Thursday, May 10, 2012

2012 Giro d'Italia, Stage 5 Results

World Champion Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) won the 209 km, 5th stage, in a sprint finish ahead of Matthew Goss (Orica GreenEdge) and Daniele Bennati (Radioshack Nissan). The stage was completed in 4:43:15 at an average speed of 44,271 km/h. This was the ninth Giro stage victory for Cavendish since his first in 2008.

At Monte Gabicche, a small climb of  2 km at 4% with 35 km to go, several sprinters including Farrar, Hushovd and Guardini went off the back and were unable to get back into the peloton before it starting hitting 60 km/h on the coast road into Fano.

"I didn’t feel great three days after the crash," said Cavendish. "I was a little bit tired and we did really what the other teams have done and let the others do the work. But we were able to commit all our guys at the end and we took the race up with 10k to go and it was textbook work from the team. The Colombians haven’t done much lead-out work before and it’s taken them a couple of days to get into it but then they did an awesome job to set us up in the lead-out today. Then obviously it’s all the guys that I’ve grown up with delivering me to the line. I’m super super happy! I’m even more happy because my girlfriend (ed note: former model Peta Todd) and my daughter are here and I had my daughter on the podium. It’s the first race she’s been to watch me at and I’m so happy to make her proud and win for her here."

Ramunas Narvadauskas (Garmin Barracuda) kept the Maglia Rosa today, saying after the race, "It's the first time a Lithuanian has worn the pink jersey. It's very important for Lithuania because cycling is not one of the most popular sports.  Despite this, my Maglia Rosa has been on all the newscasts and newspapers. Now, my country knows the Giro d'Italia."


A few words about the start of the race today: Taylor Phinney, started with the Maglia Bianca, best young rider (although he is 2nd in this category but wears the white jersey because Ramunas Narvadauskas is wearing the Maglia Rosa). Matthew Goss (Orica GreenEdge), far left is wearing the points classification leader's jersey and Alfredo Balloni (Farnese Vini - Selle Italia) wears the KoM jersey. At the sign-in Davide Minardi donated to the "Giro For Ghisallo" project the Maglia Rosa worn by his father, Giuseppe, in the 1954 Giro d’Italia 1954. The project is attempting to collect one pink jersey from each Giro, read more in the story "In Search of the Pink Jerseys".

Lastly,  The road that hugs the coast from Monte Gabicche to Pesaro is a beautiful ride. It's know locally as "La Panoramica". If you find yourself cycling in Rimini be sure to seek it out.

Tomorrow:  the first of the three challenging stages, Stage 6, Urbino to Porto Sant'Elpidio, 210km, in the Marche region. This is where Scarpone hails from so we should expect something special from him. There is scarcely any flat ground from Cingoli (95 km) to the finish, climbs at Passo della Cappella (4.5 km at an average of 7%, but with peaks of 16%) and spurts at Montelupone (not from the tough Tyrennhian-Adriatic side), Morrovalle and Montegranaro. Saturday and Sunday will see hilltop finishes at Rocca di Cambio and Lago Laceno.

 Top 10 stage finishers:
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 4:43:15
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan
4 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda
5 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
6 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team
7 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
8 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
9 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
10 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank

1 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda 14:45:13
2 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:05
3 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:11
4 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:13
5 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:14
6 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:16
7 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:19
8 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:26
9 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:30
10 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team
11 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
12 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:31
13 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:33
14 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
15 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:35
16 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:36
17 Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:37
18 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
19 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan
20 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team
21 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
22 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:38
23 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 0:00:40
24 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
25 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:41
26 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:42
27 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:00:45
28 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:46
29 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:47
30 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team
31 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
32 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:49
33 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling
34 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:50
35 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
36 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:51
37 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
38 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:52
39 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:53
40 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:55
41 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:56
42 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team
43 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
44 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:57
45 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team
46 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank
47 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
48 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:58
49 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling
50 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
51 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:00:59
52 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:01
53 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team
54 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:02
55 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:03
56 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team
57 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:07
58 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
59 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team
60 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team
61 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp 0:01:08
62 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:09
63 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:10
64 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:11
65 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling
66 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:13
67 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
68 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 0:01:14
69 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
70 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:15
71 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp
72 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:01:17
73 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank
74 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp
75 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:19
76 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:20
77 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:22
78 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:24
79 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:25
80 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:26
81 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team
82 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:29
83 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp 0:01:32
84 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:33
85 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team
86 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
87 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:34
88 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 0:01:35
89 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:36
90 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team
91 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp 0:01:37
92 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:38
93 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:40
94 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team
95 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team
96 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:41
97 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:42
98 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:48
99 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:49
100 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
101 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
102 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:50
103 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
104 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:52
105 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
106 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:53
107 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
108 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:54
109 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:55
110 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:56
111 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:58
112 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:59
113 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:02
114 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:09
115 Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:10
116 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:02:12
117 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
118 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:02:13
119 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:17
120 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:25
121 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:30
122 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:02:33
123 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
124 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:35
125 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:38
126 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:39
127 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
128 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:40
129 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:43
130 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:45
131 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:02:46
132 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:02:49
133 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:52
134 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
135 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:58
136 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:02
137 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
138 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:03
139 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:03:05
140 Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:18
141 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:23
142 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:46
143 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:48
144 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:59
145 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:04:02
146 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:04
147 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:04:08
148 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:14
149 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:50
150 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:00
151 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 0:05:09
152 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:05:13
153 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:05:23
154 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:05:59
155 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:06:07
156 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:06:09
157 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:06:12
158 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:06:27
159 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:07:09
160 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat 0:07:24
161 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:09:19
162 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:09:48
163 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Barracuda 0:09:54
164 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:10:06
165 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 0:10:12
166 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:10:18
167 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp 0:10:33
168 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:10:46
169 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:10:54
170 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:11:05
171 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:45
172 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team
173 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:50
174 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:10
175 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:12:22
176 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp 0:12:29
177 Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:12:43
178 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:12:59
179 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:24
180 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:13:33
181 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:14:00
182 Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:14:31
183 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda 0:15:54
184 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:16:11
185 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
186 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
187 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:16:17
188 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:16:50
189 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:16:58
190 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:17:01
191 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:17:43
192 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:18:34
193 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:19:08
194 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:19:36
195 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:57
196 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:20:16
197 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:23:32
198 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:24:39

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