Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012 Giro d'Italia, Stage 17 Results

At the finish at the Passo Giau there were only six men left standing at the end. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha), in the Maglia Rosa, won stage in a sprint ahead of Ivan Basso (Liquigas Cannondale), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin Barracuda), Rigoberto Uran Uran (Sky Procycling), Michele Scarponi (Lampre - ISD), and Domenico Pozzovivo Colnago - CSF Inox.

GC favorite Roman Kreuziger (Astana Pro Team), 5th at the start, cracked on the slopes of Forcella Staulanza and finished 30th at 0:11:26. Paolo Tiralongo ( Astana Pro Team), in 4th at the start and only 0:01:26 down, cracked on the bottom of the Passo Giau and finished 17th at 0:02:47.

The top 10 GC looks like this now with 4 days left:
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 74:46:46
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:30
3 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:22
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:36
5 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:02:56
6 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:04
7 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:03:19
8 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:04:13
9 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:04:38
10 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:04:42

Highlights of final km:

Stage highlights:

Rider quotes later...

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