2015 Giro del Trentino

The 2015 Giro del Trentino was the 39th edition of the Giro del Trentino cycling stage race. The official name of the race was Giro del Trentino-Melinda, as the former one-day race Trofeo Melinda merged with the Giro del Trentino due to financial issues.[1] For this reason, the last stage of Giro del Trentino passed through Val di Sole and Val di Non, on the traditional route of the Trofeo Melinda.[1] The race started on 21 April in Riva del Garda and ended on 24 April in Cles. The race consisted of four stages; as in the recent years, the first was a team time trial from Riva del Garda to Arco. The race was part of the 2015 UCI Europe Tour, and is rated as a 2.HC event.[2][3]

2015 Giro del Trentino
2015 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
DatesApril 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)–April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24)
Stages4
Distance526.5 km (327.2 mi)
Winning time13hr 43' 41"
Results
Winner  Richie Porte (AUS) (Team Sky)
  Second  Mikel Landa (ESP) (Astana)
  Third  Leopold König (CZE) (Team Sky)

Mountains  Rodolfo Torres (COL) (Colombia)
Youth  Louis Meintjes (RSA) (MTN–Qhubeka)
Sprints  Cesare Benedetti (ITA) (Bora–Argon 18)
  Team Astana
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The race has been won by Team Sky's Australian rider Richie Porte, who took the leader's jersey after winning the second stage.[4][5] Spaniard Mikel Landa of Astana was second and Porte's team mate Leopold König was third.[6] Colombian Rodolfo Torres of Colombia claimed the Mountains classification, Cesare Benedetti (Bora–Argon 18) won the Intermediate Sprints classification, and MTN–Qhubeka's South African Louis Meintjes finished first in the Young Rider classification as in the 2014 edition.[6] Astana won the Teams classification

Race overviewEdit

Stages[7]
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 21 April Riva del Garda to Arco 13.3 km (8.3 mi)   Team time trial Bora–Argon 18[8]
2 22 April Dro to Brentonico (Parco del Baldo) 168.2 km (104.5 mi)   Mountain stage   Richie Porte (AUS)[4]
3 23 April Ala to Fierozzo Val dei Mòcheni 183.8 km (114.2 mi)   Mountain stage   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA)[9]
4 24 April Malè to Cles 161.5 km (100.4 mi)   Intermediate stage   Paolo Tiralongo (ITA)[5]
Total 526.5 km (327.2 mi)

TeamsEdit

14 teams were selected to take place in the 2015 Giro del Trentino. Four of these were UCI WorldTeams; twelve were UCI Professional Continental teams; one was a UCI Continental team; one was a national team.[10]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

Continental teams

National teams

  • Italy

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

21 April 2015 — Riva del Garda to Arco, 13.3 km (8.3 mi) team time trial (TTT)
Result of stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1 Bora–Argon 18 14' 05"
2 Team Sky +0"
3 Astana +4"
4 AG2R La Mondiale +7"
5 Caja Rural–Seguros RGA +19"
6 Southeast Pro Cycling +22"
7 MTN–Qhubeka +24"
8 Cannondale–Garmin +24"
9 Nippo–Vini Fantini +31"
10 Bardiani–CSF +36"
Source: ProCyclingStats
General classification after stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Cesare Benedetti (ITA)   Bora–Argon 18 14' 05"
2   Patrick Konrad (AUT) Bora–Argon 18 +0"
3   Emanuel Buchmann (GER)   Bora–Argon 18 +0"
4   José Mendes (POR) Bora–Argon 18 +0"
5   Dominik Nerz (GER) Bora–Argon 18 +0"
6   Richie Porte (AUS) Team Sky +0"
7   Sebastián Henao (COL) Team Sky +0"
8   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky +0"
9   David López (ESP) Team Sky +0"
10   Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky +0"
Source: ProCyclingStats

Stage 2Edit

22 April 2015 — Dro to Brentonico (Parco del Baldo), 168.2 km (104.5 mi)
Result of stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Richie Porte (AUS) Team Sky 4hr 36' 37"
2   Mikel Landa (ESP) Astana +16"
3   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini +32"
4   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky +32"
5   Rodolfo Torres (COL) Colombia +32"
6   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +32"
7   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Astana +43"
8   Stefano Pirazzi (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +43"
9   Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka +43"
10   José Mendes (POR) Bora–Argon 18 +49"
Source: ProCyclingStats
General classification after stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Richie Porte (AUS)   Team Sky 4hr 50' 32"
2   Mikel Landa (ESP) Astana +24"
3   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky +42"
4   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Astana +57"
5   José Mendes (POR) Bora–Argon 18 +59"
6   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini +1' 09"
7   Louis Meintjes (RSA)   MTN–Qhubeka +1' 17"
8   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +1' 18"
9   David Lopez (ESP) Team Sky +1' 23"
10   Stefano Pirazzi (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +1' 29"
Source: ProCyclingStats

Stage 3Edit

23 April 2015 — Ala to Fierozzo Val dei Mòcheni, 183.8 km (114.2 mi)
Result of stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale 4hr 54' 12"
2   Mikel Landa (ESP) Astana +5"
3   Richie Porte (AUS)   Team Sky +5"
4   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +5"
5   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini +5"
6   Rodolfo Torres (COL)   Colombia +13"
7   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Astana +15"
8   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana +15"
9   Louis Meintjes (RSA)   MTN–Qhubeka +17"
10   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky +17"
Source: ProCyclingStats
General classification after stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Richie Porte (AUS)   Team Sky 9hr 44' 45"
2   Mikel Landa (ESP) Astana +22"
3   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky +58"
4   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Astana +1' 11"
5   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini +1' 13"
6   José Mendes (POR) Bora–Argon 18 +1' 15"
7   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale +1' 32"
8   Louis Meintjes (RSA)   MTN–Qhubeka +1' 33"
9   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +1' 34"
10   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +1' 37"
Source: ProCyclingStats

Stage 4Edit

24 April 2015 — Malè to Cles, 161.5 km (100.4 mi)
Result of stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Astana 3hr 58' 07"
2   David Arroyo (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA +0"
3   Fabio Duarte (COL) Colombia +0"
4   Alessandro Bisolti (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini +37"
5   Jean-Christophe Peraud (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +37"
6   Gianfranco Zilioli (ITA) Androni Giocattoli +37"
7   Simone Petilli (ITA) Italy +39"
8   Amets Txurruka (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA +49"
9   Stefano Pirazzi (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +49"
10   José Mendes (POR) Bora–Argon 18 +49"
Source: ProCyclingStats
Final general classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Richie Porte (AUS)   Team Sky 13hr 43' 41"
2   Mikel Landa (ESP) Astana +22"
3   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky +58"
4   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Astana +1' 11"
5   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini +1' 13"
6   José Mendes (POR) Bora–Argon 18 +1' 15"
7   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale +1' 32"
8   Louis Meintjes (RSA)   MTN–Qhubeka +1' 33"
9   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +1' 34"
10   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +1' 37"
Source: ProCyclingStats

Classification leadership tableEdit

[11]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Intermediate sprints classification
 
Teams classification
1 Bora–Argon 18 Cesare Benedetti not awarded Emanuel Buchmann not awarded Bora–Argon 18
2 Richie Porte Richie Porte Rodolfo Torres Louis Meintjes Lasse Norman Hansen Team Sky
3 Domenico Pozzovivo Lukas Pöstlberger Astana
4 Paolo Tiralongo Cesare Benedetti
Final Richie Porte Rodolfo Torres Louis Meintjes Cesare Benedetti Astana

Final standingsEdit

General classificationEdit

General classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Richie Porte (AUS)   Team Sky 13h 43' 41"
2   Mikel Landa (ESP) Astana + 22"
3   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky + 58"
4   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Astana + 1' 11"
5   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini + 1' 13"
6   José Mendes (POR) Bora–Argon 18 + 1' 15"
7   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 32"
8   Louis Meintjes (RSA)   MTN–Qhubeka + 1' 33"
9   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 34"
10   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 1' 37"

King of the Mountains classificationEdit

Mountains classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Rodolfo Torres (COL)   Colombia 20
2   Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT) Tirol Cycling Team 12
3   Richie Porte (AUS)   Team Sky 12

Intermediate sprints classificationEdit

Intermediate sprints classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Cesare Benedetti (ITA)   Bora–Argon 18 8
2   Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT) Tirol Cycling Team 8
3   Paul Voss (GER) Bora–Argon 18 6

Young Rider classificationEdit

Young rider classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Louis Meintjes (RSA)   MTN–Qhubeka 13h 43' 14"
2   Merhawi Kudus (ERI) MTN–Qhubeka + 5' 38"
3   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Argon 18 + 5' 57"

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit