Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012 Giro d'Italia, Stage 17 Results, Part II


Rider comments:

Joaquin Rodriguez, Maglia Rosa: "In winning the stage I don't think I've proven to be the strongest. I went well for the entire stage but I don't think I was stronger than Basso. To me he was very strong on the climbs and in addition to me he was able to win today. It's justified to congratulate him on his performance. If Hesjedal does not get dropped the Giro is his. I hope he gets drops sooner or later, I'll do anything for this to happen because he is clearly the best against the clock (referring to the final stage in Milan on Sunday which is an individual time trial).


Michele Scarponi, who was dropped 350 m from the summit of the Passo Giau with cramping was able to get back into the finishing group of 6 with 2 km to go: "The Liquigas team set an incredible pace. After cramping on Giau I wasn't able to handle the first part of the descent. I couldn't pedal, what a pain I had. Luckily I was able to get back. It wasn't easy. Maybe I wasn't properly hydrated, maybe because the warmer temperature respect to the previous days."

Ivan Basso: "We tried to ride a tough stage and the team was outstanding, as always. Purito Rodriguez was excellent. I'm not a good sprinter. We cannot contemplate taking Hejedal to Milan with the standings like this."

Ryder Hesjedal: "I think Scarponi came back at us by following a car and that's a disgrace. I pushed beyond my limits to stay among the leaders. I tried to jump across on the downhill stretch. I could do no more than that."

Rigoberto Uran Uran: "In the finale I managed to catch up with the four leaders. It took me about 5-6 km. It was tough. Now, I'm there (in 5th at 0:02:56). I think there are five of us who can win the Giro."

The top 10 GC:
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 74:46:46
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:30
3 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:22
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:36
5 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:02:56
6 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:04
7 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:03:19
8 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:04:13
9 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:04:38
10 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:04:42

Tomorrow: a 149 km should be (but who knows?) an easy stage before the fireworks on Friday with 4 KoMs to Alpe di Pampeago followed by Saturday with 4 KoMs plus the first time ever mountain top finish at Passo dello Stelvio. Saturday's weather forecast for Passo dello Stelvio is currently 3C with a windchill of 0C, overcast with light rain or mist, possibly snow. The pass is completely open at the moment.

Even in the middle of Summer the Stelvio can have snow, see the Epic Stelvio story in this blog.

Check all the weather instrument readings at Passo dello Stelvio by clicking here. This page also has a webcam button; scroll through the images at the bottom to see the images for the current day.


Stage 18 tomorrow:


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

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