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Blog - Giro d'Italia 2013

  • Added: sunday 26 May 2013 at 17:39:00

    The ultima tappa of the Giro d'Italia 2013 for Mark Cavendish, Vincenzo Nibali in pink

    The ultima tappa of the Giro d'Italia 2013 for Mark Cavendish, Vincenzo Nibali in pinkToday was the 21st stage, the ultimo tappa thus of this Giro d'Italia 2013. A Giro with much less animation than some of those we've seen a few years ago but a Giro which was mostly impacted by the weather.

    The last stage was, as often in a Grand Tour, without much interest, except of course to know the name of the winner of the last bunch sprint in the streets of Brescia and it was, not really surprisingly, the man whose nickname (well, at least in Italy) is the fastest man in the world, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).

    The summary of the 21st stage of the Tour of Italy 2013: Riese Pio X > Brescia

    Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) came to the start completely dressed in pink this morning and his team mates of the Astana team all had pink handlebar tape. The riders went off in a real slow tempo for the last 197 kilometers of this ...

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  • Added: saturday 25 May 2013 at 17:09:00

    Vincenzo Nibali again first, in the snow on top of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013

    Vincenzo Nibali again first, in the snow on top of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013A modified stage which, thanks to its non modified final part with a mountain top finish gave a beautiful finish today in the Giro d'Italia 2013. In this very last climb the whole stage got turned around and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) again showed why he's the one to go home in pink from Brescia after the final finish of this race tomorrow.

    The summary of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013: Silandro > Tre Cime di Lavaredo

    With the abandon of Robert Gesink (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) during the improvised rest day yesterday (following the cancellation of the 19th stage) and the suspension of Danilo di Luca (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) following a positive test for EPO a few days before the start of the Giro, 169 riders came to the start of this forelast stage of the Tour of Italy 2013 in Silandro.

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  • Added: saturday 25 May 2013 at 11:06:00

    The modified race route of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013: Silandro - Tre Cime di Lavaredo

    The modified race route of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013: Silandro - Tre Cime di LavaredoAfter the the initial announcement of a modification of the 19th stage which was finally followed by a complete cancellation of yesterday's stage because the snow on top of the lower mountains on the modified race route was still too important to let the stage go off, the forelast stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013 today will also follow a modified race route.

    In this article you'll find the new race route, on Google Maps and downloadable in Google Earth, the new time- and route schedule and the new profile of the 20th stage of the Tour of Italy 2013 which will take place between Silandro (Schlanders) and Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Auronzo).

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  • Added: thursday 23 May 2013 at 23:30:00

    The modified race route of the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013: Ponte di Legno > Val Martello

    The modified race route of the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013: Ponte di Legno > Val MartelloFor the 3rd time since the start of the Giro d'Italia 2013, its organisor, RCS Sport, has been obliged to modify the race route of one of its stages.

    In this article you'll discover the new race route, on Google Maps and downloadable in Google Earth, the new time- and route schedule and the new profile of the 19th stage of the Tour of Italy 2013 which will take place between Ponte di Legno and Val Martello.

    The new race route of the 19th stage of the Tour of Italy 2013 (Ponte di Legno > Val Martello) on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule

    After the 14th stage saw the climb of Sestrière being cut off and ...

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  • Added: thursday 23 May 2013 at 20:06:00

    Vincenzo Nibali shows who's the leader in the cronoscalata of the Giro d'Italia 2013

    Vincenzo Nibali shows who's the leader in the cronoscalata of the Giro d'Italia 2013A particular stage in the Giro d'Italia 2013, a stage which was ridden as a cronoscalata as Italian people say, which means a mountain time trial.

    The occasion for Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) why he's the leader in the general classification which he already seemed to have won since the last few stages. Indeed, the Italian rider wins this stage and takes 2'36" more on his first competitor, Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team).

    The summary of the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013: Mori > Polsa

    The start ramp of this mountain time trial was located in the velodrome of Mori for a climb split into two parts: 6% over the first part, a short slightly descending split and a second part going up at 7 to 8% average.

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  • Added: wednesday 22 May 2013 at 18:01:00

    Giro d'Italia 2013: Giovanni Visconti surprises the sprinters in an annoying 17th stage - summary

    Giro d'Italia 2013: Giovanni Visconti surprises the sprinters in an annoying 17th stage - summaryThe 17th stage took place on a completely flat race route, with a short but steep climb in the last 30 kilometers. It's difficult to say anything else about this stage than that it was annoying, until Giovanni Visconti accellerated just at the right moment in this climb, which allowed him to win this stage in a solo win. Solo win which surprises the sprinters who must be disappointed to not have been able to battle for victory in this stage ...

    The summary of the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013: Caravaggio > Vicenza

    With Hayden Roulston (Radioshack-Leopard) not starting this afternoon in Caravaggio and after the different abandons in yesterday's stage, 172 riders came to the start of this 17th stage towards Vicenza.

    As soon as the flag went down for the start, Miguel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela), Maxim Belkov (Katusha), Gert Dockx (Lotto-Belisol) and Luke Durbridge (Orica-GreenEDGE) decided to go of ...

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  • Added: tuesday 21 May 2013 at 18:47:00

    Giro d'Italia 2013: Beñat Intxausti wins a nervous 16th stage - summary

    Giro d'Italia 2013: Be&ntildeat Intxausti wins a nervous 16th stage - summaryA succession of attacks and counter attacks animated the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013 today. The stage started in France, in Valloire, and finished back in Italy, in Ivrea. In the end, Beñat Intxausti managed to cross the line just ahead of his final breakaway companions without this victory leading to any changes in the top 3 of the general classification.

    The summary of the 16th stage of the Tour of Italy 2013: Valloire (FR) > Ivrea

    On the day that Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) celebrated his 28th birthday, the stage victory in the Giro d'Italia 2013, at the finish in Ivrea, didn't go to the British rider. Fortunately he had his part of the birthday cake and thus a way to celebrate it before the race even started ...

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  • Added: sunday 19 May 2013 at 18:13:00

    Giro d'Italia 2013: Giovanni Visconti solo to victory in the snow on the Galibier - summary

    Giro d'Italia 2013: Giovanni Visconti solo to victory in the snow on the Galibier - summaryA stage which took place in the cold up on the main climbs in the Giro d'Italia 2013 which arrives in France today. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) ended solo, in a completely white landscape with snow flakes falling on him, and maybe he ended solo and won this stage because the finish line was moved down the mountain a bit. No changes in the general classification since Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) ended the stage in the same group as his main competitors.

    The summary of the 15th stage of the Tour of Italy 2013: Cesana Torinese > Col du Galibier

    After the changes necessary in yesterday's stage's race route due to the weather conditions, a change to today's 15th stage had been discussed as well, especially due to the difficult conditions while crossin ...

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  • Added: saturday 18 May 2013 at 17:41:00

    Mauro Santambrogio takes the victory in the modified 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013 - summary

    Mauro Santambrogio takes the victory in the modified 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013 - summaryThe 14th stage of this Giro d'Italia 2013 should have contained the climb of Sestrière today, followed by the final climb of Jafferau. As announced earlier today, the route however got modified with the cancellation of the climb to Sestrière because of the snow falling there today.

    The summary of the 14th stage of the Tour of Italy 2013 - Cervere > Bardonecchia

    The race route thus got 12 kilometers longer but a bit less difficult as well. 4 riders didn't start this afternoon in Cervere: Daniele Bennati and Karsten Kroon for Team Saxo-Tinkoff, Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Jack Bobridge (Blanco Pro Cycling Team), while the 183 other riders had to start under -not surprisingly in this Giro- the rain. These w ...

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  • Added: saturday 18 May 2013 at 14:13:00

    The new race route of the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013: Cervere > Bardonecchia

    The new race route of the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013: Cervere > BardonecchiaThe 14th stage of the Tour of Italy 2013 between Cervere and Bardonecchia should have included the Sestrière climb today before continuing on the final climb of Jafferau in Bardonecchia.

    Despite being the 18th of May today, the weather conditions have decided otherwise since snow is falling on this climb today and the visibility is really low. For the security of the race, the organisor of the Giro d'Italia 2013 has thus decided to cancel the climb of Sestrière, while keeping the final climb. In this article you'll discover the new race route on Google Maps and in Google Earth, the new time- and route schedule of the stage and the new profile.

    The new race route of the 14th stage of the Tour of Italy 2013 (Cervere > Bardonecchia) on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule

    Instead of starting the climb towards Sestrière, the stage will change from Pinerolo and go on via Pi ...

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