Posted by Editoress on 05/15/12
Brief results from today's 10th stage of the Giro d'talia in Italy
Hejedal loses the pink jersy.. but not without a fight.
Spain’s Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha Team) won stage ten of the Giro d’Italia from Civitavecchia to Assisi and so took the race leader’s jersey from Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda).
Rodriguez said: “What’s changed today? I’ve got the pink jersey. Me and my teammates were relaxed before the start because we hadn’t felt any pressure so far in the Giro. With this win, we’ll be even more confident.”
“Today’s stage win is important for me and my team. From now on if things don’t go well, I’ve still worn the pink jersey. It was the only leader’s jersey from the three grand tours that I hadn’t worn. We’ve achieved all our goals so far this season: a stage at Tirreno-Adriatico, Fleche-Wallone, and now this success at the Giro. Now we can be confident for the rest of the Giro.”
“I like Italy a lot because they live sport in a very intense and spectacular way. This morning before the start I was speaking to my teammate Vicioso and said that we had to enjoy every second of the Giro and put on a great race for all the people along the roadside who watch us.”
“Spain and Italy have historically been the best in the world at cycling but cycling is becoming more and more international even if Spain and Italy will always fight for the big victories. However even the riders from other countries come to live in Spain and Italy to learn from us.”
“In respect of the pink jersey, we’ll work to keep it as long as we can. My goal is to fight for overall victory. The last week will be super hard and so it’ll be important to race intelligently. For now I’m going to take things stage by stage because I’m convinced that’s the only way to win it.”
Stage 10: Civitavecchia to Assisi, 186 km
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Esp) Katusha Team, 4:25:05
2 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp, at 0:02
3 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team, s.t.
4 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox, 0:06
5 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda
7 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep, all s.t.
74 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat, 3:40
159 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEDGE Cycling Team, 7:12
160 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEDGE Cycling Team, s.t.
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Esp) Katusha Team, 40:27:34
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda, at 0:17
3 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team, 0:32
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team, 0:52
5 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Esp) Movistar Team, s.t.
6 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale, 0:57
7 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale, 1:02
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep, 1:03
143 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat, 1:03:59
147 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEDGE Cycling Team, 1:05:58
164 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEDGE Cycling Team, 1:16:34
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