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

Added: friday 28 May 2010 at 23:01:00
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    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 (HTC-Columbia) didn't come to the start this afternoon, just like the number two of yesterday's stage, Julian Dean (Garmin-Transitions), and the number 5, Danilo Hondo (Lampre-Farnese Vini).

    Xavier TondoThe 148 riders who did start remained packed together in the first 46 kilometers before a group of 9 riders attacked: Francesco Failli (Acqua & Sapone), Yuriy Krivstov (AG2R La Mondiale), Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni), William Bonnet (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Xavier Tondo (photo, Cervélo TestTeam), Leonardo Duque (Cofidis), Jan Bakelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Branislau Samoilau (Quick Step) and Luca Mazzanti (Katusha Team).

    Yuriy KrivtsovTheir gap quickly gets bigger and despite the 48 seconds they lose at a closed train crossing, the gap with the peloton is up to 8'48" after 86 kilometers in the race. At the intermediate sprint, 20 kilometers further in Corteo Golgi, Luca Mazzanti is the first to cross the line, ahead of William Bonnet and Francesco Failli, followed by the 6 other riders of the leading group, 7'02" later by Vladimir Karpets (Katusha Team) and another 20 seconds later by the peloton.
    At the first crossing of the finish line in Aprica at 82 kilometers from the finish, Yuriy Krivstov (photo) takes the points for the King of the Mountains classification, ahead of Jan Bakelandts and Xavier Tondo. The peloton follows at 5'05", still preceded at 17 seconds by Vladimir Karpets.

    Leonardo DuqueIn the climb towards Trivigno, Vladimir Karpets is taken back, Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) attacks from the peloton and the leading group loses 5 riders. Only Leonardo Duque, Jackson Rodriguez, Branislau Samoilau and Francesco Failli are left at the front. The last rider decides to wait for his leader, Garzelli. At the top Leonardo Duque (photo) passes the line first, before Branislau Samoilau and Jackson Rodriguez, followed at 1'24" by Stefano Garzelli and Jan Bakelandts and at 2'45" by the pink jersey group.

    At the foot of the famous Mortirolo these 5 riders get back together before Stefano Garzelli attacks. The group with David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne) starts the climb 2'43" later, but quite quickly there are only 4 riders chasing behind Garzelli: Ivan Basso and Vincenzo Nibali for Liquigas-Doimo, Michele Scarponi for Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni and the World Champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team).

    While David Arroyo is in trouble, Basso, Nibali and Scarponi get away at the front and Evans is joined by Carlos Sastre (Cervélo TestTeam) and Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana). When aproaching the top the three first riders get over Garzelli and on the top they arrive with a 55 seconds lead on Alexandre Vinokourov, 1'43" on Carlos Sastre and 1'55" on the pink jersey David Arroyo.
    In the descent Arroyo takes back some of this time and at 15 kilometers from the finish (at the foot of the last climb towards the finish) he's in a chasing group with Evans, Sastre, Vinokourov and John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale) at 41 seconds.
    In this climb the 5 chasing riders do however lose some time and when Michele Scarponi wins the stage in a sprint, ahead of Ivan Basso and his team mate Vincenzo Nibali the gap is up to a bit over 3 minutes. David Arroyo finishes the stage 7th at 3'06", behind Alexandre Vinokourov, John Gadret and Cadel Evans and followed by Carlos Sastre. The Spanish rider thus loses his pink jersey to Ivan Basso.

    For tomorrow's stage, the climb of the Gavia has been judged accessible and we'll thus see the riders follow the original routes between two walls of snow!

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

    >> Watch the last kilometer of this with the finish in Aprica

    >> Watch the video summary of the stage

    The Giro d'Italia 2010 classifications after the 19th stage

    The Brescia > Aprica stage classification

    Before the start, Michele Scarponi declared: I would like to try to follow the best riders on the Mortirolo and see what I can do. If I have good legs, I'll try to do something nice.

    When you look at the stage result, you can see this indeed happened:

    1/ Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni) - 5h27'04" (35,772 km/h)
    2/ Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo)
    3/ Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo)
    4/ Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) - +3'05"
    5/ John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale)
    6/ Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) - +3'06"
    7/ David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne)
    8/ Carlos Sastre (Cervélo TestTeam)
    9/ Branislau Samoilau (Quick Step) - +5'27"
    10/ Marco Pinotti (HTC-Columbia)

    General classification

    Ivan BassoIn the general classification Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) thus takes over from David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne), thanks to the gap at the finish and the bonus seconds. His team mate Vincenzo Nibali goes up to the 3rd place, Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni) to the 4th and Richie Porte (Team Saxo Bank) slides down to the 7th:

    1/ Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) - 81h55'56"
    2/ David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne) - +0'51"
    3/ Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) - +2'30"
    4/ Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni) - +2'49"
    5/ Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) - +4'00"
    6/ Carlos Sastre (Cervélo TestTeam) - +5'32"
    7/ Richie Porte (Team Saxo Bank) - +6'00"
    8/ Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) - +6'22"
    9/ Robert Kiserlovski (Liquigas-Doimo) - +12'44"
    10/ Marco Pinotti (HTC-Columbia) - +13'40"

    Classification by points

    Cadel EvansIn the classification by points Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) leaves his place to Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni):

    1/ Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) - 116 points
    2/ Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) - 105 points
    3/ Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) - 94 points
    4/ Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni) - 89 points
    5/ Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) - 88 points

    King of the Mountains classification

    Ivan Basso also takes over the green jersey as the leader of the King of the Mountains classification, but it will still be on Matthew Lloyd's shoulders since Basso is already wearing pink:

    1/ Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) - 35 points
    2/ Matthew Lloyd (Omega Pharma-Lotto) - 29 points
    3/ Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) - 25 points
    4/ Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli-Diquigiovanni) - 21 points
    5/ Ludovic Turpin (AG2R La Mondiale) - 20 points

    Best young rider classification

    Richie PorteBack to the 7th place in the general classification, Richie Porte still has a comfortable lead in the best young rider classification:

    1/ Richie Porte (Team Saxo Bank) - 82h01'56"
    2/ Robert Kiserlovski (Liquigas-Doimo) - +6'44"
    3/ Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) - +12'36"
    4/ Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) - +29'51"
    5/ Francis de Greef (Omega Pharma-Lotto) - +34'48"

    photo Michele Scarponi as the illustration of this article: at the start of the Giro in Amsterdam, by Niklas Jakobsen under de Creative Commons license

    photo Ivan Basso in the general classification: at the Tour of California 2009, by richardmasoner under the Creative Commons license

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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    | Roland TISSIER | saturday 29 May 2010 at 6:41:24

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