Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012 Giro d'Italia, Stage 16 Results

Basque Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel Euskadi) won the 16th stage, Limone sul Garda – Falzes (173 km), after attacking his nine breakaway companions on the slopes of the final climb to the finish. Finishing 2nd and 3rd were Alessandro De Marchi (Androni Giocattoli Venezuela) and Stef Clement (Rabobank).

The peloton, containing all the GC contenders including Maglia Rosa Rodriguez, were content to let the no-threat-to-GC breakaway go and conserve their energies for tomorrow's stage. The peloton finished almost nine minutes back.

"It's my first victory in a race of this level," said Izaguirre Insausti. "Before this I had one won stage at the Vuelta of Asturias, I am in my second year as a professional. I think a victory in the third week is significant in that it says I can recover very well. Beginning tomorrow I will work for Nieve (ed. note: Mikel Nieve Ituralde currently 18th at 0:04:20) who is riding very strong on the climbs and is pointing to a stage win and can possibly do well on GC."

Race leader Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) had this to say: "Tomorrow will be a stage to gain time. There is a lot of talk about the descents but I believe there will be more attacks on the climbs than the descents. I believe the Giro will be won on the climbs, not on the descents. There is talk about Basso not being a good descender but I believe that anyone that is tired from the climbs will not be able to do a good finishing descent. I think that tomorrow Liquigas will make the race very hard because they have the riders that can make a difference. Surely, it will be them that will make it a hard race."

What Rodrigues is referring to, the 186 km from Falzes to Cortina d'Ampezzo:

Scarponi had this to say: "Tomorrow we'll cover so many climbs, Falzarego, Passo Duran, Forcella Staulanza and Passo Giau. No one can hide. I don't know which climb I like the most, they're all so tough and so exciting at the same time. I know I'll be supported by my very competitive team mates, this will be very important in a stage in which not so many riders will still be in the head group after the first climb. Cunego is riding very well, it will be important to have him by my side".

Cavendish: "My goal is to survive and arrive in Cortina so I can contest the sprint the following day."

It should be a very exciting stage tomorrow.

Highlights from today:



Top 10 Stage 16:
1 Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4:02:00
2 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:16
3 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
4 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:19
5 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:21
6 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:37
7 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp 0:00:43
8 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:45
9 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team
10 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:00:48

GC:
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 69:22:04
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:30
3 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:22
4 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:26
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 0:01:27
6 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:36
7 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:42
8 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:55
9 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:12
10 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:13
11 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:02:56
12 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:16
13 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:03:17
14 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:03:24
15 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
16 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:03:33
17 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:45
18 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:20
19 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:04:45
20 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:31
21 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:35
22 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:07:50
23 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:08:15
24 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:04
25 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:10:09
26 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:10:16
27 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:10:25
28 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:26
29 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10:35
30 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:48
31 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:14
32 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:12:25
33 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 0:14:57
34 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:15:37
35 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 0:15:42
36 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:16:45
37 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:20:00
38 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:20:07
39 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:22:11
40 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:23:46
41 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:24:30
42 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:25:15
43 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:27:22
44 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:29:37
45 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:31:19
46 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:32:42
47 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:35:36
48 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan 0:38:21
49 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:44:36
50 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:45:19
51 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:45:26
52 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team 0:47:45
53 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:48:04
54 Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:48:29
55 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:50:13
56 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:51:47
57 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 0:52:00
58 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank 0:53:57
59 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
60 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 0:55:59
61 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:56:49
62 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:59:23
63 Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 1:01:10
64 Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1:01:27
65 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:03:12
66 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 1:03:30
67 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:04:26
68 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 1:08:48
69 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:13:15
70 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:15:07
71 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:16:54
72 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1:17:39
73 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:18:21
74 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 1:19:36
75 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:19:41
76 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:21:58
77 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 1:22:21
78 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:23:03
79 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:23:10
80 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:24:01
81 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 1:24:19
82 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:24:56
83 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 1:27:14
84 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:29:02
85 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:29:55
86 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:29:56
87 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:31:20
88 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 1:31:37
89 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1:32:05
90 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 1:32:15
91 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 1:36:57
92 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:37:03
93 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1:37:12
94 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:38:09
95 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:38:11
96 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 1:40:11
97 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1:41:21
98 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp 1:42:32
99 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:42:46
100 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp 1:43:47
101 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:44:00
102 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1:44:34
103 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:47:35
104 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:47:36
105 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 1:47:52
106 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:50:22
107 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 1:51:35
108 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:52:27
109 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:52:34
110 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:54:39
111 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:55:27
112 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1:55:57
113 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 1:57:11
114 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Barracuda 1:57:58
115 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:59:04
116 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp 1:59:43
117 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 2:00:58
118 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:02:41
119 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:02:51
120 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 2:02:57
121 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:03:43
122 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:03:46
123 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:03:55
124 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 2:04:19
125 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:04:38
126 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 2:08:23
127 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 2:12:49
128 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 2:15:25
129 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:16:40
130 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 2:18:33
131 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:18:51
132 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2:21:49
133 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale 2:22:35
134 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 2:23:12
135 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:24:03
136 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 2:24:39
137 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 2:25:22
138 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:25:35
139 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:25:49
140 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 2:26:23
141 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:26:47
142 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 2:27:48
143 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 2:27:55
144 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda 2:29:35
145 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2:30:24
146 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:33:16
147 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 2:33:47
148 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda 2:34:36
149 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2:35:44
150 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:36:15
151 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2:37:27
152 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:38:16
153 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:39:52
154 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:41:47
155 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2:41:55
156 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:44:17
157 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 2:45:57
158 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team 2:46:15
159 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 2:47:22
160 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 2:49:06
161 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:51:39
162 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat 2:52:59
163 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 2:53:32
164 Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 2:59:45
165 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda 3:01:38
166 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp 3:02:54
167 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 3:05:42
168 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp 3:06:40
169 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3:13:08
170 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 3:13:56
171 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:17:27
172 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3:22:49
173 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 3:26:31
174 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3:29:45

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