Sunday, May 6, 2012

2012 Giro d'Italia, Stage 2 Results

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, and heir apparent to the throne of Denmark, waved the riders off to start Stage 2 which started and ended in Herning.

The 206 km flat stage presented some risks from windy condition along the 60 km of coastal road but nothing of great significance occurred until 8.1 km from the finish. At that point Taylor Phinney (BMC), the Maglia Rosa, had a small crash that caused his chain to come off leaving him behind as the peloton sped off. By the time his chain was put on the peloton was at 7.8 km. Yesterday, on the same roads, Phinney had to ride to win the pink jersey and today he had to ride to keep it, and he did.

"I just found myself on the ground, having touched wheels and lost balance," Phinney said. "Then I couldn't get my chain back on. So I kind of made a second prologue effort. I was quite scared there for a second that I was going to lose the jersey." With the help of teammates Danilo Wyss and Alessandro Ballan, the former U.S. national time trial champion mounted a furious chase to regain the peloton, which was more than half a minute ahead. He regained contact with the back of the field with 4.6 km to go. "I had a lot of adrenaline going," he said. "You can't really give a sigh of relief once you get to the back of the pack because there could be splits in it. Then there was that crash with 500 meters to go."

Mark Cavendish (Team Sky) won the stage in sprint ahead of Matthew Goss (Orica-GreenEDGE) and Geoffrey Soupe (FDJ-Big Mat) taking third. "There was lots of wind on the coast," Cavindish explained. "We were monitoring things and in control. We had Ian Stannard on the front. He did 150 kilometers alone reeling in the break - he did incredible. The guys were so great and they stayed together. Everybody handled it well and we stayed together as a team. I was really looked after at the finish and kept sheltered. Geraint took me perfect and went exactly when he was supposed to. I was able to come off him and win the stage so I’m very, very happy."

The accident with 500 meters to go was caused by Theo Bos  (Rabobank) when his rear wheel slid in the final corner before the finish causing a large pileup of riders and split the peloton. Katusha's Alexander Kristoff was taken into the barriers by Bos and his face was bloodied.


The last km in detail:

Tomorrow: Stage 3, 190 km flat stage, start and finish in Horsens. Will Cavendish win his 9th Giro stage victory tomorrow?

Top 10 Stage 2:
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 4:53:12
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
3 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda
5 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
6 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team
7 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team
8 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan
9 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
10 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling

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

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