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2003 Giro del Trentino (2.2)

April 24 - April 27

Podium history of the Giro del Trentino

This is a very important pre-Giro tune-up. Simoni and Garzelli are here. Frigo did not start. The Trentino region is a hilly area of Northeast Italy, just north of Lake Garda with Trent on the Adige River at the center. It is just south the the super-tough Dolomites.

Sunday, April 27: 4th and final stage, Caldonazzo - Arco, 156.4 km.

1. Michele Gobbi (De Nardi) 4hr 2min 14sec
2. Rinaldo Nocentini (Formaggi Pinzolo) s.t.
3. Serguei Gontchar (De Nardi) s.t.
4. Marzio Bruseghin (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
5. Giuliano Figueras (Panaria) s.t.

Final GC after the 4th stage:

1. Gilberto Simoni (Saeco) 17hr 52min 43sec. 658.8 km ridden at an average speed of 36.848 km/hr
2. Stefano Garzelli (Sidermec) @ 9sec
3. Tadej Valjevec (Fassa Bortolo) @ 24sec
4. Leonardo Bertagnolli (Saeco) @ 1min 18sec
5. Graziano Gasparre (Di Nardi) @ 1min 50sec
6. Paolo Lanfranchi (Panaria) s.t.
7. Felix Garcia Casas (Big Mat-Auber 93) s.t.
8. Sylvester Szmyd (Merctone Uno) @ 1min 55sec
9. Jose Joaquin Castelblanco Romero (Colombia-Selle Italia) @ 1min 57sec
10. Paolo Tiralongo (Panaria) @ 2min
11. Timothy Jones (Amore & Vita) @ 2min 17sec
12. Pavel Tonkov (CCC-Polsat) @ 2min 23sec
13. Damiano Cunego (Saeco) @ 2min 36sec
14. Giuseppe Muraglia (Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave) @ 3min 13sec
15. Sergio Barbero (Lampre) @ 3min 31sec
16. Luca Mazzanti (Panaria) @ 4min 11sec
17. Marzio Bruseghin (Fassa Bortolo) @ 4min 20sec
18. Marius Sabaliauskas (Saeco) @ 4min 29sec
19. Frederic Gabriel (MBK-Oktos) @ 4min 47sec
20. Andrei Mizourov (MBK-Oktos) @ 5min 21sec

Saturday, April 26: Stage 3, Fondo - Levico Terme, 165.4 km. Not an easy stage, but nowhere near the tough climbing of the last two stages

1. Elia Aggiano (Formaggi Pinzolo) 4hr 8min 31sec
2. Mauro Facci (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
3. Nicola Loda (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
4. Mariano Piccoli (Lampre) s.t.
5. Stefano Garzelli (Sidermec) @ 8sec.

GC after Stage 3:

1. Gilberto Simoni (Saeco) 13hr 48min 42sec
2. Stefano Garzelli (Sidermec) @ 9sec
3. Tadej Valjevec (Fassa Bortolo) @ 24sec
4. Leonardo Bertagnolli (Saeco) @ 1min 18sec
5. Graziano Gasparre (Di Nardi) @ 1min 50sec
 

Friday, April 25: Stage 2, Moena - Ronzone, 166.5 km. Another really tough day with 3 hard climbs plus a hill-top finish. The elevation change of the final kilometer of the stage varies from 12% to 15%.

1. Gilberto Simoni (Saeco) 4hr 42min 19sec
2. Stefano Garzelli (Sidermec) @ 9sec
3. Tadej Valjavec (Fassa Bortolo) @ 16sec
4. Leonardo Bertagnolli (Saeco) @ 47sec

GC after stage 2

1. Gilberto Simoni (Saeco) 9hr 40min 3sec
2. Stefano Garzelli (Sidermec) @ 9sec
3. Tadej Valjevec (Fassa Bortolo) @ 24sec
4. Leonardo Bertagnolli (Saeco) @ 1min 18sec
5. Graziano Gasparre (Di Nardi) @ 1min 50sec

Thursday, April 24: Stage 1, Arco - Moena, 170.5 km. This stage is tough, almost completely uphill with just a couple of short descents. It starts at 90 meters elevation and finishes at 1184. There are two tough climbs with a tough passage though the Passo Primadiccio (km 148), with parts over 12%. We'll see who's climbing well.

1. Stefano Garzelli (Sidermec) 4hr 58min
2. Gilberto Simoni (Saeco) s.t.
3. Tadej Valjavec (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
4. Marius Sabaliuskas (Saeco) s.t.
5. Graziano Gasparre (ONCE) @ 15sec