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Giro di Padania 2012

Date range:
September 3- 7, 2012

September 05, Stage 3: Castelfranco Veneto - Merate 229km

Gatto pounces in Merate

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Cycling News
Published:
September 05, 2012, 16:39 BST,
Updated:
September 05, 2012, 19:43 BST

Nibali moves into overall lead

Oscar Gatto (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) took a stylish win at Merate in the Giro di Padania.

Oscar Gatto (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) took a stylish win at Merate in the Giro di Padania.

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Oscar Gatto (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) continued his recent fine run of form by taking victory on stage 3 of Monviso Venezia-Il Padania in Merate, while Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) moved into the overall lead.

Gatto, who recently won the Coppa Placci-Giro del Veneto, launched his winning move on a short, sharp climb with 3.5km to go to the finish. On slopes of 12%, the Italian ripped clear of the peloton, with only Nibali for company. Italian champion Franco Pellizotti (Androni-Venezuela) attempted to follow, but he had to relent as the day’s two strongmen pulled clear.

Gatto and Nibali collaborated smoothly on the run-in to the finish, and in the sprint at Merate, Gatto proved comfortably quicker than the Sicilian. Riccardo Chiarini (Androni-Venezuela) finished 3rd on stage 3, just ahead of Fabio Taborre (Acqua&Sapone), while Sacha Modolo (Colnago-CSF) took the sprint for 5th.

Nibali did have the consolation of moving into the blue jersey of overall leader, however, and he carries a 12 second lead over Riccardo Chiarini (Androni-Venezuela) into Thursday’s stage to the Passo della Bocchetta. Gatto lies 3rd overall at 14 seconds with previous leader Sonny Colbrelli (Colnago-CSF) a futher 5 seconds back on 4th.

 

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia 5:51:09  
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
3 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela 0:00:13  
4 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:20  
5 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
6 Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
7 Andrea Palini (Ita) Team Idea    
8 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
9 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo    
10 Julian Kern (Ger) Leopard - Trek Continental Team    
11 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team    
12 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
13 Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil    
14 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
15 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia    
16 Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
17 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
18 Marek Rutkiewiczi (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
19 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
20 Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
21 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
22 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia    
23 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
24 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
25 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
26 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
27 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
28 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
29 Carlos Albert Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
30 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Adria Mobil    
31 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone    
32 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
33 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
34 Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil    
35 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Team Vorarlberg    
36 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
37 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
38 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
39 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia    
40 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
41 Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea    
42 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:00:31  
43 John Darwi Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
44 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:01:04  
45 Mikhail Akimov (Rus) Itera Katusha    
46 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:01:07  
47 Maurizio Biondo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team    
48 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
49 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea    
50 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
51 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named    
52 Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Itera Katusha    
53 Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
54 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
55 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
56 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:01:12  
57 Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
58 Matteo Busato (Ita) Team Idea    
59 Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo    
60 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela 0:01:20  
61 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia 0:01:21  
62 Enrico Rossi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team    
63 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
64 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:01:30  
65 Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:31  
66 Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Lokosphinx    
67 Dominik Hrinkow (Aut) Team Vorarlberg    
68 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
69 Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
70 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea    
71 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia    
72 Luca Barla (Ita) Team Idea 0:01:44  
73 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo    
74 Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
75 Sergey Belykh (Rus) Lokosphinx    
76 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:57  
77 Jonas Koch (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store    
78 Alexander Grigoriev (Rus) Itera Katusha    
79 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
80 Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx    
81 Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Vorarlberg    
82 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
83 Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea 0:02:18  
84 Javier Gonzales Barrera (Col Colombia - Coldeportes    
85 Maxim Pokidov (Rus) Itera Katusha 0:02:22  
86 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:02:27  
87 Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:02:29  
88 Vincenzo Garofolo (Ita) Team Nippo 0:02:38  
89 Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea 0:02:42  
90 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Itera Katusha    
91 Tomasz Klendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:02:54  
92 Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Lokosphinx    
93 Vitaly Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
94 Elchin Asadov (Aze) Team Specialized Concept Store    
95 Andreas Hofer (Aut) Team Vorarlberg    
96 Andrea Cismondi (Ita) Team Specialized Concept Store    
97 Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team    
98 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
99 Igor Boev (Rus) Itera Katusha    
100 Ryohei Komori (Jpn) Team Nippo    
101 Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
102 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
103 Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team    
104 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:02:59  
105 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
106 Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
107 Maksim Razumov (Rus) Itera Katusha 0:03:01  
108 Fabio Nappa (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:03:17  
109 Blaz Bonca (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:03:48  
110 Henry Frusto (Ita) Team Nippo 0:03:52  
111 Wilson Alex Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
112 Luis Felipe Laverde Jmenez (Co Colombia - Coldeportes    
113 Tomohiro Hayakava (Rus) Team Nippo    
114 Bartosz Matyslak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:03:59  
115 Piero Baffi (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team    
116 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
117 Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
118 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
119 Piotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:04:02  
120 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela 0:04:03  
121 Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx 0:04:09  
122 Dominik Braendle (Aut) Team Vorarlberg 0:04:13  
123 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:04:18  
124 Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:05:15  
125 Sergio Lagana (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
126 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
127 Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team    
128 Luka Grubic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:05:27  
129 Mariano Giallorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:05:30  
130 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:06:16  
131 Pavel Gorenc (Slo) Adria Mobil    
132 Radoslav Hocevar (Slo) Adria Mobil    
133 Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Team Specialized Concept Store    
134 Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store    
135 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:07:34  
136 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
137 Stefano Borchi (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia    
138 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
139 Jan Hirt (Cze) Leopard - Trek Continental Team    
140 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:08:12  
DNF Tobias Jenny (Aut) Team Vorarlberg    
DNS Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas - Cannondale    
DNS Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia    
DNS Alexandr Prishpetnyy (Rus) Itera Katusha    
General classifcation
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 13:31:01  
2 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela 0:00:12  
3 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia 0:00:14  
4 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:19  
5 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
6 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
7 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
8 Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela 0:00:23  
9 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
10 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
11 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
12 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:00:26  
13 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:00:39  
14 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
15 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
16 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:42  
17 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:43  
18 Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
19 Carlos Albert Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
20 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
21 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:44  
22 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone    
23 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia    
24 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia    
25 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:45  
26 Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
27 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
28 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
29 Marek Rutkiewiczi (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:51  
30 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:01:00  
31 Andrea Palini (Ita) Team Idea    
32 Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea    
33 Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:01:02  
34 Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil    
35 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Adria Mobil    
36 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:01:08  
37 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela 0:01:10  
38 Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:12  
39 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:01:14  
40 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:01:23  
41 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
42 John Darwi Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:01:25  
43 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Team Vorarlberg 0:01:28  
44 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:01:30  
45 Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Itera Katusha 0:01:31  
46 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo 0:01:40  
47 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
48 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:01:41  
49 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia 0:01:45  
50 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea 0:01:47  
51 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named    
52 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:01:51  
53 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:01:52  
54 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:01:54  
55 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:56  
56 Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
57 Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Lokosphinx    
58 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:02:01  
59 Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
60 Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:02:07  
61 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:02:09  
62 Sergey Belykh (Rus) Lokosphinx    
63 Maurizio Biondo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:02:10  
64 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia 0:02:11  
65 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea    
66 Enrico Rossi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:02:18  
67 Alexander Grigoriev (Rus) Itera Katusha 0:02:21  
68 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:22  
69 Luca Barla (Ita) Team Idea 0:02:24  
70 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:02:26  
71 Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo 0:02:38  
72 Dominik Hrinkow (Aut) Team Vorarlberg 0:02:39  
73 Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx 0:02:47  
74 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:02:51  
75 Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea 0:02:58  
76 Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
77 Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Vorarlberg 0:03:05  
78 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Itera Katusha 0:03:06  
79 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo 0:03:10  
80 Javier Gonzales Barrera (Col Colombia - Coldeportes 0:03:12  
81 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:14  
82 Jonas Koch (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:03:16  
83 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:03:19  
84 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas - Cannondale    
85 Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea 0:03:22  
86 Tomasz Klendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:03:25  
87 Maksim Razumov (Rus) Itera Katusha    
88 Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:03:31  
89 Maxim Pokidov (Rus) Itera Katusha 0:03:32  
90 Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team    
91 Mikhail Akimov (Rus) Itera Katusha 0:03:38  
92 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:03:41  
93 Andreas Hofer (Aut) Team Vorarlberg 0:04:02  
94 Vincenzo Garofolo (Ita) Team Nippo 0:04:04  
95 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:04:06  
96 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
97 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela    
98 Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:04:09  
99 Elchin Asadov (Aze) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:04:12  
100 Andrea Cismondi (Ita) Team Specialized Concept Store    
101 Vitaly Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
102 Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:04:17  
103 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia 0:04:18  
104 Matteo Busato (Ita) Team Idea    
105 Bartosz Matyslak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:04:30  
106 Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
107 Julian Kern (Ger) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:04:33  
108 Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx 0:04:34  
109 Piero Baffi (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:04:41  
110 Luis Felipe Laverde Jmenez (Co Colombia - Coldeportes 0:04:50  
111 Blaz Bonca (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:04:51  
112 Igor Boev (Rus) Itera Katusha 0:04:53  
113 Henry Frusto (Ita) Team Nippo 0:05:18  
114 Wilson Alex Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:05:26  
115 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:05:36  
116 Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:05:55  
117 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:05:59  
118 Dominik Braendle (Aut) Team Vorarlberg 0:06:16  
119 Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:06:17  
120 Ryohei Komori (Jpn) Team Nippo 0:06:28  
121 Fabio Nappa (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:06:47  
122 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:06:58  
123 Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Lokosphinx 0:07:08  
124 Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:07:34  
125 Radoslav Hocevar (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:07:41  
126 Sergio Lagana (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:07:48  
127 Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Team Specialized Concept Store 0:08:24  
128 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:08:52  
129 Luka Grubic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:09:22  
130 Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:09:27  
131 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:09:36  
132 Tomohiro Hayakava (Rus) Team Nippo 0:09:53  
133 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:10:02  
134 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:10:21  
135 Jan Hirt (Cze) Leopard - Trek Continental Team 0:10:23  
136 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:10:27  
137 Piotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:11:23  
138 Stefano Borchi (Ita) Farnese Vini Selle Italia 0:11:33  
139 Mariano Giallorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:11:47  
140 Pavel Gorenc (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:11:59