Pozzovivo wins 2012 Giro del Trentino

Atapuma wins final stage

Darwin Atapuma raced to victory in the finale of stage four of the 2012 Giro del Trentino at Passo Pordoi, giving Colombia-Coldeportes its first victory on European soil. The Colombian rider overcame heavy snow on the 177km final stage to secure the win, with Colnago-CSF's Domenico Pozzovivo comfortably winning the overall GC after coasting home in third place.

"When I think back to cold we suffered today – I am still shivering,” Pozzovivo said after securing the overall win.

“I found the right rhythm and a rising determination as the Tour progressed. It was important to do well as a team as the Giro d’Italia is coming up very soon and we were immediately comfortable with the team time trial on the opening day.

“My teammates have been busy all day to keep the race closed for me. Lots of riders tried to attack me and it was not always easy to answer. But I never had moments of great crisis and in the end I felt so good that I was also able to attack in the finale."

Pozzovivo led for most of the finale on the mountain finish and for a long time it looked like he would add to yesterday’s stage three victory in Brenzone, which put him into the leader’s jersey after he had under-performed in stage two. But once he realised overall victory was within his grasp he took his foot off the gas and was passed by Atapuma and Carlos Betancur (Acqua & Sapone) within sight of the finish line. Betancur couldn’t counter Atapuma's final push and had to settle for the runner-up spot for the second time in three days.

Atapuma’s win was an historic one for his team, who have finally broken through with a well-deserved maiden victory in Europe, and for the rider himself it was the biggest day of his career to date. The 24-year-old won the Colombian national championship in 2008, but recognition in the form of victory here far outweighs anything he has achieved in the past and will have some bigger teams sitting up and taking notice.

It was Pozzovivo’s first overall victory for two years and a welcome boost for him and his team ahead of the Giro d’Italia, which is less than ten days away. Whether that is enough time to ensure we don’t have a repeat of the dire weather conditions in northern Italy remains to be seen. Snow and wind decimated the peloton in the final phase of the race as the riders climbed higher and higher to the Passo Pordoi summit finish.

The early part of the stage was fairly uneventful, with the bulk of the peloton happy to bide its time behind the two-man breakaway of Brian Vandborg (Spidertech) and Reto Hollenstein (Team NetApp). Things heated up as the weather deteriorated on the final climb to the finish, with the two leaders being engulfed by a chasing pack led by Liquigas-Cannondale’s home-based duo Ivan Basso and Eros Capecchi, who were working for their GC-chasing teammate Sylvester Szmyd. Despite a couple of attacks Pozzovivo was biding his time in comfortable fashion, and with 3km to go he swept into the lead, effectively ending the battle for the overall GC.

As he realised overall victory was in the bag, with his main rivals, Damiano Cunego and Sylvester Szmyd, unable to go with him, Pozzovivo rode within himself for the final kilometre and was passed by Atapuma and Betancur. Cunego eventually came home in fifth position, one place behind Szmyd, but the gap between the pair was wide enough to ensure that Cunego consolidated his GC lead over the Polish rider and finished as overall runner-up.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes4:37:03 
2Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:00:03 
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:06 
4Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:17 
5Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
6José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:00:21 
7Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:30 
8Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana0:01:06 
9Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:01:20 
10Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:27 
11Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:01:37 
12Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:40 
13Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:01:45 
14Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:54 
15John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:03 
16Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:04 
17Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:12 
18Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:17 
19Marc De Maar (AHo) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:21 
20Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:25 
21Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:02:27 
22Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
23Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
24Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:35 
25Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:44 
26Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:02:50 
27Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:03:24 
28Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:03:56 
29Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana0:04:02 
30Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea0:04:12 
31Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:04:35 
32Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:04:38 
33Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:04:47 
34Jason Mccartney (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:04:55 
35Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:04 
36Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:05:28 
37Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:05:33 
38Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:06:07 
39Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:06:15 
40Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp0:06:50 
41Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
42Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
43Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech p/b C100:06:52 
44Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp0:06:53 
45Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:07:05 
46Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:07:10 
47Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
48Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:07:45 
49Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:54 
50Simone Boifava (Ita) Team Idea0:09:43 
51Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named0:10:23 
52Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
53Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:11:19 
54Javier Gonzalez Barrera (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:12:05 
55Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:12:39 
56Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:37 
57Sergio Lagana (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
58Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea  
59Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
60Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
61Fabio Piscopiello (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
62Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
63Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea  
64Flavio De Luna (Mex) Spidertech p/b C10  
65Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
66Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech p/b C10  
67Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
68Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
69Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp  
70Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
71Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
72Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named  
73Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp  
74Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) Team Idea  
75Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
77Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
78Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech p/b C10  
79Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
80Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
81Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
82Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
84Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
85Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp  
86Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
87Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
88Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp  
89Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea  
90Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar  
91Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
92William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
93Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:13:46 
94Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:14:27 
95Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:15:50 
96Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
97Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:16:18 
98Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
99Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp  
100Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
101Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
102Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea  
103Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
104Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
105Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFCarlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
DNFMatthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFLuca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
DNFOmar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
DNFDavid Boily (Can) Spidertech p/b C10  
DNFLuca Barla (Ita) Team Idea  
DNSMatthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD  
DNSStiven Fanelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
Intermediate Sprint - Cembra
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C106 pts
2Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp4 
3Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea2 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 1) - Passo Pordoi
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes6 pts
2Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone4 
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Androni Giocattoli13:54:27 
2Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:33 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:01:59 
4Pro Team Astana0:03:35 
5Colombia - Coldeportes0:04:07 
6Acqua & Sapone0:04:56 
7Lampre - ISD0:06:23 
8BMC Racing Team0:07:34 
9Team Europcar0:12:03 
10Colnago - CSF Inox0:16:48 
11Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:17:35 
12Team NetApp0:24:02 
13Team Idea0:24:14 
14Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:24:39 
15Spidertech p/b C100:30:48 
16Utensilnord Named0:31:05 
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox12:57:47 
2Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:40 
3Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:04 
4Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:01:42 
5José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:02:07 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:02:33 
7Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:34 
8Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:03:55 
9Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:04:01 
10Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:05 
11Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:04:27 
12Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:05:03 
13Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:05:05 
14Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:58 
15Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:06:20 
16Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:47 
17Marc De Maar (AHo) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:07:08 
18Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea0:07:27 
19John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:46 
20Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:07:49 
21Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:55 
22Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:07:59 
23Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp0:08:39 
24Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana0:08:47 
25Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana0:09:09 
26Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:27 
27Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:10:40 
28Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:00 
29Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
30Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:11:06 
31Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:13:41 
32Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:01 
33Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:15:55 
34Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:16:19 
35Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:16:20 
36Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:16:39 
37Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:17:17 
38Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:17:22 
39Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech p/b C100:17:54 
40Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp0:19:15 
41Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:20:13 
42Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:20:33 
43Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:22:05 
44Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:24:33 
45Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:24:40 
46Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea0:25:02 
47Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:26:10 
48Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:27:11 
49Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:27:44 
50Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:29:21 
51Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:30:48 
52Jason Mccartney (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:30:50 
53Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:31:29 
54Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:37 
55Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named0:32:09 
56Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:32:31 
57Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:32:46 
58Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:33:03 
59Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea0:33:39 
60Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech p/b C100:34:34 
61Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:34:48 
62Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:35:01 
63Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea0:35:32 
64Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp0:35:44 
65Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:35:55 
66Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp0:36:33 
67Simone Boifava (Ita) Team Idea0:36:48 
68Javier Gonzalez Barrera (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:37:10 
69Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea0:37:53 
70Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:38:01 
71Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp0:38:15 
72Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:38:43 
73Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp0:38:47 
74Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:38:50 
75Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:40:15 
76Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp0:40:44 
77Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:40:51 
78Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp0:41:43 
79Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:42:01 
80Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:42:27 
81Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:42:40 
82Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) Team Idea0:42:53 
83Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:42:58 
84Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:43:08 
85Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:45:21 
86Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:46:11 
87Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:46:25 
88Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:46:45 
89Fabio Piscopiello (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:47:40 
90Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
91Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:47:52 
92Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:48:34 
93Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:48:35 
94Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech p/b C100:49:28 
95Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:51:04 
96Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named0:51:10 
97Flavio De Luna (Mex) Spidertech p/b C100:51:26 
98Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:51:29 
99Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:51:45 
100Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:51:49 
101Sergio Lagana (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:52:21 
102Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:52:59 
103William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:57:40 
104Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:57:51 
105Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:58:47 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox14 pts
2Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea10 
3Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale8 
4Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes6 
5Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named6 
6Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD5 
7Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox4 
8Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone4 
9José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli2 
10Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD2 
11Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1 
12Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea8 pts
2Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C106 
3Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp4 
4Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named4 
5Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named4 
6Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea2 
7Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone12:59:29 
2Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:02:13 
3Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:14:37 
4Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:15:40 
5PFabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:22:58 
6Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea0:23:20 
7Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:29:47 
8Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:33:06 
9Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp0:34:02 
10Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:38:33 
11Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp0:40:01 
12Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:40:58 
13Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:43:39 
14Flavio De Luna (Mex) Spidertech Powered By C100:49:44 
15Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:56:09 
16PTaylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:57:05 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Androni Giocattoli38:30:57 
2Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:23 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:07:45 
4Pro Team Astana0:07:51 
5Acqua & Sapone0:13:02 
6Lampre - ISD0:17:42 
7BMC Racing Team0:20:49 
8Colnago - CSF Inox0:22:15 
9Team Europcar0:30:45 
10Colombia - Coldeportes0:33:01 
11Team Idea0:42:14 
12Team NetApp0:43:30 
13Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:59:40 
14Spidertech p/b C101:05:09 
15Champion System Pro Cycling Team1:14:45 
16Utensilnord Named1:25:05 

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