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2014 Giro d'Italia

97th edition: May 9 - June 1, 2014

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2014 Giro d'Italia map


Final complete 2014 Giro d'Italia General Classification after Stage 21: 3445.4 km raced at an average speed of 39.045 km/hr

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 88hr 14min 32sec
2 Rigoberto Uran  Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 2min 58sec
3 Fabio Aru Astana 4:04
4 Pierre Rolland Europcar 5:46
5 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 6:32
6 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 7:04
7 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 11:00
8 Cadel Evans BMC 11:51
9 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 13:35
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 15:49
11 Alexis Vuillermoz Ag2r 24:45
12 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli 26:13
13 Alexandre Geniez FDJ 27:02
14 Maxime Monfort Lotto-Belisol 28:36
15 Ivan Basso Cannondale 32:08
16 Hubert Dupont Ag2r 36:15
17 Matteo Rabottini Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 46:35
18 Michael Rogers Tinkoff-Saxo 48:06
19 Damiano Cunego Lampre-Merida 49:22
20 Fernando Andre Cardoso Garmin-Sharp 51:09
21 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 55:59
22 Sebastian Henao SKY 56:24
23 Jose' Herrada Movistar 59:01
24 Samuel Sanchez BMC 1:02:40
25 Steve Morabito BMC 1:02:59
26 Dario Cataldo SKY 1:04:46
27 Georg Preidler Giant-Shimano 1:05:03
28 Fabio Andres Duarte Colombia 1:05:53
29 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:09:46
30 Nicholas Roche Tinkoff-Saxo 1:13:07
31 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:15:13
32 Jarlinson Pantano Colombia 1:16:16
33 Francis Mourey FDJ 1:19:33
34 Mikel Landa Astana 1:23:06
35 Marc Goos Belkin 1:30:43
36 Alberto Losada Katusha 1:35:40
37 Igor Anton Movistar 1:37:49
38 Maxime Bouet Ag2r 1:39:29
39 Davide Malacarne Europcar 1:40:10
40 Riccardo Zoidl Trek Factory Racing 1:44:53
41 Daniel Moreno Katusha 1:45:03
42 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida 1:45:31
43 Philip Deignan SKY 1:47:49
44 Matteo Montaguti Ag2r 1:50:08
45 Paolo Tiralongo Astana 1:50:49
46 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff-Saxo 1:52:16
47 Sander Armee Lotto-Belisol 1:52:52
48 Evgeny Petrov Tinkoff-Saxo 1:55:29
49 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre-Merida 1:57:41
50 Pawel Poljanski Tinkoff-Saxo 2:04:29
51 Romain Sicard Europcar 2:04:56
52 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF 2:06:42
53 Edoardo Zardini Bardiani-CSF 2:10:50
54 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 2:12:34
55 Eduard Vorganov Katusha 2:15:56
56 Lars Ytting Bak Lotto-Belisol 2:17:27
57 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar 2:18:13
58 Axel Domont Ag2r 2:22:05
59 Manuel Francesco Bongiorno Bardiani-CSF 2:23:07
60 Vladimir Gusev Katusha 2:23:21
61 Julian David Arredondo Trek Factory Racing 2:25:12
62 Winner Anacona Lampre-Merida 2:27:30
63 Emanuele Sella Androni Giocattoli 2:27:46
64 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida 2:27:54
65 Thomas De Gendt Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:28:15
66 Jonathan Monsalve Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 2:28:48
67 Martijn Keizer Belkin 2:30:31
68 Brent Bookwalter BMC 2:32:42
69 Simon Geschke Giant-Shimano 2:33:30
70 Julien Berard Ag2r 2:34:17
71 Valerio Agnoli Astana 2:38:55
72 Ben Hermans BMC 2:41:22
73 Adam Hansen Lotto-Belisol 2:42:36
74 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:42:54
75 Robinson Chalapud Colombia 2:46:49
76 Yonder Godoy Androni Giocattoli 2:47:27
77 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida 2:48:24
78 Fabio Leonardo Duque Colombia 2:48:58
79 Eros Capecchi Movistar 2:49:18
80 Perrig Quemeneur Europcar 2:52:20
81 Rodolfo Torres Colombia 2:52:24
82 Fumiyuki Beppu Trek Factory Racing 2:58:07
83 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar 2:59:06
84 Danilo Wyss BMC 2:59:14
85 Stefano Pirazzi Bardiani-CSF 3:04:50
86 Jackson Rodriguez Androni Giocattoli 3:06:07
87 Albert Timmer Giant-Shimano 3:07:00
88 Julien Vermote Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3:07:48
89 Johan Le Bon FDJ 3:10:20
90 Maxim Belkov Katusha 3:10:38
91 Jay Mccarthy Tinkoff-Saxo 3:13:23
92 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin 3:14:51
93 Tosh Van Der Sande Lotto-Belisol 3:15:18
94 Sonny Colbrelli Bardiani-CSF 3:17:27
95 Patrick Gretsch Ag2r 3:17:55
96 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing 3:19:56
97 Enrico Gasparotto Astana 3:21:52
98 Salvatore Puccio SKY 3:22:27
99 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale 3:23:06
100 Christopher Juul Jensen Tinkoff-Saxo 3:32:08
101 Miguel Angel Rubiano Colombia 3:33:00
102 Andrey Zeits Astana 3:33:30
103 Daniel Oss BMC 3:33:44
104 Nathan Haas Garmin-Sharp 3:34:24
105 Johnny Hoogerland Androni Giocattoli 3:37:09
106 Simone Ponzi Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 3:37:13
107 Jos Van Emden Belkin 3:37:17
108 Marco Frapporti Androni Giocattoli 3:37:41
109 Jussi Veikkanen FDJ 3:37:48
110 Andrey Amador Movistar 3:39:20
111 Luca Paolini Katusha 3:44:46
112 Manuel Quinziato BMC 3:45:16
113 Ben Swift SKY 3:46:11
114 Danilo Hondo Trek Factory Racing 3:47:43
115 Gert Dockx Lotto-Belisol 3:48:30
116 Oscar Gatto Cannondale 3:48:48
117 Carlosjulian Quintero Colombia 3:50:44
118 Manuele Mori Lampre-Merida 3:53:05
119 Enrico Barbin Bardiani-CSF 3:53:05
120 Moreno Moser Cannondale 3:53:33
121 Adriano Malori Movistar 3:53:42
122 Marco Canola Bardiani-CSF 3:56:43
123 Angelo Tulik Europcar 3:58:41
124 Borut Bozic Astana 4:03:51
125 Francisco Ventoso Movistar 4:04:36
126 Daniele Ratto Cannondale 4:04:39
127 Yukiya Arashiro Europcar 4:05:01
128 Nicola Boem Bardiani-CSF 4:05:56
129 Laurent Pichon FDJ 4:07:42
130 David Tanner Belkin 4:07:43
131 Boyp Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing 4:08:03
132 Rick Flens Belkin 4:11:08
133 Bert De Backer Giant-Shimano 4:13:17
134 Tony Hurel Europcar 4:18:05
135 Antonio Murilo Fischer FDJ 4:24:05
136 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano 4:27:29
137 Alan Marangoni Cannondale 4:27:36
138 Bernhard Eisel SKY 4:27:59
139 Iljo Keisse Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4:29:52
140 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ 4:30:05
141 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 4:32:01
142 Marco Bandiera Androni Giocattoli 4:34:01
143 Tom Stamsnijder Giant-Shimano 4:34:10
144 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 4:34:22
145 Elia Viviani Cannondale 4:35:12
146 Tom Veelers Giant-Shimano 4:36:35
147 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp 4:38:00
148 Andrea Fedi Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 4:38:27
149 Jeffry Johan Romero Colombia 4:39:50
150 Sebastien Chavanel FDJ 4:40:49
151 Eugenio Alafaci Trek Factory Racing 4:42:20
152 Michel Koch Cannondale 4:42:36
153 Christopher Sutton SKY 4:52:49
154 Michael Hepburn Orica-GreenEdge 5:03:48
155 Svein Tuft Orica-GreenEdge 5:05:44
156 Jetse Bol Belkin 5:15:19

Final Points Classification:

1 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ 291 points
2 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 265
3 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 186
4 Elia Viviani Cannondale 174
5 Ben Swift SKY 135
6 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano 128
7 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF 108
8 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp 103
9 Cadel Evans BMC 96
10 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 94

Final Mountains Classification:

1 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing 173 points
2 Dario Cataldo SKY 132
3 Nairo Quintana Movistar 88
4 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 79
5 Robinson Chalapud  Colombia 73
6 Jonathan Monsalve Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 68
7 Fabio Aru AST 57
8 Pierre Rolland Europcar 46
9 Jarlinson Pantano  Colombia 43
10 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli 42

Young Rider Final Classification:

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 88hr 14min 32sec
2 Fabio Aru Astana @ 4min 4sec
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 7:04
4 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 11:00
5 Sebastian Henao  SKY 56:24
6 Georg Preidler Giant-Shimano 1:05:03
7 Mikel Landa Astana 1:23:06
8 Marc Goos Belkin 1:30:43
9 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida 1:45:31
10 Pawel Poljanski Tinkoff-Saxo 2:04:29

Final Team Classification:

1 Ag2r-La Mondiale 264hr 30min 55sec
2 Omega Pharma - Quick Step @ 19min 32sec
3 Tinkoff Saxo 27:12
4 BMC Racing Team 1:08:24
5 Movistar Team 1:13:52
6 Astana Pro Team 1:26:51
7 Team Sky 1:28:05
8 Lampre - Merida 1:47:02
9 Team Europcar 2:04:31
10 Trek Factory Racing 2:14:58

Wednesday, May 7: Pre-race press conference photos


Stage 1: Friday, May 9, Belfast - Belfast Team Time Trial, 21.7 km

Complete stage 1 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

Orica GreenEdge

The Race: Orica-GreenEdge was the second team off and this played well to their advantage. Orica got home safe, but by the time Belkin, the ninth team to start, it was raining hard, making corners very dangerous.

Colombia rode a ragged time trial, but by virtue of being the first team off, they were able to turn in a better time than such strong teams as Kutusha and Lotto-Belisol.

Five Garmin-Sharp riders went down hard, possibly after a rider slid on a wet, slippery steel manhole cover. Dan Martin looked to be in bad shape after the crash. Fifteen minutes into the Giro, his race is over.

The rain stopped late in the stage, but roads on portions of the course remained wet, locking in Orica's advantage. Omega Pharma and BMC were only a few seconds slower than Orica-GreenEdge. One wonders what they could have done on dry roads.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 52.713 km/hr

1 Orica-GreenEdge 24min 42sec
2 Omega Pharma-QuickStep @ 5 seconds
3 BMC 7"
4 Tinkoff-Saxo 23"
5 Team Sky 35"
6 Astana Pro Team 38"
7 Cannondale Pro Cycling 53"
8 Movistar Team 55"
9 Team Giant-Shimano 56"
10 Ag2r-La Mondiale 58"
Complete stage 1 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after Stage 1:

1 Svein Tuft Orica-GreenEdge 24min  42sec
2 Luke Durbridge Orica-GreenEdge
3 Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge
4 Cameron Meyer Orica-GreenEdge
5 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge
6 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge
7 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 5 seconds
8 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma-Quick Step
9 Rigoberto Uran  Omega Pharma-Quick Step
10 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Complete stage 1 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 2: Saturday, May 10, Belfast - Belfast, 218 km

Stage 2 finish

Complete stage 2 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

The Race: A rainy day, but it dried out for the finale. The day's break (Maarten Tjallingii, Andrea Fedi, Sander Armee and Jeffry Romero) wasn't allowed much rope, getting a 6-minute lead before the pack decided to bring them back.

With just under four kilometers to go, Tjallingii (Belkin) was the last of the escape to be caught by a Cannondale-driven peloton. From there the other teams looking to either keep their GC men out of trouble or those teams with good sprinters, scrambled to the front.

After getting round a final dangerous corner, the sprinters opened up and Marcel Kittel, with an excellent leadout, timed his effort perfectly to take the stage.

Overall leader Svein Tuft lost the maglia rosa to Orica-GreenEdge teammate Michael Matthews.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 41.954 km/hr

1 Marcel Kittel Giant-Shimano 5hr 13min 12sec
2 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ
3 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing
4 Elia Viviani Cannondale
5 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida
6 Manuel Beletti Androni Giocattoli
7 Ben Swift SKY
8 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge
9 Davide Appollonio Ag2r
10 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp
Complete stage 2 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after Stage 2:

1 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge 5hr 37min 54sec
2 Luke Durbridge Orica-GreenEdge @ 3 seconds
3 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge
4 Svein Tuft Orica-GreenEdge
5 Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge
6 Cameron Meyer Orica-GreenEdge
7 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:08
8 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma-Quick Step
9 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma-Quick Step
10 Alessandro Petacchi Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Complete stage 2 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 3: Sunday, May 11, Armagh - Dublin, 187 km

Stage 3 finish

Complete stage 3 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

The Race: More rain during the last Irish stage, but things did dry out in the final hour. With about 35 km to go a big crash delayed about 20 riders.

Meanwhile, the day's break with Maarten Tjallingii, Gert Dockx, Yondor Godoy, Giorgio Cecchinel and Miguel Angel Rubiano nursed a 45-second lead with 17 km remaining.

The pack's uneven speed allowed the five men off the front to stay away. Cecchinel had been trying to get the others to stay organized and working, but gave up, attacked the break trying for some personal glory.

At seven km to go, Giant-Shimano went to the front and caught Cecchinel, gruppo compatto. Nicolas Roche flatted with 6 km remaining. Tinkoff-Saxo sent some muscle back to help him get back on as the Cannondale-led pack accelerated.

Giant-Shimano with Marcel Kittel in tow tried to stay in front while Cannondale and Sky swarmed next to them during the technical finishing kilometers. It came down to a drag race between Kittel (who came from behind) and Ben Swift, with Kittel prevailing for the second day in a row.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 41.754 km/hr

1 Marcel Kittel Giant-Shimano 4hr 28min 43sec
2 Ben Swift SKY
3 Elia Viviani Cannondale
4 Davide Appollonio Ag2r
5 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen SKY
7 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida
8 Edwin Alcibiad Avila  Colombia
9 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing
10 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp
Complete stage 3 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

maglia rosaGC after Stage 3:

1 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge 10hr 06min 37sec
2 Alessandro Petacchi Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 8 seconds
3 Daniel Oss BMC 0:10
4 Luke Durbridge Orica-GreenEdge 0:14
5 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge
6 Svein Tuft Orica-GreenEdge
7 Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge
8 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:19
9 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma-Quick Step
10 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Complete stage 3 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Rest Day: Monday, May 12, transfer to Italy

After three days of racing in Ireland, here's how the contenders rank in the GC:

1 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge 10hr 06min 37sec
8 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 19 seconds
14 Cadel Evans BMC 0:21
27 Nicholas Roche Tinkoff-Saxo 0:37
32 Michele Scarponi Astana 0:41
55 Ivan Basso Cannondale 1:07
59 Nairo Quintana Movistar 1:09
73 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 1:12
96 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli 1:28
116 Joaquin Rodriguez Katusha 1:47
156 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 3:40

Stage 4: Tuesday, May 13, Giovinazzo - Bari, 112 km

Stage 4 finish

Complete Stage 4 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

The Race: Sick with a fever, demon sprinter Marcel Kittel did not start stage four.

Concerned that the rain would make the eight finishing circuits too dangerous, the riders staged a go-slow for much of the stage. It was decided that time would be taken at the start of the final lap, there would be no time bonuses and the final circuit would be neutralized.

The streets of Bari were icy-slick and, despite everyone's attempts to stay upright, a crash still happened during the final lap.

Giant-Shimano had several riders at the front and looked to have the stage win nailed, but their sprinter, Luka Mezgec seemed to have gear troubles. Nacer Bouhanni came from way back to win the stage.

Michael Matthews remains the overall leader.

Results:

1 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ 2hr 22min 06sec
2 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing
3 Tom Veelers Giant-Shimano
4 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida
5 Elia Viviani Cannondale
6 Matteo Montaguti Ag2r
7 Kenny De Haes Lotto-Belisol
8 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano
9 Bert De Backer Giant-Shimano
10 Francesco Chicchi Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
Complete Stage 4 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

maglia rosaGC after Stage 4:

1 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge 12hr 28min 43sec
2 Alessandro Petacchi Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:08
3 Daniel Oss BMC 0:10
4 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge 0:14
5 Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge
6 Luke Durbridge Orica-GreenEdge
7 Svein Tuft Orica-GreenEdge
8 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:19
9 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step
10 Julien Vermote Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Complete Stage 4 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 5: Wednesday, May 14, Taranto - Viggiano, 203 km

Stage 5 finish

Complete stage 5 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

The Race: The Giro's first climbing has arrived in stage five with two climbs of the ascent to Viggiano, the second one being a hill-top finish. It was another day of racing in the rain.

At the start of the first Viggiano climb the pink jersey group was led by BMC and all the riders from the day's early break had been mopped up. Europcar rider Bjorn Thurau was the last holdout.

The organizers warned the riders that with the rain, the technical descent was perilous. The riders went down the hill with care, except for Gianluca Brambilla who descended fearlessly.

Brambilla had 30 seconds as the pack started the final ascent under sunny skies, with about four kms to go. Katusha dragged the remaining riders in the the maglia rosa group up to Brambilla with a little more than a kilometer remaining.

Nicolas Roche attacked under the red kite, but he was immediately neutralized. Joaquin Rodriguez and Cadel Evans started a drag race to the finish but Diego Ulissi went by everyone to win the stage.

Stage 5 Results:

1 Diego Ulissi Lampre-Merida 5hr 12min 39sec
2 Cadel Evans BMC @ 1 second
3 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing
4 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step
5 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo
6 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge
7 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver Katusha
8 Wilco Kelderman Belkin
9 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r
10 Nairo Quintana Movistar
Complete stage 5 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after Stage 5:

1 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge 17hr 41min 23sec
2 Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge @ 14 seconds
3 Cadel Evans BMC 0:15
4 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:19
5 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 0:26
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen SKY 0:35
7 Nicholas Roche Tinkoff-Saxo 0:37
8 Michele Scarponi Astana 0:41
9 Dario Cataldo SKY 0:49
10 Fabio Aru Astana 0:52
Complete stage 5 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 6: Thursday, May 15, Sassano - Montecassino, 247 km, the longest stage of this year's Giro.

Stage 6 finish

Complete Stage 6 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

The Race: Four men (Rodolfo Torres, Edoardo Zardini, Marco Bandiera and Andrea Fedi) rolled away just ten kilometers into the race. They extracted a gap that grew to fourteen minutes, but as the race approached the Montecassino climb the peloton gave their leash a sharp tug. At 25 km to go the gap was down to 1min 21sec.

Intermittent rain rendered the roads slippery. As the break was caught (11 km to go), the peloton was hit by two crashes in succession. Gianpaolo Caurso looked to be very badly hurt.

Out of the chaos of the crashes, on the climb it was quickly down to just eight riders in the lead. Michael Matthews and Cadel Evans had been riding heads-up and were in that group. Matthews had two teammates with him while Evans had Daniel Oss to help.

Movistar was leading a furious chase. Joaquin Rodriguez had gone down and was trying to get back up to the chasing peloton.

At 1.5 km to go the gap was 37 seconds with the chasing peloton unable to get organized. Under the red kite Cadel Evans dropped the hammer and then it was just four riders in front, Matthews hanging on to Evans' wheel.

Matthews came off Evans' wheel to take the stage and keep the maglia rosa. Evans had clearly done himself a world of good and with Matthews keeping the lead, Orica-GreenEdge will keep doing the work of controlling the race, saving Evan's BMC team a lot of energy.

The Giro reports that Giampaolo Caruso, Joaquin Rodriguez (broken thumb and rib) and Angel Vicioso (fractured femur) have been sent to the hospital. Nicholas Roche had to wait fifteen minutes for a replacmenet bike after crashing, his GC fight is over as well. Michele Scarponi lost 97 seconds because of his crash.

Stage 6 Results:

Winner's average speed: 37.328 km/hr

1 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge 6hr 37min 01sec
2 Tim Wellens Lotto Belisol
3 Cadel Evans BMC
4 Matteo Rabottini Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
5 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge @ 13 seconds
6 Steve Morabito BMC 0:23
7 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 0:49
8 Mauro Finetto Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
9 Diego Ulissi Lampre-Merida
10 Fabio Andres Duarte  Colombia
Complete Stage 6 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

maglia rosaGC after stage 6:

1 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge 24hr 18min 14sec
2 Cadel Evans BMC @ 21 seconds
3 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:18
4 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:25
5 Steve Morabito BMC  
6 Matteo Rabottini Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 1:25
7 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge 1:47
8 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 1:51
9 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 1:52
10 Ivan Basso Cannondale 2:06
Complete Stage 6 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 7: Friday, May 16, Frosinone - Foligno, 211 km

Stage 7 finish

Complete stage 7 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

The Race: A hard-working break with Winner Anacona, Bjorn Thurau, Robinson Chalapud, Nicolas Boem and Nathan Hass went almost from the start and wasn't mopped up until 2.5 km to go. The sprinters didn't want to let this stage get away.

Under the Red Kite Giant-Shimano was leading the pack, working to get a stage win by Luka Mezgec, but Nacer Bouhanni jumped in the leadout train.

Bouhanni, clearly the fastest rider, came around from several positions back to win the stage by just a half-wheel ahead of Giacomo Nizzolo.

Michael Matthews finished fourth and retains his overal lead.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 40.053 km/hr

1 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ 5hr 16min 05sec
2 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing
3 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano
4 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge
5 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida
6 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp
7 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF
8 Boy Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing
9 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff-Saxo
10 Elia Viviani Cannondale
Complete stage 7 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after stage 7:

1 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge 29hr 34min 19sec
2 Cadel Evans BMC @ 21 seconds
3 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:18
4 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:25
5 Steve Morabito BMC
6 Matteo Rabottini Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
7 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge 1:47
8 Fabio Aru Astana 1:51
9 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 1:52
10 Ivan Basso Cannondale 2:06
Complete stage 7 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 8: Saturday, May 17, Foligno - Montecopiolo, 179 km

Stage 8 finish

Complete Stage 8 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

The Race: This weekend's racing will bring a lot of clarity to this year's Giro, with both Saturday's and Sunday's stages having summit finishes. It is one of three stages in this year's edition dedicated to Marco Pantani.

The situation with 16 km to go, on the penultimate climb: Trek rider Julian Arredondo has left the day's break behind with a 70-second lead on Stefano Pirazzi and Pierre Rolland, a trio with Edvald Boasson Hagen chasing and the group with the main contenders 2min 40sec behind Arredondo. Maglia Rosa Michael Matthews was dropped long ago and Astana hope Michele Scarponi was struggling and losing time. His GC ambitions were clearly over.

Over the crest of the Villagio del Lago, Arredondo was hanging tough, maintaining a minute gap to Rolland and 1min 46sec to the Cadel Evans group, led by Ag2r.

Under the 5km banner Rolland has closed to within 40 seconds of Arredondo, who was beginning to rock in his saddle and look tired, and the Evans group was 1min 20sec back.

Just past the 3 km mark Rolland caught and later dropped Arredondo, but the Evans group, led by BMC rider Steve Morabito, was just 45 seconds behind.

Rolland went under the red kite with just 15 seconds. Daniel Moreno went after Rolland and then the rest of the chasers went by the Frenchman as well. Diego Ulissi unleashed a magnificent attack with Robert Kiserlovski going with him. But Ulissi was not to be denied and took an impressive stage win.

Cadel Evans, finishing fifth today, takes over the maglia rosa with a 57-second lead over Rigoberto Uran.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 37.320 km/hr

1 Diego Ulissi Lampre-Merida 4hr 47min 47sec
2 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing
3 Wilco Kelderman Belkin @ 6 seconds
4 Nairo Quintana Movistar 0:06
5 Cadel Evans BMC 0:08
6 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step
7 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r
8 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 0:14
9 Fabio Aru Astana 0:17
10 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 0:20
Complete Stage 8 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

maglia rosaGC after Stage 8:

1 Cadel Evans BMC 34hr 22min 35sec
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 57 seconds
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:10
4 Steve Morabito BMC 1:31
5 Fabio Aru Astana 1:39
6 Diego Ulissi Lampre-Merida 1:43
7 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 1:44
8 Nairo Quintana Movistar 1:45
9 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 1:49
10 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 1:50
Complete Stage 8 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 9: Sunday, May 18, Lugo - Sestola, 174 km

Stage 9 finish

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The Race: A fourteen-man break finally got clear with about 110 km to go and soon extracted an 8-minute lead.

With 40 km to go BMC was massed at the front and the gap was exactly 6 minutes.

As the break began the final ascent to Sestola, Pieter Weening attacked the escape while the peloton closed the gap to 3min 20sec and BMC remained at the front. BMC seemed unworried about the tiring break since none of the riders presented a GC threat.

Davide Malacarne bridged from the break up to Weening and the pair started working together. The gap back to the maglia rosa group at 12 km remaining went back out to 3min 45sec, making it look like the break might succeed.

The final kilometers of the Sestola ascent grew steep, but Weening and Malacarne were undaunted. At 6 km to go their gap back to the peloton was 3min 17sec.

Bam! Domenico Pozzovivo attacked the maglia rosa group with a little more than 3 km to go and flew away with Evans and the other contenders scrambling to get up to him. But Pozzovivo quickly had 30 seconds.

Weening and Malacarne came to a near halt jockeying for position for the sprint. Malacarne led it out and Weening took it. Pozzovivo cruised in just 42 seconds late. The maglia rosa group came in about a half-minute later.

Going into Monday's rest day, Cadel Evans remains the leader with a 57-second lead over Rigoberto Uran.

Results:

Winners' average speed: 39.818 km/hr

1 Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge 4hr 25min 51sec
2 Davide Malacarne Europcar  
3 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r @ 42 seconds
4 Diego Ulissi Lampre-Merida 1:08
5 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step
6 Wilco Kelderman Belkin
7 Cadel Evans BMC
8 Dario Cataldo SKY
9 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo
10 Fabio Andres Duarte  Colombia
Complete Stage 9 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

maglia rosaGC after stage 9:

1 Cadel Evans BMC 38hr 49min 34sec
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 57 seconds
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:10
4 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 1:20
5 Steve Morabito BMC 1:31
6 Fabio Aru Astana 1:39
7 Diego Ulissi Lampre-Merida 1:43
8 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 1:44
9 Nairo Quintana Movistar 1:45
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 1:49
Complete Stage 9 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Rest Day: Monday, May 19, Modena

16 race abandons to date:

Edwin Alcibiad Avila  Colombia
Janez Brajkovic Astana
Ramon Carretero Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
Gianpaolo Caruso Katusha
Giorgio Cecchinel Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
Francesco Chicchi Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
Koldo Fernandez Garmin-Sharp
Marcel Kittel Giant-Shimano
Steven Kruijswijk Belkin
Brett Lancaster Orica-GreenEdge
Daniel Martin Garmin-Sharp
Maxime Mederel Europcar
Cameron Meyer Orica-GreenEdge
Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver Katusha
Angel Vicioso Arcos Katusha
Davide Villella Cannondale

Stage 10: Tuesday, May 20, Modena - Salsomaggiore Terme, 173 km

Stage 10 finish

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The Race: Marco Bandiera (Androni Giocattoli) and Andrea Fedi (Neri Sottoli) escaped almost at the gun and quickly built a lead of more than eight minutes.

They were allowed nearly an entire day of freedom and with 19 km remaining they still had 2min 33sec. The sprinters' teams, not wanting to lose a chance of winning this flat stage, massed at the front to capture the pair.

A crash in the middle of the peloton took out an important domestique for Cadel Evans. BMC rider Yannick Eijssen was ambulanced out of the race.

With a handshake, Bandiera and Fedi sat up at 8 km to go and let the BMC-led peloton catch them. Then Sky took over the duties of stringing out the pack on the uphill approach to Salsomaggiore.

Sky's vicious pace split the pack, forcing many riders to dig deep to get back on and move to a good position. Nacer Bouhanni was one of the riders who had been temporarily caught out.

Big crash in the final kilometer with maybe 10 riders left to fight it out for the sprint.

Nacer Bouhanni beat out Giacomo Nizzolo for the stage win, giving Bouhanni three victories this Giro.

Cadel Evans stayed out of trouble and retained his overall lead.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 43.053 km/hr

1
Nacer Bouhanni
FDJ
4hr 01min 13sec
2
Giacomo Nizzolo
Trek Factory Racing
3
Michael Matthews
Orica-GreenEdge
4
Roberto Ferrari
Lampre-Merida
5
Enrico Battaglin
Bardiani-CSF
6
Vladimir Gusev
Katusha
7
Albert Timmer
Giant-Shimano
8
Ben Swift
SKY
9
Cadel Evans
BMC
10
Mauro Finetto
Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo

GC after stage 10:

1 Cadel Evans BMC 42hr 50min 47sec
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 57 seconds
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:10
4 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 1:20
5 Steve Morabito BMC 1:31
6 Fabio Aru Astana 1:39
7 Diego Ulissi Lampre-Merida 1:43
8 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 1:44
9 Nairo Quintana Movistar 1:45
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 1:49
Complete stage 10 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 11: Wednesday, May 21, Collecchio - Savona, 249 km

Michael Rogers wns stage 11

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The Race: Former maglia rosa Michael Matthews succumbed to crash injuries and did not start stage 11.

Michael Rogers, an excellent time trialist, attacked on the descent of the Naso di Gatto, maybe 20 km from the finish. With seven km to go he had extended his lead to 41 seconds from an unmotivated peloton.

At four kms to go the pack was really chasing and had whittled Rogers' lead to 34 seconds.

Two km to go, 16 seconds.

Under the red kite, Rogers is turning a big gear, has 20 seconds.

He did it! Time for a kiss to the crowd. The pack, led by Simon Geschke and Enrico Battalgin, followed in about 10 seconds later.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 43.086 km/hr

1 Michael Rogers Tinkoff-Saxo 5hr 48min 7sec
2 Simon Geschke Giant-Shimano @ 10 seconds
3 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF
4 Wilco Kelderman Belkin
5 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick Step
6 Moreno Moser Cannondale
7 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp
8 Matteo Rabottini Neri Sottoli
9 Fabio Andres Duarte  Colombia
10 Alexis Vuillermoz Ag2r-La Mondiale
Complete Stage 11 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after stage 11:

1 Cadel Evans BMC 48hr 39min 4sec
2 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 57 seconds
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:10
4 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 1:20
5 Steve Morabito BMC 1:31
6 Fabio Aru Astana 1:39
7 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 1:44
8 Nairo Quintana Movistar 1:45
9 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 1:49
10 Ivan Basso Cannondale 2:01
Complete Stage 11 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 12: Thursday, May 22, Barbaresco - Barolo individual time trial, 41.9 km

Rigoberto Uran

Complete Stage 12 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

The Race: Rain during the middle of the stage, causing a wet dangerous descent. Tobias Ludvigsson crashed when his bike broke loose on the slippery road (Ludvigsson had to abandon, but suffered no bad injuries). Ivan Basso crashed as well, but was able to continue. The course dried up a bit (but there were plenty of wet corners) for the GC contenders who rode last.

Maglia rosa Cadel Evans, normally a superb time trialist, seemed to struggle slightly, which was reflected in his less than scintillating time. Evans finished strongly, but it wasn't enough.

Rigoberto Uran, on the other hand, was on song and turned in the ride of his career. He becomes the first Colombian to lead the Giro d'Italia.

Results:

Winer's average speed: 43.671 km/hr

1 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step 57min 34sec
2 Diego Ulissi Lampre-Merida @ 1min 17sec
3 Cadel Evans BMC 1:34
4 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:39
5 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:53
6 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:00
7 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 2:03
8 Thomas De Gendt Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:07
9 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 2:09
10 Patrick Gretsch Ag2r 2:12
Complete Stage 12 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after Stage 12:

1 Rigoberto Uran  Omega Pharma-Quick Step 49hr 37min 35sec
2 Cadel Evans BMC @ 37 seconds
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:52
4 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 2:32
5 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 2:50
6 Nairo Quintana Movistar 3:29
7 Fabio Aru Astana 3:37
8 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4:06
9 Steve Morabito BMC 4:20
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 4:41
Complete Stage 12 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 13: Friday, May 23, Fossano - Rivarolo Canavese, 157 km

Stage 13 finish

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The Race: Another day with bad weather. There was rain and hail today, but I don't think the hail fell on the riders.

The sprinters' teams waited too long to close the gap up to the day's break. With 5 km to go, the escapees (Marco Canola, Angelo Tulik and Jackson Rodriguez) still had 49 seconds.

Marco Canola led it out with 250 meters to go and won the stage with the peloton just seconds behind. This is Canola's second professional win.

Rigoberto Uran conserved his overall lead.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 43.344 km/hr

1 Marco Canola Bardiani-CSF 3:37:20
2 Jackson Rodriguez Androni Giocattoli
3 Angelo Tulik Europcar
4 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ @ 11 seconds
5 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing
6 Elia Viviani Cannondale
7 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano
8 Ben Swift SKY
9 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp
10 Borut Bozic Astana
Complete Stage 13 results, GC, photos, map and profile

GC after Stage 13:

1 Rigoberto Uran  Omega Pharma-Quick Step 53hr 15min 6sec
2 Cadel Evans BMC @ 37 seconds
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:52
4 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 2:32
5 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 2:50
6 Nairo Quintana Movistar 3:29
7 Fabio Aru Astana 3:37
8 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4:06
9 Steve Morabito BMC 4:20
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 4:41
Complete Stage 13 results, GC, photos map and profile

Stage 14: Saturday, May 24, Agliè - Oropa, 164 km

Stage 14 finish

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The Race: Stage 14, dedicated to Marco Pantani (link takes you to our Pantani photo gallery), marks the beginning of a week of racing in the high mountains. Only stage 17 and the final stage don't involve hard climbing.

Nice dry roads, for a change. A big break of 21 riders (including Ivan Santaromita, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Nicolas Roche) went early and with 90 km remaining the gap had been allowed to grow to about eight minutes

Roche went over the Belmonte alone, with a small gap to the first chasers from the early break.The maglia rosa group, with all the real contenders was 4min 25 seconds back. The Eurosport announcer thought both Roche and Rigoberto Uran were riding this mountain stage wearing skinsuits. They came to race, obviously.

At the start of the first category Oropa ascent, it was Manuel Quinziato (BMC) and Albert Timmer (Giant-Shimano) followed by about a dozen riders, including Roche, then a group with Ryder Hesjedal and Pierre Rolland, then more riders and finally the maglia rosa group at almost six minutes. Everyone was going really fast. The 2014 Giro d'Italia was truly in play today.

At five km to go, on the steep part of the climb, Albert Timmer was alone with the Rolland/Hesjedal group less than a minute back. In the Rigoberto Uran Group, Domenico Pozzovivo and Ag2r went to the front.

Bam! 3.7 km to go, Pozzovivo dropped the hammer and only Nairo Quintana and Gorka Izagirre could hold his wheel. Further up the road Dario Cataldo and Jarlinson Pantano caught Timmer.

With two km to go, Cataldo tried to drop Pantano, but couldn't. Pozzovivo, with Quintana on his wheel an refusing to help, zoomed up the mountain. Lots of riders from the original break were closing up to Cataldo

Cataldo led it out and astonishingly Enrico Battaliglin, who had just bridged, took the stage.

Rigoberto Uran, looking shattered, was slightly distanced in the sprint by Cadel Evans

Complete Results:

1 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF 4hr 34min 41sec
2 Dario Cataldo SKY
3 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez Colombia @ 7 seconds
4 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida 0:17
5 Nicholas Roche Tinkoff-Saxo 0:22
6 Albert Timmer Giant-Shimano 0:26
7 Emanuele Sella Androni Giocattoli 0:28
8 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida 0:33
9 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 0:39
10 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge 0:54
Stage 14 complete results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after Stage 14:

1 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step 57hr 52min 51sec
2 Cadel Evans BMC @ 32 seconds
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:35
4 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 2:11
5 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 2:33
6 Nairo Quintana Movistar 3:04
7 Fabio Aru Astana 3:16
8 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4:01
9 Pierre Rolland Europcar 5:07
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 5:13
Stage 14 complete results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 15: Sunday, May 25, Valdengo - Montecampione, 217 km

Aru wins stage 15

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The Race: Another stage dedicated to Marco Pantani, and in particular to his stage 19 victory over Pavel Tonkov at Montecampione in 1998. That year Pantani went on to win the Tour de France, as well.

About 15 km into the race about twelve riders broke loose. With 20 km to go and about the start of the Montecampione ascent, the escape's gap was just 2min 19sec and falling fast.

Adam Hansen (joined soon thereafter by Fernanado André Cardoso) jumped away from the break, seeking a stage win and from the maglia rosa group KOM Julian Arredondo and Enrico Zardini attacked.

Under the 10 km banner the gap from the leaders (Cardoso, Arredondo) to the maglia rosa group was 26 seconds. Sky rider Phillip Deignan blew by the two leaders. And then the maglia rosa group, led by Michael Rogers, caught all breakaways except Deignan (who was in the big ring!).

Under the 5 km banner Deignan had 22 seconds on a really reduced maglia rosa group.

Bam! Rigoberto Uran and Pierre Rolland attack and then Evans counter-attacks. The leaders re-group. Rolland goes and this time gets a gap and bridges to Deignan and then drops the Irishman.

Three km to go: Fabio Aru lights the jets and takes Uran, Evans struggles and can't catch Uran's wheel.

Two km, Aru drops everyone and presses on, chased by Quintana, Rolland and Fabio Duarte. And then Uran. Evans falls further back. Domenico Pozzovivo seems to have nothing today.

Fabio Aru holds everyone off to win the stage.

Complete Results:

1 Fabio Aru Astana 5:33:06
2 Fabio Andres Duarte  Colombia @ 21 seconds
3 Nairo Quintana Movistar 0:22
4 Pierre Rolland Europcar
5 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:42
6 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 0:57
7 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli 1:08
8 Daniel Moreno Katusha 1:08
9 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 1:13
10 Cadel Evans BMC
Complete Stage 15 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after Stage 15:

1 Rigoberto Uran  Omega Pharma-Quick Step 63hr 26min 39sec
2 Cadel Evans BMC @ 1min 3sec
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 1:50
4 Fabio Aru Astana 2:24
5 Nairo Quintana Movistar 2:40
6 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 2:42
7 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 3:04
8 Pierre Rolland Europcar 4:47
9 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 5:44
10 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6:32
Complete Stage 15 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Rest Day: Monday, May 26, Ponte di Legno

30 Retirees and abandons by the end of stage 15:

Davide Appollonio Ag2r
Edwin Alcibiad Avila  Colombia
Manuel Belletti Androni Giocattoli
Janez Brajkovic Astana
Ramon Carretero Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
Gianpaolo Caruso Katusha
Giorgio Cecchinel Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
Francesco Chicchi Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
Mitchell Docker Orica-GreenEdge
Luke Durbridge Orica-GreenEdge
Yannick Eijssen BMC
Koldo Fernandez Garmin-Sharp
Marcel Kittel Giant-Shimano
Steven Kruijswijk Belkin
Brett Lancaster Orica-GreenEdge
Tobias Ludvigsson Giant-Shimano
Daniel Martin Garmin-Sharp
Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge
Maxime Mederel Europcar
Cameron Meyer Orica-GreenEdge
Joaquin Rodriguez  Katusha
Nicola Ruffoni Bardiani-CSF
Kanstantsin Siutsou SKY
Anker Sorensen Chris Tinkoff-Saxo
Dylan Van Baarle Garmin-Sharp
Dennis Vanendert Lotto-Belisol
Angel Vicioso Arcos Katusha
Davide Villella Cannondale
Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge
Fabian Wegmann Garmin-Sharp

Stage 16: Tuesday, May 27, Ponte di Legno - Val Martello, 139 km

stage 16 finish

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The Race: Stage 16 will take the racers over the legendary Gavia and Stelvio passes. The Stelvio north face will be ascended this year. For more info on these passes, plus photos of great racers of the past on these climbs, please click on the links below.

What a day! There was confusion because many teams understood a warning to the riders to be cautious on the Stelvio descent and not try to improve their position in the impenetrable air (see pictures below results) as a neutralization (a term which an early, but deleted Giro twitter post used). Notably stage winner Nairo Quintana, Pierre Rolland and Ryder Hesjedal went down the treacherous switchback hell-bent-for-leather, setting themselves up for big time gains for the day. Others, like Rafal Majka who thought the stage neutralized, suffered significant losses.

Partway up the Val Martello ascent, race leader Rigoberto Uran had been dropped and it was down to just Nairo Quintana and Ryder Hesjedal. Quintana shelled Hesjedal with about a kilometer to go and stormed up the mountain for a stage win and the pink jersey.

This stage will be argued about for decades, I promise.

Results:

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 4hr 42min 35sec
2 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 0:08
3 Pierre Rolland Europcar 1:13
4 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 3:32
5 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 3:37
6 Fabio Aru Astana 3:40
7 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 4:08
8 Sebastian Henao SKY 4:11
9 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step
10 Cadel Evans BMC 4:48
Complete Stage 16 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after stage 16:

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 68hr 11min 44sec
2 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 1min 41sec
3 Cadel Evans BMC 3:21
4 Pierre Rolland Europcar 3:26
5 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 3:28
6 Fabio Aru Astana 3:34
7 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 3:49
8 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 4:06
9 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 4:16
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 8:02
Complete Stage 16 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 17: Wednesday, May 28, Sarnonico - Vittorio Veneto, 208 km

Stage 17 finish

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The Race: After yesterday's confusion over whether the descent of the Stelvio had been neutralized, the race directors had a meeting. Some were calling for maglia rosa Nairo Quintana to have some of his time gain removed. In the end, there was no protest and all 160 of yesterday's finishers started today under decent weather at Sarnonico.

It took a long time for a break to get established, but after about 80 km a big group, maybe 25 riders, were clear. With about 50 km to go the escapees were more than 12 minutes ahead of the peloton.

Late in the stage Thomas de Gendt took off from the break, soon to be joined by Stefano Pirazzi, Tim Wellens, Matteo Montaguti and Jay McCarthy. The quintet worked well together and was able to maintain a slim lead to the end.

As rain fell, near the finish Stefano Pirazzi jumped from the break and crossed the line slightly in front of the other break members, giving Bardiani-CSF its third stage win this Giro.

Nairo Quintana remains the overall leader.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 44.863 km/hr

1 Stefano Pirazzi Bardiani-CSF 4hr 38min 11sec
2 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol
3 Jay McCarthy Tinkoff-Saxo
4 Thomas De Gendt Omega Pharma-Quick Step
5 Matteo Montaguti Ag2r
6 Jussi Veikkanen FDJ @ 28 seconds
7 Simon Geschke Giant-Shimano
8 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing
9 Marco Canola Bardiani-CSF
10 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Complete stage 17 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Full GC after Stage 17:

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 75hr  05min 31sec
2 Rigoberto Uran  Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 1min 41sec
3 Cadel Evans BMC 3:21
4 Pierre Rolland Europcar 3:26
5 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 3:28
6 Fabio Aru Astana 3:34
7 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 3:49
8 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 4:06
9 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 4:16
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 8:02
Complete stage 17 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 18: Thursday, May 29, Belluno - Rifugio Panarotta (Valsugana) , 171 km

Stage 18 finish

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The Race: Today's challenging day in the mountains will be ridden without two important protagonists, Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) and Ivan Santaromita (Orica-GreenEdge).

The first big climb of the day, the Passo San Pellegrino, was the scene of the stage's first big move, where about 14 riders went clear. Near the top a few riders went ahead of the break with the maglia rosa group further back.

One the final ascent to Rifugio Panarotta, Thomas de Gendt raced ahead, but KOM Julian Arredondo was having none of that. Arredondo chased him down, went away and won the stage.

In the maglia rosa group Nairo Quintana was able to defend his lead, but Cadel Evans suffered enough time loss that his chances of a podium finish are about gone.

Stage 18 Results:

Winner's average speed: 35.398 km/hr

1 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing 4hr 49min 51sec
2 Fabio Andres Duarte    Colombia @ 17 seconds
3 Philip Deignan SKY 0:37
4 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli 1:20
5 Edoardo Zardini Bardiani-CSF 1:24
6 Thomas De Gendt Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:38
7 Ivan Basso Cannondale 1:43
8 Dario Cataldo SKY 1:59
9 Fabio Aru Astana 2:43
10 Nairo Quintana Movistar 2:46
Complete stage 18 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after Stage 18:

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 77hr 58min 8sec
2 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 1min 41sec
3 Pierre Rolland Europcar 3:29
4 Fabio Aru Astana 3:31
5 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo  
6 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 3:52
7 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 4:32
8 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 4:37
9 Cadel Evans BMC 4:59
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 8:33
Complete stage 18 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 19: Friday, May 30, Bassano del Grappa - Cima Grappa individual time trial, 26.8 km

Nairo Quintana

Complete stage 19 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

My apologies for late results posting this last week. I'll be back to my normal schedule by the middle of next week.

The Race: This Giro is far from over. Stage 19's timed hill climb as well as stage 20's finish at Monte Zoncolan have the potential to substantially alter the standings. With four riders within a half-minute of that last place on the podium, this should remain exciting to the end.

Nairo Quintana scorched the time trial and now probably has a stranglehold on the maglia rosa. Tomorrow is the Giro's penultimate stage and last day in the mountains. But who can drop the flying Quintana?

Results:

Winner's average speed: 24.506 km/hr

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 1hr 05min 37sec
2 Fabio Aru Astana @ 17 seconds
3 Rigoberto Uran  Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:26
4 Pierre Rolland Europcar 1:57
5 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 2:24
6 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli 3:22
7 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 3:28
8 Sebastian Henao  SKY 3:48
9 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 4:00
10 Dario Cataldo SKY 4:10
Complete stage 19 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after Stage 19:

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 79hr 03min 45sec
2 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 3min 7sec
3 Fabio Aru Astana 3:48
4 Pierre Rolland Europcar 5:26
5 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 6:16
6 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 6:59
7 Cadel Evans BMC 9:25
8 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 9:29
9 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 10:11
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 13:59
Complete stage 19 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

Stage 20: Saturday, May 31, Maniago - Monte Zoncolan, 167 km

Michael Rogers wins stage 20

Complete Stage 20 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile |

The Race: For the fifth time in Giro history, the fiendishly difficult Monte Zoncolon ascent is being used. Here is the GC top 6 after the stage 19 time hill climb. Fabio Aru's superb ride yesterday gave him a solid third place with a good time cushion.

1 Nairo Quintana 79hr 03min 45sec
2 Rigoberto Uran @ 3min 7sec
3 Fabio Aru 3:48
4 Pierre Rolland 5:26
5 Domenico Pozzovivo 6:16
6 Rafal Majka 6:59

Stage winner Michael Rogers attacked out of a very early break to win at the top of Monte Zoncolan. Enthusiastic fans on the slopes of the Zoncolan interfered with many of the riders, particularly Francesco Bongiorno, who was riding with Rogers until an over-eager tifoso brought him down.

Barring misfortune, Nairo Quintana has won the 2014 Giro d'Italia.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 35.542 km/hr

1 Michael Rogers Tinkoff-Saxo 4hr 41min 55sec
2 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli @ 38 seconds
3 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno  Bardiani-CSF 0:49
4 Nicholas Roche Tinkoff-Saxo 1:35
5 Brent Bookwalter BMC 1:37
6 Robinson Chalapud  Colombia 1:46
7 Georg Preidler Giant-Shimano 1:52
8 Maxime Monfort Lotto-Belisol 2:12
9 Dario Cataldo SKY 2:24
10 Simon Geschke Giant-Shimano 2:37
Complete Stage 20 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

GC after Stage 20:

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 83hr 50min 25sec
2 Rigoberto Uran  Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 3min 7sec
3 Fabio Aru Astana 4:04
4 Pierre Rolland Europcar 5:46
5 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 6:41
6 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 7:13
7 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 11:09
8 Cadel Evans BMC 12:00
9 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 13:35
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 15:49
Complete Stage 20 results, GC, photos, stage map and profile

21st and Final Stage: Sunday, June 1, Gemona del Friulli - Trieste, 172 km

Stage 21 finish

Stage 21 photos | Stage 21 map and profile

The Race: This is it, the final stage, one fourth-category climb (Monte Croce), some speedy circuits in Trieste (where Giordano Cottur "won" a stage in 1946 while partisan guns still blazed), and probably a howlingly fast sprint to the line and the 2014 Giro d'Italia will be over. Assuming Nairo Quintana stays up on his bike today, the rock-solid climber will become the first Colombian Giro winner.

Indeed, after a leisurely toodle the peloton got down to the brass tacks of serious racing. The nine Trieste circuits were raced aggressively and finishing with an elbows and belly buttons everywhere sprint won by Luka Mezgec.

Nairo Quintana finished safely to claim the 2014 Giro d'Italia General Classification.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 39.096 km/hr

1 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano 4hr 23min 58sec
2 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing
3 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp
4 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ
5 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida
6 Fabio Leonardo Duque  Colombia
7 Luca Paolini Katusha
8 Tosh Van Der Sande Lotto-Belisol
9 Borut Bozic Astana
10 Iljo Keisse Omega Pharma-Quick Step
11 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF
12 Matteo Montaguti Ag2r
13 Sonny Colbrelli Bardiani-CSF
14 Marco Canola Bardiani-CSF
15 Georg Preidler Giant-Shimano
16 Ben Swift SKY
17 Jos Van Emden Belkin
18 Alexis Vuillermoz Ag2r
19 Patrick Gretsch Ag2r
20 Elia Viviani Cannondale
21 Sebastien Chavanel FDJ
22 Enrico Barbin Bardiani-CSF
23 Wilco Kelderman Belkin
24 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin
25 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo
26 Vladimir Gusev Katusha
27 Oscar Gatto Cannondale
28 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma-Quick Step
29 Tom Veelers Giant-Shimano
30 Cadel Evans BMC
31 Julien Berard Ag2r
32 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r
33 Fabio Aru Astana @ 9 seconds
34 Samuel Sanchez BMC
35 Julien Vermote Omega Pharma-Quick Step
36 Manuel Quinziato BMC
37 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma-Quick Step
38 Dario Cataldo SKY
39 Danilo Wyss BMC
40 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
41 David Tanner Belkin
42 Sebastian Henao SKY
43 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing
44 Damiano Cunego Lampre-Merida
45 Daniel Moreno Katusha
46 Pierre Rolland Europcar
47 Paolo Tiralongo Astana
48 Maxime Monfort Lotto-Belisol
49 Enrico Gasparotto Astana
50 Eduard Vorganov Katusha
51 Daniele Ratto Cannondale
52 Alexandre Geniez FDJ
53 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida
54 Salvatore Puccio SKY
55 Jackson Rodriguez Androni Giocattoli
56 Nicholas Roche Tinkoff-Saxo
57 Jay Mccarthy Tinkoff-Saxo
58 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff-Saxo
59 Bert De Backer Giant-Shimano
60 Boy Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing
61 Nathan Haas Garmin-Sharp
62 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp
63 Fernando Andre Cardoso Garmin-Sharp
64 Simon Geschke Giant-Shimano
65 Marc Goos Belkin
66 Axel Domont Ag2r
67 Martijn Keizer Belkin
68 Mikel Landa Astana
69 Albert Timmer Giant-Shimano
70 Davide Malacarne Europcar
71 Christopher Sutton SKY
72 Marco Frapporti Androni Giocattoli
73 Jonathan Monsalve Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
74 Ben Hermans BMC
75 Miguel Angel Rubiano Colombia
76 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli
77 Johan Le Bon FDJ
78 Fumiyuki Beppu Trek Factory Racing
79 Andrey Amador Movistar
80 Alberto Losada Katusha
81 Nairo Quintana Movistar
82 Francisco Ventoso Movistar
83 Igor Anton Movistar
84 Steve Morabito BMC
85 Andrey Zeits Astana
86 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar
87 Ivan Basso Cannondale
88 Evgeny Petrov Tinkoff-Saxo
89 Matteo Rabottini Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 0:28
90 Manuele Mori Lampre-Merida
91 Thomas De Gendt Omega Pharma-Quick Step
92 Andrea Fedi Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo
93 Adam Hansen Lotto-Belisol
94 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
95 Jose' Herrada Movistar
96 Moreno Moser Cannondale
97 Lars Ytting Bak Lotto-Belisol
98 Maxime Bouet Ag2r
99 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre-Merida
100 Pawel Poljanski Tinkoff-Saxo
101 Rick Flens Belkin
102 Hubert Dupont Ag2r
103 Eros Capecchi Movistar
104 Michael Rogers Tinkoff-Saxo
105 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar
106 Winner Anacona Lampre-Merida
107 Francis Mourey FDJ
108 Simone Ponzi Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 0:43
109 Daniel Oss BMC 0:57
110 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:06
111 Edoardo Zardini Bardiani-CSF 1:18
112 Michel Koch Cannondale
113 Alan Marangoni Cannondale
114 Sander Armee Lotto-Belisol
115 Gert Dockx Lotto-Belisol
116 Michael Hepburn Orica-GreenEdge
117 Antonio Murilo Fischer FDJ
118 Bernhard Eisel SKY
119 Brent Bookwalter BMC
120 Tom Stamsnijder Giant-Shimano
121 Jeffry Johan Romero Colombia
122 Fabio Andres Duarte Colombia
123 Maxim Belkov Katusha
124 Yonder Godoy Androni Giocattoli
125 Jussi Veikkanen FDJ
126 Perrig Quemeneur Europcar
127 Johnny Hoogerland Androni Giocattoli
128 Nicola Boem Bardiani-CSF 1:32
129 Riccardo Zoidl Trek Factory Racing 1:49
130 Danilo Hondo Trek Factory Racing
131 Julian David Arredondo Trek Factory Racing
132 Jarlinson Pantano Colombia
133 Robinson Chalapud Colombia
134 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida 1:58
135 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida
136 Manuel Francesco Bongiorno Bardiani-CSF
137 Rodolfo Torres Colombia
138 Eugenio Alafaci Trek Factory Racing
139 Emanuele Sella Androni Giocattoli
140 Romain Sicard Europcar
141 Marco Bandiera Androni Giocattoli
142 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale
143 Tony Hurel Europcar
144 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing 2:01
145 Adriano Malori Movistar 2:03
146 Jetse Bol Belkin 2:08
147 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 2:10
148 Laurent Pichon FDJ 2:32
149 Christopher Juul Jensen Tinkoff-Saxo 2:38
150 Valerio Agnoli Astana
151 Stefano Pirazzi Bardiani-CSF
152 Angelo Tulik Europcar
153 Philip Deignan SKY 2:46
154 Svein Tuft Orica-GreenEdge 3:14
155 Carlosjulian Quintero Colombia 4:17

Final complete 2014 Giro d'Italia General Classification after Stage 21: 3445.4 km raced at an average speed of 39.045 km/hr

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 88hr 14min 32sec
2 Rigoberto Uran  Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 2min 58sec
3 Fabio Aru Astana 4:04
4 Pierre Rolland Europcar 5:46
5 Domenico Pozzovivo Ag2r 6:32
6 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 7:04
7 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 11:00
8 Cadel Evans BMC 11:51
9 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp 13:35
10 Robert Kiserlovski Trek Factory Racing 15:49
11 Alexis Vuillermoz Ag2r 24:45
12 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli 26:13
13 Alexandre Geniez FDJ 27:02
14 Maxime Monfort Lotto-Belisol 28:36
15 Ivan Basso Cannondale 32:08
16 Hubert Dupont Ag2r 36:15
17 Matteo Rabottini Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 46:35
18 Michael Rogers Tinkoff-Saxo 48:06
19 Damiano Cunego Lampre-Merida 49:22
20 Fernando Andre Cardoso Garmin-Sharp 51:09
21 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 55:59
22 Sebastian Henao SKY 56:24
23 Jose' Herrada Movistar 59:01
24 Samuel Sanchez BMC 1:02:40
25 Steve Morabito BMC 1:02:59
26 Dario Cataldo SKY 1:04:46
27 Georg Preidler Giant-Shimano 1:05:03
28 Fabio Andres Duarte Colombia 1:05:53
29 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:09:46
30 Nicholas Roche Tinkoff-Saxo 1:13:07
31 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:15:13
32 Jarlinson Pantano Colombia 1:16:16
33 Francis Mourey FDJ 1:19:33
34 Mikel Landa Astana 1:23:06
35 Marc Goos Belkin 1:30:43
36 Alberto Losada Katusha 1:35:40
37 Igor Anton Movistar 1:37:49
38 Maxime Bouet Ag2r 1:39:29
39 Davide Malacarne Europcar 1:40:10
40 Riccardo Zoidl Trek Factory Racing 1:44:53
41 Daniel Moreno Katusha 1:45:03
42 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida 1:45:31
43 Philip Deignan SKY 1:47:49
44 Matteo Montaguti Ag2r 1:50:08
45 Paolo Tiralongo Astana 1:50:49
46 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff-Saxo 1:52:16
47 Sander Armee Lotto-Belisol 1:52:52
48 Evgeny Petrov Tinkoff-Saxo 1:55:29
49 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre-Merida 1:57:41
50 Pawel Poljanski Tinkoff-Saxo 2:04:29
51 Romain Sicard Europcar 2:04:56
52 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF 2:06:42
53 Edoardo Zardini Bardiani-CSF 2:10:50
54 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 2:12:34
55 Eduard Vorganov Katusha 2:15:56
56 Lars Ytting Bak Lotto-Belisol 2:17:27
57 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar 2:18:13
58 Axel Domont Ag2r 2:22:05
59 Manuel Francesco Bongiorno Bardiani-CSF 2:23:07
60 Vladimir Gusev Katusha 2:23:21
61 Julian David Arredondo Trek Factory Racing 2:25:12
62 Winner Anacona Lampre-Merida 2:27:30
63 Emanuele Sella Androni Giocattoli 2:27:46
64 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida 2:27:54
65 Thomas De Gendt Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:28:15
66 Jonathan Monsalve Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 2:28:48
67 Martijn Keizer Belkin 2:30:31
68 Brent Bookwalter BMC 2:32:42
69 Simon Geschke Giant-Shimano 2:33:30
70 Julien Berard Ag2r 2:34:17
71 Valerio Agnoli Astana 2:38:55
72 Ben Hermans BMC 2:41:22
73 Adam Hansen Lotto-Belisol 2:42:36
74 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:42:54
75 Robinson Chalapud Colombia 2:46:49
76 Yonder Godoy Androni Giocattoli 2:47:27
77 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida 2:48:24
78 Fabio Leonardo Duque Colombia 2:48:58
79 Eros Capecchi Movistar 2:49:18
80 Perrig Quemeneur Europcar 2:52:20
81 Rodolfo Torres Colombia 2:52:24
82 Fumiyuki Beppu Trek Factory Racing 2:58:07
83 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar 2:59:06
84 Danilo Wyss BMC 2:59:14
85 Stefano Pirazzi Bardiani-CSF 3:04:50
86 Jackson Rodriguez Androni Giocattoli 3:06:07
87 Albert Timmer Giant-Shimano 3:07:00
88 Julien Vermote Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3:07:48
89 Johan Le Bon FDJ 3:10:20
90 Maxim Belkov Katusha 3:10:38
91 Jay Mccarthy Tinkoff-Saxo 3:13:23
92 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin 3:14:51
93 Tosh Van Der Sande Lotto-Belisol 3:15:18
94 Sonny Colbrelli Bardiani-CSF 3:17:27
95 Patrick Gretsch Ag2r 3:17:55
96 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing 3:19:56
97 Enrico Gasparotto Astana 3:21:52
98 Salvatore Puccio SKY 3:22:27
99 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale 3:23:06
100 Christopher Juul Jensen Tinkoff-Saxo 3:32:08
101 Miguel Angel Rubiano Colombia 3:33:00
102 Andrey Zeits Astana 3:33:30
103 Daniel Oss BMC 3:33:44
104 Nathan Haas Garmin-Sharp 3:34:24
105 Johnny Hoogerland Androni Giocattoli 3:37:09
106 Simone Ponzi Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 3:37:13
107 Jos Van Emden Belkin 3:37:17
108 Marco Frapporti Androni Giocattoli 3:37:41
109 Jussi Veikkanen FDJ 3:37:48
110 Andrey Amador Movistar 3:39:20
111 Luca Paolini Katusha 3:44:46
112 Manuel Quinziato BMC 3:45:16
113 Ben Swift SKY 3:46:11
114 Danilo Hondo Trek Factory Racing 3:47:43
115 Gert Dockx Lotto-Belisol 3:48:30
116 Oscar Gatto Cannondale 3:48:48
117 Carlosjulian Quintero Colombia 3:50:44
118 Manuele Mori Lampre-Merida 3:53:05
119 Enrico Barbin Bardiani-CSF 3:53:05
120 Moreno Moser Cannondale 3:53:33
121 Adriano Malori Movistar 3:53:42
122 Marco Canola Bardiani-CSF 3:56:43
123 Angelo Tulik Europcar 3:58:41
124 Borut Bozic Astana 4:03:51
125 Francisco Ventoso Movistar 4:04:36
126 Daniele Ratto Cannondale 4:04:39
127 Yukiya Arashiro Europcar 4:05:01
128 Nicola Boem Bardiani-CSF 4:05:56
129 Laurent Pichon FDJ 4:07:42
130 David Tanner Belkin 4:07:43
131 Boyp Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing 4:08:03
132 Rick Flens Belkin 4:11:08
133 Bert De Backer Giant-Shimano 4:13:17
134 Tony Hurel Europcar 4:18:05
135 Antonio Murilo Fischer FDJ 4:24:05
136 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano 4:27:29
137 Alan Marangoni Cannondale 4:27:36
138 Bernhard Eisel SKY 4:27:59
139 Iljo Keisse Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4:29:52
140 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ 4:30:05
141 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 4:32:01
142 Marco Bandiera Androni Giocattoli 4:34:01
143 Tom Stamsnijder Giant-Shimano 4:34:10
144 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 4:34:22
145 Elia Viviani Cannondale 4:35:12
146 Tom Veelers Giant-Shimano 4:36:35
147 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp 4:38:00
148 Andrea Fedi Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 4:38:27
149 Jeffry Johan Romero Colombia 4:39:50
150 Sebastien Chavanel FDJ 4:40:49
151 Eugenio Alafaci Trek Factory Racing 4:42:20
152 Michel Koch Cannondale 4:42:36
153 Christopher Sutton SKY 4:52:49
154 Michael Hepburn Orica-GreenEdge 5:03:48
155 Svein Tuft Orica-GreenEdge 5:05:44
156 Jetse Bol Belkin 5:15:19

Final Points Classification:

1 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ 291 points
2 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 265
3 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 186
4 Elia Viviani Cannondale 174
5 Ben Swift SKY 135
6 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano 128
7 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF 108
8 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp 103
9 Cadel Evans BMC 96
10 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 94

Final Mountains Classification:

1 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing 173 points
2 Dario Cataldo SKY 132
3 Nairo Quintana Movistar 88
4 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 79
5 Robinson Chalapud  Colombia 73
6 Jonathan Monsalve Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 68
7 Fabio Aru AST 57
8 Pierre Rolland Europcar 46
9 Jarlinson Pantano  Colombia 43
10 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli 42

Young Rider Final Classification:

1 Nairo Quintana Movistar 88hr 14min 32sec
2 Fabio Aru Astana @ 4min 4sec
3 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo 7:04
4 Wilco Kelderman Belkin 11:00
5 Sebastian Henao  SKY 56:24
6 Georg Preidler Giant-Shimano 1:05:03
7 Mikel Landa Astana 1:23:06
8 Marc Goos Belkin 1:30:43
9 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida 1:45:31
10 Pawel Poljanski Tinkoff-Saxo 2:04:29

Final Team Classification:

1 Ag2r-La Mondiale 264hr 30min 55sec
2 Omega Pharma - Quick Step @ 19min 32sec
3 Tinkoff Saxo 27:12
4 BMC Racing Team 1:08:24
5 Movistar Team 1:13:52
6 Astana Pro Team 1:26:51
7 Team Sky 1:28:05
8 Lampre - Merida 1:47:02
9 Team Europcar 2:04:31
10 Trek Factory Racing 2:14:58

Stage 21 photos:

Movistar

Team Movistar with their Giro winner

Tricolor jets

Jets fly overhaed with Italian tricolor contrails

Nairo Quintana

Nairo Quitana races with a pink ensemble, bike, tape, helmet...

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans

Nacer Bouhanni

Final points classification winner Nacer Bouhanni

Julian Arredondo

KOM Julian Arredondo

Fabio Aru

GC third place Fabio Aru

2014 Giro final podium

2014 Giro final podium, from left: Rigoberto Uran, Nairo Quintana and Fabio Aru

Nairo Quintana

Final 2014 Giro winner Nairo Quintana

Pink throne

His Imperial Pinkness on his pink throne.

Stage 21 map and profile:

stage 21 map

Stage 21 map

stage 21 profile

Stage 21 profile


January 16, 2014: The Giro organization announced the names of the 22 teams receiving invitations

Start list with backnumbers: May 8, 2014

The 18 Pro Tour teams get automatic invitations:

AG2R LA MONDIALE (France)
ASTANA PRO TEAM (Kazakhstan)
BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM (Netherlands)
BMC RACING TEAM (USA)
CANNONDALE (Italy)
FDJ.fr (France)
GARMIN SHARP (USA)
LAMPRE-MERIDA (Italy)
LOTTO-BELISOL (Belgium)
MOVISTAR TEAM (Spain)
OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (Belgium)
ORICA GreenEDGE (Aaustralia)
TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO (Netherlands)
TEAM EUROPCAR (France)
TEAM KATUSHA (Russia)
TEAM SKY (Great Britain)
TINKOFF-SAXO (Denmark)
TREK FACTORY RACING (USA)

Plus the 4 wild cards: As usual, Italian teams got special consideration

ANDRONI-GIOCATTOLI (Italy) (winner of the Coppa Italia)
BARDIANI CSF (Italy)
COLOMBIA (Colombia)
YELLOW FLUO (Italy)


The 2014 Giro d'Italia will be 3,449.9 km long with 21 stages (no prologue), giving an average stage length of 164.3 km. It will begin in Belfast, Ireland and finish in Trieste.

The Passo dello Stelvio in stage 16 will be the Cima Coppi (Giro's highest point).

Two individual time trials
One team time time trial
Eight stages for sprinter
One medium mountain stage
Four medium mountain stages
Five stages in the high mountains