Barbaresco - Barolo 41.9 km Timetrial
Moment of truth for many of the GC candidates. There isn't a whole lot of timetrialing pedigree among them in this race, most of them seem to talk of "limiting losses" and pointing out that it probably won't matter much anyway with the quantity of climbing coming later. But fact remains that this is 42 kilometers of very challenging terrain and lots of time can be won and lost here, especially with a long 249 km stage yesterday that turned into a stressing hammerfest for much of the day. By tonight we should have a much clearer picture of who actually stands a chance of being on the podium in Trieste.
Racing aside, today should be all about the wine as the course passes some of the most famous wineyards in Italy so without further ado here's.......
Amy's wine tip for the day: Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba
I debated drinking a Barolo or Barbaresco. But budget and the lack of aged bottles in my cellar, plus an excellent suggestion from the folks at a local wine shop, sent me to this wine. So, a doclcetto d'Alba from a great Barolo house. Deep purple in the glass, with plums and cherries with a hint of violets and herbs. This one was good enough that I may need to buy a bottle or two more to see how it ages.
Il Big del Giorno:Cadel Evans
Evans in timetrials is a bit of a crapshoot but with most of the other TT specialists out or walking wounded at this point it's hard to look past him for the stagewin .
TUFT Svein CAN OGE 12.45'00"
HEPBURN Michael AUS OGE 12.48'00"
GRETSCH Patrick GER ALM 13.31'00"
MALORI Adriano ITA MOV 13.42'00"
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NOR SKY 14.19'00"
CASTROVIEJO Jonathan ESP MOV 14.23'00"
DUQUE Leonardo Fabio COL COL 14.45'00"
SCARPONI Michele ITA AST 14.46'00"
ZOIDL Riccardo AUT TFR 14.47'00"
GOOS Marc NED BEL 14.48'00"
LOSADA ALGUACIL Alberto ESP KAT 14.49'00"
BATTAGLIN Enrico ITA BAR 14.50'00"
CATALDO Dario ITA SKY 14.51'00"
ARMEE Sander BEL LTB 14.52'00"
MONTAGUTI Matteo ITA ALM 14.53'00"
TIRALONGO Paolo ITA AST 14.54'00"
NIEMIEC Przemyslaw POL LAM 14.55'00"
LUDVIGSSON Tobias SWE GIA 14.56'00"
ROCHE Nicholas IRL TCS 14.57'00"
SANTAROMITA Ivan ITA OGE 14.58'00"
BOUET Maxime FRA ALM 14.59'00"
MORENO FERNANDEZ Danie ESP KAT 15.00'00"
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian COL SKY 15.01'00"
POLANC Jan SLO LAM 15.02'00"
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson COL COL 15.03'00"
LANDA MEANA Mikel ESP AST 15.04'00"
POLJANSKI Pawel POL TCS 15.05'00"
FINETTO Mauro ITA NRI 15.06'00"
SORENSEN Chris Anker DEN TCS 15.07'00"
MOUREY Francis FRA FDJ 15.08'00"
THURAU Bjorn GER EUC 15.09'00"
CARDOSO Andre Fernando POR GRS 15.10'00"
PAUWELS Serge BEL OPQ 15.11'00"
ROGERS Michael AUS TCS 15.12'00"
MALACARNE Davide ITA EUC 15.13'00"
PREIDLER Georg AUT GIA 15.14'00"
DUARTE AREVALO Fabio An COL COL 15.15'00"
HERRADA José ESP MOV 15.16'00"
SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samue ESP BMC 15.17'00"
GENIEZ Alexandre FRA FDJ 15.18'00"
CUNEGO Damiano ITA LAM 15.19'00"
ULISSI Diego ITA LAM 15.20'00"
PELLIZOTTI Franco ITA AND 15.23'00"
SIUTSOU Kanstantsin BLR SKY 15.26'00"
DUPONT Hubert FRA ALM 15.29'00"
BRAMBILLA Gianluca ITA OPQ 15.32'00"
RABOTTINI Matteo ITA NRI 15.35'00"
HESJEDAL Ryder CAN GRS 15.38'00"
VUILLERMOZ Alexis FRA ALM 15.41'00"
MONFORT Maxime BEL LTB 15.44'00"
POELS Wouter NED OPQ 15.47'00"
ROLLAND Pierre FRA EUC 15.50'00"
BASSO Ivan ITA CAN 15.53'00"
KISERLOVSKI Robert CRO TFR 15.56'00"
QUINTANA Nairo COL MOV 15.59'00"
KELDERMAN Wilco NED BEL 16.02'00"
ARU Fabio ITA AST 16.05'00"
MORABITO Steve SUI BMC 16.08'00"
POZZOVIVO Domenico ITA ALM 16.11'00"
MAJKA Rafal POL TCS 16.14'00"
URAN URAN Rigoberto COL OPQ 16.17'00"
EVANS Cadel AUS BMC 16.20'00"