Hello and Welcome to the Daily Peloton's coverage of Stage 17 of the 87th Giro d'italia, from Brunico/Bruneck, in the South Tyrol multilingual area of Nothern Italy to Fondo Sarnonico, in Gilberto Simoni's Trento province, over 153 kms. It's the "easiest" of the four straight mountain stages that will determine the outcome of the first Grand Tour of the season, both because of the (relatively) short distance covered and the fact the only categorized climb of the stage (Passo della mendola) peaks with more the 53 km. to the finishing line, although the route in the last part of the stage is far from being pancake flat. The Daily Peloton's November preview of the 2004 Giro parcours "explained" the stage 17 route in the following way:
Stage 17 - Preview: The race resumes Thursday, May 27, with another hilly ride. In the quartet of terrible stages marking the ultimate week of the Giro, this is probably the “easiest” one. It covers 158 km. between Brunico and Fondo Sardonico, and moves from Veneto into Val di Non, part of Gibo Simoni’s home region of Trentino-Alto Adige.
As the peloton, riding over predominantly flat or slightly downhill routes until around the km. 90 mark, hits the town of Appiano, in the outskirts of Bozen, riders meet the only climb (“we can’t make them climb too many ascents after the rest day, they need a more gradual approach to the main difficulties” words from Carmine Castellano) of the stage, Passo della Mendola, quite demanding (km. 14.8 - Gradient: 6.5%), but peaking around the km. 108 mark.
Not a long time later, the peloton hits Fondo Sardonico for the first time, then embarks in a (more or less) 40-km. long circuit, with the road going downhill again for about a dozen more km. But in the last 30 km. or so, right before entering the hamlet of Cles, things change and the route heads (slightly) uphill. The finish line is located at an altitude of 977 metres above sea level.
Well, you’d better not expect “epic” racing in such a parcours anyway, as this is more of a “transition” stage, but it’s the men on the bikes that make the race after all, so perhaps some big name can pull off a surprise and try his luck over the Mendola or anywhere else.
* As for a detailed Profile of the Mendola Pass: just click here
STAGE 17 - COVERAGE
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KM. 0: The stage got underway at 13:01 hours local time. All 145 riders took the startline, Bradley McGee included. The Australian, outraged at being awarded a 20-second time penalty by officials that said he held onto a team car during Tuesday's stage 16, claimed his innocence and threatened to pull out of the race had the fine not been cancelled. His words seemingly fell on deaf ears, but nonetheless the man - perhaps persuaded by his FDJeux.com team bosses- is still in the race, defending his excellent 6th place in the overall standings, or even trying to improve it.
The stage got off to a very fast and hectic start, with attacks coming literally after the flag was dropped, first courtesy of Alessio's Alessandro Bertolini, one of the protagonists of Tuesday's long breakaway. But this time the Italian wasn't allowed to go far, as he was immediately pulled back. Two Kms. later, it was the turn of his teammate Cristian Moreni, plus Saeco's Leonardo Bertagnolli (who is riding on "home roads" today), De Nardi's Leonardo Giordani (World U23 RR Champion in 1999) and Domina Vacanze's veteran Giovanni Lombardi to have a go at breaking away. The quartet didn't have any chance to succeed anyway. Such that, by the km. 5 mark, it was gruppo compatto again.
More attacks came in the following kms, one of them with Acqua & Sapone's Dane Bo Hamburger trying his luck. But none of them could escape the marshalling of the peloton. The next attempt came around the km. 32 mark (just outside the town of Bressanone/Brixen) from Croatia's Vladimir Miholjevic (Alessio), Belgium's Jan Van Velzen (Chacolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf) and Switzerland's Michael Albasini (Phonak H.S.). They were immediately chased down too, and the same happened to Philippe Gilbert (Bel - Lotto-Domo), Jan Svorada (Cze - Lampre) Serhyi Avdyeyev (Ukr - LBK-Colnago), Daniel Schnider (Swi - Phonak H.S.) and super-combative Renzo Mazzoleni (Ita - Tenax).
That was Svorada's last action in this Giro, as a dozen kms later the Czech sprinter fell, along with Brazilian teammate Luciano Pagliarini Mendonca as well as Slovenia's Tadej Valijavec (Fassa Bortolo) and Saeco's super-domestique Andrea Tonti. And both (injuried) Lampre guys were forced to pull out of the race!
The peloton covered no less than 51.650 kms in the first hour of racing, and soon Alessandro Bertolini (Alessio) attacked again, with Gerolsteiner's Marco Serpellini and Daniele Pietropolli of Tenax following his move. The trio was soon joined by 16 more riders, but all of them were reeled in by the Saeco-led bunch by km. 60. Bertolini tried again, with another Tenax rider (Oscar Pozzi) following him, at km. 66, and this time was the good one. The all-Italian duo quickly gained more than 4 mins over the bunch, while 11 other riders rolled off the peloton and started their own chase of the two leaders.
As the peloton hit the Passo della Mendola climb, some significant things happened in the peloton, like the chasers gaining more than a minute on the two front runners (and this is not news), Giuliano Figueras getting dropped (and this is news) and Maglia Rosa Damiano Cunego having a hard time, and struggling to stay inside the bunch (and this is big news). Stefano Garzelli tried to benefit from all that, and finally attacked, quickly joining the 11-strong first chasing group, containing the likes of Italy's Rinaldo Nocentini and Fortunato Baliani, Ukraine's Volodymyr Bileka (working for Popovych?) and Swissman Alexandre Moos, one more time on the attack.
While Figueras quickly lost more than a minute, and seemingly all of his Milano podium hopes, the Saecos managed to bring Garzelli back, but his Vini Caldirola teammates immediately counter-attacked, and caught and drooped Moos and Illiano. The team in yellow really want to steal the show today.
1527 CEST: While leaders Pozzi and Bertolini are approaching the top of Passo della Mendola, Tonkov gained more time on them, and is just 50" down, and about 30" clear of the main bunch, while Figueras is losing time in an impressive way, and is currently close to four minutes behind the Cunego/Garzelli/Honchar group.
1529 CEST: Alessandro Bertolini, another guy riding on home roads today, attacked and dropped Pozzi, and at his turn was joined by Tonkov.
1530 CEST: While nothing significant is happening in the main bunch. The worse seems to be over for Cunego, while Garzelli didn't make a new try after his first one was neutralized.
1531 CEST: Pavel Tonkov dropped Pozzi and caught Alessandro Bertolini. Two men at the front now, while most of the previous 11-strong chasing group have been brought back. A&S's Rinaldo Nocentini attacks and embarks on a chase of the two leaders.
1533 CEST: Alessandro Bertolini takes the points at the KOM Prime. Tonkov comes in second and Pozzi follows, while more riders (Illiano, Villa, Zampieri, Laverde, Zaugg) rolled off the peloton.
1535 CEST: The aforementioned chasing bunch was 01'18" behind the two leaders at the top of the ascent, while the "Gruppo Maglia Rosa" is a dozen secs further behind. Most of the bunch is on the Amendola descent now, with about 50 km to the line.
1537 CEST: Giuliano Figueras bonked big style on the Amendola climb, surprising even his own team manager. His Panaria teammate Emanuele Sella is still in the main bunch though. One more rider (De Nardi's Michele Gobbi) rode away from the peloton and joined the first chasing bunch (containing Moos, Zampieri, Illiano, etc.).
1539 CEST: Saeco's Andrea Tonti, who lost contact on the Amendola, rejoined the "Gruppo Maglia Rosa". One more rider to help Damiano Cunego (who is currently having some mechanical probs anyway, and not for the first time in this stage).
1540 CEST: Cunego had to change his bike on the Amendola, and just tried to get his "main" bike back a few minutes ago, but something didn't work, so the man is still using his "reserve bike".
1542 CEST: Due to the mechanicals above, Cunego lost some secs to the bunch, and initially only his roommate Eddy Mazzoleni was helping him, but later more Saecos waited for Cunego, and the MR wearer is quickly regaining the bunch.
1543 CEST: ...while things are going from bad to worse for Giuliano Figueras, currently close to seven minutes down to the "Gruppo Maglia Rosa".
1544 CEST: Oscar Pozzi was swallowed by the bunch, while Pozzi and Tonkov are still riding at the front, and reached the finish line for the first time, ready to start the 40-km. final circuit.
1547 CEST: Tonkov and Bertolini are now leading the first chasing bunch by some 01'40", while the main peloton is about 03'00" back.
1550 CEST: Good news for the Italian and the Russian, who see their chances of a stage victory increase (also because neither of them is a GC threat).
1551 CEST: 35km. to go, and Tonkov (at his 11th Giro d'Italia; he won in 1996, and didn't finish race just last year) and Bertolini are working well together now.
1553 CEST: The first chasing group, containing Nocentini, Illiano, Gobbi, Laverde, Zaugg, Zampieri and Pozzi, is about two minutes back, while Giuliano Figueras is in the "gruppetto" with Petacchi an the other sprinters, some 10 minutes down.
1556 CEST: 30k to go for the two escapees, with Alessio's Bertolini looking for a prestigious home win, after his Giro della Provincia di Lucca stage and overall triumph in late February.
1600 CEST: 30k to go for the "Gruppo Maglia Rosa", which is gaining more and more members.
1601 CEST: Some 60 riders are now with the likes of Simoni, Cunego and Honchar, and among them there's also reigning World Champion Igor Astarloa (Spa - Lampre), who gained close to a minute on them in a few kms.
1603 CEST: Less than 25k to go for Bertolini, who's doing the lion's share of the work, and the other one in the break, Russia's Pavel Tonkov. They are approaching the Intergiro at Cles.
1605 CEST: It's starting to rain seriously on the road, while the two frontrunners are still increasing the gap. Moos, Zampieri, Illiano, Laverde, Nocentini, Gobbi and Pozzi remain between the leading duo and the main bunch.
1608 CEST: Bertolini looks well-determined to win the stage, but maybe he's wasting too many energies, and a more accomplished rider like Tonkov could benefit from that in an eventual (and likely) two-man sprint.
1611 CEST: Tonkov has already won a sprint, as he just edged out Bertolini at the Intergiro in Cles, hometown to 1988 World Road Champion Maurizio Fondriest.
1615 CEST: Rinaldo Nocentini took third at the Intergiro. TONKOV ATTACKS AND DROPS BERTOLINI!!
1617 CEST: As the road was tilting upwards, Tonkov tried to make the most of his superior climbing skills, and gained up to 50 metres on Bertolini, who didn't give up the fight anyway, and is trying to bridge the gap to the Russian.
1619 CEST: But Bertolini's efforts seem to be in vain: Tonkov further increased the gap, and is flying towards his seventh stage win in the Giro (the first one in two years).
1620 CEST: Some skirmishes in the 6-strong chasing group too, with Oliver Zaugg attacking, and the others countering his move. The Swiss youngster couldn't ride away.
1621 CEST: 15k to go for the six chasers, 1k less for both solo leader Pavel Tonkov and Bertolini (who is 25" behind).
1624 CEST: The main peloton follows at 04'04", with Britain's Charley Wegelius and other De Nardi riders setting the pace: their team leader Serhyi Honchar doesn't want Pavel Tonkov (less than 10 mins down on Cunego in the GC) to gain too much time.
1626 CEST: Today the Vini Caldirola team somehow played the same game the Saecos did in the last stage: in that case, Simoni was the first to go on the attack, and after the bunch brought him back, Cunego counter-attacked and rode to a great solo win...
...just replace "Simoni" with "Garzelli" and "Cunego" with "Tonkov" and you may have Vini Caldirola's team tactics today!
Although two days ago Cunego captured the overall leader's mantle too, while Tonkov certainly won't today.
1631 CEST: Pavel Tonkov is now leading Bertolini by more than a minute, while all six chasers have been absorbed by the bunch. All but Colombia-Selle Italia's Neapolitan Raffeale Illiano, who holds on...
1633 CEST: In the meantime, Domina Vacanze's Alessio Galletti (one of the "victims" of yesterday's police raids in the riders' hotel rooms) rode away from the field and tried to bridge the gap to Illiano.
1636 CEST: Both Galletti and Illiano were reeled in, while Tonkov is approaching the line, and pushing a 39x17 up the not very steep grades of the final ascent.
1637 CEST: Alessandro Bertolini is trying to save his second place at least, but the Saeco-led peloton is riding faster and could catch him.
1638 CEST: 2K to go for the great Pavel Tonkov, and the crowd is cheering him.
1640 CEST: Colombian Mauricio Ardila Cano attacks the field, which brought the gap down to 03'22", but this isn't much of a problem for Tonkov.
300M TO GO FOR TONKOV...100M...AND THE WINNER IS...PAAAAVEL TOOOOOOOOOOONKOV!!!
1643 CEST: Less than 1 km to go for Bertolini, while Garzelli attacked again in the bunch. Bertolini finishes in 2nd at 02'14", after an 88 km break, while the peloton countered Garzelli's move.
1645 Despite a late attack from Saunier Duval's Ruben Lobato, it was Australian Brad McGee who won the bunch sprint for third place.
Tonkov averaged a speed of 41.711 kph.
1648 CEST: Cunego, Pellizotti, Marzoli, Garzelli, Popovych, and Sella followed in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th place respectively.
1. P. Tonkov Vini Caldirola
2. A. Bertolini Alessio-Bianchi
3. B. McGee Fdjeux.com
4. D. Cunego Saeco
5. F. Pellizotti Alessio-Bianchi
6. R. Marzoli Acqua & Sapone
7. S. Garzelli Vini Caldirola
8. Y. Popovych Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
9. E. Sella Ceramiche Panaria-Margres
10. R. Lobato Saunier Duval-Prodir
1651 CEST: Instead of the raising his arms in triumph, Pavel Tonkov had quite an "unusual" and impolite "victory salute" (the so-called gesto a ombrello, as the Italians say), and was more explicit in explaining his gesture in his first post-race interview, when he said, "Nobody believed in me, they thought that I was a finished rider, and I don't believe in anyone now. But I proved them wrong". Tonkov didn't specify who "they" are. But if he needed to take revenge on someone, he certainly did today. You can see his victory salute
here, in case you were wondering...
Thanks for joining us today, and be sure not to miss tomorrow's epic stage over the Cima Coppi, the Passo di Gavia.
1 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 3:40:05
2 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 2:15
3 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 2:49
4 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae m.t.
5 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb m.t.
6 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S m.t.
7 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin m.t.
8 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan m.t.
9 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan m.t.
10 Lobato Elvira Ruben Esp Sdv m.t.
11 Garate Cepa Juan Manuel Esp Lam m.t.
12 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho m.t.
13 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas m.t.
14 Noe' Andrea Ita Alb m.t.
15 Brandt Christophe Bel Lot m.t.
16 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam m.t.
17 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den m.t.
18 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf m.t.
19 Valjavec Tadej Slo Pho m.t.
20 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae m.t.
21 Canada Gracia David Esp Sdv m.t.
22 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae m.t.
23 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin m.t.
24 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae m.t.
25 Gilbert Philippe Bel Fdj 3:10
26 Ardila Cano Mauricio Al Col Cho m.t.
27 Trampusch Gerhard Aut a&S m.t.
28 Mason Oscar Ita Vin m.t.
29 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf m.t.
30 Miholyevic Vladimir Cro Alb 3:21
31 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb m.t.
32 Ljungqvist Marcus Swe Alb 3:31
33 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam m.t.
34 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan m.t.
35 Hamburger Bo Den a&S m.t.
36 Serpellini Marco Ita Gst m.t.
37 Ziegler Thomas Ger Gst 3:37
38 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 3:42
39 Bertogliati Rubens Sui Sdv 3:58
40 Zaugg Oliver Sui Sdv 4:17
41 Astarloa Igor Esp Lam m.t.
42 Gomis Lopez Juan Esp Sdv m.t.
43 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho m.t.
44 Galletti Alessio Ita Dve m.t.
45 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae m.t.
46 Bileka Volodymyr Ukr Lan m.t.
47 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae 4:21
48 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Sae 4:21
49 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin 4:30
50 Schnider Daniel Sui Pho 5:04
51 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 5:04
52 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst 5:30
53 Derepas David Fra Fdj 5:47
54 Borghi Ruggero Ita Den m.t.
55 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den m.t.
56 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 6:43
57 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae m.t.
58 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin m.t.
59 Sironi Gianluca Ita Vin m.t.
60 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm m.t.
61 Righi Daniele Ita Lam m.t.
62 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj m.t.
63 Vogondy Nicolas Fra Fdj m.t.
64 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm m.t.
65 Wegelius Charly Gbr Den 7:23
66 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 7:23
67 Duma Volodimyr Ukr Lan 9:27
68 Gobbi Michele Ita Den 9:40
69 Hauptman Andrej Slo Lam 10:55
70 Pugaci Igor Mda Den 10:55
71 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 13:53
72 Sacchi Fabio Ita Fas m.t.
73 Codol Massimo Ita Fas m.t.
74 Gustov Volodymir Ukr Fas m.t.
75 Podgornik Dean Slo Ten m.t.
76 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas m.t.
77 Furlan Angelo Ita Alb m.t.
78 Loda Nicola Ita Ten m.t.
79 Velo Marco Ita Fas m.t.
80 Ongarato Alberto Ita Fas m.t.
81 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S m.t.
82 Albasini Michael Sui Pho m.t.
83 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas m.t.
84 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten m.t.
85 Forster Robert Ger Gst m.t.
86 Stangelj Gorazd Slo Sae m.t.
87 Gasparre Graziano Ita Den m.t.
88 Kostuk Denys Ukr Cho m.t.
89 Zanotti Marco Ita Vin m.t.
90 Verbrugghe Ief Bel Lot m.t.
91 Rastelli Ellis Ita Alb m.t.
92 Gardeyn Gorik Bel Lot m.t.
93 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot m.t.
94 Van Velzen Jan Ned Cho m.t.
95 Avdyeyev Sergey Ukr Lan m.t.
96 Ginestri Giancarlo Ita Ten m.t.
97 Schnyder Philippe Sui Clm m.t.
98 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm m.t.
99 Murn Uros Slo Pho m.t.
100 Mori Manuele Ita Sdv m.t.
101 Verheyen Geert Bel Cho m.t.
102 Rogina Radoslav Cro Ten m.t.
103 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan m.t.
104 Lancaster Brett Aus Pan m.t.
105 Steegmans Gert Bel Lot m.t.
106 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst m.t.
107 Ferrigato Andrea Ita a&S m.t.
108 Giordani Leonardo Ita Den m.t.
109 Vaugrenard Benoit Fra Fdj m.t.
110 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam m.t.
111 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den m.t.
112 Pospyeyev Kyrylo Ukr a&S m.t.
113 Rudenko Maxim Ukr Cho m.t.
114 Siymens Nico Bel Lan m.t.
115 Manzoni Mario Ita Fpf m.t.
116 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S m.t.
117 Brard Florent Fra Cho m.t.
118 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan m.t.
119 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan m.t.
120 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan m.t.
121 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex Pan m.t.
122 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve m.t.
123 Gates Nick Aus Lot m.t.
124 Scirea Mario Ita Dve m.t.
125 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf m.t.
126 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve m.t.
127 Mervar Bostjan Slo Fpf m.t.
128 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan m.t.
129 Derganc Martin Slo Dve m.t.
130 Nauduzs Andris Lat Dve m.t.
131 Wilson Matthew Aus Fdj m.t.
132 Bosisio Gabriele Ita Ten m.t.
133 Fertonani Marco Ita Pho m.t.
134 Davis Scott Aus Pan m.t.
135 Serina Corrado Ita Fpf m.t.
136 Wilson Trent Aus Clm m.t.
137 Van Hout Russell Aus Clm m.t.
138 Usov Alexandre Blr Pho m.t.
139 Mourey Francis Fra Fdj m.t.
140 Durand Jacky Fra Lan 14:19
141 Masciarelli Simone Ita Vin 14:19
142 Gualdi Domenico Ita Fpf 21:01
General Classification after Stage 17
1 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 76:44:15
2 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 1:14
3 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 2:22
4 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 2:38
5 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 4:04
6 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 4:20
7 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 4:26
8 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 4:31
9 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 5:31
10 Valjavec Tadej Slo Pho 5:40
11 Noe' Andrea Ita Alb 5:55
12 Garate Cepa Juan Manuel Esp Lam 6:01
13 Brandt Christophe Bel Lot 6:24
14 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 6:38
15 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan 7:45
16 Canada Gracia David Esp Sdv 9:27
17 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 9:36
18 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 10:04
19 Lobato Elvira Ruben Esp Sdv 11:41
20 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf 11:49
21 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 14:35
22 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 15:20
23 Trampusch Gerhard Aut a&S 15:47
24 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam 16:59
25 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae 17:36
26 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 17:48
27 Miholyevic Vladimir Cro Alb 19:33
28 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 19:47
29 Mason Oscar Ita Vin 22:33
30 Borghi Ruggero Ita Den 23:11
31 Hamburger Bo Den a&S 23:51
32 Ardila Cano Mauricio Al Col Cho 26:05
33 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 26:18
34 Gilbert Philippe Bel Fdj 27:37
35 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 28:58
36 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 31:43
37 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan 33:25
38 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 34:02
39 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj 41:25
40 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 42:15
41 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 42:54
42 Astarloa Igor Esp Lam 42:59
43 Wegelius Charly Gbr Den 44:31
44 Verheyen Geert Bel Cho 44:49
45 Schnider Daniel Sui Pho 45:06
46 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 47:05
47 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 47:16
48 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 48:00
49 Bertogliati Rubens Sui Sdv 49:34
50 Pospyeyev Kyrylo Ukr a&S 49:39
63 Mori Manuele Ita Sdv 1:07:15
74 Codol Massimo Ita Fas 1:17:42
78 Zaugg Oliver Sui Sdv 1:19:16
86 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 1:25:46
87 Usov Alexandre Blr Pho 1:25:46
88 Rodriguez Fred Usa A&S 1:26:00
89 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 1:26:02
92 Hauptman Andrej Slo Lam 1:27:49
109 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 1:37:56
110 Nauduzs Andris Lat Dve 1:39:14
111 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst 1:39:59
120 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita A&S 1:47:33
124 Scirea Mario Ita Dve 1:54:51
138 Durand Jacky Fra Lan 2:27:01
142 Serina Corrado Ita Fpf 2:57:47 (Maglia Nera)
Points Classification after Stage 17 (Maglia Ciclamino)
1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 225
2 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst 134
3 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 116
4 Usov Alexandre Blr Pho 101
5 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 96
6 Zanotti Marco Ita Vin 87
7 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 76
8 Nauduzs Andris Lat Dve 68
9 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 65
10 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 65
11 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan 60
12 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 54
13 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den 53
14 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 51
15 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 49
16 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 42
17 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 41
18 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 40
19 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 40
20 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 39
Mountains Classification after Stage 17 (Maglia Verde)
1 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 45
2 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 38
3 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 27
4 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 16
5 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 15
6 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 14
7 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 13
8 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 12
9 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 9
10 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan 8
11 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 8
12 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan 8
13 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 7
14 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 6
15 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 6
16 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 6
17 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 6
18 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 5
19 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex Pan 3
20 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf 3
Intergiro Classification after Stage 17 (Maglia Azzurra)
1 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 43:18:38
2 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 0:09
3 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 0:21
4 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot 0:26
5 Forster Robert Ger Gst 0:26
6 Righi Daniele Ita Lam 0:31
7 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam 0:36
8 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 0:47
9 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 0:52
10 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 0:55
11 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 0:55
12 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 0:58
13 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 1:04
14 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 1:07
15 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 1:07
16 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 1:10
17 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 1:13
18 Hamburger Bo Den a&S 1:13
19 Bertogliati Rubens Sui Sdv 1:13
20 Furlan Angelo Ita Alb 1:17
Trofeo Fast Team after Stage 17 (Teams Classification)
1 Saeco 230:01:16
2 Alessio-Bianchi 2:46
3 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie 7:34
4 Lampre 10:18
5 Saunier Duval-Prodir 10:29
6 Acqua&Sapone-Caffe' Mokambo 11:30
7 Phonak-Hearing Systems 12:30
8 Ceramiche Panaria-Margres 12:56
9 De Nardi 25:10
10 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' 58:35
11 Fdjeux.Com 1:01:16
12 Gerolsteiner 1:12:21
13 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 1:17:03
14 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf 1:36:16
15 Colombia-Selle Italia 1:44:13
16 Lotto - Domo 1:59:37
17 Fassa Bortolo 2:12:15
18 Tenax 2:28:00
19 Domina Vacanze 3:15:04
Trofeo Super Team after Stage 17
1 Alessio-Bianchi 331
2 Acqua&Sapone-Caffe' Mokambo 305
3 Lampre 282
4 Fassa Bortolo 269
5 Saeco 252
6 Gerolsteiner 233
7 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie 224
8 Phonak-Hearing Systems 222
9 Ceramiche Panaria-Margres 218
10 Lotto - Domo 180
11 De Nardi 172
12 Fdjeux.Com 172
13 Saunier Duval-Prodir 145
14 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 133
15 Domina Vacanze 132
16 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' 85
17 Tenax 82
18 Colombia-Selle Italia 67
19 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf 66