Hello and welcome to the Daily Peloton's live coverage of the nineteenth and penultimate stage of the 87th Tour of Italy, from Bormio to Passo della Presolana over 122 kms. It's the last effort before what is meant to be tomorrow's closing and ceremonial stge into Milano. But it's a very tough one, with lots of uphill riding, and our race preview of the past month of November explains the stage and its multiple difficulties with the following words.
Stage 19 - Preview: Three for the climbers gone, one to go! If Stage eighteen was one of those that “separate the men from the boys”, the next challenge, set to run on Saturday, May 29, is more of the same. Three climbs, all of them extremely demanding (to say the least): a comeback tons of cycling fans welcomed, and two newcomers that will have a huge impact on the race. Stage 19 from Bormio to the Presolana Pass, which hosts a Giro stage finish for the first time, is as short and difficult as the previous one: 121 kilometres of aggressive riding.
The first 20-25 kms of the stage take place on mainly downhill roads, on the way to Mazzo di Valtellina. But as the peloton comes to town (at an altitude of 552m asl), riders meet Italy’s #1 Climb. The Climb! Its Majesty IL MORTIROLO!! If the Gavia Pass “is not Hell, but gets close that”, Hell … is not the Mortirolo, but gets close to that!
Along with Spain’s Angliru, and waiting for the hardest side of the Zoncolan (not the one climbed in the past Tour of Italy) to come and take the title - something that could be possible in a couple years, the Mortirolo is known as Europe’s most difficult ascent. The two climbs are different anyway: The Pico Gamonal (or “L’Angliru”, if you prefer) can boast grades you won’t find here. But also features much easier parts where a rider can recover. But no truce with the road is possible here: the route is always steep, and riders have to fight, fight and fight over the bikes throughout the 12.8 climb, that features an av. gradient of 10.2% (going up to a maximum of about 18% after 4 kilometres).
And if the Gavia Pass has a “legendary” meaning for Italian cycling suiveurs, the Mortirolo had a major impact in more recent editions of the Giro. It was reportedly introduced in 1990, and one year later saw Franco Chioccioli pull off a sensational performance that played a fundamental role in his overall win. But the mountain really made the headlines in 1994, where a certain Marco Pantani, unknown to the majority of cycling fans until a couple days before, burst into spotlight (after winning also the previous stage into Meran) with a sensational attack, that left no less than Miguel Indurain running out of gasoline (“I made a mistake in countering Marco Pantani‘s attacks. A mistake I will never repeat,” Big Mig admitted in post stage interviews. And the Spaniard, a true champion when it comes to race strategy too, kept his promise).
After Gotti and Tonkov stole the show in 1997, the Mortirolo showed its skills as “talent-seeker” again in 1999, the last time the Giro hit the climb. While the same places that lifted Marco Pantani to the status of “hero” five year before had just put a end to his “empire” (he was thrown off the race in the morning for failing a blood test in nearby Madonna di Campiglio), two young climbers unveiled their talent as they escorted future overall winner Ivan Gotti over the Mortirolo and to the finish line: a certain Gilberto Simoni (then racing with the Ballan outfit) and a certain Roberto Heras (in his pre-USPS years). It would be great to see the two climbers - together again, this time in the Grand Tour Winners list, in 2003 - battle it out on the Mortirolo again. But it will hardly (better, NOT) happen…
So let’s stick to Simoni only, who tested the stage for RAI, climbing all three ascents (Mortirolo, Vivione, Presolana) of the day. After savoring the Mortirolo, that comes far from the finish line in the 2004 Giro stage (a tactical mistake, according to Ivan Gotti), the two-time overall winner of the Corsa Rosa descended into Edolo, Malonno (8.5 km. later), and Forno Allisone (4 km. later again…) just to tackle the second ascent of the day, Passo del Vivione (about 20 km. of climbing at an average gradient of some 7%), which makes its official debut at the Tour of Italy.
While the Mortirolo could be selective, but probably not enough for the GC contenders start the fireworks there, the battle may kick off for real on the steep slopes of Vivione Pass. As a man who knows this area well, Paolo “The Falcon” Savoldelli, the Bergamasco winner of the 2002 Giro from Hamilton and Caucchioli, pointed out, in the second half of the climb (and notably the six final kilometers, with the gradient almost never going under 8%) there’s room enough for anyone wishing to go on the attack, either to grab the “Maglia Rosa” or with an epic stage victory as target.
Any rider breaking away on the Vivione could be helped by the absence (in the 30 km. between the top of the hill and the finish line) of flat parts where a bunch could put up a serious chase: indeed after the penultimate climb of the day is over, the peloton goes down to Azzone in a 16.5-km. descent, then tackles the final ascent of the 87th Giro d’Italia: Passo della Presolana. Another newcomer to Italy’s Grand Tour, this ascent of the Bergamo zone of Lombardy is 7.9 km. long, with an altitude difference of 547 metres, and a consequent average gradient a little inferior to 7 percent, and is well-known by several professionals based in the area.
”Il Falco” included, of course. And Savoldelli pointed out the difficulties of this last ascent too: the last 4 kilometres in particiular, where the gradient mostly hovers around 9.5-10%, goes up to 14% in some points, and easees to about seven percent in the last km. With the finish line located just 2.6 kms. after the top of the climb, the last mountain of the 2004 Giro is the place where anyone still in contention for the overall title has to give it all. It’s now or never!
STAGE 19 LIVE COVERAGE
* Stage 19 Climbs: Profiles (Mortirolo, Vivione, Gavia): click here
* Mortirolo: more detailed Climb Profile: click here
* Vivione Pass: more detailed Climb Profile: click here
* Passo Presolana: more detailed Climb Profile: click here
* Gilberto Simoni tests Stage 19 click here for the Video
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KM. 0: The stage kicked off at 14:05 local time (CEST) with all 140 riders who crossed the line at the Bormio 2000 resort (Bormio will host the 2005 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championshisps from January 29-February 13, 2005) yesterday at the startline.
1430 CEST: 10 km. into the stage, the first attack came, courtesy of the the ten following riders:
- Ruggero Marzoli (Ita - Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo),
- Alessandro Bertolini (Ita - Alessio),
- Raffaele Illiano (Ita - Colombia-Selle Italia),
- Igor Pugaci (Mol - De Nardi),
- Fabian Wegmann (Ger - Gerolsteiner),
- Mariano Piccoli (Ita - Lampre),
- Francisco “Patxi” Vila Errandonea (Spa - Lampre),
- Nico Sijmens (Bel - LBK-Colnago),
- Oscar Pozzi (Ita - Tenax),
- Oscar Mason (Ita - Vini Caldirola-Nobili Ruibinetterie)
…and as you may have noticed if you followed the previous stages, close to none of these guys is new to getting into early breakaways.
1435 CEST: Soon after the ten "usual suspects" broke away, Maglia Rosa wearer Damiano Cunego had a flat, but the Saeco's young gun from Verona quickly got back into the bunch.
1438 CEST: It didn't take long for the ten escapees to open a signifcant gap over the peloton: their advantage was up to two minutes by km. 20, and to 02'32" six kilometres later.
1450 CEST As the race hit the Mortirolo, this year coming very early in the stage (TOO EARLY according to many cycling fans, that didn't appreciate the choice made by the Giro organizers), the gap had increased to three minutes, although in the very first slopes of the Giros most gruelling ascent the ten frontrunners lost a dozen seconds to the bunch.
1455 CEST The gap between the ten leaders (with Mariano Piccoli struggling to follow the wheels of the others) and the peloton is currently down to about 02'30".
1510 CEST The Mortirolo spilt both groups, with Maglia Rosa Damiano Cunego soon losing 3-4 four of his teammates (that were among the many a good ones dropped on the ascent), and Sijmens attacking in the front bunch; the Belgian didn't succeed. But a counter-attack came from Fabian Wegmann and Raffaele Illiano, with the Selle Italia-Colombia Neapolitan later going on a solo escape, and leading Wegmann, Pugaci and Marzoli by 11 seconds by the km. 38 mark, right after the first hour of racing (av. speed after the first hour: 37.2 kph).
1515 CEST But also the big names moved on the ascent, with Garzelli and Simoni on the attack, and Gibo later on a solo move, but then he waited for Garzelli (and Valjavec and Garate) to join him again. In the meantime, Brad Mc Gee got dropped and lost plenty of seconds to the Gruppo Maglia Rosa. Solo escapee Illiano is still some two minutes clear anyway.
1522 CEST: 3k to the top of the Mortirolo for Simoni, Garzelli and Valjavec, that are 32" ahead of the 12-strong Cunego group, that also contains loyal domestique (and roommate) Eddy Mazzoleni as well as the likes of Honchar, Cioni, Popovych and Sella. And even Britain's Charly Wegelius is there!
1527 CEST: Cunego is seemingly in perfect control of the situation, and just keeps an eye to closest challenger Honchar, that at his turn can enjoy the excellent job Charles Wegelius is doing for him.
1530 CEST: Illiano is approaching the top of the Mortirolo (also renamed "Cima Pantani"), while Garzelli-Simoni and Valjavec still follow, with the Slovene, not surprisingly, not working too much.
The trio is currently leading the Gruppo Maglia Rosa by 34", while Mason couldn't stay in the Cunego/Honchar/Popovych/Cioni/Pérez Cuapio group either.
1533 CEST: Illiano was first across the top of the Mortirolo. Quite another surprise, after Croatia's Miholjevic winning the KOM Prime at the Gavia yesterday.
1535 CEST: Both the Simoni and Cunego groups reached the top of the climb too, with the gap between them still hovering around 35".
1536 CEST: Most riders are on the long descent into Edolo now, a descent that unfortunately saw Acqua & Sapone's Ruggero Marzoli hit the ground, although he didn't suffer any serious consequences.
1539 CEST: Fabian Wegmann came second at the Mortirolo KOM Prime, while the Simoni/Garzelli group came in 01'15" behind Illiano, and the Cunego/Honchar/Popo bunch a further 45" behind.
1540 CEST: The sprinter's "gruppetto", containing also Igor Astarloa, got to the Mortirolo summit, some eight minutes behind Illiano.
1542 CEST: The Gruppo Maglia Rosa lost one member on the Mortirolo descent, as Wladimir "Tyson" Belli punctured and had his rear wheel replaced. But also got a new one as Calidirola's Oscar Mason rejoined them.
1543 CEST: Selle Italia's Raffaele Illiano continues his solo adventure under the sunny skies of the Mortirolo descent, with Fabian Wegmann trying to bridge the gap to him, and the rest following. The speed is up to 90 kph.
1545 CEST: In the meantime, as fully predictable, more and more riders are regaining the Gruppo Maglia Rosa (now 57" down on Simoni and Garzelli). And among them is Brad "I'll never give up" McGee!
1547 CEST: Illiano and his closest chasers are near the end of the descent, while more riders (Pozzi and Sijmens) joined the Simoni/Garzelli/Valjavec group. The Slovene is more cooperative now.
1549 CEST: Garzelli just told Simoni that they are leading Cunego by a minute now.
1550 CEST: It's a bit strange to see last year's chief rivals working well together, and it's a bit strange to see the current Maglia Rosa attacked by one of his teammates and at the same time helped by riders of other teams like Fassa...but in a very unusual Giro like this, such things may happen.
1553 CEST: Also Spain's Patxi Vila is part of the Simoni/Garzelli bunch, but the Lampre Spaniard is not in a cooperative mood.
1555 CEST: Illiano and Bertolini (the Alessio rider joined his compatriot, and both are in the lead now), the Simoni group, and the Cunego bunch are riding on the flats.
1559 CEST: Illiano and Bertolini reached the Intergiro at km. 66, with the Neapolitan crossing the line first. The Simoni group is now leading the Cunego bunch by 01'15".
1601 CEST: Speaking of Simoni and Cunego, some TV commentators just mentioned extracts from a press interview the current Maglia Rosa gave the day of the Genoa Prologue, Saturday, May 8. Asked about which kind of Giro he expected, Damiano said, "I'm here at the Giro to gain further experience, to be of help to Simoni, and if possible, I hope there can be some room for me to do something too". ...What a difference three weeks make!
Cunego is now firmly in the lead, controlling the race, and his current group just brought the gap to Simoni and Garzelli down to 58".
1603 CEST: Acqua & Sapone's Ruggero Marzoli suffered cuts and bruises as he fell in the Mortirolo descent, but he's still in the race.
1606 CEST: And the 87th Giro d'Italia just hit the penultimate climb of the race, the 20-km. Passo del Vivione!
With the Simoni/Garzelli bunch (containing also a struggling Marzoli) leading the Cunego/Honchar/Popovych/McGee bunch by a minute.
1610 CEST: The Simoni/Garzelli group caught Illiano and Bertolini. Nine men in the lead.
1613 CEST: Four riders lost contact to the rest of the front group, that now contains only Simoni, Garzelli, Valjavec, Sijmens (!) and Illiano.
1615 CEST: And back in the Cunego bunch, what a great job UK's Wegelius is still doing for his team leader Honchar!!
1616 CEST: Igor Pugaci is another De Nardi guy in the Cunego/Honchar/Popovych group, that contains also Thursday's stage winner Pavel Tonkov.
1617 CEST: Popovych's teammate Nico Sijmens is obviously not cooperating in the front group, while the excellent Raffaele Illiano still holds on.
1618 CEST: The leaders put a dozen more seconds into the Gruppo Maglia Rosa, that lost Cunego's precious teammates Tonti and Szmyd, who got dropped as they hit in the first slopes of the Vivione.
1622 CEST: Nico Sijmens lost contact to the front group, now reduced to Simoni, Garzelli, Valjavec and Illiano only, while Pozzi, Bertolini and Villa were just swallowed by the Cunego bunch. A bunch that still sees the De Nardis riding tempo at the front.
1625 CEST: Some gossip on Lance Armstrong, training in the Swiss resort of Sankt Moritz in these days, who reportedly moved to the Mortirolo to have an "uphill training session" there yesterday.
1626 CEST: Raffaele Illiano got dropped too. Three riders in the lead now: Gilberto Simoni, Stefano Garzelli and Tadej "Mahal" Valjavec.
1628 CEST: Interviewed "on the road", both Saeco's Managers Flavio Miozzo and Giuseppe Martinelli said that things are going fine, and that the goal of Simoni's attack is just the second place in the GC.
One may agree on the first part, but as for Simoni attacking for second place only, well, that sounds a bit hard to believe.
Although Gibo's attack certainly forced the De Nardis to work hard at the front of the peloton.
1632 CEST: 40k to the line, 9.5 km to the top of the Vivione Pass. Garzelli, Simoni and Valjavec lead Illiano by 25", with Sijmens further behind, and the peloton at 01'38".
1633 CEST: While back in the main bunch, Wegelius is no longer setting the pace. And McGee got dropped again, but keeps his own pace, and will probably regain the Gruppo Maglia Rosa on the descent afterwards.
1636 CEST: The gap is up to 01'40". If Simoni's ONLY goal was the second place on the Milano podium, then it seems the man is hitting the target.
1637 CEST: The gap is 01'47", while back in the bunch a De Nardi rider is still riding tempo, and Cunego is often seen chatting with his loyal domestique Mazzoleni, who is doing a fantastic job in helping the current Maglia Rosa holder.
1639 CEST: Both Raffaele Illiano and Nico Sijmens have been caught by the main peloton, which is trailing the leading trio by 01'45".
1642 CEST: Pugaci still riding tempo in the peloton, with Honchar on his wheels. They are in the last, steep part of the Vivione. As for the front group, Simoni is pushing the 39x23.
1644 CEST: Igor Pugaci has his job done, and is no longer at the front of the chasing peloton. In the following km. of the ascent, the gradient goes up to a good 13%.
1645 CEST: Sensational Brad McGee: the Aussie regained the Gruppo Maglia Rosa. He's still struggling at the bottom of the bunch, but holds on! While Illiano and Pugaci lost contact with the Cunego group.
1647 CEST: 4.5k to the top of the Vivione, and the race is entering the Bergamo province of Lombardy. Emanuele Sella attacked the peloton, while at the same time Honchar is taking the chase into his hands, with Cunego and Mazzoleni on his wheels.
1648 CEST:The leading trio is now 01'20" ahead of Sella, with the Gruppo Maglia Rosa a further 15 secs behind. It means Cunego, Honchar etc., gained some 15 secs on Simoni and Garzelli.
1650 CEST: After Honcher quickened the pace, McGee is still yo-yoing at the bottom of the peloton, while Nocentini and a few others got dropped. And Emanuele Sella remains between the three leaders and the peloton. The neoprofessional rider (a teammate of Cunego as an amateur three years ago) from the outskirts of Vicenza is one more time showing his climbing abilities.
1653 CEST: 3k to the top of the ascent. Sella is just 58" down to the three leaders. He took 20 more seconds on them.
1655 CEST: And even if nobody's helping Honchar at the front of the peloton (but the mighty Ukrainian continues to ride tempo, not to the delight of Pellizottti that got dropped), the Gruppo Maglia Rosa also gained 10 secs on the three leaders.
1656 CEST: McGee and Saunier Duval's Swissman Zaugg are struggling at the bottom of the peloton. Less than 2k to the KOM Prime, and Sella is still flying like a real mountain goat (which he is), with Garzelli, Simoni and Valjavec as his targets.
1659 CEST: The gap between the leaders and the Gruppo Maglia Rosa is down to 01'23". Dario David Cioni punctured but quickly got back into the group. Also thanks to the help from Marzio Bruseghin.
1700 CEST: Tadej Valjavec lost contact to Simoni and Garzelli, and the two presumed main contenders of this year's Giro are alone at the front.
1701 CEST: It was Garzelli who clearly forced the pace, and Valjavec quickly lost more than 100 metres. But Stefano's move had more consequences, like putting 15 more secs on Sella (now at 01'08") and 18" on the Cunego/Honchar bunch (now 01'43" adrift).
1703 CEST: More mechanicals for poor Dario David Cioni, whose fifth place in the GC might be at risk.
1705 CEST: The leading duo, Valjavec, Sella, and the same Gruppo Maglia Rosa (containing also Belgian Christophe Brandt) reached the top of the Vivione, and the gap further increased.
1706 CEST: They all are in the difficult technical descent.
1708 CEST: Wladimir Belli mistook a turn and hit the ground. But he immediately got back in the saddle.
1709 CEST: Damiano Cunego is taking some risks on the descent too. Emanuele Sella's downhill skills are those of an ...average climber, so it's no surprise that he's being absorbed by the bunch, now led by Yaroslav Popovych.
1710 CEST: Popo is coming down very well, with Cunego trying to follow his wheels, and Mazzoleni always behind, while Honchar slightly lost contact.
1711 CEST: Another rider fell in this difficult descent: Pavel Tonkov. Emanuele Sella mistook a turn and the Russian was forced to switch to the outside of the road in order not to dump Sella's wheels. Tonkov is back in the saddle anyway.
1715 CEST: Less than 25k to the line, and while Simoni and Garzelli have been joined again by Valjavec, the trio of Popovych, Cunego and Mazzoleni took a few meters out of the others back in the peloton.
1717 CEST: The Ukrainian has been fantastic in the descent, but also the Maglia Rosa was particularly good at following him.
1719 CEST: By the end of a descent that proved more selective than the ascent, Cunego, Mazzoleni and Popovych brought the gap down to just 01'05" while Honchar, Sella and Tonkov are a little behind.
1722 CEST: Less than 20k to the line. The leading trio and the closest chasers are heading for the final climb, Passo della Presolona. And the gap has shrunk to just 55", while Honchar, Belli, Cioni and others joined Cunego, Popo and Mazzoleni.
1723 CEST: Although for a moment no one wanted to go up front and ride tempo. Then Fassa's Bruseghin and Cioni took things into their hands. But the Cunego peloton paid dearly for this, losing no less than 20" in a short span.
1726 CEST: And more riders regained the Gruppo Maglia Rosa. Among them Emanuele Sella, Christophe Brandt and Colombian Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez.
1727 CEST: Bruseghin and Cioni are setting the pace, but not riding that hard, such that the gap to the three leaders increased again (with 15k to go): 01'27" .
1728 CEST: Bradley McGee is a further 25 seconds behind.
1731 CEST: The riders are on a downhill section, but the last, decisive ascent of the 87th Giro d'Italia is about to come...
1732 CEST: Valjavac, Simoni and Garzelli are at Dezzo di Scalve, the last town before the Presolana.
1734 CEST: And the peloton also comes to town, but 01'26" behind.
1735 CEST: Here it is folks, the Passo della Presolana, the climb that will decide the podium of the 87th Tour of Italy.
1736 CEST: And Brad McGee (this time with Pellizotti, Aebersold, Zampieri and Andriotto) is about to regain the bunch!
1738 CEST: 8k to go, Garzelli is the most active rider in the leading trio, that is about 1k clear of the Cunego/Honchar/Popo group. Pellizotti attacks the field in quite an easy part of the climb. Cunego follows his move. And Cioni counter-attacks.
And Cunego follows him too!!
1740 CEST: Cioni and Cunego opened a significant gap of 15" while only Emanuele Sella is trying to join 'em.
1741 CEST: 7k to go for Simoni, Garzelli and struggling Valjavec, who just hit the steepest part of the ascent. Meanwhile, Sella couldn't bridge the gap to Cioni and Cunego, while Honchar is driving the chase back in the "bunch".
1742 CEST: Julio Alberto Pérez Cuapio attacks, and is about to join his Panaria teammate Sella.
1745 CEST: Garzelli forces the pace. Simoni counters, and Valjavec holds on too. But Cioni and Cunego brought the gap down to less than a minute. While Popovych is losing more and more time...
1746 CEST: Perez Cuapio gave up his chase of Cunego and Cioni and was absorbed by the Honchar group, while Cunego is still on Cioni's wheels. The two gained about 40" on Gibo, Garzelli and National Slovenian Champion Valjavec on the Presolana Pass.
1747 CEST: Less than 3k to the Presalana KOM Prime, and Cunego is perfectly in control of the situation. The Maglia Rosa and Cioni cut the gap further, down to 51".
Honchar and Mazzoleni are at 01'16".
1750 CEST: About 4k to the line for Simoni and Garzelli, while Valjavec was dropped again.
1751 CEST: 1k to the KOM prime: Garzelli and Simoni up front, Valjavec follows, then Cioni and Cunego less than a minute behind. And the crowd on the climb is huge. Impressive.
1752 CEST: Garzelli forces the pace and tries to drop Simoni, though (so far) unsuccessfully.
1753 CEST: The two guys reach the KOM Prime, with Simoni 1st and Garzelli 2nd. Just 2K to go!
1755 CEST: - Gibo and Stefano are talking to each other, while Cioni and Cunego just reached the KOM Prime, 53" behind. It's the turn of Mazzoleni, Honchar and Tonkov to cross the KOM line, they are 01'28" down. Garzelli and Simoni at the last km.
1758 CEST: The sprint has started, with Garzelli on Simoni's wheels. And Garzelli attacks and easily drops Simoni.
STEFANO GARZELLI IS STAGE WINNER in a time of 03h52'16". Valjavec takes third at 22", Cioni fourth, Cunego fifth - both at 51".
"This win gives a meaning to my Giro d'Italia" were Garzelli's first post-win words.
Now Honchar crosses the line. And even McGee did, just 01'41" behind.
1800 CEST: Mazzoleni took sixth in the stage, Tonkov seventh and Honchar eighth. And the Ukrainain prolly (although it's not official) saved his second place overall by a mere couple seconds!
1803 CEST: And Damiano Cunego may be regarded as overall winner of the 87th Giro d'Italia!
1804 CEST: It's official: Honchar saved his second place by 03". The Ukrainian is currently 02'02" down on GC, with Simoni at 02'05". Good news for Italo-British Dario David Cioni, who moved up into fourth overall, kicking Popovych down to fifth.
1. S. Garzelli 3:52:16
2. G. Simoni
3. T. Valjavec :22
4. D. Cioni :51
5. D. Cunego m.t.
6. E. Mazzoleni
7. P. Tonkov
8. S. Honchar
1 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 3:52:16
2 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 0:02
3 Valjavec Tadej Slo Pho 0:23
4 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 0:52
5 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 0:52
6 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 1:23
7 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 1:23
8 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 1:23
9 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 1:43
10 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb m.t.
11 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam m.t.
12 Garate Cepa Juan Manuel Esp Lam m.t.
13 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex Pan 1:51
14 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan 1:51
15 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 2:34
16 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 2:34
17 Zaugg Oliver Sui Sdv 2:34
18 Brandt Christophe Bel Lot 2:40
19 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 2:44
20 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 3:31
21 Lobato Elvira Ruben Esp Sdv 4:06
22 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 5:02
23 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin 5:02
24 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf 7:04
25 Canada Gracia David Esp Sdv 8:27
26 Miholyevic Vladimir Cro Alb 8:27
27 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam 8:27
28 Siymens Nico Bel Lan 9:49
29 Trampusch Gerhard Aut a&S 9:49
30 Codol Massimo Ita Fas 10:25
31 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Sae 10:25
32 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 11:08
33 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 11:17
34 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten 11:17
35 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 11:29
36 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae 13:14
37 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 14:53
38 Serpellini Marco Ita Gst 15:53
39 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan m.t.
40 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan m.t.
41 Albasini Michael Sui Pho m.t.
42 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho m.t.
43 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin m.t.
44 Noe' Andrea Ita Alb m.t.
45 Schnider Daniel Sui Pho m.t.
46 Borghi Ruggero Ita Den m.t.
47 Mason Oscar Ita Vin m.t.
48 Bertogliati Rubens Sui Sdv m.t.
49 Vogondy Nicolas Fra Fdj m.t.
50 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 15:58
51 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm 16:42
52 Fertonani Marco Ita Pho 16:44
53 Mourey Francis Fra Fdj 16:53
54 Ziegler Thomas Ger Gst 17:30
55 Pospyeyev Kyrylo Ukr a&S 17:30
56 Rastelli Ellis Ita Alb 18:11
57 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 18:35
58 Duma Volodimyr Ukr Lan 18:37
59 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 19:49
60 Bileka Volodymyr Ukr Lan 20:02
61 Gilbert Philippe Bel Fdj 20:41
62 Ljungqvist Marcus Swe Alb 20:41
63 Hamburger Bo Den a&S 20:41
64 Ardila Cano Mauricio Al Col Cho 20:43
65 Davis Scott Aus Pan 21:03
66 Pugaci Igor Mda Den 21:14
67 Wilson Trent Aus Clm 21:56
68 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 23:29
69 Hauptman Andrej Slo Lam 23:32
70 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam m.t.
71 Galletti Alessio Ita Dve m.t.
72 Wegelius Charly Gbr Den m.t.
73 Sironi Gianluca Ita Vin m.t.
74 Derganc Martin Slo Dve 24:30
75 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 24:47
76 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 24:51
77 Scirea Mario Ita Dve 26:32
78 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj 26:45
79 Vaugrenard Benoit Fra Fdj 27:14
80 Sacchi Fabio Ita Fas 34:58
81 Loda Nicola Ita Ten m.t.
82 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae m.t.
83 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae m.t.
84 Masciarelli Simone Ita Vin m.t.
85 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas m.t.
86 Stangelj Gorazd Slo Sae m.t.
87 Furlan Angelo Ita Alb m.t.
88 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas m.t.
89 Velo Marco Ita Fas m.t.
90 Derepas David Fra Fdj m.t.
91 Ongarato Alberto Ita Fas m.t.
92 Manzoni Mario Ita Fpf m.t.
93 Lancaster Brett Aus Pan m.t.
94 Astarloa Igor Esp Lam m.t.
95 Bosisio Gabriele Ita Ten m.t.
96 Zanotti Marco Ita Vin m.t.
97 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan m.t.
98 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten m.t.
99 Avdyeyev Sergey Ukr Lan m.t.
100 Forster Robert Ger Gst m.t.
101 Ginestri Giancarlo Ita Ten m.t.
102 Gustov Volodymir Ukr Fas m.t.
103 Gualdi Domenico Ita Fpf m.t.
104 Kostuk Denys Ukr Cho m.t.
105 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot m.t.
106 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst m.t.
107 Gardeyn Gorik Bel Lot m.t.
108 Verheyen Geert Bel Cho m.t.
109 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan m.t.
110 Wilson Matthew Aus Fdj m.t.
111 Gates Nick Aus Lot m.t.
112 Van Hout Russell Aus Clm m.t.
113 Gasparre Graziano Ita Den m.t.
114 Schnyder Philippe Sui Clm m.t.
115 Verbrugghe Ief Bel Lot m.t.
116 Rudenko Maxim Ukr Cho m.t.
117 Righi Daniele Ita Lam m.t.
118 Podgornik Dean Slo Ten m.t.
119 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst m.t.
120 Ferrigato Andrea Ita a&S m.t.
121 Mervar Bostjan Slo Fpf m.t.
122 Usov Alexandre Blr Pho m.t.
123 Murn Uros Slo Pho m.t.
124 Van Velzen Jan Ned Cho m.t.
125 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan m.t.
126 Rogina Radoslav Cro Ten m.t.
127 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S m.t.
128 Gomis Lopez Juan Esp Sdv m.t.
129 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den m.t.
130 Mori Manuele Ita Sdv m.t.
131 Nauduzs Andris Lat Dve m.t.
132 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve m.t.
133 Gobbi Michele Ita Den m.t.
134 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve m.t.
135 Serina Corrado Ita Fpf m.t.
136 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten m.t.
137 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S m.t.
138 Giordani Leonardo Ita Den m.t.
139 Brard Florent Fra Cho m.t.
140 Steegmans Gert Bel Lot 35:19
General Classification after Stage 19
1 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 84:33:34
2 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 2:02
3 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 2:05
4 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 4:44
5 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 5:05
6 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 5:31
7 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 6:12
8 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 6:15
9 Valjavec Tadej Slo Pho 6:34
10 Garate Cepa Juan Manuel Esp Lam 7:47
11 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 9:50
12 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan 10:20
13 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 10:37
14 Brandt Christophe Bel Lot 10:44
15 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 13:09
16 Lobato Elvira Ruben Esp Sdv 21:05
17 Noe' Andrea Ita Alb 21:59
18 Canada Gracia David Esp Sdv 22:57
19 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 25:47
20 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf 25:59
21 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 27:44
22 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam 30:34
23 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 31:31
24 Miholyevic Vladimir Cro Alb 31:47
25 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 35:18
26 Trampusch Gerhard Aut a&S 38:42
27 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 46:16
28 Borghi Ruggero Ita Den 46:28
29 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae 47:11
30 Mason Oscar Ita Vin 49:02
31 Ardila Cano Mauricio Al Col Cho 50:31
32 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex Pan 57:21
33 Gilbert Philippe Bel Fdj 57:58
34 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 58:47
35 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 1:04:39
36 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 1:06:44
37 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 1:07:04
38 Hamburger Bo Den a&S 1:07:43
39 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan 1:09:01
40 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 1:11:24
41 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 1:11:52
42 Pospyeyev Kyrylo Ukr a&S 1:12:31
43 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Sae 1:14:54
44 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 1:20:25
45 Schnider Daniel Sui Pho 1:22:04
46 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan 1:25:48
47 Zaugg Oliver Sui Sdv 1:26:53
48 Wegelius Charly Gbr Den 1:31:14
49 Verheyen Geert Bel Cho 1:33:47
50 Bileka Volodymyr Ukr Lan 1:34:57
Points Classification after Stage 19 (Maglia Ciclamino)
1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 225
2 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 153
3 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst 134
4 Usov Alexandre Blr Pho 101
5 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 96
6 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 88
7 Zanotti Marco Ita Vin 82
8 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 78
9 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 76
10 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 73
11 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 73
12 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 71
13 Nauduzs Andris Lat Dve 68
14 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 65
15 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 60
16 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan 60
17 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den 53
18 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 48
19 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 47
20 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 45
Mountains Classification after Stage 19 (Maglia Verde)
1 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 56
2 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 54
3 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 36
4 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 33
5 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 27
6 Miholyevic Vladimir Cro Alb 20
7 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 16
8 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho 15
9 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 14
10 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 13
11 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 12
12 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 12
13 Gomis Lopez Juan Esp Sdv 11
14 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan 10
15 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 9
16 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 8
17 Valjavec Tadej Slo Pho 8
18 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan 8
19 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 7
20 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 7
Intergiro Classification after Stage 19 (Maglia Azzurra)
1 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm 48:17:25
2 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 0:09
3 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 0:18
4 Forster Robert Ger Gst 0:35
5 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot 0:35
6 Righi Daniele Ita Lam 0:40
7 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam 0:45
8 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 0:52
9 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 0:56
10 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 1:01
11 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 1:04
12 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 1:04
13 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 1:07
14 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 1:13
15 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 1:16
16 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 1:16
17 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 1:19
18 Bertogliati Rubens Sui Sdv 1:22
19 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 1:22
20 Hamburger Bo Den a&S 1:22
Trofeo Fast Team (Teams Classification) after Stage 19
1 Saeco 253:30:38
2 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie 19:28
3 Lampre 26:06
4 Alessio-Bianchi 29:28
5 Saunier Duval-Prodir 39:25
6 Ceramiche Panaria-Margres 42:58
7 Acqua&Sapone-Caffe' Mokambo 57:59
8 Phonak-Hearing Systems 1:03:12
9 De Nardi 1:20:20
10 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' 2:02:51
11 Fdjeux.Com 2:06:10
12 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 2:08:22
13 Gerolsteiner 2:54:19
14 Fassa Bortolo 3:21:06
15 Colombia-Selle Italia 3:22:40
16 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf 3:40:57
17 Lotto - Domo 4:02:51
18 Tenax 4:42:21
19 Domina Vacanze 5:45:48
Trofeo Super Team after Stage 19
1 Alessio-Bianchi 357
2 Saeco 354
3 Lampre 327
4 Fassa Bortolo 305
5 Acqua&Sapone-Caffe' Mokambo 305
6 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie 274
7 Ceramiche Panaria-Margres 257
8 Phonak-Hearing Systems 250
9 Gerolsteiner 233
10 De Nardi 203
11 Fdjeux.Com 194
12 Lotto - Domo 188
13 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 151
14 Saunier Duval-Prodir 149
15 Domina Vacanze 132
16 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' 94
17 Tenax 82
18 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf 68
19 Colombia-Selle Italia 67