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Giro di Sardegna 2011

Date range:
February 22-26, 2011

February 26, Stage 5: Oristano - Gesturu 174km

Sagan secures Sardegna success

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
February 26, 2011, 15:09,
Updated:
February 26, 2011, 19:02

Scarponi takes final stage victory in Gesturu

Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) wins the final stage in Sardegna

Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) wins the final stage in Sardegna

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Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) secured overall victory at the Giro di Sardegna thanks to taking fourth place on the dirt road finish at the end of the fifth stage to Gesturu.

Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) won the stage with a solo attack. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Androni Giocattoli) and Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) finished second and third but Sagan kept them in check and won overall by three seconds.

The young Slovakian won three of the five stages during the race, confirming he is on form and ready for next week’s Paris-Nice, where he won two stages last year.

“When they went off in the finale, I kept my cool. I was sure I could keep the gap under control. I could feel the tiredness of the previous stages in my legs and increasing the pace would have been risky,” Sagan said in a statement from his team.

“Once again the team was fantastic: Nibali and Capecchi took me up to the finish, and prevented Serpa from gaining those few seconds he needed to pass me.”

“Yesterday’s victory turned out to be fundamental. Securing this win was hard work, also because there was never a quiet day. In addition to bringing me great joy, the Giro di Sardegna has proved to be excellent training in view of my main goal of the season: producing an immense performance at the Paris-Nice. I feel like I’m in good form and I hope these successes are just the beginning.”

Scarponi’s first win for Lampre

Scarponi’s victory was his first in the bright pink Lampre jersey and showed he is on form before Tirreno-Adriatico, where he finished a close second to Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) last year.

Lampre made sure an early break was caught 15km from the finish and the net up Scarponi and Cunego.

Scarponi surged away with two kilometres to go, with only Jose Serpa ale to stay with him. However Scarponi kicked again won alone on the dirt finish.

“I didn’t think I’d win this early in the season but I’m obviously happy. I’ve got to thank all the team, they were vital for this win,” Scarponi said.

“The idea was to go hard on the climb to try and crack Sagan and so help Cunego and overall victory. I won and it’s a pity that Sagan managed to defend his lead because Damiano deserved to win with the form he has.”
 

Full Results
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4:24:40  
2 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:03  
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:08  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:11  
5 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:14  
6 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana    
7 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:21  
8 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack    
9 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:25  
10 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:34  
11 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:36  
12 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
13 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
14 Andrea Noe (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
15 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone    
16 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team    
17 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:47  
18 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli    
19 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 0:01:01  
20 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
21 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:12  
22 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti 0:01:14  
23 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
24 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:17  
25 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
26 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack 0:02:09  
27 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack    
28 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
29 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:11  
30 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
31 Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti    
32 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team    
33 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack    
34 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 0:02:14  
35 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
36 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
37 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:02:49  
38 Emanuel Vona (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:03:13  
39 Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:03:25  
40 Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack    
41 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Pro Team Astana    
42 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
43 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team    
44 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
45 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
46 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
47 Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone    
48 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana    
49 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
50 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
51 Luca Fioretti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera    
52 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
53 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
54 Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti    
55 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team    
56 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team    
57 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
58 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
59 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti    
60 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
61 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
62 David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
63 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
64 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
65 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
66 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
67 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
68 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
69 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
70 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:04:08  
71 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 0:04:29  
72 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:04:31  
73 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:04:41  
74 Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:06:18  
75 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack    
76 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:06:42  
77 Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
78 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:06:44  
79 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
80 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 0:07:10  
81 Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti    
82 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:07:14  
83 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:07:22  
84 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
85 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack 0:09:42  
86 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:10:05  
87 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
88 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
89 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
90 Simone Boifava (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 0:13:28  
91 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
92 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:13:45  
93 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:13:46  
94 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
DNS Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
DNF Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
DNF Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
DNF Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
DNF Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
Sprint 1 - Montevecchio SP 65, 56.7km
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 5 pts
2 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 3  
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
Sprint 2 - Villacidro, 84.9km
1 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 5 pts
2 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 3  
3 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 1  
Sprint 3 - Serramanna, 106.0km
1 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 5 pts
2 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 3  
3 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Mountain 1 - Passo Genna e Frangia (Cat. 2) 64.2km
1 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 5 pts
2 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team 3  
3 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 2  
Mountain 2 - Gesturi (Cat. 2) 174km
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 5 pts
2 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 3  
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
Teams
1 Androni Giocattoli 13:15:04  
2 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:17  
3 Acqua & Sapone 0:00:55  
4 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:07  
5 Lampre - ISD 0:01:13  
6 Katusha Team 0:02:08  
7 Team RadioShack 0:02:27  
8 Pro Team Astana 0:02:38  
9 BMC Racing Team 0:03:25  
10 Miche - Guerciotti 0:05:46  
11 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:06:10  
12 Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:09:11  
13 Great Britain National Team    
14 Ora Hotels Carrera 0:20:18  
Final general classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 22:28:24  
2 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:03  
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:07  
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:18  
5 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:32  
6 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack 0:00:43  
7 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana 0:00:47  
8 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:57  
9 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:02  
10 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone 0:01:26  
11 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:34  
12 Andrea Noe (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:01:53  
13 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:55  
14 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team 0:02:02  
15 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:02:06  
16 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:02:13  
17 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack    
18 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:02:14  
19 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti 0:02:28  
20 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:02:44  
21 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:02:56  
22 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack 0:04:06  
23 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:04:13  
24 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:04:19  
25 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti 0:04:31  
26 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack 0:04:32  
27 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:05:01  
28 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:05:05  
29 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:05:21  
30 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:06:04  
31 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team 0:06:43  
32 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 0:06:56  
33 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack 0:07:10  
34 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:07:50  
35 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone 0:08:25  
36 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:09:01  
37 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:09:27  
38 Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack 0:09:28  
39 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:09:38  
40 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:09:45  
41 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:49  
42 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:52  
43 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:09:53  
44 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 0:10:32  
45 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:10:43  
46 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 0:10:46  
47 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:10:55  
48 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:11:10  
49 Emanuel Vona (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:11:11  
50 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:11:20  
51 Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:11:22  
52 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:11:28  
53 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:11:41  
54 Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone 0:11:42  
55 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Pro Team Astana 0:12:58  
56 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:15:10  
57 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:15:31  
58 Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti 0:15:58  
59 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:16:52  
60 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:18:35  
61 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:18:36  
62 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:18:40  
63 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team 0:19:36  
64 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 0:20:09  
65 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:20:54  
66 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:22:30  
67 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:22:32  
68 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:22:34  
69 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:23:55  
70 David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:24:16  
71 Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti 0:26:43  
72 Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:26:45  
73 Luca Fioretti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 0:27:01  
74 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:27:08  
75 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:29:58  
76 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:31:03  
77 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:31:20  
78 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:31:47  
79 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:33:12  
80 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:34:03  
81 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:34:20  
82 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 0:34:29  
83 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
84 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:35:08  
85 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:36:14  
86 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:37:59  
87 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack 0:41:02  
88 Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:41:10  
89 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:41:15  
90 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:42:43  
91 Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 0:43:55  
92 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:44:26  
93 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:45:43  
94 Simone Boifava (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 0:46:15  
Points classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 40 pts
2 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 24  
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 22  
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 15  
5 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 15  
6 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack 9  
7 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 8  
8 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 8  
9 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
10 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
11 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 6  
12 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team 5  
13 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana 4  
14 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4  
15 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 3  
16 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli 3  
17 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 3  
18 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 2  
19 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 2  
20 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2  
21 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1  
22 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
23 Luca Fioretti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 1  
Sprint classification
1 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team 28 pts
2 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 12  
3 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 10  
4 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 6  
5 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 6  
6 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
7 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 6  
8 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 6  
9 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 5  
10 David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 5  
11 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4  
12 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 3  
13 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
14 Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 2  
15 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
16 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1  
17 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1  
18 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 1  
Mountains classification
1 David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 14 pts
2 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 13  
3 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team 13  
4 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 12  
5 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 11  
6 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8  
7 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 5  
8 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 5  
9 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 5  
10 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 5  
11 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera 5  
12 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 4  
13 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 4  
14 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team 3  
15 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 2  
16 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 2  
17 Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack 1  
18 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
19 Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti 1  
Teams classification
1 Androni Giocattoli 67:27:43  
2 Lampre - ISD 0:01:18  
3 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:54  
4 Team RadioShack 0:04:04  
5 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:04:20  
6 BMC Racing Team 0:05:35  
7 Acqua & Sapone 0:05:45  
8 Katusha Team 0:05:57  
9 Pro Team Astana 0:07:47  
10 Miche - Guerciotti 0:10:01  
11 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:13:20  
12 Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:23:27  
13 Great Britain National Team 0:41:50  
14 Ora Hotels Carrera 1:45:14  

 

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