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Live Coverage – Stage 14 Giro d’Italia

01:17 PM: Good day and welcometo VeloNews.com's Live Coverage of the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 195-kilometer race from Verona to the top of the Alpe di Pampeago. The Giro moves into the mountains today and we expect big changes in the GC picture of this race, with a little more than a week remaining in Italy's grand tour.

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  • 01:17 PM: Good day and welcome

    to VeloNews.com’s Live Coverage of the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 195-kilometer race from Verona to the top of the Alpe di Pampeago.

    The Giro moves into the mountains today and we expect big changes in the GC picture of this race, with a little more than a week remaining in Italy’s grand tour.

  • 01:27 PM: At 50km

    we have an 13-man break up the road, one that developed as the peloton worked its way over the day’s first two climbs. Right now, the 13 have an advantage of 6:12 over the main field. We see some pretty interesting names in there.

    Take a look for yourself. Here’s a list of the escapees, with their relative positions on GC and times back included
    16. Christian Vande Velde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 9:33
    30. Paolo Bettini (ITA), Quick Step, at 13:00
    33. Yoann Le Boulanger (FRA), Francaise des Jeux, at 13:41
    43. Jure Golcer (SLO), Team L.P.R., at 22:43
    44. Emanuele Sella (ITA), CSF Group Navigare, at 24:22
    46. José Rujano Guillen (VEN), Caisse d’Epargne, at 25:18
    52. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne, at 28:42
    54. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR), Tinkoff, at 29:34
    74. Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 43:09
    75. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ), Astana, at 44:22
    78. Jens Voigt (GER), CSC, at 46:23
    71. Francisco Perez Sanchez (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne, at 40:36
    124. Charles Wegelius (GBR), Liquigas, at 1:20:42

  • 01:29 PM: One retirement

    Correction: Word from race radio is that McCarty (Slipstream) has pulled out of the Giro. We don’t know why, but we’ll try to fill you in as soon as we hear.

  • 01:30 PM: At 55km

    the 13 escapees are working through the town of Peri. The gap is now up to 6:45.

  • 01:36 PM: Vande Velde

    is the top rider on GC in this group. With the likes of Voigt and Bettini, this group has some real horsepower. It’s an early break, and it certainly doesn’t stand a great chance of succeeding, but it does raise a few interesting possibilities.

    One rider to watch is Astana’s Iglinsky. He may be up there to lend a hand when and if he sees Alberto Contador today. We’d wager that Iglinsky is not going to do much but suck wheels in the break until he joins up with Astana teammates further up the road. We might imagine that Wegelius may have the same thing in mind for his Liquigas teammate Franco Pellizotti.

  • 01:43 PM: On the flats

    it’s a long haul to the day’s next climb, a relatively mild 9km climb that averages 5.8 percent. The biggie is the Category 1 Passo de Manghen, a long 23-kilometer climb that averages 7.1 percent and that is followed by the finishing climb up the Alpe di Pampeago. No that one is not as long, but it averages 9.6 percent for it’s 7.8km. The problem is that it gets steeper and steeper as it nears the finish, with the closing 3.5km averaging a knee-popping 11.7 percent.

    Out on the road, Bettini has punctured. He got the wheel change and is already back with the escape group of 13.

  • 01:47 PM: The Alpe di Pampeago

    has been the scene of some major battles in the past. In 1999, we saw Marco Pantani fight out the final kilometers of the stage with Gilberto Simoni. Sadly, after winning the stage, Pantani was ejected from the Giro the next day for exceeding the 50 percent hematocrit level. Simoni won the stage outright in 2003.

  • 01:49 PM: At 70km

    our escapees’ advantage is holding at around 6:30 to 6:45. That could be about as much rope as the peloton is willing to give them.

  • 01:59 PM: After 2 hours of racing

    our leaders are at 75km, with an advantage of 6:35.

  • 02:00 PM: New time check

    At 78km, the leaders’ advantage is 7:16.

  • 02:08 PM: At 84km

    the gap is 7:20.

    Now there’s an unusual sight. The leaders have just passed a fellow in what appears to be a WWII American uniform, sitting in an old Army jeep. From the looks of the jeep, it’s an old one, too. It has a welded steel grill, not the ordinary stamped sheet metal. That means it’s a Willys “slat grill,” one of the first 25,000 jeeps ever produced. It looks like it’s in better shaped than most 67-year-olds.

  • 02:11 PM: Drop us a line

    if you have a question, comment or complaint, go ahead and hit the “contact our editors” link below the window.

    Speaking of which, we have to extend an apology to our friend Erico in Brazil. Reviewing our update from yesterday, we answered a question with the phrase “Hell Erico!” Uhhh… we meant to type “Hello Erico!” That seemingly small typo sure changed the tone of our answer. Sorry about that Erico. Things get a little rushed now and then, and we do make our share of mistakes… but that one was bad.

  • 02:15 PM: Today’s weather

    is pretty good for a bike race. Temperatures are in the mid-70s (23c). There is a moderate chance of rain, but it’s not happening right now and at the finish things are still pretty clear.

  • 02:20 PM: Reader question

    JMac writes

    Hello VeloNews
    Thanks for the great coverage.

    My question: Any of the sprinters dropped out yet?

    Yes, as a matter of fact, Robbie McEwen (Silence-Lotto), Koldo Fernanadez (Euskaltel) and the Gerolsteiner duo of Davide Rebellin and Robert Forster opted to head to the airport rather than this morning’s start. High Road’s Mark Cavendish, Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) and Milram’s Erik Zabel are still there, though. Good on ’em, we say.

  • 02:23 PM: Lunch time!

    the 13 escapees are now at the feedzone. They are diggging through their mussette bags and loading up for the climb up to the 112km mark, the last moderate ascent before they hit the biggy, the Cat. 1 Passo Manghen. This is a heck of a stage, since it features more than 4000 meters of climbing. It’s reminiscent of the old Boulder to Breckenridge in Colorado… well, except for the dirt road descent of Guanella Pass. Man, we miss that race.

  • 02:27 PM: Reader comment

    Robert N. from Redwood City, California, writes

    Jeeps!?!?
    Here I tune in for bike racing and I get a history lesson on the evolution of the Jeep? WTF?
    Uhhhh…. sorry. The Live Update Guy is veritable fount of useless information. We’ll try to watch that.

  • 02:30 PM: At 103km

    our leaders are on the base of the climb. The last time check gives them an advantage of 7:35. We’re likely to see them crest this climb as a single unit – unless any one of them is suffering – but the break is quite likely to fracture on the way up the Passo Manghen.

  • 02:41 PM: Reader comment

    Chris writes in to note:

    CSC seems pretty quiet this year. Why did Andy Schleck opt out of the race? He was such an exciting reveleation last year. This is the type of stage he would have been a threat to take over.

    Well, CSC has their breakaway specialist Jens Voigt in the break right now, but we agree they have been pretty quiet. Andy opted to concentrate on the Tour this year. Both he and brother Frank could be serious contenders in the Tour and they decided to focus their efforts on the biggie in July.

  • 02:45 PM: The gap

    is holding at around 7:00 with the lead group about halfway up the climb. They’ll reach the summit at 112km and then they get a bit of a rest before taking on the biggie.

  • 02:58 PM: Ricco

    Well, you certainly can’t say the boy is particularly shy.

    Riccardo Ricco (Saunier Duval-Scott) caused some ripples this morning with a headline in La Gazzetta dello Sport that read, “I’ll attack the lifeguard and the Kraut,” referring to Contador, who said he was at the beach sipping a beer a week before the Giro, and Kloden, who is German.

    We have to guess that the concept of political correctness doesn’t translate into Italian.

  • 03:01 PM: On the flats

    Our leaders are up and over the Vigo Vattaro and are now on the 205km approach to the base of the Passo Manghen. We’re sure they’re all really eager to take on that little haul.

  • 03:07 PM: 75km from the finish

    and the gap is still a healthy 7:25.

  • 03:08 PM: Slipstream

    Slipstream-Chipotle sport director Matt White said the “team is holding up pretty well. We worked (Friday) to set up Julian (Dean) and he was fifth, so that was a good result. We’ll see if can get into some breakaways in the mountain stages, but with no pressure on the guys. Christian will try to defend his GC position, but not too much pressure either. He’s feeling good. We don’t want to kill the guys to get through the mountains, but we’re going to try to get all remaining seven riders to Milan. There’s still some chances to win a stage.”

    David Millar said “now the real racing starts. I’m feeling pretty good. It’s going to be brutal in the mountains. I think we’ll see some guys really suffering. We have to get through it best we can. We can still hope to win a stage, maybe not one of the big summit finishes, but there are still a few other chances.”

    Ryder Hesjedal said “we want to finish this Giro on a strong note. We’ve had a great start, but also some bad luck. The mountains will be very hard. I know some of these climbs from when I rode the Giro before. We know the Italians will be attacking for the GC. We’ll see how we can do. The legs are feeling pretty good. We want to come out of the final week of the Giro strong for the Tour de France.”

  • 03:08 PM: Speaking of Slipstream

    Millar and his Slipstream teammates rode Felt ‘chopper’ bikes for the sign-in Saturday in sunny Verona. No confirmation if they were using them in Saturday’s climbing stage.

  • 03:09 PM: Astana

    Alberto Contador said ‘we know they’re going to attack us. They have to. Ricco, Di Luca and Simoni will be the most dangerous. Can they work together against us? I don’t think so. They each have their own interests. We have a strong team. We have Levi and Andreas. Both will be strong. This is the first confrontation with the mountains. No one knows how the legs will respond. (Astana) can work together and we’ll rally behind whoever is the strongest.”

    Astana DS Sean Yates said “it’s up to them to attack us. Every time they wait, it’s one less chance they’ll have in the mountains. Alberto is feeling better every day, so his confidence is improving. On paper, Alberto could be in the jersey this weekend, but we’re taking it as it comes in this Giro. We can expect everyone to attack Alberto, because if they wait, it will be too late. Sooner or later they will have to attack him. Andreas is strong, Levi is strong, the team is motivated, we want to show ourselves in the race.”

  • 03:17 PM: Trivia question

    A lot of us remember that epic Gavia stage in 1988, often called “the day the big men cried.” Who won it?

    We’ll give a copy of “Blazing Saddles: The Cruel and Unusual History of the Tour de France” to the first person to submit the correct answer, by clicking on to the “Contact our editors” link below. Meanwhile, have a look at the www.velogear.com/prodinfo.asp?number=VP+BS

  • 03:18 PM: At km 123

    The leaders are now 7:40 ahead of the peloton.

  • 03:22 PM: Reader comment

    Tom writesOn your web site in the picture for the article “Rivals face off” most of the riders are not wearing helmets and sunglasses are on their head.
    Is this an old picture (looks like Andy & Marco in the front)? What is the current rule on helmets, As I recall the rule used to be they could leave their helmets off on a mountain top finish. Also, it seems like pro riders always have their sunglasses on top of their heads instead over their eyes.

    Yup, it’s a picture from the 1999 Giro. The current rule is that riders have to wear helmets from start to finish. A few years back, the UCI allowed riders to dump their helmets on a finishing climb longer than 5km, but now the rule requires helmets all the time.

  • 03:25 PM: Ding, ding, ding, ding… we have a winner

    Tod Smith writes

    Hi! Thanks for the coverage! Breukink won the snowfest, if I remember.

    You remember correctly, Tod. A lot of you remember Andy Hampsten winning the stage, but he was the big beneficiary of the stage, going on to win the Giro, but it was Dutchman Erik Breukink, who won the stage.

    We came up with the question because we saw Breukink at the start this morning.

  • 03:26 PM: As our leaders

    approach the climb, the gap is holding at 7:35.

  • 03:32 PM: 7:10

    As our leaders near the base of the big climb of the day, the gap is down to 7:10.

    Here’s a list of the escapees, with their relative positions on GC and times back included
    16. Christian Vande Velde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 9:33
    30. Paolo Bettini (ITA), Quick Step, at 13:00
    33. Yoann Le Boulanger (FRA), Francaise des Jeux, at 13:41
    43. Jure Golcer (SLO), Team L.P.R., at 22:43
    44. Emanuele Sella (ITA), CSF Group Navigare, at 24:22
    46. Jose Rujano Guillen (VEN), Caisse d’Epargne, at 25:18
    52. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne, at 28:42
    54. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR), Tinkoff, at 29:34
    74. Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA), Ag2r La Mondiale, at 43:09
    75. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ), Astana, at 44:22
    78. Jens Voigt (GER), CSC, at 46:23
    71. Francisco Perez Sanchez (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne, at 40:36
    124. Charles Wegelius (GBR), Liquigas, at 1:20:42

    The two Caisse d’Epargne men are setting tempo at the front. Remember that one of them is none other than José Rujano, who finished third in the Giro a couple of years back, a performance built entirely around his skills as a climber. He may make a big impression today.

  • 03:33 PM: Speaking of celeb’

    sightings at the start, Michael Rasmussen was spotted in the start village in Verona, but he refused to speak with reporters. Go figure.

  • 03:34 PM: As we figured he might

    Maxim Iglinsky (Astana) has spent most of the day hanging at the back of the break. He’s there to monitor the action and be ready in the event Contador bridges up on one of the climbs.

  • 03:41 PM: Everyone is on the climb

    the gap is 7:15 and the leading group is still together. We bet that’ll change here, soon.

  • 03:44 PM: With less than 50km

    remaining, the gap has been trimmed a bit and is now 6:35.

  • 03:46 PM: Down to 12

    Rujuano’s teammate, Perez Sanchez, has been dropped.

    Up front, Sella is going for it. He’s driving hard. Rujanois chasing.

  • 03:48 PM: Sella is flying

    He’s out of the saddle and powering up the climb on his own. He’s the KOM leader and will be adding to that today, if he holds it. He looks like he’s enjoying himself.

  • 03:49 PM: Sella is

    on a pretty easy part. The slope is just under 5 percent here, but it gets tougher near the top.

  • 03:50 PM: Just hoping to survive

    Christian Pfannberger (Barloworld) said “I’m hoping not to crash again! I’ve been very unlucky in the first part of the Giro. I crashed three times and none of them were my fault. Riders fell in front of me and there was nothing I could do to avoid it. We started out great in the team time trial, but we’ve had a lot of bad luck since then. Hopefully now our luck will change in the mountains. We lost Soler, but Cardenas is strong and maybe my legs will start to feel better. I won’t do the Tour. I will hopefully race the Olympics and then prepare for the world championships.”

  • 03:53 PM: Sella

    has about 10 seconds on Golcer and Rujano is with Voigt another 10 seconds back. The peloton is at 6:05, with the rest of the break spread out between there.

  • 03:58 PM: Sella

    is hitting the steep part, at around 10.5 percent. He’s got about 9.7km remaining on this climb. He has 12 seconds on Golcer and most of the rest of the break is at about 30 seconds. the peloton is closing in and now trails Sella by 5:15.

  • 04:01 PM: Correction

    the time gap is actually 7:00 between Sella and the peloton. Simoni’s team is setting tempo at the front. He really wants this one today.

  • 04:04 PM: Visconti

    is still holding his own in the peloton. He’s staying near the front, right behind Simoni’s wheel. There are several riders being spit off the back, but Sella is holding his own up front. He’s now 7:23 ahead of the peloton. With 45km remaining, the biggies are going to have to start doing something in the peloton.

  • 04:06 PM: The pressure

    is picking up in the peloton and Visconti has been gapped. High Road’s Possoni has moved out of the field.

  • 04:08 PM: Sella

    has 35 seconds on Golcer and Spanish national champ Joaquin Rodriguez. The rest of the group is at 1:08.

  • 04:10 PM: Sella has 6km

    before he reaches the summit. He’s on the steepest part of the climb – 15 percent. Back in the peloton Possoni has been pulled back.

    Looking ahead, the descent is long, but it isn’t too technical. Let’s hope we don’t see any crashes on that part.

  • 04:12 PM: Astana’s Sean Yates

    “I think today is going to be a free-for-all. I can’t see Visconti to hang on the jersey. I expect attacks from Saunier Duval, Simoni, they have to start taking their chances as soon as they can. They can’t wait. Everytime they want, they miss another opportunity and it’s falling in our favor.”

  • 04:15 PM: Di Luca

    is working his way to the front of the peloton. But, that peloton is now 8:15 behind a flying Sella.

  • 04:17 PM: LPR is moving

    to the front of the peloton. Di Luca is going to have to ramp up his effort, though. The gap up to 8:10. The rest of the guys in the break are at about 1:00. They may have the chance to regroup before the final climb.

  • 04:20 PM: 3km to go

    Sella is 3km from the top of the climb. He’s certain to score more KOM points, and he’s extending his lead. It’s now 8:55, just as the peloton is hitting the 15-percent grade.

    Back in the break, it looks like Vande Velde is suffering a bit.

  • 04:22 PM: The Maglia Rosa

    it looks like Visconti is about 30seconds behind top contenders’ group. He’s holding his own. Not bad. He may still be in pink tonight.

  • 04:24 PM: Sella

    is certainly having a good day. He also appears to be enjoying himself. He’s now 9:00 ahead of the top contenders, and more than 2:00 up on his closest pursuers. Will he have the gas to do the rest of the race on his own?

  • 04:26 PM: The Bettini bunch

    Remember that Paolo Bettini was part of the original break. He and Vande Velde and others are at 3:50. Sella is now 1km from the top.

  • 04:28 PM: Big, big crowds

    Sella is working his way up the final few meters of the climb. He’s signalling his car, perhaps to get a jacket… although we saw him grab one earlier.

  • 04:29 PM: Water

    he gets water… he does have his jacket.

  • 04:30 PM: He”s flying

    and our latest time check gives him 9:30 over the field.

  • 04:31 PM: Over the top

    we’ll get clean time checks up there.

  • 04:32 PM: 10:50

    Visconti trails Sella by 10:50. He’s 1:20 behind the Contador/Di Luca group.

  • 04:34 PM: In that Di Luca group

    is il Falco who may go hard on the descent. Salvoldelli is a heck of a descender.

  • 04:35 PM: Two and three

    Kiryienka and Rodriguez are No.s 2 and 3 behind Sella over summit

  • 04:38 PM: The Contador

    group is 7:35 and has the “privilege” of passing a Norwegian in his underwear…. running ahead of the climbers

  • 04:39 PM: Man

    it’s foggy at the top of the climb.

    Sella is dropping to the valley like a rock.

  • 04:40 PM: Tick, tick, tick

    It’s been 10:00 since Sella hit the top and the peloton is still climbing.

  • 04:41 PM: Up and over

    the Contador group is over the top, but they did so 10:57 behind Sella. Where is Visconti? He’ll be up in a couple of minutes.

  • 04:42 PM: Gruppo Visconti

    Reaches the top at 12:43. Not bad.

  • 04:45 PM: Lots of Tyrolean hats

    at the finish atop the Alpe di Pampeago. This is an area of Italy that was long in dispute between Italy and Austria and, as a German speaker, it’s always been one of our favorite parts of the Giro. At least we know how to order dinner.

  • 04:46 PM: Sella

    takes off his jacket. He’s down the bad part of the descent. He’s 19.6km from the finish now.

  • 04:50 PM: Man oh man

    Sella sure is earning his keep today. He’s 1:55 ahead of his two closest chasers, Kirylenka and Rodriguez. The Contador/Leipheimer/Di Luca group is at nearly 11 minutes.

    Ahead, the final climb covers 7.7km, with an average grade of 9.6 percent, 16% max – in other words – steep. Keep in mind that the climb gets steeper near the top. It should be fun… to watch, that is.

  • 04:52 PM: Sella

    is working his way up to the base of the climb. It’s a gradual rise to the base, but the climb itself begins with 7.7km to go

  • 04:54 PM: 10:38

    Sella is 10:38 ahead of the Contador group and Visconti is at 12:43. Keep in mind that the man who is second on GC, Gabriele Bosisio, is in with the Contador group. He needs 5:50 to take over the lead.

    Sella has 15km to go.

  • 04:56 PM: Sella

    began the day in 44th place at 24:22. He doesn’t pose a threat on GC… unless he rides like this for the next week.

  • 04:58 PM: Sella

    is still 2:10 ahead of Kiryenka and Rodriguez. Rujano and Golcer are at 3:08. The other men in the break are spread out between 4:00 and 7:00 minutes, with the top contenders’ group more than 10 minutes behind Sella.

  • 04:59 PM: Cavalese

    Sella is going through the town of Cavalese, about 12.5km from the finish.

  • 05:00 PM: Just to understand

    the way a stage like this can shake things up, Sella is a full 27 minutes ahead of the laughing group, the sprinters who got shelled on the last climb.

  • 05:02 PM: 9.9km to go

    Sella is closing in on the base of the final 7.7km climb.

  • 05:03 PM: Sella

    will soon be back in his element. He’s cranking on the flat, but he’s clearly happiest when the road begins to turn upward.

  • 05:06 PM: Up, up and awayyyyyy!!!

    Sella is in the village of Tesero, which means he’s starting the climb.

  • 05:07 PM: Sella

    managed to put time on Kiryenka and Rodriguez on the approach. He’s 2:24 ahead of his closest pursuers.

  • 05:08 PM: Sella

    is now 7km from the top. He has a lot of supporters out here. He’s from the neighborhood. As you might recall, he made a stop on yesterday’s route to visit his family.

  • 05:09 PM: Rujano

    has Golcer have been joined by the ever feisty Bettini and Nocentini. They are at 3:55.

  • 05:10 PM: 5.5km for Sella

    He’s working hard… and showing signs that it’s taking its toll… but he’s still pedaling smoothly.

  • 05:12 PM: Five

    kilometers to go. Sella is still just grinding his way up the climb. Correction, by the way, the Bettini group has dropped Golcer… he’s fading fast.

  • 05:15 PM: The climb

    is completely lined with fans… all the way up. It’s a crazy, happy crowd, watching Sella work his way ip the climb. As you remember, it gets steeper and steeper. He’s on an 8-percent grade… and it gets worse.

  • 05:17 PM: Sella

    is now less than 4km from the top and he’s still putting time into his nearest chasers. He’s now 2:53 ahead of Rodriguez and Kiryenka…. and there’s Didi Senft, also known as the Devil! Didi, you’re looking might fit these days! He’s keeping pace with Sella for a few hundred meters.

  • 05:18 PM: LPR

    is moving to the front of the contenders’ group. Do remember that there are two races going here: Sella will take the stage, but there’s the bigger battle for GC forming up down the road.

    Sella is now 3km from the top. He’s struggling.

  • 05:19 PM: The Bettini group

    of three is now at 4:55. Sella is really putting in the effort.

  • 05:21 PM: Sella

    is on the painfully steep section.

    Back in the Contador group, we see all the biggies: Di Luca, Contador, Salvoldelli, Kloden, Leipheimer. They are 5km from the finish.

  • 05:23 PM: Vande Velde

    is at 7:10. He’s ahead of the favorites, but well behind Sella.

    Sella is 2km from the finish and it is steep.

  • 05:23 PM: Fans are excited

    but, dang, stay away from the guy.

    Sella is 1.7km from the finish.

  • 05:25 PM: Fans

    there is almost a competition among fans for the one who will look the goofiest… but NO ONE here tops America’s own Big Hair SuperFan. He’s now a fixture at the Tour of California, but he’s not here.

  • 05:26 PM: As the fav’s group

    begins to hit the steep part, we may see someone give a dig, but nothing yet

  • 05:28 PM: Visconti

    is still within of the Bosisio group It’s gonna be close.

    Sella is closing in on the finish. Back in the field, Leipheimer gets gapped.

  • 05:29 PM: Bettini

    has now dropped Rujano. That’s a weird bit of news.

    Sella is closing in.

    Simoni moves to the front of the group.

  • 05:30 PM: Simoni putting the pressure

    on and the fav’s group is splitting up. Contador, Di Luca, Kloden are there.

  • 05:31 PM: Sella wins!

    Sella has been on the attack for most of the stage and wins with a time of 5:37:14, with a kiss to his wedding ring.

  • 05:32 PM: Pellizotti

    puts in a dig… and Kloden is beginning to lose ground.

  • 05:34 PM: Wow

    Contador looks to be slipping off back of the favorites’ group. So the Astanas have all been spit out. Ahead, Menchov ups the pace and attacks, now that he sees Contador in trouble. He passes Christian Vande Velde. Menchov is putting in a big effort.

  • 05:36 PM: Menchov

    is putting in a huge effort and we’re seeing that whole GC group being blown apart. Di Luca is hurting. Contador is dropped. Wow, what a stage.

    Vanden Broucke with Pellizotti and Simoni … Contador is back about 200m, as Menchov is spinning well

  • 05:38 PM: Just to show

    how well Sella is riding. He finished 4:38 ahead of Kiryenka… who was in second.

    Back in the battlezone, Menchov – trailed by Simoni, Pellizotti, Vanden Broucke … followed by Ricco. Di Luca has been dropped. Contador has been dropped. Kloden has been dropped. Leipheimer has been dropped.

  • 05:41 PM: Bettin

    comes in for fifth. Rujano caught him again and finished just ahead of the world champ.

    Menchov comes in at 8:47; Pellizotti and Ricco coming up fast. Contador loses 40 seconds to the mouthy Ricco… and here comes Christian Vande Velde.

    Kloden finishes at 9:57. Man…

  • 05:43 PM: We are still

    waiting for Visconti.

  • 05:46 PM: Sella

    “Someone was watching me from above – all of the bad luck is gone – I had fear of being caught – in the last kilometer I suffered so much.”

    Speaking of suffering Visconti is fighting up the climb, a few hundred meters from the top, but it looks like he’s lost the jersey already.

  • 05:48 PM: Visconti

    is struggling… he’s covered about 400 meters in two minutes. We told you it was steep.

    The GC picture has changed. Bosisio is in the jersey and Contador is in second as far as we can tell.

  • 05:49 PM: Still out there

    Visconti is in the final 75 meters.

    He finally crosses the line 18:02 behind Sella. Wow.

  • 05:51 PM: Sella

    You have to keep in mind that this guy was on the attack for nearly the entire stage today. He won with some serious panache… and to think he was worried about being caught. No need to worry. He had nearly five minutes on his closest chaser.

  • 05:55 PM: Sella is having a good time

    on the podium. It’s been about half-an-hour since he finished and there are STILL People finishing.

  • 05:59 PM: The GC picture

    1. Gabriele Bosisio (ITA), Team L.P.R.
    2. Alberto Contador (Sp), Astana, 0:05
    3. Marzio Bruseghin (ITA), Lampre, at 0:28
    4. Riccardo Ricco’ (ITA), Saunier Duval, at 1:02
    5. Danilo Di Luca (ITA), Team L.P.R., at 1:07.

  • 06:00 PM: Well, that’s a wrap

    Can’t say this one was boring, eh?

    Tune into tomorrow for what could be more of the same.

Results

Results, Stage 14
1. Emanuele Sella (ITA), CSF Group Navigare in 5:37:14
2. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR), Tinkoff at 4:38
3. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at 5:08
4. José Rujano Guillen (VEN), Caisse d’Epargne at 7:28
5. Paolo Bettini (ITA), Quick Step at 7:59
6. Denis Menchov (RUS), Rabobank at 8:48
7. Franco Pellizotti (ITA), Liquigas at 8:57
8. Riccardo Ricco’ (ITA), Saunier Duval at s.t.
9. Gilberto Simoni (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 9:01
10. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL), Silence-Lotto at s.t.
11. Marzio Bruseghin (ITA), Lampre at 9:03
12. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA), CSF Group Navigare at 9:11
13. Danilo Di Luca (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 9:14
14. Leonardo Piepoli (ITA), Saunier Duval at 9:27
15. Alberto Contador (ESP), Astana at 9:33
16. Christian Vandevelde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle at 9:38
17. Andreas Kloden (GER), Astana at 9:57
18. Tadej Valjavec (SLO), Ag2r La Mondiale at s.t.
19. Paolo Savoldelli (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 10:11
20. Chris Sorensen (DEN), CSC at 10:23
21. Gabriele Bosisio (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 10:37
22. Fortunato Baliani (ITA), CSF Group Navigare at 10:42
23. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA), Liquigas at s.t.
24. Matthew Lloyd (AUS), Silence-Lotto at 10:47
25. Erik Larsson Gustav (SWE), CSC at s.t.
26. Rafael Cardenas Felix (COL), Barloworld at 11:00
27. Mauricio A. Ardila Cano (COL), Rabobank at s.t.
28. Sylvester Szmyd (POL), Lampre at 11:40
29. Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR), Team High Road at s.t.
30. Evgeni Petrov (RUS), Tinkoff at s.t.
31. Nicki Sorensen (DEN), CSC at s.t.
32. Yoann Le Boulanger (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at 12:53
33. Jussi Veikkanen (FIN), Francaise des Jeux at s.t.
34. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana at 13:08
35. Charles Wegelius (GBR), Liquigas at 13:31
36. Vladimir Karpets (RUS), Caisse d’Epargne at 13:33
37. Morris Possoni (ITA), Team High Road at s.t.
38. Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA), Ag2r La Mondiale at 13:43
39. Jens Voigt (GER), CSC at 13:46
40. Andrea Noe’ (ITA), Liquigas at 13:56
41. Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (COL), CSF Group Navigare at s.t.
42. Luca Mazzanti (ITA), Tinkoff at 14:37
43. Francis De Greef (BEL), Silence-Lotto at 15:10
44. Ivan Velasco Murillo (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 15:17
45. Alessandro Spezialetti (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 15:32
46. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (COL), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 15:45
47. Johannes Frohlinger (GER), Gerolsteiner at 17:49
48. Vladimir Miholjevic (CRO), Liquigas at s.t.
49. Michael Blaudzun (DEN), CSC at s.t.
50. Luis Pasamontes (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at s.t.
51. Mikael Cherel (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at s.t.
52. Dmitry Kozontchuk (RUS), Rabobank at s.t.
53. José Ochoa Carlos (VEN), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at s.t.
54. Ruslan Ivanov (MDA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at s.t.
55. Jure Golcer (SLO), Team L.P.R. at s.t.
56. Manuel Garate Juan (ESP), Quick Step at 18:02
57. Andrea Tonti (ITA), Quick Step at s.t.
58. Giovanni Visconti (ITA), Quick Step at s.t.
59. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ), Astana at s.t.
60. Pablo Lastras Garcia (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at s.t.
61. Markel Irizar (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 18:20
62. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA), Liquigas at 18:39
63. Antonio Colom Mas (ESP), Astana at 19:38
64. Adam Hansen (AUS), Team High Road at 20:03
65. Kevin Seeldrayers (BEL), Quick Step at 20:40
66. Wim Van Huffel (BEL), Silence-Lotto at 21:57
67. Blaise Sonnery (FRA), Ag2r La Mondiale at 22:44
68. Simon Spilak (SLO), Lampre at 23:28
69. Enrico Gasparotto (ITA), Barloworld at 25:39
70. Jérémy Roy (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at 25:45
71. Joan Horrach Rippoll (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at 25:54
72. Alan Perez Lezaun (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 25:58
73. David Loosli (SUI), Lampre at 26:01
74. Christian Pfannberger (AUT), Barloworld at 28:41
75. Daniele Pietropolli (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 29:43
76. Dionisio Galparsoro (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at s.t.
77. David Canada Gracia (ESP), Saunier Duval at s.t.
78. Daniele Nardello (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at s.t.
79. Marlon A. Perez Arango (COL), Caisse d’Epargne at s.t.
80. Paolo Bailetti (ITA), Team L.P.R. at s.t.
81. Theo Eltink (NED), Rabobank at s.t.
82. Paul Martens (GER), Rabobank at s.t.
83. Erik Zabel (GER), Milram at s.t.
84. Gabriele Missaglia (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at s.t.
85. Hubert Schwab (SUI), Quick Step at s.t.
86. Marco Pinotti (ITA), Team High Road at s.t.
87. Marco Velo (ITA), Milram at s.t.
88. Matej Jurco (SVK), Milram at s.t.
89. Mauro Facci (ITA), Quick Step at s.t.
90. Dries Devenyns (BEL), Silence-Lotto at s.t.
91. Frantisek Rabon (CZE), Team High Road at s.t.
92. Andrey Mizourov (KAZ), Astana at s.t.
93. Lilian Jegou (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at s.t.
94. Fabio Baldato (ITA), Lampre at s.t.
95. Daniele Bennati (ITA), Liquigas at s.t.
96. Dario Cataldo (ITA), Liquigas at s.t.
97. Assan Bazayev (KAZ), Astana at s.t.
98. Riccardo Chiarini (ITA), Team L.P.R. at s.t.
99. Addy Engels (NED), Quick Step at s.t.
100. Kjell Carlstrom (FIN), Liquigas at s.t.
101. Giairo Ermeti (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 29:58
102. Alessandro Bertolini (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 30:10
103. Francisco Perez Sanchez (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at 30:15
104. Alexander Efimkin (RUS), Quick Step at 30:43
105. Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (MEX), CSF Group Navigare at 31:44
106. Gerben Lowik (NED), Rabobank at 32:13
107. Danilo Hondo (GER), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 32:37
108. Mathieu Perget (FRA), Caisse d’Epargne at 33:32
109. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC at 34:37
110. Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS), Tinkoff at 35:12
111. Laurent Mangel (FRA), Ag2r La Mondiale at 35:33
112. Alexandre Usov (BLR), Ag2r La Mondiale at s.t.
113. Julian Dean (NZL), Slipstream-Chipotle at 35:59
114. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA), Lampre at 36:04
115. Tiziano Dall’antonia (ITA), CSF Group Navigare at 36:17
116. Paolo Bossoni (ITA), Lampre at 36:25
117. Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR), Ag2r La Mondiale at 36:40
118. Damien Monier (FRA), Cofidis at 36:45
119. Nicolas Rousseau (FRA), Ag2r La Mondiale at 36:58
120. Carlo Scognamiglio (ITA), Barloworld at 38:26
121. Vladimir Gusev (RUS), Astana at 41:37
122. Bram De Groot (NED), Rabobank at s.t.
123. Tony Martin (GER), Team High Road at s.t.
124. Thomas Fothen (GER), Gerolsteiner at s.t.
125. Raivis Belohvosciks (LAT), Saunier Duval at s.t.
126. Bradley Wiggins (GBR), Team High Road at s.t.
127. Steven Cummings (GBR), Barloworld at s.t.
128. Geraint Thomas (GBR), Barloworld at s.t.
129. Nicolas Hartmann (FRA), Cofidis at s.t.
130. Serguei Klimov (RUS), Tinkoff at s.t.
131. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN), Slipstream-Chipotle at s.t.
132. Raffaele Illiano (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at s.t.
133. André Greipel (GER), Team High Road at s.t.
134. Eros Capecchi (ITA), Saunier Duval at s.t.
135. Nick Gates (AUS), Silence-Lotto at s.t.
136. David Millar (GBR), Slipstream-Chipotle at s.t.
137. Josu Agirre (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at s.t.
138. Alexander Serov (RUS), Tinkoff at s.t.
139. Anders Lund (DEN), CSC at s.t.
140. Alberto Ongarato (ITA), Milram at s.t.
141. Nikolai Trussov (RUS), Tinkoff at s.t.
142. Jose A. Benitez Roman (ESP), Saunier Duval at s.t.
143. Guillaume Levarlet (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at s.t.
144. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle at s.t.
145. Ermanno Capelli (ITA), Saunier Duval at s.t.
146. Mickael Buffaz (FRA), Cofidis at s.t.
147. Philip Deignan (IRL), Ag2r La Mondiale at s.t.
148. Christopher Sutton (AUS), Slipstream-Chipotle at s.t.
149. Mark Cavendish (GBR), Team High Road at s.t.
150. Matthias Russ (GER), Gerolsteiner at s.t.
151. Sven Krauss (GER), Gerolsteiner at s.t.
152. Timothy Gudsell (NZL), Francaise des Jeux at s.t.
153. Inigo Landaluze (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at s.t.
154. Iker Camano Ortuzar (ESP), Saunier Duval at s.t.
155. Yann Huguet (FRA), Cofidis at 41:51
156. Mathew Hayman (AUS), Rabobank at 41:55
157. Lander Aperribay (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 41:57
158. Markus Eichler (GER), Milram at 42:02

Overall after stage 14
1. Gabriele Bosisio (ITA), Team L.P.R. in 63:10:47
2. Alberto Contador (ESP), Astana at 0:05
3. Marzio Bruseghin (ITA), Lampre at 0:28
4. Riccardo Ricco’ (ITA), Saunier Duval at 1:02
5. Danilo Di Luca (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 1:07
6. Andreas Kloden (GER), Astana at 1:11
7. Denis Menchov (RUS), Rabobank at 1:18
8. Gilberto Simoni (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 1:31
9. Franco Pellizotti (ITA), Liquigas at 1:32
10. Giovanni Visconti (ITA), Quick Step at 1:35
11. Paolo Savoldelli (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 1:40
12. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL), Silence-Lotto at 2:04
13. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA), Liquigas at 2:06
14. Erik Larsson Gustav (SWE), CSC at 2:51
15. Christian Vandevelde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle at 2:54
16. Leonardo Piepoli (ITA), Saunier Duval at 3:16
17. Paolo Bettini (ITA), Quick Step at 4:32
18. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA), CSF Group Navigare at 4:43
19. Rafael Cardenas Felix (COL), Barloworld at 4:47
20. Chris Sorensen (DEN), CSC at 4:53
21. Evgeni Petrov (RUS), Tinkoff at 5:01
22. Tadej Valjavec (SLO), Ag2r La Mondiale at 5:03
23. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana at 5:51
24. Jussi Veikkanen (FIN), Francaise des Jeux at 6:34
25. Fortunato Baliani (ITA), CSF Group Navigare at 7:22
26. Emanuele Sella (ITA), CSF Group Navigare at 7:33
27. Sylvester Szmyd (POL), Lampre at 8:08
28. Mauricio A. Ardila Cano (COL), Rabobank at 9:31
29. Vladimir Karpets (RUS), Caisse d’Epargne at 10:04
30. Yoann Le Boulanger (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at 10:11
31. Morris Possoni (ITA), Team High Road at 10:51
32. Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (COL), CSF Group Navigare at 11:29
33. Andrea Tonti (ITA), Quick Step at 14:39
34. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (COL), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 14:47
35. Luis Pasamontes (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at 15:25
36. Vladimir Miholjevic (CRO), Liquigas at 16:28
37. José Rujano Guillen (VEN), Caisse d’Epargne at 16:29
38. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at 17:15
39. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR), Tinkoff at 17:33
40. Antonio Colom Mas (ESP), Astana at 17:43
41. Nicki Sorensen (DEN), CSC at 20:14
42. Andrea Noe’ (ITA), Liquigas at 22:52
43. Marco Pinotti (ITA), Team High Road at 22:59
44. Jure Golcer (SLO), Team L.P.R. at 24:05
45. Daniele Nardello (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 25:01
46. Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR), Team High Road at 26:12
47. Alessandro Spezialetti (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 27:06
48. Matthew Lloyd (AUS), Silence-Lotto at 27:29
49. Johannes Frohlinger (GER), Gerolsteiner at 28:17
50. Manuel Garate Juan (ESP), Quick Step at 28:31
51. Luca Mazzanti (ITA), Tinkoff at 31:31
52. Wim Van Huffel (BEL), Silence-Lotto at 33:20
53. Daniele Pietropolli (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 34:28
54. Mikael Cherel (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at s.t.
55. Simon Spilak (SLO), Lampre at 36:12
56. Francis De Greef (BEL), Silence-Lotto at 37:28
57. Vladimir Gusev (RUS), Astana at 37:37
58. Michael Blaudzun (DEN), CSC at 38:46
59. Dmitry Kozontchuk (RUS), Rabobank at 40:24
60. Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA), Ag2r La Mondiale at 40:25
61. Jens Voigt (GER), CSC at 43:42
62. José Ochoa Carlos (VEN), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 44:22
63. David Canada Gracia (ESP), Saunier Duval at 44:44
64. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ), Astana at 45:57
65. Alan Perez Lezaun (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 46:34
66. Matthias Russ (GER), Gerolsteiner at 46:42
67. Ivan Velasco Murillo (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 47:44
68. Andrey Mizourov (KAZ), Astana at 49:05
69. Daniele Bennati (ITA), Liquigas at 50:33
70. Pablo Lastras Garcia (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at 51:09
71. Ruslan Ivanov (MDA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 51:43
72. Erik Zabel (GER), Milram at 52:23
73. Christian Pfannberger (AUT), Barloworld at 53:16
74. Francisco Perez Sanchez (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at 54:20
75. Iker Camano Ortuzar (ESP), Saunier Duval at 55:20
76. David Loosli (SUI), Lampre at 56:24
77. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN), Slipstream-Chipotle at 57:38
78. Marco Velo (ITA), Milram at 57:42
79. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA), Lampre at 57:58
80. Philip Deignan (IRL), Ag2r La Mondiale at 58:04
81. Markel Irizar (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 59:02
82. Marlon A. Perez Arango (COL), Caisse d’Epargne at 1:00:57
83. Alessandro Bertolini (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 1:01:24
84. Theo Eltink (NED), Rabobank at 1:01:28
85. Joan Horrach Rippoll (ESP), Caisse d’Epargne at 1:02:45
86. Paul Martens (GER), Rabobank at 1:02:48
87. Gabriele Missaglia (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 1:04:24
88. Alexander Efimkin (RUS), Quick Step at 1:05:08
89. Kevin Seeldrayers (BEL), Quick Step at 1:08:32
90. Paolo Bailetti (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 1:08:41
91. David Millar (GBR), Slipstream-Chipotle at 1:09:50
92. Enrico Gasparotto (ITA), Barloworld at 1:10:06
93. Assan Bazayev (KAZ), Astana at 1:10:32
94. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA), Liquigas at 1:10:59
95. Giairo Ermeti (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 1:12:40
96. Blaise Sonnery (FRA), Ag2r La Mondiale at 1:13:16
97. Tiziano Dall’antonia (ITA), CSF Group Navigare at 1:16:09
98. Charles Wegelius (GBR), Liquigas at 1:17:46
99. Frantisek Rabon (CZE), Team High Road at 1:20:48
100. Lilian Jegou (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at 1:21:29
101. Addy Engels (NED), Quick Step at 1:24:00
102. Anders Lund (DEN), CSC at 1:24:42
103. Eros Capecchi (ITA), Saunier Duval at 1:24:51
104. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC at 1:25:32
105. Laurent Mangel (FRA), Ag2r La Mondiale at 1:25:42
106. Serguei Klimov (RUS), Tinkoff at 1:28:37
107. Danilo Hondo (GER), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 1:28:46
108. Adam Hansen (AUS), Team High Road at 1:29:04
109. Gerben Lowik (NED), Rabobank at 1:29:24
110. Fabio Baldato (ITA), Lampre at 1:32:29
111. Dionisio Galparsoro (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 1:32:46
112. Jose A. Benitez Roman (ESP), Saunier Duval at 1:33:07
113. Dries Devenyns (BEL), Silence-Lotto at 1:35:00
114. Paolo Bossoni (ITA), Lampre at 1:35:03
115. Geraint Thomas (GBR), Barloworld at 1:35:31
116. Inigo Landaluze (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 1:35:41
117. Alexandre Usov (BLR), Ag2r La Mondiale at 1:36:07
118. Mathieu Perget (FRA), Caisse d’Epargne at 1:37:05
119. Nikolai Trussov (RUS), Tinkoff at 1:37:23
120. Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR), Ag2r La Mondiale at 1:38:18
121. Mauro Facci (ITA), Quick Step at 1:39:25
122. Mickael Buffaz (FRA), Cofidis at 1:39:26
123. Bram De Groot (NED), Rabobank at 1:39:50
124. Steven Cummings (GBR), Barloworld at 1:40:04
125. Jérémy Roy (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at 1:40:30
126. Nicolas Rousseau (FRA), Ag2r La Mondiale at 1:41:20
127. Guillaume Levarlet (FRA), Francaise des Jeux at 1:42:04
128. Hubert Schwab (SUI), Quick Step at 1:42:27
129. Riccardo Chiarini (ITA), Team L.P.R. at 1:43:31
130. Dario Cataldo (ITA), Liquigas at 1:44:50
131. Carlo Scognamiglio (ITA), Barloworld at 1:46:03
132. Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (MEX), CSF Group Navigare at 1:46:35
133. Thomas Fothen (GER), Gerolsteiner at 1:46:42
134. Nicolas Hartmann (FRA), Cofidis at 1:46:49
135. Damien Monier (FRA), Cofidis at 1:48:13
136. Matej Jurco (SVK), Milram at 1:50:50
137. Alexander Serov (RUS), Tinkoff at 1:51:08
138. Kjell Carlstrom (FIN), Liquigas at 1:51:22
139. Tony Martin (GER), Team High Road at 1:51:29
140. Alberto Ongarato (ITA), Milram at 1:52:38
141. Raffaele Illiano (ITA), Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 1:55:16
142. Sven Krauss (GER), Gerolsteiner at 1:57:39
143. Julian Dean (NZL), Slipstream-Chipotle at 1:58:54
144. Mark Cavendish (GBR), Team High Road at 2:02:41
145. Yann Huguet (FRA), Cofidis at 2:03:13
146. Mathew Hayman (AUS), Rabobank at 2:04:36
147. Bradley Wiggins (GBR), Team High Road at 2:07:22
148. André Greipel (GER), Team High Road at 2:07:39
149. Timothy Gudsell (NZL), Francaise des Jeux at 2:12:02
150. Nick Gates (AUS), Silence-Lotto at 2:13:06
151. Josu Agirre (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 2:15:36
152. Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS), Tinkoff at 2:15:37
153. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle at 2:15:52
154. Lander Aperribay (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi at 2:22:15
155. Raivis Belohvosciks (LAT), Saunier Duval at 2:25:32
156. Christopher Sutton (AUS), Slipstream-Chipotle at 2:25:42
157. Markus Eichler (GER), Milram at 2:35:28
158. Ermanno Capelli (ITA), Saunier Duval at 2:43:40