We take a look at the most impressive performances from this year’s Tour of Italy By whit yost. Italian version. In the peloton, Contador found himself isolated with no teammates around him while rival Fabio Aru still had five riders for support. In turn, Landa attacked in pursuit of another stage win and although Contador tried to give chase, Landa continued to increase his advantage. As the climb of Col De Saint-Pantaléon went underway, Movistar Team's Giovanni Visconti went off solo with Team Katusha's Pavel Kochetkov and Team Sky's Vasil Kiryienka chasing him. Although averaging 3.5 per cent, the gradient topped 15 per cent at the start of the ascent. For more information about how to do this, and how we hold your data, please see our privacy policy. Wanty-Groupe Gobert aims for coveted Giro slot. The best-placed GC man in the breakaway was Cannondale–Garmin's Ryder Hesjedal, who was sitting in 13th place, 11' 17" behind maglia rosa wearer, Alberto Contador. Stage 21 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti: At the Torino start ceremonies, Contador has some fun. After the climb, a short descent follows before the riders go up a hill again. The 2015 Giro d'Italia begins with a 17.6km team time trial along a spectacular coastal bike path from San Lorenzo al Mare (at the foot of the Cirpressa climb) to San Remo on Saturday, May 9. With around 16 kilometers to go, Franco Pellizotti of Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec attacked and although he tried to go solo, Astana's Tanel Kangert chased and joined him. On the final kilometer, Kangert was able to distance Pellizotti but Kangert was also caught with around 200 meters left. Another short uncategorized climb is located along the way but the descent goes all the way until the 6-kilometer mark where the riders tackle a flat ride to the finish in Verbania.[24][25]. The hardest part of the climb comes at its middle section with an 8-kilometer section having an average gradient of around 7 per cent before the riders tackle three gentle kilometers to the finish in Cervinia. Villella, who was Hesjedal's teammate, helped the duo build and maintain their advantage over their chasers. The seven other breakaway riders were quickly caught by the peloton. Urán, who was a favourite for the stage victory, struggled as well and he could not repeat his performance in the previous year's stage 12 ITT. The first 150 kilometers of the stage will serve as warm-up before the riders tackle the climb of Colle delle Finestre. Frapporti won the first intermediate sprint while Zabel won the second intermediate sprint. On the short descent of the climb, Kochetkov only had a gap of around 20 seconds over the peloton while Visconti still had a lead of almost two minutes. Giro d'Italia 2015: Dates, Route Map, Stage Previews and TV Coverage Info Rob Blanchette @ @_Rob_B. Further up the climb, Contador dropped his chain but he was quickly helped by his mechanic and he was able to keep his lead. [23], Probably the last chance for a breakaway to bring home a victory, the stage features the first category climb of Monte Ologno near the end of the stage. You will receive a verification email shortly. This stage is expected to feature another showdown between the race's main GC favorites.[14]. However, the points classification is expected to be decided during the stage.[34][35]. The ascent of the Madonna Di Campiglio was well known for its appearance in 1999 when Marco Pantani won the stage finishing at the climb. Hansen, riding in his 11th consecutive Grand Tour, was able to build a lead of 20 seconds before the Team Giant–Alpecin-led peloton brought the gap down quickly. The leading riders eventually began to work together in a final chance to try and take the maglia rosa from Contador but despite the fact that their gap increased over Contador, they were not able to really threaten Contador's lead. Contador quickly caught the dropped riders, working with several riders in order to bridge the gap to Aru. The ascent of Monte Berico starts at around 1 kilometer from the finish, averaging 7.1 per cent and going all the way to the finish. Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage 11. He was chased down by Contador while Aru struggled behind. He was eventually caught after the second intermediate sprint, where Contador sprinted to take two bonus seconds. Giro d'Italia 2015 var den 98. udgave af verdens næststørste etapeløb, Giro d'Italia. Another strong ride from Hesjedal saw him rise to seventh in the GC standings while Aru regained his second place from his teammate, Landa, with an advantage of 38 seconds over his teammate but with a 4' 37" deficit to Contador, who continued to stay in pink with one final mountain stage and a flat stage remaining in the race. Up front, Landa was able to catch Zakarin with Landa taking the Cima Coppi at summit of Finestre. After a long descent, the riders ascend to Aprica again, with the finish occurring on its summit at an altitude of 1,173 m (3,848 ft).[17][18]. Meanwhile, up front, Zakarin refused to work with Landa, prompting Landa to wait for Aru's group. There are no categorized climbs on the route so it is expected that the pure sprinters will battle it out for the stage win. On the ascent of Mortirolo, several riders continued to fall off the back, with Mikel Landa pressing on the pace at the front. Riders like Jurgen Van den Broeck, Andrey Amador and Leopold König set good times that were enough to move them up the standings. was the sight of Contador struggling on the Finestre. Alberto Contador with his Tinkoff-Saxo teammates. Just two kilometers into the stage, Etixx–Quick-Step's Iljo Keisse, Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec's Marco Bandiera and Nippo–Vini Fantini's Giacomo Berlato immediately went on the attack. The 2015 Giro d'Italia begins with a 17.6km team time trial along a spectacular coastal bike path from San Lorenzo al Mare (at the foot of the Cirpressa climb) to San Remo on Saturday, May 9. The peloton also split on the descent but they eventually regrouped into a smaller peloton. At one point, Aru had Trofimov, Hesjedal and Amador within his sights on the ascent to Aprica but he continued to drop back and he lost more time to Contador. On the descent, several riders crashed and chief among them was Contador's teammate Roman Kreuziger, ninth place in the GC. At the same time, Team Katusha and Astana immediately pressed on the pace at the front, sparking a bit of controversy over respect and fair play. Change in weather and wind direction played a factor in the stage result and it made it hard for the late starters to set faster times than the early starters. Rigoberto Urán, who also struggled in the previous mountain stages, crossed the line in third at 1' 10" down on Aru following a great ride while a chase group containing Contador, Landa, Kruijswijk and Tanel Kangert finished 1' 18" behind. After the trio were caught by a small number of riders, Hesjedal attacked and he quickly built a substantial advantage. Following the descent, the course will be mostly flat with only two short and uncategorized climbs near the end of the stage. With Tinkoff-Saxo setting a fast pace, no attacks were successful until after the first of seven laps of the circuit in Milan when Etixx–Quick-Step's Iljo Keisse and Orica–GreenEDGE's Luke Durbridge attacked the peloton. At around eight kilometers from the end of the stage, the riders will reach Switzerland, where they will finish near the Lake of Lugano.[21][22]. With a deficit of 52 seconds at the start of the Mortirolo, Contador attacked out of his group. As a result, Aru had to finish the rest of the stage without having a drink. Featured Columnist May 7, 2015 Comments. The first intermediate sprint occurred partway through the ascent. Barring any disasters, it is already expected that Alberto Contador will cross the finish line of the stage as the winner of the Giro and it is also expected that Giovanni Visconti and Fabio Aru will confirm their win in the mountains classification and young riders classification, respectively. Along with the three climbs, the uncategorized climb of Perarolo is also located on the route. The riders behind finished within scattered groups but at considerable distances behind as only fifteen riders finished within ten minutes of Landa's time. Up front, the breakaway's advantage began to drop quickly and with 40 kilometers remaining, the advantage was down to less than a minute before the peloton slowed the pace a bit. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. View full results of Stage 18 in Giro d'Italia 2015 from Melide to Verbania over 170 kilometre. Cyclingstage.com brings you the startlist. While Ferrari dropped down to a chase group with Trek Factory Racing's Fabio Felline and Movistar Team's Jesús Herrada, Cunego had to retire from the race. 31/05 at 17:07. Alberto Contador wins 2015 Giro d'Italia, Iljo Keisse takes final stage. The break was only allowed to build a gap of around 2 minutes before the peloton began the chase. Giro 2015: Riders and teams Saturday, May 9 the 2015 Giro d'Italia starts near San Remo, at the coast of Liguria. Trofimov's strong ride allowed him to enter the top 5 while Kruijswijk's and Hesjedal's ride propelled them inside the top 10. It was not until the climb of Monte Ologno that the day featured more drama in terms of the GC and the stage win. Finally, 5 riders, consisting of AG2R La Mondiale's Patrick Gretsch, Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec's Davide Appollonio, Bardiani–CSF's Enrico Barbin, FDJ's Kenny Elissonde and LottoNL–Jumbo's Nick van der Lijke, were able to build a gap on the peloton. Christopher Juul-Jensen and Alexander Porsev went close to beating Mihaylov's time but they both fell short at the finish. Contador's attack was presumed by many as payback for what happened on the Mortirolo two days earlier but Contador said after the stage that he told his team to press on the pace even before Landa was caught behind in the crash. 86 kilometers into the stage, the first attacks were made as three BMC Racing Team riders, Philippe Gilbert, Silvan Dillier and Marcus Burghardt and Lampre–Merida's Max Richeze pulled out a gap of around a minute. Come and join us in our modern, yet warm atmosphere, and begin your culinary journey of the 20 Regions of Italy with us. After another descent, the riders will climb to Cervinia with the finish line located at its summit at a height of 2001 meters. San Lorenzo al Mare - Sanremo (TTT), 183km Third-placed overall, Andrey Amador, also caught and dropped Aru as they passed the summit over a minute and a half behind the leading trio. At the summit, Visconti took maximum points, taking over the lead in the KOM competition. Anything but a bunch sprint on the final day in Milano, will be a huge surprise. This should be on the Milano circuit. Aru's group immediately caught the breakaway riders, including Hesjedal. Up front, Brookwalter was distanced on the ascent and at the top of the climb, Visconti took the maximum KOM points. [8], Featuring the only individual time trial of this year's Giro, the stage is the longest ITT since 2009 when Denis Menchov won a 60.6 kilometer ITT on his way to overall victory. Aru and Yuri Trofimov eventually bridged the gap to Contador and Landa. At the front, Alexandre Geniez attacked but his descending style got him off-road and he was also caught. Time trial specialist, Kristof Vandewalle went close to beating Durbridge's time but Vandewalle came back from a crash and fell short by 5 seconds. More importantly, Contador retook the maglia rosa and he now leads the Giro by 2' 28" over Aru in second with Amador in third at 3' 36" behind. To subscribe to the Cyclingnews video channel, click here, Giro d'Italia Beginners' Guide | Giro d'Italia Forums | Giro d'Italia 2014 | Giro d'Italia 2013 |Giro d'Italia 2012 | Giro d'Italia 2013 race videos, Sign up to the Cyclingnews Newsletter. Although Contador lost two and a half minutes on what he described as an "off-day", he kept the maglia rosa with a lead of 2 min 02" and with just a flat ceremonial stage remaining, he was then on the cusp of winning his second Giro title. As much I would like to have had another shot at the Mortirolo, either from Grosio or Mazzo, I prioritized the Stelvio, in particular the Prato side. As the riders reached the foot of the climb of Colle delle Finestre, the break's advantage was down to around a minute before Nippo–Vini Fantini's Giacomo Berlato attacked his breakaway companions with Team Katusha's Ilnur Zakarin chasing him solo. Team Sky thus turned their hopes on Leopold König, in fifth place in the GC after the stage. With 19 kilometers left for the break, Gilbert immediately attacked and he was able to build a substantial gap. As the four-man break neared the Madonna Di Campiglio, Sivtsov and Visconti dropped out to help their teammates, leaving Dupont as the lone breakaway rider. Maglia rosa wearer, Alberto Contador, also gave in a little dig to put him in the right place on the descent. Please refresh the page and try again. There was a problem. At one point during the stage, the break was stopped by a crossing train and as a result, the peloton also slowed down to allow the break to build a gap again. Kiryienka was caught on the climb while Visconti continued to stay up front with Kochetkov chasing him. Darwin Atapuma tried to give chase and he successfully did so after a few seconds of chasing. The riders will have to tackle the climb of Saint-Barthélemy first. When Aru changed his bike, he forgot to pick up a bidon and as he was already within 20 kilometers of the finish, he was not allowed to get a bidon or else, he would be penalized. The duo built a short gap before dropping back with Intxausti taking more points at the summit of the climb. Dopo la selezione verranno aggiunti nuovi contenuti sopra l'area corrente di focus Aru's group crossed the summit at nearly a minute behind Landa and Zakarin while Contador reached the summit a minute and a half behind. Soon, the four main GC contenders, Richie Porte, Rigoberto Urán, Alberto Contador and Aru went off the start ramp. Giro d'Italia 2015, stage 2 description, map and profile: Sunday, May 10 Cycling Weekly May 9, 2015 12:00 pm Marcel Kittel beats Ben Swift to win stage three of the 2014 Giro d'Italia As the final kilometer wore on, Durbridge and Keisse began playing cat and mouse before Durbridge started his sprint first. The peloton caught the chase group and allowed the break to have a maximum advantage of around 13 minutes, almost making sure that someone from the break would take the stage win. The GC contenders finished safely within the peloton and with no change in the GC, Alberto Contador kept the maglia rosa. At the top, it was Kruijswijk who led the leading trio while Trofimov and Hesjedal were almost a minute behind. However, the peloton was quickly closing in on the three breakaway riders. | Benevento - San Giorgio Del Sannio, 153km The first 151 kilometers of the stage is a bit hilly, featuring the third category climb of Croce Serra. From behind, a crash took place, bringing down most of the Team Sky riders but the most notable rider caught behind it was Astana's Mikel Landa, who was sitting in second-place overall. At Giro, we are pleased to offer an exciting dining concept focusing on truly authentic Italian Cuisine. With its summit at a height of 2,178 meters, it is the scheduled Cima Coppi as the highest point reached in the race. Aru also set an aggressive pace on the descent, catching up to Amador before stopping due to a mechanical problem. The trio would eventually be caught 17.5 kilometers from the finish. After the descent, and a short false-flat section, the riders climbed the Passo del Tonale, which was also a second category climb, followed by the third-category ascent to Aprica, with the riders crossing the finish of the stage for the first time on its summit. Alberto Contador, Richie Porte and Fabio Aru and a bunch of other riders are confirmed. Shortly after, Fabio Aru, who struggled in the previous mountain stages, attacked from a small chase group while Contador chose to mark Landa instead of chasing Aru. Hesjedal's ride moved him up one spot in the top 10 as he now sits in ninth overall, 8 seconds behind Steven Kruijswijk who sits in eighth place in the GC. Aru crossed the line nearly three minutes behind his teammate, Landa, and in the process, Landa moved up to second overall, 50" ahead of Aru in third but 4' 02" behind Contador, who retained his maglia rosa with five stages left in the Giro. Following a short descent, the riders will ascend the easier third category climb of Sestriere. Porte was the first to set off and although he was expected to set a good time, he struggled as he only finished with a time of 1h 22' 12" in 55th place, 4' 20" behind Kiryienka. From behind, Contador managed to catch Kangert and he was able to cut the gap to the leading riders to under a minute. Aru quickly bridged over to Hesjedal and he immediately accelerated off the front, dropping Hesjedal in the process. It was only the first time in his career that Contador lost a leader's jersey in a Grand Tour after wearing the jersey previously during the race. Gilbert's goal during the stage was to take the points classification and he managed to get closer to that goal as he won the first intermediate sprint. 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Tappa 21 . With around 40 kilometers to go, Aru's group was within sight of Contador and after a bit more effort, he finally bridged the gap to the leading chasers which consisted of two riders, Aru and Landa with Steven Kruijswijk further up the front. Luca Paolini was next to attack with around 3 kilometers remaining and he was able to build a decent gap. After reaching its summit and after a very short descent, the riders will ascend an uncategorized climb before descending again. The remnants of the break finished a further 14 seconds behind Bongiorno while Hesjedal led Contador across the line, 6' 05" behind Gilbert. Oleg Tinkoff in a pink wig celebrates. In over 3,400 kilometres the race sees six stages for the sprinters, 80 kilometres of time trialing, plus the dreaded Mortirolo climb and the partly unpaved road up Colle delle Finestre. | Giro stage 21 profile. After a while, Philippe Gilbert attacked and no one was able to catch him as he took his second Giro stage win. The climb has as many as 45 hairpins and it is 18.5 kilometers long with an average gradient of 9.2 per cent. Visit our corporate site. MILAN, Italy -- The 2015 Giro d'Italia will start with a team time trial from San Lorenzo al Mare to San Remo along a cycle path down the Ligurian coast. No climbs are included on the route and not even one uphill road is included on the stage. The best-placed GC man in the breakaway was Giovanni Visconti of Movistar Team, who was 6' 04" behind maglia rosa wearer, Alberto Contador, before the stage. Contador would also put in an attack but his three companions were able to chase him down. Hesjedal's ride propelled him inside the top 5 of the GC and Kruijswijk's ride allowed him to move up two spots to seventh overall. [20], The only route of the Giro to go outside of Italy, the stage will be the last chance for the sprinters to win a stage before the ceremonial flat stage to Milan. Afterwards, Gianfranco Zilioli of Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec attacked but Louis Vervaeke of Lotto–Soudal joined and dropped him but he was not able to build much of a gap and soon, he was also caught. Won by Philippe Gilbert before Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (2nd) and Sylvain Chavanel (3rd). The ascent is almost 20 kilometers long with an average gradient of 6.7 per cent. The final climb is not very steep, averaging only 5 per cent but it is 19.2 kilometers long. The course ends with seven laps of a 5.35-kilometer circuit. After some time, Contador went off the start ramp and despite the effects of his injury and his tweaked time trial position, he set the fastest time of all the GC favorites. Cyclingnews is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. | Up front, the first breakaway group led the second breakaway group by nearly a minute before BMC Racing Team's Philippe Gilbert attacked from the second breakaway group and he was able to get to the front group on the descent. With around 10 kilometers left in the stage, Visconti was finally caught and several minutes later, Mikel Landa gave in a small dig at the front, followed quickly by maglia rosa wearer, Alberto Contador, and Ryder Hesjedal. The finish line is located at its summit at a height of 2,035 meters.[31][32]. Pantani was eventually expelled from the race before the next stage due to a high hematocrit level. Giro d'Italia 2015 - Gazzetta dello Sport. After a while, eight riders broke clear from the peloton. The focus would eventually shift to the GC favourites. The queen stage of this year's Giro, the first stage in the third week of the race consisted of five categorized climbs. Giro D'Italia is a Italian Restaurant located in the Vaughan neighbourhood of Vaughan. Despite the fact that no one in the breakaway posed a threat in the GC, the trio was only allowed an advantage of around three minutes, with the sprinters' teams controlling the pace. Giro d'Italia. Following tradition, the riders set off in reverse order of the general classification, starting from the last-placed rider to the leader of the GC. 2 results. He was immediately chased by Urán but Aru continued to build his gap. Giro D'Italia Ristorante #16 - 8740 Jane St., Vaughan, ON (905) 597-8225 Facebook Yelp Instagram TB Dine. ... Giro D'Italia Ristorante. The breakaway group was not allowed to build a large gap, however, as they were only allowed to build a maximum advantage of nearly three minutes. The climb is expected to test everyone, especially the GC contenders, as it is 10.4 kilometers long and it has an average gradient of 9 per cent. The climb is 9.2 kilometers long and it only averages 5.4 per cent. Welcome to Giro d'Italia, your Tour of Italy and its cuisine is about to begin! 13 Apr 2015 - 3:35pm. [27], The penultimate mountain stage of this year's Giro is expected to feature one of the final showdowns between the main GC contenders. With the chase being led by the sprinters' teams, the gap was down to around 30 seconds with around 25 kilometers left and with 20 kilometers left, the lead of the trio was down to 14 seconds. The break was not allowed to build a large gap, however, as the peloton only allowed them to have an advantage of around two and a half minutes before chasing them. Alberto Contador gets plenty of protection from his teammates on the final day. Christophe Ena/Associated Press . Landa's stage victory marked the first time that a rider won two stages in this year's Giro as the fifteen previous stages featured fifteen different winners. The riders finished scattered behind, shaking up the GC once more as Contador extended his lead over Aru to 2' 35" while Andrey Amador held on to his third place, 4' 19" behind in arrears. [30], The final mountain stage of the race decided the placings in the overall GC standings. The final 20 kilometers could blow some winds that may spark echelons on the peloton and rain may also be a factor on the stage, especially on the expected bunch sprint in the finale.[6][7]. Their advantage only reached around two minutes after 80 kilometers of racing, prompting Hesjedal to attack his breakaway companions on the first ascent to Aprica. Gilbert managed to stay up front to take his second win of this year's Giro with Bongiorno crossing the finish line 47 seconds behind. Landa would not be caught as he took his second successive stage victory, 38 seconds ahead of Kruijswijk and Contador with Amador's group finishing more than two minutes behind after distancing Hesjedal by a few meters. After the quartet were caught, AG2R La Mondiale riders, Axel Domont and Patrick Gretsch attacked as well but they were immediately caught by the Tinkoff–Saxo-led peloton. On the long descent, Contador set a fast pace, quickly followed by Kruijswijk and Landa.