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Giro d'Italia
     

By Graham Jones and Barry Boyce
CyclingRevealed Historians

 

 

Giro d'Italia Champions Living and Dead

 

All for One and One for All

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giro d'Italia 2008: A Daily Journal of CyclingRevealed's Perspective on the race

Stage by Stage Recap

Below our pictorial review of the Giro provides a convenient way to capture the stage by stage action. Simply click on the stage winner pictures below.

Race Leaders:

Stage 1 Vander Velde
Stage 2-5 Pellizotti
Stage 6-13 Visconti
Stage 14 Bosisio
Stg 15-21 Contador
Giro Victory!

Race Leaders ( Images © La Gazetta )

Stage Winners 1 to 9: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 1 Slipstream
Stage 2 Ricco
Stage 3 Bennati
Stage 4 Cavendish
Stage 5 Brutt
Stage 6 Priamo
Stage 7 Bosisio
Stage 8 Ricco
Stage 9 Bennati

Click on the picture for each story Stg 1-9 ( Images © La Gazetta )

Standings after Stage 9:

Pos. Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Giovanni Visconti
(Ita)
QST
42h14'16"
2
Matthias Russ
(Ger)
GST
+34"
3
Gabriele Bosisio
(Ita)
LPR
+5'53"
4
Danilo Di Luca
(Ita)
LPR
+7'27"
5
Emanuele Sella
(Spa)
CSF
+7'32"
6
Riccardo Ricco
(Ita)
SDV
+7'33"
7
Felix Cardenas
(Ita)
BAR
+7'46"
8
Alberto Cantador
(Ita)
AST
+7'56"
9
Franco Pellizotti
(Ita)
LIQ
+8'11"
10
Vincenzo Nibali
(Ita)
LIQ
+8'15"

 

Stage Winners 10 to 16: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 10 Bruseghin
Stage 11 Bertolini
Stage 12 Bennati
Stage 13 Cavendish
Stage 14 Sella
Stage 15 Sella
Stage 16 Pellizotti

Click on the picture for each story Stg 10-16 ( Images © La Gazetta )

Standings after Stage 16:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Alberto Cantador
(Spa)
AST
68h47'31"
2
Riccardo Ricco
(Ita)
SDV
+41"
3
Gilberto Simoni
(Ita)
SDA
+1'21"
4
Marzio Bruseghin
(Ita)
LAM
+2'00"
5
Franco Pellizotti
(Ita)
LIQ

+2'05"

6
Danilo Di Luca
(Ita)
LPR
+2'18"
7
Denis Menchov
(Rus)
RAB
+2'47"
8
Emanuele Sella
(Ita)
CSF
+4'25"
9
Jurgen Van Den Broack
(Bel)
SIL
+4'26"
10
Domenico Pozzovivo
(Ita)
CSF
+5'25"

 

Stage Winners 17 to 21: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 17 Greipel
Stage 18 Voigt
Stage 19 Kiryienka
Stage 20 Sella
Stage 21 Pinotti

Click on the picture for each story Stg 17-21( Images © La Gazetta )

Final Standings:

Pos. Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Alberto Cantador
(Spa)
AST
89h56'49"
2
Riccardo Ricco
(Ita)
SDV
+1'57"
3
Marzio Bruseghin
(Ita)
LAM
+2'54"
4
Franco Pellizotti
(Ita)
LIQ
+2'56"
5
Denis Menchov
(Rus)
RAB

+3'37"

6
Emanuele Sella
(Ita)
CSF
+4'31"
7
Jurgen Van Den Broeck
(Bel)
SIL
+6'30"
8
Danilo Di Luca
(Ita)
LPR
+7'15"
9
Domenico Pozzovivo
(Ita)
CSF
+7'53"
10
Gilberto Simoni
(Ita)
SDA
+11'03"


Giro podium (L to R) Marzo Bruseghin, Alberto Contador, and Riccardo Ricco ( Images © La Gazetta )

 

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