Giro D’Italia – Stage 7

In what could likely go down as one of the finest grand tour stages of the decade, the 7th stage of the Giro D’Italia has left its muddy mark on the peloton. Cadel Evans has won the hilly, wet, muddy, cobbled stage that looked more like Belgium in April than Italy in May. Within the last 20km, it was the course putting the hurt on the riders as the strade bianche and rain combined for a slippery affair. Riders were down left and right as the favorites scrambled through the slop, and only three emerged from the chaos – Cadel Evans, Alexandr Vinokourov and Damiano Cunego. They were followed closly by Marco Pinotti and David Arroyo Duran.

For Vincenzo Nibali and Ivan Basso, things were bad as Liquigas was caught in crashes and lost significant time. However, the worst fate was dealt to Carlos Sastre, as he was involved in two (or more) crashes, one with Nibali, and lost 5’20, likely insurmountable time.

Watch the last km here: Rai Sport

Stage 7 top three
1. Cadel Evans (BMC)__________5:13:37
2. Damiano Cunego (LAM)______0:02
3. Alexandr Vinokourov (AST)___s.t.

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Stage 7 results

1. Cadel Evans (BMC)__________5:13:37
2. Damiano Cunego (LAM)______0:02
3. Alexandr Vinokourov (AST)___s.t.
4. Marco Pinotti (THR)_________0.06
5. David Arroyo (GCE)_________0:12
6. Stefano Garzelli (ASA)_______0:27
7. John Gadret (ALM)__________0:29
8. Michele Scarponi (AND)______1.01
9. Cateyano Sarmiento (ASA)___1.07
10. Jan Bakelandts (OLO)_______1.14
11. David Millar (GRM)__________s.t.
12. Linus Gerdemann (MRM)_____s.t.

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GC after stage 7

1. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana)_________24:09:42
2. Cadel Evans (BMC)____________________+1:12
3. David Millar (Garmin-Transitions)_______+1:29
4. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha)_____________+1:30
5. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)______________+1:33
6. Marco Pinotti (Columbia)_______________+1:40
7. Linus Gerdemann (Team Milram)________+1:50
8. Ivan Basso (Liquigas)__________________+1:51
9. Thomas Rohregger (Milram)_____________+1:54
10. Richie Porte (Saxo Bank)_______________+2:00
11. Stefano Garzelli (Aqua Sapone)_________+2:47
12. Damiano Cunego (Lampre)_____________+3:08
13. Michele Scarpoini (AND)_______________+3:09
14. David Duran Arroyo (Caisse D’Epargne)__+3:38

24. Carlos Sastre (Cervelo)_______________+7:06

26. Bradley Wiggins (Sky)_________________+8:39

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