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Viviani revives Italian chances in Cuba

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Italy's Elia Viviani wins stage 7b in Santo Spiritus.

Italy's Elia Viviani wins stage 7b in Santo Spiritus. (Image credit: Luis Barbosa)
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The group is illuninated by the late afternoon sunshine.

The group is illuninated by the late afternoon sunshine. (Image credit: Luis Barbosa)
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Ryan Roth looked comfortable in the leader's jersey.

Ryan Roth looked comfortable in the leader's jersey. (Image credit: Luis Barbosa)
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Some negotiations going on, perhaps...?

Some negotiations going on, perhaps...? (Image credit: Luis Barbosa)
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Cuban rider Arnold Alcolea.

Cuban rider Arnold Alcolea. (Image credit: Luis Barbosa)
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The peloton remains calm after the morning time trial

The peloton remains calm after the morning time trial (Image credit: Luis Barbosa)
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A novel idea at a bike race: a Che Guevara tattoo...

A novel idea at a bike race: a Che Guevara tattoo... (Image credit: Luis Barbosa)
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Angelo Ciccone (Italy) worked hard throughout the stage.

Angelo Ciccone (Italy) worked hard throughout the stage. (Image credit: Luis Barbosa)
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Italian rider Angelo Ciccone puts his head down and motors in the sunset.

Italian rider Angelo Ciccone puts his head down and motors in the sunset. (Image credit: Luis Barbosa)

Full results
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy3:41:57
2Yoel Mariño (Cub) Matanzas
3Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Peugeot
4Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy
5Alex Buttazzoni (Ita) Italy
6Wilmen Bravo (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida
7Jaime Castañeda (Col) Colombia
8Dennis Luijt (Ned) Global Cycling
9Damian Martinez (Cub) Guantanamo
10Miguel Ubeto (Ven) Venezuela
11Sergio Casanova (Spa) Peugeot
12Kevin Lacombe (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy
13Julian Muñoz (Col) Colombia
14Edgardo Lugo (Mex) Mexico
15Francisco Colorado (Col) Colombia
16Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Universidad Del Depo
17Sascha Damrow (Ger) Germany
18Juan Pablo Suarez (Col) Colombia
19Yosvany Caceres (Cub) Sancti Spitirus
20Yasmany Martinez (Cub) Cuba
21Arnaldo Oramas (Cub) C.T. Oriente
22Geert Sijkshoorn (Ned) Global Cycling
23Alvaro Torres (Ven) Venezuela
24Fredy Buergos (Cub) Cuba
25Leandro Marcos (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana
26Adrian Ceballos (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos
27Felix Nodarse (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos
28Darwins Urrea (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida
29Ivan Martinez (Spa) Peugeot
30Angel Rivas (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida
31Adonis Cardoso (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana
32Rafael Arrate (Cub) C.T. Oriente
33Polo Luis Masco (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida
34Raul Grangel (Cub) Cuba
35Andrew Randell (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy
36Jose Alarcon (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida
37William Franco (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana
38Lizardo Benitez (Cub) Guantanamo
39Jose C. Peralta (Cub) Guantanamo
40Lisuandi Alonso (Cub) Villa Clara
41Pedro Ortuondo (Cub) Universidad Del Depo
42Alien Garcia (Cub) Cuba
43Jose Mujica (Cub) Pinar Del Rio
44Alejandro Aluija (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos
45Yoel Solensal (Cub) Sancti Spitirus
46Juan R. Juarez (Mex) Mexico
47Emilio Perez (Cub) Pinar Del Rio
48Abrahan Guerra (Cub) C.T. Oriente
49Reinier Gomez (Cub) Santiago De Cuba
50Ramon Martin (Cub) Universidad Del Depo
51Ruben Companioni (Cub) Universidad Del Depo
52Ismel Banzo (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana
53Jose A. Gonzalez (Cub) Sancti Spitirus
54Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy
55Jorge J. Rojas (Cub) Sancti Spitirus
56Tino Scholz (Ger) Germany
57Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Italy
58Yoandry Freire (Cub) Sancti Spitirus
59Daniel Avila (Cub) Camaguey
60Ruben Flores (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida
61Luis Cardoso (Cub) Camaguey
62Paul Kneppers (Ned) Global Cycling
63Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba
64Agustin Martinez (Cub) Villa Clara
65Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Cuba
66Reinier Veloso (Cub) Sancti Spitirus
67Angel Castillo (Cub) Pinar Del Rio
68Yenni Harman (Cub) Santiago De Cuba
69Luis Pulido (Mex) Mexico
70Lemay Leon (Cub) Villa Clara
71Piero Baffi (Ita) Italy
72Joseba Leon (Spa) Peugeot
73Vicente Sanabria (Cub) Matanzas
74Peter Woestenberg (Ned) Global Cycling
75Yunier Alvarez (Cub) Ciego De Avila
76Jose Chacon (Ven) Venezuela
77Carlos E. Arias (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana
78Lazaro Valdes (Cub) Pinar Del Rio
79David Belda (Spa) Peugeot
80Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Germany
81Jose A. Diez (Spa) Peugeot
82Karel Pattyn (Ger) Germany
83John Nava (Ven) Venezuela
84Khalid Albalcooshi (UAE) United Arab Emirates
85Eliodis Griñan (Cub) C.T. Oriente
86Ulises Rodriguez (Cub) Santiago De Cuba
87Pedro Sibila (Cub) Universidad Del Depo
88Rosendo Guilarte (Cub) C.T. Oriente
89Reinier Hernandez (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana
90Luis A. Alfaro (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos
91Jose M. Rodriguez (Cub) Ciego De Avila0:00:20
92Reldis Perez (Cub) Universidad Del Depo
93Jorge Martinez (Col) Colombia
94Miguel Rodriguez (Cub) Camaguey
95Yhosvani Hernandez (Cub) Villa Clara0:00:24
96Juan Murillo (Ven) Venezuela
97Jose A. Gonzalez (Cub) Santiago De Cuba
98Simon Lambert (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy
99Angelo Ciccone (Ita) Italy
100Osmany Lobaina (Cub) Guantanamo
101Vladimir Fonseca (Cub) Villa Clara
102Miguel Montero (Cub) Guantanamo0:00:30
103Randy Hernandez (Cub) Santiago De Cuba0:00:32
104Majid Albalooshi (UAE) United Arab Emirates
105Carlos Roldan (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos0:00:35
106Luca Pirini (Ita) Italy0:00:38
107Tim Nederlof (Ned) Global Cycling0:00:47
108Martin Gilbert (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy0:00:52
109Juan Basulto (Cub) Camaguey
110Roger Rodriguez (Cub) Pinar Del Rio0:02:33
111Edgar Morales (Mex) Mexico0:02:43
112Riazan Fleitas (Cub) Ciego De Avila0:03:10
113Maidel Rodriguez (Cub) Matanzas0:03:33
114Rainer Vazquez (Cub) Matanzas0:03:43
115Alfredo Hernandez (Cub) Matanzas0:04:48

Points
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy7pts
2Yoel Mariño (Cub) Matanzas6
3Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Peugeot5
4Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy4
5Alex Buttazzoni (Ita) Italy3
6Wilmen Bravo (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida2

Jatibonico, km. 46
1Ramon Martin (Cub) Universidad Del Depo5pts
2Fredy Buergos (Cub) Cuba3
3Arnaldo Oramas (Cub) C.T. Oriente2
4Jose A. Gonzalez (Cub) Santiago De Cuba1

Sancti Spitirus, km. 77
1Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Universidad Del Depo5pts
2Ramon Martin (Cub) Universidad Del Depo3
3Jose A. Gonzalez (Cub) Sancti Spitirus2
4Yosvany Caceres (Cub) Sancti Spitirus1

Cabaiguan, km. 106
1Jose A. Gonzalez (Cub) Sancti Spitirus5pts
2Leandro Marcos (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana3
3Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Universidad Del Depo2
4Lizardo Benitez (Cub) Guantanamo1

Teams
1Colombia11:05:51
2Peugeot
3Spidertech p/b Planet Energy
4Italy
5Sumiglov-Gober. Merida
6Cuba
7Guantanamo
8Global Cycling
9Ciudad De La Habana
10C.T.Cienfuegos
11C.T. Oriente
12Universidad Del Deporte
13Venezuela
14Sancti Spitirus
15Mexico
16Germany
17Pinar Del Rio
18Villa Clara
19Santiago De Cuba
20Camaguey
21Ciego De Avila0:03:30
22Matanzas0:03:33

General classification after stage 7b
1Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy24:52:07
2Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Cuba0:00:18
3Jose Alarcon (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida0:00:59
4Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba
5Andrew Randell (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy0:01:23
6Ruben Companioni (Cub) Universidad Del Depo0:01:29
7Francisco Colorado (Col) Colombia0:01:38
8Yasmany Martinez (Cub) Cuba0:01:44
9Jose Chacon (Ven) Venezuela0:01:46
10Juan Pablo Suarez (Col) Colombia0:02:04
11Pedro Ortuondo (Cub) Universidad Del Depo0:02:05
12Raul Grangel (Cub) Cuba0:02:15
13Vicente Sanabria (Cub) Matanzas0:02:57
14Wilmen Bravo (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida0:03:01
15Lisuandi Alonso (Cub) Villa Clara0:03:19
16Damian Martinez (Cub) Guantanamo0:03:44
17Jaime Castañeda (Col) Colombia0:03:59
18Julian Muñoz (Col) Colombia0:04:05
19Miguel Ubeto (Ven) Venezuela0:04:09
20Yoandry Freire (Cub) Sancti Spitirus0:05:15
21David Belda (Spa) Peugeot
22Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Universidad Del Depo0:05:44
23Fredy Buergos (Cub) Cuba0:06:19
24Adonis Cardoso (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana0:07:05
25John Nava (Ven) Venezuela0:07:43
26Ruben Flores (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida0:08:05
27Jorge Martinez (Col) Colombia0:08:06
28Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Italy0:08:12
29Luis Pulido (Mex) Mexico0:08:15
30Juan Murillo (Ven) Venezuela0:08:33
31Pedro Sibila (Cub) Universidad Del Depo0:09:21
32Alien Garcia (Cub) Cuba0:09:55
33Ramon Martin (Cub) Universidad Del Depo0:10:56
34Lizardo Benitez (Cub) Guantanamo0:11:26
35Paul Kneppers (Ned) Global Cycling0:11:41
36Yoel Solensal (Cub) Sancti Spitirus0:12:27
37Kevin Lacombe (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy0:13:09
38William Franco (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana0:13:15
39Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy0:13:27
40Darwins Urrea (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida0:13:40
41Adrian Ceballos (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos
42Ismel Banzo (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana0:14:24
43Angel Castillo (Cub) Pinar Del Rio0:14:38
44Eliodis Griñan (Cub) C.T. Oriente0:14:42
45Felix Nodarse (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos0:15:56
46Agustin Martinez (Cub) Villa Clara0:16:03
47Rafael Arrate (Cub) C.T. Oriente0:17:02
48Yenni Harman (Cub) Santiago De Cuba0:18:27
49Jose M. Rodriguez (Cub) Ciego De Avila0:18:50
50Karel Pattyn (Ger) Germany0:18:51
51Rainer Vazquez (Cub) Matanzas0:20:51
52Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy0:21:43
53Martin Gilbert (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy0:21:49
54Lemay Leon (Cub) Villa Clara0:21:50
55Geert Sijkshoorn (Ned) Global Cycling0:22:14
56Alejandro Aluija (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos0:22:26
57Alvaro Torres (Ven) Venezuela0:23:33
58Tim Nederlof (Ned) Global Cycling0:23:40
59Carlos Roldan (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos0:24:21
60Miguel Rodriguez (Cub) Camaguey0:26:46
61Jose A. Gonzalez (Cub) Sancti Spitirus0:26:49
62Yosvany Caceres (Cub) Sancti Spitirus0:27:45
63Reinier Veloso (Cub) Sancti Spitirus
64Ivan Martinez (Spa) Peugeot0:27:53
65Carlos E. Arias (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana0:27:59
66Sergio Casanova (Spa) Peugeot
67Angelo Ciccone (Ita) Italy0:28:02
68Emilio Perez (Cub) Pinar Del Rio0:28:07
69Yoel Mariño (Cub) Matanzas
70Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Peugeot0:28:48
71Piero Baffi (Ita) Italy0:29:16
72Jose A. Gonzalez (Cub) Santiago De Cuba0:29:51
73Lazaro Valdes (Cub) Pinar Del Rio0:30:08
74Tino Scholz (Ger) Germany0:30:39
75Simon Lambert (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy
76Luis A. Alfaro (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos0:31:12
77Abrahan Guerra (Cub) C.T. Oriente0:33:08
78Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Germany0:33:13
79Angel Rivas (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida0:33:20
80Juan R. Juarez (Mex) Mexico0:33:32
81Jose Mujica (Cub) Pinar Del Rio0:34:04
82Edgardo Lugo (Mex) Mexico0:34:05
83Jose C. Peralta (Cub) Guantanamo0:34:15
84Sascha Damrow (Ger) Germany0:35:11
85Jose A. Diez (Spa) Peugeot0:35:52
86Alex Buttazzoni (Ita) Italy0:36:12
87Peter Woestenberg (Ned) Global Cycling0:37:13
88Rosendo Guilarte (Cub) C.T. Oriente0:42:39
89Roger Rodriguez (Cub) Pinar Del Rio0:42:45
90Reldis Perez (Cub) Universidad Del Depo0:43:00
91Reinier Gomez (Cub) Santiago De Cuba0:43:06
92Yunier Alvarez (Cub) Ciego De Avila0:43:41
93Juan Basulto (Cub) Camaguey0:44:56
94Arnaldo Oramas (Cub) C.T. Oriente0:45:24
95Osmany Lobaina (Cub) Guantanamo0:45:36
96Polo Luis Masco (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida0:46:16
97Dennis Luijt (Ned) Global Cycling0:50:20
98Leandro Marcos (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana0:51:36
99Joseba Leon (Spa) Peugeot0:51:40
100Alfredo Hernandez (Cub) Matanzas0:52:13
101Jorge J. Rojas (Cub) Sancti Spitirus0:53:02
102Miguel Montero (Cub) Guantanamo0:54:55
103Luis Cardoso (Cub) Camaguey1:03:25
104Edgar Morales (Mex) Mexico1:07:29
105Maidel Rodriguez (Cub) Matanzas1:09:33
106Reinier Hernandez (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana1:14:53
107Vladimir Fonseca (Cub) Villa Clara1:22:05
108Ulises Rodriguez (Cub) Santiago De Cuba1:24:22
109Randy Hernandez (Cub) Santiago De Cuba1:24:42
110Riazan Fleitas (Cub) Ciego De Avila1:32:29
111Yhosvani Hernandez (Cub) Villa Clara1:56:05
112Daniel Avila (Cub) Camaguey1:57:26
113Khalid Albalcooshi (UAE) United Arab Emirates1:59:38
114Majid Albalooshi (UAE) United Arab Emirates2:02:14
115Luca Pirini (Ita) Italy2:10:22

Points classification
1Wilmen Bravo (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida45pts
2Miguel Ubeto (Ven) Venezuela34
3Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy34
4Damian Martinez (Cub) Guantanamo34
5Yoel Mariño (Cub) Matanzas30
6Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Peugeot28
7Martin Gilbert (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy21
8Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Cuba21
9Jaime Castañeda (Col) Colombia20
10Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy17
11Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Universidad Del Depo16
12Kevin Lacombe (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy15
13Peter Woestenberg (Ned) Global Cycling15
14Raul Grangel (Cub) Cuba12
15Tim Nederlof (Ned) Global Cycling12
16Jose Alarcon (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida11
17Lizardo Benitez (Cub) Guantanamo11
18Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy11
19Pedro Sibila (Cub) Universidad Del Depo10
20Geert Sijkshoorn (Ned) Global Cycling10
21Vicente Sanabria (Cub) Matanzas9
22Rainer Vazquez (Cub) Matanzas9
23Yoel Solensal (Cub) Sancti Spitirus8
24Roger Rodriguez (Cub) Pinar Del Rio8
25Andrew Randell (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy6

Mountains classification
1Yoel Solensal (Cub) Sancti Spitirus17pts
2Raul Grangel (Cub) Cuba12
3Jose Alarcon (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida8
4Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba3
5Adonis Cardoso (Cub) Ciudad De La Habana3
6Pedro Ortuondo (Cub) Universidad Del Depo2
7Polo Luis Masco (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida2

Sprint classification
1Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Universidad Del Depo41pts
2Lizardo Benitez (Cub) Guantanamo22
3Pedro Sibila (Cub) Universidad Del Depo13
4Ruben Companioni (Cub) Universidad Del Depo12
5Reldis Perez (Cub) Universidad Del Depo11
6Jaime Castañeda (Col) Colombia10
7Wilmen Bravo (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida10
8Ramon Martin (Cub) Universidad Del Depo9
9Fredy Buergos (Cub) Cuba9
10John Nava (Ven) Venezuela8
11Jose A. Gonzalez (Cub) Sancti Spitirus8

U23 Classification
1Jose Alarcon (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida
2Ruben Companioni (Cub) Universidad Del Depo
3Lisuandi Alonso (Cub) Villa Clara
4Ruben Flores (Ven) Sumiglov-Gober. Merida
5Ramon Martin (Cub) Universidad Del Depo
6Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy
7Adrian Ceballos (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos
8Felix Nodarse (Cub) C.T.Cienfuegos
9Agustin Martinez (Cub) Villa Clara
10Rafael Arrate (Cub) C.T. Oriente
11Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy

Teams
1Cuba74:39:22
2Universidad Del Deporte0:01:28
3Colombia0:02:23
4Sumiglov-Gober. Merida0:06:35
5Venezuela0:09:33
6Spidertech p/b Planet Energy0:09:50
7Sancti Spitirus0:27:55
8Ciudad De La Habana0:31:01
9Guantanamo0:32:21
10Villa Clara0:34:35
11C.T.Cienfuegos0:36:47
12Global Cycling0:38:43
13Peugeot0:42:15
14Matanzas0:43:54
15Italy0:48:10
16C.T. Oriente0:51:28
17Pinar Del Rio0:51:49
18Germany1:05:18
19Mexico1:11:17
20Santiago De Cuba1:26:14
21Camaguey1:50:59
22Ciego De Avila2:02:00

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