2010 Giro d Italia

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    The Giro was inspired by the Tour de France, and just as the French race was intended to boost circulation of L'Auto, so Emilio Costamagna, the editor of La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, aimed to increase his circulation. The first Giro d'Italia started on May 13, 1909 at Milan, with eight stages totalling 2,448 kilometres (1,521 miles). The Giro is the second most important stage race in the world after the Tour de France.

    The 22 teams in the race were announced on 22 March. These include 15 ProTour teams; notable teams left out are Euskaltel-Euskadi, Française des Jeux and Team RadioShack. Seven Professional Continental teams complete the event's peloton.

    2010 Giro d'Italia Stages

    Stage 1 - Amsterdam - Amsterdam (ITT) - 8.4 km ( Discussion | Results & video )
    Stage 2 - Amsterdam - Utrecht - 209 km ( Discussion | Results and Video )
    Stage 3 - Amsterdam - Middelburg - 209 km ( Discussion | Results and Video )
    Rest day - Savigliano
    Stage 4 - Savigliano - Cuneo (TTT) - 32.5 km ( Discussion | Results & video )
    Stage 5 - Novara - Novi Ligure - 168 km ( Discussion | Results & video )
    Stage 6 - Fidenza - Marina di Carrara - 166 km ( Discussion | Results & video )
    Stage 7 - Carrara - Montalcino - 215 km ( Discussion | Results & video - 1 hour of footage )
    Stage 8 - Chianciano - Monte Terminillo - 189 km ( Discussion )
    Stage 9 - Frosinone - Cava de' Tirreni - 188 km ( Discussion )
    Stage 10 - Avellino - Bitonto - 220 km ( Discussion )
    Stage 11 - Lucera - L'Aquila - 256 km ( Discussion )
    Stage 12 - Città Sant'Angelo - Porto Recanti - 191 km
    Stage 13 - Porto Recanti - Cesenatico - 222 km
    Stage 14 - Ferrara - Asolo (Monte Grappa) - 201 km
    Stage 15 - Mestre - Zoncolan - 218 km
    Rest day - Friuli
    Stage 16 - San Vigilio di Marebbe - Plan de Corones (TT) - 12.9 km
    Stage 17 - Brunico - Pejo Terme - 173 km
    Stage 18 - Levico Terme - Brescia - 151 km
    Stage 19 - Brescia - Aprica - 195 km
    Stage 20 - Bormio - Passa del Tonale - 178 km
    Stage 21 - Verona - Verona (TT) - 15.3 km

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    2010 Giro d'Italia start list


    BMC Racing Team
    1 Cadel Evans (Aus)
    2 Brent Bookwalter (USA)
    3 Martin Kohler (Swi)
    4 Jeffry Louder (USA)
    5 Steve Morabito (Swi)
    6 John Murphy (USA)
    7 Michael Schär (Swi)
    8 Florian Stalder (Swi)
    9 Danilo Wyss (Swi)

    Acqua & Sapone
    11 Stefano Garzelli (Ita)
    12 Dario Andriotto (Ita)
    13 Massimo Codol (Ita)
    14 Alessandro Donati (Ita)
    15 Francesco Failli (Ita)
    16 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita)
    17 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita)
    18 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro)
    19 Cayetano Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col)

    AG2R La Mondiale
    21 ??
    22 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra)
    23 Alexander Efimkin (Rus)
    24 John Gadret (Fra)
    25 Sébastien Hinault (Fra)
    26 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr)
    27 Rene Mandri (Est)
    28 Anthony Ravard (Fra)
    29 Ludovic Turpin (Fra)

    Androni Giocattoli - Diquigiovani
    31 Michele Scarponi (Ita)
    32 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita)
    33 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita)
    34 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi)
    35 Alberto Loddo (Ita)
    36 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven)
    37 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven)
    38 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col)
    39 Cameron Wurf (Aus)

    Astana
    41 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz)
    42 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita)
    43 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita)
    44 Andriy Grivko (Ukr)
    45 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa)
    46 Roman Kireyev (Kaz)
    47 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz)
    48 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo)
    49 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz)

    Bbox Bouygues Telecom
    51 Thomas Voeckler (Fra)
    52 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn)
    53 William Bonnet (Fra)
    54 Anthony Charteau (Fra)
    55 Mathieu Claude (Fra)
    56 Damien Gaudin (Fra)
    57 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra)
    58 Yury Trofimov (Rus)
    59 Johann Tschopp (Swi)

    Caisse d'Epargne
    61 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita)
    62 Andrei Amador Bikkazakova (CRc)
    63 David Arroyo Duran (Spa)
    64 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)
    65 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr)
    66 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa)
    67 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa)
    68 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col)
    69 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa)

    Cervelo Test Team
    71 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa)
    72 Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa)
    73 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr)
    74 Edward King (USA)
    75 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu)
    76 Daniel Lloyd (GBr)
    77 Joaquin Novoa Mendez (Spa)
    78 Gabriel Rasch (Nor)
    79 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa)

    Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
    81 David Moncoutie (Fra)
    82 Guillaume Blot (Fra)
    83 Mickael Buffaz (Fra)
    84 Remi Cusin (Fra)
    85 Leonardo Duque (Col)
    86 Julien Fouchard (Fra)
    87 Kalle Kriit (Est)
    88 Nico Sijmens (Bel)
    89 Tristan Valentin (Fra)

    Colnago - CSF Inox
    91 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)
    92 Manuel Belletti (Ita)
    93 Sacha Modolo (Ita)
    94 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita)
    95 Federico Canuti (Ita)
    96 Marco Frapporti (Ita)
    97 Alan Marangoni (Ita)
    98 Simone Stortoni (Ita)
    99 Enrico Zen (Ita)

    Footon - Servetto
    101 Ermanno Capelli (Ita)
    102 Matthias Brandle (Aut)
    103 Eros Capecchi (Ita)
    104 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita)
    105 Markus Eibegger (Aut)
    106 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa)
    107 Marco Corti (Ita)
    108 Michele Merlo (Ita)
    109 Martin Pedersen (Den)

    Garmin - Transitions
    111 David Millar (GBr)
    112 Christian Vandevelde (USA)
    113 Tyler Farrar (USA)
    114 Jack Bobridge (Aus)
    115 Julian Dean (NZl)
    116 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra)
    117 Daniel Martin (Irl)
    118 Cameron Meyer (Aus)
    119 Svein Tuft (Can)

    Lampre - Farnese Vini
    121 Damiano Cunego (Ita)
    122 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)
    123 Gilberto Simoni (Ita)
    124 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita)
    125 Danilo Hondo (Ger)
    126 Marco Marzano (Ita)
    127 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita)
    128 Daniele Righi (Ita)
    129 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita)

    Liquigas - Doimo
    131 Ivan Basso (Ita)
    132 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)
    133 Valerio Agnoli (Ita)
    134 Maciej Bodnar (Pol)
    135 Tiziano dall'Antonia (Ita)
    136 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro)
    137 Fabio Sabatini (Ita)
    138 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol)
    139 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita)

    Omega Pharma - Lotto
    141 Sebastian Lang (Ger)
    142 Jan Bakelandts (Bel)
    143 Adam Blyth (GBr)
    144 Francis De Greef (Bel)
    145 Michiel Elijzen (Ned)
    146 Olivier Kaisen (Bel)
    147 Matthew Lloyd (Aus)
    148 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa)
    149 Charles Wegelius (GBr)

    Quick Step
    151 Dario Cataldo (Ita)
    152 Addy Engels (Ned)
    153 Mauro Facci (Ita)
    154 Jérome Pineau (Fra)
    155 Francesco Reda (Ita)
    156 Branislau Samoilau (Blr)
    157 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)
    158 Marco Velo (Ita)
    159 Wouter Weylandt (Bel)

    Rabobank
    161 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa)
    162 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col)
    163 Graeme Brown (Aus)
    164 Rick Flens (Ned)
    165 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus)
    166 Koos Moerenhout (Ned)
    167 Bauke Mollema (Ned)
    168 Jos Van Emden (Ned)
    169 Pieter Weening (Ned)

    Sky Professional Cycling Team
    171 Bradley Wiggins (GBr)
    172 Michael Barry (Can)
    173 Dario David Cioni (Ita)
    174 Steven Cummings (GBr)
    175 Christopher Froome (Ken)
    176 Mathew Hayman (Aus)
    177 Gregory Henderson (NZl)
    178 Morris Possoni (Ita)
    179 Christopher Sutton (Aus)

    Team HTC - Columbia
    181 André Greipel (Ger)
    182 Marco Pinotti (Ita)
    183 Michael Albasini (Swi)
    184 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus)
    185 Adam Hansen (Aus)
    186 Craig Lewis (USA)
    187 Frantisek Rabon (Cze)
    188 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa)
    189 Marcel Sieberg (Ger)

    Team Katusha
    191 Filippo Pozzato (Ita)
    192 Vladimir Karpets (Rus)
    193 Robbie Mcewen (Aus)
    194 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita)
    195 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa)
    196 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus)
    197 Luca Mazzanti (Ita)
    198 Evgeni Petrov (Rus)
    199 Serguei Klimov (Rus)

    Team Milram
    201 Linus Gerdemann (Ger)
    202 Robert Förster (Ger)
    203 Markus Fothen (Ger)
    204 Luke Roberts (Aus)
    205 Dominik Roels (Ger)
    206 Thomas Rohregger (Aut)
    207 Matthias Russ (Ger)
    208 Paul Voss (Ger)
    209 Fabian Wegmann (Ger)

    Team Saxo Bank
    211 Anders Lund (Den)
    212 Baden Cooke (Aus)
    213 Chris Sörensen (Den)
    214 Nicki Sörensen (Den)
    215 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe)
    216 Laurent Didier (Lux)
    217 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg)
    218 Michael Morkov (Den)
    219 Richie Porte (Aus)



    Recent Giro d'Italia Winners

    2009 Denis Menchov (Russia) Rabobank
    2008 Alberto Contador (Spain) Astana
    2007 Danilo Di Luca (Italy) Liquigas
    2006 Ivan Basso (Italy) Team CSC
    2005 Paolo Savoldelli (2nd win) (Italy) Discovery Channel
    2004 Damiano Cunego (Italy) Saeco
    2003 Gilberto Simoni (2nd win) (Italy) Saeco
    2002 Paolo Savoldelli (Italy) Index-Alexia
    2001 Gilberto Simoni (Italy) Lampre-Daikin
    2000 Stefano Garzelli (Italy) Mercatone Uno
    1999 Ivan Gotti (2nd win) (Italy) Polti
    1998 Marco Pantani (Italy) Mercatone Uno
    1997 Ivan Gotti (Italy) Saeco
    1996 Pavel Tonkov (Russia) Ceramiche Panaria-Vinavil
    1995 Tony Rominger (Switzerland) Mapei-GB-Latexco
    1994 Eugeni Berzin (Russia) Gewiss-Ballan
    1993 Miguel Indurain (2nd win) (Spain) Banesto
    1992 Miguel Indurain (Spain) Banesto
    1991 Franco Chioccioli (Italy) del Tongo
    1990 Gianni Bugno (Italy) Chateau d'Ax
     
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    2010 Giro d'Italia News

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  3. swampy1970

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    Plan de Corones

    Dirt roads, mountain bike gears... Just what you need in a Grand Tour.
     
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    Plan de Corones...

    I see the last winner there just got busted for 'possible doping'. Possibly no Giro for the coiffeured one.
     
  5. steve

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    My GC tips:

    1) Basso
    2) Vinokourov
    3) Evans
     
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    Interesting race w/o a lot of the headliners. Quite a sign of the times when you see a GT where the entire podium from last year....will not be racing the event the following year ("killer", menchov, pellizotti).

    For GC, I'd take Vino. He seems to have refound his form...and his cocktail :) After watching the history, I'm nearly convinced Evans doesn't have it together enough mentally/emotionally to win a GT. He always seems to find a way to lose over 3 weeks.

    Sprints: Give me Greipel. Tough call between he and Petacchi. This is Greipel's big chance while the petulant Cavendish is at home after another public spat (his V salute in Romandie...)

    KOM: Scarponi.

    Best rider < 25: Sagan.
     
  7. pennstater

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking forward to this years Giro, as I'm sure the majority of you are. Can't wait for the Zoncalon and the stage 16 mountain TT. My podium prediction is:

    1. Vino
    2. Basso
    3. Nibali

    I'm not very confident with my picks since this seems to be a wide-open Giro and there are always surprises. Also, Evans will ride well, but will lose time on the steep mountain passes
     
  8. Andrija

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    Evans and Basso on the podium.
    Sastre and Vinokourov to fight for podium.
    Bruseghin, Karpets, Cunego and Garzelli close, but behind the first quartet.
    Wiggins, Vandevelde, Gerdemann, Nibali, Arroyo, Moncoutie and Szmyd for top 10, if there's opportunity.
    Simoni for a stage victory.

    Evans showed a climbing quality this spring he didn't show before. Also, it looks like the Rainbow jersey motivates him. Therefore, I'll give him advantage.
    Basso looks like he's still searching for his premium form.
    Evans and Vinokourov could feel consequences of strong Ardennes campaign in decisive third week. That could put them behind Basso and Sastre, respectively.

    I'll pay attention on South American riders too. They often make good result in the Giro. Jose Serpa is the best known name, but I'd say several others from Italian teams have decent chance of good showing.
    Too bad Rujano isn't there. He sounded very motivated during the winter.
     
  9. Chavez

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    Hm.. Yeah. Regarding Vino, I think maybe Astana rides for him in the Giro and maybe the Vuelta and that assuages his ego enough to support Contador in the Tour.

    I'll probably be following Gerdemans and Basso with the most interest in this race.
     
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    Remember Vino has always had to deal with hostile team mates, Ulrich and Kloden chasing him are examples. His ego has never been the problem.
     
  11. limerickman

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    I am looking forward to this edition of the Giro.

    It will be very interesting to see how the likes of Basso and Vinokourov go in this edition of the race.

    The field is interesting.
    I am leaning toward Sastre : he has had a very quiet season so far and he has been Mr.Consistent throughout all his recent GT performances.

    Pozatto will certainly feature.
    I expect to see Vino feature.

    Sky's performance will be worth watching too.
     
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    Looking forward to this year's Giro. Could be pretty close. My podium picks:

    1. Vino
    2. Basso
    3. Sastre

    I put Evans as a longshot to podium. Scarponi to KOM. I'll be cheering for Simoni, as well as Basso.
     
  13. geebe

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    Does anyone know if there is any free live or taped (whole stage) video coverage of the Giro? Last year Universal Sports Network had it live for free and the coverage was in English , which was nice. Not sure if they are doing that this year. I did see that you have to pay to watch the video coverage replay on their site. Free is better.

    Thanks.
     
  14. pennstater

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    Unfortunately Universal is charging $15 for this years Giro, which is the option I chose. Also, you can go to steephill.tv and there are several links from various media sources that show each stage of the Giro. However, they aren't in English. Sometimes (not sure if this is the case for the Giro) you can get an English audio feed and mute the sound on the video feed, which I've done in the past.

    Unless anyone else knows of other options I would cough up the $15.
     
  15. geebe

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    Thank you for the link to steephill.tv i will try that. I love watching cycling on TV but I am such a cheap-skate that I can't bring myself to pay to watch.
     
  16. Maxiton

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    Yeah, it's worth it if you're into cycling, or would like to be. 15 bucks for three weeks of pretty much daily, top-level racing . . . What else can you get for that price?

    Having said that, though, Steve Schlanger (the announcer) is a real tool. He knows absolutely zip about cycling (much less racing), and he has these annoying tics such as pronouncing the word "again" as "agin." (Granted, a lot of Americans do that, but a professional announcer is supposed to have a neutral accent.) It must be hard to sound excited about a sport of which you know zero. Maybe that's why he sounds fake (on top of sounding ignorant). /rant

    But don't be put off by that. Getting the live footage (or replay) is definitely worth the fifteen bones.
     
  17. pennstater

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    Agreed. He makes Al Trautwig sound like a commentator god.
     
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    Hi all Im new to the forums I am a cycling fan of sorts I was just trying to find out where Bradley Wiggins finished in today's stage as all the results I can find only show the top 9 or so finishers. Thanks in advance.
     
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    He 'bonked' big time. Limped home in 104th place 25:32 minutes off Basso.

    Ultime notizie sportive - La Gazzetta dello Sport
     
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    Yeah, rough day for Wiggins. He was having trouble staying with the peleton before they got to the Zoncolan. He was dropped at one point, but managed to catch up to the favorites group, but once they hit the climb he must have exploded.
     
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