The 2010 Giro d’Italia “Week of Pain” - A Review of the Key Moments in Pictures

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06/3/2010| 0 comments
by Andrew Ward, Thomson Bike Tours
The GC positions of the key riders show, for the majority of them, how stages 15, 16, 19 and 20 were the key race defining moments in the 2010 Giro d’Italia.
The GC positions of the key riders show, for the majority of them, how stages 15, 16, 19 and 20 were the key race defining moments in the 2010 Giro d’Italia.

The 2010 Giro d’Italia “Week of Pain” - A Review of the Key Moments in Pictures

How the key protagonists faired in GC on the key mountain stages of the final week of the Giro d'Italia 2010.

How the key protagonists faired in GC on the key mountain stages of the final week of the Giro d'Italia 2010:

Stage 15: Passo Zoncolan

The most feared week of racing started with a "warm-up" ride on the Zoncolan

Result:
1 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 6:21:58
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team at 0:01:19
3 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli at 0:01:30

Classification after the Zoncolan (Stage 15)
1 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 67:48:42
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank at 0:02:35
3 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo at 0:03:33
4 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team at 0:04:21
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team at 0:04:43

Stage 16: Plan de Corones Time Trial

Result:
1 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:41:28
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team at 0:00:42
3 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 0:00:54

Classification after the Corones TT (Stage 16)
1 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 68:32:26
2 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo at 0:02:27
3 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:36
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team at 0:03:09
5 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team at 0:04:36

Stage 19: Passo Mortirolo

After a few days in the mountains the pain of the Mortirolo starts to show on the faces of the riders :

Stage 20: Bormio - Passa del Tonale (Cima Coppi - Passo Gavia)

Result:
1 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 5:26:47
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team at 0:00:16
3 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo at 0:00:25

General Classification after Stage 20:
1 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 87:23:00
2 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne at 0:01:15
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo at 0:02:56
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli at 0:02:57
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team at 0:03:47

Final 2010 Giro d'Italia General Classification (after stage 21):
1 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 87:44:01
2 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne at 0:01:51
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo at 0:02:37
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli at 0:02:50
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team at 0:03:27

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