Giro d’Italia Stage 20, Colle delle Finestre

Giro d'Italia
It wasn't the battle I was hoping for last night, but watching the race go over the Colle delle Finestre was awesome. The descent down to Sestriere looked phenomenal. Contador just sat in barely even breathing while Nibali probably lost his race for second.

Not a bad ride for Vasili Kiryienka who’s an ex-trackie to take the win on one of the biggest days of the Giro. This guy can do it all – TT, climb, sprint…

Check out Veeral Patel’s video of the atmosphere on the mountain last night:

Cam’s Giro Diary

You can also follow Cam Meyer on twitter and on his facebook page.

Stage 20 coming soon. Stage 19 now updated.

Final Kilometers

Photos

courtesy of Veeral Patel, Sirotti, and RCS

Stage 20 Results

1 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 6:17:03
2 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:04:43
3 Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 0:04:50
4 Carlos Alberto Betancourt Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone 0:05:31
5 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:54
6 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre – ISD 0:05:58
7 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard
9 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC
10 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 0:06:16

66 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:26:51
154 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:42:38

General Classification after Stage 20

1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 83:34:25
2 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre – ISD 0:05:18
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:14
4 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:49
5 Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 0:09:27
6 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:10:23
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 0:10:38
8 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC 0:10:51
9 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:56
10 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:12:57

83 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 2:46:50
137 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4:04:36

Stage 21 Preview

There’s already a party brewing in Milan in anticipation for the final stage. Wouldn’t it be great to be there?




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  • Anonymous

    winner!

  • Anonymous

    winner!

  • Anonymous

    Cant believe I just did that. Some great pics today. Veeral how far away were you from those landscape shots to get your 500mm to take in that view? Good work

  • Slhaydon

    Ill take first thankyou.

    Beautiful scenery last night.

  • Slhaydon

    damn. relegated to third for pushing.

  • http://twitter.com/jxpphotography Jarrod Partridge

    I thought Strath Creek was pretty cool yesterday, but its got nothing on this!

    Awesome stuff Veeral!

  • pinarello413

    so many hotties, oh and nice cycling shots

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636550395 Robert Merkel

    Strath Creek still beats working :)

  • Notso Swift

    Go Ritchie for tonight!

  • Mdb

    further proof Australia has it very wrong…..look at their radio dj’s in Italy…. we have kyle sandilands…..
    forza italia 

  • http://twitter.com/OnevFoto O’nev

    Well i never took the 500mm up because its too darn heavy to carry up the steep hill. See here, how steep and how far I had to walk to get up,http://www.cyclingtipsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/giro-stage20-15.jpg. Most of the landscape  photographs were taken with the 17-40mm from the top of Finestre.

    Finestre and Mt Etna are two amazing places to go for a ride.

  • Rossco

    The new website is fantastic, good job. Huge improvement on the last one!

  • Slhaydon

    Veerals video is superbe. what an atmosphere, that really put a smile on my face.

    What are they chanting?

  • http://twitter.com/dan__wilkins Dan Wilkins

    ahhaha… that video is a rippa!

  • http://twitter.com/OnevFoto O’nev

    they are chanting “ride!!” and if you hear the word “Vai” it means go. Gotta love the cycling passion of the Italians

  • Tim

    I will check out the Finestre (and Restafond, Agnel and Izoard) on a sneaky incursion from France pre Etape.  Stand by for photos CT.

  • Abdu Whereareyou

    Great Giro by John Gadret and the big little man Rujano! Panache and attacks all through the mountains from those two.

    Hope they’re doing the Tour?

  • Abdu Whereareyou

    Great Giro by John Gadret and the big little man Rujano! Panache and attacks all through the mountains from those two.

    Hope they’re doing the Tour?

  • Abdu Whereareyou

    Sorry for the echo…

    Gadret has redeemed himself in my books (like he cares), some great climbing from the man, although he does look scarily like The Chicken Rasmussen in this pic: http://www.velo-art.org/2011/05/blog-post_18.html#links

    I just wish Richie P didn’t knacker himself out so much riding for Clenbutador, what are his chances now in the Tour?

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