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the final result - first ten riders in the 2013 giro
- Vincenzo Nibal | ITA | AST | 84h 53' 28"
- Rigoberto Urán | COL | SKY
- Cadel Evans | AUS | BMC
- Michele Scarponi | ITA | LAM
- Carlos Betancur | COL | ALM
- Przemysław Niemiec | POL | LAM
- Rafał Majka | POL | TST
- Beñat Intxausti | ESP | MOV
- Mauro Santambrogio | ITA | VIN
- Domenico Pozzovivo | ITA | ALM
update: stage 19 cancelled, stage 20 changed
Thanks to the abysmal weather, including snow unusally low levels, stage 19 - the stage for 24th May - has been cancelled.
This continues an eventful Giro, where Mark Cavendish has won four stages, Bradley Wiggins has retires from illness, while Vincenzo Nibali, in the Maglia Rosa, is now 4 minutes ahead of Cadel Evans.
As well as cancelling stage 19, stage 20 has been modified. The start at Silandro and the finish at Passo Tre Croci are the same, but in between the route is changed. The complete route will be Castelbello, Naturno, Merano, Terlano, Bolzamo, Prato all'Isacco, Chiusa, Bressanone, Sciaves, Vandoies, Chienes, Monguelfo, Villabassa, Dobbiaco, Carbonin, Cimabanche, Cortina d'Ampezzo, il Passo Tre Croci (altitude 1,805m), Misurina , arriving at Tre Cime di Lavaredo (altitude 2340 m). This gives a total of 210 km.
The final peak at Tre Cime di Lavaredo, at 2340 m, will be this year’s Cima Coppi. [Each year the highest peak in the Giro d’Italia is so named, after the deceased champion Italian cyclist, Fausto Coppi.]
revised profile for stage 20, 25th May 2013
The Giro d’Italia, the Tour of Italy, is the first
of the major three-week tours - The Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France, the Vuelta d’Espagna - in the annual repertoire of international cycle
This year, the Corsa Rosa (Pink race), the Giro d’Italia, takes place
from the 4th to 26th May 2013, starting in Naples, after an absence of 50 years, and finishing in Brescia. This year’s race includes close to 75 km of individual time trials, as well as a 17.4 km team time trial.
The 2013 Giro extends over 3,405 km., including a short visit to France on the 19th May to climb the 2,642 m Col du
Galibier that separates Savoy from the Hautes-Alpes.
With five high mountain stages sandwiched between five medium mountain stages, three time trials and seven sprint stages (though some might dispute the aptness of the description), this year’s Giro might be regarded as being like a Neapolitan ice cream, though with more flavours than just strawberry, vanilla and pistachio.
Here are the first few stage ‘flavours’:
- The first stage is a flat, fast circuit race round Naples and its neighbouring coast, covering over 156 km.
- The second stage - the team time trial - is on the volcanic island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from Naples. [Note to any visitors, don’t swim in the sea there. Having no sewage treatment system, all sewage goes directly into the sea.]
- The next two stages are hilly, with stage 3 providing sprinting excitement.
- The fifth and sixth stages are flat, with stage 6 being a true sprint stage.
According to the organisers, this year’s course has been designed around three aspects:
- Balance: the route is balanced and fair, so riders can show their talents and skills, while allowing attacks from the start.
- Respect: the more rider-friendly course is a sign of respect to the riders. That the stages are shorter, on average four hours duration rather than six hours, gives the riders to recover between each hard stage as they should be back at their hotels by 7pm.
- The beauty of Italy: This is been shown off by visiting Naples, Ischia, Matera, Florence, Vicenza, Brescia, as well as climbing mountains legendary to cycling - Galibier [stage 15], Stelvio [stage 19] and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo [stage 20].
There will also be a start in Busseto to honour Giuseppe Verdi [stage 13], and the San Sepolcro-Firenze stage [stage 9] honours Gino Bartali.
Stage 12, starting from Longarone, will commemorate the death of over 2,000 villagers in 1978. Then, a landslide into the lake of the nearby Valjont Dam caused a tsunami that drowned several villages at the base of the dam.
Giro d'Italia 2013 - race map
Click for a large version of the Giro race map
this year’s stages
21 stages are planned, with
five high mountain stages, five medium
two individual time
trials (stages 4 and 21), a team
time trial (stage 2) and supposedly seven sprint finish stages. There will be two
rest days. All other days are
flat stages. The total distance ridden will be 3,405.3
km, kilometres, or roughly 2,116 miles.
4 May [156 km]
16 May [127 km]
||Forio > Ischia,
5 May [17.4 km]
|| Busseto > Cherasco
17 May [242 km]
|| Sorento > Marina di Ascea
6 May [212 km]
||Cervere > Bardonecchia
18 May [156 km]
summit finish - 1908 m
|| Policastro Bussentino > Serra San Bruno
7 May [244 km]
|| Cesana Torinese > France : Col du Galibier (Valloire)
19 May [150 km]
summit finish - 2642 m
||Cosenza > Matera
8 May [199 km]
|| 20 May - rest day
|| Mola di Bara > Margherita di Savoia
9 May [154 km]
France : Valloire
> Italy : Ivrea
21 May [237 km]
||San Salvo > Pescara
10 May [162 km]
22 May [203 km]
||Gabicce Mare > Saltara
11 May [55.5 km]
> Polsa (individual time-trial)
23 May [19.4 km]
finish’ - 1205 m
|| San Sepolcro > Firenze
12 May [181 km]
|| Ponte di Legno > Val Martello/Martelltal
24 May [138 km]
finish - 2051 m
> Tre Cime di Lavaredo
25 May [202 km]
finish - 2304 m
|| Cordenons >
Altopiano del Montasio
14 May [167 km]
finish - 1502 m
|| Riese Pio X > Brescia
26 May [199 km]
Tarvisio (Cave del Predil) > Vajont (Erto e Casso)
15 May [184 km]
this year’s favourites
- Bradley Wiggins (Sky) - 181
- Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) - 31
- Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) - 1
- Samuel Gonzalez Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) - 91
and, of course, for the sprints
- Mark Cavendish (OPQ) - 151
first ten riders in the 2012 giro
- Ryder Hesjedal | CAN | GRM
- Joaquim Rodríguez | ESP | KAT
- Thomas De Gendt | BEL | VCD
- Michele Scarponi | ITA | LAM
- Ivan Basso | ITA | LIQ
- Damiano Cunego | ITA | LAM
- Rigoberto Urán | COL | SKY
- Domenico Pozzovivo | ITA | COG
- Sergio Henao | COL | SKY
- Mikel Nieve | ESP | EUS
the classification jerseys
Here are the four classification jerseys for the 2013 Giro.
The overall winner’s jersey is pink, like the paper on which the sponsoring newspaper is printed.
The points jersey is red to illustrate the fiery passion of the fight for points.
The best climber’s jersey is the blue of the sky to which they are climbing.
The best young rider’s jersey is white like the innocence of youth.
||1 HESJEDAL Ryder
|AG2R LA MONDIALE
||11 POZZOVIVO Domenico
||21 PELLIZOTTI Franco
|ASTANA PRO TEAM
||31 NIBALI Vincenzo
|BARDIANI VALVOLE - CSF INOX
||41 MODOLO Sacha
|BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM
||51 GESINK Robert
|BMC RACING TEAM
||61 EVANS Cadel
|CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING
||71 CARUSO Damiano
||81 ATAPUMA HURTADO Darwin
||91 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel
||101 CASAR Sandy
||111 PAOLINI Luca
||121 SCARPONI Michele
||131 BAK Lars Ytting
||141 CAPECCHI Eros
|OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM
||151 CAVENDISH Mark
||161 GOSS Matthew Harley
||171 BENNETT George
||181 WIGGINS Bradley
||191 DEGENKOLB John
||201 MAJKA Rafal
|VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM
||211 MARCATO Marco
|VINI FANTINI - SELLE ITALIA
||221 GARZELLI Stefano
Watching the Giro - on the roadside, on TV
Watching the Giro in Italy is very similar to watching
the Tour in France. abelard.org has several pages giving general advice on how to be a
effective road-side spectator.
version of the Giro d’Italia brochure [56-page
.pdf] gives general information about the intended broadcasters
for the 2013 Giro, page 20 showing terrestrial broadcast
regions on a world map.
British Eurosport is providing daily live coverage from all stages of this year’s Giro d'Italia.
One or other of Sky Sports channels is showing highlights during the evening.
- This web site is created by La Gazzetta dello
Sport, an Italian sports newspaper, that has
been the organisers of Le Giro cycle race since 1909.
- To find details of a stage [tappa], use the navigation bar, that’s the circles and dots, near the top of the page
Note the response time will probably be very slow, this site appears to be regularly overloaded at the moment.
The navigation pop-up at the bottom of the window just gives basic details of a stage - date, distance and difficulty, start and end towns.
While a stage is is actually taking place, this pop-up bar changes and includes the word LIVE!, here indicated with an arrow:
Clicking on LIVE! changes the page to a display like below (for a rainy stage 9):
Clicking on the time splits changes the road to show the cyclists on the road (the display reverts to just the road when the site is not keeping up):
Clicking on the road gives a close-up of the cyclists, with the Maglia Rosa group highlighted:
- For classification information, you must first choose Classifiche from Giro 2013 dropdown menu on the pink navigation bar.
Then when the page updates, there is a new array of navigation choices a bit further down the page:
Tappa - stage, Generali - general, Retrati - retired; tapa golosa - feeding station
- Some reference keywords/tags:
- Il Giro d'Italia,Tour d'Italie, France, cycling, Naples, Florence, Verdi, Bartali, Valjont, Galibier, Valloire, riders, teams, stages,