Thursday, May 20, 2010

2010 Giro d'Italia, Stage 12 Results




Porto Recanati, 20 May: Finally, an Italian rider wins a stage* at this year's Giro d'Italia. Italian champion Filippo Pozzato (Team Katusha) out sprinted a small pack of ten escapees (including Damiano Cunego, Michele Scarponi, Stefano Garzelli, Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali, Filippo Pozzato and Alexandre Vinokourov) at the end of the 191 km stage from Città Sant’Angelo to Porto Recanati. It is the first stage win in a Giro for the 28 year old Vicenza native.

This, Stage 12, is the latest it has taken an Italian rider to win a Giro stage in the race's history; see list below.

"I pit my heart into this victory," said Pozzato. "I really needed it. The maximum time limit annulled in L'Aquila? An injustice: those who don't have it in their legs to race a Giro should not be helped. We worked like crazy to remain within that limit."

Pink jersey Richie Porte only lost a few seconds to the other men on GC. Porte, admitting to being tired said, "I was really hurting at the end of the race."

Cadel Evans was involved in an on the road fight with Daniele Righi (Lampre). "I race for Lampre, he races for BMC," said Righi. "I had to break his rhythm in order to help Cunego who had gotten away in the breakaway. He didn't want me to and he put his hands on me." Evans accused Righi of unsportsmanlike conduct and taking dangerous action as Righi would go in front of him and then apply his brakes.

*Liquigas team won the team time trial

Top 20 on GC after Stage 12:
1 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 50:46:16
2 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne -0:01:42
3 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:56
4 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:54
5 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:41
6 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:16
7 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:05:34
8 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:07:09
9 Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:07:24
10 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:08:14
11 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:08:35
12 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:09:48
13 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:11:10
14 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:11:18
15 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:11:39
16 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia 0:12:05
17 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:12:21
18 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:12:32
19 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha
20 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:12:53


Below is a list of the first Italian to win a stage of each Giro d'Italia, with the stage number in brackets after the rider's name.


2009 Alessandro Petacchi (Stage 2)
2008 Riccardo Ricco (Stage 2)
2007 Alessandro Petacchi (Stage 3)
2006 Paolo Savoldelli (Stage 1)
2005 Paolo Bettini (Stage 1)
2004 Alessandro Petacchi (Stage 1)
2003 Alessandro Petacchi (Stage 1)
2002 Mario Cipollini (Stage 1)
2001 Elli Rastelli (Stage 1)
2000 Ivan Quaranta (Stage 1)
1999 Ivan Quaranta (Stage 1)
1998 Mariano Piccoli (Stage 1)
1997 Mario Cipollini (Stage 1)
1996 Silvio Martinello (Stage 1)
1995 Mario Cipollini (Stage 1)
1994 Endrio Leoni (Stage 1a)
1993 Moreno Argentin (Stage 1a)
1992 Endrio Leoni (Stage 1)
1991 Gianni Bugno (Stage 2a)
1990 Gianni Bugno (Prologue)
1989 Stefano Giuliani (Stage 5)
1988 Guido Bontempi (Stage 2)
1987 Roberto Visentini (Prologue)
1986 Sergio Santimaria (Stage 1)
1985 Francesco Moser (Prologue)
1984 Francesco Moser (Prologue)
1983 Guido Bontempi (Stage 2)
1982 Giuseppe Saronni (Stage 1)
1981 Guido Bontempi (Stage 1a)
1980 Francesco Moser (Prologue)
1979 Francesco Moser (Prologue)
1978 Giuseppe Saronni (Stage 2)
1977 Luciano Borgognoni (Stage 2b)
1976 Francesco Moser (Stage 4)
1975 Giovanni Battaglin (Stage 3)
1974 Pierino Gavazzi (Stage 5)
1973 Gianni Motta (Stage 6)
1972 Marino Basso (Stage 1)
1971 Marino Basso (Stage 2)
1970 Franco Bitossi (Stage 1)
1969 Giancarlo Polidori (Stage 1)
1968 Gianni Motta (Stage 2)
1967 Giorgio Zancanaro (Stage 1)
1966 Vito Taccone (Stage 1)
1965 Michele Dancelli (Stage 1)
1964 Vittorio Adorni (Stage 1)
1963 Vittorio Adorni (Stage 1)
1962 Dino Liviero (Stage 1)
1961 Oreste Magni (Stage 4)
1960 Dino Bruni (Stage 1)
1959 Armando Pelegrini (Stage 4)
1958 Ercole Baldini (Stage 2)
1957 Alessandro Fantini (Stage 5)
1956 Pierino Baffi (Stage 1)
1955 Guido Messina (Stage 1)
1954 Fausto Coppi (Stage 1)
1953 Pasquale Fornara (Stage 2)
1952 Giorgio Albani (Stage 1)
1951 Antonio Bevilacqua (Stage 2)
1950 Oreste Conte (Stage 1)
1949 Mario Fazio (Stage 1)
1948 Giordano Cottur (Stage 1)
1947 Renzo Zanazzi (Stage 1)
1946 Giordano Cottur (Stage 1)
1940 Olimpio Bizzi (Stage 1)
1939 Vasco Bergamaschi (Stage 1)
1938 Marco Cimatti (Stage 1)
1937 Nello Troggi (Stage 1)
1936 Giuseppe Olmo (Stage 1)
1935 Vasco Bergamaschi (Stage 1)
1934 Francesco Camusso (Stage 1)
1933 Learco Guerra (Stage 1)
1932 Learco Guerra (Stage 1)
1931 Learco Guerra (Stage 1)
1930 Michele Mara (Stage 1)
1929 Gaetano Belloni (Stage 1)
1928 Domenico Piemontesi (Stage 1)
1927 Alfredo Binda (Stage 1)
1926 Domenico Piemontesi (Stage 1)
1925 Pietro Linari (Stage 1)
1924 Bartolomeo Aimo (Stage 1)
1923 Costante Girardengo (Stage 1)
1922 Gaetano Belloni (Stage 1)
1921 Costante Girardengo (Stage 1)
1920 Giuseppe Olivieri (Stage 1)
1919 Costante Girardengo (Stage 1)
1914 Angelo Gremo (Stage 1)
1913 Giuseppe Santhia (Stage 1)
1912 Giovanni Micheletto (Stage 1)
1911 Carlo Galetti (Stage 1)
1910 Ernesto Azzini (Stage 1)
1909 Dario Beni (Stage 1)

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