They caught him, and now there's an attack from Buggaci and Emanuele Sella. But the Saecos are there again, a group again now. Trampusch still chasing the peloton in the back.

Figueras attacks!!

Now Simoni and Garzelli catch up with him, as does the entire peloton!

Another attack now, Emanuele Sella again, what a final climb! Wegmann in trouble now...

Still 30 riders left, and another attack, Figueras again, Cunego after him! Garzelli and Popo have to react now, leading the group.

Gilbert is barely hanging on to the big group, same for Rebellin. Cunego could well take the Maglia Rosa away from Simoni today!

But Garzelli's guys are getting back to the two leaders, with Zampieri leading. Again a big group of 20-30 riders now, but what a pace... Rebellin is slowly letting go of the group now.

Zampieri is seriously hammering up front, with 5 kms to go.

It's been a slow stage today, but this final climb made up for everything! This is typical for the Giro: slow starts, blistering finales!

Still the Vini Caldirolas leading now, with Tonkov and Zampieri.

Zampieri is gone now, only Tonkov left, behind him Garzelli, Simoni, Noë, Popo, Cunego...

Garate is letting go of the group now too, which is still some 24 riders strong. 4 kms to go.

Riders are dropping all the time under Tonkov's pace now, Tonkov is gesturing to the motors to go away. Attack by Figueras again!! Again, Cunego who reacts - but Tonkov catches them again, wow!

We see Brad McGee in the group, very nice!

Tonkov is gone now, Sella is leading now, Cunego in his wheel. Sella is only 23 years, a very talented climber. Some 15 riders in the group now. 2 kms to go.

Sella is setting the pace for his teammate Figueras, I think. A lot of people here on the hairpin turns in the final 2 kilometers.

Simoni attacks!! He's got a few meters, now Garzelli and Cunego take him back though. Last kilometer!

Mazzoleni leading the group now. Simoni is in his wheel, we see Hontchar riding to the front of the group.

Figueras is in 4th-5th position, next to Garzelli. Now Simoni starts the sprint, Popo reacts!! Still Simoni leading, leading out for Cunego!

Figueras is there now, Cunego in his wheel! Cunego overtakes him, and he's gonna win the stage! McGee and Pelizotti there too!

Cunego WINS!!

Wow! What a show by the Saeco team!! Cunego is probably the new leader in the GC as well, as Simoni wasn't in the first few places.

McGee is lying on the ground beyond the finish line, with a soigneur waving him some fresh air - he must have gone very deep!

Cunego, McGee, Pelizotti are the top 3 of the stage.

Impressive by McGee; he was working a HUGE gear in the final few metres and overtook a few riders himself!

Cunego is the new leader in the GC, and Pelizotti has pushed Popo from the third spot.

Martinello said at the start of this Giro that "Cunego is the fastest climber", by which he meant that he's the best sprinter of the men who can climb.

Tom Boonen has now also won the 2nd stage in the Tour of Picardy now, after winning the first one yesterday.

Brief Results

1. Cunego
2. McGee
3. Pelizotti
4. Figueras
5. Garzelli
6. Simoni
7. Hontchar
8. Noë

McGee has done a superb performance, with regards to the ITT that's to come, too.

There'll be no lack of space in the Italian papers tomorrow describing the superb performance of Damiano Cunego. He still lives at home, on top of his father's garage, in the same room as his 16 year-old brother. In fact, the entire Saeco team was incredibly strong today, and if this is any indication for the things to come, then the winner of the Giro will be a Saeco man...but the question will be Simoni, or maybe Cunego?

Cunego has also won the mountain AND points jersey today! Correction: Petacchi still leads the points competition.

I bet he's gonna want to win the Intergiro jersey as well tomorrow! I wonder how his jersey will look like tomorrow, knowing the Saeco creativity with jerseys...Cunego is an Ullrich supporter, by the way, or was, anyway, before was a pro.

As an aside, after Tom Boonen's second win today at Picardy, he is talking about beating Petacchi at the Tour!

Well, what a great day's racing in Italy! Thanks so much for joining us.

Stage Results

1 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 5:26:25
2 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj m.t.
3 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb m.t.
4 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan m.t.
5 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 0:03
6 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae m.t.
7 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den m.t.
8 Noe' Andrea Ita Alb m.t.
9 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam m.t.
10 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan m.t.
11 Montgomery Sven Sui Gst 0:07
12 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 0:11
13 Valjavec Tadej Slo Pho 0:11
14 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 0:16
15 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan 0:33
16 Brandt Christophe Bel Lot 0:36
17 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 0:38
18 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 0:43
19 Canada Gracia David Esp Sdv 0:43
20 Lobato Elvira Ruben Esp Sdv 0:47
21 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 1:36
22 Borghi Ruggero Ita Den m.t.
23 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae m.t.
24 Garate Cepa Juan Manuel Esp Lam m.t.
25 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 1:39
26 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 1:39
27 Verheyen Geert Bel Cho 1:41
28 Ardila Cano Mauricio Al Col Cho 1:42
29 Miholyevic Vladimir Cro Alb 1:42
30 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam 1:42
31 Trampusch Gerhard Aut a&S 1:44
32 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf 1:45
33 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf m.t.
34 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj m.t.
35 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm m.t.
36 Wegelius Charly Gbr Den m.t.
37 Gilbert Philippe Bel Fdj m.t.
38 Schnider Daniel Sui Pho 1:59
39 Fertonani Marco Ita Pho 2:05
40 Hamburger Bo Den a&S 2:05
41 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 2:08
42 Mason Oscar Ita Vin 2:32
43 Kostuk Denys Ukr Cho 2:35
44 Gasparre Graziano Ita Den 2:42
45 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae m.t.
46 Vogondy Nicolas Fra Fdj m.t.
47 Gomis Lopez Juan Esp Sdv m.t.
48 Iannetti Massimo Ita Dve m.t.
49 Bileka Volodymyr Ukr Lan 3:16
50 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 3:23
51 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 4:06
52 Rebellin Davide Ita Gst 4:06
53 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex  Pan 4:09
54 Ljungqvist Marcus Swe Alb 4:14
55 Pospyeyev Kyrylo Ukr a&S 4:19
56 Giordani Leonardo Ita Den 5:07
57 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 5:16
58 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan m.t.
59 Ziegler Thomas Ger Gst m.t.
60 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm m.t.
61 Avdyeyev Sergey Ukr Lan m.t.
62 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan m.t.
63 Astarloa Igor Esp Lam m.t.
64 Davis Scott Aus Pan m.t.
65 Rastelli Ellis Ita Alb m.t.
66 Pugaci Igor Mda  Den m.t.
67 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 7:55
68 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan 7:58
69 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam 9:11
70 Verbrugghe Ief Bel Lot 9:11
71 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae 10:19
72 Scarselli Leonardo Ita Clm 10:44
73 Derepas David Fra Fdj 10:44
74 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Sae 11:09
75 Wadecki Piotr Pol Lot m.t.
76 Derganc Martin Slo Dve m.t.
77 Galletti Alessio Ita Dve m.t.
78 Scirea Mario Ita Dve m.t.
79 Loda Nicola Ita Ten m.t.
80 Mori Manuele Ita Sdv m.t.
81 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten m.t.
82 Serpellini Marco Ita Gst m.t.
83 Brard Florent Fra Cho m.t.
84 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan m.t.
85 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan 11:15
86 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 11:15
87 D'amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 11:22
88 Masciarelli Simone Ita Vin 11:22
89 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst 12:41
90 Zaugg Oliver Sui Sdv 12:41
91 Murn Uros Slo Pho 12:41
92 Codol Massimo Ita Fas 14:59
93 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas m.t.
94 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas m.t.
95 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas m.t.
96 Velo Marco Ita Fas m.t.
97 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve m.t.
98 Sacchi Fabio Ita Fas m.t.
99 Ongarato Alberto Ita Fas m.t.
100 Gustov Volodymir Ukr Fas m.t.
101 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb m.t.
102 Hauptman Andrej Slo Lam m.t.
103 Van Velzen Jan Ned Cho m.t.
104 Stangelj Gorazd Slo Sae m.t.
105 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten m.t.
106 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten m.t.
107 Usov Alexandre Blr  Pho m.t.
108 Van Hout Russell Aus Clm 15:35
109 Backstedt Magnus Swe Alb m.t.
110 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin m.t.
111 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin m.t.
112 Rogina Radoslav Cro Ten m.t.
113 Ginestri Giancarlo Ita Ten m.t.
114 Vaitkus Tomas Ltu Lan m.t.
115 Duma Volodimyr Ukr Lan m.t.
116 Schnyder Philippe Sui Clm m.t.
117 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S m.t.
118 Zanotti Marco Ita Vin m.t.
119 Nauduzs Andris Lat Dve m.t.
120 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv m.t.
121 Bertogliati Rubens Sui Sdv m.t.
122 Righi Daniele Ita Lam 19:36
123 Gobbi Michele Ita Den 19:36
124 Durand Jacky Fra Lan 20:01
125 Detilloux Christophe Bel Lot m.t.
126 Rudenko Maxim Ukr Cho m.t.
127 Podgornik Dean Slo Ten m.t.
128 Sironi Gianluca Ita Vin m.t.
129 Klemencic Zoran Slo Ten m.t.
130 Pagliarini Mendonca Luciano Bra  Lam m.t.
131 Furlan Angelo Ita Alb m.t.
132 Svorada Jan Cze Lam m.t.
133 Bosisio Gabriele Ita Ten m.t.
134 Lancaster Brett Aus Pan m.t.
135 Wilson Trent Aus Clm m.t.
136 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae m.t.
137 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den m.t.
138 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve m.t.
139 Albasini Michael Sui Pho m.t.
140 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm m.t.
141 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot m.t.
142 Vaugrenard Benoit Fra Fdj m.t.
143 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm m.t.
144 Quaranta Ivan Ita Fpf m.t.
145 Manzoni Mario Ita Fpf m.t.
146 Serina Corrado Ita Fpf m.t.
147 Gualdi Domenico Ita Fpf m.t.
148 Forster Robert Ger Gst m.t.
149 Loddo Alberto Ita Sdv m.t.
150 Siymens Nico Bel Lan m.t.
151 Ferrigato Andrea Ita a&S m.t.
152 Steegmans Gert Bel Lot m.t.
153 Mervar Bostjan Slo Fpf m.t.
154 Gates Nick Aus Lot m.t.
155 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot m.t.
156 Gardeyn Gorik Bel Lot m.t.
157 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst m.t.
158 Dominguez J. Carlos Esp Sdv m.t.
159 Mourey Francis Fra Fdj m.t.
160 Bichot Freddy Fra Fdj m.t.
161 Wilson Matthew Aus Fdj m.t.

Abandons and Retirements through Stage 7

DNS Sosenka Ondrej Cze a&S
DNF Aranaga Azkune Andoni Esp Cho
DNF Gadret John Fra Cho
DNF Vandewalle Jurgen Bel Cho
DNS Cipollini Mario Ita Dve
DNS Aug Andrus Est Dve
DNF Gasperoni Cristian Ita Lan
DNF Bennati Daniele Ita Pho

General Classification after Stage 7

1 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 33:01:48
2 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 0:10
3 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 0:28
4 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 0:31
5 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 0:52
6 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 1:08
7 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 1:10
8 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 1:15
9 Noe' Andrea Ita Alb 1:17
10 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 1:29
11 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 1:43
12 Montgomery Sven Sui Gst 1:47
13 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 1:49
14 Valjavec Tadej Slo Pho 2:18
15 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 2:23
16 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan 2:25
17 Trampusch Gerhard Aut a&S 2:32
18 Brandt Christophe Bel Lot 3:02
19 Canada Gracia David Esp Sdv 3:06
20 Garate Cepa Juan Manuel Esp Lam 3:08
21 Lobato Elvira Ruben Esp Sdv 3:16
22 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam 3:38
23 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 3:54
24 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 4:04
25 Miholyevic Vladimir Cro Alb 4:18
26 Borghi Ruggero Ita Den 4:19
27 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae 4:56
28 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 5:10
29 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf 5:15
30 Gilbert Philippe Bel Fdj 5:20
31 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 6:04
32 Rebellin Davide Ita Gst 6:05
33 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 6:12
34 Ardila Cano Mauricio Al Col Cho 6:27
35 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 6:43
36 Pospyeyev Kyrylo Ukr a&S 6:46
37 Iannetti Massimo Ita Dve 7:05
38 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj 8:09
39 Hamburger Bo Den a&S 8:11
40 Gomis Lopez Juan Esp Sdv 8:49
41 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 8:52
42 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 8:59
43 Kostuk Denys Ukr Cho 9:22
44 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 9:29
45 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 9:52
46 Verheyen Geert Bel Cho 9:58
47 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 11:49
48 Mason Oscar Ita Vin 12:02
49 Astarloa Igor Esp Lam 12:14
50 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 12:35
53 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan 13:56
54 Gasparre Graziano Ita Den 14:31
59 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 18:45
63 Codol Massimo Ita Fas 21:56
68 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex  Pan 23:52
75 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam 27:31
76 Mori Manuele Ita Sdv 27:35
80 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 31:47
84 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 33:17
87 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 33:59
89 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 34:37
93 Stangelj Gorazd Slo Sae 35:36
94 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 35:47
98 Vaitkus Tomas Ltu Lan 37:28
100 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv 38:49
104 Serpellini Marco Ita Gst 39:41
109 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst 41:06
110 Brard Florent Fra Cho 41:09
114 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 42:46
118 Verbrugghe Ief Bel Lot 45:22
119 Nauduzs Andris Lat Dve 45:37
127 Furlan Angelo Ita Alb 52:08
135 Scirea Mario Ita Dve 54:32
136 Righi Daniele Ita Lam 54:42
139 Backstedt Magnus Swe Alb 55:25
141 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 56:40
142 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve 58:36
154 Van Hout Russell Aus Clm 1:09:05
155 Durand Jacky Fra Lan 1:10:29
157 Quaranta Ivan Ita Fpf 1:12:43
161 Bichot Freddy Fra Fdj 1:21:43 (Maglia Nera)

Points Classification after Stage 7 (Maglia Ciclamino)

1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 80
2 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 70
3 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 66
4 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst 62
5 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 48
6 D'amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 47
7 Zanotti Marco Ita Vin 42
8 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 40
9 Usov Alexandre Blr  Pho 36
10 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 35
11 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan 33
12 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 33
13 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 32
14 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv 30
15 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 29
16 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 28
17 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 26
18 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den 25
19 Nauduzs Andris Lat Dve 21
20 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 19

Mountains Classification after Stage 7 (Maglia Verde)

1 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 28
2 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 17
3 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 16
4 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 14
5 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 12
6 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 10
7 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 9
8 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 8
9 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 5
10 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 3
11 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan 3
12 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 3
13 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 2
14 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 2
15 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 2
16 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan 2
17 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 1
18 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 1
19 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 1
20 Righi Daniele Ita Lam 1

Intergiro Classification after Stage 7 (Maglia Azzurra)

1 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv 20:51:25
2 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 0:10
3 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot 0:18
4 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 0:30
5 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 0:30
6 Forster Robert Ger Gst 0:39
7 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam 0:44
8 Furlan Angelo Ita Alb 0:46
9 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 0:48
10 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 0:48
11 Gobbi Michele Ita Den 0:54
12 Righi Daniele Ita Lam 1:00
13 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 1:00
14 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan 1:00
15 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 1:00
16 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 1:00
17 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 1:04
18 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 1:04
19 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 1:04
20 Loda Nicola Ita Ten 1:04

Trofeo Fast Team (Teams Classification) after Stage 7

1 Saeco 98:40:36
2 Alessio-Bianchi 1:51
3 Lampre  5:04
4 Ceramiche Panaria-Margres 6:24
5 Saunier Duval-Prodir 8:01
6 Acqua&Sapone-Caffe' Mokambo 8:16
7 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie 9:13
8 Phonak-Hearing Systems 9:39
9 Gerolsteiner 9:49
10 De Nardi 11:33
11 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'  17:45
12 Fdjeux.Com 21:17
13 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf 22:09
14 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 29:28
15 Colombia-Selle Italia 38:45
16 Fassa Bortolo 39:02
17 Lotto - Domo 45:50
18 Tenax 1:15:53
19 Domina Vacanze  1:26:50

Trofeo Super Team after Stage 7

1 Saeco 168
2 Acqua&Sapone-Caffe' Mokambo 129
3 Alessio-Bianchi 110
4 Gerolsteiner 109
5 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie 101
6 Fassa Bortolo 100
7 Ceramiche Panaria-Margres 97
8 Lampre  86
9 Phonak-Hearing Systems 82
10 Lotto - Domo 76
11 Fdjeux.Com 74
12 De Nardi 73
13 Domina Vacanze  69
14 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 55
15 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'  39
16 Saunier Duval-Prodir 32
17 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf 28
18 Tenax 22
19 Colombia-Selle Italia 20

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