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91st Giro d'Italia - GT

Italy, May 10-June 1, 2008

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Stage 7 - Friday, May 16: Vasto - Pescocostanzo, 180km

Good day for LPR as Bosisio triumphs and Di Luca shows form

Visconti holds on to Maglia Rosa, Riccò, Piepoli and Contador look good

By Shane Stokes in Pescocostanzo, with additional reporting by Gregor Brown

Italian rider Gabriele Bosisio (LPR Brakes) powers in to a stage win
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After two days of shadowing each other, the race favourites finally threw down the gauntlet on today's 180 kilometre stage to the summit finish of Pescocostanzo. Defending champion Danilo Di Luca is from the area and had indicated days beforehand that he wanted to win, but instead it was his LPR Brakes team-mate and winner of the Giro d'Oro Gabriele Bosisio who triumphed. The 27 year-old won ahead of Bielorussia's Vasil Kiryienka (Tinkoff Credit Systems), Italy's Emanuele Sella (CSF Group Navigare) and Colombia's FÚlix Rafael Cßrdenas (Barloworld).

The Italian was part of a large break which went clear very early in the day and he, Vasil Kiryienka (Tinkoff Credit Systems), Italy's Emanuele Sella (CSF Group Navigare) and Colombia's Félix Rafael Cárdenas (Barloworld) turned the screw on the day's penultimate climb of Pietransieri.

Race leader Italian champion Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step)
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Cárdenas was dropped inside the final ten kilometres, Sella suffered a flat tyre and Bosisio shed Kiryienka to finish 46 seconds clear. Behind, Di Luca, Riccardo Riccò, Leonardo Piepoli (both Saunier Duval - Scott) and 2007 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador (Astana) rocketed clear of the other favourites and finished in that order, with Di Luca and Riccò crossing the line two minutes and four seconds behind Bosisio and the other two three and six seconds back, respectively.

Race leader Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step) was dropped on the climb and conceded one minute and 48 seconds to Di Luca, but had enough time in hand to hold on to the maglia rosa. What's more, he extended his lead over Matthias Russ (Gerolsteiner) to nine seconds. The 25 year-old Visconti finished four minutes back from the winner.

"We didn't know that this break would take so much time, it was a surprise for us," said an elated Bosisio after the stage. "When I was in it, Di Luca asked me if my legs were okay. I said yes, so they let me make my race. They were very confident with me today."

He was asked about the fact that he won, thus denying Di Luca the chance to triumph in his local region. Bosisio said that the team's plan changed during the stage and the leader was happy with the final outcome. "It is true that Danilo wanted to win this stage but he has a bigger project, to win the Giro d'Italia," he said. "There was no problem, I had to go in the break this morning. Then Di Luca was to attack in the final of the stage. So we did as we were supposed to do.

Riccardo Ricc˛ (Saunier Duval-Scott) leads Danilo Di Luca
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"He let me ride for the win and I think he is happy with the result. Also he is satisfied because he realised his form is okay as he rode well. Now I will help him, the Giro is long."

Bosisio, winner of the road race at the Olympic test event in Beijing last summer, was questioned about surging when Sella had a flat. He denied that there was anything unsporting going on. "I didn't know he had a puncture just when I attacked. I was surprised that he wasn't with me, I knew only after the finish that he had a puncture. I don't know who would have won between us if we were together going for the win. We are very different.

"In a race like that, it is important to respect everyone as it is very difficult. Sella is now leader of the King of the Mountains classification - I hope he will win it now and have other satisfactions."

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador rode very strongly, showing that even with limited time to prepare for the race, he is a force to be reckoned with. He went with Di Luca and Riccò and although they got clear of him before the line, he only ended up losing six seconds to the duo. The expectation is that he will grow stronger as the race goes on.

"I didn't feel great, I was dead," he said afterwards. "I went to my limit. Di Luca was very strong. But I have to be happy because this is the first hard stage and my level was higher than I expected coming here. I expected perhaps to do a little less well than I did.

"This result is a good sign, I hope the time trial goes well."

Italian rider Gabriele Bosisio (LPR Brakes) celebrates
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Team-mate Levi Leipheimer finished 18th, 45 seconds behind his team-mate. "That was hard," he told Cyclingnews. "It was tougher day than I expected, with the group getting away. The climbs in the middle were really hard. It was a tough day."

Visconti had hoped to hold onto the race lead and so it turned out. He said he was inspired by the maglia rosa. "I think last year, I would have finished on the Gruppetto on this sort of stage," he admitted. "This year, with this jersey, it was easier to stay there, to be courageous and to do something good.

"Also, I was very tired this morning. My legs were heavy. But then when I saw the people, when I saw my team which was very close to me, I gave more in the last kilometres."

He said that world champion Paolo Bettini was particularly helpful. "He helped me a lot. He was speaking and speaking and speaking all the time, telling me to stay calm because the German rider [Matthias Russ] would not finish with the first riders. He said that he would blow up before I did.

"Bettini was also saying to keep focussed, to go on certain sides to avoid the wind. I hope I will have the possibility to help him win a stage and thus repay him for the help he gave me. It is not the first time - last year, after the World Championships, he helped me win the Coppa Sabatini. He did a lot for me and I hope I can help him in the next days."

The Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli team of former double Giro champion Gilberto Simoni did a lot of the chasing near the end. Visconti denied that a deal had been done. "I didn't look for an alliance, it happened like that because they needed to chase Di Luca," he said. "There was no arrangement with Simoni, it just happened."

How it unfolded

The peloton passes some sheep
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Racers crossed the Apennine from east to west and then completed never previously used finish into Abruzzo's Pescocostanzo. The 187 riders are slated for a 180-kilometre romp that will be highlighted by the final 22 kilometres that feature a 9.2-kilometre rise to Pietransieri and the final 2.85-kilometre kick to Pescocostanzo.

The Corsa Rosa left Vasto at 12:09 under cloudy skies. The first eight kilometres were highlighted by failed attacks and counter-attacks, but then Bielorussia's Vasil Kiryienka (Tinkoff Credit Systems), 26 years-old, broke the reins of the gruppo. However, they were quickly mended and he found himself back in the fold three kilometres later.

Kiryienka got clear again at kilometre 14, this time with a large group of riders. By kilometre 21 there were three riders – Kiryienka, Gabriele Bosisio (LPR Brakes) and Filippo Savini (CSF Group Navigare) – being trailed by 36 others at 25", while the gruppo maglia rosa was at 4'50".

Pablo Lastras (Caisse d'Epargne) and Félix Rafael Cárdenas (Barloworld) bridged to the trio to form a move of five, which 40 seconds over the chase and eight minutes clear – kilometre 30 – of the main peloton of race leader Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step).

Emanuele Sella (CSF Group Navigare) bridged at kilometre 33 and a counter-attack by Joan Horrach (Caisse d'Epargne), Fortunato Baliani (CSF Group Navigare) and Simon Spilak (Lampre) followed at kilometre 55. A new group was formed with seven members: Sella, Horrach, Baliani, Spilak, Cárdenas, Bosisio and, the original man, Kiryienka.

Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes)
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The race suffered two losses at kilometre 70; Kiryienka's team-mate, Alberto Loddo, and Yauheni Hutarovich (Française des Jeux) abandoned.

With 100 kilometres remaining, in Castelverrino, the seven racers had 4'14" over the trailing 32 and 8'15" over the gruppo maglia rosa being led by Gilberto Simoni's Diquigiovanni team. The second chase group consisted of Daniele Pietropolli (LPR Brakes), Nicolas Rousseau (AG2R La Mondiale), Maxim Iglinsky (Astana), Assan Bazayev (Astana), Steve Cummings (Barloworld), Pablo Lastras (Caisse d'Epargne), José Rujano (Caisse d'Epargne), Yann Huguet (Cofidis), Filippo Savini (CSF Group Navigare), Markel Irizar (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Iñigo Landaluze (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Lilian Jégou (Française des Jeux), Ruslan Ivanov (Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli), Volker Ordowski (Gerolsteiner), Kanstantsin Siutsou (High Road), Sylvester Szmyd (Lampre), Dario Cataldo (Liquigas), Andrea Noè (Liquigas), Alexander Efimkin (Quick Step), Juan Manuel Gárate (Quick Step), Theo Eltink (Rabobank), Mauricio Ardila Cano (Rabobank), Iker Camaño (Saunier Duval-Scott), Alessandro Bertolini, Raffaele Illiano (Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli), Jurgen Van den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Danny Pate (Slipstream Chipotle - H30), Jens Voigt (Team CSC), Michael Blaudzun (Team CSC), Sergio Ghisalberti (Team Milram), Alberto Ongarato (Team Milram).

Through the feed-zone in Miranda, kilometre 109, the leaders held 6'20" over the gruppo maglia rosa.

Giro leader Italian champion Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step) rides with team-mates,
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Aitor Galdos (Euskaltel-Euskadi) abandoned the race on the GPM (Gran Premio della Montagna) of Macerone. Patrick Calcagni (Barloworld) followed suit immediately afterwards.

Sella – in the mountain leader's maglia verde – Cárdenas and Baliani, in that order, led over the Category three GPM of Valico di Macerone. Simon Spilak (Lampre) and Joan Horrach (Caisse d'Epargne) went in crisis over the climb and the race fell under the control of the remaining five, 25" over the duo. The next chase was at 3'00" and the gruppo maglia rosa at 5'00".

Sella and Cárdenas, respectively, led over the GPM Rionero Sannitico. The group of 32 was blown apart on the climb, crossing the top in smaller groups, led by the four of Juan Manuel Gárate (Quick Step), Jurgen Van den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Kanstantsin Siutsou (High Road) and Sylvester Szmyd (Lampre) at 1'55". The gruppo maglia rosa passed at 6'20" back.

Horrach, Alexander Efimkin (Quick Step) and Mauricio Ardila Cano (Rabobank) worked their way back to the leading chase of four, making seven. At 40 kilometres remaining, the leading five were being chased by seven at 2'55". Astana were leading the main gruppo.

At the start of the GPM of Pietransieri, with 22.7km remaining, the leading five had four minutes on the seven and 5'14" over the Saunier Duval-led gruppo. LPR Brakes took control of the chase with Alessandro Spezialetti; it strung out the group and put race leader Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step) into difficulties while picking up the group of seven. Meanwhile, the front group of five looked comfortable.

Alberto Contador (Astana)
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Leonardo Piepoli (Saunier Duval-Scott) opened up with 3.5 kilometres to the top of the climb. His move was followed a few moments later by 2007 race winner, Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes), with Riccardo Riccò (Saunier Duval-Scott) in tow. Alberto Contador (Astana) and Joaquím Rodríguez (Caisse d'Epargne) followed. Rodríguez was dropped and four – Piepoli, Riccò, Di Luca and Contador – crossed the top of the Pietransieri at 2'38" behind the leading four. In that lead group, Baliani had dropped and Sella led over the top.

Cárdenas was dropped in the final nine kilometres, leaving three leaders. Sella had a flat tire and Bossini flew the coup at three kilometres to go. With five kilometres remaining, he had 2'34" on the Riccò chase group.

Emanuele Sella (CSF Group Navigare) forced to stop with a flat tire
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Vasil Kiryienka (Tinkoff Credit Systems), Emanuele Sella (CSF Group Navigare), Félix Rafael Cárdenas (Barloworld) chased, separately, in that order. Bosisio had the stage wrapped up, 28 seconds on Kiryienka at two kilometres to go.

After four hours and 45 minutes of racing, Como's Gabriele Bosisio came into Pescocostanzo for the race win. Kiryienka, who stared the day's attacks, finished in second at 42". Sella and Cárdenas took third and fourth. Contador let off the accelerator, while Di Luca led home the chase for fifth ahead of Riccò and Piepoli at 2'30".

Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step), who remains the race leader, finished four minutes back in the maglia rosa.

Stage 8 - Saturday, May 17: Rivisondoli - Tivoli, 208km

The Corsa Rosa returns in stage eight to Tivoli, the land were Belgium's Roger De Vlaeminck ruled in 1975. After an early climb, the Forca d'Acero, the stage will descend and hit some hard, unclassified climbs. The last four-thousand metres will rise slightly to make for a slow and painful day's end. It is another stage for a punchy rider, like Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner), Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) or Riccardo Riccò (Saunier Duval-Scott).

Photography

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Results

1 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                       4.45.05 (37.041km/h)
2 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                        0.46
3 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                             1.02
4 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                              1.33
5 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                            2.04
6 Riccardo Ricc˛ (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                             
7 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                        2.07
8 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana                                                       2.10
9 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                  2.55
10 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                       
11 Andreas Kloden (Ger) Astana                                                            
12 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                        
13 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                           
14 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre                                                          
15 Chris S°rensen (Den) Team CSC                                                          
16 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                             
17 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                  
18 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                           
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence Lotto                                              
20 Nicki S°rensen (Den) Team CSC                                                          
21 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                            
22 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team CSC                                                     
23 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) CSF Group Navigare                                       
24 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                             
25 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                                         
26 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale                                                  
27 Juan M. Soler (Col) Barloworld                                                     3.30
28 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle                                     3.46
29 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step                                                 3.52
30 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                                                 3.53
31 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                             
32 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Astana                                                        3.55
33 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) High Road                                                    
34 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                             
35 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne                                                
36 JosÚ Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli         
37 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step                                                    
38 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                            
39 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Franšaise des Jeux                                               
40 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Astana                                                         
41 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                   4.01
42 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                                 
43 Philip Deignan (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale                                                  
44 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Quick Step                                                          
45 Morris Possoni (Ita) High Road                                                         
46 Mauricio A. Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank                                                 
47 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre                                                           
48 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence Lotto                                               4.04
49 Marco Pinotti (Ita) High Road                                                      4.06
50 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                                     4.13
51 Jure Golcer (Slo) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                              4.39
52 Christian Pfannberger (Aut) Barloworld                                                 
53 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence Lotto                                                  4.45
54 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                                4.52
55 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                       10.14
56 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                              
57 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                         
58 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                  10.23
59 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                          
60 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale                                               
61 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                 
62 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                         
63 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                               11.13
64 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                          14.51
65 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                            
66 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                 
67 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                                                             
68 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                                       
69 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                                        
70 Johannes Fr÷hlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                 
71 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Silence Lotto                                                     
72 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre                                                              
73 Carlos JosÚ Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                
74 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                                           
75 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                                                     
76 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                                              
77 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle                                               
78 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                                
79 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                            
80 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                             16.25
81 JosÚ Rujano Guillen (Ven) Caisse d'Epargne                                             
82 JosÚ A. Benitez Roman (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                                      
83 Andrea NoŔ (Ita) Liquigas                                                             
84 David Ca˝ada Gracia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                                        
85 Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (Mex) CSF Group Navigare                                    
86 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli        17.52
87 Marco Velo (Ita) Team Milram                                                      24.29
88 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                                       
89 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Team Milram                                                     
90 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                      
91 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                  
92 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team CSC                                                         
93 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                                         
94 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Liquigas                                                           
95 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                                  
96 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                     
97 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram                                                           
98 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                              
99 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                                        
100 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              
101 Raffaele Illiano (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                
102 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                          
103 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step                                                        
104 Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Astana                                                          
105 Marlon A. Perez Arango (Col) Caisse d'Epargne                                         
106 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                                 
107 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                               
108 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                               
109 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          
110 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                             
111 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                   
112 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               
113 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Lampre                                                            
114 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram                                                  
115 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld                                                       
116 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana                                                           
117 Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld                                                      
118 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle                                                
119 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                                          
120 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle                                                  
121 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                    
122 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana                                                            
123 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                 
124 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                                                    
125 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence Lotto                                                28.11
126 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                             
127 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas                                                        
128 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                                           
129 Lander Aperribay (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                            
130 Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                 
131 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval - Scott                                        
132 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Saunier Duval - Scott                                       
133 Geert Steurs (Bel) Silence Lotto                                                      
134 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                                 
135 AndrÚ Greipel (Ger) High Road                                                         
136 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                     
137 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                
138 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                         
139 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                        
140 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) High Road                                                       
141 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Silence Lotto                                                    
142 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Lampre                                                            
143 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre                                                         
144 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle                                          
145 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre                                                       
146 Mark Cavendish (GBr) High Road                                                        
147 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                      
148 Adam Hansen (Aus) High Road                                                           
149 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                                            
150 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         
151 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                     
152 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                           
153 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                                         
154 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Franšaise des Jeux                                              
155 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                 
156 Gerben Lowik (Ned) Rabobank                                                           
157 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Liquigas                                                        
158 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                    
159 Nick Gates (Aus) Silence Lotto                                                        
160 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                        
161 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                         
162 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                                          
163 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                  
164 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                           
165 JÚrÚmy Roy (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                   
166 Tony Martin (Ger) High Road                                                           
167 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Liquigas                                                       
168 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale                                                 
169 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld                                                   
170 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                              
171 Nikolai Trussov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          
172 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                 
173 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) High Road                                                       
174 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                               
175 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                          
176 Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Slipstream Chipotle                                   
177 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                               
178 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                                                      
179 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Slipstream Chipotle                                            
180 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                           
181 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle                                                 
182 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                      28.21
183 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                                      28.30
DNF Alberto Loddo (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                            
DNF Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Franšaise des Jeux                                           
DNF Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                         
DNF Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Barloworld                                                     
 
Points

1 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                            33 pts
2 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          23
3 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               18
4 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                18
5 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                              12
6 Riccardo Ricc˛ (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                            10
7 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                           9
8 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana                                                          8
9 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                     7
10 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                      6
11 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                            6
12 Andreas Kloden (Ger) Astana                                                           5
13 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                       4
14 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                          3
15 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre                                                         2
16 Chris S°rensen (Den) Team CSC                                                         1
17 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre                                                          1
 
Mountains

Valico di Macerone (Km 118.1)
1 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                3 pts
2 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                 2
3 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                             1
 
Rionero Sannitico (Km 131.7)
1 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               10 pts
2 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                 6
3 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                             4
4 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                           2
5 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                             1
 
Pietransieri (Km 166.5)
1 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                5 pts
2 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                             3
3 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                 1
 
Pescocostanzo (Km 176)
1 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                            15 pts
2 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          10
3 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                6
4 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                 4
5 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                               2
 
Combative

1 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               14 pts
2 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                            13
3 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                11
4 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                           8
5 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                             6
6 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                               2
7 Riccardo Ricc˛ (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                             1
 
Azzurri d'Italia

1 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                             4 pts
2 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                           2
3 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                1
 
Fuga Cervelo

1 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                           155 pts
2 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         147
3 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                              135
4 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                               135
5 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                            87
6 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                                             50
7 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                           50
8 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               27
9 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                           16
 
Fast team

1 LPR Brakes - Ballan                                                             14.20.14
2 CSF Group - Navigare                                                                1.53
3 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                                              2.37
4 Astana                                                                              3.01
5 Team Csc                                                                            3.46
6 Barloworld                                                                          4.43
7 Liquigas                                                                            4.44
8 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                    5.52
9 Silence - Lotto                                                                     6.45
10 Quick Step                                                                         6.49
11 High Road                                                                          7.03
12 Saunier Duval - Scott                                                              9.26
13 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                                   12.14
14 AG2R La Mondiale                                                                  12.20
15 Gerolsteiner                                                                      16.48
16 Rabobank                                                                               
17 Lampre                                                                                 
18 Franšaise des Jeux                                                                17.42
19 Slipstream - Chipotle                                                             38.07
20 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                               39.58
21 Team Milram                                                                     1.08.28
22 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                                1.12.10
 
Super team

1 LPR Brakes - Ballan                                                                   41 pts
2 Saunier Duval - Scott                                                                 29
3 Astana                                                                                26
4 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                                                19
5 CSF Group - Navigare                                                                  18
6 Barloworld                                                                            17
7 Gerolsteiner                                                                          12
8 Liquigas                                                                              11
9 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                       9
10 Rabobank                                                                              8
11 Lampre                                                                                7
12 Team Csc                                                                              7
13 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                                       4
14 Silence - Lotto                                                                       2
15 AG2R La Mondiale                                                                       
16 Slipstream - Chipotle                                                                  
17 Quick Step                                                                             
18 High Road                                                                              
19 Franšaise des Jeux                                                                     
20 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                                    
21 Team Milram                                                                            
22 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                                       
 
General classification after stage seven

1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step                                              32.03.01
2 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                    0.09
3 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                          5.43
4 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                            7.27
5 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                             7.36
6 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                              7.46
7 Riccardo Ricc˛ (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                          7.53
8 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                  
9 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana                                                       7.56
10 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                   8.11
11 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                                     8.19
12 Nicki S°rensen (Den) Team CSC                                                      8.28
13 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                         8.30
14 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                       8.38
15 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team CSC                                                 8.39
16 Andreas Kloden (Ger) Astana                                                            
17 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                 8.48
18 Chris S°rensen (Den) Team CSC                                                      8.55
19 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                    8.56
20 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre                                                      8.57
21 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              9.13
22 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                       9.14
23 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                       9.16
24 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle                                     9.17
25 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         9.22
26 Morris Possoni (Ita) High Road                                                     9.25
27 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) High Road                                                9.29
28 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence Lotto                                          9.30
29 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale                                              9.41
30 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                        9.48
31 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step                                                9.54
32 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         9.55
33 Juan M. Soler (Col) Barloworld                                                     9.59
34 Marco Pinotti (Ita) High Road                                                     10.05
35 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Quick Step                                                     10.10
36 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) CSF Group Navigare                                  10.14
37 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Astana                                                    10.16
38 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Astana                                                       10.19
39 Christian Pfannberger (Aut) Barloworld                                            10.23
40 JosÚ Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli    10.31
41 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Franšaise des Jeux                                          10.32
42 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                            10.36
43 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre                                                      10.37
44 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                        10.42
45 Mauricio A. Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank                                            10.46
46 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                               10.47
47 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                                    10.56
48 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                       11.04
49 Philip Deignan (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale                                             11.07
50 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne                                           11.15
51 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence Lotto                                                 11.20
52 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                       11.22
53 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                                                11.58
54 Jure Golcer (Slo) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                             14.27
55 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                     16.18
56 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                         17.05
57 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                    18.36
58 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                  19.13
59 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale                                          20.59
60 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                                                21.14
61 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                                         21.17
62 Johannes Fr÷hlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            21.28
63 Andrea NoŔ (Ita) Liquigas                                                         22.03
64 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Silence Lotto                                                22.04
65 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                                   22.17
66 Carlos JosÚ Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           22.34
67 JosÚ Rujano Guillen (Ven) Caisse d'Epargne                                        22.46
68 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                            23.28
69 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                    23.40
70 David Ca˝ada Gracia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                                   23.46
71 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                      24.21
72 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                                    26.11
73 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                       26.32
74 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle                                          26.41
75 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                               27.25
76 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                          28.08
77 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                                                        29.34
78 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                                                30.33
79 Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Astana                                                      30.36
80 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                       30.48
81 Marlon A. Perez Arango (Col) Caisse d'Epargne                                     31.42
82 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                 31.46
83 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                                  32.03
84 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                                      32.55
85 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle                                            33.17
86 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                            33.26
87 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                                   33.50
88 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                           33.55
89 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram                                                      34.01
90 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas                                                    34.21
91 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          35.23
92 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence Lotto                                              35.30
93 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                           36.00
94 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram                                              36.15
95 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                           36.38
96 Marco Velo (Ita) Team Milram                                                      37.28
97 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre                                                         37.42
98 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                             38.16
99 JosÚ A. Benitez Roman (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                                 39.45
100 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              40.35
101 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step                                                   41.32
102 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team CSC                                                   41.54
103 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                                          
104 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                        42.03
105 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                            42.18
106 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                        42.53
107 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli       43.00
108 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                                 43.06
109 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) High Road                                                  44.34
110 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                               44.41
111 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                                      44.46
112 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana                                                       45.22
113 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                45.51
114 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                            46.26
115 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                      46.35
116 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                    46.38
117 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Lampre                                                       46.39
118 Gerben Lowik (Ned) Rabobank                                                      47.53
119 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               49.23
120 Nikolai Trussov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                     49.39
121 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre                                                    50.01
122 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Lampre                                                       50.02
123 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                            50.06
124 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                      50.07
125 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                                       50.20
126 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale                                            50.43
127 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                          50.56
128 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre                                                  51.08
129 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         52.00
130 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                            52.15
131 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Slipstream Chipotle                                       52.16
132 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                          52.17
133 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                    52.32
134 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                52.33
135 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          53.00
136 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                 53.45
137 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                     53.51
138 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                            54.41
139 Raffaele Illiano (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           54.49
140 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                   55.06
141 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld                                                  55.30
142 Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (Mex) CSF Group Navigare                              56.23
143 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld                                              56.38
144 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Liquigas                                                     57.16
145 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Silence Lotto                                               57.28
146 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                               58.20
147 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Team Milram                                               58.41
148 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                     59.06
149 Adam Hansen (Aus) High Road                                                      59.07
150 Tony Martin (Ger) High Road                                                      59.09
151 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                           1.00.07
152 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                      1.00.25
153 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Franšaise des Jeux                                       1.01.33
154 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          1.01.34
155 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                    1.01.37
156 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Liquigas                                                1.03.17
157 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                                   1.03.39
158 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                   1.04.16
159 Mark Cavendish (GBr) High Road                                                 1.04.43
160 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) High Road                                                1.04.58
161 Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld                                               1.05.25
162 JÚrÚmy Roy (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                            1.05.52
163 Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                          1.06.09
164 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                                  1.06.10
165 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence Lotto                                              1.06.14
166 Nick Gates (Aus) Silence Lotto                                                 1.06.39
167 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                 1.07.53
168 Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Slipstream Chipotle                            1.09.13
169 AndrÚ Greipel (Ger) High Road                                                  1.09.16
170 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana                                                    1.09.51
171 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle                                          1.09.57
172 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Liquigas                                                 1.10.28
173 Lander Aperribay (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                     1.11.33
174 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval - Scott                                 1.12.02
175 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                                                      
176 Geert Steurs (Bel) Silence Lotto                                               1.12.32
177 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle                                           1.12.58
178 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                          1.16.53
179 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                                    1.17.52
180 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                  1.20.07
181 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Saunier Duval - Scott                                1.20.16
182 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle                                   1.23.16
183 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                    1.28.35
 
Points classification

1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas                                                        50 pts
2 Riccardo Ricc˛ (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                            44
3 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                            33
4 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                              33
5 Mark Cavendish (GBr) High Road                                                        32
6 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                              32
7 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram                                                          30
8 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                29
9 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                      28
10 Johannes Fr÷hlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                               26
11 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                    24
12 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                   23
13 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         23
14 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                          22
15 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                               20
16 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                              19
17 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) CSF Group Navigare                                     19
18 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                                       19
19 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                       18
20 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana                                                        17
21 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step                                                   16
22 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                         16
23 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Franšaise des Jeux                                             16
24 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                   16
25 Nikolai Trussov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         16
26 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                            16
27 JÚrÚmy Roy (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                  16
28 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                                       15
29 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                                          15
30 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                      14
31 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana                                                           14
32 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                     14
33 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                           12
34 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                                         12
35 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre                                                        12
36 Andreas Kloden (Ger) Astana                                                          11
37 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               10
38 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                        10
39 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                      9
40 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                         9
41 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence Lotto                                                     9
42 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle                                                8
43 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre                                                             8
44 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                                         8
45 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                 8
46 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                                        8
47 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                                                    8
48 Marlon A. Perez Arango (Col) Caisse d'Epargne                                         8
49 Tony Martin (Ger) High Road                                                           8
50 Morris Possoni (Ita) High Road                                                        7
51 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Slipstream Chipotle                                            7
52 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                            6
53 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                        6
54 Chris S°rensen (Den) Team CSC                                                         5
55 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                          5
56 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step                                                   5
57 Marco Velo (Ita) Team Milram                                                          5
58 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                 5
59 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team CSC                                                        5
60 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                     5
61 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval - Scott                                        5
62 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre                                                         4
63 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence Lotto                                             4
64 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Quick Step                                                         4
65 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                4
66 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                 3
67 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale                                                 3
68 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Liquigas                                                          2
69 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          2
70 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                           2
71 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre                                                          1
72 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence Lotto                                                     1
73 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                   1
74 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                                       1
 
Mountains classification

1 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               36 pts
2 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                            19
3 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                16
4 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          12
5 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                             6
6 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                          5
7 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) CSF Group Navigare                                       3
8 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre                                                              3
9 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                  3
10 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                              2
11 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                        2
12 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                                                    2
13 JÚrÚmy Roy (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                   2
14 Johannes Fr÷hlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                1
15 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                   1
16 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                             1
 
Best young rider classification

1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step                                              32.03.01
2 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                    0.09
3 Riccardo Ricc˛ (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                          7.53
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                                      8.19
5 Chris S°rensen (Den) Team CSC                                                       8.55
6 Morris Possoni (Ita) High Road                                                      9.25
7 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence Lotto                                           9.30
8 Juan M. Soler (Col) Barloworld                                                      9.59
9 Philip Deignan (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale                                              11.07
10 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence Lotto                                                 11.20
11 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                         17.05
12 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                                         21.17
13 Johannes Fr÷hlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            21.28
14 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                            23.28
15 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                                    26.11
16 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                               27.25
17 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                                  32.03
18 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence Lotto                                              35.30
19 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                             42.18
20 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                                  43.06
21 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) High Road                                                   44.34
22 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                                       44.46
23 Nikolai Trussov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                      49.39
24 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                             50.06
25 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                       50.07
26 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                                        50.20
27 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                           50.56
28 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre                                                   51.08
29 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                           52.17
30 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                     52.32
31 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                           53.00
32 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                  53.45
33 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                    55.06
34 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld                                                   55.30
35 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld                                               56.38
36 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Liquigas                                                      57.16
37 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Silence Lotto                                                57.28
38 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                58.20
39 Tony Martin (Ger) High Road                                                       59.09
40 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Franšaise des Jeux                                        1.01.33
41 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                     1.01.37
42 Mark Cavendish (GBr) High Road                                                  1.04.43
43 JÚrÚmy Roy (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                             1.05.52
44 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                                   1.06.10
45 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                  1.07.53
46 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana                                                     1.09.51
47 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                   1.20.07
48 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle                                    1.23.16
49 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                     1.28.35
 
Expo Milano 2015 classification

1 JÚrÚmy Roy (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                   11 pts
2 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                             5
3 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                               5
4 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step                                                     5
5 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle                                                 5
6 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre                                                              5
7 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                                          5
8 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                  5
9 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                 4
10 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                            4
11 Johannes Fr÷hlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                4
12 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                                        4
13 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                3
14 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas                                                        3
15 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                        3
16 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                     3
17 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                      2
18 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) CSF Group Navigare                                      2
19 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          2
20 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                                                    2
21 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                 2
22 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                 2
23 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               1
24 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                           1
25 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Liquigas                                                          1
26 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                           1
 
Combative classification

1 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               21 pts
2 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                14
3 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                            13
4 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas                                                        13
5 JÚrÚmy Roy (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                   12
6 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                              11
7 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                 9
8 Johannes Fr÷hlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                 9
9 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) CSF Group Navigare                                       8
10 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          8
11 Riccardo Ricc˛ (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                            7
12 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre                                                             7
13 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                 7
14 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                              7
15 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                        7
16 Mark Cavendish (GBr) High Road                                                        6
17 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                            6
18 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                           6
19 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram                                                          6
20 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step                                                    5
21 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle                                                5
22 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                                         5
23 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                     5
24 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                    4
25 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                                        4
26 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                    4
27 Nikolai Trussov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          4
28 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                      3
29 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                         3
30 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                                           3
31 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana                                                            3
32 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                     3
33 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                      3
34 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                      2
35 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                            2
36 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                                        2
37 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                                                    2
38 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                                          2
39 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                 2
40 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                 2
41 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre                                                         2
42 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                1
43 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                       1
44 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                                                    1
45 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                   1
46 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Liquigas                                                          1
47 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                             1
48 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                           1
 
Azzuri d'Italia classification

1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas                                                         5 pts
2 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                             4
3 Riccardo Ricc˛ (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                             4
4 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                 4
5 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                               4
6 Mark Cavendish (GBr) High Road                                                         4
7 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                               2
8 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                            2
9 Johannes Fr÷hlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                 2
10 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          2
11 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram                                                          2
12 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                                     2
13 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               1
14 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                                    1
15 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) CSF Group Navigare                                      1
16 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                    1
17 Nikolai Trussov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                          1
 
Fuga Cervelo classification

1 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                             319 pts
2 JÚrÚmy Roy (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                                  263
3 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) CSF Group Navigare                                     184
4 Johannes Fr÷hlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                               184
5 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle                                               184
6 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                       183
7 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                162
8 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                           155
9 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         147
10 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                             135
11 Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                              135
12 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                 135
13 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                               135
14 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                         135
15 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                                       135
16 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre                                                           128
17 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                           87
18 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                                            50
19 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                          50
20 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                              27
21 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                          18
22 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                          16
23 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                               11
24 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                         9
25 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                                           7
 
Fast team classification

1 CSF Group Navigare                                                              95.28.54
2 Astana                                                                              0.31
3 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                                              0.35
4 Team Csc                                                                            2.13
5 Quick Step                                                                          5.06
6 LPR Brakes - Ballan                                                                 8.13
7 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                                    11.33
8 Liquigas                                                                           12.46
9 Barloworld                                                                         13.36
10 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                  14.59
11 Lampre                                                                            15.19
12 Gerolsteiner                                                                      15.21
13 High Road                                                                         15.50
14 Silence - Lotto                                                                   16.22
15 Saunier Duval - Scott                                                             18.21
16 Rabobank                                                                          22.25
17 AG2R La Mondiale                                                                  24.13
18 Franšaise des Jeux                                                                29.35
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                               42.53
20 Slipstream - Chipotle                                                             46.24
21 Team Milram                                                                     1.33.03
22 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                                1.35.49
 
Super team classification

1 Gerolsteiner                                                                         120 pts
2 Liquigas                                                                             104
3 LPR Brakes - Ballan                                                                   97
4 Astana                                                                                97
5 Saunier Duval - Scott                                                                 85
6 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                                                81
7 CSF Group Navigare                                                                    76
8 Quick Step                                                                            66
9 High Road                                                                             65
10 Franšaise des Jeux                                                                   61
11 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                     60
12 Team Milram                                                                          48
13 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                                  46
14 Lampre                                                                               44
15 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                                      42
16 Rabobank                                                                             41
17 Silence - Lotto                                                                      41
18 Team CSC                                                                             34
19 Barloworld                                                                           27
20 Slipstream - Chipotle                                                                17
21 AG2R La Mondiale                                                                      8
22 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                                       
 
Fair play classification

1 Quick Step                                                                             0 pts 
2 LPR Brakes - Ballan                                                                    0 
3 CSF Group - Navigare                                                                   0 
4 Barloworld                                                                             0 
5 Saunier Duval - Scott                                                                  0 
6 Team CSC                                                                               0 
7 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                       0
8 Lampre                                                                                 0 
9 AG2R La Mondiale                                                                       0 
10 Franšaise des Jeux                                                                    0 
11 Team Milram                                                                           0
12 Gerolsteiner                                                                         10 
13 Silence - Lotto                                                                      10
14 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                                  10
15 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                                      20
16 Astana                                                                               20
17 Liquigas                                                                             20
18 Rabobank                                                                             20
19 Slipstream - Chipotle                                                                20
20 High Road                                                                            20
21 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                                     20
22 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                                               25

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