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2012 Monviso-Venezia — Il Padania

2012 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates3–7 September
Stages5
Distance913 km (567.3 mi)
Winning time22h 33' 52"
Results
Winner  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) (Liquigas–Cannondale)
  Second  Riccardo Chiarini (ITA) (Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela)
  Third  Franco Pellizotti (ITA) (Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela)

Points  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) (Liquigas–Cannondale)
Mountains  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) (Liquigas–Cannondale)
Youth  Carlos Betancur (COL) (Acqua & Sapone)
  Team Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
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The 2012 Monviso-Venezia — Il Padania was the second edition of the race, held in 2011 as Giro di Padania. The race started on 3 September in Sant'Agostino and ended on 7 September in Frabosa Soprana,[1][2] passing through the area struck by an earthquake in May 2012.[3][4]

19 teams and 152 riders participated to the race. The 2011 winner Ivan Basso did not take part in the race, with 2010 Vuelta a España winner Vincenzo Nibali leading team Liquigas–Cannondale instead. Other notable riders who participated were the winner of the 2011 Giro d'Italia Michele Scarponi, the sprinter Alessandro Petacchi, the 2012 Italian Road Race Champion Franco Pellizotti and the 2004 Liège–Bastogne–Liège winner Davide Rebellin.[5]

The race was dominated by Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas–Cannondale), who took the leader's jersey on the third stage (won by Oscar Gatto),[6][7] won the fourth stage[8][9] and the General classification[10][11] as well as the Points and King of the Mountains classifications. Acqua & Sapone's Carlos Betancur won the Young Rider classification, and Androni Giocattoli finished first in the Team classification.[12]

Race Overview

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1a 3 September Sant'Agostino to Bondeno 83 km (51.6 mi) Flat stage  Enrico Rossi (ITA)
1b San Giovanni Persiceto to Crevalcore 18 km (11.2 mi) Team time trial Colnago–CSF Bardiani
2 4 September Poggio Renatico to San Vendemiano 223 km (138.6 mi) Flat stage  Sacha Modolo (ITA)
3 5 September Castelfranco Veneto to Merate 229 km (142.3 mi) Flat stage  Oscar Gatto (ITA)
4 6 September Lazzate to Passo della Bocchetta 186 km (115.6 mi) Mountain stage  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
5 7 September Acqui Terme to Frabosa Soprana 174 km (108.1 mi) Mountain stage  Carlos Betancur (COL)
Total 913 km (567.3 mi)

Final standings

[12]

General Classification

Rider Team Time
1  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale 22h 33' 52"
2  Riccardo Chiarini (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela + 40"
3  Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela + 44"
4  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 46"
5  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Meridiana–Kamen + 1' 18"
6  Emanuele Sella (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela + 1' 21"
7  Matteo Rabottini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia + 1' 29"
8  Carlos Betancur (COL) Acqua & Sapone + 2' 00"
9  Kristijan Đurasek (CRO) Adria Mobil + 2' 14"
10  Darwin Atapuma (COL) Colombia–Coldeportes + 2' 48"

Points Classification

Rider Team Points
1  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale 20
2  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Meridiana–Kamen 16
3  Riccardo Chiarini (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela 12

King of the Mountains Classification

Rider Team Points
1  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale 16
2  José Serpa (COL) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela 8
3  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Meridiana–Kamen 6

Young Rider Classification

Rider Team Time
1  Carlos Betancur (COL) Acqua & Sapone 22h 14' 36"
2  Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 5' 29"
3  Jan Hirt (CZE) Leopard–Trek Continental Team + 11' 46"

References

  1. ^ "2012 Grio di Padania - Stages", Cycling News, 7 September 2012. Retrieved on 24 September 2012.
  2. ^ (Italian) Almeida, Giampaolo. "Presentazione Giro di Padania 2012", Spazio Ciclismo, 2 September 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Deadly northern Italy earthquake hits heritage sites". BBC News. 20 May 2012.
  4. ^ (Italian) Ufficio Stampa – Il Padania "Il Padania parte dall'Emilia, tra sport, emozioni e solidarietà" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, Ciclismo Pavese, 29 August 2012. Retrieved on 26 September 2012.
  5. ^ (Italian) Redazione Spaziociclismo. "Il Padania 2012, la startlist definitiva", Spazio Ciclismo, 2 September 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  6. ^ (Italian) Pastonesi, Marco. "Due zampate di Gatto a Merate, Nibali nuovo leader del Padania", La Gazzetta dello Sport, 5 September 2012. Retrieved on 24 September 2012.
  7. ^ Eurosport Australia. "Gatto wins third stage of Giro di Padania", Eurosport, 6 September 2012. Retrieved on 24 September 2012.
  8. ^ Barry, Adam. "Vincenzo Nibali wins the penultimate stage at the Giro di Padania 2012" Archived 2013-01-17 at archive.today, Bettor.com – Sport News.
  9. ^ (Italian) Redazione Sportitalia. "Il Padania: Nibali domina a Passo della Bocchetta ed ipoteca il trionfo finale", Sportitalia Web, 6 September 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  10. ^ Eurosport. "Nibali wins Giro di Padania", Yahoo Eurosport, 7 September 2012. Retrieved on 24 September 2012.
  11. ^ (Italian) Pastonesi, Marco. "Nibali, il Padania è in tasca", La Gazzetta dello Sport, 7 September 2012. Retrieved on 24 September 2012.
  12. ^ a b "2012 Giro di Padania - Results", Cycling News, 7 September 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
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