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2013 Giro D'Italia: Stage 1

Results, map, profile and photos

Back to 2013 Giro page | More photos from stage 1 |

Stage 1, Saturday, May 4:, Napoli - Napoli, 130 km

Stage 1 finish

Stage map, profile and more photos are below the results.

The Race: Good weather, sunny and 28C (83F). Lots of crashes and flat tires. Almost from the gun seven riders broke away and on the second time up the Posillipo climb Cannondale's Cameron Wurf took off. The break was caught while Wurf remained off the front with a gap of about two minutes until the bunch started to reel him in. It was gruppo compatto at 18 km to go with Mark Cavendish's Omega Pharma-Quick Step team doing most of the work at the front.

Crashes near the end created gaps in the pack but Mark Cavendish was in the front group. Still, he was badly position for the final rush but his astonishing turn of speed allowed to come from behind and pass everyone.


  1. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 2hr 58min 38sec. 43.664 km/hr
  2. Story of the Giro d'Italia, volume 1
  3. Elia Viviani (Cannondale) s.t.
  4. Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) s.t.
  5. Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack) s.t.
  6. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  7. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  8. Adam Blythe (BMC) s.t.
  9. Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  10. Danilo Hondo (Radio Shack) s.t.
  11. Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  12. John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  13. Luca Paolini (Katusha) @ 18sec
  14. Ioannis Tamouridis (Euskaltel) s.t.
  15. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  16. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  17. Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  18. Robert Hunter (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  19. Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
  20. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  21. Andrey Zeits (Astana) s.t.
  22. Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  23. Danilo Wyss (BMC) s.t.
  24. Taylor Phinney (MBMC) s.t.
  25. Alessandro Vanotti (Astana) s.t.
  26. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  27. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  28. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  29. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  30. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) s.t.
  31. Dominique Rollin (FDJ) s.t.
  32. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) s.t.
  33. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  34. Salvatore Puccio (Sky) s.t.
  35. Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  36. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) s.t.
  37. Rafael Andriato (Vini Fantini) s.t.
  38. Vicente Reynes (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  39. José Herrada (Movistar) s.t.
  40. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  41. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  42. Julien Berard (Ag2r) s.t.
  43. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  44. Juan José Cobo (Movistar) s.t.
  45. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  46. Daniele Bennati (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  47. Nelson Felipe Oliviera (Radio Shack) s.t.
  48. Iljo Keisse (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  49. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  50. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  51. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.

GC after Stage 1:

  1. mglia rosa Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 2hr 58min 18sec
  2. Elia Viviani (Cannondale) @ 8sec
  3. Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) @ 12sec
  4. Danilo Hondo (Radio Shack) @ 19sec
  5. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) @ 18sec
  6. Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack) @ 20sec
  7. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  8. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  9. Adam Blythe (BMC) s.t.
  10. Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  11. Brett Lancaster (Orica GreenEdge) s.t.
  12. John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  13. Luca Paolini (Katusha) s.t.
  14. Ioannis Tamouridis (Euskaltel) s.t.
  15. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  16. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  17. Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  18. Robert Hunter (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  19. Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
  20. Andrey Zeits (Astana) s.t.
  21. Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  22. Danilo Wyss (BMC) s.t.
  23. Taylor Phinney (BMC) s.t.
  24. Alessandro Vanotti (Astana) s.t.
  25. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  26. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  27. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  28. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  29. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) s.t.
  30. Dominique Rollin (FDJ) s.t.
  31. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) s.t.
  32. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  33. Salvatore Puccio (Sky) s.t.
  34. Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  35. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) s.t.
  36. Rafael Andriato (Vini Fantini) s.t.
  37. Vicente Reynes (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  38. José Herrada (Movistar) s.t.
  39. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  40. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  41. Julien Berard (Ag2r) s.t.
  42. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  43. Juan José obo (Movistar) s.t.
  44. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  45. Daniele Bennati (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  46. Neldon Felipe Oliviera (Radio Shack) s.t.
  47. Iljo Keisse (Omega Pharma-Quick step) s.t.
  48. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  49. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  50. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.

Points Competition:

  1. Red Jersey Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 28 points
  2. Elia Viviani (Cannondale): 20
  3. Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ): 16
  4. Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack): 14
  5. Danilo Hondo (Radio Shack): 13

Climber's Competition:

  1. Blue Jersey Giovanni Visconti (Movistar): 3 points
  2. Cameron Wurf (Cannondale): 3
  3. Guillaume Bonnafond (Ag2r): 3
  4. Marco Canola (Bardiani-CSF): 2
  5. Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil): 1

Young Rider:

  1. White Jersey Elia Viviani (Cannondale) 2hr 58min 26sec
  2. Nacer Buhanni (FDJ) 4 4sec
  3. Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack) @ 12sec
  4. Adam Blythe (BMC) s.t.
  5. Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 12sec

Team Classification:

  1. Orica-GreenEdge 8hr 55min 54sec
  2. BMC s.t.
  3. Garmin-Sharp s.t.
  4. Radio Shack s.t.
  5. FDJ s.t.

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 profile


Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish rides to the start

Carlos Alberto Betnacur

Carlos Alberto Betancur stretches before the start.

Ryder Hesjedal

Ryder Hesjedal begins the defense of his Giro championship.

Stage one departure

The stage gets ready to start

Peloton panorama

The pack is probably on the Posillipo Hill. Mt. Vesuvius is in the distance.

Peloton, Mt. Vesuvius

Another shot of the bunch on the Posillipo Hill



Posillipo hill

Another shot of the peloton on the Posillipo Hill

Cameron Wurf

Cameron Wurf spent a lot of the race alone and off the front.

Franco Pellizotti

Italian Champion Franco Pellizotti

Seve Cummings

Steve Cummings

Taylor Phinney

Taylor Phinney

robert Vrecer

Robert Vrecer

Domenico Pozzovivo

Domenico Pozzovivo

Gert Steegmans

Gert Steegmans gets going after a puncture

Quick Step

Omega Pharma-Quick Step spent a lot of time at the front today. Cavendish made their efforts worthwhile.

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish gets the year's first maglia rosa