5.30.2014

Giro d'Italia 19: Up The Big Tomb, winners and losers

Quintana at the start
Nairo Quintana is pink and pinker. But today Fabio Aru, the young rider from Sardinia, already in White and stage winner, upset the Giro overall. He went so fast that he passed Rafal Majka, 3' ahead. Quintana was faster. Domenico Pozzovivo was also very fast. 
Speedy re-shaped the race standings up the Monte Grappa - where a whole generation died, a huge tomb, a monument to human nonsense. Is it right to scream for joy on such a place of death and desperation? Many forget and many even don't know. After the race Fabio Aru is going to bring flowers for the pelotn to the Sacrario atop Monte Grappa. The Giro remember.
Bike switch
And today many hopes also died. Pink is not a colour for funerals. Seconds made the tomb big and bigger. Results say all in a TT. Cadel Evans, Rafal Majka, Wilco Kelderman and also Rigoberto Uran are today losers. They lost time and positions when they were  supposed to gain
Today winners are Quintana (of course and in any sense) and Fabio Aru, but also Sebastian Henao and Dario Cataldo: the Sky duo made a splendid race and they both improved their GC (Cataldo is now 28, Henao 21, so a top 20 result is possible).
Henao: Continued his impressive debut Grand Tour
Sebastian Henao
As far as TFR: Kiserlovski managed to keep his 10th place in GC and that's already a good result. The same you can tell about other riders not especially strong against the clock who didn't even hope to gain time. Hesjedal was unlucky: a mechanical problem forced him to change his bike a second time, after the switch from tt bike to normal one. By the way: almost all favourites do that so it wasn't an advantage for nobody. But Kelderman didn't and he lost... not sure that's the reason.
Is the Giro already over? tomorrow is the Zoncolan... then Gemona-Trieste (and I'll be there).
Rafal Majka

Team Tinkoff DS Lars Michaelsen:"Before the start of the stage Rafa still suffered from stomachaches and obviously that had an impact on his performance today. It's a sad way to lose our position but that's how it is. Now, we're facing one more stage in the mountains and I'd like to say that we'll be attacking from the gun but if Rafa's feeling the same way, that wouldn't be the wisest tactics. We can only hope that he'll recover over night and we'll see how he's feeling tomorrow," 

Team Lotto-Belisol on Twitter: "Unfortunately finished outside the time limit in the time trial after he broke his chain two times! That means that two days before the end has to leave the race. "

What Robert Kiserlovski said: 
“I was happy today, I know I can improve, but it’s okay. For me I prefer to have three climbs before, but I know it’s like this and I must work on the time trial for the future. It is my weakness. First part of the TT I was good, then in the middle I lost a bit of concentration.  I pulled it together and finished strong again. One more hard stage and the suffering is over. But tomorrow is really hard.  I don’t like the climb tomorrow; I know it fairly well as it is close to my home. I have raced it three times and in training maybe done it four to five times.  It’s too steep. It works the arms more than the legs. It’s just not the type of climb I prefer, but I hope tomorrow will be okay, if all goes well I should keep the 10th place.”

TFR DS Adriano Baffi about Riccardo Zoidl: “Riccardo is strong in the TT. The problem is that he has gotten a little tendonitis in the last part of the Giro and we did ask him to not give 100% today. The result is not a surprise for us - he is still far from the performance of the leaders, but this is a good sign for the future. He had trouble at the start of the Giro, maybe too much pressure, maybe a result from coming back from the broken collarbone, but it is good to see him ride stronger in the third week. He should be good for the Tour of Austria – we will see if he profits from the Giro.”

What Cadel Evans said:
"Technically, I rode a pretty good time trial. You never do perfect, but you can hope to be close. For what I had, I got most of it out on the road. Zoncolan is not a long climb, but it is a very, very hard climb. We are in the third week of a very hard tour and a lot can still happen. As we will probably see today, the small differences make a big difference in the third week, especially in a grand tour as hard as this one."
MORE TO COME

RESULTS
ITT


1 Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS COL MOV 24 1:05:37
2 Fabio ARU ITA AST 24 +17
3 Rigoberto URAN URAN COL OPQ 27 +1:26
4 Pierre ROLLAND FRA EUC 28 +1:57
5 Domenico POZZOVIVO ITA ALM 32 +2:24
6 Franco PELLIZOTTI ITA AND 36 +3:22
7 Rafal MAJKA POL TCS 25 +3:28
8 Sebastian HENAO GOMEZ COL SKY 21 +3:48
9 Tim WELLENS BEL LTB 23 +4:00
10 Dario CATALDO ITA SKY 29 +4:10
11 Cadel EVANS AUS BMC 37 +4:26
12 Stefano PIRAZZI ITA BAR 27 +4:34
13 Riccardo ZOIDL AUT TFR 26 +4:42
14 Edoardo ZARDINI ITA BAR 25 +4:46
15 Francis MOUREY FRA FDJ 34 +4:46
16 Wilco KELDERMAN NED BEL 23 +4:52
17 Enrico BATTAGLIN ITA BAR 25 +5:11
18 Alexandre GENIEZ FRA FDJ 26 +5:11
19 Hubert DUPONT FRA ALM 34 +5:20
20 Rodolfo Andres TORRES AGUDELO COL COL 27 +5:22
21 Robert KISERLOVSKI CRO TFR 28 +5:26
22 Mattia CATTANEO ITA LAM 24 +5:28
23 Francesco Manuel BONGIORNO ITA BAR 24 +5:29
24 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ ESP KAT 33 +5:33
25 Winner ANACONA GOMEZ COL LAM 26 +5:35
26 Ryder HESJEDAL CAN GRS 34 +5:39
27 Maxime MONFORT BEL LTB 31 +5:53
28 Perrig QUEMENEUR FRA EUC 30 +6:14
29 Emanuele SELLA ITA AND 33 +6:15
30 Wouter POELS NED OPQ 27 +6:15


GC


1 Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS Colombia MOV 24 79:03:45
2 Rigoberto URAN URAN Colombia OPQ 27 +3:07
3 Fabio ARU Italy AST 24 +3:48
4 Pierre ROLLAND France EUC 28 +5:26
5 Domenico POZZOVIVO Italy ALM 32 +6:16
6 Rafal MAJKA Poland TCS 25 +6:59
7 Cadel EVANS Australia BMC 37 +9:25
8 Wilco KELDERMAN Netherlands BEL 23 +9:29
9 Ryder HESJEDAL Canada GRS 34 +10:11
10 Robert KISERLOVSKI Croatia TFR 28 +13:59
11 Alexis VUILLERMOZ France ALM 26 +22:33
12 Alexandre GENIEZ France FDJ 26 +24:29
13 Ivan BASSO Italy CAN 37 +28:37
14 Franco PELLIZOTTI Italy AND 36 +30:26
15 Maxime MONFORT Belgium LTB 31 +31:09
16 Hubert DUPONT France ALM 34 +33:35
17 Matteo RABOTTINI Italy NRI 27 +37:34
18 Damiano CUNEGO Italy LAM 33 +45:48
19 Andre Fernando S. Martins CARDOSO Portugal GRS 30 +47:19
20 Michael ROGERS Australia TCS 35 +52:42
21 Sebastian HENAO GOMEZ Colombia SKY 21 +53:10
22 José HERRADA LOPEZ Spain MOV 29 +55:06
23 Wouter POELS Netherlands OPQ 27 +55:26
24 Steve MORABITO Switzerland BMC 31 +56:59
25 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Spain BMC 36 +58:47
26 Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALO Colombia COL 28 +1:02:37
27 Gianluca BRAMBILLA Italy OPQ 27 +1:06:25
28 Dario CATALDO Italy SKY 29 +1:07:07
29 Georg PREIDLER Austria GIA 24 +1:08:05
30 Serge PAUWELS Belgium OPQ 31 +1:10:31



5.29.2014

Giro d'Italia 18: The Colombian Bussiness

Arredondo winnin stage 18 summit finishYoung, strong, impatient: Julian Arredondo was quick to learn. He has good teacher on TFR team car. He didn't waste anything this time: KOM points and stage victory. All. 
He was in a break-away with Wellens, Cataldo, De Gendt, Deignan, Pellizotti, Rovny, Sella and Zardini. The peloton didn't seem interested in the chase. At the first KOM Arredondo and Cataldo sprinted for the points (1st and 2nd as they stay in the Mountain Classification) then slowed down and  five riders created a gap in the descent: they were Wellens, Basso, De Gendt, Duarte and Sella. But they came back together in the flat.
20 km to go the gap still was more than 7' and still Movistar wasn't chasing. The final climb started. Finally AG2R went to the front and set a decent pace. The gap suddenly decreased and De Gendt thought it was time to go. Several riders tried to follow: Basso first, then Cataldo with Arredondo and Deignan. They got a gap but Duarte and Pellizzotti managed to come back. The hardest of the climb was over when Arredondo set the decisive attack: he quickly caught De Gendt but the situation was still very fluid, with Duarte and Deignan very close and Cataldo slightly dropped. Pellizzotti and De Gendt both trying to excape. 
Deignan: Continued team's attacking GiroMeanwhile in the Maglia Rosa group Pierre Rolland was making a brutal selection, Quintana on his wheel. I got the impression he was working for him. I got the impression that Quintana let him finally go when he finally attacked. 
And Cadel Evans cracked. Dropped he lost a lot of time and many places in the GC. Remark the huge class of Fabio Aru who immediatelly felt the danger and worked hard to close the gap.
But it was a Colombian bussiness in front and behind. OPQS attacked Quintana in the finale but the previous race leader couldn't drop the current one and finished on his wheel.
Julian Arredondo had already crossed the line, solo and victorious. 2nd an impressive Duarte. 3rd a great Philip Deignan. Once again Team Sky did a very good race but results were under their expectations. Bravo anyway, to Dario Cataldo especially: everyday on the attack!

What Julian Arredondo said:
“I have to give a big thanks to my director and coach Josu [Larrazabal]. I wanted to attack at the bottom of the last climb but he told me from the team car, ‘no, no no! take it easy, not yet!’ Then with four kilometer to go he said, ‘Julian now!’ I won this stage to a great degree from his advice.
I felt good today. I thought it could be my day. After all the difficult moments in this race - like two days ago over the Stelvio when Josu had to put me in the car to warm me up – and being in Italy away from home the last six years, this stage has repaid all my hard work. Today is the beginning, I hope, of great things for me. I want to dedicate this win to Josu, and to my team who stayed around me at all the difficult moments. We are very much a family.”
TFR DS Josu Larrazabal: “It was a very strong break with good riders. Julian was calm at the end. We asked him to wait until last 4k and then when he goes, go full gas. We were four times so close so he deserved the win, the team deserved the win - this win is the win of the team. It is a really nice way to finish the Giro in the last week. We knew that if Julian could be in the break to fight for the blue jersey that he would also stand a chance at a stage win. So that was the goal, and the team did a great job to help Julian get in the break. The valley was long before San Pellegrino and the others, like Eugenio [Alafaci], Boy [van Poppel], and Fumy [Beppu], did a great job to keep him in good position so he could jump on the climb. It was teamwork to get him in the break.”

Team Sky DS Dario Cioni: "We were interested in getting in the break. It wasn’t an easy one as it took some time to get going. By the time it went the peloton were starting to climb which maybe made it a bit easier. Dario was in the first group and then Philip bridged with a few other riders.
Dario had been very active since the beginning and out of 14 riders it was great to get two from our team in there – especially two riders who were so well-suited to the terrain.
It wasn’t the toughest climb from a gradient point of view but it was a long climb and the riders aren’t as fresh now nearly three weeks in. Our guys did a great job. Dario maybe paid for all the work he did early on. Philip did a brilliant job and up to the final two or three kilometres we were in the mix for the win. Arredondo then just showed he had a little bit more so hats off to him.”

What De Gendt and Uran said:
You can read it here:
http://www.omegapharma-quickstep.com/en/news/show/giro-d-italia-stage-18-de-gendt-goes-on-the-offensive-uran-well-supported/1775 
It seems that OPQS doesn't want you post their 'press release'... Weird but that is: they send you a link to a page you can't copy. It was possible to do that sharing with FB but now it's just twitter so... ok :)

What Cadel Evans said:
"These next two days are still going to change things around, so I am not so diluted by the whole thing. I was
not at the level of the others, but I think we will get a better idea of who is the best in the time trial. But there is still one more day after that where things can turn around. This Giro has been so hard thus far, but the time gaps are so close between third and ninth place despite all the racing we have had. Now, just a little bit of difference in today's stage, tomorrow's stage and the day after is still going to make a difference. So it's not over until it's over."

Team Tinkoff DS, Lars Michaelsen: 
“We had Rovny in the first group and our plan was to make him stop taking turns up there while we wanted to put on the pressure on the penultimate climb. But as Rafa was suffering from stomachaches throughout the stage, we cancelled the move. On the final climb, it was all about limiting the losses to his rivals but in fact, he’s now only two seconds away from third place. Tomorrow, it’s every man for himself and there’s nothing else to do but to give full gas” 
What Wilco Kelderman said:
“When the pace dropped during the final climb, I thought to give it a try. It was a risk, but if I’d managed to stay clear and maybe grab thirty seconds or so, I could have moved up a few places in the GC. I had more to gain than to lose, especially when you look at the differences in the overall. Unfortunately, the others caught me and I blew up a bit.” 


 
RESULTS
STAGE

1 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing 4:49:51
2 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia 0:00:17
3 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky 0:00:37
4 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:20
5 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:01:24
6 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:38
7 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:43
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 0:01:59
9 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:43
10 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:46
11 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
12 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:49
13 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
14 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
15 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 0:02:54
16 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp 0:03:02
17 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:08
18 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:03:17
19 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing
20 Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:03:48
21 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:04:24
22 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
23 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
24 André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp
25 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing
26 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr
27 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team
28 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:04:51
29 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:05:07
30 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:05:10
GC
1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 77:58:08
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:41
3 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:29
4 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:31
5 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:52
7 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp 0:04:32
8 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:37
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:04:59
10 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing 0:08:33
11 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:58
12 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:19:18
13 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 0:21:25
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:25:16
15 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:27:04
16 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:28:15
17 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo 0:29:53
18 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:39:18
19 André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp 0:40:42
20 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:41:38
21 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:44:56
22 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:47:24
23 Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:49:11
24 Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky 0:49:22
25 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:51:42
26 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia 0:53:48
27 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:56:40
28 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:00:26
29 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia 1:01:24
30 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano 1:01:39
31 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 1:02:57

5.28.2014

Team Belkin Statement regarding Giro d'Italia's stage 16

The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM has given a clear statement this morning during the team managers’ meeting in Sarnonico. During yesterday’s stage 16 in the Giro d’Italia several incidents occurred. We know how difficult it is for the organisation to take drastic measures such as taking out a stage. In this case we do think the stage should have been cancelled, or the available alternative route should have been chosen, because of the extreme weather conditions and especially the dangerous descends of the Gavia and Stelvio.
As a member of the AIGCP board of Directors, we did all we could in the background to come to a solution. The sportive side of it should be decided by the referee: the jury. The safety of our riders is always what is most important.

We urge the organizers, and especially the UCI, to come with measurements to prevent what happened yesterday and to take good care of the welfare of our riders. It is up to the jury and the UCI, as regulator of the races, to take a helicopter view and decide to start or not. As well as to enforce the new rules, if new rules apply.

We will take measures ourselves, together with other teams, if these are not taken by the organisers and or the UCI/jury in case of dangerous circumstances and when it is irresponsible to race.

We hope the Giro d'Italia will once again be the great race that it always was and is saved from these kinds of circumstances.

Richard Plugge
General Manager Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM

Giro d'Italia 17: Pirazzi solo

The winner
The day after. Rain on the Giro. The peloton takes a off day while in front a 26 riders break goes away: Gasparotto, Montaguti, Pirazzi, Boem Canola, Van Emden, Oss, Gatto, Bono, Le Bon, Veikkanen, Cunego, Bak, Anton, De Gendt, Pauwels, Malacarne, Geschke, Losada, Vorganov, Deignan, Petrov, McCarthy, Felline, Wellens.
About 20 to go De Gendt attacks and climbs solo the steep Muro di Ca' del Poggio (4th cat): 1.15 km long, 12.2% average and 18% max.
Behind Pirazzi comes out the front group, chases solo and joins De Gendt. Montaguti quickly joins with Wellens and McCarthy. They work well together and immediately get a good gap.
L'étape et un bras d'honneur pour Pirazzi, vidéoChasers instead start attacking each others: Deignan twice but it doesn't work, then Felline, but Bardiani riders are quick to stop him.
The front group approach the finish. Pirazzi moves up and wins solo.
Crossing the line he makes a bad offensive gesture: "It's for the too many criticisms I  got in the last years." he says just after.And bursts in tears. First victory as a pro.

What Fabio Felline said:
Embedded image permalink“It was very difficult to start the breakaway, so it was very fast for a long time. When it finally went it was a good breakaway with 26 riders. It was very hard at the end with all the attacks; you had to sprint again and again to follow. I did not have great legs in the final hill to stay with the four riders in the front. After, I tried to bridge to the leaders, but I just did not have it today. Pirazzi is a good rider. I would not think that today would have been a stage for him, but as you can see in the end he won. For me It was a great opportunity lost, and I am very disappointed. That’s cycling.”


Deignan: Out front again at the Giro
Deignan attacked twice today
Team Sky DS Dario Cioni:
"With that parcours it was quite difficult to get a result as the final climb was relatively short and quite explosive. Philip did everything he could to bridge across but it was a difficult ask in the final kilometres. The move didn't go for 70km and then all of a sudden a big group went. It was a case of who was in there at the time went clear. It's another summit finish tomorrow so we'll look to put riders up the road again. We know we've got riders who are climbing well and we'll continue pushing for the stage win."

What Daniel Oss said:
"It was two hours before the breakaway went, so it was already a pretty hard day. The final was really crazy. A lot of others had two teammates in the break but I did my best. I believed until one kilometer because the gap was so close – only a few seconds. All the way from the last climb, I tried to move and keep the chase going and close the gap."  
“And that’s a bit of a disappointment,” said Van Emden. “I had marked this day with red in my calendar. Of course, it’s fun to be in a break in a grand tour, I had never experienced that before, but I really wanted to fight for the victory and unfortunately, that didn’t work out.”
What Van Emden said:
“And that’s a bit of a disappointment. I had marked this day with red in my calendar. Of course, it’s fun to be in a break in a grand tour, I had never experienced that before, but I really wanted to fight for the victory and unfortunately, that didn’t work out. But soon I felt I recovered well from yesterday’s hard ride. Unfortunately, 23 other riders joined us later on. That made it a very different race.
I turned my focus to the final climb. I wanted to be with best on the top so that I could get in the mix for the win. Unfortunately, five men attacked on the climb and stayed clear. I still tried to jump and attacked with everything I had, but the others marked my attacks. And that’s very nice to experience. Last spring, I rode harder than I ever did and now, things are going fine as well. I don’t have to save energy in order to reach the finish. Last year, I made a major step and this year, it seems like I’m making another one. Apparently it’s true that these are a bike rider’s strongest years.”

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 4:38:11
2 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol
3 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo
4 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
5 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
6 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr 0:00:28
7 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
8 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
9 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
10 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
GC

Giro d'Italia: The Italian COMPLOTTO

I collected just a few documents and reactions. Fact is that the large majority of the Teams at the Giro 'misunderstood' Radio Corsa comunication. That's already weird. Even weirder than now Movistar gets fined (in money) to have not respected the Commisairs' indications. So, who was right?
Quintana is in Pink. If you win the Giro... who cares about money? It seems that teams asked a 55'' penality instead and OPQS boss goes further asking Race Director Vegni to resign cfr here:
 http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lefevere-calls-for-vegni-to-resign-after-giro-ditalia-farce
What's next? a strike? 
In my opinion DS are right (and the Giro Direction is wrong) because that mess alterated the race and brought to results nobosy can accept as valid.
I agree, probably Quintana was going to attack on the last climb and drop Uran anyway but gap would have been different. In add, Dario Cataldo was likely to win the stage.
It could be that DS got it wrong but Movistar pretended to see nothing when there was obviously a strange situation: why was everybaody stopping and taking it easy? were they all mad? 
Let me add a more evil note: Italians love conspirancies (COMPLOTTO) and on Italian newspapers Quintana was told to be the next Giro winner since before the start and in spite his performances didn't seem to support that endorsement. I don't say they 'made it on purpose' but when they saw that it was Quintana attacking in the descent they... neutralised the neutralisation!! a bit suspect, isn't it?
 
Team Tinkoff-Saxo:
"Chaos reigned on top of Stelvio, on the descent from the Cima Coppi and in the valley leading to the final climb. The 16th stage of Giro d’Italia was a beautiful and dramatic stage but turned controversial after the race jury announced that the descent would be neutralized. The vast majority of the teams heard it and followed the order from the race organizers but few teams including Movistar, Garmin and Europcar attacked on top of Passo dello Stelvio.
“We clearly heard over the race radio that the race jury asked us to transmit to our riders that the red flag would be raised for the riders on the descent. The red flag is indecisive and means that it’s not allowed to attack from the group, explains Sport Director Lars Michaelsen after the stage that saw the GC being turned upside down.
“We told our riders that they were asked by RCS to take it slow on the descent from Stelvio. So we stopped on the top to make sure that they had the proper clothing for a slow and cold descent. But Movistar and Quintana attacked and Hesjedal and Rolland followed”, continues Lars Michaelsen and emphasizes that the message about the neutralization went out to 22 teams and 44 sport directors.
Intentions were good but the execution was horrible
Lars admits that there is the possibility that Movistar didn’t get the radio announcement but with Garmin and Europcar following the attack the chances of nobody in the front group having received the message seems slim.
“I mean, if you suddenly have 2 minutes just after the descent, there is probably something that isn’t right. And I think that there are some teams that probably know that what they did on the stage was questionable, says the Directeur Sportif, who however believes that the race organizers has the overall responsibility.
  “Today was unacceptable. I’ve always been a strong advocate for the fact that crashes, weather and punctures are a part of cycling. But when an organizer steps in to control the race as a final option they need to have the finesse and skills to do it properly. Their intentions were good but the execution was horrible. They sent an apology on their official media platform but won’t take the full responsibility either”.
 Podium is still possible
The miscommunication resulted in Quintana, Hesjedal and Rolland having around two minutes at the foot of the final climb. Behind them the rest of the favorites used their teammates up in order to shave down the time gap and on the final part of the climb attacks were launched. Rafal Majka lost 4:08 minutes to Quintana, who won the stage, the pink jersey and the white jersey at the same time.
  “Rafal did an excellent job today – the whole team did. Roche and Petrov fought their way back after Stelvio and immediately went to the front of the group to pull. Rogers was so strong and delivered Rafal in the best possible position. Rafa also launched a couple of attacks that split the group. But it’s difficult to sense how the legs are, when they’re cold after a confusing stage with many shifts in pace. Quintana was the big favorite for the stage win today, but he wouldn't have been in pink if it wasn't for what happened on Stelvio”, explains Lars Michaelsen.
 "The Tinkoff-Saxo captain is now 5th in the GC. But with 7 seconds to Cadel Evans the young Pole has a good chance of getting back on a podium spot again.
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Quintana passes the moto with flag
“Rafa is not at his best in cold conditions but he’s in a strong shape right now. He shows continuously that he has the will to attack and he’s still very close to the podium, which is his and our goal. Our team right now is indeed among the strongest. At the bottom of Stelvio 90 riders were dropped from the peloton – none of them were our riders. As a sport director, a team performance like that makes me proud”, concludes Lars Michaelsen.

TFR TM Luca Guercilena 
"Little thought on the stage today :There is no reference in the UCI rules to mysterious safety motorbikes.The rule that comes closest to what happened today is the 2.2.029 which says that in case of accident or exceptional situation the organizer may change in accordance with the jury ,1. The route2 .Temporarly NEUTRALISE the race3 . Cancel the stage4 . Delete a part of the stage and its intermediate results and restarts the race in a near location5 . Keeping the situation or to restart the race TAKING ACCOUNT OF PLACING before the accident.Now given that the rule of motorcycle safety does not exist, given that you do not make reference in the Regulation to red flags or similar, indicating that radiocorsa as audio files said that the athletes had to remain in the groups to which they belong at the top of the Stelvio to the lowering of the flag itself, looking at the picture attached when the safety motorbike in reality  rather than enforce the athletes maintain the position in the group to which they belonged at the top of the Stelvio is doing a selection of real work behind moto ( obviously driving with only one hand on the Stelvio curves gives more than an excuse to motorcyclists ) .I wonder: is it still necessary to point to and discredit DS who have submitted their athletes to comply with the delivery of the organization or was it better to say that given the situation it was taken and communicated a decision that is not contemplated in the rules, creating discomfort to all participants?Honestly, I think it's past the time when the DS are pointed out as little capable, today many have complied with the directives of the organization, somebody has not understood the message, few have taken advantage of the uncertainty created by a rule that does not exist."
Movistar got fined
Veloropa on Twitter:
"According to Carlos Arribas from El Pais, teams want -organizers to take 55 seconds of Quintana's lead or they'll take further actions."

COMUNICATO DELLA DIREZIONE
"Preso atto delle ulteriori registrazioni audio relative alle indicazioni trasmesse da radio corsa ai direttori sportivi durante la tappa odierna, la Direzione del Giro d'Italia tiene a precisare che è stata data una non corretta interpretazione rispetto a quanto indicato dalla Direzione stessa.
Si precisa e ribadisce che l'intenzione era di garantire la massima sicurezza dei concorrenti, durante il primo tratto di discesa (6 tornanti pari a circa 1500 metri) del Passo dello Stelvio, che presentava tratti con nuvole basse e nebbia che limitavano la visibilità e quindi la sicurezza.
Si precisa inoltre che ne Radio Corsa ne tanto meno la Direzione del Giro si sono mai espresse in termini di neutralizzazione della discesa o parte di essa."
[Considered the additional audio recordings relating to indications transmitted by radio to the race team managers during today's stage, the Direction of the Giro d'Italia points out that it was given a unproper interpretation of what told by the Direction itself.
It is pointed out and reiterated that the intention was to ensure maximum safety of the competitors during the first part of the descent (6 turns of approximately 1,500 meters) of the Stelvio Pass, which had traits with low clouds and fog which limited visibility and therefore safety.
It is also noted that Radio Race and the direction of the Giro have never expressed in terms of neutralization of the descent or part of it.
]


UCI STATEMENT 
Re , concerned about security, organisers took initiative to place motos in front of each group on descent. This should have been approved by commissaires + coordinated and communicated to the teams more efficiently but security is of course the primary concern for all race organisers and for the UCI

5.27.2014

Giro d'Italia Stage 16: ALL and FULL Classifications (Where evrybody stand)

New bike ready for Nairo Quintana :P

RESULTS
STAGE

1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 4:42:35
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp 0:00:08
3 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:13
4 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:03:32
5 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:37
6 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:40
7 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:04:08
8 Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky 0:04:11
9 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:04:48
11 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing
12 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia 0:04:59
13 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:06
14 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:07:02
15 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:50
16 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:09:58
17 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 0:10:53
18 André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp 0:11:10
19 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:11:15
20 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:11:28
21 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo 0:12:19
22 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:14:08
23 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:14:54
24 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 0:17:16
25 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 0:17:43
26 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:19:58
27 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:20:37
28 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:21:07
29 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:22:50
30 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:26:31
31 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:26:35
32 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
33 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo
34 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky
35 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
36 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar
37 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:28:08
38 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:30:33
39 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:31:35
40 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
41 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano
42 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida
43 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha
44 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
45 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
46 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team
47 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
48 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team
49 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia
50 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar Team
51 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale
52 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team
53 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
54 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
55 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo
56 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team
57 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 0:33:44
58 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida
59 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:34:11
60 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
61 Yonder Godoy (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:35:23
62 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol 0:35:51
63 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:35:53
64 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:39:33
65 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team
66 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky
67 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
68 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
69 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano
70 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo
71 Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo
72 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
73 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp
74 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
75 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
76 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
77 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
78 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
79 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
80 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
81 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
82 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
83 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale
84 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
85 Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia
86 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing
87 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol
88 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol
89 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol
90 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
91 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
92 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing
93 Rick Flens (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
94 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing
95 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
96 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha
97 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr
98 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
99 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr
100 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team
101 Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo
102 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
103 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
104 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
105 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano
106 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
107 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
108 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia
109 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida
110 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha
111 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge
112 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr
113 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo
114 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Androni Giocattoli
115 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team
116 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr
117 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:44:07
118 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol
119 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
120 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar
121 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale
122 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
123 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale
124 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia
125 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing
126 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol
127 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol
128 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky
129 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida
130 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia
131 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
132 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale
133 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia
134 Jeffry Johan Romero Corredor (Col) Colombia
135 Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
136 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida
137 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
138 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
139 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica Greenedge
140 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo
141 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
142 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
143 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
144 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp
145 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
146 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
147 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge
148 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale
149 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale
150 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
151 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
152 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar
153 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
154 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
155 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr
156 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing
157 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr
158 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar
159 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
160 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
DNS Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky
DNF Daniele Colli (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo
DNF Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr
DNF Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin Sharp
DNF Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo
DNF Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
DNF Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNF Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar

GC
1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 68:11:44
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:41
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:03:21
4 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:26
5 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:28
6 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:34
7 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:49
8 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:06
9 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp 0:04:16
10 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing 0:08:02
11 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:14:20
12 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:17:40
13 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 0:22:28
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:22:35
15 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo 0:24:14
16 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:26:37
17 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:28:30
18 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:35:00
19 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:39:04
20 André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp
21 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:40:29
22 Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky 0:44:55
23 Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:48:09
24 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:48:50
25 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:48:58
26 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:50:10
27 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia 0:50:35
28 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia 0:56:23
29 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano 0:57:19
30 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team 1:01:28
31 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 1:03:44
32 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:03:49
33 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:04:31
34 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:07:56
35 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:09:38
36 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:13:29
37 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:14:19
38 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 1:19:36
39 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 1:21:17
40 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 1:24:15
41 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 1:24:44
42 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:25:07
43 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 1:25:43
44 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 1:29:05
45 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge 1:33:35
46 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1:34:55
47 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 1:35:09
48 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky 1:35:44
49 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:36:06
50 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing 1:38:24
51 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:40:22
52 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 1:41:48
53 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:44:18
54 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar 1:45:51
55 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 1:47:21
56 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:50:28
57 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:51:38
58 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:55:58
59 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol 1:56:48
60 Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo 1:58:10
61 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 1:59:59
62 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2:00:05
63 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:00:28
64 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia 2:02:43
65 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 2:04:17
66 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing 2:04:22
67 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2:04:27
68 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 2:06:37
69 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 2:07:16
70 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:07:46
71 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia 2:08:01
72 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 2:10:32
73 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 2:11:21
74 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 2:11:38
75 Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia 2:12:05
76 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 2:12:38
77 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 2:12:40
78 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 2:14:16
79 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2:14:26
80 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2:14:44
81 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 2:14:52
82 Yonder Godoy (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 2:16:34
83 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 2:17:00
84 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 2:18:55
85 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 2:21:45
86 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2:21:53
87 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2:22:35
88 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing 2:23:37
89 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2:23:51
90 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 2:25:46
91 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr 2:27:01
92 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia 2:28:13
93 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2:31:07
94 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:33:01
95 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 2:34:19
96 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale 2:35:00
97 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2:35:01
98 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky 2:38:30
99 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 2:39:58
100 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 2:41:06
101 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 2:41:31
102 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2:45:10
103 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Androni Giocattoli 2:47:15
104 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:48:39
105 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha 2:48:55
106 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 2:49:42
107 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 2:49:46
108 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr 2:50:23
109 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo 2:51:02
110 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia 2:52:11
111 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 2:54:42
112 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team 2:55:23
113 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 2:55:37
114 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 2:56:14
115 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 2:57:37
116 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 2:59:30
117 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 2:59:31
118 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 2:59:39
119 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 3:01:27
120 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale 3:02:20
121 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale 3:03:08
122 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 3:03:11
123 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar 3:03:16
124 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 3:03:41
125 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3:04:59
126 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol 3:08:09
127 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 3:08:15
128 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3:08:26
129 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 3:09:15
130 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 3:09:56
131 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 3:15:02
132 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 3:16:29
133 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 3:16:43
134 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr 3:20:06
135 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 3:20:41
136 Rick Flens (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3:21:28
137 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr 3:22:25
138 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar 3:23:04
139 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 3:23:34
140 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale 3:26:27
141 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3:26:48
142 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 3:28:22
143 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 3:28:33
144 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 3:29:07
145 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky 3:30:35
146 Jeffry Johan Romero Corredor (Col) Colombia 3:31:08
147 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 3:32:36
148 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano 3:32:47
149 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr 3:33:01
150 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp 3:33:07
151 Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo 3:34:10
152 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 3:35:16
153 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 3:35:53
154 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale 3:40:22
155 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 3:44:06
156 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky 3:49:31
157 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol 3:55:36
158 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge 3:57:04
159 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica Greenedge 3:57:19
160 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 4:07:53

POINTS JERSEY
1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 251  pts
2 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 225
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 173

MOUNTAIN JERSEY
1 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing 95  pts
2 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia 69
3 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 62

BEST YOUTH JERSEY
1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 68:11:44
2 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:28
3 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:34
4 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:06
5 Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky 0:44:55
6 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano 0:57:19
7 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team 1:01:28
8 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:07:56
9 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:14:19
10 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 1:19:36

INTERMEDIATE SPRINTS
1 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 32  pts
2 Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo 26
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 19
4 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 16
5 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 13
6 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 12
7 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 11
8 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 11
9 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 11
10 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia 10


AZZURRI d'ITALIA

1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 14  pts
2 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 10
3 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 7
4 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 5
5 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 5

COMBATTIVITY

1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 28  pts
2 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 25
3 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 25
4 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 22
5 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 20
6 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 20
7 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing 20
8 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 18
9 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 18
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 15

PREMIO ENERGY

1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 14  pts
2 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 12
3 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 8
4 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 8
5 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 7
6 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 4
7 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 4
8 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 4
9 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 4
10 Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo 4

BEST TEAM
1 AG2R La Mondiale 204:19:48
2 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:36:50
3 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:45:09
4 BMC Racing Team 0:55:46
5 Astana Pro Team 0:57:01
6 Movistar Team 1:01:21
7 Team Sky 1:16:21
8 Lampre-Merida 1:34:13
9 Team Europcar 1:35:46
10 Colombia 1:55:55
11 Trek Factory Racing 2:05:51
12 Garmin Sharp 2:09:45
13 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:16:01
14 Lotto Belisol 2:25:00
15 Team Katusha 2:32:53
16 Androni Giocattoli 2:42:58
17 FDJ.fr 3:01:40
18 Neri Sottoli 3:27:43
19 Bardiani-CSF 3:30:10
20 Team Giant-Shimano 3:56:52
21 Cannondale 4:22:44
22 Orica GreenEdge 6:23:58

TEAM POINTS
1 Lampre-Merida 252  pts
2 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 234
3 Trek Factory Racing 218
4 Team Sky 215
5 AG2R La Mondiale 211
6 Team Giant-Shimano 206
7 Tinkoff-Saxo 180
8 BMC Racing Team 173
9 Bardiani-CSF 172
10 Orica GreenEdge 170
11 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 169
12 Neri Sottoli 168
13 FDJ.fr 160
14 Colombia 159
15 Cannondale 158
16 Garmin Sharp 157
17 Androni Giocattoli 157
18 Team Europcar 136
19 Astana Pro Team 125
20 Movistar Team 124
21 Lotto Belisol 115
22 Team Katusha 63