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Giro d'Italia 2010

Date range:
May 8-30, 2010
  • Giro d'Italia, Italy, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      8.4km
      Start location:
      Amsterdam
      End location:
      Amsterdam (ITT)
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      210km
      Start location:
      Amsterdam
      End location:
      Utrecht
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      224km
      Start location:
      Amsterdam
      End location:
      Middelburg
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      Savigliano
      End location:
      Savigliano
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      33km
      Start location:
      Savigliano
      End location:
      Cuneo (TTT)
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      162km
      Start location:
      Novara
      End location:
      Novi Ligure
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Fidenza
      End location:
      Marina di Carrara
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      222km
      Start location:
      Carrara
      End location:
      Montalcino
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      189km
      Start location:
      Chianciano
      End location:
      Monte Terminillo
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Frosinone
      End location:
      Cava de' Tirreni
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      230km
      Start location:
      Avellino
      End location:
      Bitonto
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      262km
      Start location:
      Lucera
      End location:
      L'Aquila
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      206km
      Start location:
      Città Sant'Angelo
      End location:
      Porto Recanti
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      223km
      Start location:
      Porto Recanti
      End location:
      Cesenatico
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      205km
      Start location:
      Ferrara
      End location:
      Asolo (Monte Grappa)
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      222km
      Start location:
      Mestre
      End location:
      Zoncolan
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      Friuli
      End location:
      Friuli
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      12.9km
      Start location:
      San Vigilio di Marebbe
      End location:
      Plan de Corones (TT)
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      173km
      Start location:
      Brunico
      End location:
      Pejo Terme
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      156km
      Start location:
      Levico Terme
      End location:
      Brescia
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      195km
      Start location:
      Brescia
      End location:
      Aprica
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      178km
      Start location:
      Bormio
      End location:
      Passa del Tonale
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      15km
      Start location:
      Verona
      End location:
      Verona (ITT)
  • Race history

May 21, Stage 13: Porto Recanti - Cesenatico 223km

Complete Live Report

Live commentary by:
hedwig kröner
  1. 11:58:38 CEST

    At the moment, the bunch is riding all together, but we'll fill you in on any escapes as soon as they get away.

  2. 12:03:32 CEST

    La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that yesterday's fight between Cadel Evans (BMC) and Daniele Righi (Lampre) is not an issue anymore today. Apparently, the two riders have solved their dispute. "Sometimes you lack some lucidity," Evans is reported to have said. "But the important thing is to learn from your mistakes."

    And Righi commented: "I saw the gesture on TV, it's true that it was quite brutal. We're sorry for what happened. It's all cleared up."

  3. 207km remaining from 223km

    12:08:52 CEST

    Today's stage is similar to yesterday's, as the riders again move northward along the coastline before a final loop inland over some hilly terrain. But, today's hills are a bit more difficult, and could mess up the plans for a bunch sprint finish.

    The peloton is still together, but strung out now.

  4. 12:13:26 CEST

    We have two abandons already: Morris Possoni from Team Sky and Domenico Pozzovivo of Colnago-CSF Inox. The Giro is starting to wear the riders out, no doubt.

  5. 193km remaining from 223km

    12:26:40 CEST

    And we have a breakaway: David Loosli (Lampre), Christopher Froome (Sky) and Luke Roberts (Milram) jumped away from teh bunch at km 27, and have a 24 seconds lead three kilometres later. Let's see if they can make it up the road.

  6. 12:28:42 CEST

    No - they have been caught. The peloton is racing fast as other riders try to escape, in vain.

  7. 12:39:41 CEST

    It is a nice day again today in central Italy, with the sun shining and only a few scattered clouds up in the sky. Temperatures are reaching the 20° C and the sun continues to heat up the air so we have perfect racing conditions with the sea to the right, and some hills to the left of the road.

  8. 12:42:35 CEST

    The first hour of racing is through. The riders are moving fast, at 43.9 km/h - and no breakaway has been able to form just yet.

    The Giro took things a little easier yesterday when the bunch rode at 35 km/h, but today they seem to be in a hurry to reach those climbs...

  9. 12:47:56 CEST

    There will be two important climbs in the finale of this stage, when the route takes the riders inland,  both of which count for GPM points. The first is the Perticara climb at km 161 (7.5 kms long, 665 metres in altitude) that has some 9-12 percent ramps in the beginning of the ascent, whereas the second part is more rolling around 6 percent gradient.

    Then, we have the Barbotto climb at km 181 (4.5 kms long, 514 metres in altitude) that starts out around 7 percent gradient but gets very steep in the last kilometre with ramps up to 15 percent.

  10. 170km remaining from 223km

    12:50:34 CEST

    In Senigallia, Remi Cusin (Cofidis) and Michiel Elijzen (Omega) have managed to put some space between them and the bunch. Not sure yet whether they will be able to build on this gap.

  11. 12:55:41 CEST

    Nope, they didn't make it any further. Gruppo compatto says Radio Corsa.

    Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) got a quick wheel change but is back in the bunch, too.

  12. 13:01:13 CEST

    They are still racing along the coastline. The race will turn left into the hills only in Rimini, where Pantani died, after 125 kilometres.

  13. 13:06:14 CEST

    Race director Angelo Zomegnan commented on this stage: "Cesenatico is the home of Marco Pantani but also of the Nove Colli Gran Fondo, which takes place on the weekend before the Giro comes to town. Every year, literally thousands of bike-nuts flock here for what is now one of the most important events on the amateur cycling calendar - and the end of this stage will take in some of the short, steep climbs that they face in the Nove Colli."

  14. 13:17:37 CEST

    Sorry folks, but we haven't received any news from the race for a little while now. Radio Corsa seems to take a lunch break...

  15. 13:23:17 CEST

    Here we go: a group of 17 men finally got away at km 62. The names are: Wyss, Bertogliati, Grivko, Claude, Kriit, Belletti, Mayoz, Meyer, Marzano, Lang, Facci, Stamsnijder, H. Henderson, Lewis, Horrach, Klimov and Voss.

    They have a lead of 3'30" now.

     

  16. 13:29:24 CEST

    This is a well-balanced group in which almost all teams are represented. Hence the consensus after so made breakaway attempts were spoiled.

  17. 148km remaining from 223km

    13:34:54 CEST

    They have a 3'50" lead after 75 kilometres. Looks good for such a strong group.

  18. 13:39:58 CEST

    Only Acqua & Sapone, AG2R, Caisse d'Epargne, Cervélo, Liquigas and Saxo Bank missed the train. Xavier Tondo Volpini from Cervélo is leading the peloton out.

  19. 138km remaining from 223km

    13:50:41 CEST

    In Pesaro, the lead group has gained yet more ground, clocking 4'35" faster than the chasing bunch.

    The average speed after two hours of racing is 42.4 km/h.

  20. 14:10:39 CEST

    Stamsnijder is the only man in the break that has a chance of reaching out to an overall jersey. In the points classification, the Dutchman has the same amount of points than Jerome Pineau. But Voss, who is also in the escape, could equal them if he wins the intermediate sprint in Mercato Saraceno (km 176.3) - the only one on this stage.

  21. 14:17:59 CEST

    While the leaders' advantage grew just over five minutes as the race reached the 100km-mark, it is now shrinking again to 4'55".

    We have another rider that abandoned the Giro today: David Millar (Garmin). The tall Scot stepped off the bike at the feed zone in La Siligata earlier, what a shame.

  22. 14:26:11 CEST

    The race reaches the outskirts of Rimini now, where it will turn left to move into the hills, away from the coast. This is where Marco Pantani was found dead in a hotel room one morning of February 2002...

    The gap to the leaders is currently six minutes.

  23. 14:34:17 CEST

    Mayoz (Footon-Servetto-Fuji) is the rider in the break that is best-placed on GC, as he is 26th at 16'14" from current leader Richie Porte (Saxo Bank).

    The gap has again increased to 7'25".

  24. 14:43:01 CEST

    This group of 17 could make it to the finish if they keep up the pace. The second part of the stage, now beginning, is definitely harder with thos two KOM's coming up, but they have a good chance of staying away as 16 out of 22 teams are represented.

    Especially as the gap continues to grow: 8'12" now. Three hours of racing have passed, and the average speed remains stable with 42.35 km/h.

  25. 87km remaining from 223km

    14:45:22 CEST

    Saxo Bank are leading out the bunch together with Caisse d'Epargne.

  26. 84km remaining from 223km

    14:51:24 CEST

    The landscape right now is still more or less flat, but will get gradually more difficult in the next few kilometres. The Perticara climb really starts in Talamello with 69 kilometres to go.

    There are a few more clouds in the sky and it is also quite humid - but no rain has been predicted.

  27. 14:53:53 CEST

    Chances are growing that this break will make it through, as the break now clocks an advantage of 9'12" and the bunch doesn't seem to be worried.

  28. 15:04:01 CEST

    The breakaway works well together, circling nicely with everone taking even turns. All false flats uphill now, this will start to hurt.

  29. 15:11:49 CEST

    The pass through some beautiful villages in stunning countryside. This is where the late Marco Pantani trained and where the famous Nove Colli Gran Fondo took place one week ago.

  30. 68km remaining from 223km

    15:16:25 CEST

    The leaders are on th Perticara climb now. Looks to be the steep sections around 9 percent gradient  before the climb gets a bit more rolling. People have gathered in the turns.

  31. 15:19:33 CEST

    Katusha's Klimov is heading the break at the bottom of the climb. They ride over a cobbled street through the village of Talamello now. The gap is 8'25". Klimov leads all the way.

  32. 15:26:30 CEST

    The bunch now gets to the village, still riding a reasonable pace.

    In the lead group, Cameron Meyer now takes his turn. Three kilometres of climbing left until they reach the summit.

  33. 63km remaining from 223km

    15:31:25 CEST

    Both groups are riding together, there are no attacks whatsoever. The gap has slightly decreased to 7'27".

  34. 15:34:05 CEST

    Speaking of attacks - we have one! It's Vladimir Karpets (Katusha), who jumps away from the bunch. Does he really think he can make it to the leaders? He has two team-mates there in Horrach and Klimov.

  35. 15:35:42 CEST

    Karpets digs deep, and is successful. He's on his own and making up time. But he's still got seven minutes to bridge up the the front group...

  36. 15:40:07 CEST

    Linus Gerdemann from Milram has now set out to chase Karpets, while Liquigas makes the pace in the bunch. Karpets is only one minute behind Cadel Evans or Ivan Basso on GC.

  37. 56km remaining from 223km

    15:41:47 CEST

    At the summit, Karpets passes at six minutes, with the peloton following 37 seconds behind. They are not letting him get away so quickly.

  38. 15:43:19 CEST

    They are now speeding down the descent, an undulating road but not twisty. Gerdemann must have been caught.

  39. 15:47:35 CEST

    The road does get a bit more winding towards the end of the descent, and riders need to use the brakes more. And the pedals, as building up speed again is vital.

  40. 15:51:28 CEST

    They are approaching the intermediate sprint in Mercato Saraceno now, taking advantage of a little flat road before they will start to climb again.

    Stamsnijder and Voss will be the two men to watch at the sprint, as the Dutchman could take the jersey from Frenchman Pineau, and Voss could match Stamsnijder's and Pineau's score.

  41. 15:54:30 CEST

    Stamsnijder takes the sprint points and should therefore take over the jersey tonight.

  42. 15:57:36 CEST

    Marzano and Bertogliati take advantage of the ascending road and try to attack the front group. But the've been brought back.

  43. 16:00:08 CEST

    Karpets gets to the intermediate sprint 4'42" later, followed by the bunch at 6'02".

  44. 16:02:00 CEST

    Four riders are being distanced in the breakaway, we think it's Stamsnijder, Henderson, Grivko and Wyss. The Barbotto is a Cat. 2 climb, and the day's been a long one already.

  45. 42km remaining from 223km

    16:04:47 CEST

    Klimov leads Facci as the pace up the climb. They want to wear the others out a bit before the final descent and flat part into Cesenatico.

  46. 16:06:09 CEST

    The group is breaking up. But we'll have to see after the descent if it hasn't come back together. Spectators abound on this climb, there is even a Spiderman!

  47. 16:07:31 CEST

    Bertogliati is alone in the front now as the leaders come over the summit in small groups.

  48. 16:08:37 CEST

    Karpets is still between the two groups in no man's land.

  49. 16:12:14 CEST

    Karpets has lost a bit of time again on the front group since the sprint: he's now 5'07" behind.

  50. 16:14:01 CEST

    The bunch comes through at 6'15".

    There is still a bit of climbing left after the KOM before the descent down to the coast begins.

  51. 35km remaining from 223km

    16:20:02 CEST

    Marzano is driving  nearly all of the lead group together now. The two Katusha riders, Horrach and Klimov, are still missing - maybe they are waiting for their captain.

  52. 16:22:34 CEST

    Cofidis' Kriit got a wheel change and is chasing back now.

  53. 30km remaining from 223km

    16:25:21 CEST

    They are speeding down the hill now, no time to rest. It is clear that they will stay away until the finish.

  54. 16:28:52 CEST

    It looks like the leaders are not unanimous anymore, looking at each other. No-one wants to ride. Lang takes over now, and the others take his slipstream.

  55. 24km remaining from 223km

    16:31:56 CEST

    Now Mayoz takes over the charge, leading the other downhill.

  56. 16:33:02 CEST

    They are completely strung out as Mayoz digs deep.

    Horrach is in this group though and now attacks.

  57. 22km remaining from 223km

    16:34:23 CEST

    Mayoz marks him but there is a gap. But the other come back as Stamsnijder now takes his chances, dragging others behind him.

  58. 16:35:34 CEST

    Stamsnijder, Claude and Mayoz together in front now. But the gap to their chasers is not big.

  59. 18km remaining from 223km

    16:38:38 CEST

    The bunch is now 6'21" behind the leaders, just controlling. Karpets still in between.

    The leaders are together again, testing...

  60. 16:40:32 CEST

    Katusha is very active in this break, with Horrach and Klimov taking turns in attacking.

  61. 16:42:17 CEST

    Karpets follows the break at a little over four minutes. His move will nevertheless bear fruit on GC.

  62. 16:44:56 CEST

    Estonian Kriit also looks strong, so does Stamsnijder. If one of the Katusha riders wins, it would be the third victory for the team ina row.

  63. 12km remaining from 223km

    16:45:45 CEST

    But atm it's Kriit, Stamsnijder, Mayoz and Facci together in front.

  64. 16:46:31 CEST

    The four have opened a good gap. This could be decisive.

  65. 16:48:39 CEST

    The four riders are pacing fast, with the others trailing at a distance. With 10 km to go, they might be able to hold them off.

  66. 8km remaining from 223km

    16:51:36 CEST

    Current situation: M. Facci (Quick Step), T. Stamsnijder (Rabobank), I. Mayoz (Footon), K. Kriit (Cofidis) together racing hard towards the finish in Cesenatico. The others don't seem to be able to bridge up again. Cameron Meyer is trying to get across on his own.

  67. 16:52:51 CEST

    Kriit puts his head down. Meyer has made it into that group, so they are five in front now.

  68. 16:54:47 CEST

    The other group behind the leaders has seven riders, trying to get organised. Four others behind. The two groups are together now.

  69. 4km remaining from 223km

    16:55:53 CEST

    Sorry, it was the leaders who were caught. They are 12 riders now.

  70. 16:57:22 CEST

    belletti gets across to Facci and Klimov, who attacked. Three leaders, but they look behind.

  71. 16:58:15 CEST

    It comes back together.

  72. 16:59:12 CEST

    If it comes down to a sprint, Henderson should be a favourite. Lewis leads now.

  73. 16:59:45 CEST

    Lewis has a good gap! He's on the finishing straight...

  74. 17:00:41 CEST

    But Belletti bridges up in one last effort and passes him on the last 100 metres. Antoher Italian victory!

  75. 17:01:42 CEST

    Henderson second and Mayoz third. Belletti can't believe it. Fantastic victory for him.

  76. 17:05:33 CEST

    Horrach gives up his teamwork for Karpets now that he is in the finish. Karpets made up some time on the GC contenders before the moutnain stages this week-end, but will that really be an advantage?

  77. 17:07:21 CEST

    Here comes the peloton, led out by Liquigas. Karpets came in 5'02" behind the winner.

  78. 17:08:43 CEST

    7'27" for the bunch. So Karpets has made up 2'25" on some of the other overall leaders.

  79. 17:10:36 CEST

    Belletti can't hold his tears on the podium.

    Thanks for having joined us again today and stay tuned for all the details of this stage, dedicated to Marco Pantani. Ciao from Cesenatico!