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Giro di Sardegna 2011

Date range:
February 22-26, 2011

February 24, Stage 3: Orani - Lanusei 173km

Sagan doubles up in Lanusei

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Cycling News
Published:
February 24, 2011, 14:56,
Updated:
February 24, 2011, 19:13

Slovak regains overall lead from Cunego

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) delivered a stunning display of strength to win the day.

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) delivered a stunning display of strength to win the day.

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Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) regained the upper hand at the Giro di Sardegna in Lanusei with another fine sprint victory from an elite group of riders. The 21-year-old Slovak had lost the overall lead to Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) the previous day but he again took control of the leader’s jersey in a finale that saw him showcase his precocious talents.

Once again, a select group of strongmen disputed the honours in an uphill sprint, and after being soundly beaten by Cunego on Wednesday, Sagan made no mistake with a powerful surge that was impressive both in its timing and its execution.

For the second consecutive day, José Serpa (Androni Giocatolli) suffered the frustration of a second-place finish, while his teammate Emanuele Sella came home in fourth. Sandwiched between them was Cunego, who had to give best to Sagan’s top-end speed and lost his overall lead.

The day’s early action came courtesy of Alessandro Ballan (BMC). After a distant second place behind the rampant Sagan on day one, the former world champion realised that his chances in a group sprint were limited and he sought to make the race difficult from the outset by attacking 13km in.

He was joined up front by Maxim Iglinski (Astana), Marco Frapporti (Colnago Csf Inox), Alexander Porsev (Katusha Team), Lucas Euser (Team Spidertech Powered by C10) and Antonio Santoro (Androni Giocattoli), and the allies of circumstance combined to good effect to build up a five-minute lead over the peloton at the 100km mark.

With Lampre-ISD and Liquigas-Cannondale both keen to keep tabs on affairs up front, however, that advantage would soon begin to dwindle. The discrepancies in strength between the six elements of the lead group also began to dampen its solidarity, and 15km from the finish, Ballan and Santoro saw fit to bid their companions adieu and press on ahead.

Soon afterwards, Ballan was alone in front, and while it is still very early in the campaign, it is notable that the former Tour of Flanders winner has been showing sustained flashes of his class in the early season for the first time since the halcyon days of 2008. However, in spite of the thinning out of the chase group behind, he too would be swept up 6km from the line as Liquigas-Cannondale and Lampre-ISD dictated the terms of the finale.

Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) and Stefano Pirazzi (CSF-Colnago) added to the spectacle with a rally off the front, but there was an air of inevitability about the climax. In the end, it was simply a question of which of the Italian ProTeams’ finishers would take the honours on the curved climb to the line.

After being burned by the master Cunego on Wednesday, the young Sagan offered an emphatic response in Lanusei as he roared clear of Sella and Cunego on the drag to the line to snare a comfortable victory.

Full Results
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 4:20:03  
2 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli    
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
4 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:02  
5 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack    
6 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
7 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
9 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana    
10 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli    
11 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
12 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti    
13 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone    
14 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:06  
15 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:08  
16 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
17 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack    
18 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
19 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
20 Andrea Noe (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
21 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:12  
22 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team 0:00:22  
23 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:00:24  
24 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti 0:00:26  
25 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
26 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
27 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack    
28 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack 0:01:02  
29 Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack    
30 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack    
31 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:06  
32 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
33 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:16  
34 David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:01:21  
35 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 0:01:28  
36 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team 0:01:59  
37 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
38 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
39 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 0:02:38  
40 Luca Fioretti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera    
41 Emanuel Vona (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:02:39  
42 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:02:42  
43 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:02:43  
44 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 0:03:11  
45 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:20  
46 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
47 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:03:22  
48 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
49 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
50 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:03:31  
51 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
52 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
53 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
54 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Pro Team Astana    
55 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
56 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:49  
57 Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti 0:05:03  
58 Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone    
59 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:05:53  
60 Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli    
61 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
62 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 0:06:41  
63 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
64 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
65 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
66 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
67 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:06:56  
68 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:07:15  
69 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team    
70 Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team    
71 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
72 Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti    
73 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
74 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:09:56  
75 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:10:54  
76 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
77 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
78 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
79 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
80 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
81 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
82 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
83 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
84 Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
85 Simone Boifava (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera    
86 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera    
87 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
88 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
89 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
90 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team    
91 Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti    
92 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack    
93 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
94 Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
95 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:12:58  
96 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
97 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
98 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
99 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
100 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
DNS Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti    
DNF Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
DNF Cristiano Fumagalli (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti    
DNF Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
DNF Samuel Harrison (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
DNF Roberto De Patre (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
DNF Adriano Angeloni (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera    
DNF Walter Proch (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera    
DNF Emanuele Rizza (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera    
DNF Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Ora Hotels Carrera    
DNF Krisztian Lovassy (Hun) Ora Hotels Carrera    
Sprint 1 - Mamoiada Municipio, 35.0km
1 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 5 pts
2 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 3  
3 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1  
Sprint 2 - Dorgali-SS 125, 82.7km
1 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 5 pts
2 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 3  
3 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1  
Moutain 1 - Passo Genna Silana (Cat. 1) 104.2km
1 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8 pts
2 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 5  
3 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 4  
Mountain 2 - Lanusei (Cat. 2) 173km
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 5 pts
2 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 3  
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
General classification after stage 3
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 13:16:36  
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:04  
3 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:06  
4 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:18  
5 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack 0:00:22  
6 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:28  
7 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
8 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:32  
9 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana 0:00:33  
10 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:38  
11 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:47  
12 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli    
13 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:50  
14 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:59  
15 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:05  
16 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti 0:01:06  
17 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 0:01:12  
18 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti 0:01:14  
19 Andrea Noe (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:01:17  
20 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team 0:01:26  
21 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:01:27  
22 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
23 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:01:33  
24 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack 0:01:57  
25 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:02:08  
26 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:02:20  
27 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack 0:02:21  
28 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:25  
29 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team 0:03:18  
30 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 0:03:22  
31 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:03:58  
32 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:04:25  
33 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
34 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone 0:04:31  
35 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:42  
36 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack 0:05:01  
37 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:05:11  
38 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:05:37  
39 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:06:02  
40 Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack 0:06:03  
41 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:06:13  
42 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:27  
43 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:49  
44 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:07:17  
45 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 0:07:25  
46 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:07:26  
47 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:07:45  
48 Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:07:57  
49 Emanuel Vona (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:07:58  
50 Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone 0:08:17  
51 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:08:33  
52 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:08:45  
53 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:08:58  
54 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:13  
55 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Pro Team Astana 0:09:33  
56 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:11:14  
57 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:12:06  
58 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:21  
59 Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti 0:12:33  
60 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:12:58  
61 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 0:13:55  
62 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:15:10  
63 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:15:15  
64 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:15:21  
65 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:15:52  
66 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
67 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team 0:16:19  
68 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:16:30  
69 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:17:00  
70 Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:18:57  
71 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:19:09  
72 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:19:24  
73 David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:20:22  
74 Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:22:58  
75 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:23:00  
76 Luca Fioretti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 0:23:36  
77 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:24:19  
78 Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti 0:24:32  
79 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:24:57  
80 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:25:03  
81 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:25:10  
82 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:26:22  
83 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:26:45  
84 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:27:45  
85 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:27:55  
86 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:28:22  
87 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:28:58  
88 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:29:47  
89 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:29:58  
90 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 0:30:00  
91 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:30:25  
92 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:30:40  
93 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:30:45  
94 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack 0:31:20  
95 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:31:57  
96 Simone Boifava (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 0:32:18  
97 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:32:49  
98 Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:34:23  
99 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:36:15  
100 Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 0:36:16  
Points classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 25 pts
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 16  
3 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 16  
4 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 11  
5 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack 8  
6 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 8  
7 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
8 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
9 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 5  
10 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 5  
11 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 3  
12 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli 3  
13 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 2  
14 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana 1  
15 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1  
16 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
Sprint classification
1 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team 18 pts
2 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 11  
3 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 10  
4 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
5 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
6 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 6  
7 David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 5  
8 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4  
9 Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 2  
10 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
11 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1  
12 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1  
13 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 1  
Mountains classification
1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 10 pts
2 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8  
3 David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 8  
4 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 8  
5 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 5  
6 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 5  
7 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team 5  
8 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 5  
9 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 5  
10 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 4  
11 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 4  
12 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 2  
13 Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack 1  
14 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
15 Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 1  
Teams classification
1 Androni Giocattoli 39:51:15  
2 Lampre - ISD 0:00:06  
3 Team RadioShack 0:01:37  
4 BMC Racing Team 0:02:10  
5 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:03:13  
6 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:38  
7 Katusha Team 0:03:49  
8 Miche - Guerciotti 0:04:15  
9 Acqua & Sapone 0:04:50  
10 Pro Team Astana 0:05:09  
11 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:06:55  
12 Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:13:22  
13 Great Britain National Team 0:32:39  
14 Ora Hotels Carrera 1:24:27  

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