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2013 Giro D'Italia: Stage 16

Results, map, stage profile, summary and photos

The Story of the Giro d'Italia, Volume 1 by Bill and Carol McGann is available as a full-length, unabridged audiobook.

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Stage 16, Tuesday, May 21: Valloire - Ivrea, 238 km

climbsRated Ascents:

Stage 16 finish

The Race: This was a fine, aggressive, hard-fought stage. About 70 km into the stage a 22-man break had gone clear. But probably because Damiano Caruso was in the group and sitting at 9min 57sec, the break could not be allowed a large gap. In fact it wasn't allowed more than four minutes. The break fractured and a lead trio of Danny Pate, Wilco Kelderman and Emanuele Sella formed a lead trio.

With 30 km to go the trio had 25sec on a five-man chase group and the pack was at 1min 14sec. The five-man group soon caught the trio and on the Andrate climb (23 km to go) the main pack was only 28 seconds behind the eight man break.

Scarponi attacked on the hill but Nibali and Evans were attentive. Although Rigoberto Uran was caught unawares further back, he was up with the contenders in short order. The pace on the Andrate was quite hot with the maglia rosa group becoming quite reduced. Mauro Santambrogio was one of the riders dropped, motivating Lampre-Merida to keep the speed on the ascent high so that Scarponi and Niemiec could move up.

Over the top of the Andrate: The maglia rosa group mopped up the break just before the summit. Carlos Betancur flashed out of the group just before the summit, depriving Stefano Pirazzi of the maximum KOM points. Samuel Sanchez went after Betancur,and led down the technical descent, with Betancur struggling to stay with Sanchez, who is a fine descender.

Bam! Nibali perhaps the finest living descender, left the pack and went after the Sanchez and Betancur. Others, including Evans, Uran and Scarponi followed Nibali and at 10 km to go the front group was at least 14 riders strong.

Santambrogio was two minutes back with six km to go and got little help from other riders in his chase. In the closing kilometers Benat Intxaust, Tanel Kangert and Przemyslaw Niemiec squeezed out a small gap and held it to the end. Niemiec tried to sprint from way back, but Intxausti clearly had the most suds and won a clean victory.


  1. Benat Intxaust (Movistar) 5hr 52min 48sec
  2. Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
  3. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  4. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) @ 14sec
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  6. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  7. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  8. Rafal Majaka (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  9. José Herrada (Movistar) s.t.
  10. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) s.t.
  11. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  12. Vincenzo Nibali (astana) s.t.
  13. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  14. Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF) s.t.
  15. Fabio Aru (Astana) s.t.
  16. Fabio Andres Duarte (Colombia) @ 20sec
  17. Robert Gesink (Blanco) @ 23sec
  18. Francesco Bongiorno (Bardiani-CSF) @ 1min 51sec
  19. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) s.t.
  20. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  21. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  22. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) s.t.
  23. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  24. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  25. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) s.t.
  26. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) s.t.
  27. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) s.t.
  28. Domenico Pozzovivo(Ag2r) s.t.
  29. Mauro Santambrogio (Ag2r) @ 2min 24sec
  30. Christian Knees (Sky) s.t.
  31. Dario Cataldo (Sky) s.t.
  32. Sergio Henao (Sky) s.t.
  33. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) s.t.
  34. Danny Pate (Sky) s.t.
  35. Juan Manuel Garate (Blanco) s.t.
  36. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) s.t.
  37. Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  38. Francis Mourey (FDJ) s.t.
  39. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  40. Oscar Gatto (Vini Fantini) @ 2min 52sec
  41. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) @ 3min 31sec
  42. Vladimir Karpets (Movistar) s.t.
  43. Petr Ignatenko (Katusha) s.t.
  44. Koen De Kort (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  45. Francis de Greef (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  46. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  47. Stef Clement (Blanco) @ 4min 1sec
  48. Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco) s.t.
  49. Bruno Pires (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  50. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.

GC after Stage 16:

  1. mglia rosa Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) 67hr 55min 36sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 26sec
  3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 2min 46sec
  4. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) @ 3min 53sec
  5. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) @ 4min 13sec
  6. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) @ 4min 57sec
  7. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 5min 15sec
  8. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 5min 20sec
  9. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) @ 5min 47sec
  10. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r) @ 7min 34sec
  11. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 7min 43sec
  12. Robert Gesink (Blanco) @ 7min 47sec
  13. Franco Pellizotti (Andorni Giocattoli) @ 8min 15sec
  14. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) @ 8min 19sec
  15. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 8min 36sec
  16. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 9min 2sec
  17. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 10min 26sec
  18. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 15min 4sec
  19. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 18min 26sec
  20. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 20min 42sec
  21. Francis de Greef Lotto-Belisol) @ 21min 54sec
  22. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 26min 6sec
  23. Francis Mourey (FDJ) @ 26min 12sec
  24. Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) @ 27min 0sec
  25. Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco) @ 28min 23sec
  26. José Rodolofo Serpa (Lampre) @ 31min 14sec
  27. Danilo Di Luca (Vini Fantini) @ 31min 41sec
  28. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 32min 22sec
  29. José Herrada (Movistar) @ 33min 34sec
  30. Andres Duarte (Colombia) @ 34min 1sec
  31. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 39min 22sec
  32. Juan Manuel Garate (Blanco) @ 42min 3sec
  33. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 43min 3sec
  34. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 45min 49sec
  35. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) @ 47min 39sec
  36. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 54min 8sec
  37. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) @ 56min 12sec
  38. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky) @ 59mn 31sec
  39. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 59min 36sec
  40. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) @ 1hr 2min 21sec
  41. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) @ 1hr 4min 47sec
  42. Petr Ignatenko (Katusha) @ 1hr 5min 27sec
  43. Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia) @ 1hr 6min 53sec
  44. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 1hr 7min 10sec
  45. Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF) @ 1hr 8min 3sec
  46. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 8min 39sec
  47. Vladimir Karpets (Movistar) @ 1hr 9min 55sec
  48. Fabio Aru (Astana) @ 1hr 15min 50sec
  49. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Andorni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 17min 50sec
  50. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 22min 1sec

Points Competition:

  1. Red Jersey Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 109 points
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC): 103
  3. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r): 85
  4. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini): 84
  5. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana): 78

Climber's Competition:

  1. Blue Jersey Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF): 79 points
  2. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar): 42
  3. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli): 41
  4. Carlso Alberto Betancur (Ag2r): 32
  5. Robinson Chalapud (Colombia): 31

Young Rider:

  1. White Jersey Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) 68hr 0min 51sec
  2. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 5sec
  3. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 9min 49sec
  4. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 15min 27sec
  5. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 27min 7sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 203hr 28min 32sec
  2. Astana @ 4min 27sec
  3. Blanco @ 5min 21sec
  4. Movistar s.t.
  5. Lampre-Merida @ 7min 39sec

Stage 16 map

Stage 16 map

Stage 16 profile

Stage 16 profile

Photos from Stage 16:

Nibali and Betancur

GC leader Vincenzo Nibali and best young rider Carlos Alberto Betancur at the start.

Hubert Dupont

Hubert Dupont at the start with two rather underage domestiques

Mont Cenis

The Giro came back into Italy by again climbing Mont Cenis.

Mt Cenis panorama

Mt Cenis panorama

Mont Cenis panorama

Astana leads over Mt Cenis

Mark CAvendish

Mark Cavendish was shelled on the Andrate ascent


Paolo Tiralongo leads the Astana tempo machine

Pieter Weening

Pieter Weening

Wilco Kelderman

Wilco Kelderman

Tobias Ludvigsson

Tobias Ludvigsson

Samuel Sanchez

Samuel Sanchez leads the front group down the hill to the finish in Ivrea

Carlos Betancur

Carlos Betancur, with Nibali on his wheel, is attentive to Sanchez' aggression.

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali again rode a perfect stage.

Michele Scarponi

Michele Scarponi did his own cause a lot of good today.

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans

Franco Pellizotti

Franco Pellizotti

Benat Intxausti

Stage winner Benat Intxausti

Fabio Aru

Fabio Aru

Stefano Pirazzi

If KOM Stefano Pirazzi doesn't have the Blue Jersey wrapped up, he's got to be close.

Benat Intxausti

How happy was Benat Intxausti to win stage 16?

Carlos Alberto Betancur

Carlos Alberto Betancur has just a 5-second lead over Rafal Majka for best young rider.

Vincenzo Nibali

Five more stages to go...