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Giro d’Italia Stage 21 Full Results, Final GC, Report and Photos – Contador Triumphs, Hesjedal 5th Overall

by pedalmag.com
Contador [P] Cor Vos
May 31, 2015 (Milan, ITA) – Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo was untouchable as he claimed another Giro victory as the final Stage 21 finished in Milan today with Contador almost two minutes ahead of his closest rival Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team with Mikel Landa Meana (Esp) Astana Pro Team in third.

Ryder Hesjedal [P] Cor Vos
Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team), who won the Giro back in 2012, finished a strong 5th moving up over the final week from the mid-teens with two 2nd place podium efforts on Stages 19 and 20. Fellow Canuck Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale0 completed his first Giro ending up 113rd overall working for his team.

This is Contador’s third win at the Giro altho the record books disallowed his 2011 victory due to a positive test for Clenbuterol. He hopes to claim a grand tour double and win the Tour de France this July.

Keisse wins Stage 21 [P] Cor Vos
Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep won the final Stage 21 from Turin to Milan in a sprint against Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge as the two held off the charging pack at the finish. The win salvaged some pride for the Etixx-QuickStep squad who were shut out until the final stage. Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling was third.

Tinkoff-Saxo Report

Tinkoff-Saxo’s team captain Alberto Contador succeeded in what he set out to do: to win the 98th edition of Giro d’Italia! After 21 days of flat-out racing, in what many regard as the hardest Giro in recent times, Tinkoff-Saxo and Alberto Contador can celebrate the overall victory after a grand team effort. “This is a special win,” says Contador.

Contador at the finish of Stage 21 [P] Cor Vos

Crossing the line safely in Milan after a couple of hectic laps, Alberto Contador could finally receive the pink jersey that matters the most. Few moments later he lifted the iconic spiraling trophy with his name now engraved and added his name in the Grand Tour history once again. Turning his attention to the waiting press, the overall winner says:

“I thank the people of Italy for their affection. Everyone has been very special with me and I am very happy. During the three hard weeks of the Giro, everything imaginable has happened: I came here thinking about victory having prepared very carefully, but then I had my crash and a shoulder injury”, comments Alberto Contador and adds:

“There was the mythical climb of the Mortirolo, but then yesterday on the Colle delle Finestre I had bad legs. It has been a beautiful Giro, and a very special experience for me. I don’t know how long it will take to recover. I’m tired, and I know it will take time. It has been an emotional Giro for me. I’ve said it will be my last, but you never know. As we say in Spanish; never say never”.

Tinkoff-Saxo celebrates [P] Cor Vos

Taking extra precautions on the final lap in Milan, Alberto Contador crossed the line and claimed overall victory by a margin of 1’53” to Fabio Aru and 3’05” to Mikel Landa. Across the line, waiting for his champion, stood Tinkoff-Saxo Team Owner Oleg Tinkov, who congratulated his squad.

Oleg Tinkov [P] Cor Vos

“When I build my team, Tinkoff Credit Systems, back in 2007, I had the Giro in mind. I live in Italy much of the year and I love this country. And now we’ve won the entire Giro d’Italia with Alberto. It was very hard and I want to congratulate all the guys for their efforts during this race, which has definitely not been easy. They have sacrificed themselves for Alberto and guys like Rogers and Kreuziger put their own ambitions aside to support the captain,” says Oleg Tinkov, who adds:

“I’m very happy for Alberto and it’s a very great moment. Right now, we are the best and we’ve been very good here in May. Now we will celebrate and then turn our attention towards July to make sure that we will also be the best in Tour de France”.

Contador celebrates [P] Cor Vos

Tinkoff-Saxo’s Head Sports Director Steven de Jongh is not slow to point out the defining moments of Tinkoff-Saxo’s Giro d’Italia.

“If you ask me, there are four defining moments of this Giro d’Italia. The moment, where Tosatto gave his wheel to Alberto after the crash on stage 13 and the moment, where Ivan gave his wheel before Mortirolo. These are two examples that show the teamwork and carefully planned routines. Then there is Alberto’s performance on the time trial and finally his ride up Mortirolo,” notes Steven de Jongh, who adds about the general performance during the 21 tiring stages.

“Today the guys had a nice day at the front of the peloton, which is where they’ve been during the last 21 stage to secure Alberto’s win. To the boys I want to say ‘Chapeau’. I am really proud of them. Whatever I said to them, they executed the strategy on the road and it has simply been a pleasure to work with them. It has been a very, very hard Giro and with Alberto’s crash and injury it wasn’t made easier. Alberto is a great champion!”, finishes Steven de Jongh.

Results

1. Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step 4:18:37
2. Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
3. Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling   0:09
4. Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
5. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) TrekRacing
6. Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin
7. Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky
8. Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
9. Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
10. Elia Favilli (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
11. Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr
12. Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx – Quick-Step
13. Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
14. Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo – Vini Fantini
15. Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
16. Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast Pro Cycling
17. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida
18. Andrey Amador (Crc) Movistar Team
19. Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx – Quick-Step
20. Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
21. Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr
22. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling
23. Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
24. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
25. Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team
26. Mikel Landa Meana (Esp) Astana Pro Team
27. Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
28. Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr
29. Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp) Astana Pro Team
30. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
31. Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini
32. Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling
33. Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
34. Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team
35. Boy Van Poppel (Ned) TrekRacing
36. Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
37. Rick Flens (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
38. Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha
39. Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
40. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step
41. Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team
42. Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
43. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  0:18
44. Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo
45. Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
46. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo
47. Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
48. Marco Coledan (Ita) TrekRacing
49. Fabio Felline (Ita) TrekRacing
50. Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge
51. Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
52. Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
53. Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
54. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
55. Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
56. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal
57. Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal
58. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
59. Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  0:23
60. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  0:28
61. Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team
62. Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
63. Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  0:30
64. Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
65. Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
66. Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La Mondiale
67. Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
68. Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr
69. Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin
70. Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling
71. Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  0:38
72. Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  0:42
73. Sam Bewley (Nzl) Orica GreenEdge  0:45
74. David De La Cruz (Esp) Etixx – Quick-Step  0:49
75. Ruben Fernandez (Esp) Movistar Team
76. Ivan Basso (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  0:51
77. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
78. Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini
79. Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
80. Fabio Silvestre (Por) TrekRacing  0:56
81. Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  0:57
82. Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
83. Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini
84. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
85. Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
86. Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
87. Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
88. Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
89. Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
90. Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo
91. Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida
92. Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
93. Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha
94. Mikel Nieve (Esp) Team Sky
95. Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
96. Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
97. Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  1:06
98. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  1:13
99. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky
100. Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky   9
101. Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky  1:13
102. Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
103. Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  1:17
104. Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
105. Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
106. Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge
107. Ion Izagirre (Esp) Movistar Team
108. Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
109. Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF
110. Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
111. Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini
112. Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini
113. Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
114. Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
115. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo   9
116. Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  1:36
117. Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
118. Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  2:00
119. Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin  2:13
120. Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  2:20
121. Janier Acevedo (Col) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
122. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky
123. Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
124. Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr  2:23
125. Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team
126. Jesus Herrada (Esp) Movistar Team  2:27
127. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  2:44
128. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida
129. Benat Intxausti (Esp) Movistar Team
130. Igor Anton (Esp) Movistar Team
131. Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx – Quick-Step
132. Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
133. Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
134. Simone Stortoni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
135. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
136. Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida
137. Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
138. Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida
139. Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
140. Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal
141. Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF
142. Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr
143. Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) TrekRacing
144. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky
145. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha
146. Calvin Watson (Aus) TrekRacing
147. Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha
148. Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr
149. Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
150. Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
151. Caleb Fairly (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
152. Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr
153. Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr
154. Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli  2:57
155. Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  3:00
156. Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  3:42
157. Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  3:43
158. Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  4:24
159. Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) TrekRacing  4:50
160. Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  6:00
161. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
162. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  6:31
163. Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge

Final GC

1. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo 88:22:25
2. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  1:53
3. Mikel Landa Meana (Esp) Astana Pro Team  3:05
4. Andrey Amador (Crc) Movistar Team  8:10
5. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  9:52
6. Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 0:10:41
7. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:10:53
8. Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:12:08
9. Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:15:51
10. Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:16:14
11. Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:17:51
12. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:25:12
13. Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:28:05
14. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:28:26
15. Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:30:35
16. Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:40:36
17. Mikel Nieve (Esp) Team Sky 0:48:24
18. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:50:32
19. Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:03:38
20. Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 1:17:27
21. Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 1:19:27
22. Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF 1:21:38
23. Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:24:57
24. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1:30:49
25. Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:35:24
26. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 1:45:52
27. Ion Izagirre (Esp) Movistar Team 1:46:30
28. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:47:03
29. Benat Intxausti (Esp) Movistar Team 1:49:22
30. Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling 1:50:19
31. Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 1:53:39
32. Fabio Felline (Ita) TrekRacing 1:55:57
33. Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 2:11:06
34. David De La Cruz (Esp) Etixx – Quick-Step 2:15:27
35. Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp) Astana Pro Team 2:17:30
36. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 2:22:52
37. Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha 2:23:10
38. Igor Anton (Esp) Movistar Team 2:27:19
39. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2:30:21
40. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 2:39:20
41. Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky 2:39:28
42. Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:44:08
43. Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr 2:44:29
44. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 2:45:10
45. Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 2:45:21
46. Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 2:46:57
47. Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx – Quick-Step 2:48:49
48. Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 2:49:01
49. Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 2:51:45
50. Simone Stortoni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 2:51:48
51. Ivan Basso (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 2:52:16
52. Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team 2:53:04
53. Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 2:55:08
54. Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 3:01:35
55. Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge 3:01:37
56. Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 3:02:04
57. Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 3:05:25
58. Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 3:06:40
59. Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 3:09:32
60. Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF 3:12:36
61. Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 3:15:43
62. Ruben Fernandez (Esp) Movistar Team 3:18:16
63. Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 3:20:33
64. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 3:20:48
65. Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3:21:35
66. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:21:47
67. Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 3:23:43
68. Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky 3:30:11
69. Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling 3:31:24
70. Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 3:33:49
71. Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 3:34:29
72. Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 3:36:11
73. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 3:36:24
74. Jesus Herrada (Esp) Movistar Team 3:4 4
75. Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3:40:42
76. Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 3:43:59
77. Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal 3:49:51
78. Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 3:57:09
79. Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 3:58:14
80. Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 3:59:30
81. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 4:00:37
82. Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 4:00:50
83. Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 4:02:19
84. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 4:03:27
85. Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team 4:04:18
86. Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 4:06:57
87. Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 4:14:22
88. Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF 4:16:30
89. Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 4:16:52
90. Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal 4:20:23
91. Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida 4:20:33
92. Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge 4:20:38
93. Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 4:21:18
94. Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 4:25:13
95. Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 4:26:02
96. Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 4:26:32
97. Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 4:32:23
98. Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 4:33:17
99. Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 4:34:18
100. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF 4:34:27
101. Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 4:35:09
102. Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 4:35:43
103. Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr 4:37:05
104. Elia Favilli (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 4:4 4
105. Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4:42:01
106. Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 4:42:22
107. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 4:43:01
108. Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 4:46:51
109. Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 4:50:24
110. Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx – Quick-Step 4:52:39
111. Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha 4:54:31
112. Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 4:54:45
113. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 4:54:57
114. Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 5:00:19
115. Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 5:00:44
116. Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx – Quick-Step 5:01:14
117. Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) TrekRacing 5:02:43
118. Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 5:04:07
119. Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 5:07:22
120. Janier Acevedo (Col) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 5:09:07
121. Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 5:1 3
122. Sam Bewley (Nzl) Orica GreenEdge 5:10:21
123. Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 5:11:20
124. Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr 5:12:26
125. Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky 5:14:35
126. Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5:16:43
127. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 5:16:51
128. Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 5:18:55
129. Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 5:20:57
130. Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr 5:23:37
131. Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 5:24:22
132. Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha 5:26:12
133. Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5:26:53
134. Caleb Fairly (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 5:27:03
135. Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 5:3 9
136. Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 5:32:46
137. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) TrekRacing 5:33:26
138. Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin 5:34:36
139. Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli 5:35:03
140. Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 5:37:55
141. Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) TrekRacing 5:38:12
142. Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team 5:42:25
143. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky 5:42:37
144. Rick Flens (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 5:45:15
145. Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step 5:46:04
146. Boy Van Poppel (Ned) TrekRacing 5:48:23
147. Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr 5:48:41
148. Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 5:53:20
149. Fabio Silvestre (Por) TrekRacing 5:54:39
150. Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo – Vini Fantini 5:54:43
151. Calvin Watson (Aus) TrekRacing 5:56:12
152. Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 5:59:25
153. Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 6:0 8
154. Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 6:03:41
155. Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 6:06:50
156. Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin 6:09:33
157. Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast Pro Cycling 6:10:11
158. Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin 6:10:15
159. Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF 6:10:26
160. Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 6:13:16
161. Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 6:22:00
162. Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 6:33:40
163. Marco Coledan (Ita) TrekRacing 6:40:13

Points Classification
1. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) TrekRacing 181  pts
2. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 148
3. Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 147
4. Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky 144
5. Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF 127
6. Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step 98
7. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo 96
8. Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 92
9. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 83
10. Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin 78
11. Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 72
12. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 70
13. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 69
14. Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 67
15. Mikel Landa Meana (Esp) Astana Pro Team 64
16. Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 58
17. Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo – Vini Fantini 57
18. Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 56
19. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 55
20. Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha 53
21. Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 49
22. Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 48
23. Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 47
24. Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 43
25. Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 38
26. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 36
27. Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 34
28. Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 33
29. Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 33
30. Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 32
31. Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team 32
32. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 31
33. Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 30
34. Fabio Felline (Ita) TrekRacing 29
35. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 29
36. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 29
37. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF 27
38. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step 27
39. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 26
40. Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 26
41. Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 26
42. Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 24
43. Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 22
44. Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF 21
45. Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast Pro Cycling 21
46. Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli 20
47. Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 20
48. Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 20
49. Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 20
50. Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr 20
51. Benat Intxausti (Esp) Movistar Team 19
52. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 19
53. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 19
54. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 19
55. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 17
56. Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team 17
57. Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 17
58. Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling 16
59. Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 16
60. Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 15
61. Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 14
62. Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp) Astana Pro Team 14
63. Andrey Amador (Crc) Movistar Team 12
64. Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 12
65. Ion Izagirre (Esp) Movistar Team 11
66. Jesus Herrada (Esp) Movistar Team 11
67. Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 10
68. Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 10
69. Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9
70. Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 9
71. Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 9
72. Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 9
73. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky 9
74. Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 8
75. Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 8
76. Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 8
77. Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8
78. Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 7
79. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 7
80. Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 6
81. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal 6
82. Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge 6
83. David De La Cruz (Esp) Etixx – Quick-Step 5
84. Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha 5
85. Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) TrekRacing 5
86. Boy Van Poppel (Ned) TrekRacing 5
87. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 4
88. Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx – Quick-Step 4
89. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo 3
90. Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3
91. Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky 3
92. Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 3
93. Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 3
94. Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 3
95. Mikel Nieve (Esp) Team Sky 2
96. Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 2
97. Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 2
98. Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 2
99. Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team 1
100. Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 1
101. Ivan Basso (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 1
102. Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1
103. Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge 1
104. Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 1
105. Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 1
106. Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 1
107. Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 1
108. Marco Coledan (Ita) TrekRacing 1
109. Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
110. Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
111. Elia Favilli (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
112. Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
113. Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
114. Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr
115. Fabio Silvestre (Por) TrekRacing

Mountains Classification
1. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 125  pts
2. Mikel Landa Meana (Esp) Astana Pro Team 122
3. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 115
4. Benat Intxausti (Esp) Movistar Team 107
5. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 80
6. Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 75
7. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 70
8. Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 53
9. Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha 52
10. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo 51
11. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 41
12. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 36
13. Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF 35
14. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 33
15. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step 30
16. Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 28
17. Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 28
18. Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 24
19. Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge 18
20. Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 16
21. Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 15
22. Ruben Fernandez (Esp) Movistar Team 15
23. Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 15
24. Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 14
25. Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 14
26. David De La Cruz (Esp) Etixx – Quick-Step 14
27. Andrey Amador (Crc) Movistar Team 13
28. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 13
29. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 12
30. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 12
31. Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12
32. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 11
33. Jesus Herrada (Esp) Movistar Team 10
34. Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 8
35. Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8
36. Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 7
37. Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 6
38. Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp) Astana Pro Team 6
39. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 6
40. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 6
41. Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team 4
42. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 4
43. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 4
44. Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 3
45. Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 3
46. Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 3
47. Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3
48. Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 3
49. Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 3
50. Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF 2
51. Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2
52. Igor Anton (Esp) Movistar Team 2
53. Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky 2
54. Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 2
55. Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 2
56. Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 2
57. Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 2
58. Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step 2
59. Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1
60. Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team 1
61. Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1
62. Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 1
63. Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 1
64. Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1
65. Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal 1
66. Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 1
67. Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli 1

Sprint Classification
1. Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 54  pts
2. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 50
3. Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF 49
4. Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 36
5. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 28
6. Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 25
7. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 24
8. Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step 23
9. Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo – Vini Fantini 23
10. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) TrekRacing 22
11. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 21
12. Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli 20
13. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 18
14. Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 17
15. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 17
16. Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team 16
17. Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 13
18. Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 13
19. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 12
20. Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 12
21. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo 12
22. Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky 12
23. Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team 10
24. Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 10
25. Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 10
26. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF 10
27. Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team 10
28. Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 10
29. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 9
30. Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 9
31. Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 9
32. Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 9
33. Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast Pro Cycling 9
34. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 8
35. Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8
36. Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 8
37. Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 8
38. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 6
39. Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 6
40. Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 6
41. Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini 6
42. Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 6
43. Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 6
44. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 6
45. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 5
46. Jesus Herrada (Esp) Movistar Team 5
47. Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 5
48. Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 5
49. Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 4
50. Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 4
51. Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 4
52. Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 3
53. Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 3
54. Ion Izagirre (Esp) Movistar Team 3
55. Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling 3
56. Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha 3
57. Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 3
58. Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF 3
59. Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 3
60. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 3
61. Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 3
62. Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 3
63. Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 3
64. Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 3
65. Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 2
66. Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2
67. Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 2
68. Marco Coledan (Ita) TrekRacing 2
69. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1
70. Andrey Amador (Crc) Movistar Team 1
71. Benat Intxausti (Esp) Movistar Team 1
72. Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 1
73. Fabio Felline (Ita) TrekRacing 1
74. Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge 1
75. Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 1
76. Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1
77. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 1
78. Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF 1
79. Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) TrekRacing 1
80. Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1





1 Comments For This Post

  1. SAG, Quebec, Canada says:

    How can you watch the 2015 Giro and not be thrilled by the gritty and classy riding of Canadian Ryder Hesjadel? His final placing may not have been on the podium but that doesn’t reflect just how impressive his aggressive efforts were.

    The Canadian should get a special mention for frankly just going gung-ho in the final week and leaving all he had out on the mountains, as he chased stage wins and a higher place in the GC.

    Hesjedal was the highlight of the third week, moving from 20th to 5th place, leapfrogging many riders, a true joy to watch.

    Hesjedal – Giro Legacy: Ryder Hesjedal is already a Giro legend for his thrilling back-and-forth battle with Joaquim Rodriguez to win the 2012 edition, but with his 2014 and especially this 2015 fighting performances, he’s become one of the most notable Giro racers of the decade. In the final week, Ryder rode with élan, always on the attack, clawing his way up the GC. After the second rest day, he rose from 13th to 5th in five stages to match his second best Grand Tour result of 5th in the 2010 Tour de France. The two consecutive runner-up spots to Aru on the last mountain days frustrated him, but they also bounced him up the GC to 5th.

    Certainly Hesjedal animated the race in the final week and showed that he is among the best, together with Contador, Landa and Aru. The fact that it took some time for him to get into top form (or was it just bad luck that first week?) might make him a serious contender’s for the Dauphine or Suisse. Remember Kelderman impressed in the Dauphine after a strong Giro.

    Ryder Hesjedal deserved a stage win – If you look at Ryder Hesjedal’s progress through the general classification in this year’s Giro there’s a very clear trend. He finished the stage 1 TTT in 133rd place, moved to 70th on stage 2, up to 49th on stage 3, 30th on stage 4 and kept improving from there. The stage 14 ITT pushed the 2012 Giro winner up into 15th ahead of the final week, and it was in this final week that the Canadian really came to the fore. He improved his standing on five of the last seven stages, moving up to fifth overall by the time the race finished in Milan. And as great as his overall result was, it was the way Hesjedal rode in the final week that was most impressive. He was in the day-long breakaway on a mountainous stage 16 before attacking solo with 80km to go, building a lead of two minutes. He was caught before the hardest climb in the race, the Passo del Mortirolo, but battled his way up to finish sixth. On stage 18 Hesjedal put in another stirling ride to catch Alberto Contador on the Monte Ologno climb and gained some time in the process. On stage 19 he took a spirited second-place finish on the summit finish to Cervinia, with only Fabio Aru ahead of him.That feat would be repeated the following day on Sestriere when Hesjedal again rode aggressively to take more time on his GC rivals and move to fifth overall. Hesjedal didn’t win a stage in the end but he certainly deserved to. His tenacious spirit throughout the race — particularly in the third week — won him plenty of admirers.

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