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2012 Giro D'Italia: Stage 19

Back to 2012 Giro page | Stage 19 map and profile | Photos from stage 19 |

Stage 19, May 25: Treviso - Alpe di Pampeago, 197 km

Major ascents:

Sella di Roa: 7 km, 6.6% average and 11 % maximum gradient
Passo Manghen: 20.5 km, 7.4% average and 15% maximum gradient
Passo Pampeago (1st pass): 10.5 km, 9.8% average and 16% maximum gradient
Passo Lavazè: 6.3 km, 8.6 % average and 13% maximum gradient
Alpe di Pampeago: 7.7 km, 9.8% average and 16% maximum gradient

Stage 19 finish

The race: Another fabulous day of racing in the Dolomites. On the penultimate climb, Roman Kreuziger, who had been fancied as a possible winner before his gornata no a couple of days ago that cost him more than 10 minutes, took off. He went by all the assorted breakaways and eventually found himself alone and off the front. He kept going and with the maglia rosa group breathing down his neck, he grit his teeth, dug deep and made it across the line with 19 seconds to spare.

High speed reduced the front chase group again to just a few. With about 2 kilometers to go in the second ascent of Alpe di Pampeago, Michele Scarponi put him three hard attacks. They put the others under pressure, but not the one rider he needed to drop, Ryder Hesjedal. After Scarponi's digs, Hesjedal unleashed his own bolt of aggression and no one could stay with him.

Rodriguez had initially been distanced, but he clawed his way back to Scarponi and beat him for third place. Basso did not have the legs at the end and said that barring something going wrong tomorrow, the race is Hesjedal's. Rodriguez concurred. But there's the Mortirolo and north face of the Stelvio tomorrow. A lot can happen.


  1. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) 6hr 18min 3sec. 31.408 km/hr
  2. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 19sec
  3. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) @ 32sec
  4. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) @ 35sec
  5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF) @ 43sec
  6. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 55sec
  7. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 57sec
  8. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 1min 18sec
  9. Stefano Pirazzi (Colnago-CSF) @ 1min 22sec
  10. John Gadret (Ag2r) s.t.
  11. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 34sec
  12. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  13. Sergi Henao (Sky) @ 1min 37sec
  14. Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 1min 41sec
  15. Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1min 52sec
  16. Johann Tschopp (BMC) @ 2min 4sec
  17. Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) @ 2min 13sec
  18. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 2min 16sec
  19. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 2min 18sec
  20. Gianluca Brambilla (Colnago-CSF) @ 2min 21sec
  21. Branislau Samoilau (Movistar) @ 2min 33sec
  22. Thomas Rohregger (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 2min 48sec
  23. Jon Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 2min 53sec
  24. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 3min 10sec
  25. Diego Ulissi (Lampre) @ 3min 24sec
  26. Sergio Pardilla (Movistar) @ 4min 14sec
  27. Emanuele Sella (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  28. Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) @ 4min 31sec
  29. Andrey Amador (Movistar) @ 5min 1sec
  30. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) @ 5min 33sec
  31. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre) @ 5min 39sec
  32. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 6min 11sec
  33. Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 6min 36sec
  34. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 6min 44sec
  35. Francis De Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 7min 2sec
  36. Andrey Zeits (Astana) @ 7min 15sec
  37. Pierre Cazaux (Euskaltel) @ 7min 27sec
  38. Juan Anotnio Flecha (Sky) @ 8min 25sec
  39. Albewrto Losada (Katusha) @ 9min 1sec
  40. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) @ 10min 18sec
  41. Mathieu Perget (Ag2r) @ 10min 30sec
  42. Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank) s.t.
  43. Kevin Seeldrayers (Astana) @ 10min 52sec
  44. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) @ 11min 53sec
  45. Bart De Clercq (Lotto-Belisol) @ 12min 42sec
  46. Francesco Failli (Farnese Vini) @ 12min 42sec
  47. Adriano Malori (Lampre) @ 14mn 1sec
  48. Enrico Battaglin (Colnago-CSF) s.t.
  49. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) @ 14min 48sec
  50. Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas) @ 16min 7sec
  51. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) @ 17min42sec
  52. Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) @ 17min 51sec

GC after Stage 19:

  1. Pink Jersey Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) 84hr 6min 13sec
  2. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 17sec
  3. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) @ 1min 39sec
  4. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 1min 45sec
  5. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 3min 21sec
  6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF) @ 3min 30sec
  7. John Gadret (Ag2r) @ 5min 36sec
  8. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 40sec
  9. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 5min 47sec
  10. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 6min 9sec
  11. Johann Tschopp (BMC) @ 6min 18sec
  12. Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 6min 19sec
  13. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 6min 28sec
  14. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 6min 41sec
  15. Gianluca Brambilla (Colnago-CSF) @ 8min 18sec
  16. Sergio Pardilla (Movistar) @ 10min 35sec
  17. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) @ 12min 21sec
  18. Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 13min 34sec
  19. Marzio Bruseghin (Movister) @ 19min 19sec
  20. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 16min 31sec
  21. Ddiego Ulissi (Lampre) @ 19min 12sec
  22. Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) @ 21min 32sec
  23. Francis De Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 23min 39sec
  24. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 30min 49sec
  25. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) @ 33min 42sec
  26. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) @ 36min 24sec
  27. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 37min 12sec
  28. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) @ 37min 18sec
  29. Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) @ 37min 58sec
  30. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 39min 47sec
  31. Kevin Seeldrayers (Astana) @ 39min 47sec
  32. Eros Capecchi (Liquigas) @ 42min 44sec
  33. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) @ 43min 14sec
  34. Andrey Amador (Movistar) @ 46min 0sec
  35. Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil) @ 48min 49sec
  36. Thomas Rohregger (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 50min 49sec
  37. Emanuele Sella (Androni Giocattoli) @ 54min 47sec
  38. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre) @ 54min 54sec
  39. Stefano Pirazzi (Colnago-CSF) @ 57min 2sec
  40. Bart De Clercq (Lotto-Belisol) @ 59min 12sec
  41. José Herrada (Movistar) @ 59min 55sec
  42. Marco Pinotti (BMC) @ 1hr 0min 19sec
  43. Branislau Samoilau (Movistar) @ 1hr 1min 12sec
  44. Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) @ 1hr 10min 9sec
  45. Jan Bakelants (Radio shack-Nissan) @ 1hr 10min 34sec
  46. Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 14min 33sec
  47. Juan José Oroz (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 14min 35sec
  48. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 15min 20sec
  49. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 1hr 25min 18sec
  50. Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1hr 29min 6sec

Points Competition

  1. Red jersey Mark Cavendish (Sky): 138 points
  2. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha): 125
  3. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda): 93
  4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF): 75
  5. Michele Scarponi (Lampre): 69

Climbers' Competition

  1. Blue Jersey Matteo Rabottini (Farnese Vini): 65
  2. Stefano Pirazzi (Colnago-CSF): 44
  3. Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 34
  4. Andrey amador (Movistar): 28
  5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF): 26

Young Rider

  1. White jersey Rigoberto Uran (Sky) 84hr 9min 34sec
  2. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 2min 26sec
  3. Gianluca Brambilla (Colnago-CSF) @ 4min 57sec
  4. Diego Ulissi (Lampre) @ 15min 51sec
  5. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 33min 51sec

Team GC:

Stage 19 map and profile:

Stage 19 map

Stage 19 map

Stage 19 profile

Stage 19 profile

Stage 19 photos


Another spectacular day in the Dolomites.

Luca Mazzanti

Luca Mazzanti wasn't the only rider to come to grief on a descent today.

Joaquin Rodriguez

Until the final kilometer, Joaquin Rodriguez never looked to be under stress.

Ryder Hesjedal

Roman Kreuziger follows Ryder Hesjedal


Again Basso had to do without his best climbing gregario, Sylvester Szmyd who couldn't stay with the fast guys on the climbs today.

Sandy Casar and Stefano Pirazzi

Sandy Casar and Stefano Pirazzi were away for a lot of the last half of the stage.

Roman Kreuziger

Roman Kreuziger redeemed himself with a fabulous ride.

Michele Scarponi

Michele Scarponi knew he had do gain time on Hesjedal before the time trial, but he couldn't.

Hesjedal and Scarponi

After Michele Scarponi put in three hard attacks near the top of Alpe di Pampeago, Hesjedal went over to the offensive.

Joaquin Rodriguez

Which gapped Rodriguez, Basso, Pozzovivo and Uran.

John Gadret

John Gadret had a good day today.

Roman Kreuziger

Roman Kreuziger had nothing left after crossing the line.

Ryder Hesjedal

And neither did Hesjedal

Joaquin Rodriguez

Rodriguez found enough to catch and pass Scarponi.

Michele Scarponi

Michele Scarponi's good ride moved him up to third.

Ivan Basso

Ivan Basso is running out of Giro and Hesjedal is not running out of gas.