Eighteen Italian riders started in the 100th edition of the Tour de France. After one week, as of today's rest day, there remain sixteen in the race; there have been two withdrawals:
Remaining in race (placement/name/team/time loss from race leader):
27 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:14:27
38 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:22:30
66 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:45:52
68 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:48:42
77 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:52:29
81 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:54:02
86 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:58:42
92 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1:02:29
95 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:04:55
103 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:10:38
105Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:11:52
110Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:14:20
116Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:18:06
121Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:22:31
146 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:37:23
151Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:39:37
Adriano Malori, Lampre-Merida, on stage 7
Matteo Bono, Lampre-Merida, on stage 8
Daminao Cunego, the best hope for a high GC placement, had a disastrous stage 7 saying afterwards, "Not a good day for me, I was aware on the Col du Pailhères that my aims for the overall classification were over. Now it's time to focus all the energies in trying to battle for a stage victory". He finished 14'27" to Froome. I think his grand tour ambitions must be close to an end.
Roberto Ferrari and Daniele Bennati are the best hopes for a sprint stage victory but I don't envy them their task with Cavendish, Kittel, Greipel and Sagan all looking for more victories.
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