TechPowered By

More tech

Giro d'Italia 2009

Date range:
May 9-31, 2009
  • Giro d'Italia, Italy, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      20.5km
      Start location:
      Lido di Venezia
      End location:
      Lido di Venezia
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      156km
      Start location:
      Jesolo
      End location:
      Trieste
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      198km
      Start location:
      Grado
      End location:
      Valdobbiadene
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      162km
      Start location:
      Padova
      End location:
      San Martino di Castrozza
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      125km
      Start location:
      San Martino di Castrozza
      End location:
      Alpe di Siusi
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      248km
      Start location:
      Bressanone/Brixen
      End location:
      Mayrhofen (Aut)
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      244km
      Start location:
      Innsbruck (Aut)
      End location:
      Chiavenna
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      209km
      Start location:
      Morbegno
      End location:
      Bergamo
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      163km
      Start location:
      Milano Show 100
      End location:
      Milano Show 100
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      Cuneo
      End location:
      Cuneo
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      262km
      Start location:
      Cuneo
      End location:
      Pinerolo
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      214km
      Start location:
      Torino
      End location:
      Arenzano
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      60.6km
      Start location:
      Sestri Levante
      End location:
      Riomaggiore
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      176km
      Start location:
      Lido di Camaiore
      End location:
      Firenze
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Campi Bisenzio
      End location:
      Bologna (San Luca)
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      161km
      Start location:
      Forlì
      End location:
      Faenza
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      237km
      Start location:
      Pergola
      End location:
      Monte Petrano
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      Chieti
      End location:
      Chieti
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      83km
      Start location:
      Chieti
      End location:
      Blockhaus
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      182km
      Start location:
      Sulmona
      End location:
      Benevento
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      164km
      Start location:
      Avellino
      End location:
      Vesuvio
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      203km
      Start location:
      Napoli
      End location:
      Anagni
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      15.5km
      Start location:
      Rome
      End location:
      Rome
  • Race history

May 16, Stage 8: Morbegno - Bergamo 209km

Complete Live Report

Live commentary by:
Cycling News
  1. 13:59:00 CEST

    Ciao! Welcome to Cyclingnews' coverage of the centennial Giro d'Italia. Today is a medium-mountain day from Morbegno to Bergamo, 209 kilometres.

    Riders will face the Culmine di San Pietro, Colle del Gallo and the unclassified climb of Bergamo Alta. The climb to the top of Bergamo's historic city will leave 3.45 kilometres to race, all downhill.
  2. 14:01:00 CEST

    Attacks and counter-attacks filled the first kilometres, until, at kilometre 34, a move broke free. Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) and David López García (Caisse d'Epargne) broke free near the city of Portone.

    By Cortenova, km 40, Johann Tschopp (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Serge Pauwels (Cervélo TestTeam), Carlos José Ochoa (Diquigiovanni), Jelle Vanendert (Silence-Lotto) and Evgeni Petrov (Katusha) joined the duo to make seven. Giovanni Visconti (ISD), "always on the run", Héctor González (Fuji-Servetto) and Eduard Vorganov (Xacobeo Galicia) made ten by kilometre 42.

    By Primaluna, the ten -- Dario Cataldo (Quick Step), David López García (Caisse d'Epargne), Johann Tschopp (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Serge Pauwels (Cervélo TestTeam), Carlos José Ochoa (Diquigiovanni), Jelle Vanendert (Silence-Lotto), Evgeni Petrov (Katusha), Giovanni Visconti (ISD), Héctor González (Fuji-Servetto) and Eduard Vorganov (Xacobeo Galicia) -- had 2:18 over the peloton controlled by Lampre. Maybe Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC) is thinking of a stage win in Bergamo? The Italian is a three-time winner of Giro di Lombardia, but never won the race when it finished in Bergamo.
  3. 14:05:00 CEST

    Over the Culmine S. Pietro the escapees had 1:40 over the main gruppo and 2:00 over the group of sprinters.
  4. 14:07:00 CEST

    Carlos José Ochoa (Diquigiovanni) attacked on the climb, but on the descent, he crashed. He was up and back on his bike quickly, but the chase caught him.
  5. 85km remaining from 209km

    14:11:00 CEST

    Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) and Johann Tschopp (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) lead on the descent. Giovanni Visconti (ISD) and Eduard Vorganov (Xacobeo Galicia) are chasing the duo.
  6. 78km remaining from 209km

    14:16:00 CEST

    Johann Tschopp (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) have 18" on Giovanni Visconti (ISD) and Evgeni Petrov (Katusha) and 34" on the rest of the escapees.

    The maglia rosa gruppo is at 3:00 after two hours of racing.
  7. 82km remaining from 209km

    14:19:00 CEST

    LPR leads the chase on the downhill.

    The front 10 men are all back together: Dario Cataldo (Quick Step), Johann Tschopp (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Evgeni Petrov (Katusha), Giovanni Visconti (ISD), David López García (Caisse d'Epargne), Serge Pauwels (Cervélo TestTeam), Carlos José Ochoa (Diquigiovanni), Jelle Vanendert (Silence-Lotto), Héctor González (Fuji-Servetto) and Eduard Vorganov (Xacobeo Galicia).
  8. 14:19:00 CEST

    Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini), the maglia rosa, won Lombardia in 2001. "I will try again in Bergamo," he said to La Gazzetta dello Sport. "I hope for an all-day escape, but if they are pulled back before the last kilometres so I can have a try."

    Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo) may have a try today to repeat his win of two years ago in Bergamo. Before Garzelli, the other Bergamo stage winners were Giuseppe Saronni (1983), Felice Gimondi (1976), Oreste Conte (1952) and Diego Barabelli (1938).
  9. 14:21:00 CEST

    The riders approach the Forcella di Bura climb. Diego Caccia (Barloworld) knows this climb well, he is from nearby Ponte San Pietro.
  10. 14:23:00 CEST

    The skies are clearing up for our 193 racers.

    The 10 up front enjoy a 3:28 advantage over the LPR-led group.
  11. 14:25:00 CEST

    2006 winner Ivan Basso looks good on the descent. "I have never been a good downhill rider," he said. "But now I feel a little more at ease."
  12. 14:29:00 CEST

    Have a look at today's contest on our forums.
  13. 14:30:00 CEST

    We are descending towards Brembilla, at 413m. The 10 escape riders hold a 3:45 gap at 90km.
  14. 14:30:00 CEST

    Special thanks to the local Comune (city hall) for the free wine today, a DOC Valcalepio Rosso from 2006 that we will enjoy later.
  15. 14:58:00 CEST

    Another crash to report: Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank) crashed in the main gruppo on the descent of Culmine. It looks like he is going to retire from the Giro d'Italia.
  16. 120km remaining from 209km

    15:00:00 CEST

    The Rabobank Spaniard abandons the race on the seventh day of racing.

    The gruppo continues on, just over three minutes behind of the escape of ten men.
  17. 15:01:00 CEST

    Please have a look at our forum contest.
  18. 15:05:00 CEST

    What do you think about that descent of Alessandro Bertolini (Diquigiovanni) yesterday? The oldest rider in the centennial Giro d'Italia started the eventual escape of five men. Thanks to the 37-year-old, 21-year-old Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad) won the stage to Chiavenna.

    "I am feeling better and better, I tried today," said Bertolini after the stage. "I told Gibo [Gilberto Simoni (Diquigiovanni) - ed.] to stay behind me for the descent because it was dangerous.

    "Instead, I got away, and it was better because it was not an easy descent. I believed in myself, and still enjoy the win of last year. I will try again."
  19. 116km remaining from 209km

    15:07:00 CEST

    LPR continues to control affairs, the gap is 4:12.
  20. 15:13:00 CEST

    "It's my first time at a Grand Tour, so I hope to come through this race and see how I do," said stage winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad) after his win. "I also like I just want to do my best and see how I go. In a few years, I'll see how good I can be, whether I am a Classic rider or a stage racer."
  21. 15:14:00 CEST

    Lampre is working at the head of the group, travelling at 51km/h.
  22. 15:14:00 CEST

    The gap is 3:52.
  23. 15:16:00 CEST

    The riders are racing under sun. They have been going for three hours.
  24. 15:17:00 CEST

    "I can sprint if the group is not too big, and I think I did a great sprint today [yesterday - ed]," continued Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad). He will be 22 years old tomorrow, the day of the Milano circuit. "I will ride for Cavendish, trying to help him first."
  25. 15:21:00 CEST

    The maglia ciclamino, Petacchi, is protecting the maglia rosa, Danilo 'The Killer' Di Luca (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini). Di Luca wants to win this stage, it is a perfect finish for a rider with a strong punch on a short climb and a strong kick for a possible sprint.
  26. 15:23:00 CEST

    Lampre had five men on the front now, tearing it up over the roads near Credaro.
  27. 15:25:00 CEST

    Giro d'Italia abandons (or crashes) as of day eight: Francisco Pérez (Caisse d'Epargne), Jesús Del Nero (Fuji-Servetto), Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream), Matthias Russ (Milram), David Garcia (Xacobeo Galicia) and, now, Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank).
  28. 15:27:00 CEST

    The racers pass through Sondrio, Lecco, Como and Bergamo today. The ten men had a maximum advantage of 4:30 not too long ago, but now it has fallen drastically, near 2:30.
  29. 15:29:00 CEST

    The gap is now 2:10.
  30. 15:39:00 CEST

    The peloton passes the lovely Lago di Iseo. The ten men are trading pulls in the escape, near the town of Predore.

    In the middle of the Lago there is the island of Monte Isola. 1700 people live on the island.

    The gap is 1:50.
  31. 15:44:00 CEST

    "We started to race for Cunego, he is going well. Unfortunately, this escape is strong and going well. But we will give it a try and over the next kilometres we will get an idea of how it goes," said directeur sportif Brent Copeland of Lampre.

    "I am calm, even if the last days I thought I would have something great," Cunego said. "Maybe I made a mistake, but the Giro long and there are more chances to be had."
  32. 15:47:00 CEST

    An update on Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank): Assistants found his bike and then found the rider off the side of Culmine. Medics took the Spaniard to the hospital and he is reported in serious condition.
  33. 15:51:00 CEST

    It was about 60 metres below the bike where they found Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank), according to race director Angelo Zomegnan. He is in bad condition and heading to the hospital in Bergamo. From 1 to 5, in level of seriousness, he is rated at 3+.
  34. 153km remaining from 209km

    15:53:00 CEST

    Copeland has his Lampre men pounding the pavement along the shores of Lago di Iseo. The gap is 1:22.

    The front 10 men are working in a counter-clockwise motion, trading pulls.
  35. 15:56:00 CEST

    Levi Leipheimer (Astana) and Janez Brajkovic (Astana) are right behind the Lampre train. Brajkovic has his jersey fully unzipped.
  36. 15:59:00 CEST

    "He arrived in a helicopter," said Mino Farlfi, of the Bergamo Hospital, said of Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank). "We don't know for sure the condition at this moment."
  37. 16:01:00 CEST

    The escape is on the Solto Collina climb. The gap is right at one minute to the gruppo maglia rosa. In the group, Lance Armstrong (Astana) is on the wheel of Enrico Gasparotto (Lampre-NGC).
  38. 16:03:00 CEST

    David López García (Caisse d'Epargne), Héctor González (Fuji-Servetto) and Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) moved free of their other escape companions, by 12 seconds. The gruppo maglia rosa is another 48" back.
  39. 16:04:00 CEST

    Armstrong leads the group up the Solto Collina.
  40. 163.3km remaining from 209km

    16:06:00 CEST

    The tifosi are out in numbers today to see the riders race over the climb. They will see a seven-time Tour de France winner fly by in less than one minute.
  41. 165km remaining from 209km

    16:10:00 CEST

    Evgeni Petrov (Katusha), David López García (Caisse d'Epargne), Héctor González (Fuji-Servetto) and Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) lead by 19" over the others and 1:15 over the main group.
  42. 16:13:00 CEST

    The leader four are approaching the Colle del Gallo, used so many times in the past the Giro di Lombardia. It is about 450m of climbing, topping out at kilometre 182.3.

    Our lead four are Evgeni Petrov (Katusha), David López García (Caisse d'Epargne), Héctor González (Fuji-Servetto) and Dario Cataldo (Quick Step).

    Johann Tschopp (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Giovanni Visconti (ISD), Serge Pauwels (Cervélo TestTeam), Carlos José Ochoa (Diquigiovanni), Jelle Vanendert (Silence-Lotto) and Eduard Vorganov (Xacobeo Galicia) chase behind and are nearly caught by the main gruppo.

  43. 16:17:00 CEST

    An update on Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream), who crashed in the opening days of the race. He has one broken rib, sprains and contusions in middle-lower back and a hairline fracture of his pelvic bone. He should be back racing for the Tour de Suisse, though.

    Exact details coming soon.
  44. 172.2km remaining from 209km

    16:20:00 CEST

    Serge Pauwels (Cervélo TestTeam), Giovanni Visconti (ISD), Carlos José Ochoa (Diquigiovanni) and Eduard Vorganov (Xacobeo Galicia) join with Evgeni Petrov (Katusha), David López García (Caisse d'Epargne), Héctor González (Fuji-Servetto) and Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) to form a group of eight.

    We think Johann Tschopp (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) and Jelle Vanendert (Silence-Lotto) are not back in the main gruppo.
  45. 172km remaining from 209km

    16:20:00 CEST

    The gap is right at 1:00 for the front eight.
  46. 174.1km remaining from 209km

    16:22:00 CEST

    The front eight are near the foot of Gallo. We should see a contender fire out of the main group on the climb.
  47. 16:24:00 CEST

    The Colle del Gallo is 6.3km long, 7% average and 11% maximum.

    The front eight have 20".
  48. 176.5km remaining from 209km

    16:24:00 CEST

    The race is on Gallo and is exploding!
  49. 16:24:00 CEST

    We see Petacchi going backwards.
  50. 16:25:00 CEST

    Paolo Longo Borghini (Barloworld) and Markus Fothen (Milram) are firing.
  51. 16:25:00 CEST

    Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas) and Chris Horner (Astana) are making some ground.
  52. 16:25:00 CEST

    Simon Gerrans (Cervélo TestTeam) comes out on the Gallo, he is solo it seems.
  53. 16:26:00 CEST

    Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC) now leads a move with Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) in tow. Chris Horner (Astana), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo) are there too.
  54. 16:26:00 CEST

    LPR leads the chase of the Cunego group.
  55. 16:26:00 CEST

    Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) now comes through to work.
  56. 16:28:00 CEST

    Simon Gerrans (Cervélo TestTeam) is chased by Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC), Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas), Chris Horner (Astana), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo), Michele Scarponi (Diquigiovanni).
  57. 16:29:00 CEST

    Wait, that was NOT Simon Gerrans (Cervélo TestTeam), but his teammate Serge Pauwels (Cervélo TestTeam) from the escape. He is a stage winner from the 2007 or 2006 Tour Down Under.
  58. 16:30:00 CEST

    Only Héctor González (Fuji-Servetto) and Serge Pauwels (Cervélo TestTeam) were left from that escape move of eight we had.
  59. 16:31:00 CEST

    Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC), Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas), Chris Horner (Astana), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo), Michele Scarponi (Diquigiovanni), David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne), Leonardo Bertagnolli (Diquigiovanni) pull in Serge Pauwels (Cervélo TestTeam).
  60. 16:33:00 CEST

    Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo) tries his luck. Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) marks him.

    Leipheimer leads the chase behind, in the group.
  61. 16:34:00 CEST

    Pellizotti takes over.

    Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo) and Chris Horner (Astana) are now together in the lead.
  62. 181.5km remaining from 209km

    16:35:00 CEST

    Levi Leipheimer (Astana) leads a group with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad) and David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne). They catch the leaders.
  63. 16:36:00 CEST

    Levi Leipheimer (Astana), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad), David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne), Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo) and Chris Horner (Astana) lead.
  64. 16:36:00 CEST

    LPR chases behind with Basso.
  65. 16:37:00 CEST

    Horner leads the move.
  66. 182.3km remaining from 209km

    16:37:00 CEST

    They are near the top of Gallo. Horner is a machine here, working hard for Leipheimer.
  67. 16:37:00 CEST

    Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad) loses contact.
  68. 16:38:00 CEST

    Chris Horner (Astana), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo), Levi Leipheimer (Astana), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad) and Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) lead the race. They top Gallo.
  69. 16:38:00 CEST

    Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad) will chase on the descent.
  70. 16:39:00 CEST

    Gabriele Bosisio (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) leads the chase for Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini).

    They cross Gallo at 54" back.
  71. 16:40:00 CEST

    Garzelli, Horner and Leipheimer led over the top for the points, respectively.
  72. 16:43:00 CEST

    Chris Horner (Astana), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo), Levi Leipheimer (Astana), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad) and Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) are now on the way down Colle del Gallo.

    LPR leads the chase. Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad) is in the virtual maglia rosa; he started the day 36" behind Di Luca.
  73. 16:44:00 CEST

    Gabriele Bosisio (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) continues to pull the gruppo maglia rosa along for teammate Danilo Di Luca.

    They are racing towards the finish and the climb of Bergamo Alta.
  74. 16:45:00 CEST

    Levi Leipheimer (Astana) tells the others to wait up for the chasing riders. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC) and David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne) arrive...
  75. 16:46:00 CEST

    Levi Leipheimer (Astana) is thinking of putting in time over Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) and Ivan Basso (Liquigas) and will welcome additional men.
  76. 16:46:00 CEST

    David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne), Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad) and Leonardo Bertagnolli (Diquigiovanni) join Chris Horner (Astana), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo), Levi Leipheimer (Astana), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad) and Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas).
  77. 16:48:00 CEST

    The leaders: David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne), Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad), Leonardo Bertagnolli (Diquigiovanni), Chris Horner (Astana), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo), Levi Leipheimer (Astana), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad) and Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas).

    Local rider, Pinotti, explains to Armstrong the roads.
  78. 16:49:00 CEST

    David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne), Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad), Chris Horner (Astana), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo), Levi Leipheimer (Astana), Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad) and Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) lead the race.
  79. 16:50:00 CEST

    The leaders only have 18".
  80. 192km remaining from 209km

    16:51:00 CEST

    17km left to race, 10km to the start of the climb to Bergamo Alta.
  81. 16:51:00 CEST

    The group catches the front eight.
  82. 193km remaining from 209km

    16:52:00 CEST

    That strong looking move is over. Who will go next?
  83. 194km remaining from 209km

    16:53:00 CEST

    Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad) fires with 15km to race. Maybe he is trying to start something for Marco Pinotti (Columbia-Highroad).
  84. 16:54:00 CEST

    Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad) has a few seconds' advantage.
  85. 16:55:00 CEST

    Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad) lives in the zone, so he could be called a local rider. He has 11".
  86. 16:56:00 CEST

    It is going to be hard for Di Luca or Cunego to win today after the effort they gave on Gallo, but we will know more in 13km.
  87. 16:56:00 CEST

    20" for our lone escapee.
  88. 197km remaining from 209km

    16:57:00 CEST

    Race leader Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) has three teammates leading the race, he sits fourth wheel.

    20" for our leader.
  89. 199km remaining from 209km

    17:00:00 CEST

    Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad). He looks very smooth and confident with what he is doing.

    However, 'The Killer' Di Luca wants to win the stage today. They trail at 26" behind the Belarusian.
  90. 17:00:00 CEST

    Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) move near the front of the gruppo.
  91. 17:01:00 CEST

    Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad) has 31" as the race enters Bergamo.
  92. 201.2km remaining from 209km

    17:01:00 CEST

    Daniele Pietropolli (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) leads the chase.
  93. 17:02:00 CEST

    Lance Armstrong (Astana) and his teammates are near the back of the peloton.
  94. 17:02:00 CEST

    Caisse moves to the front. The team could be working for Joaquím Rodríguez (Caisse d'Epargne).
  95. 17:04:00 CEST

    The climb up to Bergamo Alta has a second of 12% and averages 9.8% in the second half of the climb.
  96. 17:05:00 CEST

    UPDATE: "His condition is serious, our team doctor said he fractured his leg, knee and has a head trauma," said a Rabobank official of Pedro Horrillo.
  97. 204km remaining from 209km

    17:07:00 CEST

    Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad) has 38". He nears the start of Bergamo Alta.
  98. 17:07:00 CEST

    He is on rock sector.
  99. 205.1km remaining from 209km

    17:07:00 CEST

    Yaroslav Popovych (Astana) has a try. Garzelli follows...
  100. 17:08:00 CEST

    Yaroslav Popovych (Astana) is flying, he should catch Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad).

    The roads are lined with fans.
  101. 17:08:00 CEST

    Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) fires out of a group with Rodgers, Basso and Pellizotti.
  102. 17:09:00 CEST

    Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) catches Yaroslav Popovych (Astana).
  103. 17:09:00 CEST

    And the group is together.
  104. 206km remaining from 209km

    17:09:00 CEST

    Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad) holds 20". Just 450m more of climbing.
  105. 17:10:00 CEST

    He can win this if he does not error on the descent.
  106. 17:10:00 CEST

    Basso leads the group.
  107. 17:11:00 CEST

    Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad) has 22" now.
  108. 208km remaining from 209km

    17:11:00 CEST

    Last kilometre for the lone escapee.
  109. 17:11:00 CEST

    The fans cheer him on.
  110. 17:12:00 CEST

    Kanstantsin Siutsou (Columbia-Highroad) comes to the line in Bergamo city centre.
  111. 17:12:00 CEST

    He wins. Left hand punches the sky.
  112. 17:12:00 CEST

    The sprint for second...
  113. 17:13:00 CEST

    Di Luca fires for it.
  114. 17:13:00 CEST

    Columbia riders take 2nd and 3rd!
  115. 17:14:00 CEST

    Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-Highroad) takes second over Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini).
  116. 17:19:00 CEST

    Thanks for joining our live coverage today. Please check back for full results and reports.

    Ciao da Bergamo!