Mauro Santambrogio (VIN) won Stage 14 of 2013 Giro d’Italia. Santambrogio and race leader Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) appeared first out of the mist to take the top two positions on the stage, the latter extending his race lead in the...
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN) won Stage 14 of 2013 Giro d’Italia. Santambrogio and race leader Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) appeared first out of the mist to take the top two positions on the stage, the latter extending his race lead in the process. Rigoberto Urán (SKY) clung on to third place overall after a gritty ride.
The stage, from Cervere to Jafferau in north-western Italy, was extended by 12km as a result of the re-routing and once again the riders got under way in cold and wet conditions.
Seven riders broke away early, but after three of them crashed on the treacherous roads, it was left to Luca Paolini (Katusha), Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma – Quick-Step), Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani Valvole – CSF Inox) and Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre-Merida) to press on as a quartet.
They built up a lead of over nine minutes and as the new route rose gently up the Susa Valley towards the ski resort of Bardonecchia, just below Jafferau, the peloton was able to make only small inroads into the gap.
The advantage was just over five minutes by the time Trentin suffered a puncture and dropped behind 17km out, and was still at 4:40 when the remaining trio passed through Bardonecchia and embarked on the final climb.
Paolini battled on gamely but was finally engulfed by a surging lead group in which Nibali strengthened his grip on the race. Bonus seconds for Santambrogio bumped the Italian to a single second behind Urán on the general classification, the pair 2:46 and 2:47 off the maglia rosa respectively.
Information from Team Sky website used in the race report.
Giro d'Italia (2013) - Stage 14
Cervere to Bardonecchia (168km) 18 May 2013 Stage 14 | Stage 13 | Stage 12 | Stage 11 | Stage 10 | Stage 9 | Stage 8 (ITT) | Stage 7 | Stage 6 | Stage 5 | Stage 4 | Stage 3 | Stage 2 (TTT) | Stage 1
Position Name Nationality Team Time
1 SANTAMBROGIO, Mauro ITA FARNESE VINI 4:42:55
2 NIBALI, Vincenzo ITA ASTANA 0
3 Alberto BETANCUR GOMEZ, Carlos COL AG2R LA MONDIALE 9
4 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, Samuel ESP EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 26
5 URAN URAN, Rigoberto COL SKY PROCYCLING 30
6 EVANS, Cadel AUS BMC RACING 33
7 POZZOVIVO, Domenico ITA AG2R LA MONDIALE
8 KISERLOVSKI, Robert CRO Radioshack Leopard
9 COLBRELLI, Sonny ITA BARDIANI VALVOLE - CSF INOX 55
10 CARUSO, Damiano ITA Cannondale Pro Cycling 58
11 MAJKA, Rafal POL Saxo Tinkoff 59
12 TROFIMOV, Yury RUS KATUSHA
13 PELLIZOTTI, Franco ITA ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI +1:04
14 ROSA, Diego ITA ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI +1:08
15 NIEMIEC, Przemyslaw POL LAMPRE - ISD
16 DUARTE AREVALO, Fabio Andres COL COLOMBIA +1:15
17 INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA, Benat ESP MOVISTAR +1:24
18 SCARPONI, Michele ITA LAMPRE - ISD +1:28
19 PAOLINI, Luca ITA KATUSHA +1:41
20 Luis HENAO MONTOYA, Sergio KHM SKY PROCYCLING +1:48
21 KANGERT, Tanel EST ASTANA +2:16
22 DANIELSON, Thomas USA Garmin-Sharp +2:32
23 DI LUCA, Danilo ITA FARNESE VINI +2:40
24 PIETROPOLLI, Daniele ITA LAMPRE - ISD +2:53
25 PETROV, Evgeny RUS Saxo Tinkoff +3:21
26 ATAPUMA HURTADO, Darwin COL COLOMBIA
27 CAPECCHI, Eros ITA MOVISTAR
28 DUPONT, Hubert FRA AG2R LA MONDIALE +3:25
29 FELLINE, Fabio ITA ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI +3:39
30 MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN, Egoi ESP EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI +4:01
31 SERPA PEREZ, Jose Rodolfo COL LAMP
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