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Encyclopedia > 2005 Giro d'Italia

The 88th Giro d'Italia was held in 2005 from May 7 to May 29, running for about 3500 kilometers. It was won by Paolo Savoldelli who had worn the Maglia Rosa since the 13th stage. The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle race for professionals held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ...

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Overview

Stage Date Start End Distance Winner Maglia rosa
(Preliminary) May 7 Reggio di Calabria - 1.15 km Brett Lancaster Brett Lancaster Details
1 May 8 Reggio di Calabria Tropea 208 km Paolo Bettini Paolo Bettini Details
2 May 9 Catanzaro Lido Santa Maria del Cedro 182 km Robbie McEwen Robbie McEwen Details
3 May 10 Diamante Giffoni Valle Pianna 205 km Danilo Di Luca Paolo Bettini Details
4 May 11 Giffoni Valle Piana Frosinone 211 km Luca Mazzanti Paolo Bettini Details
5 May 12 Celano L'Aquila 223 km Danilo Di Luca Danilo Di Luca Details
6 May 13 Viterbo Marina di Grosseto 153 km Robbie McEwen Paolo Bettini Details
7 May 14 Grosseto Pistoia 211 km Koldo Gil Perez Danilo Di Luca Details
8 May 15 Lamporecchio Firenze 45 km David Zabriskie Danilo Di Luca Details
9 May 16 Firenze Ravenna 139 km Alessandro Petacchi Danilo Di Luca Details
10 May 18 Ravenna Rossano Veneto 212 km Robbie McEwen Danilo Di Luca Details
11 May 19 Marostica Zoldo Alto 150 km Paolo Savoldelli Ivan Basso Details
12 May 20 Alleghe Rovereto 178 km Alessandro Petacchi Ivan Basso Details
13 May 21 Mezzocorona Ortisei 218 km Ivan Parra Paolo Savoldelli Details
14 May 22 Egna Livigno 210 km Ivan Parra Paolo Savoldelli Details
15 May 23 Livigno Lissone 147 km Alessandro Petacchi Paolo Savoldelli Details
16 May 25 Lissone Varazze 210 km Christophe Le Mevel Paolo Savoldelli Details
17 May 26 Varazze Limone Piemonte 194 km Ivan Basso Paolo Savoldelli Details
18 May 27 Chieri Torino 34 km Ivan Basso Paolo Savoldelli Details
19 May 28 Savigliano Sestriere 190 km Jose Rujano Guillen Paolo Savoldelli Details
20 May 29 Albese con Cassano Milan 119 km Alessandro Petacchi Paolo Savoldelli Details

The stages eight (May 15) and 18 (May 27) as well as the preliminary (May 7) were time trials. May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... Categories: Italy-related stubs | Coastal cities | Towns in Calabria ... Brett Lancaster, born on the 15 November 1979 in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, is a professional cyclist, who started cycle racing at the age of 14 in 1993. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quickstep-Davitamon professional cycling team. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... Danilo di Luca, born on 1976 in Spoltore, is a professional Italian cyclist. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... Frosinone may refer to: Provincia di Frosinone is a province in the Latium region of central Italy. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... LAquila, 42°21 13°24E, at 710 m (2329 feet) above sea-level, is a city and comune of central Italy, on the Aterno river, with 69,131 inhabitants according to 2003 census figures. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... Viterbo is a comune (township) in the Lazio region of central Italy, and the capital of Viterbo province, 42°25 12°06E, at 326 m (1070 ft) above sea-level. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... Grosseto is a town and comune in the central Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of the Grosseto province, 42°46′ N 11°07′ E, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, at 10 m (33 ft) above sea-level, with 71,400 inhabitants as of the 2003 census. ... Pistoia (ancient Pistoria) is a city in the Tuscany region of Italy, the capital of a province of the same name, located about 30 km (18 mi) west and north of Florence. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... Firenze is the Italian name for Florence Firenze is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. ... David Zabriskie (born January 12, 1979 in Salt Lake City) is an American road bicycle racer. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... For other places named Ravenna, see Ravenna (disambiguation). ... Alessandro Petacchi is a rising sprinter in the world of cycling. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is a professional road bicycle racer from Gallarate, Italy. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... Rovereto - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... Livigno is a town excluded from EU VAT. It is in the Alps and belongs to Italy. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... Torino may refer to: Torino, a major industrial city in northwestern Italy. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... Location within Italy Piazza della Scala Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed of Italian regions. ...


Teams

The following teams started for the Giro d'Italia 2005.

Abbreviation Team
LAM Lampre - Caffita
BTL Bouygues Telecom
PAN Ceramica Panaria-Nav.
COF Cofidis
CLM Selle Italia Colombia
C.A Credit Agricole
DVL Davitamon-Lotto
DSC Discovery Channel
DOM Domina Vacanze
EUS Euskaltel - Euskadi
FAS Fassa Bortolo
FDJ Française des Jeux
GST Gerolsteiner
IBA Illes Balears
LST Liberty Seguros Wurth
LIQ Liquigas - Bianchi
PHO Phonak Hearing System
QST Quickstep
RAB Rabobank
SDV Saunier Duval - Prodir
CSC Team CSC
TMO T-Mobile Team

Crédit Agricole is the main sponsor of a French professional cycling team managed by Roger Legeay. ... Davitamon-Lotto is a Belgian professional cycling team. ... The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team is the continuation of the 2004 US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, featuring Lance Armstrong. ... Capital Palma de Mallorca Official languages Catalan and Castilian Area  – Total  – % of Spain Ranked 17th  4 992 km²  1,0% Population  – Total (2003)  – % of Spain  – Density Ranked 14th  916 968  2,2%  183,69/km² Demonym  – English  – Catalan  – Spanish Balearic balear balear Statute of Autonomy March 1, 1983 ISO 3166... The Liberty Seguros cycling team is sponsored by Liberty Seguros, an insurance company under the wing of Liberty Mutual insurance. ... Quickstep is an International Style ballroom dance that follows a 2/4 or 4/4 time beat similar to a fast Foxtrot. ... Rabobank is a Dutch bank with offices all over the world, although primarily in the Netherlands. ... Team CSC is a Danish road bicycle racing team managed by former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis. ... Jan Ullrich leading the T-Mobile team in the team time trial stage of the 2004 Tour de France T-Mobile Team is an international professional road bicycle racing team. ...

Stages

Preliminary

The preliminary was a 1.15 kilometers time race. It was won by the Australian Brett Lancaster who was just 0.289 seconds advantage than Matteo Tosatto, who scored second. After the last rider, Mario Cipollini received the hommage of the Italian cycling world, doing the 1.15 kilometre race out of competition. He had announced his retirement just ten days before. Brett Lancaster, born on the 15 November 1979 in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, is a professional cyclist, who started cycle racing at the age of 14 in 1993. ... Mario Cipollini (born March 22, 1967) is an Italian professional road cyclist most noted for his sprinting ability. ...

Standings after the preliminary
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Brett Lancaster (Aus) PAN 1'20" 1 Brett Lancaster (Aus) PAN 1'20"
2 Matteo Tosatto (It) FAS 1" 2 Matteo Tosatto (It) FAS 1"
3 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 1" 3 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 1"
4 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 1" 4 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 1"
5 Olaf Pollack (Ger) TMO 2" 5 Olaf Pollack (Ger) TMO 2"

The word Italian can have these meanings: From or related to Italy The Italian people, or emigrants such as Italian Americans The Italian language Outside Italy, it is also used as an abbreviation for Italian dressing (a vinaigrette with herbs), and Italian sandwich (more commonly called a submarine sandwich). ... Alessandro Petacchi is a rising sprinter in the world of cycling. ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ... While the German language and the feeling of Germanhood go back more than a thousand years, the state now known as Germany was unified as a modern nation-state only in 1871, when the German Empire, dominated by the Kingdom of Prussia, was forged. ...

1st stage

For a while a small group four people raced and for a time led by almost ten minutes. Thorwald Veneberg was finally captured again about 20 kilometers before the end. However, his efforts paid by giving him the first maglia verde of the Giro. On the last kilometre Paolo Bettini managed to get away on a very steep gradient. Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quickstep-Davitamon professional cycling team. ...

Standings after the 1st stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 5:09'32" 1 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 5:10'35"
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) DVL 3" 2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) DVL 12"
3 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 4" 3 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 14"
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJ 4" 4 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 22"
5 Manuele Mori (It) SDV 4" 5 Marco Velo (It) FAS 25"

Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer. ... Baden Cooke is an Australian cyclist born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia on October 12, 1978. ...

2nd stage

Having been defeated by Paolo Bettini and Robbie McEwen on the previous stage,Italian favourite Alessandro Petacchi failed yet again in the bunch sprint in Santa Maria del Cedro. This time, he claimed, he had been forced to change his direction because of Estonian Jan Kirsipuu. Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quickstep-Davitamon professional cycling team. ... Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer. ... Alessandro Petacchi is a rising sprinter in the world of cycling. ...

Standings after the 2nd stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) DVL 4:34:47 1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) DVL 9:45'14"
2 Isaac Galvez (Esp) IBA 0" 2 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 8"
3 Robert Förster (Ger) GST 0" 3 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 14"
4 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 0" 4 Isaac Galvez (It) QST 27"
5 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJ 0" 5 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 30"

The Kingdom of Spain or Spain (Spanish and Galician: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. ...

3rd stage

Just as in the first stage, the sprinter's teams were not able to stop a break-away in the last kilometres of the race. This time, it was a group of fifty riders which included all the GC important riders. Danilo Di Luca, in a great form in season 2005, beat fellow Italian Damiano Cunego in the sprint for the stage victory. Danilo di Luca, born on 1976 in Spoltore, is a professional Italian cyclist. ... Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ...

Standings after the 3rd stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 5:24'17" 1 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 15:09'35"
2 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 0" 2 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 9"
3 Stefano Garzelli (It) LIQ 0" 3 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 17"
4 Mirko Celestino (It) DOM 0" 4 Stefano Garzelli (It) LIQ 23"
5 Francisco Ventoso (Esp) SDV 0" 5 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 26"

Danilo di Luca, born on 1976 in Spoltore, is a professional Italian cyclist. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quickstep-Davitamon professional cycling team. ... Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ...

4th stage

Paolo Bettini won the sprint at the end which was fought between five cyclists. But in this process he caused Baden Cooke to fall and was declassified because of this. Luca Mazzanti, who came in second, inherited the victory. After the stage, Bettini threatened to abandon the race, but it turned out to be an empty threat. Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quickstep-Davitamon professional cycling team. ... Baden Cooke is an Australian cyclist born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia on October 12, 1978. ...

Standings after the 4th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Luca Mazzanti (It) PAN 5:10'09" 1 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 20:19'44"
2 Dario David Cioni (It) LIQ 0" 2 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 13"
3 Michele Scarponi (It) LST 0" 3 Luca Mazzanti (It) PAN 16"
4 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 0" 4 Dario David Cioni (It) LIQ 19"
5 Mirko Celestino (It) DOM 0" 5 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 21"

The Italian Republic or Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in Southern Europe. ...

5th stage

Danilo di Luca got his second stage victory in 2005 Giro d'Italia, notching this win ahead of Fassa Bortolo's Marzio Bruseghin. Otherwise, this stage had no important influence on the fight for General Classification.

Standings after the 5th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 6:01'18" 1 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 26:20'55"
2 Marzio Bruseghin (It) FAS 0" 2 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 3"
3 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) DVL 2" 3 Luca Mazzanti (It) PAN 25"
4 Bjoern Leukemans (Bel) DVL 2" 4 Dario David Cioni (It) LIQ 28"
5 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 2" 5 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 30"

The Republic of Colombia is a country in north-western South America. ... The Kingdom of Belgium (Dutch: Koninkrijk België, French: Royaume de Belgique, German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea. ...

6th stage

Just as Danilo di Luca had done the previous day, Australian Robbie McEwen took his second win in this year's Giro. This time, he did not have to beat Alessandro Petacchi, since the Italian's treno biancoblù de-railed, causing the fall of some of the Fassa Bortolo riders, and forcing "Ale-Jet" to halt to a stop. McEwen's teammate Henk Vogels attacked in the last kilometre, but was surpassed just on the finish line by up to four other cyclists. Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer. ... Alessandro Petacchi is a rising sprinter in the world of cycling. ...

Standings after the 6th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) DVL 3:37'17" 1 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 29:58'09"
2 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) C.A 0" 2 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 3"
3 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) DSC 0" 3 Luca Mazzanti (It) PAN 28"
4 Isaac Galvez Lopez (Esp) IBA 0" 4 Dario David Cioni (It) LIQ 31"
5 Henk Vogels (Aus) DVL 0" 5 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 33"

The Republic of Estonia is a country in Northeastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea to the west and the Gulf of Finland to the north. ... The Ukrainian landscape consists mostly of fertile plains, or steppes, and plateaus, crossed by rivers such as the Dnieper, Seversky Donets, Dniester and the Southern Bug as they flow south into the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov. ...

7th stage

After a long break-away, lasting throughout most of the stage, Spaniard Koldo Gil was the first to arrive in the finish line in Pistoia. Damiano Cunego, who was second, leading a pursuing group, celebrated thinking he had won the stage, not knowing that Gil had already taken the victory. Ivan Basso, who had been forced to change his bicycle because of a puncture in the last climb of the day, lost thirty seconds to his rivals for GC. Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is a professional road bicycle racer from Gallarate, Italy. ...

Standings after the 7th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Koldo Gil Perez (Esp) LST 5:08'17" 1 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 35:06'41"
2 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 20" 2 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 26"
3 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 20" 3 Mirko Celestino (It) DOM 54"
4 Mirko Celestino (It) DOM 20" 4 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 54"
5 Patrice Halgand (Fra) C.A 20" 5 Dario David Cioni (It) LIQ 1'06"

Gilberto Simoni (born August 25, 1971) is an Italian cyclist. ... Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the North Sea, and from the Rhine River to the Atlantic Ocean; it is bordered by the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain. ...

8th stage

The eighth stage was a time trial. Danilo Di Luca came in tenth and was able to keep the Maglia Rosa. Otherwise, this stage meant the victory for American David Zabriskie, and the revival of his teammate Ivan Basso, second in the time trial, and who made up for all the time he had lost the day before and even more. On the other hand, this was a very bad day for both Lampre riders; Damiano Cunego and Gilberto Simoni. David Zabriskie (born January 12, 1979 in Salt Lake City) is an American road bicycle racer. ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is a professional road bicycle racer from Gallarate, Italy. ... Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ... Gilberto Simoni (born August 25, 1971) is an Italian cyclist. ...

Standings after the 8th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 David Zabriskie (USA) CSC 58'31" 1 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 36:06'47"
2 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 17" 2 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 9"
3 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 44" 3 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 35"
4 Marzio Bruseghin (It) FAS 48" 4 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 1'15"
5 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) DOM 51" 5 Dario David Cioni LIQ 1'27"

David Zabriskie (born January 12, 1979 in Salt Lake City) is an American road bicycle racer. ...

9th stage

Finally, Alessandro Petacchi got his first victory in the 2005 Giro. Paolo Bettini and Swiss Aurélien Clerc had a great performance in this stage, surpassing pure sprinters such as Robbie McEwen or Erik Zabel. Alessandro Petacchi is a rising sprinter in the world of cycling. ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quickstep-Davitamon professional cycling team. ... Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer. ... Erik Zabel (born July 7, 1970, Berlin) is a German professional racing cyclist. ...

Standings after the 9th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 3:15'32" 1 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 39:22'19"
2 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 0" 2 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 9"
3 Aurélien Clerc (Sui) PHO 0" 3 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 35"
4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) DVL 0" 4 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 1'15"
5 Erik Zabel (Ger) TMO 0" 5 Dario David Cioni (It) LIQ 1'27"

The Swiss Confederation or Switzerland is a landlocked federal state in Europe, which borders Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. ... Erik Zabel (born July 7, 1970, Berlin) is a German professional racing cyclist. ...

10th stage

On the stage after the race's first rest day, Robbie McEwen took vengeance from Alessandro Petacchi, in a bunch sprint which had to be solved with the aid of the photo-finish, which determined that the Australian had beaten the Italian by a mere question of millimetres. Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer. ... Alessandro Petacchi is a rising sprinter in the world of cycling. ...

Standings after the 10th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) DVL 5:29'21" 1 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 44:51'40"
2 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 0" 2 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 9"
3 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) COF 0" 3 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 35"
4 Erik Zabel (Ger) TMO 0" 4 Damiano Cunego (It) LAM 1'15"
5 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 0" 5 Dario David Cioni (It) LIQ 1'27"

Stuart OGrady is an Australian cyclist, born 6 August 1973 in Adelaide, South Australia. ...

11th stage

Already one kilometer after the start, Benoît Joachim raced away from the field. After about 100 kilometers, shortly after the first mountain standing which Joachim won, he was captured by the field. 26 kilometers before the end, and following an attack by "Gibo" Simoni, Ivan Basso raced away with only very few riders able to keep up. Only Paolo Savoldelli, who had picked up a twenty seconds advantage on the descent and therefore was able to reserve strengths, could stand Basso's rhythm, and he beat the Varesian rider at the summit of Zoldo Alto. Simoni came up 21 seconds later, but defending champion Damiano Cunego lost around six minutes and was ruled out from the list of contenders. Benoît Joachim is a cyclist from Luxembourg. ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is a professional road bicycle racer from Gallarate, Italy. ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ... Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ...

Standings after the 11th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 4:13'43" 1 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 49:05'20"
2 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 0" 2 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 18"
3 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 21" 3 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 1'04"
4 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 1'01" 4 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 2'27"
5 Daniel Atienza Urendez (Esp) COF 1'50" 5 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) DOM 3'45"

12th stage

Alessandro Petacchi's efforts during winter, striving to gain ability in the mountains, paid off just as they had done in Milan-San Remo, enabling him to recover from the gruelous Dolomiti stage far better than any of his opponents, and the Italian from Fassa Bortolo sprinted to his second victory in this Giro. Alessandro Petacchi is a rising sprinter in the world of cycling. ... Milan - San Remo, nicknamed la primavera, is an annual cycling race between Milan and San Remo. ...

Standings after the 12th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 4:50"00' 1 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 53:55"20'
2 Paride Grillo (It) PAN 0" 2 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 18"
3 Isaac Galvez Lopez (Esp) IBA 0" 3 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 1'04"
4 Robert Forster (Ger) GST 0" 4 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 2'27"
5 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) C.A 0" 5 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) TEAM 3'45"

13th stage

Colombian Iván Parra won the stage in St. Ulrich by breaking ahead of his fellow breakaways on the previous climb. Spaniard Juanma Gárate, fourth in the 2004 Giro d'Italia, came in second. As for the GC, Ivan Basso, with gastrical problems, lost one minute and the maglia rosa to "Il Falco" Paolo Savoldelli. The 87th Giro dItalia was scheduled for May 9 - May 30, 2004 for a total distance of 3435 kilometers. ... Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is a professional road bicycle racer from Gallarate, Italy. ... Paolo Savoldelli (born in Clusone, Province of Bergamo, May 7, 1973) is the Italian road racing cyclist for UCI Pro Tour team Discovery Channel and winner of the 2002 and 2005 Giro dItalia. ...

Standings after the 13th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Ivan Parra (Col) CLM 6:31'34" 1 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 60:31'12"
2 Juan Manuel Gárate (Esp) SDV 23" 2 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 50"
3 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 23" 3 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 53"
4 Pietro Caucchioli (It) C.A 27" 4 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 2'16"
5 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) PHO 1'46" 5 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) SDV 2'39"

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14th stage

But it was to be in this 14th stage that Ivan Basso's illness was really going to take its toll. Upon the first gradients of the Passo dello Stelvio, Cima Coppi of this edition, the Team CSC rider was left behind, unable to react because of his health problems. He lost eighteen minutes to the other GC riders. Savoldelli lost time to Simoni and Di Luca, who arrived in Livigno 3' 15" later than Ivan Parra, who scored an impressive Dolomiti double. Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) is a professional road bicycle racer from Gallarate, Italy. ... The Passo dello Stelvio (German:Stilfser Joch) is the highest mountain pass in Italy at 2757m, and the third of the Alps after the Col de l’Iseran (2770m) and the Col de la Bonette (2802m). ... Team CSC is a Danish road bicycle racing team managed by former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis. ...

Standings after the 14th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Ivan Parra (Col) CLM 6:46'33" 1 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 67:21'28"
2 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) PHO 1'50" 2 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 25"
3 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 1'50" 3 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 1'48"
4 Unai Osa Eizaguirre (Esp) IBA 2'51" 4 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) SDV 2'11"
5 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 3'15" 5 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 2'18"

15th stage

This stage, originally 205 kilometres long, was reduced to a length of 147 kilometres due to bad weather conditions at Forcola di Livigno, one of the mountain climbs that the peloton had to go through that day. Alessandro Petacchi, after the abandon of sprinters such as Baden Cooke, Robbie McEwen, Stuart O'Grady or Jan Kirsipuu, had only Erik Zabel to challenge him, but the Italian's speed was too much for the veteran T-Mobile rider. Alessandro Petacchi is a rising sprinter in the world of cycling. ... Baden Cooke is an Australian cyclist born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia on October 12, 1978. ... Robbie McEwen (born June 24, 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer. ... Stuart OGrady is an Australian cyclist, born 6 August 1973 in Adelaide, South Australia. ... Erik Zabel (born July 7, 1970, Berlin) is a German professional racing cyclist. ... T-Mobile logo T-Mobile is a multinational mobile phone operator. ...

Standings after the 15th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 3:32'41" 1 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 70:54'09"
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) TMO 0" 2 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 25"
3 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 0" 3 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 1'48"
4 Simone Cadamuro (It) DOM 0" 4 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) SDV 2'11"
5 Marco Velo (It) FAS 0" 5 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 2'18"

16th stage

After the second rest-day, the peloton did not want to spend too much energies on a flat stage, so it was easy for a break-away of eighteen men to gather an advantage of 10 minutes. Amongst these breakaways, there was Crédit Agricole rider Cristophe Le Mével, who outpowered his fellow breakaways to notch up his first pro victory. Crédit Agricole is the largest banking group in France and in Europe and is the fourth largest in the world. ...

Standings after the 16th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) C.A. 4:50'51" 1 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 76:07'16"
2 Christophe Brandt (Bel) DVL 9" 2 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 25"
3 Alessandro Vanotti (It) DOM 16" 3 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 1'48"
4 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) COF 16" 4 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) SDV 2'11"
5 Frank Schleck (Lux) CSC 16" 5 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 2'18"

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17th stage

Standings after the 17th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 5:15'46" 1 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 81:24'50"
2 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 1'06" 2 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 58"
3 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 1'06" 3 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 1'24"
4 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) DVL 1'32" 4 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 1'36"
5 Ivan Parra (Col) CLM 1'48" 5 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) SDV 2'11"

18th stage

Standings after the 18th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Ivan Basso (It) CSC 45'05" 1 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 82:10'18"
2 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) IBA 9" 2 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 2'09"
3 David Zabriskie (USA) CSC 20" 3 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 3'00"
4 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 23" 4 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 3'08"
5 Dario David Cioni (It) LIQ 28" 5 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) SDV 3'13"

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19th stage

Standings after the 19th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 5:49'30" 1 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 88:01'43"
2 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 12" 2 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 28"
3 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 1'37" 3 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 45"
4 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) SDV 1'53" 4 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 2'42"
5 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) DVL 1'55" 5 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) SDV 3'11"

20th stage

Standings after the 20th stage
Stage Tour (Maglia rosa)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Alessandro Petacchi (It) FAS 3:24'08" 1 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC 91:25'51"
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) TMO 0" 2 Gilberto Simoni (It) LAM 28"
3 Robert Forster (Ger) GST 0" 3 Jose Rujano Guillen (Ven) CLM 45"
4 Mirco Lorenzetto (It) DOM 0" 4 Danilo Di Luca (It) LIQ 2'42"
5 Marco Velo (It) DOM 0" 5 Juan Manuel Garate (Esp) SDV 3'11"

External links

  • Official results
  • Official list of competing cyclists

 
 

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