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87th Giro d'Italia Stage 8 Live Report
By Staff
Date: 5/16/2004
87th Giro d'Italia Stage 8 Live Report

Welcome to the Daily Peloton’s Stage 8 coverage of the 87th Tour of Italy, from Giffoni Valle Piana to Policoro over 214 km. Sunday’s leg was “introduced” in our November 2003 preview of the Corsa Rosa, with the following words:

87th Giro d’Italia - Stage 8 preview: Stage 8 is scheduled for Sunday, May 16. After yesterday’s demanding ride from Frosinone up to the Montevergine Sanctuary, the Tour of Italy circus will have to tackle another long stage, the longest one in the 2004 edition, a 214-km. effort kicking off at Giffoni Valle Piana, a Salerno province hamlet well-known (in Italy at least) for its Children's Film Festival, which takes place every summer, and was recently able to "cross the pond" and make its way to the U.S. (fans wishing to know more please click here).

And when the peloton reaches Policoro, a town along the Ionian sea in the Basilicata (Lucania) region, and also its southernmost point of the 2004 edition, the main characters of the “stage eight” movie, good for children and adults alike, will no doubt be the sprinters.

87th Giro d'Italia - Stage 8 Coverage

Please refresh this page (F5) to view the latest information. Our commentary today by Fabio and Jan Janssens.

KM. 0: The stage kicked off at Giffoni Valle Piana at 11:45 hours local time, under sunny skies and in a temperature of 18°, but with two riders less around. The first was Spain’s Juan Carlos Domínguez: the Saunier Duval-Prodir rider, winner of the 2002 Prologue at Groningen and first Maglia Rosa holder in that edition of the race, when he wearing the Phonak jersey, wasn’t able to repeat such good performances this year, and pulled out after Saturday’s stage.

And the second was Gerolsteiner’s Davide Rebellin: the Italian dominator of the last three Classics of the North (LBL, Fleche Wallonne, Amstel Gold Race) came to the Giro with big ambitions, and with the medias picking him as main suspect to steal the show in the first week (along with Cipo and Petacchi), with at least one stage victory and one day with some Rosa thing on his shoulders as main objectives.

Petacchi and Cipo sure made the headlines (for different reasons), but nothing went like that for Rebellin: other riders, from Cuneo to McGee to Simoni, stole the show throughout the opening week, while the man from the Veronese town of San Bonifacio never was a real factor, and put a end to his no-show at Il Giro by pulling out of the race today. Best wishes to him for his next challenges of the season, from the Olympics to the “home” World Champs, to the remainder of the World Cup. And on with the race!

1235 CEST The stage got off to a speedy start, with the peloton staying together in the first 10 kms., and several breakaways attempts following since. But none of them prospered, due to the fast pace set by bunch.

1300 CEST Alessandro Petacchi on the attack! And this time it's for real. The best sprinter on the planet was part of a breakaway group that formed 38km. into the stage, and included also Rinaldo Nocentini (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo ), super-combative Fortunato Baliani of Panaria and Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavè's Giuseppe Muraglia, plus Switzerland's Daniel Schnider of Phonak as well as reigning World Champion Igor Astarloa.

1310 CEST A World-class breakaway for sure, that soon lost his best-known member anyway: Alessandro Petacchi was absorbed by the bunch a couple kms. later, while the five other escapees continued their efforts, and quickly opened a gap of 34" over the bunch.

1345 CEST Astarloa, Nocentini, Baliani, Muraglia and Schnider were allowed to stay clear for abot 45 mins. but were later chased down by the peloton. As soon as they were caught, five more riders counter-attacked: Alessandro Bertolini (Alessio-Bianchi), Panaria's Julio Alberto Pérez Cuapio, Fassa's leadoutman Marco Velo and two "serial escapees" like Lampre's Mariano Piccoli and legendary Frenchman Jacky Durand (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago) broke clear and quickly put a couple minutes into the peloton.

1350 CEST Two more riders attacked the field and embarked on a chase of the five leaders: Colombian Marlon Pérez Arango (Selle Italia) and Italy's Renzo Mazzoleni (Tenax), neither of which was new to showing his fighting attitude in this Giro, were 01'02" down to the leading quintet, after a little less than two hours of pedalling on the roads of Southern Italy. 64 Km. into the stage, Bertolini, Pérez Cuapio, Velo, Piccoli and Jacky Durand were leading the bunch by 02'50", with the two chasers still in between.

1400 CEST Panaria's Julio Alberto Pérez Cuapio won the KOM Prime at Campostrino (Cat. 3) from Bertolini and Piccoli. It's a bit strange to see the Mexican, that got us accustomed to his late and winning attcks in gruelling mountain stages a copuple years ago, now in a early break. But it's also nice to see him back first over the top of a climb, even if for a "little" KOM Prime only.

1405 CEST Things took much different turns for the two chasers: whereas Renzo Mazzoleni was reeled in, Marlon Pérez Arango succeeded in his attempts to bridge the gap to the five leaders, with just 3km. to go to the Intergiro.

1410 CEST Intergiro (Atena Lucana, km. 87.6) - Results:
1. Mariano Piccoli (Ita - Lampre)
2. Marlon Pérez Arango (Col - Selle Italia-Colombia)
3. Jacky Durand (Fra - Landbouwkrediet-Colnago)

1415 CEST The good news for the frontrunners is that they increased the gap to the bunch to a good 05'50".

1430 CEST And as the stage hit the km. 107 mark, which also happens to be its halfway point, the gap has gone up to six minutes.

1435 CEST Marco Velo is not cooperating in the break. Not that it's a surprise. The only surprise is that Petacchi's last leadoutman got into a break in a "sprinters stage". But the reason is that the Fassas have seemingly enough of being forced to take the race into their hands and chase hard, and got one of their best men into the break in order to have other teams working. It seems they succeded, as despite of their "Cipolessness" it's the Domina Vacanze guys that are riding tempo at the front of the peloton now.

1440 CEST Pérez (Cuapio) & (Marlon) Pérez, plus Velo, Durand, Piccoli and Bertolini are still leading by abot six minutes, and with the Fassa - and five more teams-obviously unwilling to chase, the six guys have plenty of chances to make it to the line.

1445 CEST Colombian Marlon Pérez was 28th on GC at the stage start, 05'10" down to Cunego. So at the moment he is the brand new (provisional) overall leader on the road. He will hardly keep this status until the stage end anyway.

1450 CEST It was a great tactical move by Pérez Arango and his accomplished team manager Gianni "The Prince" (due to his elegance) Savio, looking for redemption after Freddy González's poor performance at Montevergine di Mercogliano. Speaking of team tactics, Robbie McEwen was seen having quite a long chat with his team directors a few mins ago, so maybe the Lottos are planning to take the chase into their hands. We'll see what's going to happen in the next minutes. And maybe the Lottos might get a good help from Ivan Quaranta's teammates, as Il Ghepardo (The Cheetah) seems to be in good shape today (at last!).

1455 CEST Despite Marco Velo's (obvious) uncooperative attitude, the six leaders achieved a maximum lead of more than 7 minutes by km. 117; the gap is currently hovering around 06'40".

1505 CEST 73k to go, and five of the six escepees are still working well together, but all of them, Piccoli and Bertolini in particular, are increasingly upset at Marco Velo's attitude, and doing little to hide it to their breakaway companion.

1510 CEST A small "flashback" on Damiano Cunego. the "man of the moment" was interviewed by Italian tv early this morning and said he hopes he'll keep the overall leader's jersey firmly on his shoulders until next Saturday's ITT, then work for Gibo Simoni who -he said it again- will be Saeco's one and only man for the overall- and compete with Garzelli and perhaps a few others for the overall win.

1515 CEST The six leaders are still pedalling in the Agre River valley, and maintain an advantage of 06'15" over the bunch, with Marlon Pérez Arango still as provisional GC leader on the road.

1518 CEST While the topic of the moment on the road is Marco Velo's uncooperative attitude, the gap is slightly down to 06'05", and Pérez Arango is less than a minute away form losing his "GC leader on the road" status.

1522 CEST The "Velo effect" is taking its toll on the break, that lost about two mins in the last kilometres, the gap is down to less than 05'00" now, and Damiano Cunego had the Maglia Rosa "back" on his shoulders.

1530 CEST 53k to go. The gap is down to about 04'00", and rain is starting to fall over the peloton. That's all for now ...

1533 CEST It's not raining at the finish line,. and that's a good thing, namely with quite a dangerous turn as the one coming with about 4oom to the line, that could turn more dangerous in case of rainy weather.

1538 CEST With the Lottos and the Formaggipinzolos riding (quite hard) at the front, the lead of Pérez Cuapio, Pérez Arango, Bertolini, Piccoli, Durand and Velo (who's sitting at the back of the sextet as usual) is dropping quickly, and is currently down to less than 3 mins.

1549 CEST Speaking on the phone, Eddy Merckx says that he's impressed with Cunego, whom he thinks is a future Giro winner for sure. But he also says that there isn't really too much competition - Simoni isn't Armstrong or Ullrich, he says. He thinks Cunego can even win the Giro this year.

He hopes McEwen will win (as he's on his son's team, of course), but he thinks it'll be Petacchi. According to him McEwen works a gear that's much too big for him, because he tries to copy Petacchi and Co., but of course McEwen doesn't have Petacchi's impressive physique.

If it would come to a sprint, Fassa might still recover Marco Velo, who hasn't done one effort too much so far today. He's normally speaking Petacchi's last lead-out man.

34kms to go. The peloton is now riding over the last small hill of the day;, from here on it's just one big descent towards the finish. Should be music to the ears of Quaranta!

1600 CEST: Now Domina is assisting in the chase as well, but the question is: who are they riding for? Lombardi? Or one of their other fast men?

After yesterday's stage, Brad McGee said that he had been riding for half an hour having trouble breathing. Someone like McGee can rely on his TT-discipline to get through that of course, but still it was an enormous feat. The gap is 1.22, 30kms to go.

1.05 the gap for the 6 leaders.

Marco Velo has mechanical problems, and changes his bike. This might be interesting, he will probably wait for the peloton and then the Fassas will start riding as well. In that case it's over and out for the leaders.

1608 CEST: Velo has now been caught by the peloton, which is at 25 kms from the finish now. 50 seconds left for the leaders, and we see the Fassas coming to the front now, as we expected.

It is very possible that the peloton will drop the pace slightly, because the sprinter teams would prefer the break to stay away a little bit longer, as that would lessen the attack attempts in the peloton. 30 seconds left for the leaders.

20 kms to go now. Durand will be adding a few more kilometers to the Jacky-metre today! It's some sort of ranking in a French newspaper that records every kilometer that Jacky Durand has been up front. The Fassa-led peloton is slowly rolling towards the leaders now.

1616 CEST: The peloton catches up with the leaders now, this is the end of the break! Everything back together now, let's get ready for the sprint!

The peloton is now dealing with a serious climb, which wasn't in the stage profile, wow. Question now is: where is Quaranta? There are actually riders dropping from the back, so it's not a small climb.

15 kms to go We're descending again now, through a beautiful landscape.

Who can we expect today in a mass sprint? Petacchi and McEwen, of course. Olaf "2nd place" Pollack should be able to continue his streak, and Crescenzo D'Amore (Do I love saying that name or what?) is more or less in his own region here. Other possibilities are Quaranta, Fast Freddy, Zanotti, Lombardi, Naudusz.

10 kms to go.

1629 CEST: 7 kms to go. Seems like Lombardi is going to do the lead-out for Naudusz, instead of the other way around...We see Strazzer coming to the front as well, he's got Petacchi's wheel at the moment. The peloton is going over 80 kms/h now!

We see a lot of pushing and elbowing going on there.

5 kms to go. The Fassa train is making its terrible pace again, there's no escape. Backstedt will be sprinting as well, as the Alessios are setting up a train. 4 to go.

3 km to go.McEwen is quite a few places behind. Quaranta is piloted to the front now. He and Zanotti are using their shoulders, 2 kms to go.

Petacchi in third spot, perfectly piloted now. Pollack and Rodriguez in Petacchi's wheel. Last km!

The last Fassa man is gone, Petacchi starts his sprint! Pollack on the right...but Petacchi takes him over again, with McEwen in his wheel, but he can't come out of his wheel - Petacchi WINS! His fourth stage this Giro!

In the replay we see that Pollack starts his sprint on the right before Petacchi's last man lays off, but Petacchi just goes over him with McEwen in his wheel, with Pollack even almost crashing into McEwen.

Brief Results

1. Petacchi
2. McEwen
3. Vaitkus
4. Pollack
5. Zanotti
6. Svorada
7. Usov
8. Klemencic
9. Borrajo
10. Loddo

A great ride by Vaitkus.

In the final turn of the stage, we see McEwen being launched track-style by one of his teammates; he might get fined for that.

Another thing: McEwen still believes that he can beat Petacchi in a mano-a-mano sprint, and compares the current situation with the Cipo-syndrome a few years ago: everybody wanted to be in his wheel.

This concludes our live coverage for today, but check back here for full stage results and the day's classifications. Monday is another sprinter's stage, and Tuesday is the first rest day for the peloton. After that comes a bit of climbing...

Please join us again tomorrow, and thanks for reading!

Stage Results

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


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
DNS Rebellin Davide Ita Gst
DNF Gasperoni Cristian Ita Lan
DNF Bennati Daniele Ita Pho
DNS Dominguez J. Carlos Esp Sdv

General Classification after Stage 8 (Maglia Rosa)

1 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 37:54:37
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 2:42
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 5:06
29 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf 5:15
30 Gilbert Philippe Bel Fdj 5:20
31 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 6:12
32 Ardila Cano Mauricio Al Col Cho 6:27
33 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 6:43
34 Pospyeyev Kyrylo Ukr a&S 6:46
35 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 6:48
36 Iannetti Massimo Ita Dve 7:05
37 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj 8:09
38 Hamburger Bo Den a&S 8:11
39 Gomis Lopez Juan Esp Sdv 8:49
40 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 8:52
41 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 8:59
42 Kostuk Denys Ukr Cho 9:22
43 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 9:29
44 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 9:52
45 Verheyen Geert Bel Cho 9:58
46 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 11:49
47 Mason Oscar Ita Vin 12:02
48 Astarloa Igor Esp Lam 12:14
49 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 12:35
50 Fertonani Marco Ita Pho 13:39
58 Wegelius Charly Gbr Den 19:00
72 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex  Pan 27:10
75 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam 28:09
83 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 33:17
86 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 33:39
88 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 35:07
90 Velo Marco Ita Fas 35:22
91 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 35:47
99 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv 38:49
112 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den 42:42
134 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 55:15
138 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 56:40
151 Quaranta Ivan Ita Fpf 1:12:43
154 Loddo Alberto Ita Sdv 1:15:14
156 Durand Jacky Fra Lan 1:21:39
159 Bichot Freddy Fra Fdj 1:32:55 (Maglia Nera)

Points Classification after Stage 8 (Maglia Ciclamino)

1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 105
2 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst 78
3 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 70
4 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 66
5 Zanotti Marco Ita Vin 56
6 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 48
7 D'amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 47
8 Usov Alexandre Blr  Pho 46
9 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan 41
10 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 40
11 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 37
12 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 35
13 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 32
14 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv 30
15 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 29
16 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 29
17 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 28
18 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 26
19 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den 25
20 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 23

Mountains Classification after Stage 8 (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 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex  Pan 3
12 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan 3
13 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 3
14 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 2
15 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 2
16 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 2
17 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan 2
18 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 2
19 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 1
20 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 1

Intergiro Classification after Stage 8 (Maglia Azzurra)

1 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv 23:00:01
2 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 0:06
3 D'amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 0:10
4 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam 0:14
5 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot 0:18
6 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 0:30
7 Forster Robert Ger Gst 0:39
8 Furlan Angelo Ita Alb 0:46
9 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 0:48
10 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 0:48
11 Gobbi Michele Ita Den 0:54
12 Durand Jacky Fra Lan 1:00
13 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 1:00
14 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 1:00
15 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 1:00
16 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 1:00
17 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan 1:00
18 Righi Daniele Ita Lam 1:00
19 Velo Marco Ita Fas 1:04
20 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 1:04

Trofeo Fast Team (Teams Classification) after Stage 8

1 Saeco 113:19:03
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 8

1 Saeco 168
2 Acqua&Sapone-Caffe' Mokambo 141
3 Gerolsteiner 138
4 Alessio-Bianchi 120
5 Fassa Bortolo 120
6 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie 118
7 Ceramiche Panaria-Margres 110
8 Lampre  110
9 Phonak-Hearing Systems 97
10 Fdjeux.Com 79
11 Lotto - Domo 77
12 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 74
13 De Nardi 73
14 Domina Vacanze  69
15 Saunier Duval-Prodir 46
16 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'  46
17 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf 38
18 Tenax 36
19 Colombia-Selle Italia 20

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