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2013 Giro D'Italia: Stage 17

Results, map, stage profile, summary and photos

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Stage 17, Wednesday, May 22: Caravaggio - Vicenza, 214 km

climbsRated ascent:

Stage 17 finish

The Race: Sunny skies. Before the stage was ten kilometers old, four riders went clear: Miguel Angel Rubiano, Luke Durbridge, Gert Dockx and Mexim Belkov. Omega Pharma saw this stage as another chance for a Cavendish stage win and slowly brought down a gap that had grown to five minutes. With 33 km to go the quartet had 1min 13sec.

Approaching the final climb Vini Fantini set a white-hot pace, lining out the peloton. The break (now minus Belkov) had a minute at the start of the Crosara (21km to go). Cavendish started the ascent near the front of the pack.

Surprising no one, Vini Fantini launched Danilo Di Luca and Alessando Proni. Proni went deep and then croaked, but Di Luca pressed on while Lamp re led the field up the climb. Cavendish turned himself inside out trying to stay with the leaders, but was gapped halfway up the Crosara.

Near the top Di Luca Caught the now solo Rubiano with Giovanni Visconti chasing and catching the duo. Under Visconti's powerful impetus Di Luca was dropped while Rubiano hung on for dear life.

Bam, Visconti attacked hard and dropped Rubiano. Over the top Visconti had 32 seconds on the Lampre/Astana led maglia rosa group. Visconti had 16 kilomoters to go. Omega Pharma put four men to work dragging Cavendish back up to the front group, but they had a one-minute gap to close.

Visconti descended like his hair was on fire, chased by a highly motivated peloton. At 10 km to go, with most of the technical sections of the descent completed Visconti had 32 seconds. The Cavendish group was still a minute behind the Nibali group, now only about 25 riders.

6 km to go, 22 seconds lead with attacks going off as the steam and organization of the chase seemed to go away..

4 km to go, Visconti continued to look good as his gap grew to 24 seconds.

The chasers could not get organized and Visconti cruised across the line for his second Giro stage win this year and Movistar's third in a row.


  1. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) 5hr 15min 34sec. 41.068 km/hr
  2. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) @ 19sec
  3. Luka Mezgec (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  4. Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  5. Danilo Hondo (Radio Shack) s.t.
  6. Salvatore Puccio (Sky) s.t.
  7. Sacha Modolo (Bardiani-CSF) s.t.
  8. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  9. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  10. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  11. Mauro Santambriogio (Vini Fantini) s.t.
  12. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  13. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  14. Francis Mourey (FDJ) s.t.
  15. Manuele Boaro (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  16. Johan Le Bom (FDJ) s.t.
  17. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) s.t.
  18. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) s.t.
  19. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) s.t.
  20. Dario Cataldo (Sky) s.t.
  21. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  22. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  23. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  24. Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
  25. Robert Gesink (Blanco) s.t.
  26. Przemyeslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  27. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  28. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky) s.t.
  29. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) s.t.
  30. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) s.t.
  31. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  32. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  33. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  34. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  35. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r) s.t.
  36. Steve Morabito (BMC) s.t.
  37. Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco) s.t.
  38. Fabio Aru (Astana) s.t.
  39. José Herrada (Movistar) s.t.
  40. Danilo Di Luca (Vini Fantini) s.t.
  41. Nicola Boem (Bardiani-CSF) @ 50sec
  42. Marco Canola (Bardiani-CSF) @ 1min 11sec
  43. Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack) s.t.
  44. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  45. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) s.t.
  46. Sergio Henao (Sky) s.t.
  47. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 19sec
  48. Edwin Alcibiad Avila (Colombia) @ 1min 37sec
  49. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  50. Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.

GC after Stage 17:

  1. mglia rosa Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) 73hr 11min 29sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 26sec
  3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 2min 46sec
  4. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) @ 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. Robert Gesink (Blanco) @ 7min 47sec
  11. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r) @ 7min 24sec
  12. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 7min 43sec
  13. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) @ 8min 15sec
  14. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) @ 8min 19sec
  15. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 8min 36sec
  16. Yury Torfimov (Katusha) @ 9min 2sec
  17. Sergio Henao (Colombia) @ 11min 18sec
  18. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 15min 4sec
  19. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 18min 26sec
  20. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 21min 34sec
  21. Francis de Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 23min 12sec
  22. Francis Mourey (FDJ) s.t.
  23. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 27min 24sec
  24. Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) @ 28min 18sec
  25. Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco) @ 28min 23sec
  26. Danilo Di Luca (Vini Fantini) @ 31min 41sec
  27. José Rodolfo Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 32min 41sec
  28. José Herrada (Movistar) @ 33min 34sec
  29. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 35min 15sec
  30. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 42min 15sec
  31. Andres Duarte (Colombia) @ 43min 15sec
  32. Juan Manuel Garate (Blanco) @ 43min 21sec
  33. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 44min 21sec
  34. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 45min 49sec
  35. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 53min 29sec
  36. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) @ 55min 29sec
  37. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) @ 56min 12sec
  38. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky) @ 59min 31sec
  39. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 59min 36sec
  40. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) @ 1hr 4min 40sec
  41. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) @ 1hr 4min 47sec
  42. Petr Ignatenko (Katusha) @ 1hr 6min 45sec
  43. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 1hr 8min 37sec
  44. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 8min 39sec
  45. Vladimir Karpets (Movistar) @ 1hr 11min 13sec
  46. Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia) @ 1hr 14min 43sec
  47. Fabio Aru (Astana) @ 1hr 15min 50sec
  48. Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF) @ 1hr 17min 17sec
  49. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 17mn 46sec
  50. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 23min 19sec

Points Competition:

  1. Red Jersey Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 113 points
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC): 109
  3. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini): 89
  4. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar): 86
  5. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r): 85

Climber's Competition:

  1. Blue Jersey Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF): 79 points
  2. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar): 45
  3. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli): 41
  4. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r): 32
  5. Robinson Chalapud (Colombia): 31

Young Rider:

  1. White Jersey Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) 73hr 16min 44sec
  2. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 5sec
  3. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 9min 49sec
  4. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 16min 19sec
  5. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 30min 0sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 219hr 16min 11sec
  2. Astana @ 4min 27sec
  3. Blanco @ 4min 58sec
  4. Movistar @ 5min 2sec
  5. Lampre-Merida @ 7min 39sec

Stage 17 map

Stage 17 map

Stage 17 profile

Stage 17 profile

Stage 17 photos:

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali at the start

Classification leaders

The Classification leaders at the start


A beautiful day for racing in Veneto

Luke Durbridge

Luke Durbridge leads the day's break.


The tifosi were thick on the Crosara

Luke Durbridge and Angel Rubiano

Angel Rubiano is in the process of shelling Luke Durbridge on the Crosara

Govanni Visconti

Giovanni Visconti charges down the Crosara on his way to stage victory

Angel rubiano

Miguel Angel Rubiano was unable to stay with Visconti.

Filippo Pozzato

Filippo Pozzato leads the charge after the escapees.

Vincenzo Nibali

Again Nibali rode a perfect race, never wasting a watt.

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans

Michele Scarponi

Michele Scarponi

Samuel Sanchez

Samuel Sanchez

Carlos Alberto Betancur

Carlos Alberto Betancur

Steve Morabito

Steve Morabito

Davide Appollonio

Davide Appollonio

Manuel Belletti

Manuel Belletti

Ramunas Navardauskas wins the field sprint

Ramunas Navardauskas wins the field sprint, surely unaware that Visconti is already drinking a coke.

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish couldn'y get over the hill with the leaders and fnished 49th

Giovanni Visconti

I'm sure Visconti would like to make a habit of this.

Vincenzo Nibali

Nibali has four more stages to go...