They can see the gigantic form of Vesuvius waiting for them across the Golfo di Napoli (Bay of Naples). Yesterday Stefano Garzelli was lamenting (I think cursed might be a better translation for maledetto) his terrible day on the stage 5 ascent to Alpi di Susi where he lost almost 7 minutes. The break is down to 13. Di Luca keep attacking and can't drop Menchov. That's a lot of distance to close in such a short time. Di luca remains the Maglia Rosa. Leipheimer is in the front chase with Basso and De Luca. He's now hunting Popovych. An LPR rider is leading Di Luca with Leipheimer on his wheel. 53 km to go: On an unclassified climb, the Solto Collina, Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) has taken off. Obviously he wants to stay out of trouble on the fast, wet roads. Riders in the break are in their small front rings. He's now finally got a real gap now on Menchov and Di Luca. 25 km to go: The gap to Schroder (Milram) is still 1min 45sec. Mixed terrain. Now a fast descent and the ride to the top of Monte Petrano. After a day of pounding in the heat the LPR guys look pretty grim-faced. The gap is 2min 3sec. Tiralongo has caught Agnoli. The Pra Martino climb has started for the breakaway. The peloton sticks to them. 20 km to go: Through Ponte a Signa. Rabobank still at the front of the peloton and seemingly unworried about the break. I'll bet catching them will be difficult if not imposible. Di Luca is doing better than one would have thought. In the peloton Liquigas is moving to the front. Now the gap is 1min. Weather at Naples at 1:30 PM, local time: 70F (21C) and sunny, wind from the ENE at 5 mph (8kph). May 20, Wednesday: Stage 11, Torino - Arenzano (Genova), 214 km. google_ad_height = 250; Forecast is for sunshine later in the day and a high of 89F (32C). 75 km to go: The break is getting reeled in. 94 km to go: No one is trying for glory. there he is, a few riders back. Weather at Pescara at 1:00 PM local time: 84F (29C), sunny with wind from the north at 7 mph (11 kph). Sastre is riding like a rocket. 5 km to go: Popovych is still way out in front. They are caught. Basso goes after him while Menchov and Di Luca stay together. Km 147: At the Felbertauren KOM, the lead grew to 8min 24sec. In the break Andriy Grivko and Giovanni Visconti have been doing the lion's share of the work. Basso is sitting in third place. The average speed for the first hour was 46.10 kph. The peloton is strung out into a long line. Di Luca is a few meters ahead of the chasers and has almost caught Pellizotti. The break's lead is down to 2min 38sec. Menchov crashed on wet cobbles in the final kilometers but remounted immediately and was able to preserve his lead. Garcia is 29sec behind him. De ronde ging van start met een ploegentijdrit van 20 kilometer in Venetië. Popovych is dropped but is not giving up. There haven't been any breakaways so far. Weather at Genoa at 12:30 local time: A nice day for a bike race. They're caught. Comix 10 km to go: The lead is now 1min 41sec. Km 13: The race has reached Pescara, Di Luca's home town. 59 km to go: Looks like the pack doesn't want to catch the break too soon. L’edizione numero 101 è stata quella della ripartenza con sorpresa: per la prima volta un Grande Giro è scattato fuori dall’Europa per concludersi a Roma, come era accaduto soltanto 3 volte, nel 1911, nel 1950 e nel 2009. Cunego is 9min 43sec down on GC. Gap is 2min on the button. Other Races Michele Scarponi, who crashed earlier, gets a new bike and a new jersey. In the peloton there is a lot of movng up, bustling for position before the start of the climb. 10:05 AM Eastern Time: Third check point at 44.5 kilometers. The average speed for the second hour was 38.80 kph. 7 km to go: Sastre is in the front group but Lovkvist has missed the move. Now they are starting again. Km 24: Voigt and Devenyns have been caught. 26 km to go: The crest of Monte Trebbio, the last climb of the day: The break has shattered and now it's Pauwels and Bertagnolli at the very front. There are some really good riders in the break. De Russische wielrenner Denis Mensjov van het Nederlandse team Rabobank won de Ronde van Italië 2009 met een … All the major GC contenders are with Menchov. Still Columbia and Garmin at the front of the pack. Final kilometer: Scarponi about has it. They'll have to catch the break if he's going to win. 4 km to go: Liquigas is at the front. He's 10 seconds ahead. Pellizotti takes second and then I think Menchov. 25 km to go: Krivtsov and Facci are looking gassed. Now it's only 30sec. Garzelli is in trouble as well. Km 90, 85 km to go: As the pack goes through Capannori, Garmin and Columbia are at the front of the peloton, looking after their chances for a sprint finish in Florence. 10 km to go: In Benevento. Di Luca and Armstrong are at the front, chatting with teammates. Edvald Boasson Hagen took the field sprint. Di Luca has moved up to second place in the peloton. Belgians are unhappy with the Cervelo team after yesterday. 59 km to go: In the break, De Bonis still leads with Scarponi right behind him. More riders are close to the break. The pack just passed the road sign with the turn to the Turchino. 45 km to go, on the Catria ascent: Cunego accelerated and Scarponi couldn't take it. Voigt's lead is 30 seconds. They've kept the gap at about 1min 40sec. In the pack Armstrong is wearing his race face, he's taken off his sunglasses. 7 km to go: Voigt attacks and drops Bellotti. They have 4min 35sec. The peloton is a long line. Menchov and company are closing the gap to Basso. Garzelli had moved behind the LPR guys with one of his teammates at the front. Km 118: Levi Leipheimer crashed but was up and quickly got a new bike and rejoined the pack. Garcia is the best place rider at only 1hr 29min down on GC. Gap is 4min 10sec. 2008 Giro D'Italia 91st edition: May 10 - June 1, 2008 Results, stages with running GC, maps, stage profiles, startlist with backnumbers. Individual time trial over mixed terrain. 25 km to go: Garzelli waited for Grivko and Visconti. Leipheimer has a mechanical!!! High mountains with a hilltop finish. 13 km to go: Sorry for the silence, my computer froze. Di Luca, who had a flat, was a further minute behind. 10:40 AM Eastern USA time: All have gone through the second check point at km 34.5. Armstrong has been gapped but is fighting to get back on. Armstrong is leading the pack at 63 kph. 12 km to go: Bertolini has been caught by Brut, Hunter, Vigano and Boasson Hagen . Pack is really compact. Km 86, 75 km to go: Lead is 5min 5sec. 7 km to go: 2min. 60% chance of light rain in the early evening. Obviously the pack has decided to take it easy. Grivko is still dangling in no man's land. google_ad_slot = "2395833724"; Scopri qual'è il percorso del giro d'Italia 2013, segui tutte le tappe con la Gazzetta dello Sport. 2 km to go: Sastre then Basso at 24sec. Several riders including Horner, Garzelli and Cunego are within 10 seocnds of the break. The gap is 4min 5sec. Gap is 3min 55sec. Ronde van Italië 2020 - virtueel: Parcours Ronde van Italië 2020 - virtueel: Deelnemers Giro d'Italia: Winnaars en records Doe mee met het Giro Wielerspel met €18.000 aan prijzen! A total of 198 riders from 22 teams entered the 21-stage race, which was won by Colombian Nairo Quintana of the Movistar Team team. Here's the break: Christopher Froome (Barloworld), Vasili Kiryienka (Caisse d'Epargne), Francsco Gavazzi (Lampre), Franesco Reda (Quick Step), Rubens Bertogliati (Serramenti PVC), Evgeni Petrov (Katusha), Eduard Vorganov (Xacobeo), Simon Gerrans (Cervelo), Guillame Bonnafond (Ag2R), Giampaolo Cheula (Barloworld), Philip Deignan (Cervelo), Giovanni Visconti (ISD), Andriy Grivko (ISD). Astana seems to be moving up now. Mixed terrain. The LPR team is looking around. Ignatiev and Scarselli are close to being caught. Sastre is chasing now. May 21, Thursday: Stage 12, Sestri Levante - Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre), 60.6 km. Km 152: Stefano Garzelli went over Moncenisio alone with Juan Mauricio Soler chasing about a minute back. Km 208: Grivko/Visconti are 3min 35sec behind Garzelli. Rabobank seems to have taken their collective feet off the gas, probably a sportsmanlike move to let Leipheimer get back on. It's come together again. LPR still at the front of the peloton. google_ad_slot = "0004268070"; The riders who want to take on Menchov will need the entire ascent to get enough time. Km 100, 61 to go: The gap is out to 5min 26sec. 5 km to go: Bertagnolli has Lars Ytting Bak, Pauwels, Marzano and Pinotti about a half-minute behind him. The fugutives from the break seem to have made their move stick. Di Luca got it just right as he wins the monster stage. Km 58: Now it looks like Yaroslav Popovych, Danny Pate, Gabriele Bosisio and Michele Scarponi have put together a break. Wind from SSW at 5 to 10 mph (8 to 15 kph). 12 km to go: Voigt and Bellotti have dropped De Bonis. Giro d'Italia director calls for 'sanctions' on Jumbo-Visma and EF Pro Cycling after COVID-19 dispute. The others closed back up. 6 km to go: Sastre attacks again. They'll go in 1-minute intervals in reverse GC order until the final 20, who'll be spaced out with 3-minute gaps. No one could come around the British speedster. He'll need that gap for the ascent, he was showing real weakness on the Catria climb. Looks like a well organized break, each rider taking short pulls. He certainly proved he had the chops yesterday when he outsprinted Di Luca and Menchov at Blockhaus. Petacchi wins the stage, Cavendish was second.. Cavendish should remain the Maglia Rosa. 35 km to go: Marzano has caught Isaichev and then dropped him. Il Giro d'Italia 2009, novantaduesima edizione della "Corsa Rosa", si è svolto in 21 tappe dal 9 al 31 maggio 2009, per un totale di 3 456 km, ed è stato vinto dal russo Denis Men'šov Indice 1 Percorso What a race!! The average speed for the second hour is 44.90 kph. There isn't a level or straight meter of pavement on the Amalfi Road. LPR is relentless. The peloton is coming back together after the climb. Stage 1 (TTT): Lido di Venezia > Lido di Venezia - Stage Result Saturday 9th May 2009. Astana has left the Trek and Nike and one Kazakh company's logos on their jerseys because they have paid. There is a 70% chance of rain in the afternoon. Km 116: The break of 10 has a lead of 4min 12sec. He picked up a lot of water bottles while waiting for the peloton and handed them out to his teammates at the crest of the Nerone. May 15, Friday: Stage 7, Innsbruck (Austria) - Chiavenna, 244 km. Gap remains at 2min. This is a high-quality break of 8 extremely motivated racers. The break is going 53kph and the pack is traveling at 51kph. 6 km to go: Astana has moved to the front. The Cardenas group looks like its working very well together. The finish: All together for the sprint. 8 km to go: 23sec. 67 km to go: Everyone has passed thorugh the feed zone. 13sec now. Schroder is caught. I wonder if Di Luca, a good sprinter, is going to try for the bonus seconds in the intermediate sprints. By the way, in the Giro there is no Hors Category climb. Grivko/Visconti have closed to within about a minute of Garzelli. Garzelli is indeed leading Basso on the descent. The Maglia Rosa group looks like about 25-30 riders strong. Weather: At 3:30 PM local time, 70F (21C), clouds, wind at 3 mph (5kph) from the east. LPR rider Spezialetti is still doing all the work to lead the Maglia Rosa group. Chapette's law says he'll get caught close to the end: in the closing stages of a race a determined peloton will chase down a break and close in at the rate of 1 minute per 10 kilometers traveled. Leipheimer seems to be on the back of the Maglia Rosa group. Kiryienka took the uncontested sprint. 25 km to go: Gap is 3min even. The peloton broke up into two pieces on the climb, separated by 40 seconds. 4 km to go: Popovich attacks the pack near the top of the Bergamo climbs. At Villamagna, the lead has stretched out to 3min 5sec. 67 km to go: Out of Positano, after the feed zone, the race climbs the Picco Sant'Angelo. A couple of Katusha riders went to the front and it speeded up. Basso and Pellizotti clearly have plans. The lead is down to 2min 2sec. Rumors are that not all the teams are happy with the slow-down. 35 km to go: The gap went down 7sec, it's now 3min 50sec. The speed has come up a tad. Sastre, Leipheimer, Lovkvist, Soler, Cunego, Basso, Di Luca are still up front. So the two category 2 climbs in today's stage, the Eremo (first climb) and Trebbio (last climb), would be roughly the same as Tour de France cat 1 ascents. The break is going 46 kph while the chasing peloton is screaming along at 52 kph. by CyclingTips . 16 km to go: At the Pontecchio Marconi intermediate sprint. He still has the San Carlo climb in front of him. Horner tore a leg muscle when he crashed in stage 10. None are GC threats. Armstrong is dropped. The gap has come down to 4 minutes. Weather at Sestriere at 1:00 PM: Sunny, 62F (17C) with the wind from the west at 7 mph (10 kph). Sastre is doing all the work of leading Basso up the volcano. 172 riders departed today. Liquigas is fighting to get to the front. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) took the Maloja KOM sprint. Team manager Johan Bruyneel said, "..we don't want to pretend as if everything is OK. 25 km to go: Marzano has 20sec. //-->, 2008 Giro | 2010 Giro | Giro d'Italia database | stages and results| teams and startlist | Final GC, Preliminaries | Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5 | Stage 6 | Stage 7 | Stage 8 | Stage 9 | Rest Day 1 | Stage 10 | Stage 11 | Stage 12 | Stage 13 | Stage 14 | Stage 15 | Stage 16 | Rest Day 2 | Stage 17 | Stage 18 | Stage 19 | Stage 20 | Stage 21, Final 2009 Giro d'Italia General Classification. Menchov closes up with Basso. I just saw him sitting on the back. Start list: Team time trial start times in Italian local time. Filippo Pozatto, who crashed earlier, is off the back. Philippe Gilbert goes with Thomas Voeckler on his wheel. 3 km to go: Grivko has 6sec. Looks like Pellizotti took the field sprint. google_ad_width = 728; The break has 43 seconds. Their lead is 3min 50sec. The finish: Sastre takes it. Pellizotti counters but can't get away from Di Luca. There are 20 riders chasing the now 5-man Popovych group. 6 km to go: They aren't catching Pellizotti. May 9, 2009. The peloton is a long single file. Km 83: Now the the leaders' advantage is 3min 45sec. 25 km to go: So here's the situation: Scarponi then Kiryienka @ 11sec then Bonnafon/Gatto (I think) @ 1min 33sec and the Maglia Rosa group @ 2min 26sec. Katusha is helping Quick Step with the chase. Garzelli has recaught Menchov and Di Luca. 31 km to go: Most of the pack is descending with caution. Voeckler himself has been yo-yoing off the back of the break. 60 km to go: Lampre looks like it is doing a team time trial at the front of the peloton. A small group with Armstrong went over a few seconds after the Maglia Rosa group. Average speed for the race so far is 34.311 kph. Giro d'Italia 2009 var den 92. udgave af Giro d'Italia, en af cykelsportens Grand Tours.Løbet blev kørt fra 9. til 31. maj 2009, og markerede 100-års-jubilæet for løbets første udgave. The break and the pack are both on the San Carlo. The riders in the pack are elbowing each other for position. They clearly want Di Luca to win the stage and get the bonus seconds. Km 10: As the peloton goes through Sanbuceto, Bouygues Telecom escape artist Thomas Voeckler has decided to test his luck on a break. Km 106: The Giro has arrived in Austria. The break riders: Johann Tschopp, Dario Cataldo, Giovanni Visconti, Evgeni Petrov, Serge Pauwels, Carlos Ochoa, Jelle Venendert, Hector Gonzalez, David Lopez Garcia and Eduard Vorganov. De laatste etappe was een individuele tijdrit van 14,4 kilometer in de straten van de Italiaanse hoofdstad Rome. The race just went over the 5-hour mark and the hardest part is still to come. //-->, Tour de France 2 km to go: LPR leads up the hill. La seconda tappa del Giro d’Italia 2009 è stata vinta in volata da Alessando Petacchi: La corsa lunga 156 Km è partita da Jesolo, si è conclusa a Trieste e i risultati non hanno fatto cambiare la maglia a Cavendish che giunto al secondo posto nella tappa è rimasto con la maglia rosa guadagnata alla prima prova del 9 maggio. He's got 20sec. Garmin and Milram riders are at the front of the pack. Sastre has clawed his way back to the lead group. Food 50 km to go: the average speed for the stage so far is 39.831. So is Di Luca. LPR's efforts at the front of the peloton are starting to pay off. The LPR team of Maglia Rosa Danilo Di Luca is leading the field. Now Cunego is off. That's a small lead for so far to go. The average speed for the first hour was 46.2 km/hr. It looks like the break is work well together. The 4 riders will be caught. Garzelli had been caught by the peloton but now he goes again. ISD rider Dymitro Grabovsky has clawed his way up to the Popovych group. Km 200, 1 km from the Sestriere summit: Garzelli has 6min 20sec on the Maglia Rosa group. WVcycling.com - Fuji-Servetto via TAS ook naar Tour en Giro? All 3 of the break riders are taking their turns at the front, taking short pulls. Basso actually looks like he's working. There is still about a minute between Basso and Di Luca/Menchov. Garzelli, Menchov and the others are at or near the front. Garzelli was first over the Colle del Gallo. The finish: Brut went first but Bertolini went by him. 11 km to go: Popovych has just gone through Cagli 18 seconds ahead of Cunego. The pack is about 20sec back. Km 102: At the feed zone in Cassino the gap is 3min 15sec. Forecast for the afternoon is for a high of 81F (27C) and a 60% chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. The peloton, which has shed a lot of riders is about 3min behind Garzelli. While Rabobank was leading up the climb the peloton was rather compact. Bad time. At the 16th kilometer Yuri Kirvtsov (Ag2R) and Mauro Facci (Quick Step) attacked. Average speed of the race so far, 44 kph. The lead has stretched back out to 2min 20sec. An intermediate sprint came and Visconti won it. May 11, Monday: Stage 3, Grado - Valdobbiadene, 200 km. The peloton is strung out from the high speed of the chase. Juan Mauricio Soler takes off. May 17, Sunday: Stage 9, Milano Show 100, 163 km. Will they be caught in time for the intermediate sprint at Frosinine? Cervelo rider Simon Gerrans goes to the front and ups the pace still more. the gap has stretched out to 3min 5sec. Basso is up ahead waiting for his teammate Pellizotti. It will grow as riders take terrible chances to regain the bunch on the descent. Alessandro Petacchi is working at the front of the pelton for Di Luca. Km 28: Gazzetta dello Sport reports that of the 188 starters for today's stage, Chris Horner (Astana) was not among them. 30 km to go: Stangelj turned himself inside out helping on the approach to Monte Trebbio and as soon as the ascent strted, he was dropped. The fog has come back. The finish: Sastre tried to lead it out. Bam!! The finish: Leonardo Bertagnolli takes a superb solo win. The gap is 51sec. The break still has 52sec. They are together now. Mark Cavendish and Yohann Gene crashed but both were up and back in the peloton shortly thereafter. There are no attacks. All riders were given the same time, none had their GC or any other standing changed with this stage. May 16, Saturday: Stage 8, Morbegno - Bergamo, 209 km. Here are a few of them: Yaroslav Popovych (Astana) and Michele Scarponi (Serramenti). At the fourth kilometer 8 riders escaped and they now have a gap to the peloton of 3min. Km 81, 82 km to go: Armstrong has rejoined the peloton. The break is going 50kph, the peloton is racing at 54kph. The race is in Bologna. Km 40: The day's break seems to have been established. At the crest Scarponi is caught by the Maglia Rosa group which went over 3min 12sec after the Cunego group. Liquigas has 4 men at the front followed by Di Luca and Lovkvist. Visit the official website of Giro d'Italia 2020 and discover all the latest updates and info on the route, stages, teams plus the latest news Now it's Sastre, Basso Menchov and Di luca. May 23, Saturday: Stage 14, Campo Bisenzio - Bologna (San Luca), 172 km. The gaps: 37 km to go: Garzelli went through Fenestrelle, about halfway down the mountain. 40 km to go: Pauwels, Visconti Ochoa and Vorganov made it up to the front 4, making a break of 8. Bonnafond and Gatto are in the middle. The duo currently have a 5-minute lead. Da Belfast a Trieste, queste sono le 21 tappe del Giro d'Italia 2014 From Belfast to Trieste, these are the 21 stages of Giro d'Italia 2014 Now his lead has grown to 20sec. The average speed after the second hour is 45.1 kph. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) and Eros Capecchi (Fuji-Servetto) didn't start. There was a crash in the peloton involving Grivko and Astana rider Rubiera and a few others. No, it's not Sastre, it's another Cervelo rider chasing Garzelli and Basso. In the front : Popovych, Cunego, Bosisio and Scaponi. Km 107: The peloton has gone through the feed zone. Weather in nearby La Spezia at 1:00 PM local time: 81F (27C), Mostly sunny with the wind from the southwest at 3 mph (5 kph). Looks like Di Luca had a mechanical, but he's back up in the pack. The race is on the Mongardino climb. He keeps moving up. Now it's 41 kph. May 14, Thursday: Stage 6, Bressanon/Brixen - Mayrhofen (Austria), 248 km. Armstrong is riding second. Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom) is well off the front. At the crest of the Casale: A reduced break without Grivko, among others head down the hill. Cardenas and McCartney were caught and the attacks kept coming. The gap to the Voeckler group is 1min 27sec. 41 km to go: The leaders go through Vico Equense. It was a drag race between Alessandro and Cavendish. Giro Io Ti Amo Il meglio di 100 anni di Giro d'Italia in dvd. The break has been caught. Then come the Rabobank rders and some Liquigas team members. 30 km to go: Liquigas is leading the chase to bring Bertolini back to the pack. Di Luca goes again and again with Menchov on his wheel. It is hot! Flat. Rabobank is doing its duty and riding at the front of the peloton. Garmin-Slipstream and Columbia riders are doing the work of keeping the speed high to keep things together. Maglia Rosa group is 30sec behind Pellizotti. 53 km to go: At Valico La Valletta with the break descending and the peloton climbing, the gap is up to 6min 20sec. 15 km to go: Here we go. Now Marcos Garcia (Xacobeo) has launched himself. They will surely get caught. Thursday, May 7: The teams entered in the Giro were presented to the press. The finish: Di Luca hammered it home. Won by Denis Menchov before Levi Leipheimer (2nd) and Stefano Garzelli (3rd). They have about 15sec. It's 6min 15sec. The peloton is still rather large so the climbers haven't started throwing high heat yet. The type of stage together with the average speed of the winner decided how much time each cyclist would be allowed to finish that stage before being eliminated from the race. 15 km to go: Basso has 19sec on the Menchov group. 10 km to go: Bam!! It's downhill from here. It looks like the GC boys have dropped off. Armstrong and a couple of teammates have moved to the front before the descent. The finish: Boasson Hagen led the sprint out for teammate Mark Cavendish. in zeer goede staat Visconti is still with him. Devenyns and Cheula have almost linked up. May 31, Sunday: Stage 21, Rome 14.4 km individual time trial. Armstrong is still hanging on the back with a couple of teammates. As the afternoon progresses that could increase to 15mph (22 kph). Di Luca is hammering with Menchov on his wheel. Km 24: 181 riders deaprted from Campo Bisenzio at 12:41 local time. Giro d'Italia Store Tutti gli articoli del Giro d'Italia. 6 km to go: 1min 8sec. With nearly all the teams represented in the break, I can't expect Rabobank to get much help today. He won't be doing any work, especially with Cunego in the break. LPR still leads the pack. He looks pretty cooked. No action from the contenders. Simon Gerrans (Cervelo) opened up a huge gap with Christphoer Froome (Barloworld) and takes a clean win. Arsmtrong's postion in the pack is a bit better. 20 km to go: The lead trio still has it in the 150-inch gear, hammering away. Yes, he's there. We're set for a big sprint finish. It will not count for GC and the other various jerseys. Voigt has 1min 20sec. Grivko/Visconti are at 2min 28sec. The road will rise for the next 25km culminating in the Passo del Turchino. Km 102: The break has gone through the feed zone and picked up a little chow. The break's lead is up to 7 minutes. 15 km to go: The speed seems to be going up. Francesco Masciarelli (Acqua & Sapone) s.t. Km 147, 89 km to go: The break is on the Monte Nerone ascent. Leipheimer, Basso and Soler are chasing 12sec back. David Arroyo Duran has caught Simoni. Thomas Voeckler, Giovanni Visconti, Thomas Lovkvist, Constantsin Siutsou, Lars Ytting Bak and Evgeny Petrov are there as well. Chapette's Law says they'll get caught close to the end. No attempts to break away yet. They are surely watching each other rather closely. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) crashed out of the Giro in this stage. Even so, the attacks keep firing off the front. Deze pagina is voor het laatst bewerkt op 28 sep 2020 om 11:38. Find out the latest news, stage reports, race scores and expert analysis from the 2009 Giro d'Italia Stage 21. Contact Flat stage. 20 km to go: 48 seconds. Km 74: LPR is working hard at the front of the peloton which is riding along magnificent Amalfi Coast. Almost immediately after Pauwels sat up Basso was caught and Bertagnolli took a stage that Pauwels might very well have won. Armstrong crosses the line about 3 minutes after Menchov. We'll have to wait for a report on the time gap. Pavel Brut of Katusha is trying his luck, but he's not getting far. Today the Giro will race on the Amalfi Road, one of the most beautiful stretches of pavement in the world. It is really strung out. Menchov is the virtual Maglia Rosa. Garzelli gets his wheel. Deze editie zou oorspronkelijk in mei verreden worden. 52 km to go: The break didn't fight for the St. Moritz intermediate sprint. Armstrong fell on one of sharp corners along the very narrow road. Km 137: I've been asked to stack the updates downward from now on. Armstrong was 6th, 43 seconds slower. When Cavendish could get out and chase, it was too late. The gap is 1min 22sec. Petacchi tried to come by, but just couldn't. That could affect the late starters. 36 km to go: Now it's just Pavel Brutt and Markus Fothen in the lead by 15sec. Scarponi went over the top of the Hochkrimml alone. Bam!! Average speed for the stage so far: 39.483 km/hr. Di Luca is leading the peloton. Sastre has 40 seconds now. Photo Galleries, Glossary, Terms, Lists on his wheel. Order of departure: The first rider off is Bart Dockx (Silence-Lotto) at 12:05 PM local time. Now Lampre rider Tiralongo takes off. He did not alter his jersey. He was a bit hot under the collar over the fact that his LPR team had to do all the chasing yesterday. The fastest average speed projected by the organizers was 38 kph for this stage and La Gazzetta dello Sport says we're ahead of that schedule. Weather in nearby Campobasso: Forecast is for mostly sunny but with a chance of scattered showers, 69F (21C)with the wind from the north at 10 to 15 mph (15 to 25 kph). Now we'll have the tough Monte Trebbio ascent. None of the other teams seem interested in helping LPR. Armstrong and Leipheimer are very close to the front but not making any moves yet. Leipheimer can't go with the move. 30 km to go: Serge Pauwels (Cervelo) is a few seconds ahead of the break on the Colle del Gallo. May 13, Wednesday: Stage 5, San Martino di Castrozza - Alpe di Siusi, 125 km. Di Luca sticks with the Russian. KOM: A Guide to 15 km to go: Now there are 6 Liquigas riders at the front of the pack. 42 km to go: The gap has grown to 2min 30sec. The pack crossed the sprint line 1min 50sec after the break. Garzelli has taken the Green Climber's jersey with his 1st place at the top of Sestriere. He has tagged on to the Maglia Rosa group. Km 121: Milram and Caisse d'Epargne are helping out with the chase. Cataldo has been joined by Lopez-Garcia (Caisse d'Epargne) and Hector Gonzalez (Fuji). Grivko and Visconti have started to close in on Garzelli, 2min 38sec behind him. Never mind, they're caught. Visconti took the intermediate sprint followed by Palumbo. Km 74: This looks like the day's break. The break still has a nice rotating pace line. 3 km to go: Pellizotti goes again. Gap remains 3min 30sec. Cyclingnews.com: The world centre of cycling. May 9, Saturday: Stage 1, Lido di Venezia, 20.5 km. Some news: Angry that they have not been paid for 2 months, the Astana riders blocked out their sponsors' names on their jerseys today. Di Luca is wearing leg warmers as well as arm warmers and clear rain jacket. He's climbing the first hill with a supple, high-cadence pedal stroke that looks familiar. Basso and Garzelli therefore have a lead of 1min 9sec on the the Menchov group. Several important riders got held up in a crash. The Bookstore Pink Jersey Petacchi is well back, of course with the other non-climbers. 22 Teams have been invited to ride the Giro. Jason McCartney is in this lead group. Michele Scarponi tried an earlier break on the climb and has been caught by the front group.