Danish Victory on the First Mountain Stage

Road: Sunday offered Girots first real mountain stage with the finish on top of the Monte Terminillo, 1668 meters above sea level. Chris Anker Sørensen (Team Saxo Bank) was first up to the top and got his first victory in a major stage race.

Sunday offered Girots first real mountain stage with the finish on top of the Monte Terminillo, 1668 meters above sea level. Chris Anker Sørensen (Team Saxo Bank) was first up to the top and got his first victory in a major stage race.

The Dane was in the big breakout that went off relatively early in the leg and once in the Monte Terminillo, he struggled against the good against the favourites who hunted in the main field. Second on stage was Simone Aingaran (Colnago-CSF) which is also included in the breakaway.

“I’m really really happy. This is a great victory. For seven weeks ago I broke the clavicle so I wasn’t sure if I would be in the Giro. It’s a fantastic comeback, says Chris Anker Sørensen.

Alexandre Vinokourov defended the Jersey. He sat with the group with the great stars-Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Farnese Vini), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone), Cadel Evans (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli), Vincenzo Nibali and Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo),

Giro d’Italia – app 8:
1 Chris Anker SØRENSEN (den) Team Saxo Bank 4:50:48
Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago – CSF Inox 0 2:30
3 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:36
Evgeni Petrov (Rys) Team Katusha 4 0:49
5 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:55
Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre – Farnese Vini 6 0:56
Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 7
8 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana
9 cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas – Doimo 10
11 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas – Doimo
12 michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
13 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank
14 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago – CSF Inox 1:12
15 Robert Kiserlovski (Kro) Liquigas – Doimo 1:16
16 Bradley Wiggins (GB) Sky Pro Cycling Team 1:22
17 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 18 1:27
Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC – Columbia 1:33 19
20 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) 1:50 savings bank

112 Gustav Larsson (Sve) Team Saxo Bank 17:55

Sammanlagt:
1 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 29:01:26
2 cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 1:12
Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas – Doimo 1:33 3
4 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas – Doimo 1:51
5 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC – Columbia 2:17
Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 2:26 6
7 Vladimir Karpets (Rys) Team Katusha 2:34
Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 2:47 8
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre – Farnese Vini 3:08
10 michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 3:09
11 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 4:22
12 Robert Kiserlovski (Kro) Liquigas-Doimo 4:25
13 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 4:42
14 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank 5:42
15 Mollema (Ned) Rabobank 6:05
16 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 6:34
17 Markus Eibegger (East) Footon-Servetto 7:46
18 Alexander-la (Rys) AG2R La Mondiale 7:56
19 Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 8:01
20 Linus Gerdemann (Tys) Team Milram 8:08

65 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 37:49

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