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2012 Giro D'Italia: Stage 11

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Stage 11, May 16: Assisi - Montecatini Terme, 255 km

Stage 11 finish

The Race: Manuele Boaro was the final member of the day's break to be sucked up by a peloton determined to have a sprint finish. From that point with about 14 kilometers to go, the attacks kept going off the front, but the relentless pack was having none of it. There was a final hard right-hand corner before the finishing straight. Colnago-CSF's sprinter Sacha Modolo was near the front when he slid in the corner, taking out several riders, including some of Team Sky's leadout train. That left Cavendish with a big gap to close, which he couldn't do. Roberto Ferrari, the rider notorious for causing the big crash in stage 3, was clearly the fastest rider left upright.


  1. Roberto Ferrari (Androni Giocattoli) 6hr 49min 5sec. 37.840 km/hr
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  3. Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)) s.t.
  4. Tomas Vaitkus (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  5. Mark Cavendish (Sky) s.t.
  6. Manuel Belletti (Ag2r) s.t.
  7. Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  8. Daniel Schorn (NetApp) s.t.
  9. Arnaud Demare (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  10. Danilo Wyss (BMC) s.t.
  11. Geoffrey Soupe (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  12. Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) s.t.
  13. Nikolas Maes (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  14. Geraint Thmoas (Sky) s.t.
  15. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  16. Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  17. Mark Renshaw (Rabobank) s.t.
  18. Mirko Selvaggi (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  19. Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  20. Julien Vermote (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  21. Kevin Seeldrayers (Astana) s.t.
  22. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  23. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  24. Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  25. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) s.t.
  26. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  27. Peter Kennaugh (Sky)s.t.
  28. Marco Pinotti (BMC) s.t.
  29. Francis De Greef (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  30. Bart De Clercq (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  31. Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp) s.t.
  32. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) s.t.
  33. Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) s.t.
  34. Sebastien Rosseler (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  35. Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  36. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  37. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  38. Juan José Oroz (Euskaltel) s.t.
  39. Volodymir Gustov (Saxo) s.t.
  40. Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  41. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) s.t.
  42. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) s.t.
  43. Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) s.t.
  44. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) s.t.
  45. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  46. Oscar Gatto (Farnese Vini) s.t.
  47. Pier Paolo de Negri (Farnese Vini) s.t.
  48. Elia Favilli (Farnese Vini) s.t.
  49. Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre) s.t.
  50. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) s.t.
  51. Andreas Dietziker (NetApp) s.t.

GC after Stage 11:

  1. Pink Jersey Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) 47hr 16min 39sec
  2. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 17sec
  3. Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) @ 32sec
  4. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) @ 52sec
  5. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  6. Ivan Basso (liquigas) @ 57sec
  7. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) @ 1min 2sec
  8. Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1min 3sec
  9. Eros Capecchi (Liquigas) @ 1min 9sec
  10. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 1min 10sec
  11. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) @ 1min 11sec
  12. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF) @ 1min 12sec
  13. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 1min 27sec
  14. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 1min 37sec
  15. Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp) @ 1min 48sec
  16. Sergio Pardilla (Movistar) @ 1min 51sec
  17. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) @ 1min 53sec
  18. Johann Tschopp (BMC) @ 2min 2sec
  19. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 2min 3sec
  20. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 5sec
  21. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 2min 6sec
  22. Marco Pinotti (BMC) @ 2min 9sec
  23. Frank Schleck (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 2min 11sec
  24. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 2min 11sec
  25. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 2min 16sec
  26. Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 2min 28sec
  27. Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) @ 2min 43sec
  28. Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) @ 2min 47sec
  29. John Gadret (Ag2r) @ 2min 55sec
  30. Giuanluca Brambilla (Colnago-CSF) @ 2min 58sec
  31. Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil) @ 3min 3sec
  32. José Rujano (Androni Giocattoli) @ 3min 5sec
  33. Juan Mauel Garate (Rabobank) @ 3min 8sec
  34. Kevin Seeldrayers (Astana) s.t.
  35. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 3min 35sec
  36. Bart De Clercq (Lotto-Belisol) @ 3min 45sec
  37. Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 4min 1sec
  38. Francis De Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 10sec
  39. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  40. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 4min 16sec
  41. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 4min 27sec
  42. Diego Ulissi (Lampre) @ 4min 47sec
  43. Volodymir Gustov (Saxo) @ 4min 51sec
  44. Grischa Niermann (Rabobank) @ 5min 3sec
  45. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) @ 7min 8sec
  46. Carlos José Ochoa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 8min 45sec
  47. Thomas Rohregger (Radi Shack-Nissan) @ 8min 49sec
  48. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 9min 26sec
  49. Jon Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 9min 37sec
  50. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre) @ 10min 12sec

Points Competition

  1. Red jersey Mark Cavendish (Sky): 77 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 65
  3. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha): 55
  4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF) : 49
  5. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli): 36

Climbers' Competition

  1. Blue Jersey Miguel Angel Rubiano (Andorni Giocattoli): 24 points
  2. Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 16
  3. Paolo Tiralongo (Astana): 9
  4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF): 9
  5. Cesare Benedetti (NetApp): 7

Young Rider

  1. White jersey Damiano Caruso (Liquigas): 47hr 17min 41sec
  2. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 8sec
  3. Sergio Henao (sky) @ 25sec
  4. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 1min 1sec
  5. Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) @ 1min 41sec

Stage 11 map and profile

Stage 11 map

Stage 11 map

Stage 11 profile

Stage 11 profile

Photos from Stage 11:

Team Sky

Team Sky worked hard all day policing the peloton for Mark Cavendish

Joaquin Rodriguez

Joaquin Rodriguez successfully defended his leadership today.

Manuele Boaro

Manuele Boaro took off late in the stage and looked good for a while, but was caught well before the end.

Ivan Basso

Ivan Basso after the stage. So far he's been able to stay out of trouble.

Mario Cipollini

Mario Cipollini (who holds the absolute record for career Giro stage wins) was there.

Roberto Ferrari

Mark Cavendish was demanding Androni Giocattoli send Ferrari home after causing the crash in Denmark. Here's why they kept him in the race.

Rodriguez and Martini

Joaquin Rodriguez shakes hands with a genuine cycling legend, Alfredo Martini (rode for Bianchi in 1941, for gosh sakes!).