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92nd Giro d'Italia - GT

Italy, May 9-31, 2009

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Stage 18 - Thursday, May 28: Sulmona - Benevento, 182km

Scarponi adds another as GC fav's lay low before Vesuvio

By Anthony Tan in Benevento, Italy

Michele Scarponi (Diquigiovanni - Androni) wins
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Three days from Rome and on an overcast Thursday afternoon where scores of white sheep clouds smothered the percorso in hazy shades of blue-grey, an escape found success at the 92nd Giro d'Italia as the favourites for the overall title rested their legs as best as they could.

Given the road that lies ahead, where on Friday, after a 164-kilometre slog around the ankle of Italy's boot, the riders finish atop Mount Vesuvius - most likely in ones, twos and threes - the eighteenth stage was a clearly a case of polarised objectives for the 171 remaining soldiers left in this Centenary Giro.

On one hand, there was a bunch of blokes who knew they had no more than two opportunities left to win a stage in a race where, so far, only six teams have tasted the overly sweet spumante that accompanies victory. When sixth stage victor Michele Scarponi of Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni took his second win Friday in Benevento following another 100 kilometre-plus breakaway, still only six teams have tasted success.

Though surely, after two incredibly arduous escapes in a Grand Tour raced at the highest level, it's lopped off a year or two off the 29-year-old's life?

"Haha!" Scarponi first laughed with the shrill of a school-kid - one who has just heard the 3 p.m. afternoon bell ring, allowing him to run home and ride his bike with his friends.

"After [Stage 16 to] Monte Petrano, I had a crisis of sorts and was without energy. But today, my energy returned," he told Cyclingnews.

"I was really good; I had good legs. Today was very special; it was my first stage win in Italy at the Giro, because the last one was in Austria. To win at the Giro has always been a dream of mine, so I'm really happy," he said, whose team manager Gianni Savio later indicated that he's keen to renew Scarponi's contract for another season.

The flip side of the coin

Danilo Di Luca keeps an eye on Denis Menchov
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On the other hand, there are six riders at the top of the classifica generale who have a realistic shot of reaching the final podium in Roma. And for some, they will need all the help they can get.

Come the high mountains, Rabobank's Denis Menchov has experienced little of the latter but to date, the week-old maglia rosa hasn't needed any, has done just fine on his own, and intends to keep what he came here for.

"I expect a hard day tomorrow," said Menchov, stating the obvious, but adding he remembers the climb to Mount Vesuvius well, despite having previewed it only once before. Until now, he's ridden the climbs the only way he knows how. It's a defensive style not unlike Tour de France champion Miguel Indurain, where, in each of his five wins, the Spaniard took the race lead after a long time trial, followed his rivals in the mountains, then crushed his lighter-weight opponents in the final time trial. From Friday to Sunday, Menchov's likely to do the same.

But does it bother him that his critics say he's boring, that he rides too defensively?

Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas)
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"I think everybody has to ride their own race," said Menchov. "Until this moment, I've ridden like that, and the situation now is good. I'm not really a specialist [in any discipline]; I'm not really a climber and I'm not really a time trialer, so maybe it's better I have ridden this way."

Lurking 26 seconds behind is 2007 Giro champion Danilo Di Luca. "Il Killer di Spoltore" isn't a man who gives up on a fight, and don't expect Friday to be any different for the LPR leader.

Equally, Franco Pellizotti of Liquigas has shown he, too, has the mettle to put the favourites in a spot of bother, the Blockhaus conquistador two minutes behind Menchov and holding the joker card of teammate Ivan Basso, fourth overall at 3:28.

And at least for a spot on the final podium, it would be erroneous to write off Cervelo TestTeam's Carlos Sastre. Only two seconds behind Basso on the classifica generale and able to cause trouble - though he'd most likely prefer two or three hard climbs before Friday's only real mountain of significance if he's to stand on the podio in Roma - the 2008 Tour de France champ will need to lay down an Open Misčre in the vein of his attack on L'Alpe d'Huez last July.

From Sulmona, southwards we go...

The peloton begins stage 18
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Finally, the 92nd Giro d'Italia heads south.

And the further south one goes, the madder the tifosi, it seems, because on an overcast Thursday afternoon in Sulmona, a raucous welcome was awarded to the 172 left in this year's race.

Thursday's only real topographical obstacle, the 15.4km long Cat. 2 Piano delle Cinque Miglia - its KOM coming just 22.5km into the 182km stage - provided the springboard for many an escape attempt, but attempt did not translate to result until some 40 kilometres later, when a sizeable 25 forged their way clear of the peloton.

Giovanni Visconti (ISD) leads the break.
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In the move, Astana, Team Columbia-High Road, Diquigiovanni-Androni, Garmin-Slipstream, ISD, Quick Step and Team Saxo Bank were best represented with two pair of legs each in Yaroslav Popovych and Andrey Zeits (Astana); Thomas Lövkvist and Kanstantsin Siutsou (Team Columbia-Highroad); Alessandro Bertolini and Michele Scarponi (Diquigiovanni-Androni); Giovanni Visconti and Dmytro Grabovskyy (ISD); Julian Dean and Danny Pate (Garmin-Slipstream); Dries Devenyns and Kevin Seeldrayers (Quick Step); and Jason McCartney and Lars Bak (Team Saxo Bank).

The rest of the teams were represented by one man each: Gabriele Bosisio (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini), Francesco Masciarelli (Acqua & Sapone), Felix Cardenas (Barloworld), Thomas Voeckler (BBox Bouygues Telecom), David Lopez Garcia (Caisse d'Epargne), Philip Deignan (Cervelo TestTeam), Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre), Manuel Quinziato (Liquigas), Jonas Ljungblad (Silence-Lotto), Evgeny Petrov (Katusha) and Eduard Vorganov (Xacobeo Galicia).

Generally speaking, such a large group would not have been allowed to go. But with the majority of teams represented (missing were AG2R La Mondiale, Fuji-Servetto, Rabobank and Team Milram), this bevy of 25 was given the freedom to ride, gaining 6:15 115 kilometres in, with 67 kilometres left to ride.

Rabobank sets tempo
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Fifty kilometres from home, they still enjoyed a five-minute advantage, and 30 kilometres out, 3:50 was the gap - swinging the chances of staying away in favour of the breakaway.

Up and over the rolling roads, direzione Benevento, the break's weak links dropped off as a few digs at the front broke the chain that once was, leaving just nine on the final city circuit to fight for the win: Cardenas (Barloworld), Pate (Garmin-Slipstream), Grabovskyy (ISD), Gavazzi (Lampre-NGC), Scarponi (Diquigiovanni-Androni), McCartney and Bak (Team Saxo Bank), Devenyns (Quick Step) and Zeits (Astana).

With 3:38 to the peloton 5 kilometres from home, these riders worried not about the bunch behind catching them, but who was strongest or slyest.

Quick Step's Devenyns was one such strong-man, attacking 2 kilometres out, and McCartney of CSC was clearly riding for his Danish teammate, Bak. But then Pate, who had yo-yoed on and off the back the last few kilometres, stubbornly making the final six, tried his luck through the front door, and only just missed out to a resurgent Scarponi, the American also pipped by Cardenas at the line.

Photography

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Results

1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli         4.07.41 (44.088 km/h)
2 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                       
3 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                                  
4 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                                  
5 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                       0.06
6 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                                   0.20
7 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank                                              0.24
8 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                       0.37
9 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli        0.39
10 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 0.42
11 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                                        0.44
12 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                            0.58
13 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto                                              1.09
14 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                              
15 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                          
16 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                  
17 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                            
18 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                           
19 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   
20 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   1.17
21 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team                                               
22 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana                                                       
23 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream                                                
24 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                     
25 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                                  1.57
26 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                                 3.57
27 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                         
28 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                       
29 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                  
30 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                         
31 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                                      
32 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                 
33 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                               
34 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                
35 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas                                                            
36 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad                                        
37 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                              
38 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                         
39 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                                  
40 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                           
41 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                                 
42 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale                                                
43 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                                  
44 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team                                                
45 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                                    
46 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team                                                
47 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram                                                     
48 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                                                 
49 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia - Highroad                                         
50 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                       
51 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                                                
52 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana                                                         
53 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                             
54 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team                                          
55 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                                
56 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Barloworld                                                   
57 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana                                                       
58 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                                   
59 Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD                                                          
60 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team                                                
61 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                                   
62 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                     
63 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                         
64 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                                    
65 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                           
66 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana                                                         
67 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                                 
68 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                                 
69 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              
70 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                                                  
71 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                   
72 Jose Serpa (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                     
73 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                 
74 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana                                                          
75 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                 
76 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                                       
77 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale                                             
78 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD                                                               
79 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                
80 Iker Camano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                      
81 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram                                                   
82 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank                                                    
83 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha                                                     
84 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                                                   
85 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  
86 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank                                                 
87 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                
88 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              
89 Diego Caccia (Ita) Barloworld                                                        
90 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                 
91 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                                     
92 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank                                                       
93 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                              
94 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD                                                           
95 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                           
96 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank                                               
97 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                                
98 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                                     
99 Ted King (USA) Cervelo Test Team                                                     
100 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                                     
101 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                           
102 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne                                             
103 Saďd Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                             
104 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                        
105 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank                                                     
106 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                            
107 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 
108 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                               
109 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          
110 Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                                      
111 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                   
112 Luca Barla (Ita) Team Milram                                                        
113 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                             
114 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                         
115 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                               
116 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                             
117 Delio Ferandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                                
118 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                  
119 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                            
120 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli            
121 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                   
122 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                               
123 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                              
124 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                    
125 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld                                                   
126 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                                      
127 Jure Golcer (Slo) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                         
128 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank                                                      
129 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                    4.22
130 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha                                                      
131 Francesco De Bonis (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli        4.26
132 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                 4.27
133 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                                             4.29
134 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                        
135 Guillaume le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                      
136 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                       
137 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                                 
138 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank                                                      
139 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                   
140 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                             
141 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                   
142 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step                                                     
143 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas                                                      
144 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas                                                      
145 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                              
146 Julien Belgy (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                        4.45
147 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               
148 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                               
149 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto                                              
150 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                     
151 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                              
152 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                                 
153 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana                                                         
154 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                 
155 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                       
156 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto                                                
157 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team                                            
158 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                          
159 Evgeny Sokolov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                          
160 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream                                           
161 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                                        
162 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas                                                   5.09
163 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                       5.42
164 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank                                               6.01
165 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                        
166 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                                     
167 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram                                                 6.32
168 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank                                                        
169 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                 
170 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                           8.34
171 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          11.12
DNF Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step
 
Points
 
1 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                     26 pts
2 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              25
3 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                                16
4 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                         16
5 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                                14
6 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                         12
7 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                                     10
8 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank                                                 9
9 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           7
10 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                    6
11 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                                           5
12 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                               4
13 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                         4
14 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                 4
15 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto                                                 3
16 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                             2
17 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  2
18 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                      1
 
Mountains
 
Piano Delle Cinque Miglia, km 22.5
1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                          5 pts
2 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                3
3 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                  1
 
T.V. Sprint
 
Telese Terme, km 145.4
1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                          5 pts
2 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                      4
3 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                  3
4 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                          2
5 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   1
6 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                        
 
Combativity
 
1 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                      9 pts
2 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                          8
3 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               6
4 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                                 4
5 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                  4
6 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                                 3
7 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                          2
8 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                          2
9 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                2
10 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                                     1
11 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  1
 
Azzurri d'Italia
 
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               4 pts
2 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                      2
3 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                                 1
 
Teams
 
1 Team Saxo Bank                                                                12.27.24
2 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli                                 0.15
3 ISD-Neri                                                                          0.19
4 Garmin - Slipstream                                                               0.53
5 Quickstep                                                                         1.05
6 Astana                                                                            1.37
7 Team Columbia - Highroad                                                          2.02
8 Barloworld                                                                        3.33
9 LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                                         4.15
10 Xacobeo Galicia                                                                  4.31
11 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe' Mokambo                                                  4.42
12 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                     
13 Silence - Lotto                                                                      
14 Lampre - NGC                                                                         
15 Bbox Bouygues Telecom                                                                
16 Cervelo Test Team                                                                4.50
17 Team Katusha                                                                         
18 Liquigas-Doimo                                                                   5.30
19 Rabobank                                                                         7.30
20 AG2R La Mondiale                                                                     
21 Team Milram                                                                          
22 Fuji - Servetto                                                                  8.18
 
Super team
 
1 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli                                   32 pts
2 Team Saxo Bank                                                                      31
3 ISD-Neri                                                                            29
4 Quickstep                                                                           20
5 Barloworld                                                                          19
6 Garmin - Slipstream                                                                 18
7 LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                                           11
8 Astana                                                                              10
9 Xacobeo Galicia                                                                      9
10 Silence - Lotto                                                                     8
11 Lampre - NGC                                                                        7
12 Bbox Bouygues Telecom                                                               6
13 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                    4
14 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe' Mokambo                                                     3
15 Team Columbia - Highroad                                                            3
16 Cervelo Test Team                                                                    
17 Team Katusha                                                                         
18 Liquigas-Doimo                                                                       
19 Rabobank                                                                             
20 Team Milram                                                                          
21 AG2R La Mondiale                                                                     
22 Fuji - Servetto                                                                      
 
General classification after stage 18
 
1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                  76.40.02
2 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                    0.26
3 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                  2.00
4 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas                                                         3.28
5 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team                                             3.30
6 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                      4.32
7 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad                                     7.05
8 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                             8.03
9 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale                                             9.58
10 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                          10.33
11 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                             11.09
12 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana                                                    12.17
13 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana                                                  14.03
14 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                             14.34
15 Jose Serpa (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                14.44
16 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                              16.10
17 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                      16.43
18 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana                                                    25.33
19 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            25.34
20 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                            27.31
21 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                            29.48
22 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                         34.13
23 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli         35.18
24 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  39.24
25 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                           41.11
26 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank                                                  42.00
27 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           43.12
28 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                46.53
29 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          46.58
30 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram                                              52.13
31 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana                                                     56.52
32 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli         57.24
33 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                                             58.00
34 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                                     1.03.16
35 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha                                              1.05.07
36 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team                                         1.05.37
37 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  1.12.58
38 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli    1.15.02
39 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale                                      1.15.23
40 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team                                         1.18.17
41 Iker Camano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                               1.18.31
42 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto                                        1.19.03
43 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                         1.19.44
44 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha                                              1.20.31
45 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank                                                1.22.20
46 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank                                               1.22.21
47 Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD                                                   1.22.26
48 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas                                                1.23.12
49 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team                                      1.25.41
50 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                          1.27.15
51 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                           1.28.37
52 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                                            1.29.03
53 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana                                                1.31.48
54 Jure Golcer (Slo) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                   1.32.14
55 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team                                        1.36.34
56 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                                1.37.17
57 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                           1.37.34
58 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                           1.39.00
59 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                               1.46.23
60 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                       1.46.51
61 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                      1.51.27
62 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas                                                 1.55.10
63 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                   1.55.11
64 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream                                     1.55.59
65 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                       1.56.33
66 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                                1.56.37
67 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli      1.58.01
68 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                         1.58.06
69 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank                                          1.59.26
70 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne                                       2.04.30
71 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha                                               2.05.48
72 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                   2.06.21
73 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                         2.08.17
74 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                        2.08.56
75 Francesco De Bonis (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli      2.09.35
76 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                         2.10.26
77 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Barloworld                                            2.11.35
78 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                   2.11.50
79 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                 2.12.34
80 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                               2.14.06
81 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli    2.19.26
82 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                              2.20.21
83 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                    2.21.05
84 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                           2.21.39
85 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team                                   2.24.48
86 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                           2.27.10
87 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                            2.27.18
88 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                    2.27.20
89 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                     2.27.34
90 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                       2.29.31
91 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                   2.30.35
92 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana                                                   2.31.44
93 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            2.33.03
94 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                         2.34.24
95 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                               2.36.41
96 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto                                          2.37.19
97 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas                                                2.39.31
98 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                               2.40.05
99 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank                                               
100 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                         2.40.15
101 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                          2.42.51
102 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                         2.43.46
103 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                 2.44.03
104 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld                                            2.44.10
105 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                              2.45.25
106 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                              2.46.11
107 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                      2.47.14
108 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank                                            2.48.01
109 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD                                                   2.52.24
110 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                       2.52.44
111 Ted King (USA) Cervelo Test Team                                             2.56.48
112 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas                                            2.57.17
113 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha                                               2.59.18
114 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                   2.59.21
115 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                                 3.00.04
116 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                                        3.00.22
117 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                         3.01.04
118 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            3.03.23
119 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                            3.03.39
120 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha                                           3.05.13
121 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                                         3.05.16
122 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                          3.07.54
123 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                 3.08.12
124 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto                                          3.08.38
125 Delio Ferandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                         3.10.33
126 Diego Caccia (Ita) Barloworld                                                3.11.00
127 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                        3.11.10
128 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                 3.12.00
129 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                        3.15.34
130 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                            3.17.58
131 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia - Highroad                                 3.19.32
132 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                3.20.57
133 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank                                            3.24.39
134 Guillaume le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                               3.26.48
135 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                             3.28.59
136 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank                                               3.29.31
137 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                              3.29.37
138 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                     3.33.29
139 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream                                        3.33.43
140 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha                                            3.33.52
141 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                   3.35.52
142 Luca Barla (Ita) Team Milram                                                 3.36.49
143 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                             3.37.57
144 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step                                              3.38.43
145 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                               3.40.24
146 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                         3.40.45
147 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                        3.41.23
148 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                       3.41.26
149 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                    3.43.00
150 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                     3.43.34
151 Julien Belgy (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                     3.43.57
152 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                         3.44.24
153 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank                                         3.44.53
154 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                             3.46.23
155 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                        3.47.02
156 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                                          3.47.24
157 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram                                             3.47.45
158 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD                                                       3.48.11
159 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                            3.48.14
160 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                    3.48.16
161 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                 3.48.39
162 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                 3.49.00
163 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                           3.51.02
164 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                      3.55.31
165 Saďd Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                      3.57.40
166 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank                                                 3.59.34
167 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                          4.01.34
168 Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                               4.02.02
169 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram                                              4.02.19
170 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                        4.10.02
171 Evgeny Sokolov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                   4.18.53
 
Points classification
 
1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                     146 pts
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                       113
3 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                   103
4 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                              101
5 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 96
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                                 78
7 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                        68
8 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              64
9 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas                                                           62
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team                                              61
11 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                       60
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad                                      55
13 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            48
14 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                                  47
15 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                        44
16 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                     37
17 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                       35
18 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                       33
19 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                                33
20 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale                                              31
21 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                     31
22 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                 30
23 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                             30
24 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                               29
25 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                            29
26 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                    29
27 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                               27
28 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                              27
29 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team                                              25
30 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne                                            25
31 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team                                              24
32 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                              23
33 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram                                                   22
34 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              21
35 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           21
36 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank                                                  21
37 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli         20
38 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                                     20
39 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                               20
40 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                           20
41 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli            19
42 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli         19
43 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana                                                       18
44 Jose Serpa (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                   18
45 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                       18
46 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                   17
47 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                       16
48 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                              16
49 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team                                             16
50 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                                    16
51 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                               16
52 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                        14
53 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana                                                     14
54 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana                                                       14
55 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                   14
56 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                        14
57 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha                                                     14
58 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                         13
59 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank                                               13
60 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                            11
61 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                10
62 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                                                10
63 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step                                                    10
64 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                                10
65 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram                                                  9
66 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas                                                      9
67 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream                                           9
68 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank                                                9
69 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                                    9
70 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                  8
71 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank                                                     7
72 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                 7
73 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                  7
74 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                                    7
75 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto                                              6
76 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                                 6
77 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 6
78 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas                                                      6
79 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                            6
80 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                                           5
81 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                                               5
82 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                             4
83 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          4
84 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                           4
85 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                               4
86 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                    4
87 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                   4
88 Francesco De Bonis (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli            3
89 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                 3
90 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto                                                 3
91 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli             2
92 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank                                                      2
93 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                            2
94 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                                     2
95 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                              2
96 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                1
97 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD                                                          1
98 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                          1
99 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                   1
100 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                  1
101 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia - Highroad                                       1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                               61 pts
2 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                             39
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                      39
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                        37
5 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                    28
6 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              24
7 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                         24
8 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team                                               15
9 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team                                               15
10 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                               14
11 Francesco De Bonis (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           13
12 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           12
13 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                11
14 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli            11
15 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas                                                          10
16 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                        8
17 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                    8
18 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne                                             8
19 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana                                                      7
20 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                    7
21 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          7
22 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          6
23 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana                                                        6
24 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                      6
25 Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD                                                         6
26 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                             6
27 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                                 5
28 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                              5
29 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                 4
30 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                                      4
31 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                     4
32 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                            4
33 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                                    4
34 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                                                 3
35 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                        3
36 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                                 3
37 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team                                               3
38 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                               3
39 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team                                              3
40 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                                      3
41 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                         3
42 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                                2
43 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               2
44 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto                                                2
45 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                                     2
46 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                               2
47 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                 1
48 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                               1
49 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                        1
50 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank                                                     1
51 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                               1
52 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                            1
53 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                        1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                           76.54.36
2 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                        2.09
3 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                             15.14
4 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          20.44
5 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   24.50
6 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                                              43.26
7 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                                        48.42
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                                 1.22.43
9 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                            1.23.00
10 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                      1.36.53
11 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas                                                 1.40.36
12 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                   1.40.37
13 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                       1.41.59
14 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                         1.43.32
15 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                         1.55.52
16 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Barloworld                                            1.57.01
17 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                 1.58.00
18 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                              2.05.47
19 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                    2.06.31
20 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team                                   2.10.14
21 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                           2.12.36
22 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                           2.28.17
23 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                             2.49.05
24 Delio Ferandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                          2.55.59
25 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                  2.57.26
26 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                         3.01.00
27 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                             3.03.24
28 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank                                             3.10.05
29 Guillaume le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                3.12.14
30 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                              3.14.25
31 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank                                                3.14.57
32 Luca Barla (Ita) Team Milram                                                  3.22.15
33 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                         3.26.49
34 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                        3.26.52
35 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                     3.28.26
36 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                              3.31.49
37 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD                                                        3.33.37
38 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                             3.33.40
39 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                       3.40.57
40 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank                                                  3.45.00
41 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                           3.47.00
42 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                         3.55.28
43 Evgeny Sokolov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                    4.04.19
 
T.V. Classification
 
1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                         25 pts
2 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                        15
3 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne                                             10
4 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                        10
5 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                               10
6 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                          8
7 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               7
8 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                              7
9 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                                  7
10 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                     6
11 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                                    6
12 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 5
13 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                               5
14 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                                   5
15 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana                                                      4
16 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                             4
17 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                               4
18 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                                      4
19 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                                 4
20 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 4
21 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas                                                      4
22 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD                                                          4
23 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                            4
24 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                                 3
25 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                 3
26 Jose Serpa (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                    3
27 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                3
28 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team                                               3
29 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank                                                     3
30 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team                                              3
31 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                             3
32 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          3
33 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                           3
34 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                               3
35 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                   3
36 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                    2
37 Francesco De Bonis (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli            2
38 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                 2
39 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha                                                      2
40 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                    2
41 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                      2
42 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  1
43 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli             1
44 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                        1
45 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                            1
46 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step                                                     1
47 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                               1
48 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                              1
 
Combativity classification
 
1 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                               39 pts
2 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                         36
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                      33
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli              31
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                        30
6 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                    27
7 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 26
8 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                             23
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                                 19
10 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                       17
11 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne                                            14
12 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                       14
13 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                       11
14 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                               11
15 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                    11
16 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            11
17 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                       10
18 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                        10
19 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                              10
20 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team                                              10
21 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                     10
22 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team                                               9
23 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          9
24 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                                   9
25 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                                      9
26 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                                 9
27 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas                                                           8
28 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana                                                      8
29 Francesco De Bonis (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli            8
30 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                                    8
31 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  7
32 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                             7
33 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                                7
34 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli             7
35 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                                 7
36 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          7
37 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                 7
38 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team                                               6
39 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                    6
40 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team                                              6
41 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli            6
42 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha                                                      6
43 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                        5
44 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                                 5
45 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                                 4
46 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                      4
47 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                               4
48 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                    4
49 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank                                                     4
50 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 4
51 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas                                                      4
52 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD                                                          4
53 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                        4
54 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                                4
55 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                            4
56 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad                                       3
57 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana                                                        3
58 Jose Serpa (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                    3
59 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana                                                        3
60 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                                                 3
61 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                            3
62 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                           3
63 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                              3
64 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                               3
65 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                   3
66 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                               3
67 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                                 2
68 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               2
69 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                               2
70 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                         2
71 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          2
72 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                                2
73 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank                                                   2
74 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                    2
75 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                            2
76 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                              1
77 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                          1
78 Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD                                                         1
79 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                                      1
80 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                                     1
81 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                                     1
82 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step                                                     1
83 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                              1
84 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank                                                1
 
Azzurri d'Italia classification
 
1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                      13 pts
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                        11
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 11
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               8
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  8
6 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                     7
7 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                5
8 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team                                                4
9 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   4
10 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          4
11 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team                                               4
12 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                        2
13 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team                                               2
14 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                     2
15 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                             2
16 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli            2
17 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                        2
18 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                      2
19 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                      1
20 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                        1
21 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha                                                      1
22 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                        1
23 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                                1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Astana                                                                       229.35.11
2 Team Columbia - Highroad                                                         17.12
3 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli                                23.52
4 Liquigas-Doimo                                                                   29.57
5 Lampre - NGC                                                                     54.18
6 Cervelo Test Team                                                              1.06.21
7 Caisse d'Epargne                                                               1.06.56
8 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe' Mokambo                                                1.12.00
9 LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                                      1.37.52
10 Rabobank                                                                      1.39.28
11 AG2R La Mondiale                                                              2.06.27
12 Barloworld                                                                    2.24.52
13 Quickstep                                                                     2.25.50
14 Team Saxo Bank                                                                2.47.53
15 ISD-Neri                                                                      3.05.42
16 Fuji - Servetto                                                               3.12.59
17 Xacobeo Galicia                                                               3.17.35
18 Team Katusha                                                                  3.22.08
19 Silence - Lotto                                                               3.42.57
20 Team Milram                                                                   6.03.38
21 Bbox Bouygues Telecom                                                         6.08.57
22 Garmin - Slipstream                                                           6.12.07
 
Super Team classification
 
1 Team Columbia - Highroad                                                           358 pts
2 LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                                          275
3 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli                                  245
4 Liquigas-Doimo                                                                     244
5 Lampre - NGC                                                                       232
6 Astana                                                                             216
7 Quickstep                                                                          182
8 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe' Mokambo                                                    174
9 Cervelo Test Team                                                                  152
10 Team Katusha                                                                      144
11 Rabobank                                                                          143
12 ISD-Neri                                                                          133
13 Barloworld                                                                        127
14 Team Saxo Bank                                                                    124
15 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                  118
16 AG2R La Mondiale                                                                  111
17 Garmin - Slipstream                                                               110
18 Team Milram                                                                        81
19 Fuji - Servetto                                                                    72
20 Xacobeo Galicia                                                                    55
21 Silence - Lotto                                                                    43
22 Bbox Bouygues Telecom                                                              21
 
Fair play classification
 
1 Quickstep                                                                             
2 Silence - Lotto                                                                       
3 Xacobeo Galicia                                                                      3 pts
4 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe' Mokambo                                                      5
5 Cervelo Test Team                                                                   10
6 Liquigas-Doimo                                                                      25
7 Team Columbia - Highroad                                                            25
8 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                    25
9 Team Saxo Bank                                                                      28
10 Astana                                                                             30
11 LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                                          45
12 AG2R La Mondiale                                                                   70
13 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli                                  70
14 Barloworld                                                                         95
15 Fuji - Servetto                                                                    95
16 Team Katusha                                                                      100
17 Garmin - Slipstream                                                               100
18 ISD-Neri                                                                          128
19 Team Milram                                                                       135
20 Bbox Bouygues Telecom                                                             152
21 Rabobank                                                                          245
22 Lampre - NGC                                                                      270


        

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