Richie Porte seals Giro del Trentino overall win

Paolo Tiralongo wins final stage

Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) won the final stage of the 2015 Giro del Trentino from a three-man break on Friday. The Astana rider finished ahead of David Arroyo (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Fabio Duarte (Colombia) in the 161.5km stage from Malè to Cles.

Richie Porte (Team Sky) finished safely in the main field to claim the overall title ahead of Mikel Landa (Astana Pro Team) and Sky teammate Leopold König.

Porte moved into the race lead following his stage 2 victory at Brentonico-Parco Del Baldo, where he attacked with two kilometres to go and reached the line 16 seconds head of Landa. With the help of his Team Sky teammates during the final two stages, Porte won the overall title by 22 seconds ahead of Landa and 58 seconds ahead of König.

It was Porte’s third stage-race victory of the season following Paris-Nice and the Volta a Catalunya. He will target the Giro d’Italia next, which kicks off on May 9 in San Lorenzo al Mare. "It's always nice to win any race," Porte said.

"It would have been nice if a few more of the Giro favourites were here but you can only race the guys who turn up to race. For me I think it was a fantastic preparation race for the Giro. I'm happy with where I'm at and I felt better each day.

"It's two more weeks until the Giro starts. I can go home, rest, recover and take great confidence in this race as it wasn't easy.

"You look back to two years ago Vincenzo (Nibali) won here. It looks like it is the race to come and do before you go and race the Giro. I'm looking forward to the next few days looking at the decisive stages of the Giro.”

The fourth and final stage at the Giro del Trentino was expected to cause a breakup in the main field with two category 2 climbs, the Fondo and the Passo Predaia in the first 100km, and the final 60km undulating all the way to the finish line in Cles.

An early breakaway of 17 riders included Diego Rosa (Astana), who started the day in 13 place overall and 2:12 behind Porte.

Team Sky led the chase with Porte safely tucked in behind. The large breakaway made it to the bottom of the Passo Predaia, however, they were caught before the peloton hit the slopes.

A new lead group of seven riders emerged over the top, and from that, Fabio Duarte (Colombia) made the move that formed the day’s successful three-man breakaway. He was later joined by Tiralongo and Arroyo. The trio sprinted to the finish line with Tiralongo taking the stage win.

The remaining riders in the chase group; Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Gianfranco Zilioli (Androni-Giocattoli), Simone Petili (Italy) and Alessandro Bisolti (Nippo-Vini Fantini) finished 37 second behind the leading trio.

Porte finished safely in the main field, 49 seconds back, and as the winner of the Giro del Trentino.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:58:07 
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
3Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia  
4Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00:37 
5Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
6Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
7Simone Petilli (Ita) Italian National Team0:00:39 
8Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:49 
9Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
10José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18  
11Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
12Davide Gabburo (Ita) Italian National Team  
13Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
14Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
15Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
16Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
17Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
18Gianni Moscon (Ita) Italian National Team  
19Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
20Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
21Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky  
23Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
24Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
25Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
26Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
27Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
28Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky  
29Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
30Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
31Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
32Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
33Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
34David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky  
35Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli  
36Walter Pedraza (Col) Colombia  
37Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
38Brayan Ramirez (Col) Colombia  
39Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
40Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
41Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
43Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
44Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
45Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
46Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
47Rodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia  
48Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
49Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky  
50Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky  
51Yonnatta Alejandro Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling  
52Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
53Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
54Markus Freiberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
55Antonio Santoro (Ita) Italian National Team  
56Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
57Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
58Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
59Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
60Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:00 
61Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:01:25 
62Alexander Foliforov (Rus) RusVelo0:01:42 
63Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:01:47 
64Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
65Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Colombia  
66Petr Ignatenko (Rus) RusVelo  
67Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:09 
68David Wöhrer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:02:27 
69Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:56 
70Simone Ravanelli (Ita) Italian National Team  
71Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
72Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:05:12 
73Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:28 
74Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:05:49 
75Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
77Elia Favilli (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
DNFBlel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFLasse Norman Hansen (Den) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFNathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFKristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFXabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  
DNFOscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFSimone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFLuca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFIuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFManabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFAntonio Nibali (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFAlessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFRiccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFGiuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
DNFMirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
DNFLuca Paolini (Ita) Italian National Team  
DNFGiulio Ciccone (Ita) Italian National Team  
DNFStefano Nardelli (Ita) Italian National Team  
DNFJorge Castiblanco (Col) Colombia  
DNFMiguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Colombia  
DNFIldar Arslanov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFAlexander Rybakov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFArtem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFRoman Kustadinchev (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFAdrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka  
DNFNatnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
DNFKarel Hnik (Cze) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
DNFJoel Zangerle (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
DNFBartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18  
DNFDominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
DNFMiguel Angel Benito Diez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFStefan Praxmarer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
DNFFlorian Schipflinger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
DNFBenjamin Brkic (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
DNFPatrick Schultus (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
DNFAndrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simone Petilli (Ita) Italian National Team6 pts
2Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF4 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia6 pts
2Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team4 
3David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 186 pts
2David Wöhrer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team4 
3Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF2 
Final general classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky13:43:41 
2Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:22 
3Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky0:00:58 
4Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:11 
5Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:13 
6José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 180:01:15 
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:32 
8Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:33 
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:34 
10Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:37 
11Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:48 
12Rodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia  
13Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:12 
14Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:04:00 
15Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:04:44 
16Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:05:10 
17Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:27 
18Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:35 
19Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:07:11 
20Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:07:30 
21Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:07:49 
22Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:07:53 
23Walter Pedraza (Col) Colombia0:08:24 
24Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:08:29 
25Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:08:48 
26Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:09:08 
27Yonnatta Alejandro Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling0:09:18 
28Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:10:10 
29Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia0:10:35 
30Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:10:37 
31Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:11:22 
32Davide Gabburo (Ita) Italian National Team0:11:29 
33Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:11:36 
34Antonio Santoro (Ita) Italian National Team0:11:58 
35Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:12:22 
36Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:13:06 
37David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:13:42 
38Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:13:55 
39David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky0:14:21 
40Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:14:23 
41Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:14:27 
42Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:32 
43Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 180:16:38 
44Petr Ignatenko (Rus) RusVelo0:17:45 
45Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:53 
46Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:20:17 
47Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:22:07 
48Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:22:34 
49Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky0:23:43 
50David Wöhrer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:24:00 
51Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli0:24:46 
52Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:24:55 
53Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:25:14 
54Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:27:03 
55Markus Freiberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:27:24 
56Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Bora-Argon 180:27:45 
57Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:29:53 
58Brayan Ramirez (Col) Colombia0:31:27 
59Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:31:55 
60Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:32:24 
61Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:33:11 
62Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:34:30 
63Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:35:06 
64Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Colombia0:35:47 
65Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:36:19 
66Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:06 
67Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:41:16 
68Simone Petilli (Ita) Italian National Team0:41:37 
69Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:42:02 
70Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:43:52 
71Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:43:54 
72Simone Ravanelli (Ita) Italian National Team0:44:38 
73Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:47:57 
74Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:49:06 
75Gianni Moscon (Ita) Italian National Team0:53:11 
76Alexander Foliforov (Rus) RusVelo0:54:10 
77Elia Favilli (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:57:54 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia20 pts
2Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team12 
3Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky12 
4Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale12 
5Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky10 
6Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team8 
7Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia6 
8Simone Petilli (Ita) Italian National Team6 
9Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team6 
10Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
11Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team4 
12Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team4 
13Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF4 
14Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF4 
15Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky2 
16Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini2 
17Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
18David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 188 pts
2Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team8 
3Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 186 
4David Wöhrer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team4 
5Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka13:45:14 
2Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:05:38 
3Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:05:57 
4Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:07:35 
5Davide Gabburo (Ita) Italian National Team0:09:56 
6Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:10:49 
7Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky0:22:10 
8Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:23:22 
9Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:23:41 
10Markus Freiberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:25:51 
11Brayan Ramirez (Col) Colombia0:29:54 
12Simone Petilli (Ita) Italian National Team0:40:04 
13Simone Ravanelli (Ita) Italian National Team0:43:05 
14Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:46:24 
15Gianni Moscon (Ita) Italian National Team0:51:38 
16Alexander Foliforov (Rus) RusVelo0:52:37 


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