Wednesday 9 May 2012 at 23h59

After the rest day following the transfer from Denmark to Italy, the team time trial in Verona was on the programme of the Giro d'Italia 2012 today.

The timed effort was won by Garmin-Barracuda, thus handing to Ramunas Navardauskas the pink jersey of the leader of the general classification!

The summary of stage 4/ Verona > Verona of the Giro d'Italia 2012

This morning before the start, 9 seconds separated the leader of the general classification, Taylor Phinney, of his first competitor, Geraint Thomas (Team Sky).
13 seconds separated him from the best placed rider of the favourite team of this team time trial, Alex Rasmussen of the Garmin-Barracuda team, who was 3rd this morning.

The first team to start was the French team AG2R La Mondiale, at 3.25PM, followed every 3 minutes by another team, up to BMC Racing Team at 4.28PM.

The most remarkable facts of this team time trial were the fact that the best placed rider in the opening time trial of this Giro d'Italia couldn't follow his team, thus leaving the second best placed rider of the American team the honour to benefit from the time of this team in the race against the clock, and the big time loss for BMC Racing Team when Taylor Phinney and some of his team mates got off the road in a turn and rode on the grass for a few meters!

The best thing is most probably to watch all the action in the following video!

The classifications of the Giro d'Italia after the 4th stage


The classification of the 4th stage: Verona > Verona

Here's the top 10 of this 4th stage, run as a team time trial:

1/ Garmin-Barracuda - 37'04"
2/ Katusha Team - +0'05"
3/ Astana - +0'22"
4/ Team Saxo Bank
5/ Omega Pharma-QuickStep - +0'24"
6/ Orica-GreenEDGE - +0'25"
7/ Liquigas-Cannondale - +0'26"
8/ Radioshack-Nissan - +0'28"
9/ Sky Procycling - +0'30"
10/ BMC Racing Team - +0'31"

The general classification after the 4th stage

Since the Garmin-Barracuda team finished first in this team time trial, 31 seconds faster than BMC Racing Team which finished 10th only, Ramunas Navardauskas thus takes over the pink jersey from Taylor Phinney, who wasn't quite comfortable with his foot, still swollen after the crash in the final of the 3rd stage.

Here's the current top 5 of the general classification, now dominated by the riders of the Garmin-Barracuda team:

1/ Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Barracuda) - 10h01'53"
2/ Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda) - +0'10"
3/ Robert Hunter (Garmin-Barracuda)
4/ Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) - +0'11"
5/ Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) - +0'13"

Tomorrow's stage

Tomorrow, on Thursday 10 May 2012, the 5th stage will be a flat stage over 209 kilometers between Modena and Fano, with one difficulty of the 4th category.

If you'd like to find all details about this stage and the following stages, check out the article The Giro d'Italia 2012 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth, the profiles and the time- and route schedules.

door Thomas Vergouwen
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    | Roland TISSIER | Thursday 10 May 2012 om 09h03

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