Giro D’Italia – Stage 15

Ivan Basso has answered back. Basso has dropped the hammer on today’s stage and again the race seems to change every day as he has vaulted himself into the top three in the overall classification. The Spaniards Arroyo, who was wearing pink, and Sastre, arguably the favorite going into these mountain stages, conceded time to their main GC rivals, although Sastre fought back to limit his losses. Tuesday’s TT stage will likely bump Porte out of the top three or very close to it, and bring Arroyo into striking distance in the final time trial. So what does this all mean? Well, Basso, Sastre and Evans all look like they have a serious shot at the Maglia Rosa, so as is always the case with the Giro, it’s wide open and it’s going to be exciting.

Watch the last km: RAI Sport

Stage 15 Top Three

1. Ivan Basso (Liquigas)__________6:21:28
2. Cadel Evans (BMC)____________+1:18
3. Michele Scarponi (AND)________+1:31

1. Ivan Basso (Liquigas)__________6:21:28
2. Cadel Evans (BMC)____________+1:18
3. Michele Scarponi (AND)________+1:31
4. Damiano Cunego (Lampre)______+1:57
5. Alexander Vinokourov (Astana)__+2:25
6. Carlos Sastre (Cervelo)_________+2:44
7. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)_______+3:07
8. Marco Pinotti (Columbia)________+3:20
9. Dan Martin (Garmin)____________+3:31
10. John Gadret (AG2R)____________+3:47
11. David Arroyo (Caisse D’Epargne)_+3:50

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GC Standings after 15 stages

1. David Arroyo (Caisse D’Epargne)______67:48:42
2. Richie Porte (Saxo Bank)_____________+2.35
3. Ivan Basso (Liquigas)_______________+3:33
4. Carlos Sastre (Cervélo)______________+ 4:21
5. Cadel Evans (BMC)_________________+4:43
6. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana)______+5:51
7. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)__________+6:08
8. Michele Scarponi (AND)____________+6:34
9. Linus Gerdemann (Milram)___________+7:12
10. Robert Kiserlovski (Liquigas)_________+8:13
11. Damiano Cunego (Lampre)__________+9:19
12. Marco Pinotti (Columbia)____________+9:53

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