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2012 Giro D'Italia: Stage 14

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Stage 14, Saturday, May 19: Cherasco - Cervinia, 206 km

Stage 14 finish

The Race: There was some fear that it could snow on today's stage, but the bad weather was limited to some rain, which slowed the descent of the Col de Joux, the penultimate climb. At the start of the final climb to Cervinia, riders who had escaped about 60 kilometers into the stage were still away. Andrey Amador was being chased by Alessandro de Marchi and Jan Barta. De Marchi made contact with Amador first and then, after a huge effort, Barta also got up to the duo.

In the peloton, Liquigas kept the speed high. When Liquigas' Sylvester Szmyd hit the front in the closing kilometers, the peloton was quickly reduced to about 20 riders. Near the finish, the climb leveled a bit and there Ryder Hesjedal took off. Quickly, maglia rosa Joaquin Rodriguez went after him, but he couldn't make the catch. In the peloton, Michele Scarponi did the successful work of reeling in Rodriguez.

The fleeing trio of Barta, de Marchi and Amador was not caught by the maglia rosa group. Barta led out the sprint from way back and Amador had enough left to come around him for the stage win. Hesjedal steamed in 20 seconds later. The 26 seconds gap he had opened up on the field was enough to make him the Giro's new leader.

Paolo Tiralongo, has been riding as a gregario di lusso on Astana for Roman Kreuziger, but Tiralongo has been looking very sharp. He easily beat Kreuziger to the finish and remains third in the GC. Has he established himself as the new Astana leader?

Results:

  1. Andrey Amador (Movistar) 5hr 33min 36sec. 37.050 km/hr
  2. Jan Barta (NetApp) s.t.
  3. Alessandro De Marchi @ 2sec
  4. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 20sec
  5. Paolo Tiralongo (Astana)@ 46sec
  6. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  7. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) s.t.
  8. Thomas de Gendt s.t.
  9. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) s.t.
  10. John Gadret (Ag2r) s.t.
  11. Frank Schleck (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  12. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF) s.t.
  13. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) s.t.
  14. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 49sec
  15. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) @ 52sec
  16. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) s.t.
  17. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) s.t.
  18. Sergio Pardilla (Movistar) s.t.
  19. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 55sec
  20. Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1min 16sec
  21. Gianluca Brambilla (Colnago-CSF) s.t.
  22. Sanday Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  23. Johann Tschopp (BMC) s.t.
  24. José Rujano (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  25. Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) @ 1min 40sec
  26. Diego Ulissi (Lmpare) s.t.
  27. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  28. Peter Stetina (Gaarmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  29. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) s.t.
  30. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  31. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) @ 2min 31sec
  32. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) s.t.
  33. Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
  34. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) @ 2min 39sec
  35. Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil) @ 3min 0sec
  36. Stefano Pirazzi (Colnago-CSF) @ 3min 5sec
  37. Jackson Rodriguez (Andorni Giocattoli) s.t.
  38. Eros Capecchi (Liquigas) s.t.
  39. Marco Pinotti (BMC) s.t.
  40. Francis De Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 3min 16sec
  41. Thomas Rohregger (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 3min 29sec
  42. Carlos José Ochoa (Andorni Giocattoli) @ 3min 31sec
  43. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre) @ 3min 54sec
  44. Juan José Oroz (Euskaltel) @ 4min 8sec
  45. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  46. Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel) @ 4min 26sec
  47. Bart De Clercq (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  48. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) s.t.
  49. Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) @ 5min 6sec
  50. Emanuele Sella (Andrioni Giocattoli) s.t.

GC after Stage 14:

  1. Pink Jersey Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) 59hr 55min 28sec
  2. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) @ 9sec
  3. Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) @ 41sec
  4. Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 1min 5sec
  5. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 1min 6sec
  6. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) @ 1min 7sec
  7. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  8. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 1min 19sec
  9. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) @ 1min 20sec
  10. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF) @ 1min 21sec
  11. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 1min 39sec
  12. Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1min 42sec
  13. Sergio Pardilla (Movistar) @ 2min 6sec
  14. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 14sec
  15. Frank Schleck (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 2mn 20sec
  16. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 2min 31sec
  17. Johann Tschopp (BMC) @ 2min 41sec
  18. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 2min 43sec
  19. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) @ 2min 56sec
  20. John Gadret (Ag2r) @ 3min 4sec
  21. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 3min 6sec
  22. Eros Capecchi (Liquigas) @ 3min 37sec
  23. Gianluca Brambilla (Colnago-CSF) s.t.
  24. José Rujano (Androni Giocattoli) @ 3min 44sec
  25. Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) @ 3min 46sec
  26. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) @ 3min 47sec
  27. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 3min 53sec
  28. Marco Pinotti (BMC) @ 4min 37sec
  29. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 4min 38sec
  30. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 13sec
  31. Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 26sec
  32. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 5min 30sec
  33. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 5min 42sec
  34. Diego Ulissi (Lampre) @ 5min 50sec
  35. Jackson Rodriguez (Andorni Giocattoli) @ 6min 13sec
  36. Francis De Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 6min 49sec
  37. Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) @ 7min 16sec
  38. Bart De Clercq (Lotto-Belisol) @ 7min 34sec
  39. Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 8min 35sec
  40. Kevin Seeldrayers (Astana) @ 8min 51sec
  41. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 9min 1sec
  42. Carlos José Ochoa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 111min 39sec
  43. Thomas Rohregger (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 11min 41sec
  44. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 13min 21sec
  45. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre) @ 13min 53sec
  46. Jan Barta (NetApp) @ 13min 57sec
  47. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 15min 0sec
  48. Emanuele Sella (Androni Giocattoli) @ 15min 29sec
  49. Grischa Niermann (Rabobank) @ 17min 24sec
  50. Oliver Zaugg (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 20min 22sec

Points Competition

  1. Red jersey Mark Cavendish (Sky): 106 points
  2. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha): 64
  3. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF): 53
  4. Andrey Amador (Movistar): 52
  5. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda): 50

Climbers' Competition

  1. Blue Jersey Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 34 points
  2. Jan Barta (NetApp): 24
  3. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli): 24
  4. Andrey Amador (Movistar): 22
  5. Alessandro De Marchi (Androni Giocattoli): 15

Young Rider

  1. White jersey Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 59hr 56min 47sec
  2. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 20sec
  3. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) @ 1min 37sec
  4. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 1min 47sec
  5. Gianluca Brambilla (Colnago-CSF) @ 2min 18sec

Team GC:

  1. Movistar: 178hr 32min 1sec
  2. Astana @ 5min 19sec
  3. Liquigas @ 5min 55sec
  4. Lampre @ 6min 54sec
  5. Vacansoleil @ 7min 41sec
  6. Garmin-Barracuda @ 7min 59sec

Stage 14 map and profile

Stage 14 map

Stage 14 map

Stage 14 profile

Stage 14 profile


Photos from stage 14:

Andrey Amador

Andrey Amador rode alone, off the front, for a lot of the final climb.

Damiano Cunego

While Damiano Cunego spent a lot of time in no-man's-land, between the peloton and the break

Ivan Basso

Ivan Basso's Liquigas squad expended a lot of energy keeping thngs together.

Sylvester Szmyd

When Sylvester Szmyd hit the front in the closing kilometers, the pack was quickly reduced to a few.

Joaquin Rodrigeuz

When Ryder Hesjedal took off, Joaquin Rodriguez could not get up to him.

Michele Scarponi

And it was Michele Scarponi who brought the field back up to Rodriguez when Rodriguez went after Hesjedal.

Winning break

The break that went the distance, although they spent a lot of time attacking each other: Alessandro de Marchi, Jan Barta and Andrey Amador.

Andrey Amador

Andrey Amador enjoys the fruits of a hard day in the saddle.

Ryder Hesjedal

I think Ryder Hesjedal surprised everyone when he took off, and surprised them even more when Scarponi and Rodriguez couldn't catch him. Perfect ride.