Giro 2: VIVA Viviani!

Embedded image permalinkBreak-away: Frapporti, Owsian, Zhupa, Berlato and Lindeman. They get till 9'. Caught  on the street of Genova.
Crash. Another crash: the peloton split. Pozzovivo and Van Den Broeck, are behind, they have to chase and mange to come back. Pieter Serry abandones.
Bunch sprint. A long last km slightly uphill. A wonderful, incredible, amazing sprint by Elia Viviani who gets off Hofland's wheel at the last minute.
Nizzolo was on Matthew's wheel: the wrong one.

Elia Viviani:
"It's incredible. This year I'm with a new team and with a new motivation. We are here to do a good GC with Richie and to win the Giro with him. That means I don't have as many guys for the final, but as you saw today the guys did a perfect job for Richie and also for me. In the last 3km Salvatore Puccio and Bernie (Eisel) were there for me. They did incredible work.
I saw Hofland win last week in Yorkshire and today when I saw him sprint I thought he would be a good guy to follow. Greipel started the sprint from a long way, but I knew the road went up and I waited for the right moment to start my sprint. I'm really, really happy."
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Eugenio Alafaci:
"Se becco quella testa di cazzo che ha avuto la brillante idea di buttarsi in gruppo con la fixbike a 10km dall arrivo facendoci cadere....😠😠"[If I catch that dickhead who had the briliant idea to jump into the peloton with a fixbike 10 km to go making us crash...]

Michael Matthews:
“It’s an honour to be back in the pink jersey. I didn’t quite have the legs to go with the pure sprinters in the final but it was our goal to keep the pink jersey as long as possible and we have achieved it for two days now.
Embedded image permalinkTo do it a second time is even more special and I can’t thank my team enough for their work.
It was always the plan for me to go for the sprint today and take the jersey and after the stage Simon said he had a really nice day in jersey but he is happy for me take it now.”


1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky
2 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
3 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
4 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin
5 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
7 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
Embedded image permalink8 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
9 Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
10 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 4:32:44
2 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
3 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
4 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:07
6 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo
7 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo
8 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
9 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo
10 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
11 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
12 Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team
13 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
14 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
15 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team
16 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
17 Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky 0:00:17  
18 Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:19
19 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step
20 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
21 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
22 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:21
23 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team
24 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team
25 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
26 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:25
27 Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling
28 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
29 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
30 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
31 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
32 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
33 Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:26
34 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr
35 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr
36 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr
37 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 0:00:27  
38 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
39 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky
40 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky
41 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky
42 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha
43 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky
44 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
45 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky
46 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha
47 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:29
48 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal
49 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
50 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
51 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:30
52 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:36  
53 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
54 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:00:37
55 Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF
56 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF
57 Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:40
58 Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:00:45
59 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
60 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
61 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
62 Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:48
63 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
64 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:49
65 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:50
66 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 0:00:52
67 Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling
68 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
69 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
70 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:53
71 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
72 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
73 Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
74 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:56
75 Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:00:57
76 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
77 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
78 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:01:00
79 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:03
80 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
81 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky 0:01:06
82 Ivan Basso (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:12
83 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:15
84 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:16
85 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:01:22
86 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:24
87 Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:26
88 Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 0:01:27
89 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:28
90 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:30
91 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team
92 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:01:34
93 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team
94 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team
95 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr 0:01:35
96 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:36
97 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:46
98 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
99 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF
100 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF
101 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF
102 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:47
103 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:50
104 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal
105 Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:01:52
106 Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:01:54
107 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
108 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:57  
109 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:02:06
110 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 0:02:08
111 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida
112 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida
113 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
114 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida
115 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:12
116 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 0:02:13
117 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:16
118 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:02:23
119 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 0:02:32
120 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:02:38
121 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:02:46
122 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 0:02:52
123 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:02:57
124 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:03:07
125 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing 0:03:20
126 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:03:22
127 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
128 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:26
129 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:33
130 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:03:40
131 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:03:46
132 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:03:49
133 Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:03:51
134 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
135 Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:03:52
136 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge 0:03:57
137 Caleb Fairly (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:04:04
138 Janier Acevedo (Col) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:08
139 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:04:12
140 Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
141 Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:13
142 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:14
143 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:04:15
144 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:25
145 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing 0:04:27
146 Gang Xu (Chn) Lampre-Merida 0:04:30
147 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:04:36
148 Elia Favilli (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 0:04:37
149 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:04:40
150 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:04:42
151 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge 0:04:43
152 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:04:49
153 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:04:50
154 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:04:56
155 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:04:59
156 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky
157 Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:04
158 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:05:09
159 Rick Flens (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:05:19
160 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:31
161 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
162 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale
163 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:05:33
164 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:05:36
165 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
166 Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:05:40
167 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:05:41
168 Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli 0:05:46
169 Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:05:51
170 Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:05:52
171 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:05:53
172 Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:06:41
173 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06:43
174 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
175 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06:46
176 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:07:00
177 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:07:06
178 Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast Pro Cycling 0:07:09
179 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:07:23
180 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:07:51
181 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal 0:08:11
182 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:08:37
183 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:02
184 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:10:44
185 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:11:57
186 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:12:06
187 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:12:39
188 Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:13:26
189 Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 0:13:27
190 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr 0:13:29
191 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:13:42
192 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 0:14:28
193 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:14:37
194 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling 0:16:48
195 Manabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:25:49
Blue jersey
Bertjan Lindeman

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