Stage 2 - 17.4 km
Ischia - Forio
 
Giro d'Italia • Stage Ischia - Forio
Sunday, May 05, 2013 • 23:40

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Ischia - Forio
Giro d'Italia - 5 May 2013

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16:15

The new race leader is Sky's Salvatore Puccio, who is riding his debut Giro d'Italia. The young 23-year-old Italian was one of the five Sky riders who crossed the line as one today, and he was highest on the overnight GC.

16:12

Top five teams today: 1. Team Sky 22:05, 2. Movistar +9, 3. Astana +14, 4. Katusha +19, 5. Vini Fantini +22.

16:10

That's it - Sky have won this time trial in style - and with it they will take the pink jersey.

 
 
17.4km

Omega Pharma-Quick Step have a near-full contingent of riders but this is a very slow team for the pink jersey Mark Cavendish. That's 48 seconds down in 17th place.

17.4km

Orica-GreenEdge have dug deep but it will matter very little. Luke Durbridge pulls them through the final few hundred metres and they cross the line in 9th place, 28 seconds down on Sky.

16:03

BMC are 11th, 37 seconds off Sky. Not ideal for Cadel Evans - although let's be honest, he surely won't find the form to compete with the best in the mountains.

8km 

Orica-GreenEdge were 19 seconds down at the first check - they slipped through the net there.

17.4km

Garmin are rather strung out as they enter the closing stages of this TTT. Not a vintage performance from Jonathan Vaughters' team. They cross the line 25 seconds down on Sky in 5th.

8km

Omega Pharma-Quick Step are 24 seconds down at the first check - so it looks like Cavendish will lose the pink jersey tonight.

15:57 

RadioShack have eight riders approaching the fnish line - but it's no a great time: 11th, 48 seconds down on Sky.

15:55 

FDJ finish their effort 55 seconds down on Sky. Laurent Pichon, the first man to crash in this year's race, is there - with his chin covered in bandages.

8km

Garmin, too, struggle to make a big impression at the first check - they're 12 seconds down on Movistar, that's 10 seconds behind Sky.

8km

Not a wonderful time for BMC at the first check: 21 seconds down on the benchmark set by Movistar.

 
17.4km

Astana approach the finish with six riders - including pre-race home favourite Vincenzo Nibali. They set the third best time, 14 seconds down on Sky.

17.4km

Movistar couldn't maintain their form and come home nine seconds down on Sky in second place.

15:47

Final team on the road: Omega Pharma-Quick Step roll down the ramp with Mark Cavendish in a full pink skinsuit.

8km

Astana are six seconds down on Sky at the first check. So Wiggins is six seconds up on Nibali.

17.4km

Not bad for Lampre, all things considered. They're fourth over the finish, just 22 seconds down on Sky.

17.4km

Shambolic for Euskaltel - they finish with four riders coasting across the line... the clock continues for another 10 seconds until the fifth rider crosses the line. It's the 13th best time, 1:01 behind Sky.

15:41 

Lampre are on the final climb and they have just four riders after the fifth is dropped. They'll have to slow the pace and wait up...

15:40 

20 of the 23 teams are on the road now - soon to be 21 with Cadel Evans's BMC atop the ramp.

17.4km

Androni-Giocatolli cross the line to set the ninth best time, 49 seconds down on Sky.

15:38 

Garmin-Sharp, the team of defending champion Ryder Hesjedal and British veteran David Millar, are now on the road.

 
8km

Wow - Movistar roar through the first intermediate check point two seconds quicker than Sky.

17.4km

Not bad at all for Katusha - they cross the line in second place, 19 seconds down on Sky.

15:33 

The RadioShack-Leopard team roll down the ramp. If they beat Omega Pharma-Quick Step by 16 seconds or more, then there's a big chance Danilo Hondo will be in pink today. Of course, it's all relative to Sky's performance...

17.4km

Cannondale approach the finish now. Elia Viviani, second yesterday and wearing the white youth jersey, is one of the five remainding riders for the Italian team. They take fifth, 35 seconds down on Sky.

15:28 

The Astana team of Vincenzo Nibali get their TTT under way. They will know that Sky have just set the best team and so they will no doubt feel the pressure.

17.4km

Not a bad effort from Vini Fantini at all - they cross the line just 22 seconds down on Sky to set the second best time. Blanco are currently third, at 28.

15:26 

Sky will need to beat Omega Pharma-Quick Step by 20 seconds for Cataldo to take pink - and that's discounting performances from other teams such as Garmin, RadioShack and GreenEdge.

17.4km

Sky set the new benchmark time of 22:05, 28 seconds ahead of Blanco. It's Dario Cataldo who crosses the line first - as expected - so he could well be in pink tonight.

15:22 

The remaining five Sky riders have just past two Lotto Belisol cast-offs as they enter the final kilometre. Meanwhile, Lampre roll down the ramp at the start...

17.4km

Lotto Belisol cross the line with six riders to set the 6th best time of 23:05, that's 32 down on Blanco.

 
15:20 

Meanwhile, Sky shed another body. It looks like the bearded Xabier Zandio. Sky are down to five men - so they'll need everyone to stay together until the finish. One puncture could ruin everything...

17.4km

Saxo Bank cross the line to set the third best time at the moment: 22:48. That's 15 seconds down on Blanco. Vacansoleil are down the ramp.

15:17 

Katusha are down the ramp. It's a shame there's no Joaquim Rodriguez in the race - the Spaniard really lit up last year's Giro, and came so close to beating Ryder Hesjedal for the pink jersey in Milan.

17.4km 

Argos Shimano are a huge 45 seconds off Blanco's time at the finish.

15:15 

Now Christian Knees is off the back for Sky. He finished yesterday's opening stage almost three minutes down and so may well have been involved in a crash. Must be feeling it today.

8km

Sky zip through the first intermediate check to set the best time of 10:12 - that's 13 seconds quicker than Blanco. Good start for Wiggo's men.

15:12 

Remarkably, Pate manages to get back on with the rest of his Sky team. They wouldn't have sat up and waited for him - too much at stake - and so that was quite an effort from the American.

15:10 

Sky have already shed their first man: veteran American Danny Pate is off the back. They must be going fast because Pate's no journeyman.

17.4km

Robert Gesink's Blanco blast into the lead with a time of 22:33 which comfortably puts them in the lead.

17.4km

Ag2R-La Mondiale are the new leaders after shaving six seconds off Colombia: 22:55 is the new target time.

 
17.4km

Colombia-Coldeportes, the first team to start, cross the line to set the first target time. They climbers from South America come home in a time of 23:01 to set the benchmark.

15:03

Despite the speculation, all the teams seem to be using time trial bikes so far. Despite the technicalities and all those climbs and bends, there are still enough straights to merit using the specialist equipment.

15:01

Here come one of the stage favourites: the Sky team of Bradley Wiggins roll down the ramp. If they win, they'll hope to put Dario Cataldo in pink this afternoon.

8km

Bardiani Valvole are second quickest at the first intermediate sprint in a time of 10:30.

14:59 

Colombia have already shed two riders as they tackle the fourth climb on the menu. Remember, the time given for the team is taken when the fifth rider crosses the line.

8km

At the first intermediate checkpoint at Casamicciola Terme, Ag2R set a time of 10:34. That's two seconds quicker than Colombia. Blanco come over much quicker at 10:25.

14:54 

Bardiani Valvole and Argos Shimano are on the road, while Saxo Bank are currently on the ramp awaiting their start.

14:49 

It's far from straight-forward for the teams today, with four climbs and countless bends on the 17.4km parcours on the tiny island of Ischia, which is being visited by the race for the first time in 54 years. The course is so short and technical, there's talk that many teams will use road bikes today and not time trial bikes. That remains to be seen...

14:45 

French team Ag2R-La Mondiale are the second team down the ramp. Their big riders are Domenico Pozzovivo and Carlos Betancur. They're followed by the Blanco team of Robert Gesink, who is due a big race after numerous set-backs in Grand Tours.

14:40

We're under way in Ischia! The Colombia-Coldeportes are the first team to roll down the ramp...

 
14:35

Yesterday, Britain's Mark Cavendish won the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia in sunny Naples to take the first maglia rosa of the 96th edition of the race. Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Cavendish came from far back to pip Italian Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) in an explosive bunch sprint in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. After time bonuses allotted to the top three, Cavendish now holds an 8-second lead over Viviani in the GC with Bouhanni third at 12 seconds.

14:30

Welcome to live coverage of stage two of the Giro d'Italia - a highly technical 17.4km team time trial on the island of Ischia which includes several climbs and some tricky bends.

1 Team Sky 22' 05''
2 Movistar +9''
3 Astana +14''
4 Katyusha +19''
5 Vini Fantini +22''
6 Lampre +22''
7 Cannondale +25''
8 LottoNL +28''
9 Orica +28''
10 Vacansoleil +34''
11 Cannondale +35''
12 BMC Racing +37''
13 Bardiani Valvole +41''
14 Trek +43''
15 Tinkoff - Saxo +43''
16 Androni Giocattoli +46''
17 Etixx - Quick-Step +48''
19 FDJ +55''
20 Colombia +56''
21 Lotto +01' 00''
22 Euskaltel +01' 01''
23 AG2R +50''
23 Giant +01' 13''
 RiderTeamTime
1
Italy
Vincenzo Nibali
 
Astana84h 53' 28''
2
Colombia
Rigoberto Urán
Team Sky+4' 43''
3
Australia
Cadel Evans
BMC Racing+5' 52''
4
Italy
Michele Scarponi
Lampre+6' 48''
5
Colombia
Carlos Betancur
AG2R+7' 28''
6
Poland
Przemyslaw Niemiec
Lampre+7' 43''
7
Poland
Rafal Majka
Tinkoff - Saxo+8' 09''
8
Spain
Beñat Intxausti
Movistar+10' 26''
10
Italy
Domenico Pozzovivo
AG2R+10' 59''
11
Italy
Franco Pellizotti
Androni Giocattoli+11' 35''
12
Spain
Samuel Sánchez
Euskaltel+12' 13''
13
Russia
Yury Trofimov
Katyusha+12' 55''
14
Estonia
Tanel Kangert
Astana+12' 57''
15
Croatia
Robert Kišerlovski
Trek+14' 27''
16
Colombia
Sergio Henao
Team Sky+18' 19''
17
Netherlands
Wilco Kelderman
LottoNL+20' 18''
18
Colombia
Darwin Atapuma
Colombia+28' 56''
19
Italy
Damiano Caruso
Cannondale+30' 56''
20
France
Francis Mourey
FDJ+32' 22''
21
Belgium
Francis De Greef
Lotto+33' 20''
22
Spain
Egoi Martínez
Euskaltel+37' 14''
23
Italy
Diego Rosa
Androni Giocattoli+40' 23''
24
Spain
José Herrada
Movistar+40' 34''
25
Russia
Evgueni Petrov
Tinkoff - Saxo+41' 54''
26
Netherlands
Steven Kruijswijk
LottoNL+42' 36''
27
Colombia
José Serpa
Lampre+44' 17''
28
Colombia
Fabio Duarte
Colombia+47' 37''
29
Spain
Rafael Valls
Vacansoleil+54' 29''
30
Italy
Ivan Santaromita
BMC Racing+56' 52''
31
Spain
Juan Manuel Gárate
LottoNL+58' 21''
32
France
Hubert Dupont
AG2R+1h 02' 05''
33
Spain
Jorge Azanza
Euskaltel+1h 07' 21''
34
Switzerland
Steve Morabito
BMC Racing+1h 10' 16''
35
Italy
Giovanni Visconti
Movistar+1h 10' 47''
36
Portugal
Tiago Machado
Trek+1h 12' 10''
37
Belarus
Kanstantsin Siutsou
Team Sky+1h 13' 17''
38
Netherlands
Pieter Weening
Orica+1h 17' 18''
39
Italy
Valerio Agnoli
Astana+1h 18' 46''
40
Russia
Petr Ignatenko
Katyusha+1h 20' 46''
41
Italy
Giampaolo Caruso
Katyusha+1h 22' 00''
42
Italy
Fabio Aru
Astana+1h 24' 53''
43
Italy
Fabio Felline
Androni Giocattoli+1h 30' 59''
44
Italy
Stefano Pirazzi
Bardiani Valvole+1h 33' 42''
45
Colombia
Miguel Ángel Rubiano
Androni Giocattoli+1h 34' 47''
46
Colombia
Jarlinson Pantano
Colombia+1h 35' 37''
47
Russia
Vladimir Karpets
Movistar+1h 36' 00''
48
Netherlands
Stef Clement
LottoNL+1h 38' 38''
49
United States
Tom Danielson
Cannondale+1h 39' 17''
50
Venezuela
Jackson Rodríguez
Androni Giocattoli+1h 39' 22''
51
Luxembourg
Ben Gastauer
AG2R+1h 40' 31''
52
United States
Peter Stetina
Cannondale+1h 42' 37''
53
France
Thomas Damuseau
Giant+1h 42' 54''
54
Netherlands
Rob Ruijgh
Vacansoleil+1h 44' 41''
55
Italy
Matteo Rabottini
Vini Fantini+1h 44' 44''
56
Italy
Simone Stortoni
Lampre+1h 47' 10''
57
Italy
Dario Cataldo
Team Sky+1h 49' 35''
58
Italy
Emanuele Sella
Androni Giocattoli+1h 52' 02''
59
Italy
Luca Paolini
Katyusha+1h 57' 35''
60
Germany
Christian Knees
Team Sky+1h 59' 02''
61
Portugal
Bruno Pires
Tinkoff - Saxo+1h 59' 27''
62
Poland
Michal Golas
Etixx - Quick-Step+2h 03' 06''
63
Germany
Paul Martens
LottoNL+2h 04' 25''
64
Spain
Gorka Verdugo
Euskaltel+2h 04' 57''
65
Russia
Vladimir Gusev
Katyusha+2h 05' 07''
66
Spain
Francisco Ventoso
Movistar+2h 05' 43''
67
Italy
Paolo Longo Borghini
Cannondale+2h 06' 59''
68
Croatia
Kristijan Ðurasek
Lampre+2h 08' 02''
69
Germany
Patrick Gretsch
Giant+2h 08' 14''
70
Italy
Eros Capecchi
Movistar+2h 11' 19''
71
Italy
Francesco Bongiorno
Bardiani Valvole+2h 12' 04''
72
Australia
Adam Hansen
Lotto+2h 14' 40''
73
Italy
Salvatore Puccio
Team Sky+2h 15' 01''
74
Belgium
Jens Keukeleire
Orica+2h 16' 21''
75
Canada
Dominique Rollin
FDJ+2h 17' 45''
76
Italy
Marco Marcato
Vacansoleil+2h 17' 54''
77
Belgium
Serge Pauwels
Etixx - Quick-Step+2h 20' 10''
78
Netherlands
Koen de Kort
Giant+2h 20' 49''
79
Colombia
Leonardo Duque
Colombia+2h 21' 24''
80
Italy
Daniele Pietropolli
Lampre+2h 21' 51''
81
Portugal
Nélson Oliveira
Trek+2h 25' 34''
82
Spain
Xabier Zandio
Team Sky+2h 26' 25''
83
Belgium
Frederik Veuchelen
Vacansoleil+2h 31' 39''
84
Switzerland
Danilo Wyss
BMC Racing+2h 32' 56''
85
Spain
Pablo Lastras
Movistar+2h 33' 46''
86
Italy
Cristiano Salerno
Cannondale+2h 34' 25''
87
Lithuania
Ramunas Navardauskas
Cannondale+2h 34' 27''
88
Italy
Alessandro Proni
Vini Fantini+2h 36' 35''
89
Italy
Sonny Colbrelli
Bardiani Valvole+2h 36' 44''
90
Sweden
Fredrik Kessiakoff
Astana+2h 37' 04''
91
Colombia
Cayetano Sarmiento
Cannondale+2h 37' 50''
92
Slovenia
Robert Vrecer
Euskaltel+2h 38' 43''
93
Italy
Fabio Sabatini
Cannondale+2h 40' 29''
94
Colombia
Robinson Chalapud
Colombia+2h 41' 16''
95
Denmark
Lars Bak
Lotto+2h 42' 00''
96
Germany
Danilo Hondo
Trek+2h 42' 21''
97
Australia
Rory Sutherland
Tinkoff - Saxo+2h 44' 50''
98
Italy
Oscar Gatto
Vini Fantini+2h 44' 53''
99
Italy
Paolo Tiralongo
Astana+2h 45' 35''
100
Italy
Manuele Boaro
Tinkoff - Saxo+2h 46' 42''
101
Netherlands
Martijn Keizer
Vacansoleil+2h 48' 45''
102
Italy
Stefano Locatelli
Bardiani Valvole+2h 49' 20''
103
Russia
Pavel Brutt
Katyusha+2h 51' 24''
104
Belgium
Gert Dockx
Lotto+2h 52' 14''
105
Italy
Gianluca Brambilla
Etixx - Quick-Step+2h 52' 48''
106
Kazakhstan
Andrey Zeits
Astana+2h 52' 59''
107
France
Guillaume Bonnafond
AG2R+2h 53' 09''
108
Italy
Stefano Garzelli
Vini Fantini+2h 53' 18''
109
Spain
Vicente Reynés
Lotto+2h 54' 12''
110
United States
Christian Vande Velde
Cannondale+2h 56' 49''
111
Netherlands
Dirk Bellemakers
Lotto+2h 57' 11''
112
Sweden
Tobias Ludvigsson
Giant+2h 57' 42''
113
Italy
Tiziano Dall'Antonia
Cannondale+3h 00' 15''
114
Italy
Alan Marangoni
Cannondale+3h 00' 24''
115
France
Johan Le Bon
FDJ+3h 00' 57''
116
Spain
Juan José Cobo
Movistar+3h 01' 32''
117
Belgium
Frederik Willems
Lotto+3h 03' 04''
118
Italy
Matteo Trentin
Etixx - Quick-Step+3h 03' 23''
119
Italy
Elia Viviani
Cannondale+3h 04' 25''
120
Italy
Filippo Pozzato
Lampre+3h 05' 27''
121
Australia
Brett Lancaster
Orica+3h 06' 56''
122
New Zealand
George Bennett
Trek+3h 07' 01''
123
Slovenia
Luka Mezgec
Giant+3h 10' 39''
124
France
Jérôme Pineau
Etixx - Quick-Step+3h 12' 42''
125
Italy
Sacha Modolo
Bardiani Valvole+3h 15' 47''
126
Denmark
Mads Christensen
Tinkoff - Saxo+3h 17' 16''
127
Isle of Man
Mark Cavendish
Etixx - Quick-Step+3h 19' 16''
128
Australia
Cameron Wurf
Cannondale+3h 19' 38''
129
Netherlands
Albert Timmer
Giant+3h 19' 44''
130
Italy
Giacomo Nizzolo
Trek+3h 19' 54''
131
Netherlands
Maarten Tjallingii
LottoNL+3h 21' 02''
132
Belgium
Julien Vermote
Etixx - Quick-Step+3h 21' 52''
133
Ukraine
Yaroslav Popovych
Trek+3h 21' 56''
134
United States
Danny Pate
Team Sky+3h 23' 47''
135
Netherlands
Brian Bulgaç
Lotto+3h 25' 33''
136
Netherlands
Thomas Dekker
Cannondale+3h 26' 28''
137
Italy
Nicola Boem
Bardiani Valvole+3h 29' 53''
138
Italy
Edoardo Zardini
Bardiani Valvole+3h 30' 03''
139
Italy
Marco Canola
Bardiani Valvole+3h 33' 22''
140
Italy
Daniel Oss
BMC Racing+3h 34' 46''
141
South Africa
Robert Hunter
Cannondale+3h 35' 17''
142
Australia
Luke Durbridge
Orica+3h 37' 21''
143
Canada
Christian Meier
Orica+3h 37' 26''
144
Italy
Manuel Belletti
AG2R+3h 38' 31''
145
Portugal
Ricardo Mestre
Euskaltel+3h 39' 17''
146
Kazakhstan
Dmitriy Gruzdev
Astana+3h 40' 15''
147
Brazil
Murilo Fischer
FDJ+3h 40' 46''
148
England
Alex Dowsett
Movistar+3h 40' 57''
149
England
Steven Cummings
BMC Racing+3h 44' 28''
150
Italy
Roberto Ferrari
Lampre+3h 46' 26''
151
Italy
Giairo Ermeti
Androni Giocattoli+3h 46' 45''
152
Greece
Ioannis Tamouridis
Euskaltel+3h 47' 23''
153
New Zealand
Jesse Sergent
Trek+3h 47' 31''
154
Canada
Svein Tuft
Orica+3h 50' 01''
155
Netherlands
Maurits Lammertink
Vacansoleil+3h 53' 10''
156
Belgium
Kenny Dehaes
Lotto+3h 57' 40''
157
Belgium
Bert De Backer
Giant+3h 59' 30''
158
Belgium
Willem Wauters
Vacansoleil+4h 03' 29''
159
Belgium
Iljo Keisse
Etixx - Quick-Step+4h 04' 57''
160
Netherlands
Jens Mouris
Orica+4h 06' 33''
161
Netherlands
Pim Ligthart
Vacansoleil+4h 06' 50''
162
Colombia
Wilson Marentes
Colombia+4h 10' 25''
163
France
Laurent Pichon
FDJ+4h 13' 50''
164
Colombia
Edwin Ávila
Colombia+4h 17' 09''
165
Brazil
Rafael Andriato
Vini Fantini+4h 23' 10''
166
Spain
Miguel Mínguez
Euskaltel+4h 24' 54''
167
England
Adam Blythe
BMC Racing+4h 28' 23''
168
Italy
Davide Appollonio
AG2R+4h 28' 36''
0
Italy
Mauro Santambrogio
Vini Fantini+10' 32''
 Team Time
1Team Sky 254h 34' 25''
2Astana +4' 29''
3Movistar +7' 27''
4Lampre +10' 35''
5LottoNL +15' 58''
6AG2R +24' 59''
7Androni Giocattoli +39' 16''
8Euskaltel +55' 42''
9BMC Racing +1h 03' 24''
10Katyusha +1h 08' 43''
11Vini Fantini +1h 09' 19''
12Tinkoff - Saxo +1h 18' 01''
13Colombia +1h 27' 01''
14Trek +1h 52' 08''
15Cannondale +2h 40' 42''
16Vacansoleil +3h 07' 40''
17Lotto +3h 14' 38''
18Cannondale +3h 23' 53''
19FDJ +3h 26' 38''
20Bardiani Valvole +3h 30' 49''
21Giant +3h 53' 11''
22Etixx - Quick-Step +5h 08' 39''
23Orica +5h 25' 19''