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2013 Giro D'Italia: Stage 14

Results, map, stage profile, summary and photos

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Back to 2013 Giro page | Photos from stage 14 (posted below results and stage maps)

Stage 14, Saturday, May 18: Cervere - Bardonecchia, 168 181 km

climbsRated Ascents:

Stage 14 finish

The Race: Stage 14's much anticipated climb to Sestriere was cancelled because of snow. Race director Mauro Vegna announced that the day's grand finale, the climb to Bardonecchia would remain. The new route took a different road from Pinerolo to Oulx, going along the Val di Susa and bypassing Sestriere. It rejoined the planned route at Oulx. This lengthened the stage by 13km, making it 181km.

Bad weather has plagued this year's Giro, and tomorrow's Stage 15 climbs of Mt. Cenis and the Galibier have also been removed.

So far 25 riders have retired from this year's Giro.

On the Bardonecchia this morning it is cold (7-12C) and sleeting and the riders were hit with heavy rain as the stage started. That didn't stop four riders (Sonny Colbrelli, Luca Paolini, Matteo Trentin and Daniele Pietropolli) from rolling away from the pack. The lead grew to almost ten minutes but with 45 km to go the pack started to eat into the gap. For most of the race the television relay helicopters were grounded so no live television transmission was available.

With 30 km remaining the gap was 6min 50sec and at the 15 km mark the lead was down to 5min with Trentin unable to stay with the other three.

With a kilometer and a half to go, the leaders' gap was down to just 43 seconds.

Out of the fog near the finish a surprise, Vincenzo Nibali and Mauro Santambrogio had dropped everyone and caught the break. Santambrogio got the stage (Nibali didn't contest the sprint) and Nibali cemented his hold on the lead.



  1. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) 4hr 42min 55sec
  2. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) s.t.
  3. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 9sec
  4. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 26sec
  5. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 30sec
  6. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 33sec
  7. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r) s.t.
  8. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) s.t.
  9. Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) @ 55sec
  10. Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) @ 58sec
  11. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 59sec
  12. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  13. Franco Pellizotti (Andorni Giocattoli) @ 1min 4sec
  14. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1min 8sec
  15. Prezmyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  16. Andres Duarte (Colombia) @ 1min 15sec
  17. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) @ 1min 24sec
  18. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) @ 1min 28sec
  19. Luca Paolini (Katusha) @ 1min 41sec
  20. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 1min 48sec
  21. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 2min 16sec
  22. Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) @ 2min 32sec
  23. Danilo Di Luca (Vini Fantini) @ 2min 40sec
  24. Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre-Merida) @ 2min 53sec
  25. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 3min 21sec
  26. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) s.t.
  27. Eros Capecchi (Movistar) s.t.
  28. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 3min 25sec
  29. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) @ 3min 39sec
  30. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 1sec
  31. José Rodolfo Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 4min 5sec
  32. Juan Manuel Garate (Blanco) @ 4min 16sec
  33. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) s.t.
  34. Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco) s.t.
  35. Robert Gesink (Blanco) s.t.
  36. Francis Mourey (Blanco) s.t.
  37. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  38. Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  39. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) s.t.
  40. José Herrada (Movistar) s.t.
  41. Francis de Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 30sec
  42. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) @ 4min 58sec
  43. Fabio Aru (Astana) s.t.
  44. Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia) @ 5min 18sec
  45. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 43sec
  46. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  47. Dario Cataldo (Sky) @ 5min 50sec
  48. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  49. Emanuele Sella (Andorni Giocattoli) @ 6min 18sec
  50. Ben Gastauer (Ag2r) @ 6min 24sec

GC after Stage 14:

  1. mglia rosa Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) 57hr 20min 52sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 26sec
  3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 2min 46sec
  4. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) @ 2min 47sec
  5. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) @ 3min 53sec
  6. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) @ 4min 55sec
  7. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r) @ 5min 2sec
  8. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 5min 32sec
  9. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 5min 39sec
  10. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) @ 5min 41sec
  11. Robert Gesink (Blanco) @ 6min 40sec
  12. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) @ 6min 42sec
  13. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 7min 6sec
  14. Yury Torfimov (Katusha) @ 7min 19sec
  15. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 7min 36sec
  16. Franco Pellizotti (Andorni Giocattoli) @ 8min 11sec
  17. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 8min 24sec
  18. Daniano Caruso (Cannondale) @ 9min 53sec
  19. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 13min 23sec
  20. Danilo Di Luca (Vini Fantini) @ 14min 29sec
  21. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 14min 36sec
  22. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  23. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 16min 25sec
  24. Francis de Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 16min 44sec
  25. José Rodolfo Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 19min 37sec
  26. Steven Kruijswijk (BLanco) @ 21min 49sec
  27. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 22min 25sec
  28. Francis Mourey (FDJ) @ 22min 44sec
  29. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) @ 28min 1sec
  30. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 29min 50sec
  31. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) @ 30min 1sec
  32. José Herrada (Movistar) @ 32min 1sec
  33. Andres Duarte (Colombia) @ 34min 2sec
  34. Juan Manuel Garate (Blanco) @ 38min 35sec
  35. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 39min 20sec
  36. Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) @ 40min 26sec
  37. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 40min 41sec
  38. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) @ 43min 56sec
  39. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky) @ 46min 21sec
  40. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 46min 28sec
  41. Petr Ignatenko (Katusha) @ 46min 56sec
  42. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 47min 6sec
  43. Luca Paolini (Katusha) @ 49 18sec
  44. Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia) @ 49min 50sec
  45. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 53min 55sec
  46. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) @ 56min 25sec
  47. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) @ 58min 3sec
  48. Jackson Rodriguez (Andorni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 0min 41sec
  49. Emanuele Sella (Andorni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 1min 12sec
  50. Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF) @ 1hr 1min 54sec

Points Competition:

  1. Red Jersey Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 109 points
  2. Cadel evans (BMC): 83
  3. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini): 77
  4. Elia Viviani (Canondale): 72
  5. Rigoberto Uran (Sky): 65

Climber's Competition:

  1. Blue Jersey Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF): 47 points
  2. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli): 26
  3. Robinson Chalapud (Colombia): 23
  4. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini): 18
  5. Maxim Belkov (Katusha): 18

Young Rider:

  1. White Jersey Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) 57hr 26min 24sec
  2. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 7sec
  3. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 7min 51sec
  4. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 10min 53sec
  5. Diego Rosa (andorni Giocattoli) @ 24min 18sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 171hr 36min 21sec
  2. Blanco @ 7min 2sec
  3. Lampre-Merida @ 7min 15sec
  4. Astana @ 10min 59sec
  5. Movistar @ 11min 48sec

Stage 14 map

Stage 14 map as planned, but not as ridden with the Sestriere climb removed.

Stage 14 profile

Stage 14 profile as ridden, after Sestriere ascent was removed

Stage 14 photos:

Luca Paolini leads the break

Luca Paolini leads the day's break

Christian Knees

Christian Knees leads


Dreadful conditions today...

Foggy ascent

A foggy ascent

Vincenzo Nibali and Mauro Santambrogio

Vincenzo attacks on the Jafferau with Mauro Santambrogio on his wheel

Carlos Alberto Betancur

Carlos Alberto Betancur can't go with the move.

Cadel evans

Cadel Evans kept his second place, but lost time to Nibali.

Rigoberto Uran

Sky's new Giro leader, Rigoberto Uran

Samuel Sanchez

Samuel Sanchez

Rafal Majka

Young Rider classification leader Rafal Majka

Danilo Di luca

Danilo Di Luca

Franco pellizotti

Franco Pellizotti

Benat Intxausti

Benat Intxausti

Tanel kangert

Tanel Kangert

Daniel oss

Daniel Oss

Fabio Felline

Fabio Felline. Does he really think those shoes go with that kit?

Stefano Garzelli

2000 Giro winner Stefano Garzelli.

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish

Sergio Henao

Sergio Henao

tom Danielson

Tom Danielson

Francis De Greef

Francis de Greef

Danny Pate

Danny Pate

Pack ascends

The pack ascends.

Vincenzo Nibali

This picture about sums it up. Nibali has to look back to see his competition. Nearest chaser is Betancur, 9 seconds back.

Mauro Santambrogio

Stage winner Mauro Santambrogio.

Vincenzo Nibali

So far, so good for Vincenzo Nibali.