Viking Giro d’Italia 2011 Review

The 94th Edition of the Giro d?? Italia began on May 7, 2011 in Turin and finished on May 29 in Milan. The tour of Italy, along with the Tour de France and Tour of Spain for the three big tours?? ??, big bike races of the cycling season.

Giro d’Italia

The 94th Edition of the Tour of Italy was marked by the 150 anniversary of Italy. So if the Italian champions Giovanni Visconti with starting number 150 races, and was allowed to participate once more cyclists than to require the actual limit of 200. On Saturday, may 7th, Giro d??Italia 2011 began with a team time trial in and around Turin, which was the first capital of an independent Italy. Team HTC? Highroad Team Radioshack continued for 10 seconds, allowing Marco Pinotti first pink jersey of this tour of Italy. Loser of the day was Menchov, Anton and Rodriguez, and 0?? 53??, 1?? 04??and a?? 13?? lost of Pinotti.
A day after Alessandro Petacchi to upset Mark Cavendish won the second stage, fate struck Wouter Wadood. The Belgian rider Team Leopard?? Trek was unfortunate to fall into the demotion of Passo del Boco, and died immediately. The peloton was in shock, and the squad of Team Leopard?? Trek was considering to withdraw from the Giro d?? Italia. They did it too, but not before being neutralized in the fourth stage, with the whole team were the first crossed the finish line. During the scene, had each team 10 kilometre run in the front of the Pack, and Wachin?? s best friend Tyler Farrar finally came violently emotional along with teammates Wachin crossed the finish line. A memorable moment while a black page in the history of the Giro d?? Italia.
After the entire Team Leopard?? Trek team and Tyler Farrar had abandoned the Tour of Italy, the interest rate went back in the fifth step, where the final was held over bits of gravel road. Pieter Weening surprised everyone by being the only one that remains in the grip of the Group of favorites, which he first took Dutch stage victory in the Giro d?? Italia since 1999 when Jeroen Blijlevens was fastest in a bunch sprint. In passing, also took Weening when the pink jersey which he would eventually over four days in his possession managed to keep.
It was finally the ninth ahead of real significant differences occurred between the favourites.Contador-the day before the rest surprised by jumping away in the last kilometer, which he gave to the final 17 seconds to win?? all shot on the slopes of Mount Etna, and took over as the pink of Weening.He put the competitors far behind, since only the Pocket Venezuelan climber Jose Rujano can reduce damage to three seconds, gave the rest all 50 seconds or more increases.
In the rest of the Giro d?? Italia was Alberto Contador, and with possible to give out some presents.So he won the thirteenth stage José Rujano on Großlockner, and he left the victory in the nineteenth stage of his former team-mate Paolo Tiralongo. In between, he won the putting uphill time trial with great ease, number two Vincenzo Nibali at more than half a minute. We can say that Albert Contador outclassed the opposition in Tour in Italy in 2011. In the final rankings were the difference in the number of two Michele Scarponi?? that knocked in an exciting fight Vincenzo Nibali in the battle for the number two? less than 6?? 10??. Nibali finally gave 6?? 56?? far, and a surprising number four, the Frenchman John Gadret, had 10?? 17?? allow the superior Spanish.
But it was the same John Gadret, one of the trendsetters in the Giro d?? Italia. He fell several times and knew in the 11th stage to Castelfidardo even win the stage for joaquim Rodriguez. The Basque climber proposed really disappointing, but appeared in the second weekend. As Igor Anton won on the Summit of Monte Zoncolan and Mikel Nieve was a day later in the Queen’s best. In the final time trial was David Millar best for Richie Porte and Giro winner Albert Contador. The latter visible had its last kilometers in trial time, and drove his trial in silence.

Overall ranking

That said, Alberto Contador was superb in 94 Edition of the Tour of Italy, and he took the landslide victory in the final standings. The Italians Scarponi and Nibali had to settle for the remaining podium places, while Frenchman Gadret fourth place finish. Joaquim Rodriguez completed the top five, while Steven Kruijswijk ended in a stunning ninth place, making him the best the Dutchman in the final standings.

Points classification

Even in this ranking was Albert Contador highest. He collected almost twice as many points as runner-up in the rankings, Michele Scarponi, who completed a score of Vincenzo Nibali. Thus, the points classification was aware of an identical podium in the overall ranking.

The Mountain

While Alberto Contador was arguably the best climber in the Giro d?? Italia, the failed experience of Stefano Garzelli in the move to collect enough points to stay ahead of the Spaniard in the mountain classification. José Rujano, the only rider who could follow in the two mountain stages, Contador finished third in the standings.

Young riders classification

The number six of the general classification were finally the winner of the youth classification. Roman Kreuziger was Steven Kruijswijk more than two minutes, which makes him the White Jersey as the trophy at home could take. Peter Stetina was third in the standings, more than a half hour from the Czech number one.

Teams Classification

While Astana is only one driver in the top 15 was the overall standing, did it win the team classification in the Tour of Italy. The Group of Roman Kreuziger remained Movistar Team AG2R?? La Mondiale.

Red Lantern

The only classification that “won” by a Dutchman, it was of the Red Lantern. The rider that finishes last in the overall standings, the Red Lantern, a kind of consolation prize. Jos van Emden in the Rabobank was in Giro d’Italia 2011 last in the standings, nearly five hours by the winner Alberto Contador.