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Giro d’Italia 2010 standings: results (general classification)

The 2010 Giro d’Italia was the 93rd edition of the prestigious Italian cycling race, commonly known as the Giro. It took place from May 8 to May 30, 2010. The race covered a total distance of around 3,418 kilometers (2,123 miles) over 21 stages, including two individual time trials and several mountain stages.

Here are some highlights and key moments from the 2010 Giro d’Italia:

  1. Overall Route: The race began in Amsterdam, Netherlands, marking the third time in its history that the Giro started outside Italy. The subsequent stages took the riders through various regions of Italy, including a visit to the famous Stelvio Pass and a finish in the city of Verona.
  2. Stage Winners: The race saw a variety of stage winners, including sprinters like Tyler Farrar, as well as climbers such as Vincenzo Nibali and Cadel Evans.
  3. Dramatic Mountain Stages: The race featured several challenging mountain stages, including the infamous Passo di Gavia and Passo del Mortirolo, which tested the riders’ climbing abilities and provided thrilling moments for spectators.

Overall, the 2010 Giro d’Italia was a captivating event that showcased the talent and endurance of the world’s top cyclists, with Ivan Basso emerging as the deserving winner of the prestigious maglia rosa.

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Jersey Winners – 2010 Giro d’Italia

The jersey winners of the 2010 Giro d’Italia were as follows:

  1. Maglia Rosa (Pink Jersey) – General Classification: The Maglia Rosa, or pink jersey, is worn by the rider leading the general classification (overall standings) of the race. In the 2010 Giro d’Italia, this jersey was won by Ivan Basso of Italy, riding for the Liquigas–Doimo team.
  2. Maglia Ciclamino (Cyclamen Jersey) – Points Classification: The Maglia Ciclamino, or cyclamen jersey, is awarded to the rider with the most points accumulated from stage finishes and intermediate sprints. In 2010, this jersey was won by Cadel Evans of Australia, riding for BMC Racing Team.
  3. Maglia Verde (Green Jersey) – Mountains Classification: The Maglia Verde, or green jersey, is awarded to the rider who accumulates the most points in the mountain stages of the race. In the 2010 Giro d’Italia, this jersey was won by Matthew Lloyd of Australia, riding for Omega Pharma-Lotto.
  4. Maglia Bianca (White Jersey) – Young Rider Classification: The Maglia Bianca, or white jersey, is worn by the best young rider in the general classification, typically under the age of 25. In 2010, this jersey was won by Richie Porte of Australia, riding for Team Saxo Bank.

These jersey classifications are an integral part of the Giro d’Italia, adding additional layers of competition and recognition for riders beyond the overall race standings.

Overall Ranking – 2010 Giro d’Italia

These were the top 10 riders in the general classification (overall standings) of the 2010 Giro d’Italia:

  1. Ivan Basso (Italy) – Liquigas–Doimo
  2. David Arroyo (Spain) – Caisse d’Epargne
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) – Liquigas-Doimo
  4. Michele Scarponi (Italy) – Androni Giocattoli
  5. Cadel Evans (Australia) – BMC Racing Team
  6. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) – Astana Pro Team
  7. Richie Porte (Australia) – Team Saxo Bank
  8. Carlos Sastre (Spain) – Cervélo TestTeam
  9. Marco Pinotti (Italy) – Team HTC-Columbia
  10. Robert Kiserlovski (Croatia) – Liquigas-Doimo

These riders performed exceptionally well throughout the race, earning them top positions in the overall classification of the 2010 Giro d’Italia.

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