Giro D’italia 2011
May 14, 2011 by staff
Giro D’italia 2011, Gatto, 26, won his first Tour stage win is always great after breaking clear of the bunch in the closing two kilometers of the stage of 217 kilometers. Gatto victory was both the biggest of his career and also Sottoli Farnese Vini-Neri, the Italian team whose career proContinental license is registered, bizzarely, North Finchley, London.
On a day that was marked as one of the few sprinters who have predicted Gatto and Contador took first and second on the podium. Although Alessandro Petacchi, the Italian sprinter, have been included in their minds. Pieter Weening, Rabobank Dutch pilot, kept the pink jersey, the leader’s pink jersey, but may lose the race on Sunday, hand in hand Etna, the volcano erupted briefly this week after Contador took 17 seconds of him in the general classification.
“I felt good and was a good opportunity to get a head a few seconds, so I took it,” said Contador after. Russell Downing, the pilot of the Sky Team and the Grand Tour debut, finished in the No. 13 just five seconds of Gatto and Contador, winner of five Tours de cola, while team-mate Peter Kennaugh is 49th overall.
Giro d’Italia details The eighth stage Sapri – Tropea, 217 km, 1. Oscar Gatto (Ita – Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli) four hours and 59 minutes and 45 seconds, 2. Alberto Contador (Spa – Saxo Bank, SunGard) at the same time, 3. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita – Lampre-ISD) 5secs, 4. Alexander Kristoff (Nor – BMC Racing) s.t., 5. Roberto Ferrari (Ita – Androni Giocattoli) st, 6. Appollonio Davide (Ita – Sky Team) s.t., 7. Francisco Alberdi (Spa – Movistar) s.t., 8. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita – Ag2r-La Mondiale) st, 9. Christophe Le Mevel (Fra – Garmin-Cervelo) st, 10. Klaas Lodewyck (Bel – Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
Selected others: 13. Russell Downing (GB – Sky Team) st, 46. Mark Cavendish (GB – HTC-Highroad) s.t., 112. Adam Blythe (GB – Omega Pharma-Lotto) 1min 22secs, 140. Peter Kennaugh (GB – Sky Team) 1min 24secs, 173. Philip Deignan (Irl – RadioShack) 18secs 2 minutes, 189. David Millar (GB – Garmin-Cervelo) 4mins 45secs.
General overall standings: 1. Pieter Weening (Hol – Rabobank) 28hrs 9mins 49secs 2. Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR – HTC-Highroad) 2secs, 3. Marco Pinotti (Ita – HTC-Highroad) s.t., 4. Christophe Le Mevel (Fra – Garmin-Cervelo) 5secs, 5. Alberto Contador (Spa – SunGard Saxo Bank) 13secs, 6. Michele Scarponi (Ita – Lampre-ISD) 14secs, 7. Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa – Movistar) 22secs, 8. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita – Liquigas-Cannondale) 24secs, 9. Kruijswijk Steven (Hol – Rabobank) 28secs, 10. Jose Perez (Col – Androni Giocattoli) 33secs.
Selected others: 49. Peter Kennaugh (GB – Sky Team) 9mins 44secs, 94. David Millar (GB – Garmin-Cervelo) 24mins 18secs, 131. Russell Downing (GB – Sky Team) 36mins 1 sec, 148. Philip Deignan (Irl – RadioShack) 41mins 20secs, 168. Mark Cavendish (GB – HTC-Highroad) 50 minutes 18secs 112. Adam Blythe (GB – Omega Pharma-Lotto) 6mins 36secs 1 hour.
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