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2017 Giro d'Italia

100th edition: May 5 - May 28, 2017

Stage 18 results, Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Thursday, May 25, Stage 18: Moena - Ortisei/St. Ulrich (137 km)

Stage 18 map and profile | Stage 18 photos | Organizer's stage 18 preview

Tejay van Garderen

Tejay Van Garderen wins the 18th stage

Weather at the finish town of Ortisei at 1:45 PM: 17C (63F), partly cloudy, with the wind from the north at 11 Km/hr (7 mph). No rain is forecast

The race: Today's brutal stage with its five major ascents started at 1:00 PM.

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Tejay Van Garderen said: “It’s been a couple of years and grand tours I’ve done for the general classification but my body wasn’t responding earlier in the Giro. I did my best to keep the morale. This is my first grand tour victory. It’s an incredible feeling, especially in an area like this I’m so familiar with, having done many training camps here. I knew all the roads. I was not confident at all to beat Mikel Landa. He’s a very good sprinter.”

Race leader Tom Dumoulin said: “Nibali and Quintana were only focusing on me and trying to make me lose instead of trying to win. In the end, they lost some significant time to the other competitors. Riding like this, I hope they’ll lose their podium spot. If this happens in Milan it would be very nice and I would be very happy. It would have been a dream scenario if Thibaut Pinot didn’t take a minute on me. In the last climb I was feeling strong. So I decided to show them that I’m also awake.”

Here's the report from stage winner Tejay van Garderen's BMC team:

25 May, 2017, Ortisei (ITA): Tejay van Garderen claimed his maiden Grand Tour stage win in a strong display of strength and determination to win stage 18 in a head to head battle with Mikel Landa (Team Sky).

At just 137km with five categorized climbs, including the uphill finish, stage 18 was a tough battle from kilometer 0. Joey Rosskopf formed part of the early four-rider breakaway in the opening ten kilometers, but was soon joined by a chase group featuring van Garderen. The junction of the two groups created a group of 17 riders that gained more than two minutes on the Maglia Rosa group.

The race situation stabilized as the breakaway tackled climb after climb and as van Garderen's group reached the summit of Passo Valparola with 79km to go, the gap remained at two minutes.

Behind, the Maglia Rosa group picked up the chase as race leader Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) started to attack each other which eventually brought the group within 30 seconds of the van Garderen breakaway.

Riders began to drop from the front group and it was just van Garderen, Landa, Joe Dombrowski (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) and Jan Hirt (CCC Sprandi Polkowice in the lead with 25km to go.

As they reached the banner 10km before the line it was van Garderen and Landa powering on towards the finish line with a margin of 25 seconds on the chasers and 55 seconds on the Maglia Rosa group.

The General Contenders began to attack each other behind which was to the advantage of van Garderen and Landa who held on to their advantage in the final kilometers. The duo began to look at each other in the final kilometer of racing but it was van Garderen who had the power to edge Landa out of the win in Oristei.

Interview with Tejay van Garderen

Tejay, congratulations on your maiden Grand Tour win! Talk us through the finale.

"Mikel Landa is a very good bike rider. He is a very quick sprinter and I think it got a little bit tactical at the end and I tried to just be patient and not get overly excited. Coming into the last corner, I knew it was downhill and you had to hit it in the first position. I was coming in on the inside and he was going to close on me a little bit so I just thought, 'I'm not braking'. If we crashed, we crashed but I wasn't going to brake."

"It was a hard day. Lots of climbing. I knew all of the climbs. I have done training camps in this area quite often. It was just an amazing feeling. Landa and I got away on a descent right before the finish. We looked around and saw that it was just us and we decided to keep going."

How does this feel to get your first Grand Tour stage win?

"It is incredible. It feels great. I came here obviously with GC ambitions but that didn't materialize. I've just tried to keep the morale high. I love this area. I knew every inch of the road today and it was almost like training at home."

You were very emotional at the finish line. 

"Yeah, I'm eight years as a professional now and this is my first Grand Tour stage victory. It was emotional just because I've had so many trials these past few years. Sometimes things go up and sometimes they go down and today was definitely up and hopefully I keep that trajectory. It feels good. It is good to know that I am still capable of doing a ride like that and now I just have to put it all together into three weeks like I have done in the past and like I know I can do again."

Does the Giro d'Italia mean something special to you and can it be your goal again in the future?

"Absolutely, I love Italy. I love the Giro d'Italy. At the beginning of my career I used to live in Lucca, in Tuscany, and for several years, I have done altitude camps just up the road and stayed at a hotel with a lovely family who I now know very well. So, this area in particular feels like home to me. I knew every inch of the road today. Italy is very beautiful, the people are passionate and positive. I'm surprised it has taken me this long to do the Giro d'Italia and certainly I will be back."

Complete Results:

Stage 18 photos

137 kilometers raced at an average speed of 35.118 km/hr

1 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC 3h 54’ 04”
2 LANDA MEANA Mikel SKY s.t.
3 PINOT Thibaut FDJ 0’ 08”
4 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
5 HIRT Jan CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 0’ 11”
6 ZAKARIN Ilnur KATUSHA-ALPECIN 0’ 24”
7 KRUIJSWIJK Steven LOTTO NL-JUMBO 0’ 34”
8 MOLLEMA Bauke TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
9 DUMOULIN Tom TEAM SUNWEB 01’ 06”
10 QUINTANA Nairo MOVISTAR s.t.
11 NIBALI Vincenzo BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
12 YATES Adam ORICA-SCOTT 01’ 12”
13 REICHENBACH Sébastien FDJ 01’ 12”
14 CATALDO Dario ASTANA 01’ 48”
15 FORMOLO Davide CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
16 ANACONA Winner MOVISTAR 02’ 20”
17 DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
18 DUPONT Hubert AG2R LA MONDIALE 03’ 06”
19 JUNGELS Bob QUICK-STEP FLOORS 03’ 55”
20 AMADOR Andrey MOVISTAR s.t.
21 SIUTSOU Kanstantsin BAHRAIN-MERIDA 04’ 28”
22 BERHANE Natnael DIMENSION DATA s.t.
23 VILLELLA Davide CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
24 MONFORT Maxime LOTTO SOUDAL 05’ 06”
25 KONRAD Patrick BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
26 KISERLOVSKI Robert KATUSHA-ALPECIN 05’ 44”
27 POLANC Jan UAE TEAM EMIRATES 06’ 57”
28 CLEMENT Stef LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
29 ROSA Diego SKY s.t.
30 FOLIFOROV Alexander GAZPROM - RUSVELO s.t.
31 VISCONTI Giovanni BAHRAIN-MERIDA 07’ 40”
32 PELLIZOTTI Franco BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
33 GASTAUER Ben AG2R LA MONDIALE 08’ 44”
34 PLAZA Ruben ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
35 ROLLAND Pierre CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 09’ 23”
36 MUHLBERGER Gregor BORA-HANSGROHE 10’ 16”
37 IZAGUIRRE Gorka MOVISTAR 14’ 18”
38 TEN DAM Laurens TEAM SUNWEB 18’ 37”
39 STUYVEN Jasper TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
40 ROSSKOPF Joseph BMC s.t.
41 VERONA Carlos ORICA-SCOTT 18’ 48”
42 HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian SKY s.t.
43 DEIGNAN Philip SKY s.t.
44 GONÇALVES Jose' KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
45 ROJAS Jose MOVISTAR 21’ 59”
46 SUTHERLAND Rory MOVISTAR 32’ 57”
47 HEPBURN Michael ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
48 LUDVIGSSON Tobias FDJ s.t.
49 CICCONE Giulio BARDIANI CSF s.t.
50 RODRIGUEZ MARTIN Cristian WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA s.t.
51 MEZGEC Luka ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
52 LUNKE Sindre Skjøstad TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
53 PETILLI Simone UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
54 STETINA Peter TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
55 JAUREGUI Quentin AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
56 PIBERNIK Luka BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
57 FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
58 CHEVRIER Clement AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
59 OWSIAN Lukasz CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE s.t.
60 BERNARD Julien TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
61 PREIDLER Georg TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
62 DILLIER Silvan BMC s.t.
63 PATERSKI Maciej CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE s.t.
64 TEUNS Dylan BMC s.t.
65 GESCHKE Simon TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
66 GROSSCHARTNER Felix CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE s.t.
67 MORABITO Steve FDJ s.t.
68 ROY Jérémy FDJ s.t.
69 TRATNIK Jan CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE s.t.
70 SCHLEGEL Michal CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE s.t.
71 GASPAROTTO Enrico BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
72 TIRALONGO Paolo ASTANA s.t.
73 DE LA PARTE Victor MOVISTAR s.t.
74 BARTA Jan BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
75 AGNOLI Valerio BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
76 HOWES Alex CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
77 WOODS Michael CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
78 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
79 CAPECCHI Eros QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
80 HAGA Chad TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
81 PEDERSEN Mads TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
82 HERNANDEZ Jesus TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
83 MENDES Jose' BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
84 AMEZQUETA MORENO Julen WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA s.t.
85 HANSEN Jesper ASTANA s.t.
86 TANKINK Bram LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
87 BATTAGLIN Enrico LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
88 VAN EMDEN Jos LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
89 BIDARD François AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
90 MONTAGUTI Matteo AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
91 KEIZER Martijn LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
92 KOZONTCHUK Dmitriy GAZPROM - RUSVELO s.t.
93 DE PLUS Laurens QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
94 FRAILE Omar DIMENSION DATA s.t.
95 HERRADA Jose MOVISTAR s.t.
96 SHALUNOV Evgeny GAZPROM - RUSVELO s.t.
97 ROVNY Ivan GAZPROM - RUSVELO s.t.
98 TCATEVICH Aleksei GAZPROM - RUSVELO s.t.
99 ANTON Igor DIMENSION DATA s.t.
100 BILBAO LOPEZ Pello ASTANA s.t.
101 CARTHY Hugh CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
102 VICIOSO Angel KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
103 JUUL JENSEN Christopher ORICA-SCOTT 33’ 09”
104 QUINZIATO Manuel BMC 35’ 55”
105 POZZATO Filippo WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA s.t.
106 BENEDETTI Cesare BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
107 CONTI Valerio UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
108 FONZI Giuseppe WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA s.t.
109 HOFLAND Moreno LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
110 PONZI Simone CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE s.t.
111 HANSEN Adam LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
112 LADAGNOUS Matthieu FDJ s.t.
113 ZHUPA Eugert WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA s.t.
114 SENNI Manuel BMC s.t.
115 MARCATO Marco UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
116 PUCCIO Salvatore SKY s.t.
117 SBARAGLI Kristian DIMENSION DATA s.t.
118 VAUGRENARD Benoit FDJ s.t.
119 BAK YTTING Lars LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
120 BERARD Julien AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
121 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
122 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques DIMENSION DATA s.t.
123 ZEITS Andrey ASTANA s.t.
124 STAMSNIJDER Tom TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
125 SAMOILAU Branislau CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE s.t.
126 FIRSANOV Sergey GAZPROM - RUSVELO s.t.
127 BRUTT Pavel GAZPROM - RUSVELO s.t.
128 RAVASI Edward UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
129 CASTELIJNS Twan LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
130 POSTLBERGER Lukas BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
131 SERRY Pieter QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
132 SANCHEZ Luis Leon ASTANA s.t.
133 LOSADA Alberto KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
134 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel DIMENSION DATA s.t.
135 GOLAS Michal SKY s.t.
136 BENNETT Sam BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
137 KOREN Kristijan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
138 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
139 BELKOV Maxim KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
140 VENTOSO Francisco BMC s.t.
141 MOHORIC Matej UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
142 TUFT Svein ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
143 BOEM Nicola BARDIANI CSF s.t.
144 BIALOBLOCKI Marcin CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE s.t.
145 MARTINELLI Davide QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
146 MAESTRI Mirco BARDIANI CSF s.t.
147 MAMYKIN Matvey KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
148 KOSHEVOY Ilia WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA s.t.
149 BOARO Manuele BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
150 VAN ZYL Johann DIMENSION DATA s.t.
151 ROTA Lorenzo BARDIANI CSF s.t.
152 MOLARD Rudy FDJ s.t.
153 DEVENYNS Dries QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
154 ANDREETTA Simone BARDIANI CSF s.t.
155 KIRYIENKA Vasil SKY s.t.
156 ALAFACI Eugenio TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
157 GAVIRIA Fernando QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
158 LAGUTIN Sergey GAZPROM - RUSVELO s.t.
159 KEISSE Iljo QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
160 BARBIN Enrico BARDIANI CSF s.t.
161 KUZNETSOV Viacheslav KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
162 FERRARI Roberto UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
163 RICHEZE Maximiliano QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
164 BUSATO Matteo WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA s.t.
165 BIZHIGITOV Zhandos ASTANA s.t.

GC after stage 18:

3,199 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 39.981 km/hr

1 DUMOULIN Tom TEAM SUNWEB 80h 0’ 48”
2 QUINTANA Nairo MOVISTAR 0’ 31”
3 NIBALI Vincenzo BAHRAIN-MERIDA 01’ 12”
4 PINOT Thibaut FDJ 01’ 36”
5 ZAKARIN Ilnur KATUSHA-ALPECIN 01’ 58”
6 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R LA MONDIALE 02’ 07”
7 MOLLEMA Bauke TREK-SEGAFREDO 03’ 17”
8 KRUIJSWIJK Steven LOTTO NL-JUMBO 05’ 48”
9 YATES Adam ORICA-SCOTT 07’ 06”
10 JUNGELS Bob QUICK-STEP FLOORS 07’ 34”
11 FORMOLO Davide CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 07’ 59”
12 MONFORT Maxime LOTTO SOUDAL 11’ 16”
13 POLANC Jan UAE TEAM EMIRATES 12’ 24”
14 CATALDO Dario ASTANA 14’ 08”
15 AMADOR Andrey MOVISTAR 14’ 18”
16 HIRT Jan CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 18’ 07”
17 REICHENBACH Sébastien FDJ 25’ 26”
18 DUPONT Hubert AG2R LA MONDIALE 30’ 27”
19 KONRAD Patrick BORA-HANSGROHE 30’ 50”
20 PELLIZOTTI Franco BAHRAIN-MERIDA 36’ 49”
21 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC 39’ 45”
22 LANDA MEANA Mikel SKY 40’ 46”
23 CLEMENT Stef LOTTO NL-JUMBO 42’ 42”
24 ANACONA Winner MOVISTAR 47’ 05”
25 IZAGUIRRE Gorka MOVISTAR 51’ 27”
26 PETILLI Simone UAE TEAM EMIRATES 1h 0’ 58”
27 ROLLAND Pierre CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 1h 03’ 08”
28 FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto UAE TEAM EMIRATES 1h 03’ 22”
29 DE PLUS Laurens QUICK-STEP FLOORS 1h 07’ 04”
30 TEN DAM Laurens TEAM SUNWEB 1h 08’ 45”
31 SIUTSOU Kanstantsin BAHRAIN-MERIDA 1h 13’ 36”
32 KISERLOVSKI Robert KATUSHA-ALPECIN 1h 14’ 07”
33 HANSEN Jesper ASTANA 1h 18’ 26”
34 GASTAUER Ben AG2R LA MONDIALE 1h 18’ 49”
35 VISCONTI Giovanni BAHRAIN-MERIDA 1h 20’ 15”
36 PLAZA Ruben ORICA-SCOTT 1h 23’ 00”
37 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques DIMENSION DATA 1h 25’ 11”
38 STETINA Peter TREK-SEGAFREDO 1h 25’ 26”
39 WOODS Michael CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 1h 27’ 49”
40 MUHLBERGER Gregor BORA-HANSGROHE 1h 31’ 18”
41 FOLIFOROV Alexander GAZPROM - RUSVELO 1h 33’ 28”
42 DEIGNAN Philip SKY 1h 36’ 07”
43 MOLARD Rudy FDJ 1h 37’ 35”
44 BERHANE Natnael DIMENSION DATA 1h 37’ 57”
45 SCHLEGEL Michal CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 1h 39’ 24”
46 HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian SKY 1h 40’ 06”
47 RODRIGUEZ MARTIN Cristian WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA 1h 44’ 14”
48 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz LOTTO SOUDAL 1h 46’ 29”
49 CAPECCHI Eros QUICK-STEP FLOORS 1h 52’ 20”
50 BERNARD Julien TREK-SEGAFREDO 1h 52’ 50”
51 BIDARD François AG2R LA MONDIALE 1h 53’ 00”
52 ANTON Igor DIMENSION DATA 1h 56’ 53”
53 MORABITO Steve FDJ 1h 58’ 16”
54 SANCHEZ Luis Leon ASTANA 1h 58’ 50”
55 MENDES Jose' BORA-HANSGROHE 1h 59’ 19”
56 ROSA Diego SKY 2h 0’ 28”
57 ROJAS Jose MOVISTAR 2h 0’ 44”
58 GONÇALVES Jose' KATUSHA-ALPECIN 2h 01’ 33”
59 MONTAGUTI Matteo AG2R LA MONDIALE 2h 01’ 39”
60 HERRADA Jose MOVISTAR 2h 02’ 29”
61 DE LA PARTE Victor MOVISTAR 2h 04’ 49”
62 GESCHKE Simon TEAM SUNWEB 2h 04’ 58”
63 TANKINK Bram LOTTO NL-JUMBO 2h 06’ 59”
64 DILLIER Silvan BMC 2h 07’ 13”
65 CONTI Valerio UAE TEAM EMIRATES 2h 08’ 41”
66 VERONA Carlos ORICA-SCOTT 2h 09’ 58”
67 HERNANDEZ Jesus TREK-SEGAFREDO 2h 10’ 24”
68 ROSSKOPF Joseph BMC 2h 13’ 11”
69 VILLELLA Davide CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 2h 18’ 35”
70 PREIDLER Georg TEAM SUNWEB 2h 21’ 31”
71 GASPAROTTO Enrico BAHRAIN-MERIDA 2h 23’ 14”
72 DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 2h 23’ 26”
73 BILBAO LOPEZ Pello ASTANA 2h 29’ 27”
74 GROSSCHARTNER Felix CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 2h 30’ 45”
75 BOARO Manuele BAHRAIN-MERIDA 2h 32’ 58”
76 HAGA Chad TEAM SUNWEB 2h 33’ 17”
77 PUCCIO Salvatore SKY 2h 33’ 39”
78 ROY Jérémy FDJ 2h 34’ 47”
79 LUDVIGSSON Tobias FDJ 2h 34’ 52”
80 BATTAGLIN Enrico LOTTO NL-JUMBO 2h 35’ 04”
81 ZEITS Andrey ASTANA 2h 36’ 32”
82 FRAILE Omar DIMENSION DATA 2h 40’ 55”
83 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 2h 43’ 06”
84 CHEVRIER Clement AG2R LA MONDIALE 2h 46’ 05”
85 CARTHY Hugh CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 2h 46’ 21”
86 TEUNS Dylan BMC 2h 47’ 37”
87 RAVASI Edward UAE TEAM EMIRATES 2h 48’ 52”
88 VENTOSO Francisco BMC 2h 51’ 10”
89 BUSATO Matteo WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA 2h 52’ 29”
90 OWSIAN Lukasz CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 2h 53’ 15”
91 TIRALONGO Paolo ASTANA 2h 53’ 33”
92 SENNI Manuel BMC 2h 55’ 05”
93 JAUREGUI Quentin AG2R LA MONDIALE 2h 55’ 59”
94 STUYVEN Jasper TREK-SEGAFREDO 2h 57’ 30”
95 DEVENYNS Dries QUICK-STEP FLOORS 2h 57’ 44”
96 FIRSANOV Sergey GAZPROM - RUSVELO 2h 59’ 36”
97 MAMYKIN Matvey KATUSHA-ALPECIN 3h 01’ 49”
98 HANSEN Adam LOTTO SOUDAL 3h 03’ 10”
99 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen LOTTO NL-JUMBO 3h 04’ 32”
100 AMEZQUETA MORENO Julen WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA 3h 09’ 05”
101 SBARAGLI Kristian DIMENSION DATA 3h 09’ 29”
102 KIRYIENKA Vasil SKY 3h 10’ 22”
103 VAUGRENARD Benoit FDJ 3h 13’ 15”
104 AGNOLI Valerio BAHRAIN-MERIDA 3h 14’ 57”
105 PIBERNIK Luka BAHRAIN-MERIDA 3h 15’ 53”
106 LADAGNOUS Matthieu FDJ 3h 16’ 30”
107 SAMOILAU Branislau CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 3h 16’ 37”
108 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel DIMENSION DATA 3h 17’ 19”
109 BENEDETTI Cesare BORA-HANSGROHE 3h 19’ 57”
110 TRATNIK Jan CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 3h 20’ 56”
111 POSTLBERGER Lukas BORA-HANSGROHE 3h 21’ 20”
112 CICCONE Giulio BARDIANI CSF 3h 22’ 15”
113 KEIZER Martijn LOTTO NL-JUMBO 3h 22’ 40”
114 LUNKE Sindre Skjøstad TEAM SUNWEB 3h 23’ 13”
115 MARCATO Marco UAE TEAM EMIRATES 3h 23’ 31”
116 VICIOSO Angel KATUSHA-ALPECIN 3h 23’ 40”
117 BAK YTTING Lars LOTTO SOUDAL 3h 23’ 50”
118 ROVNY Ivan GAZPROM - RUSVELO 3h 24’ 37”
119 VAN EMDEN Jos LOTTO NL-JUMBO 3h 24’ 39”
120 SUTHERLAND Rory MOVISTAR 3h 24’ 54”
121 BARBIN Enrico BARDIANI CSF 3h 26’ 27”
122 PONZI Simone CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 3h 27’ 26”
123 HEPBURN Michael ORICA-SCOTT 3h 28’ 03”
124 POZZATO Filippo WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA 3h 30’ 01”
125 JUUL JENSEN Christopher ORICA-SCOTT 3h 31’ 27”
126 BARTA Jan BORA-HANSGROHE 3h 32’ 37”
127 BERARD Julien AG2R LA MONDIALE 3h 32’ 38”
128 GAVIRIA Fernando QUICK-STEP FLOORS 3h 33’ 16”
129 CASTELIJNS Twan LOTTO NL-JUMBO 3h 34’ 42”
130 TCATEVICH Aleksei GAZPROM - RUSVELO 3h 34’ 59”
131 BRUTT Pavel GAZPROM - RUSVELO 3h 35’ 10”
132 SERRY Pieter QUICK-STEP FLOORS 3h 36’ 00”
133 KUZNETSOV Viacheslav KATUSHA-ALPECIN 3h 36’ 46”
134 HOWES Alex CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 3h 37’ 25”
135 MOHORIC Matej UAE TEAM EMIRATES 3h 37’ 33”
136 QUINZIATO Manuel BMC 3h 37’ 35”
137 PATERSKI Maciej CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 3h 40’ 51”
138 PEDERSEN Mads TREK-SEGAFREDO 3h 40’ 57”
139 ZHUPA Eugert WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA 3h 41’ 30”
140 HOFLAND Moreno LOTTO SOUDAL 3h 41’ 42”
141 GOLAS Michal SKY 3h 42’ 53”
142 MEZGEC Luka ORICA-SCOTT 3h 42’ 59”
143 KOREN Kristijan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 3h 43’ 25”
144 MAESTRI Mirco BARDIANI CSF 3h 45’ 40”
145 BELKOV Maxim KATUSHA-ALPECIN 3h 47’ 48”
146 TUFT Svein ORICA-SCOTT 3h 48’ 59”
147 SHALUNOV Evgeny GAZPROM - RUSVELO 3h 51’ 27”
148 KEISSE Iljo QUICK-STEP FLOORS 3h 54’ 28”
149 ALAFACI Eugenio TREK-SEGAFREDO 3h 58’ 21”
150 FERRARI Roberto UAE TEAM EMIRATES 4h 03’ 17”
151 LOSADA Alberto KATUSHA-ALPECIN 4h 03’ 51”
152 KOZONTCHUK Dmitriy GAZPROM - RUSVELO 4h 04’ 40”
153 RICHEZE Maximiliano QUICK-STEP FLOORS 4h 04’ 47”
154 STAMSNIJDER Tom TEAM SUNWEB 4h 05’ 59”
155 MARTINELLI Davide QUICK-STEP FLOORS 4h 06’ 05”
156 VAN ZYL Johann DIMENSION DATA 4h 06’ 29”
157 LAGUTIN Sergey GAZPROM - RUSVELO 4h 15’ 24”
158 ANDREETTA Simone BARDIANI CSF 4h 15’ 54”
159 BENNETT Sam BORA-HANSGROHE 4h 20’ 17”
160 BOEM Nicola BARDIANI CSF 4h 22’ 19”
161 ROTA Lorenzo BARDIANI CSF 4h 28’ 12”
162 BIALOBLOCKI Marcin CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 4h 30’ 48”
163 BIZHIGITOV Zhandos ASTANA 4h 31’ 27”
164 KOSHEVOY Ilia WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA 4h 33’ 52”
165 FONZI Giuseppe WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA 4h 50’ 09”

Stage 18 map and profile:

Giro stage 18 map

Stage 18 map

Giro stage 18 profile

Stage 18 profile

Stage 18 photos

By Kaare Sveen:

Rui Costa

We think this is Rui Costa being interviewed.

Giro start

Some lovely ladies at the start of the stage. Kaare Sveen photo

Valerio Agnoli

Valerio Agnoli heads to the start line. Kaare Sveen photo

Daniel Teklehaimanot

Daniel Teklehaimanot. Kaare Sveen photo

Jose Mendes

José Mendes making sure they remembered to put on his back wheel. Kaare Sveen photo

Peloton

The peloton is ready to race. Kaare Sveen photo

Spectators

Certtainly no shortage of spectators. Kaare Sveen photo

Photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Gruppo Sella

A spectacular setting for the day's racing in the Dolomites. From the Pordoi Pass, one sees the Gruppo Sella massif.

Passo Pordoi

The riders tackle the day's first climb, Passo Pordoi.

Pelton

The crowds are huge as the pack arrives at Ortisei

Peloton

700 tough meters to go

Tejay van Garderen

Tejay van Garderen wins the stage.

Thibaut Pinot

Thibaut Pinot leads Domenico Pozzovivo and Jan Hirt to the line. Thibaut was third today.

Tom Dumoulin

Tom Dumoulin leads Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali to the finish.

Adam Yates

Adam Yates has taken over the best young rider classification from Bob Jungels.

Tejay van Garderen

Van Garderen enjoys his victory.

Tom Dumoulin

Tom Dumoulin rode a steady, impressive race. He'll face the slopes of the finish at Piancavallo on Friday.

Organizer's preview: Queen stage in the Dolomites. Some of the most well-known passes of the region will be climbed: Pordoi, Valparola, Gardena and Pinei. Over 137 km an approx. 4000 m cumulative elevation gain will be made. The final ascent in Valgardena leads to few km from Ortisei (same finish as in 2005).