Peter Sagan Takes his Second Win for the 2013 Tour de Suisse
Peter Sagan (Cannondale) shot into winning stage 8 at the 2013 Tour de Suisse on Saturday. At 2 km to go, Cannondale began the train to sling Sagan, the up and coming super star, into victory. Sagan took the win while Daniele Bennati (Saxo-Tinkoff) trailed into second and World Champion, Philippe Gilbert (BMC), third.
Sagan is also crowned as the sprint leader going into the final stage
Rui Costa Wins Stage 7 and Moves up to Second in the GC
Mathias Frank Holds Onto the Yellow Jersey
After a daring break away on a twisting descent of the final climb, Rui Costa (Movistar) won stage 7 at the Tour de Suisse on Friday.
Nearly 11 minute Gap to the Peloton
Mathias Frank Holds Onto Yellow Jersey
10 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team GreenEdge 0:01:42
1 KRISTOFF Alexander KAT NOR 00"
2 SAGAN Peter CAN SVK ' '
3 DEMARE Arnaud FDJ FRA ' '
4 BRESCHEL Matti TST DEN ' '
5 HAUSSLER Heinrich IAM AUS ' '
6 GOSS Matthew Harley OGE AUS ' '
7 CIMOLAI Davide LAM ITA ' '
8 GUARNIERI Jacopo AST ITA ' '
9 VAN POPPEL Boy VCD NED ' '
10 IMPEY Daryl OGE RSA ' '
1 FRANK Mathias BMC SUI 15h56'30" 00"
2 KREUZIGER Roman TST CZE 15h56'53" 23"
3 COSTA Rui Alberto MOV POR 15h57'05" 35"
4 PINOT Thibaut FDJ FRA 15h57'27" 57"
5 MOLLEMA Bauke BLA NED 15h57'38" 01'08"
6 MARTIN Daniel GRS IRL 15h57'53" 01'23"
7 KANGERT Tanel AST EST 15h57'56" 01'26"
8 PERAUD Jean ChristopheALM FRA 15h57'58" 01'28"
9 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC USA 15h58'09" 01'39"
10 MEYER Cameron OGE AUS 15h58'12
Arnaud Demare Wins Stage Four of the 2013 Tour of Switzerland
Matthias Frank Maintains His Lead in the GC
Arnaud Demare (FDJ) won the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse on Tuesday.
Peter Sagan Wins Stage 3 and Mathias Frank Takes the Overall Lead of
Tour of Switzerland
Peter Sagan (Cannondale) escaped on the wet final descent and won the third stage of the Tour de Suisse. The 3rd stage win of the 2013 Tour de Suisse makes the 50th UCI win for this 23 year old former junior world bike champion. Out of the final four man break, second place went to Rui Costa (Movistar) and third to Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff). The fourth man in the group, Mathias Frank (BMC), moved up into leading the general classification.
Cameron Meyer Hangs onto his Yellow Jersey by Three Seconds
Cameron Meyer, the Australia, Wears the Yellow Jersey After the Prologue of the Tour de Switzerland 2013
Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge) took victory on stage 1 of the Tour of Switzerland- a 8.1km time trial course around Quinto. Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) came in second, 10 seconds back. Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling), trailed in third.
Mark Cavendish Wins Stage 21 and Makes History
Vincenzo Nibali Wins the Gold Crown of the 2013 Giro d'Italia
When Mark Cavendish won stage 21, he claimed his fifth win in the 2013 Giro d'Italia. He also joined Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Laurent Jalabert, Eddy Merckx and Alessandro Petacchi as one of only five riders to claim the points classification jersey in all three grand tours. Cavendish, the Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider, claimed the points classification jersey in the 2010 Vuelta a España and 2011 Tour de France.
The Italian home favorite, Vincenzo Nibali of the Astana team, won the overall general classification four minutes 43 seconds ahead of Team
Sky's Colombian rider Rigoberto Urán. Cadel Evans of BMC racing came in at third, over a minute behind Urán.
Carlos Bentancur won the best young rider classification. Stefano Pirazzi won the mountains classification winner.
Coming into stage 21, Cavendish was 11 points short to Nibali for the points classification. On the first sprint of the day, Cavendish won eight points. When he won the second sprint, Cavendish secured his points classfication win.
The race ended on a 4.6 km course that the peloton circled around seven times. Tight, twisting roads with 90 degree turns made it a fast technical course that Team Astana kept single file to ensure no one got away and Nibali's pink jersey was secured.
While Cavendish won points classification and Nibali won the the Giro d'Italia crown, the two will be written into cycling history as some of the great riders on bicycles.
May 26, 2013: Giro d'Italia - Stage 21: Riese Pio X - Brescia, Italy (197 km)
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Omega Pharma-QuickStep 05:30:09
2 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Cannondale Pro Cycling
4 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Leopard
5 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano
6 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida
7 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
8 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R-La Mondiale
9 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Team Movistar
10 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team
11 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team GreenEdge
12 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Team Movistar
13 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi
14 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team Garmin-Sharp
15 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
16 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia
17 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
18 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
19 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
20 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Team Omega Pharma-QuickStep
21 Dominique Rollin (Can) Team FDJ
22 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano
23 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano
24 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
25 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia
26 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky Procycling
27 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
28 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
29 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R-La Mondiale
30 Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
Final overall 2013 Giro d'Italia rankings:
1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Pro Team Astana 89:53:28
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Team Sky Procycling 0:04:43
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:05:52
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:06:48
5 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R-La Mondiale 0:07:28
6 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:07:43
7 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:08:09
8 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Team Movistar 0:10:26
9 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:10:32
10 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R-La Mondiale 0:10:59
11 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:11:35
12 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:12:13
13 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:12:55
14 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:12:57
15 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack-Leopard 0:14:27
16 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky Procycling 0:18:19
17 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:20:18
18 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia 0:28:56
19 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Team Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:30:56
20 Francis Mourey (Fra) Team FDJ 0:32:22
21 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:33:20
22 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:37:14
23 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:38:09
24 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:40:23
25 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Team Movistar 0:40:34
26 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:42:36
27 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:44:17
28 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia 0:47:37
29 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:54:29
30 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:56:52
31 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:58:21
32 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale 1:02:05
33 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:07:21
34 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:10:16
35 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Team Movistar 1:10:47
36 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Leopard 1:12:10
37 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky Procycling 1:13:17
38 Pieter Weening (Ned) Team GreenEdge 1:17:18
39 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Pro Team Astana 1:18:46
40 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 1:20:46
41 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 1:22:00
42 Fabio Aru (Ita) Pro Team Astana 1:24:53
43 Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1:30:59
44 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 1:33:42
45 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 1:34:47
46 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia 1:35:37
47 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Movistar 1:36:00
48 Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 1:38:38
49 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Sharp 1:39:17
50 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 1:39:22
Two and a half kilometers to go, as the grade increased to 18 %, Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) went to the front and rode away. In the sleek, icey snow he crossed the line solo and won stage 20 from Silandro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Nibali secured his win with nearly a five minute lead. Riding up the mountain in the snow, Fabio Duarte (Team Colombian) came in second, 17 seconds back and Rigoberto Uran (Team SKY) third, 19 seconds back. Cadel Evans (BMC) fell a minute back and was pushed down to third place in the GC while Uran climbed into second.
Early on, a break of four riders built up a lead of more than 8 minutes. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol), Giairo Ermeti (Androni Giocattoli), Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack-Leopard) and Pavel Brutt (Katusha) worked together to break away from the peloton.
When the peloton decided to bring them in, the gap went down to two and a half minutes with 24 km to go. Soon they were caught. As the weather got colder and the snow started to fill the roads, the remaining kilometers became a race of attrition.
The three-man all-Colombian group of Rigoberto Urán (Team Sky), Carlos Betancur (AG2R La Mondiale) and Fabio Duarte (Colombia) managed to follow Nibali’s initial acceleration but on his second acceleration, Nibali showed his champion body and rode away to cross the line as the champion of the stage. This final mountain stage also secured him as the 2013 winner of the Giro d'Italia.
1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 5hr 27min 41sec
2. Fabio Duarte (COL/COL) at 17sec
3. Rigoberto Uran (COL/SKY) 19
4. Carlos Betancur (COL/ALM) 21
5. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 44
6. Franco Pellizotti (ITA/AND) 48
7. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 54
8. Damiano Caruso (ITA/CAN) 58
9. Darwin Atapuma (COL/COL) 1:00
10. Rafal Majka (POL/TST) 1:04
14. Cadel Evans (AUS/BMC) 1:30
1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 79hr 23min 19sec
2. Rigoberto Uran (COL/SKY) at 4min 43sec
3. Cadel Evans (AUS/BMC) 5:52
4. Michele Scarponi (ITA/LAM) 6:48
5. Carlos Betancur (COL/ALM) 7:28
6. Przemyslaw Niemiec (POL/LAM) 7:43
7. Rafal Majka (POL/TST) 8:09
8. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 10:26
9. Mauro Santambrogio (ITA/VIN) 10:32
10. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 10:59