The seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia shook up the race and put paid to the hopes of at least one overall favourite, Carlos Sastre.

The Spaniard is now seven minutes down and has lost all hope of winning overall. But Cadel Evans climbed back into contention and is just 1-12 behind race leader Alexandre Vinokourov.

So, who came out of Saturday’s mud bath smelling of roses and who’s lost valuable ground?


Alexandre Vinokourov

Finished: 3rd

Was: 4th at 33sec

Now: 1st

Cadel Evans

Finished: 1st

Was: 16th at 1-59

Now: 2nd at 1-12

David Millar

Finished: 11th

Was: 7th at 45sec

Now: 3rd at 1-29

David Arroyo

Finished: 5th

Was: 25th at 3-43

Now: 14th at 3-28

Damiano Cunego

Finished: 2nd

Was: 26th at 3-45

Now: 12th at 3-08


Vincenzo Nibali

Finished: 17th at 2-00

Was: 1st overall

Now: 5th at 1-33

Ivan Basso

Finished: 18th at 2-05

Was: 2nd at 13sec

Now: 8th at 1-51

Carlos Sastre

Finished: 37th at 5-20

Was: 20th at 2-13

Now: 24th at 7-06