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Filippo Pozzato takes the first Italian stage win in the Giro d'Italia 2010

Added: thursday 20 May 2010 at 17:28:00
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    Filippo Pozzato takes the first Italian stage win in the Giro d'Italia 2010In this plain stage an attack by Rick Flens led to the creation of a 3 riders strong leading group. In the last climb of the day this group was taken back and the final explanation was between a new leading group of 10 riders. Filippo Pozzato turned out to be the fastest in this group and thus takes the first Italian victory.

    The summary of the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    169 riders came to the start in Città Sant'Angelo: Wouter Weylandt (Quick Step) and Dominik Roels (Team Milram) didn't start in this 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010 at 12.07.

    David Loosli (Lampre-Farnese Vini) and Xavier Tondo (Cervélo TestTeam) fell at the start of the stage before the Dutch rider Rick Flens (Rabobank) attacked at kilometer 5. Rick FlensThe Dutch rider, who already attacked in the second et seventh stage first left solo but 9 kilometers further Yuriy Krivtsov (AG2R La Mondiale) and Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma) started the pursuit.

    Flens created a gap up to 9'37" after 31 kilometers before slowing down to allow these two riders to get back on him at kilometer 42 when their gap was down to 6'20".

    The HTC-Columbia team but also the riders of Cervélo TestTeam who we didn't really see so far in this Giro, control the gap to keep it in between 5 and 6 minutes.

    At the intermediate sprint in Monte San Giusto, the two other leading riders allow Rick Flens to take the points, followed by Olivier Kaisen and Yuriy Krivtsov. At the head of the peloton, which arrives there 4'52" later, Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) -who's 3rd in the classification by points- attacks to try to get the points for the 4th place but finally a Liquigas-Doimo rider, probably Fabio Sabatini, gets over him and he takes the 5th place.

    Olivier KaisenIn the climb to Macerata Olivier Kaisen can take the points, ahead of Krivtsov and Flens. The peloton arrives on top with a delay which is down to 3'18" and continues to decrease.

    At the first crossing of the finish line in Porto Recanati the gap of the three leading riders on the peloton, led by the Garmin-Transitions riders, is down to 1'27".

    Yuriy KrivtsovWhen the three leading riders of the day are almost taken back, Yuriy Krivtsov gives it a final try but Francesco Failli (Acqua & Sapone) gets away from the peloton and easily gets back on him. Alessandro Bisolti (Colnago - CSF Inox) and Marco Pinotti (HTC-Columbia) join him easily, just like Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) and 5 others.

    On the top of the Potenza Picena, Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni) takes the points ahead of Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo).

    At 3 kilometers from the finish, the group with Stefano Garzelli, Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali, Alexandre Vinokourov, Thomas Voeckler, Damiano Cunego, Michele Scarponi, Jérôme Pineau, Marco Pinotti and Filippo Pozzato had a 16 seconds gap and in the last kilometer Vincenzo Nibali is the first to attack, followed by Alexandre Vinokourov.
    The kazakh rider doesn't manage to stay ahead because Filippo Pozzato takes the very first Italian victory in this Giro d'Italia 2010, just ahead of Thomas Voeckler and Jérôme Pineau.

    The videos of the 12th stage

    > Click here to view the images of the last kilometer of the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    > Click here to see a video summary of the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    The classifications after the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2010

    The Città Sant'Angelo > Porto Recanati stage classification

    Filippo PozzatoThe top 10 of this stage was as follows:

    1/ Filippo Pozzato (Katusha Team) - 5h15'50"
    2/ Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues Telecom)
    3/ Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step)
    4/ Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone)
    5/ Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana)
    6/ Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo)
    7/ Marco Pinotto (HTC-Columbia)
    8/ Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni)
    9/ Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Farnese Vini)
    10/ Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo)

    The general classification

    Richie PorteNot much changes in the general classification but the favourites take back somer time on the young Richie Porte (Team Saxo Bank):

    1/ Richie Porte (Team Saxo Bank) - 50h46'16"
    2/ David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne) - +1'42"
    3/ Robert Kiserlovski (Liquigas-Doimo) - +1'56"
    4/ Xavier Tondo (Cervélo TestTeam) - +3'54"
    5/ Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Doimo) - +4'41"
    6/ Alexander Efimkin (AG2R La Mondiale) - +5'16"
    7/ Linus Gerdemann (Team Milram) - +5'34"
    8/ Carlos Sastre (Cervélo TestTeam) - +7'09"
    9/ Laurent Didier (Team Saxo Bank) - +7'24"
    10/ Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) - +8'14"

    Classification by points

    Jérôme PineauIn the classification by points Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) takes over the lead from Tyler Farrar thanks to the points he took with his 5th place in the intermediatye sprint and his 3th place at the finish of this stage:

    1/ Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) - 66 points
    2/ Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) - 59 points
    3/ Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) - 59 points
    4/ Filippo Pozzato (Katusha Team) - 57 points
    5/ Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) - 52 points
    6/ Matthew Goss (HTC-Columbia) - 47 points
    7/ Robert Förster (Team Milram) - 47 points
    8/ Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) - 40 points
    9/ Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) - 39 points
    10/ Evgeni Petrov (Katusha Team) - 39 points

    King of the Mountains classification

    No real changes in the classification of the climbers:

    1/ Matthew Lloyd (Omega Pharma-Lotto) - 29 points
    2/ Xavier Tondo (Cervélo TestTeam) - 16 points
    3/ Chris Anker Sörensen (Team Saxo Bank) - 15 points
    4/ Jan Bakelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) - 10 points
    5/ Paul Voss (Team Milram) - 10 points
    6/ Simone Stortoni (Colnago - CSF Inox) - 10 points

    Best young rider classification

    The situation also remains the same in the best young rider classification with Richie Porte (Team Saxo Bank) leading it and Robert Kiserlovski (Liquigas-Doimo) wearing the white jersey as long as Porte is in pink:

    1/ Richie Porte (Team Saxo Bank) - 50h46'16"
    2/ Robert Kiserlovski (Liquigas-Doimo) - +1'56"
    3/ Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Doimo) - +4'41"
    4/ Jan Bakelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) - +8'35"
    5/ Francis de Greef (Omega Pharma-Lotto) - +12'21"

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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    | Roland TISSIER | thursday 20 May 2010 at 17:51:16

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