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2013 Giro D'Italia: Stage 20

Results, map, stage profile, summary and photos

Back to 2013 Giro page | Stage 20 photos (posted below results and stage maps) |

Stage 20, May 25: Silandro/Schlanders - Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Auronzo di Cadore), 210 km. Stage 20 had originally been scheduled to include the Costalunga, San Pellegrino, Giau, Tre Croci and Tre Cime di Lavaredo ascents, but snow has forced the organizers to delete all but the Tre Croci and Tre Cime di Lavaredo climbs.

climbsRated ascents:

Vincenzo Nibali

Weather: At 11:55 AM local time at Cortina d'Ampezzo (23 km from the finish) it's 6C (41F), cloudy, with a 40% chance of showers forecast for the afternoon.

The Race: Before the stage was even 15 kilometers old a four-man break (Adam Hansen, Pavel Brutt, Yaroslav Popovych and Giairo Ermeti) was established. With 41 km to go they had four minutes on the maglia rosa group. Euskaltel and Colombia did most of the day's chasing but at 30 km to go Cannondale massed at the front.

Through Cortina d'Ampezzo (22 km to go), which signalled the beginning of the climbing, it was raining and the break had about two and a half minutes. Meanwhile, Carlos Betancur had a mechanical and had three Ag2r teammates pace him back up to the bunch. At 19 km to go, Betancur was still a minute behind the Nibali group which had been quickly reduced to about 20 riders as the road began to really bite. A couple of kilometers later Betancur made contact with the Nibali group.

Betancur had more bike trouble and Rafal Majka's Saxo-Tinkoff squad went to the front to try and put some distance between white jersey Majka and his biggest threat for the young rider classification, Carlos Betancur.

Over the snowy crest of the Tre Croci and facing a bitterly cold descent: Pavel Brutt was first followed by Pieter Weening at 26 seconds, then Stefano Pirazzi a few seconds later and then the Nibali group at 46 seconds.

On the lower slopes of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo at 8 km to go, Eros Capecchi was leading Pieter Weening and Gianluca Brambilla with Pirazzi and Darwin Atapuma a little bit further back and the Nibali group led by Astana at 1min. Everyone looked very cold.

As the final four kilometers began Capecchi still had his lead, chased by Brambilla and Weening while Astana remained at the front of the Nibali group.

Bam! Nibali and teammate Tanel Kangert used a steep part of the climb and opened a gap. The move was neutralized. Nibali went again and this time looked to have done something that would stick. He went past Capeccchi and with 2.2 kilometers to go, set off to try for a stage win on one of the Giro's legendary climbs. Betancur (without Majka) and Rigoberto Uran emerged from the contender's group to chase, but Nibali was on song. Nibali's biggest danger was the overenthusiastic tifosi who had no trouble running next to him on the steep slope.

Cadel Evans struggled while Uran was working to take second place. The conditions during the final kilometers were dreadful with biting cold and snow. Nibali crossed the line having won a monumental stage while Uran's ride took him up to second place.

Post stage note: Evans' bike malfunctioned. He blames his time loss on an unspecified technical problem with his gears during the final two kilometers.


  1. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) 5hr 27min 41 sec. 38.653 km/hr
  2. Fabio Andres Duarte (Colombia) @ 17sec
  3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 19sec
  4. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 21sec
  5. Fabio Aru (Astana) @ 44sec
  6. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) @ 48sec
  7. Dominco Pozzovivo (Ag2r) @ 54sec
  8. Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) @ 58sec
  9. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 1min 0sec
  10. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1min 4sec
  11. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 1min 11sec
  12. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) @ 1min 14sec
  13. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  14. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 30sec
  15. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  16. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 1min 35sec
  17. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1min 41sec
  18. Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) @ 1min 50sec
  19. Eros Capecchi (Movistar) @1min 53sec
  20. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) @ 2min 2sec
  21. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 2min 5sec
  22. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 2min 11sec
  23. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  24. José Herrada (Movistar) @ 2min 28sec
  25. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 2min 35sec
  26. Gianluca Brambilla (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 2min 40sec
  27. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) @ 2min 42sec
  28. Xabier Zandio (Sky) @ 2min 51sec
  29. Francis Mourey (FDJ) s.t.
  30. Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) @ 3min 15sec
  31. Simone Stortoni (Lampre-Merida) @ 3min 33sec
  32. Matteo Rabottini (Vini Fantini) @ 3min 40sec
  33. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp) @ 3min 56sec
  34. Francis de Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 3sec
  35. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 4min 11sec
  36. Christian Knees (Sky) @ 4min 17sec
  37. Stef Clement (sky) @ 4min 39sec
  38. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 5min 0sec
  39. Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF) @ 5min 5sec
  40. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) @ 5min 13sec
  41. Brian Bulgac (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  42. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 5min 37sec
  43. José Rodolfo Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 5min 57sec
  44. Dario Cataldo (Sky) @ 6min 10sec
  45. Petr Ignatenko (Katusha) @ 6min 15sec
  46. Jorga Azanza (Euskaltel) @ 6min 20sec
  47. Dirk Bellemakers (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  48. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) @ 6min 37sec
  49. Andrey Zeits (Astana) @ 6min 44sec
  50. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 6min 46sec

GC after Stage 20:

  1. mglia rosa Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) 79hr 23min 19sec
  2. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 4min 43sec
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 5min 52sec
  4. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) @ 6min 48sec
  5. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 7min 28sec
  6. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) @ 7min 43sec
  7. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 8min 9sec
  8. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) @ 10min 26sec
  9. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) @ 10min 32sec
  10. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r) @ 10min 59sec
  11. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) @ 11min 35sec
  12. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) 2 11min 59sec
  13. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 12min 55sec
  14. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 12min 57sec
  15. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) @ 14min 27sec
  16. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 18min 19sec
  17. Wilco Kelderman (BLanco)@ 19min 34sec
  18. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 27min 18sec
  19. Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) @ 30min 56sec
  20. Francis Mourey (FDJ) @ 31min 38sec
  21. Francis de Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 32min 36sec
  22. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 34min 52sec
  23. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 36min 30sec
  24. José Herrada (Movistar) @ 38min 38sec
  25. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 40min 23sec
  26. Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco) @ 42min 18sec
  27. José Rodolfo Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 43min 33sec
  28. Fabio Adnres Duarte (Colombia) @ 45min39sec
  29. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 53min 45sec
  30. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 56min 8sec
  31. Juan Manuel Garate (Blanco) @ 58min 21sec
  32. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 1hr 1min 21sec
  33. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 7min 3sec
  34. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 1hr 9min 32sec
  35. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) @ 1hr 9min 38sec
  36. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 1hr 10min 55sec
  37. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky) @ 1hr 11min 39sec
  38. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 1hr 16mi 34sec
  39. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) @ 1hr 17min 43sec
  40. Petr Ignatenko (Katusha) @ 1hr 18min 14sec
  41. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) @ 1hr 19min 48sec
  42. Fabio Aru (Astana) @ 1hr 22min 36sec
  43. Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF) @ 1hr 31min 10sec
  44. Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia) @ 1hr 33min 59sec
  45. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 34min 47sec
  46. Stef Clement (Blanco) @ 1hr 37min 54sec
  47. Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) @ 1hr 38min 14sec
  48. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1hr 38min 38sec
  49. Ben Gastauer (Ag2r) @ 1hr 39min 47sec
  50. Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano) @ 1hr 42min 10sec

Points Competition:

  1. Red Jersey Vincenzo Nibali (Astana): 128 points
  2. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 117
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC): 111
  4. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r): 108
  5. Rigoberto Uran (Sky): 102

Climber's Competition:

  1. Blue Jersey Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF): 82 points
  2. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar): 45
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana): 45
  4. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) 41
  5. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r): 37

Young Rider:

  1. White Jersey Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) 79hr 30min 47sec
  2. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) 2 41sec
  3. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 12min 6sec
  4. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 19min 50sec
  5. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 32min 55sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 238hr 3min 58sec
  2. Astana @ 4min 29sec
  3. Movistar @ 7min 27sec
  4. Lampre-Merida @ 10min 35sec
  5. Blanco @ 15min 6sec

Stage 20 map

Stage 20 map

Stage 20 profile

Stage 20 profile

Stage 20 photos

Vincenzo Nibali with Alexandre Vinokourov

Vincenzo Nibali with Alexandre Vinokourov at the start.

Ermeti Giairo

Ermeti Giairo leads the day's four-man break

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

On the Tre Cime di Lavaredo ascent the riders faced harrowing conditions.

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali's greatest danger was the fans

Rigoberto Uran

Rigoberto Uran hating it, but riding to second place.

Carlos Alberto Betancur

Calros Alberto Betancur took back the White Jersey today.

Fabio Duarte

Another Colombian! Fabio Andres Duarte came in second today.

Rafal Majka

He took it from Rafal Majka, who couldn't stay with Betancur.

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans slid down to third place.

Domenico Pozzovivo

Domenico Pozzovivo

Franco Pellizotti

Franco Pellizotti

Michele Scarponi

Michele Scarponi

Fabio Aru

Fabio Aru

Przemyslaw Niemiec

Przemyslaw Niemiec

Damiano Caruso and Yury Torfimov

Damiano Caruso and Yury Trofimov

Benat Intxausti

Benat Intxausti

Alan Marangoni

Alan Marangoni

Erso Capecchi

Eros Capecchi tried for a stage win but came up well short.

Cadel evans finishes

Cadel Evans finishes

Samuel Sanchez

Samuel Sanchez

Vincenzo Nibali

Nibali has this about wrapped up. He just has to stay upright on his bike tomorrow.

Carlos Betancur

Betancur back in the White Jersey