Giro d'Italia 2007
|Final result after the 21st stage|
|winner||Danilo Di Luca||92:59:39 h
(37.488 km / h)
|Second||Andy Schleck||+ 1:55 min|
|Third||Eddy Mazzoleni||+ 2:25 min|
|Fourth||Gilberto Simoni||+ 3:15 min|
|fifth||Damiano Cunego||+ 3:49 min|
|Sixth||Riccardo Riccò||+ 7:00 min|
|seventh||Yevgeny Petrov||+ 8:34 min|
|Eighth||Marzio Bruseghin||+ 10:14 min|
|Ninth||Franco Pellizotti||+ 10:44 min|
|Tenth||David Arroyo||+ 11:58 min|
|Scoring||Alessandro Petacchi||185 p.|
|Second||Danilo Di Luca||130 p.|
|Third||Paolo Bettini||120 p.|
|Mountain scoring||Leonardo Piepoli||79 P.|
|Second||Fortunato Baliani||46 P.|
|Third||Danilo Di Luca||45 p.|
|Young talent evaluation||Andy Schleck||93:01:34 h|
|Second||Riccardo Riccò||+ 5:05 min|
|Third||Domenico Pozzovivo||+ 22:00 min|
|Team evaluation||Saunier Duval-Prodir||278: 11: 31 h|
|Second||Liquigas||+ 3:53 min|
|Third||Lampre-Fondital||+ 6:06 min|
The 90th Giro d'Italia took place from May 12th to June 3rd 2007 . The bike race consisted of 21 stages with a total distance of 3,486.2 kilometers. The winner was the Italian Danilo Di Luca .
The tour started on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia with a team time trial and traditionally ended in Milan after the decision on overall victory was made in an individual time trial on Lake Garda near Verona on the penultimate stage .
After three stages, there was already the first day of rest before the climbers and favorites in the overall classification exchanged blows for the first time on the fourth stage, when the stage ended with a final ascent of over 17 kilometers. The next mountain arrival was on the tenth stage with a nine-kilometer final ascent, and the 15th and 17th stages also ended at a height of over 1,000 meters.
In between, the drivers made a detour to Briançon in France and Lienz in Austria .
The highlight of the Tour of Italy was the 13th stage with a 12.6 kilometer mountain time trial from Biella to Oropa . It was added to the program in honor of the late Giro and Tour de France winner Marco Pantani , who won the pink jersey in Oropa in 1999 , according to the Tuttosport newspaper a few weeks before the official presentation.
A mountain time trial to the Madonna del Ghisallo chapel was actually planned in 2006 , but due to differences with the UCI , the world cycling association , it was removed from the route.
In addition, the combination classification, which was only introduced last year and the leader of which has previously been awarded the blue jersey , has been replaced by the junior competition , the leader of which receives a white jersey.
22 teams took part in the Giro d'Italia. With the exception of Unibet.com , all ProTour teams were invited. In protest against the UCI ProTour , the organizer RCS-Sport disregarded the rules of the racing series, which guaranteed all 20 teams with ProTour licenses to start, and disregarded the Belgian-Swedish team. Wildcards went to the second-rate teams Tinkoff Credit Systems , Ceramiche Panaria and Acqua & Sapone .
As most recently at the Tour de France 2006 and the Vuelta a España 2006 , there was also a doping case at the Giro with the Basque Aketza Peña . After a positive result at the Giro del Trentino in April, which was published in the course of the third Giro week, the Euskaltel-Euskadi team excluded its driver from the race before the 17th stage and suspended him until further notice.
On June 14, 2007 it was announced that there were anomalies in three other cases. However, in all three cases it was a question of regular medication intake or natural values:
The asthma drug salbutamol was detected in the blood of the winner of the mountain classification Leonardo Piepoli and the winner of the points classification Alessandro Petacchi . Both of them had approval for the use of the anabolic effects-inducing agent. In addition, the blood values of Iban Mayo showed abnormal values. An excessive testosterone level in the blood was detected there. However, it turned out that this had come about naturally.
The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) nevertheless started investigations against Alessandro Petacchi, because a control found a value of 1320 nanograms per milliliter, but a limit value of 1000 nanograms is set for an exemption for the use of the asthma drug.
|stage||Day||Start finish||km||Stage winner||Maglia Rosa|
|1st stage||12th of May||Caprera - La Maddalena||25.6 ( MZF )||Liquigas||Enrico Gasparotto|
|2nd stage||May 13th||Tempio Pausania - Bosa||205||Robbie McEwen||Danilo Di Luca|
|3rd stage||May 14th||Barumini - Cagliari||181||Alessandro Petacchi||Enrico Gasparotto|
|4th stage||May 16||Salerno - Montevergine di Mercogliano||153||Danilo Di Luca||Danilo Di Luca|
|5th stage||17th of May||Teano - Frascati||173||Robert Forster||Danilo Di Luca|
|6th stage||May 18||Tivoli - Spoleto||177||Luis Felipe Laverde||Marco Pinotti|
|7th stage||May 19th||Spoleto - Scarperia||254||Alessandro Petacchi||Marco Pinotti|
|8th stage||May 20th||Barberino di Mugello - Fiorano Modenese||200||Kurt Asle Arvesen||Marco Pinotti|
|9th stage||May 21||Reggio nell'Emilia - Lido di Camaiore||177||Danilo Napolitano||Marco Pinotti|
|10th stage||May 22||Lido di Camaiore - Santuario Nostra Signora della Guardia||250||Leonardo Piepoli||Andrea Noè|
|11th stage||23. May||Serravalle Scrivia - Pinerolo||198||Alessandro Petacchi||Andrea Noè|
|12th stage||May 24th||Scalenghe - Briançon ( FRA )||163||Danilo Di Luca||Danilo Di Luca|
|13th stage||25. May||Biella - Oropa||12.6 ( BZF )||Marzio Bruseghin||Danilo Di Luca|
|14th stage||May 26||Cantù - Bergamo||192||Stefano Garzelli||Danilo Di Luca|
|15th stage||May 27th||Trento - Three Peaks||184||Riccardo Riccò||Danilo Di Luca|
|16th stage||May 29th||Agordo - Lienz ( AUT )||189||Stefano Garzelli||Danilo Di Luca|
|17th stage||30th May||Lienz (AUT) - Monte Zoncolan||142||Gilberto Simoni||Danilo Di Luca|
|18th stage||31. May||Udine - giant Pio X||203||Alessandro Petacchi||Danilo Di Luca|
|19th stage||June 1st||Treviso - Comano Terme||179||Iban Mayo||Danilo Di Luca|
|20th stage||2th of June||Bardolino - Verona||43 ( EZF )||Paolo Savoldelli||Danilo Di Luca|
|21st stage||3rd of June||Vestone - Milan||185||Alessandro Petacchi||Danilo Di Luca|
Jerseys in the course of the tour
The table shows the wearer of the respective jersey during the individual stage or the leaders of the respective overall ranking on the evening of the previous day.
|Scoring of the
cyclamen red jersey
|TV Garibaldi -
|2nd stage||Enrico Gasparotto||not forgiven||not forgiven||Enrico Gasparotto||not forgiven||Liquigas|
|3rd stage||Danilo Di Luca||Robbie McEwen||Pawel Gross||Arnaud Labbe|
|4th stage||Enrico Gasparotto||Alessandro Petacchi|
|5th stage||Danilo Di Luca||Robbie McEwen||Danilo Di Luca||Vincenzo Nibali|
|6th stage||Alessandro Petacchi|
|7th stage||Marco Pinotti||Luis Felipe Laverde||Hubert Schwab||Ceramiche Panaria|
|9th stage||Alexander Arekeev||Lampre-Fondital|
|11th stage||Andrea Noè||Danilo Di Luca||Andy Schleck||Mikhail Ignatiev|
|12th stage||Mickaël Buffaz|
|13th stage||Danilo Di Luca|
|16th stage||Leonardo Piepoli||Saunier Duval-Prodir|
|17th stage||Ceramiche Panaria|
|18th stage||Saunier Duval-Prodir|
1 The leader of the classification is not marked with a jersey.
- Official website of the Giro d'Italia 2007
- The route of the tour on Google Earth
- All stages: results and profiles on live-radsport.ch