Sagan secures Sardegna success

Scarponi takes final stage victory in Gesturu

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
1Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD4:24:40 
2Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:00:03 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:08 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:11 
5Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:14 
6Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
7Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:21 
8Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack  
9Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:25 
10Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:34 
11Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:36 
12Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
14Andrea Noe (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
15Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
16Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team  
17Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:47 
18Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli  
19Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:01:01 
20Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
21Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:12 
22Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti0:01:14 
23Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
24Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:17 
25Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
26Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack0:02:09 
27Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
28Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
29Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:11 
30Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
31Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti  
32Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team  
33Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack  
34Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:02:14 
35Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
36Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
37Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:49 
38Emanuel Vona (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:03:13 
39Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:03:25 
40Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack  
41Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Pro Team Astana  
42Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
43Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team  
44Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
45Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
46Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
47Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone  
48Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
49Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
50Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
51Luca Fioretti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera  
52Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
53Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
54Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti  
55Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team  
56Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team  
57Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
58Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
59Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti  
60Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
61Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
62David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
63Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
64Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
65Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
66Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
67Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
68Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
69Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
70Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:04:08 
71Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera0:04:29 
72Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:04:31 
73Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:04:41 
74Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:06:18 
75Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack  
76Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:06:42 
77Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
78Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:06:44 
79Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
80Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti0:07:10 
81Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti  
82Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:07:14 
83Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:07:22 
84Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
85Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack0:09:42 
86Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:10:05 
87Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
88Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
89Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
90Simone Boifava (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera0:13:28 
91Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
92Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:13:45 
93Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:46 
94Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
DNSOscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
DNFEdward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
DNFAlfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
DNFWill Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFKevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
Sprint 1 - Montevecchio SP 65, 56.7km
1Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5pts
2Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli3 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD1 
Sprint 2 - Villacidro, 84.9km
1Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team5pts
2Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana3 
3Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack1 
Sprint 3 - Serramanna, 106.0km
1Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack5pts
2Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana3 
3Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Mountain 1 - Passo Genna e Frangia (Cat. 2) 64.2km
1Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti5pts
2Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team3 
3Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana2 
Mountain 2 - Gesturi (Cat. 2) 174km
1Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5pts
2Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli3 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
1Androni Giocattoli13:15:04 
3Acqua & Sapone0:00:55 
4Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:07 
5Lampre - ISD0:01:13 
6Katusha Team0:02:08 
7Team RadioShack0:02:27 
8Pro Team Astana0:02:38 
9BMC Racing Team0:03:25 
10Miche - Guerciotti0:05:46 
11Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:06:10 
12Team Spidertech Powered By C100:09:11 
13Great Britain National Team  
14Ora Hotels Carrera0:20:18 
Final general classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale22:28:24 
2Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:00:03 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:07 
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:18 
5Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:32 
6Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack0:00:43 
7Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:00:47 
8Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:57 
9Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:02 
10Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:01:26 
11Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli0:01:34 
12Andrea Noe (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:01:53 
13Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:55 
14Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team0:02:02 
15Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:06 
16Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:13 
17Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
18Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:02:14 
19Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti0:02:28 
20Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:44 
21Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:02:56 
22Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack0:04:06 
23Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:04:13 
24Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:04:19 
25Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti0:04:31 
26Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack0:04:32 
27Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:05:01 
28Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:05 
29Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:05:21 
30Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:06:04 
31Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team0:06:43 
32Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:06:56 
33Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack0:07:10 
34Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:07:50 
35Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:08:25 
36Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:09:01 
37Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:09:27 
38Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack0:09:28 
39Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:09:38 
40Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:09:45 
41Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:09:49 
42Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:09:52 
43Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:09:53 
44Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti0:10:32 
45Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:43 
46Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana0:10:46 
47Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:10:55 
48Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team0:11:10 
49Emanuel Vona (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:11:11 
50Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:11:20 
51Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:11:22 
52Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:11:28 
53Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:11:41 
54Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone0:11:42 
55Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Pro Team Astana0:12:58 
56Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:15:10 
57Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:15:31 
58Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti0:15:58 
59Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:16:52 
60Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:18:35 
61Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:18:36 
62Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:18:40 
63Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team0:19:36 
64Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:20:09 
65Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:20:54 
66Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:22:30 
67Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:22:32 
68Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team0:22:34 
69Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:23:55 
70David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:24:16 
71Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti0:26:43 
72Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:26:45 
73Luca Fioretti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera0:27:01 
74Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:27:08 
75Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:29:58 
76Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:31:03 
77Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:31:20 
78Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:31:47 
79Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:33:12 
80Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:34:03 
81Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:34:20 
82Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera0:34:29 
83Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
84Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:35:08 
85Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:36:14 
86Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:37:59 
87Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack0:41:02 
88Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:41:10 
89Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:41:15 
90Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:42:43 
91Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti0:43:55 
92Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:44:26 
93Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:45:43 
94Simone Boifava (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera0:46:15 
Points classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale40pts
2Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli24 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD22 
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD15 
5Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli15 
6Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack9 
7Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
8Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox8 
9Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
10Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
11Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli6 
12Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team5 
13Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana4 
14Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD4 
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
16Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli3 
17Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team3 
18Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2 
19Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli2 
20Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
21Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1 
22Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD1 
23Luca Fioretti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera1 
Sprint classification
1Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team28pts
2Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team12 
3Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team10 
4Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana6 
5Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack6 
6Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team6 
7Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C106 
8Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera6 
9Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5 
10David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C105 
11Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD4 
12Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli3 
13Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
14Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti2 
15Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
16Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1 
17Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1 
18Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1 
Mountains classification
1David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1014pts
2Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C1013 
3Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team13 
4Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD12 
5Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli11 
6Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8 
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5 
8Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5 
9Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti5 
10Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C105 
11Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera5 
12Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
13Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli4 
14Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National Team3 
15Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana2 
16Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli2 
17Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack1 
18Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
19Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti1 
Teams classification
1Androni Giocattoli67:27:43 
2Lampre - ISD0:01:18 
4Team RadioShack0:04:04 
5Colnago - CSF Inox0:04:20 
6BMC Racing Team0:05:35 
7Acqua & Sapone0:05:45 
8Katusha Team0:05:57 
9Pro Team Astana0:07:47 
10Miche - Guerciotti0:10:01 
11Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:13:20 
12Team Spidertech Powered By C100:23:27 
13Great Britain National Team0:41:50 
14Ora Hotels Carrera1:45:14 


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