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. 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. 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.
|2015 UCI Europe Tour|
|Dates||April 21, 2015–April 24, 2015|
|Distance||526.5 km (327.2 mi)|
|Winning time||13hr 43' 41"|
The race has been won by Team Sky's Australian rider Richie Porte, who took the leader's jersey after winning the second stage. Spaniard Mikel Landa of Astana was second and Porte's team mate Leopold König was third. 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. Astana won the Teams classification
|1||21 April||Riva del Garda to Arco||13.3 km (8.3 mi)||Team time trial||Bora–Argon 18|
|2||22 April||Dro to Brentonico (Parco del Baldo)||168.2 km (104.5 mi)||Mountain stage||Richie Porte (AUS)|
|3||23 April||Ala to Fierozzo Val dei Mòcheni||183.8 km (114.2 mi)||Mountain stage||Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA)|
|4||24 April||Malè to Cles||161.5 km (100.4 mi)||Intermediate stage||Paolo Tiralongo (ITA)|
|Total||526.5 km (327.2 mi)|
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.
UCI Professional Continental teams
Classification leadership tableEdit
||Young rider classification
||Intermediate sprints 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|
|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
|1||Rodolfo Torres (COL)||Colombia||20|
|2||Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT)||Tirol Cycling Team||12|
|3||Richie Porte (AUS)||Team Sky||12|
Intermediate sprints classificationEdit
|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
|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"|
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