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Behind seventeen stages from twenty one. Among participants of race nikolayevets Andrey Grivko (ISD) and pupil of May Day cycling Yury Krivtsov (AG2R La Mondiale).
Last Monday on 16 - the m a stage (A pergola - Monte Petrano, 237 km) were won by Spaniard Carlos Sastre (Cervelo Test Team) - 7.11.54. Andrey Grivko lost 4.20 and finished 22 - m Yury Krivtsov took 98-е a place with lag from the first at 38.14.
In the environment 17-й the stage (Kyeti - Blokhaus, 83 km) was won by Italian Franco Pellitsotti (Liquigas) - 2.21.06. Grivko lagged behind on 7.15, at him 45-I a line of the final protocol. Krivtsov conceded to the winner 10.10 and took 55-е a place.
In general classification after seventeen stages on - former Denis Menshov from Rabobank is in the lead. From Ukrainians the best - галичанин Yaroslav Popovic from "Astana". He loses to the Russian 16.43 and goes 14 - m. Grivko has 34.13 lags and 22-е a place. But in "mountain" classification Andrey on the second position, but his loss to Italian Stephano Garzelli (to Acqua&Sapone) for two last stages grew to 22 points.
Yury Krivtsov concedes in the overall ranking to the leader more than three hours and is on 127-й to a line. The well-known Lens Armstrong ("Astana") who took place on 12-й to a line doesn't give up. Its loss to the leader makes 12 minutes 17 seconds. 172 racers from 198, starting at the first stage functioned.
Dzhiro d' Italy. General classification.
After seventeen stages. Personal offset.
1. D. Menshov (Russia) - 72.28.24
2. D. di Luka (Italy)-0.26
3. F. Pellitsotti (Italy-2.00
... 14. Ya. Popovic (Ukraine)-16.43
22. A. Grivko (Ukraine, Nikolaev)-34.13
49. V. Gustov (Ukraine)-1.24.53
67. D. Grabovsky (Ukraine)-1.59.02
127. Yu. Krivtsov (Ukraine)-3.11.10
1. Astana - 217.06.10
... 11. AG2R La Mondiale-2.00.34
... 16. ISD-3.07.00
1. S. Garzelli (Italy) - 61
2. A. Grivko (Ukraine, Nikolaev) - 39
3. D. di Luka (Italy) - 39
..49. Yu. Krivtsov (Ukraine) - 1