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Blog - Giro d'Italia 2010

All information about the Tour of Italy 2010

  • Added: sunday 30 May 2010 at 18:21:00

    Giro d'Italia 2010: the final time trial for Gustav Erik Larsson, the overall win for Ivan Basso

    Giro d'Italia 2010: the final time trial for Gustav Erik Larsson, the overall win for Ivan BassoAfter his first victory in the Giro d'Italia in 2006, with a bad taste due to the Puerto doping case for which he was suspended for two years just afterwards, Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) today won the Tour of Italy for the second time.
    The final time trial was won by Gustav Erik Larsson (Team Saxo Bank). The red jersey for the classification by points was for Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team), the green jersey of the King of the Mountains classification for Matthew Lloyd (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and the white jersey of best young rider for the impressive Richie Porte (Team Saxo Bank).

    The summary of the 21st stage, the individual time trial in Verona

    Today the very last stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010 took place as an individual time trial over 15 kilometers in Verona with the a 5% climb towards Torricelle at 277 meter ...

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  • Added: saturday 29 May 2010 at 18:01:00

    20th stage of the 2010 Giro d'Italia: Johann Tschopp wins it in style

    20th stage of the 2010 Giro d'Italia: Johann Tschopp wins it in styleFirst Swiss stage victory in the Giro d'Italia since Alex Zülle in 1998: Johann Tschopp wins the sprint on the cima coppi (the rooftop) of this Tour of Italy before giving everything he has in the descent to be able to start the final climb with a big enough gap to win the stage. A surprise attack by Cadel Evans allows the World Champion to take the second place, ahead of Ivan Basso who keeps his pink jersey before the final time trial tomorrow in the streets of Verona.

    The summary of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    Yet another mountain stage in the Giro d'Italia 2010 today, from Bormio to Ponte di Legno-Tonale over a distance of 178 kilometers with the climbs of the Forcola di Livigno, the Passo di Eira, the Passo di Foscagno, the rooftop of the Tour of Italy: Passo di G ...

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  • Added: friday 28 May 2010 at 23:01:00

    Giro d'Italia 2010: Michele Scarponi wins in Aprica, David Arroyo sees his pink dream disappear!

    Giro d'Italia 2010: Michele Scarponi wins in Aprica, David Arroyo sees his pink dream disappear!At the finish in Aprica this afternoon, Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni) won the stage in a sprint. After 5 days in pink, the pink cloud on which David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne) was riding flew away to make place for Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) who finished second today. 51 seconds now separate the Italian and Spanish rider.

    The summary of the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    At the start of the stage in Brescia this morning, the mayor Adriano Paroli, relatives of the victims and the organisor of the Tour of Italy with its director Angelo Zomegnan, remembered the bomb attack on 28 May 1974 at the monument on the Piazza della Loggia.

    After his stage win yesterday, André Greipel ( ...

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  • Added: thursday 27 May 2010 at 22:47:00

    A sprinters stage in the Giro d'Italia 2010: André Greipel wins it

    A sprinters stage in the Giro d'Italia 2010: André Greipel wins itA sprinters stage today in the Giro d'Italia 2010 and despite a leading duo continuing almost until the end of the stage, the sprinters teams were decided to take them back. That was done at 2 kilometers from the finish and André Greipel used the Team Sky train to take the stage victory at the finish ahead of Julian Dean.

    The summary of the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010 from Levico Terme to Brescia

    151 riders came to the start early this afternoon in Levico Terme for a 195 kilometer long stage of which I said yesterday already that it was made for the sprinters.

    After 21 kilometers, Alan Marangoni of the Colnago - CSF Inox team and Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto) get away from the peloton but their gap never gets higher than 2'45" at kilometer 3 ...

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  • Added: wednesday 26 May 2010 at 21:32:00

    Giro d'Italia 2010 : Damien Monier solo to his first pro victory on top of Peio Terme

    Giro d'Italia 2010 : Damien Monier solo to his first pro victory on top of Peio TermeThe Giro's favourites decided to take some rest today and a group of 19 riders could thus continue till the finish.
    The final 9.5 km climb had its most difficult part in the last 3 kilometers of up to 12%. The French rider Damien Monier takes benefit of this difficult part to continue solo from the leading group and thus take his first professional win.
    David Arroyo perfectly defended his pink jersey and doesn't lose time on his main competitors.

    The summary of the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    The 17th stage of the Tour of Italy 2010 went from Brunico to the mountain top finish in Peio Terme, 173 kilometers further, today.

    At 12.52 153 riders came to the start, David Loosli (Lampre-Farnese Vini) decided not to take the start today. After a quite animated start of the race including the creation of a leading group of 12 riders (Damien Monier [Cofidis], Mikhail Ignatiev [Katusha Team], Alessandro Donati [Acqua & Sapo ...

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  • Added: tuesday 25 May 2010 at 23:54:00

    Giro d'Italia 2010: Stefano Garzelli the fastest on the climb to Plan de Corones (Kronplatz)

    Giro d'Italia 2010: Stefano Garzelli the fastest on the climb to Plan de Corones (Kronplatz)Today's individual time trial from San Vigilio di Marebbe to Plan de Corones (Kronplatz) was quite particular. Not only the 12.9 kilometers were going up but 5.3 of them were sand roads. The maximum slope was no less than 24% for an average of 8.4%.

    Stefano Garzelli was the fastest in this climb where some changes in the general classification were expected. The pink jersey David Arroyo was not looking for this to be confirmed so even though he lost some time he's still strongly in pink. The big loser among the favourites was Carlos Sastre however ...

    The summary of the time trial, 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    Marco Frapporti (Colnago - CSF Inox) was the first rider to start this morning at 10.30AM and he realises the first time at 48'33".

    He was supported by no less than 100,000 people standing along the road in this climb.

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  • Added: monday 24 May 2010 at 19:31:00

    Super Ivan Basso on the Monte Zoncolan wins some time in the general classification of the Giro d'Italia 2010 + the programme of the last week

    Super Ivan Basso on the Monte Zoncolan wins some time in the general classification of the Giro d'Italia 2010 + the programme of the last weekThe day before the restday today, the leading group of the day was destined to be taken back with the climb of the Monte Zoncolan at the end of the stage. In this climb, Ivan Basso progressively gets rid of his competitors to win the stage in a solo race to the top, 1'19" ahead of Cadel Evans.

    The Italian rider thus approaches the top of the general classification and looking on the last week's programme he seems to have some chancer of going up to the first place. But the other favourites are quite close as well in the general classification ...

    The summary of the 15th stage Mestre > Monte Zoncolan

    The sprinters Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) and Robbie McEwen (Katusha Team) didn't come to the start of the 222 kilometer long stage yesterday morning in Mestre. Manuel Belletti (Colnago - CSF Inox), ...

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  • Added: saturday 22 May 2010 at 17:19:00

    Vincenzo Nibali wins the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010 thanks to his good descent, the Spaniard David Arroyo takes the pink jersey

    Vincenzo Nibali wins the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010 thanks to his good descent, the Spaniard David Arroyo takes the pink jerseyVincenzo Nibali just won the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010 after having shown his perfect way to descend after the climb of the Monte Grappa. Richie Porte lost some time in this climb and thus loses his pink jersey to David Arroyo. For now he still has the white jersey of best young rider.

    The summary of the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    The return of the high mountain stages didn't scare of anyone since all riders came to the start in Ferrara at 12.07. The 100 first kilometers of the stage were completely flat before the riders started the climb of the Monte Grappa (1st category).

    A first attempt by 26 riders to form a leading group doesn't succeed but after 35 kilometers 5 riders get ready for a new attack. William Bonnet (photo, Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Damien Monier (Cofidis), Alessandro Bisolti (Colnago - CSF Inox), Markus Eibegger ...

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  • Added: friday 21 May 2010 at 17:14:00

    Manuel Belletti wins the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010 in Cesenatico, Richie Porte is still in pink!

    Manuel Belletti wins the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010 in Cesenatico, Richie Porte is still in pink!A leading group of 17 riders, formed after about 60 kilometers, stays ahead of the peloton and the local rider Manuel Belletti wins the stage, a tribute to Marco Pantani, in the sprint. Richie Porte keeps the pink jersey ...

    The summary of the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    168 riders came to the start in Porto Recanati around 11.30AM this morning, Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Transitions) was the only rider who did not start in this 13th stage towards Cesenatico over 223 kilometers. In the first kilometers Morris Possoni (Team Sky) and Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago - CSF Inox) abandon as well and in the feeding zone David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) does the same.

    The stage took place on a relatively flat route for the first 130 kilometers followed by the climbs towards Perticara and towards Barbotto. ...

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  • Added: thursday 20 May 2010 at 23:48:00

    The Giro d'Italia 2010 route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the route and time schedule

    The Giro d'Italia 2010 route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the route and time schedule

    Originally published on Saturday 8 May 2010 at 0.10AM, regularly updated with new stages and finished including the possibility to download the route in Google Earth on 20 May 2010
    Today, Saturday 8 May 2010, the Giro d'Italia 2010 will start from Amsterdam in The Netherlands. La Corsa Rosa will stay in The Netherlands for three days with each of the stages starting in Amsterdam.
    The Tour of Italy 2010 will finish in Verona on Sunday 30 May.

    Unfortunately a bit later than planned, you can now discover the Giro d'Italia 2010 route on Google Maps/Google Earth, together with the the time- and route schedules and the stage profiles.
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