Giro d'Italia 2013
|Giro d'Italia 2013|
|Racing series||UCI WorldTour|
|Competition period||May 4th to 26th, 2013|
|overall length||3333 km|
|Starting field||207 from 30 nations in 23 teams
(168 of them arrived at the finish)
|Overall rating||1. Vincenzo Nibali 84:53:28 h 2. Rigoberto Urán + 4:43 min 3. Cadel Evans + 5:52 min
|Team evaluation||Sky ProCycling 254: 34: 25 h|
|Mountain scoring||Stefano Pirazzi ( BAR )|
|Young talent evaluation||Carlos Betancur|
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The 96th Giro d'Italia took place from May 4th to 26th, 2013. The tour started in Naples and ended after 21 stages not in Milan as usual , but in Brescia . In contrast to the previous events, the first and last stages were not held as a time trial , but as a normal stage. Due to snowfall and low temperatures in the Alps, the 19th stage had to be canceled. The route was changed at short notice for three high mountain stages. This reduced the total length from 3455 to 3333 kilometers.
The 19 ProTeams were entitled to start . In addition, the organizer RCS Sport gave wild cards to four Professional Continental Teams . Thanks to an exemption from the UCI , the upper limit of 200 drivers in road races was allowed to be exceeded. Each team started with nine drivers. The 207 drivers included five Germans and two Swiss .
The favorites for the overall victory was the winner of last year's Ryder Hesjedal , last year's winner of the Tour de France Bradley Wiggins and this year's winner of Tirreno-Adriatico Vincenzo Nibali . The extended circle of favorites included Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez , winner of the Tour de France from 2011 Cadel Evans , Giro winner in 2011 Michele Scarponi , and the Dutchman Robert Gesink and the Italians Domenico Pozzovivo .
Carlos Betancur , Fabio Aru , Paolo Locatelli , Wilco Kelderman , Darwin Atapuma and Rafał Majka were the most promising drivers in the battle for the white jersey of the best young driver .
For the victories in the mass sprints on the flat stages, the 10-time stage winner Mark Cavendish came into question in advance. The Britons' greatest competitors were the Australian Matthew Goss , the Italian Elia Viviani and the German John Degenkolb . Other favorites are Nacer Bouhanni , Roberto Ferrari , Giacomo Nizzolo and Daniele Bennati .
After starting on a circuit in Naples , a team time trial will take place on Ischia . The route continues along the Tyrrhenian Sea to Serra San Bruno , where the southernmost point of the tour is reached at the end of the fourth stage. It continues on the coast of the Gulf of Taranto and the Adriatic Sea on flat sections north to the province of Pesaro and Urbino , where an individual time trial with a flat profile is held. The ninth section leads through Tuscany to Florence , where the road world championships will take place this year . In the second week the Alps are reached. There are mountain arrivals at Montasch , Monte Jafferau and Col du Galibier . After the second day of rest, the Giro enters the decisive phase on the 18th stage with the mountain time trial to Polsa . The following mountain stage leads over the Stilfser Joch , the roof of this year's Giros, into the Martell Valley in South Tyrol . The last mountain stage with five passes through the Dolomites ends at the Three Peaks . After 21 stages, the Giro ends after a flat section in Brescia .
Due to snowfall in the Alps , the course of three high mountain stages was changed at short notice. The 19th stage had to be canceled completely.
- 14th stage: Sestriere ( mountain classification of the 2nd category) at an altitude of 2035 meters was bypassed. This extended the stage by 14 kilometers.
- 15th stage: The destination of the stage was moved from the top of the Col du Galibier ( Valloire ) at 2645 meters to the monument to Marco Pantani (Les Granges du Galibier) at 2301 meters, which made the stage 4.2 kilometers shorter.
- 19th stage: Originally the stage with three difficult mountain classifications was supposed to lead via Ponte di Legno (1st cat) and the Stilfser Joch (CC) into the Martell valley at 2059 meters (1st cat). On the evening before the stage, a 21 km longer route with climbs over the Tonale Pass (2nd cat.) And the Hofmahdjoch (1st cat) into the Martell Valley was announced. But the morning before the stage, the entire day had to be canceled.
- 20th stage: Of the five planned climbs, the first three have been removed from the program. The stage, which was extended by 7 kilometers, led over the Passo Tre Croci (2nd cat) as planned and ended at the Drei Zinnen (CC) at 2304 meters.
|Vincenzo Nibali||34:19:31 h|
|2.||Cadel Evans||+ 0:29 min|
|3.||Robert Gesink||+ 1:15 min|
|4th||Bradley Wiggins||+ 1:24 min|
|5.||Michele Scarponi||+ 2:11 min|
|6th||Sergio Henao||+ 2:43 min|
|7th||+ 2:44 min|
|8th.||Przemysław Niemiec||+ 2:45 min|
|9.||Rigoberto Urán||+ 2:49 min|
|10.||Tanel Kangert||+ 3:02 min|
|Cadel Evans||61 P.|
|2.||Mark Cavendish||58 P.|
|3.||Elia Viviani||52 P.|
|Stefano Pirazzi ( BAR )||38 P.|
|2.||Robinson Chalapud||23 p.|
|3.||Giovanni Visconti||16 p.|
|Wilco Kelderman||34:22:57 h|
|2.||Rafał Majka||+ 0:43 min|
|3.||Carlos Betancur||+ 2:11 min|
The Briton Mark Cavendish won the first stage in Naples . Behind him followed the Italian Elia Viviani and the French master Nacer Bouhanni . On the circuit with four larger loops of 16.4 kilometers each with 2 mountain ratings of the 4th category, eight smaller loops each over eight kilometers directly on the beach promenade of Naples. Initially, seven riders managed to break away from the field, but Cameron Wurf was the last of the outliers to be overtaken shortly before the end of the third from last lap. The crash of a companion motorcycle about a kilometer from the finish prevented a mass sprint. Ten drivers were able to pull away and clinch victory among themselves. The sprint of the main field was won by John Degenkolb , who crossed the finish line in eleventh place, 18 seconds behind. Since the fall took place within the three-kilometer zone, the two groups were scored at the same time. With his win, Mark Cavendish secured both the pink and red jerseys . The first blue jersey conquered Giovanni Visconti .
|Sky ProCycling||22:05 min|
|2.||Movistar||+ 9 s|
|3.||Astana Pro Team||+ 14 s|
|4th||Katusha||+ 19 s|
|5.||Vini Fantini-Selle Italia||+ 22 s|
|6th||Lampre-Merida||+ 22 s|
|7th||Garmin Sharp||+ 25 s|
|8th.||Blanco||+ 28 s|
|9.||Orica GreenEdge||+ 28 s|
|10.||Vacansoleil DCM||+ 35 s|
On the second day of the Giro was the team time trial on Ischia instead. For a total of 17.4 km, the course looped through the interior along the coast to the west. After another detour into the hilly hinterland of the island, the drivers reached their destination in Forio . It was only for the second time since 1959 that a stage of the Giros took place on Ischia. The favorite Sky team won this section with a lead of nine seconds over Movistar . Third was Astana with Vincenzo Nibali . Behind them followed Katusha , then 22 seconds behind at the same time, the Italian teams Vini Fantini-Selle Italia around secret favorite Mauro Santambrogio and Lampre-Merida with the 2011 Giro winner Michele Scarponi . Last year's winners from Garmin Sharp with defending champion Ryder Hesjedal landed on a disappointing 7th place, 25 seconds behind. There was a major setback for Euskaltel Euskadi around fellow favorite Samuel Sánchez . In the meantime they were still promising in eighth place (+ 13 s), they lost their fifth driver on the descent to the finish and were penultimate with 61 seconds. The Maglia Rosa conquered the 23-year-old Italian Salvatore Puccio as he was the first of the Sky drivers to cross the decorative line.
Luca Paolini won the third stage and conquered the Maglia Rosa and Maglia Rossa . At the beginning of the race he belonged to a seven-man breakaway group from which he was able to pull away seven kilometers from the finish. Cadel Evans led the group with the favorites as second ahead of Ryder Hesjedal . Michele Scarponi lost 44 seconds on the group with the favorites due to a fall on wet asphalt in the last descent. After a day in pink, Salvatore Puccio had to surrender the leader's jersey because he could no longer keep up on the last climb.
The fourth section was won by the Italian Enrico Battaglin ( BAR ) in the sprint of the top group of 36 drivers. Bradley Wiggins crashed just before the finish and lost 17 seconds.
The fifth stage won John Degenkolb . 800 meters from the finish, Degenkolb's driver fell on a wet road and carried several drivers with him, creating a gap. 250 meters from the finish he was able to overtake Marco Canola ( BAR ) in front . Ángel Vicioso was second ahead of Paul Martens .
In the mass sprint of the sixth stage , Mark Cavendish prevailed ahead of Elia Viviani and Matthew Goss . Cavendish took back the red jersey from Paolini.
The seventh part of the day was won by the Australian Adam Hansen . Hansen belonged to a top group of six who separated from the main field after 30 kilometers. In the last climbs of the stage he was able to shake off his last companion, the Italian Emanuele Sella and reached the finish 67 seconds ahead of the field. Bradley Wiggins crashed 7 kilometers before the end of the stage and lost 1:24 minutes to the remaining favorites. Luca Paolini crossed the finish line at the same time as Wiggins and lost the pink jersey to Beñat Intxausti .
|Alex Dowsett||1:16:27 h|
|2.||Bradley Wiggins||+ 10 s|
|3.||Tanel Kangert||+ 14 s|
|4th||Vincenzo Nibali||+ 21 s|
|5.||Stef Clement||+ 32 s|
|6th||Luke Durbridge||+ 35 s|
|7th||Cadel Evans||+ 39 s|
|8th.||Manuele Boaro||+ 45 s|
|9.||Sergio Henao||+ 53 s|
|10.||Michele Scarponi||+ 53 s|
The first of the two time trials was held on the 8th day of the Giros. The first 24 kilometers of the 55-kilometer course led along the coast. This part of the route with many curves and short climbs was technically demanding. After the first intermediate time at kilometer 26, the route led inland. From Fenile at kilometer 37 there was a flat section with a few bends. After the second intermediate time in Calcinelli, three kilometers from the finish, it was only uphill. Initially moderately steep at 3–4%, drivers expect an average gradient of 11.2% over the last 650 meters. The Briton Alex Dowsett was able to prevail in the time trial. He won by ten seconds over time trial specialist Bradley Wiggins , who had to change his bike due to a puncture. The Maglia Rosa was conquered by Vincenzo Nibali , who now leads the classification with a 29 second lead over Cadel Evans . Last year's winner Ryder Hesjedal is the biggest loser of the day with a gap of 2:23 minutes and 19th place. Previously wearing the pink jersey, Beñat Intxausti , finished in 41st place 4:02 minutes behind.
The ninth stage took the riders to Florence , this year's venue for the road world championships . Among the four mountain ratings of this low mountain range stage, there was an increase in category 1 for the first time. After 20 kilometers, a group of eleven managed to break away, but fell apart on the first mountain. Up to the second mountain classification, the leading group consisted of three drivers before the Russian Maxim Belkov pulled away. After a 50 km single journey, Belkov was the first to reach the destination. The Colombians Carlos Betancur (+ 44 s) and Jarlinson Pantano ( COL ) (+ 46 s) finished second and third, the Swede Tobias Ludvigsson (+ 54 s) came fourth. Cadel Evans led the peloton 1:03 minutes behind. He also captured the red jersey . Vincenzo Nibali was able to defend the Maglia Rosa . Stefano Pirazzi ( BAR ) took the lead in the mountain classification . Bradley Wiggins had to leave the second mountain in the descent and was now more than a minute behind the peloton. With the help of his team, however, he was able to fill the gap. After the poor time trial, Ryder Hesjedal had another bad day. He lost 1:05 minute to the favorite group.
With two stage wins and four days in the Maglia Rosa, the Katusha team is one of the big winners of the first week . Vincenzo Nibali was able to live up to his role as the top favorite, and Cadel Evans and Robert Gesink were also in good shape. Bradley Wiggins is different . The captain of the SKY team , who was followed by falls, was repeatedly left behind. Even in the time trial, he couldn't get a big lead. Last year's winner Ryder Hesjedal has little chance of defending the title. As 11th overall, he is now 3:11 minutes behind Nibali. Many falls and sometimes bad weather shaped the first week of the Giros. 197 drivers reached Florence .
|Vincenzo Nibali||62:02:34 h|
|2.||Cadel Evans||+ 1:26 min|
|3.||Rigoberto Urán||+ 2:46 min|
||+ 2:47 min|
|5.||Michele Scarponi||+ 3:53 min|
|6th||Przemysław Niemiec||+ 4:35 min|
|7th||Carlos Betancur||+ 5:15 min|
|8th.||Rafał Majka||+ 5:20 min|
|9.||Domenico Pozzovivo||+ 5:57 min|
|10.||Beñat Intxausti||+ 6:21 min|
|Mark Cavendish||109 p.|
|2.||Cadel Evans||91 P.|
|Stefano Pirazzi ( BAR )||65 p.|
|2.||Giovanni Visconti||42 P.|
|3.||Robinson Chalapud ( COL )||28 p.|
|Carlos Betancur||62:07:49 h|
|2.||Rafał Majka||+ 0:05 min|
|3.||Wilco Kelderman||+ 8:14 min|
|Rigoberto Urán||4:37:42 h|
|2.||Carlos Betancur||+ 20 s|
|3.||Vincenzo Nibali||+ 31 s|
||+ 11 s|
|5.||Cadel Evans||+ 31 s|
|6th||Rafał Majka||+ 31 s|
|7th||Domenico Pozzovivo||+ 31 s|
|8th.||Robert Kišerlovski||+ 41 s|
|9.||Beñat Intxausti||+ 1:06 min|
|10.||Bradley Wiggins||+ 1:08 min|
After the rest day , the first high mountain stage ( 10th stage ) was due. During the 176 kilometers two climbs of the 1st category had to be overcome. First there was the 15 km long and with ramps of up to 16% steep ascent to Passo Cason di Lanza . The destination Altopiano del Montasio was at an altitude of 1519 meters. The 22-kilometer final ascent begins flat at first. From kilometer 10 it becomes much more demanding. The steepest section with a gradient of up to 20% is about 4 km before the destination. The racing action was initially determined by a group of 14 outsiders, whose last drivers were overtaken by the group of favorites 7 kilometers before the finish. Then the Colombian attacked Rigoberto Urán , who was able to pull out up to 50 seconds ahead. When Vincenzo Nibali's last helper pulled out a good four kilometers from the finish , the Sicilian stepped up the pace. With 1,500 meters to go, Carlos Betancur was able to pull away from the group around Nibali, but he too could not catch up with uranium and finished second behind his compatriot. Bradley Wiggins showed weakness again and finished 37 seconds behind the group around Nibali. Vincenzo Nibali was able to extend his lead in the overall standings to 41 seconds over Cadel Evans due to time bonuses . Uran is the new third, 2:04 minutes behind. Bradley Wiggins fell back to 4th place.
The 11th section ended with a mountain finish in the 2nd category at 809 meters in Vajont . At the beginning of the race, a group of 20 drivers formed. In the descent from Sella Ciampigotto , an ascent of the 2nd category, Patrick Gretsch was able to pull away. In the final climb he was overtaken by Ramūnas Navardauskas and Daniel Oss . Navardauskas was then able to pull away from Oss and won the stage with a lead of 1:08 minutes over the Norwegian . Third was the leader of the mountain classification Stefano Pirazzi ( BAR ). Paul Martens was fifth, Gretsch 17. The favorite group around Nibali crossed the finish line 5:41 minutes behind. Beñat Intxausti was able to pull out a lead of 18 seconds on the field with an attack in the final climb.
Mark Cavendish won the 12th stage in the mass sprint . Nacer Bouhanni was second ahead of Luka Mezgec . For Cavendish it was the 100th victory of his career and he was also able to recapture the Maglia Rossa . Right at the beginning of the stage, a top group of five was able to pull away. With continuous rain 35 km after the start, four of the five outliers fell almost synchronously in a corner. None of the fallen are seriously injured. Only a few hundred meters before the finish was the group overtaken by the main field. Bradley Wiggins , who is said to have a sinus infection, lost 3:17 minutes on Vincenzo Nibali . Mark Cavendish was able to repeat his victory from the previous day in the finish sprint of the 13th stage . Giacomo Nizzolo was second ahead of Luka Mezgec . Bradley Wiggins , Ryder Hesjedal and the French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni did not start anymore . For a long time the race was dominated by a top group of seven. In the further course other drivers were able to break away from the main field. The last outlier could only be made two kilometers from the finish. At the end of the longest stage of the Giros, it was already the 4th day's success for Cavendish.
|2.||Vincenzo Nibali||+ 0 s|
|3.||Carlos Betancur||+ 9 s|
|4th||Samuel Sánchez||+ 26 s|
|5.||Rigoberto Urán||+ 33 s|
|6th||Cadel Evans||+ 33 s|
|7th||Domenico Pozzovivo||+ 33 s|
|8th.||Robert Kišerlovski||+ 33 s|
|9.||Sonny Colbrelli||+ 55 s|
|10.||Damiano Caruso||+ 58 s|
The course of the 14th stage to Bardonecchia ( Jafferau ) had to be changed at short notice due to snowfall. The winter sports resort Sestriere ( mountain classification of the 2nd category) was bypassed, which made the stage 12 kilometers longer. The breakaway group of the day consisted of four Italians , but their last riders were overtaken in the final climb. By attacking the steepest part of the slope to the finish, Vincenzo Nibali was able to bring about a selection. Only Carlos Betancur and Mauro Santambrogio ( VIN ) could follow him. After Betancur could no longer follow the two Italians in the final kilometers, Nibali gave Santambrogio the victory. Samuel Sánchez was fourth, followed by Rigoberto Urán and Cadel Evans , who lost 33 seconds to Nibali. There was a serious fall 25 km after the start. The Italians Enrico Battaglin , Alessandro Vanotti and the Colombian Robinson Chalapud ( COL ) crashed into a traffic island. Battaglin, who had won the fourth stage, had to retire due to broken ribs and bruised lungs. Vanotti was also eliminated, but Chalapud was able to continue the race.
Even the 15th stage could not be carried out as planned. The destination was moved from the top of the Col du Galibier to the monument to Marco Pantani (Les Granges du Galibier). The Col du Mont Cenis (1st cat) and the Col du Télégraphe (2nd cat) could be driven as planned. Due to the low temperatures, the riders drove the first 60 kilometers of the stage towards Col du Mont Cenis. Only shortly before the top of the pass did the first riders attack. In the descent, a group of seven riders formed who had a lead of 2:30 minutes on the peloton at the beginning of the climb to the Col du Télégraphe. Giovanni Visconti was able to break away from the escape group through an attack . At the Télégraphe, he was one minute ahead of his former colleagues. Another minute behind was a group around the Dutchman Robert Gesink , before the group followed the other class riders with a total of three minutes behind. Visconti was able to save his lead at the finish and win the stage on the mythical tour mountain . Carlos Betancur , Przemysław Niemiec and Rafał Majka followed 42 seconds behind and managed to break away from the group of favorites over the last few kilometers. Due to the time credit, Betancur captured the white jersey of Majka. Nibali crossed the finish line with all the remaining favorites 54 seconds after the winner. There were no changes to the first five places in the overall standings.
In the second week, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed his good form. But Cadel Evans , Rigoberto Urán and Mauro Santambrogio ( VIN ) also have a good chance of winning the tour.
180 riders started the 16 stage . On the way back to Italy via Mont Cenis (1st category), a top group of 23 initially dominated the action. In the ascent to Andrate (18 km from the finish, 3 category) the last remaining outliers were caught by the favorite group. After the unsuccessful attacks by various drivers, Tanel Kangert , Robert Gesink , Przemysław Niemiec and Beñat Intxausti finally managed to break away at the end of the descent . 1500 meters from the finish, Gesink was stopped by a defect. Intxausti was able to prevail in the sprint confidently ahead of Niemiec and Kangert. Ramūnas Navardauskas led the group of favorites around Nibali with a gap of 14 seconds. The up to then fourth placed Mauro Santambrogio ( VIN ) could not keep up in the last climb and lost 2:23 minutes to the winner. Giovanni Visconti was able to win the 17th stage . At the beginning of the race, a four-man breakaway group broke away from the field, but was overtaken in the course of the only climb (4th cat.) 15 km before the finish. First Danilo Di Luca ( VIN ) and then Visconti attacked on the climb . 33 seconds after Visconti, the group with the favorites crossed the mountain classification. Various drivers attacked on the descent, but none could break away. 19 seconds behind the winner Visconti, Ramūnas Navardauskas led the first large group with all class riders to the finish.
|Vincenzo Nibali||44:29 min|
|2.||Samuel Sánchez||+ 0:58 min|
|3.||Damiano Caruso||+ 1:20 min|
|4th||Michele Scarponi||+ 1:21 min|
|5.||Rafał Majka||+ 1:25 min|
|6th||Rigoberto Urán||+ 1:26 min|
|7th||Carlos Betancur||+ 1:32 min|
|8th.||Stef Clement||+ 1:36 min|
|9.||Dario Cataldo||+ 1:41 min|
||+ 1:52 min|
|Vincenzo Nibali||62:02:34 h|
|2.||Cadel Evans||+ 4:02 min|
|3.||Rigoberto Urán||+ 4:12 min|
|4th||Michele Scarponi||+ 5:14 min|
|5.||Przemysław Niemiec||+ 6:09 min|
|6th||Rafał Majka||+ 6:45 min|
|7th||Carlos Betancur||+ 6:47 min|
||+ 7:30 min|
|9.||Beñat Intxausti||+ 8:36 min|
|10.||Samuel Sánchez||+ 9:34 min|
|Vincenzo Nibali||5:27:41 h|
|2.||Fabio Duarte ( COL )||+ 17 s|
|3.||Rigoberto Urán||+ 19 s|
|4th||Carlos Betancur||+ 21 s|
|5.||Fabio Aru||+ 44 s|
|6th||Franco Pellizotti||+ 48 s|
|7th||Domenico Pozzovivo||+ 54 s|
|8th.||Damiano Caruso||+ 58 s|
|9.||Darwin Atapuma ( COL )||+ 1:00 min|
|10.||Rafał Majka||+ 1:04 min|
The mountain time trial was carried out on the 18th day of the Giros. The stage started at 197 meters in the Velodrome of Mori . The first ascent followed after 1.3 kilometers with an average of 6.6%. After the interim in Brentonico at 695 meters and 9.45 kilometers, the route led over a 4.7 kilometers long undulating section. In the end, a 6.5-kilometer section with an incline of 6.6% led to the finish at 1201 meters in Polsa. The steepest ramp with 10% was 5.5 kilometers from the finish line. The route, which is relatively simple for a mountain time trial, prefers neither climbers nor time trial specialists. Vincenzo Nibali was able to clearly win the time trial and make a preliminary decision in the fight for the Maglia Rosa . Samuel Sánchez came second . The Spaniard benefited from initially dry conditions, while the top drivers had to start in pouring rain. The big losers of the stage were Mauro Santambrogio ( VIN ) ( 24th / + 2:33 min), Cadel Evans (25th / + 2:36 min) and Robert Gesink (29th / + 2:55 min). Rafał Majka regained the Maglia Bianca from Carlos Betancur and was now leading the Colombian in this special standings with 2 seconds .
Due to the low temperatures and the constant snowfall in the Alps , the 19th stage was canceled. An alternative route that had only been announced the previous evening was also not passable. For the first time since 1989 a stage had to be canceled due to snowfall.
The route of the 20th stage had to be changed because of the continued snowfall. The first three passes of the stage have been removed from the program. As originally planned, the stage, which was extended by 7 kilometers, could end at 2304 meters at the Three Peaks . With the elimination of the Stilfser Joch , the Cima Coppi rating on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo was removed. The race was initially determined by a group of four who had nothing to do with the outcome of the stage. Vincenzo Nibali was able to bring about a selection 2.5 kilometers from the finish . None of his competitors could keep up with him. Nibali won the stage confidently ahead of the Colombians Fabio Duarte ( COL ), Rigoberto Urán and Carlos Betancur . Betancur fell behind due to a defect at the beginning of the climb. Rafał Majka wanted to take advantage of the situation and he and his team increased the pace. But the Colombian fought his way back and was able to recapture the Maglia Bianca from Majka. Cadel Evans lost second place to uranium due to technical problems. By his second stage win Nibali conquered the Maglia Rossa of Mark Cavendish and now had a lead of eleven points on the British.
The 21st and final stage was won by Mark Cavendish in a mass sprint . Sacha Modolo and Elia Viviani followed on the other places . Cavendish took back the red jersey from Vincenzo Nibali . The Italian did not sprint for points for the Maglia Rossa . In addition to 41 stage victories in the three major national tours, Mark Cavendish has now also won the points classification in the three competitions. After Vincenzo Nibali finished the Giro on the podium in 2010 and 2011 , he finally won the Tour of Italy. For the Sicilian it was the second success in a 3-week tour of the country, and in 2010 he was able to triumph at the Vuelta a España . Nibali showed almost no weaknesses and won the race with a lead of 4:43 minutes. No Giro has been won by such a large margin since 2006 . The second-placed Rigoberto Urán actually started the race as a noble helper for his captain Bradley Wiggins . In the fight for the Maglia Bianca , Carlos Betancur was able to prevail with a lead of only 41 seconds over Rafał Majka . The decision in this rating was only made on the last mountain stage. Betancur, who was ready to draw attention at several races in the spring, finished the race in fifth place. Stefano Pirazzi won the Maglia Azzurra by a clear margin . With the 2nd place in the team time trial , a day in pink, four stage victories and the victory of the team standings Super team that was Spanish Movistar Team one of the most successful teams of the Giro. With a stage win, John Degenkolb was able to draw attention to himself.
Ratings in the course of the race
- The leader of the overall ranking wears the Maglia Rosa . The order of the ranking results from the time intervals between the individual drivers after each stage. In addition, there are time credits of 20, 12 and 8 seconds for the first three riders at the finish of each stage, apart from the time trials. In the intermediate sprints, the first three drivers receive a bonus of 6, 4, 2 seconds. In contrast to last year, time credits are now also awarded for the mountain arrivals and during each stage two intermediate sprints will be held this year instead of one as in the previous year.
- The leader of the points classification wears the Maglia Rossa . For the first 15 riders at the finish of a stage, the points are awarded as follows: 25, 20, 16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The intermediate sprints are for the first six drivers to get 8, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points.
- The leader of the mountain classification wears the Maglia Azzurra . The points are awarded according to the difficulty of the ascent in five categories: Cima Coppi (21, 15, 9, 5, 3, 2 and 1 points), 1st category (15, 9, 5, 3, 2 and 1 points), 2nd category (9, 5, 3, 2 and 1 points), 3 category (5, 3, 2 and 1 points) and 4th category (3, 2 and 1 points). This year, points will be awarded to 33 climbs (1 × Cima Coppi, 7 × 1st cat., 8 × 2nd cat., 7 × 3rd cat. And 10 × 4th cat.).
- The leader of the junior competition wears the Maglia Bianca . All drivers born before January 1st, 1988 compete for the white jersey of the best young professional.
- The team evaluation Winning Team is a time evaluation for the teams. For this evaluation, the time of the best three drivers of a team is added up at each stage.
- The team rating Super Team is a point rating for the teams. The first 20 riders at the finish of each stage receive points for this evaluation.
The table shows the leaders of the respective overall standings after completing the stage.
|1.||Vincenzo Nibali||Astana Pro Team||84:53:28 h|
|2.||Rigoberto Urán||Sky ProCycling||+4:43 min|
|3.||Cadel Evans||BMC Racing Team||+5:52 min|
|4th||Michele Scarponi||Lampre-Merida||+6:48 min|
|5.||Carlos Betancur||Ag2r||+7:28 min|
|6th||Przemysław Niemiec||Lampre-Merida||+7:43 min|
|7th||Rafał Majka||Team Saxo-Tinkoff||+8:09 min|
|8th.||Beñat Intxausti||Movistar||+ 10:26 min|
|9.||Vini Fantini-Selle Italia||+ 10:32 min|
|10.||Domenico Pozzovivo||Ag2r||+ 10:59 min|
|1.||Mark Cavendish||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||158|
|2.||Vincenzo Nibali||Astana Pro Team||128|
|3.||Cadel Evans||BMC Racing Team||111|
|1.||Stefano Pirazzi||Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox||82|
|3.||Vincenzo Nibali||Astana Pro Team||45|
|4th||Jackson Rodríguez||Androni Giocattoli Venezuela||41|
|Young talent evaluation|
|1.||Carlos Betancur||Ag2r||85:00:56 h|
|2.||Rafał Majka||Team Saxo-Tinkoff||+0:41 min|
|3.||Wilco Kelderman||Blanco||+ 12:50 min|
|4th||Darwin Atapuma||Colombia||+ 21:28 min|
|5.||Diego Rosa||Androni Giocattoli Venezuela||+ 32:55 min|
|1.||Sky ProCycling||254: 34: 25 h|
|2.||Astana Pro Team||+4:29 min|
|4th||Lampre-Merida||+ 10:35 min|
|5.||Blanco||+ 15:58 min|
|5.||Astana Pro Team||265|
|Intermediate sprint classification Traguardo Volante||Rafael Andriato||Vini Fantini-Selle Italia||23 p.|
|Sprint finish classification Azzurri d'Italia||Mark Cavendish||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||20 p.|
|Outlier evaluation Premio della Fuga||Rafael Andriato||Vini Fantini-Selle Italia||365 p.|
|Combat prize Premio Combattivit||Mark Cavendish||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||49 P.|
|Fair Play team ranking Premio Fair Play||Cannondale Pro Cycling||0 p.|
|Cima Coppi (CC)||Vincenzo Nibali||Astana Pro Team|
The Giro d'Italia is the 15th of 28 races of the UCI WorldTour 2013 . Points for the overall ranking were awarded as follows:
Vincenzo Nibali was able to take second place behind Fabian Cancellara and in front of Peter Sagan , who did not take part in the Giro d'Italia. For the first time this season, Spain had to relinquish the lead in the Nations Cup. There were no changes to the first four places in the team classification.
|1.||Vincenzo Nibali||Astana Pro Team||216|
|2.||Rigoberto Urán||Sky ProCycling||153|
|3.||Cadel Evans||BMC Racing Team||111|
|6th||Mark Cavendish||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||80|
|9.||Rafał Majka||Team Saxo-Tinkoff||63|
|1. (1.)||Fabian Cancellara||RadioShack Leopard||351|
|2. (20.)||Vincenzo Nibali||Astana Pro Team||322|
|3. (2.)||Peter Sagan||Cannondale Pro Cycling||312|
|4. (11.)||Carlos Betancur||Lampre-Merida||255|
|5. (3.)||Daniel Martin||Garmin Sharp||247|
|Nations ranking||Team evaluation|
|1. (2.)||Colombia||766||1. (1.)||Sky ProCycling||865|
|2. (5.)||Italy||720||2. (2.)||Katusha||681|
|3. (1.)||Spain||707||3. (3.)||Movistar||602|
On May 15, the UCI announced that the Frenchman Sylvain Georges from Ag2r (ALM) tested positive for heptaminol on May 11 . Georges should have continued the race because heptaminol is a so-called "specific substance". Due to the widespread use of heptaminol, especially in medical products, it is particularly easy to accidentally violate it. However, Georges decided to end the Giro.
Since this is the second doping case within twelve months at Ag2r , the team decided not to start at the Critérium du Dauphiné (June 2-9, 2013). Steve Houanard tested positive for EPO back in September 2012 .
On May 24 it was announced that Danilo Di Luca from the team Vini Fantini-Selle Italia (VIN) on April 29, positive effect on EPO has been tested. The 37-year-old Italian has been linked to doping several times in the past. Among other things, he was banned in 2009 after testing positive for CERA . He was disqualified and banned for life as a repeat offender.
On June 3rd, the UCI announced that Mauro Santambrogio had tested positive for EPO on May 4th . Like Danilo Di Luca, Mauro Santambrogio also belongs to the Italian team Vini Fantini-Selle Italia (VIN). Santambrogio finished the tour in 9th place and was able to win the 14th section, a mountain stage to Bardonecchia ( Jafferau ). He was disqualified and banned as a key witness until November 2, 2014.
Due to the two doping cases, the team management of Vini Fantini-Selle Italia decided to return the Wild Card for the Lombardy Tour 2013 . Like the Giro d'Italia , the Lombardy Tour is also organized by RCS Sport .
The television broadcaster Eurosport broadcast several hours of the stages live every afternoon on its pay-TV channel Eurosport 2 . The race was also broadcast on free TV on the weekends . In the evening Eurosport showed shortened repetitions of the stages. The race was commented on by Karsten Migels and Jean-Claude Leclercq . During the 14th stage, no live broadcast from the track was possible due to the bad weather. Only the stationary cameras in the finish area of the stage in the finish area were able to transmit live images.
- Official website of Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian, English)
- Videos and further information on Rai.tv (Italian)
- Giro d'Italia in the Radsportseiten.net database
References and comments
- ↑ Giro d´Italia 2013 with 23 teams and 207 starters radsport-news.com from April 9, 2013
- ↑ Giro d'Italia 2013 - favorites radsport-seite.de accessed on May 6, 2013
- ↑ a b 14th Giro stage without ascent to Sestriere radsport-news.com from May 18, 2013
- ↑ a b Giro: onset of winter causes route shortening radsport-news.com from May 19, 2013
- ↑ 19th Giro stage without Gavia and Stelvio radsport-news.com from May 23, 2013
- ↑ a b Giro d'Italia: Weather sees stage 19 canceled cyclingnews.com.com from May 24, 2013
- ↑ a b Snowfall means that further Dolomite passes are no longer available at radsport-news.com from May 24, 2013
- ↑ a b c d e f g h i Report: Santambrogio confesses to UCI CIRC doping Commission. cyclingnews.com, June 17, 2014, accessed December 14, 2014 .
- ↑ Brit wins the start of the 96th Giro d´Italia radsport-news.com on May 4th, 2013
- ↑ Second battle on the volcano island radsport-news.com from May 5, 2013
- ↑ Wiggins and Sky put the first exclamation mark on radsport-news.com on May 5, 2013
- ^ Paolini after runaway coup in the pink jersey radsport-news.com from May 6, 2013
- ↑ Degenkolb wins, Martens third at radsport-news.com on May 7, 2013
- ↑ Hansen gives himself an early birthday present at radsport-news.com on May 10, 2013
- ↑ Giro preview: 8th stage, Gabicce Mare - Saltara, 55 km, individual time trial radsport-news.com from May 11, 2013
- ↑ Nibali gets Rosa and keeps Wiggins at a distance radsport-news.com from May 11, 2013
- ↑ Giro: Hesjedal loses a minute in Florence radsport-news.com from May 12, 2013
- ↑ Katusha: The clearers of the first Giro week radsport-news.com of May 13, 2013
- ↑ Giro preview: 10th stage, Cordenons - Altopiano del Montasio, 167 km radsport-news.com from May 14, 2013
- ↑ Giro: Uranium wins and passes Wiggins radsport-news.com from May 14, 2013
- ↑ Navardauskas celebrates breakaway victory, Martens fifth at radsport-news.com on May 15, 2013
- ↑ Outliers deliver a great fight in the constant rain radsport-news.com from May 16, 2013
- ↑ Cavendish completely finished for the 101st victory at radsport-news.com on May 17th, 2013
- ↑ Nibali lets Santambrogio take precedence radsport-news.com from May 18, 2013
- ↑ Bruised lungs and broken ribs: Giro-Aus for Battaglin radsport-news.com from May 18, 2013
- ↑ Giro: Visconti wins at the Galibier radsport-news.com on May 19, 2013
- ↑ Intxausti in Ivrea der Cleverste radsport-news.com from May 21, 2013
- ↑ Visconti becomes king of runaways in Vicenza radsport-news.com from May 22, 2013
- ↑ a b Danilo Di Luca banned from cycling for life after committing third doping offense. skysports.com, December 5, 2013, accessed December 14, 2014 .
- ↑ Giro preview: 18th stage, Mori - Polsa, 19.5 km (mountain time trial) radsport-news.com from May 23, 2013
- ↑ Nibali takes care of the preliminary decision at radsport-news.com on May 23, 2013
- ↑ Giro d'Italia - Stage 19 canceled due to snow ( Memento of the original from June 10, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. uk.eurosport.yahoo.com of May 24, 2013
- ↑ Nibali also triumphs at the "Drei Zinnen" at radsport-news.com on May 25, 2013
- ↑ Giro: Colombians criticize the unfair action of Saxo-Tinkoff radsport-news.com from May 26, 2013
- ↑ Technical problems cost Evans second place at radsport-news.com from May 26, 2013
- ↑ Originally, 5, 3, 1 bonus seconds should be awarded for intermediate sprints at gazzetta.it from November 20, 2012
- ↑ 6, 4, 2 seconds bonus seconds for intermediate sprints radsport-seite.de accessed on May 6, 2013
- ↑ Giro d´Italia 2013: time credits on all stages of radsport-news.com of November 22, 2012
- ↑ 40 mountain evaluations were originally planned.
- ↑ UCI WorldTour Ranking - 2013 uciworldtour.com accessed on June 11, 2013
- ↑ Sylvain Georges tested positive for heptaminol at the Giro radsport-news.com on May 15, 2013
- ↑ Ag2r confirm they won't ride Dauphiné Danilo Di cyclingnews.com from May 22, 2013
- ^ Danilo Di Luca positive for EPO cyclingnews.com of May 24, 2013
- ↑ Cycling - Doping: EPO at Santambrogio ( Memento of the original from June 12, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. de.eurosport.yahoo.com dated June 3, 2013
- ↑ Vini Fantini gives back wildcard for Lombardy tour radsport-news.com from June 4, 2013