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Maglia rosa on the line in Saturday's time trial

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Cycling News
Published:
May 11, 2013, 8:50 BST,
Updated:
May 11, 2013, 9:55 BST
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First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, May 11, 2013
Bradley Wiggins (Sky) on a treacherous downhill

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) on a treacherous downhill

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Bobridge first rider out of the start house

It will be a high stakes game for the general classification hopefuls at the Giro d'Italia with Saturday's 54.8km individual time trial set to provide the first real selection for the overall.

The fortunes of pre-race favourite Bradley Wiggins (Sky) are likely to be focus of the afternoon, having lost 1:24 to his principal rivals for final overall victory and dropped to 23rd overall, 1:32 off the maglia rosa of Benat Intxausti (Movistar) due to a crash late on Stage 6. The long and technical race against the clock was likely one for the Brit but any after-effects of the crash won't be known until late on Saturday with switchbacks, climbs and cobbles littering the parcours.

"You can have good days and bad days and you have to wait until the end to tot them all up and see where you are," said Sky's team principal Sir David Brailsford following the conclusion of Friday's stage. "It's a setback, but Brad's still very much in the hunt. We've now got to take each day as it comes, focus on fully recovering tonight and hitting the time trial hard tomorrow. We'll see where we are tomorrow night and take stock of the situation then."

Intxausti's stint in the pink is expected to be brief with Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) the best-placed of the overall contenders, five seconds back, three ahead of Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp), 11 ahead of Cadel Evans (BMC), 14 ahead of Robert Gesink (Blanco), 52 ahead of Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) and 1:27 up on Wiggins.

Nibali wasn't too hopeful of his chances saying: "The favourite is Wiggins and I hope I lose the least amount of time possible but I don't want to say how much," while Evans is instead looking for a marker against his rivals.

"It's a really long and really hard and demanding time trial and we really don't have a point of reference of how I am time trialing compared to the other guys," the Australian said. "I will first of all concentrate on doing my best and, of course if I continue to move up on the general classification, that's optimal."

Former Australian under 23 time trial champion and last on general classification Jack Bobridge (Blanco) will be the first rider to leave the start house in Gabicce Mare with riders leaving at one-minute intervals until Katusha's Luca Paolini departs three minutes behind Tom Danielson (Garmin Sharp) at 3.15pm local time.

Giro d'Italia Stage 8 start times

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 12:10:00  
2 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 12:11:00  
3 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 12:12:00  
4 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha 12:13:00  
5 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 12:14:00  
6 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ 12:15:00  
7 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol 12:16:00  
8 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 12:17:00  
9 Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia 12:18:00  
10 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 12:19:00  
11 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 12:20:00  
12 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 12:21:00  
13 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 12:22:00  
14 Tomas Aurelio Gil Martinez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 12:23:00  
15 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12:24:00  
16 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard 12:25:00  
17 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha 12:26:00  
18 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol 12:27:00  
19 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 12:28:00  
20 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano 12:29:00  
21 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia 12:30:00  
22 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 12:31:00  
23 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 12:32:00  
24 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 12:33:00  
25 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 12:34:00  
26 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp 12:35:00  
27 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling 12:36:00  
28 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 12:37:00  
29 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 12:38:00  
30 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 12:39:00  
31 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi 12:40:00  
32 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12:41:00  
33 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 12:42:00  
34 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol 12:43:00  
35 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 12:44:00  
36 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 12:45:00  
37 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 12:46:00  
38 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 12:47:00  
39 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team 12:48:00  
40 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12:49:00  
41 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 12:50:00  
42 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 12:51:00  
43 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12:52:00  
44 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 12:53:00  
45 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 12:54:00  
46 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha 12:55:00  
47 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi 12:56:00  
48 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 12:57:00  
49 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 12:58:00  
50 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 12:59:00  
51 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 13:00:00  
52 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 13:01:00  
53 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ 13:02:00  
54 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 13:03:00  
55 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 13:04:00  
56 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha 13:05:00  
57 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 13:06:00  
58 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 13:07:00  
59 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 13:08:00  
60 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol 13:09:00  
61 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 13:10:00  
62 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 13:11:00  
63 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 13:12:00  
64 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 13:13:00  
65 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 13:14:00  
66 Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 13:15:00  
67 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard 13:16:00  
68 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 13:17:00  
69 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 13:18:00  
70 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 13:19:00  
71 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 13:20:00  
72 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 13:21:00  
73 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling 13:22:00  
74 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ 13:23:00  
75 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 13:24:00  
76 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 13:25:00  
77 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 13:26:00  
78 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 13:27:00  
79 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 13:28:00  
80 Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia 13:29:00  
81 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 13:30:00  
82 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 13:31:00  
83 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 13:32:00  
84 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 13:33:00  
85 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 13:34:00  
86 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 13:35:00  
87 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 13:36:00  
88 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 13:37:00  
89 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 13:38:00  
90 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 13:39:00  
91 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia 13:40:00  
92 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 13:41:00  
93 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 13:42:00  
94 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 13:43:00  
95 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 13:44:00  
96 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 13:45:00  
97 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 13:46:00  
98 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 13:47:00  
99 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol 13:48:00  
100 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp 13:49:00  
101 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol 13:50:00  
102 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 13:51:00  
103 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 13:52:00  
104 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 13:53:00  
105 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 13:54:00  
106 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 13:55:00  
107 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol 13:56:00  
108 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 13:57:00  
109 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 13:58:00  
110 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 13:59:00  
111 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 14:00:00  
112 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 14:01:00  
113 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14:02:00  
114 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 14:03:00  
115 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14:04:00  
116 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14:05:00  
117 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 14:06:00  
118 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 14:07:00  
119 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 14:08:00  
120 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard 14:09:00  
121 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 14:10:00  
122 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 14:11:00  
123 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 14:12:00  
124 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14:13:00  
125 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 14:14:00  
126 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 14:15:00  
127 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling 14:16:00  
128 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 14:17:00  
129 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida 14:18:00  
130 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 14:19:00  
131 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 14:20:00  
132 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14:21:00  
133 Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 14:22:00  
134 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 14:23:00  
135 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia 14:24:00  
136 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 14:25:00  
137 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha 14:26:00  
138 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge 14:27:00  
139 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 14:28:00  
140 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14:29:00  
141 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia 14:30:00  
142 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 14:31:00  
143 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 14:32:00  
144 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia 14:33:00  
145 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 14:34:00  
146 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 14:35:00  
147 Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 14:36:00  
148 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 14:37:00  
149 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 14:38:00  
150 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 14:39:00  
151 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 14:40:00  
152 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp 14:41:00  
153 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 14:42:00  
154 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida 14:43:00  
155 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha 14:44:00  
156 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ 14:45:00  
157 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia 14:46:00  
158 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 14:47:00  
159 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia 14:48:00  
160 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 14:49:00  
161 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard 14:50:00  
162 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 14:51:00  
163 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 14:52:00  
164 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 14:53:00  
165 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 14:54:00  
166 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 14:55:00  
167 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 14:56:00  
168 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 14:57:00  
169 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 14:58:00  
170 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 14:59:00  
171 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 15:00:00  
172 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 15:01:00  
173 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 15:02:00  
174 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 15:03:00  
175 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 15:04:00  
176 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 15:05:00  
177 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 15:06:00  
178 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 15:07:00  
179 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 15:08:00  
180 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 15:09:00  
181 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 15:10:00  
182 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 15:11:00  
183 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 15:12:00  
184 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha 15:13:00  
185 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15:14:00  
186 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 15:15:00  
187 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha 15:18:00  
188 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 15:21:00  
189 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 15:24:00  
190 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 15:27:00  
191 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 15:30:00  
192 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard 15:33:00  
193 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 15:36:00  
194 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 15:39:00  
195 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 15:42:00  
196 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 15:45:00  
197 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 15:48:00  
198 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha 15:51:00  
199 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 15:54:00  
200 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 15:57:00  
201 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 16:00:00  

 

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