Live Coverage of Giro d'Italia - Stage 14

Race overview:

Distance: 59.4km

Start Location: Treviso

End Location: Valdobbiadene (Individual time trial)

Welcome to live coverage stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia and the individual time trial from Treviso to Valdobbiadene.

Live commentary by Sadhbh O'Shea

  1. 17:51:56 CEST

    Cataldo the next rider home and it's yet another disappointing time. He finishes in 1:21:26 and that's 3:34 down.

  2. 17:50:09 CEST

    Contador now on this final climb. He's been on the bike for 1 hour 10 minutes.

  3. 17:48:22 CEST

    Uran crosses the line in a time of 1:20:37 and 2:45 down.

  4. 17:46:51 CEST

    Uran has 1km to go and he's already over a minute down.

  5. 17:45:35 CEST

    Caruso looks less than impressed by the weather. He has just finished though so he'll be able to get dry in the bus. He's set a time of 1:21:09 which is 3:17 down.

  6. 17:43:50 CEST

    Landa is 4:31 down at the final check. It's been a bad day for the Astana rider.

  7. 17:41:29 CEST

    5km to go for Uran while Aru has 15.

  8. 17:41:14 CEST

    New time checks have Aru at 1:56 back on C0ntador while Uran is at 2:00 and Porte is 2:29.

  9. 17:40:19 CEST

    Uran is on the final climb, he's still got the descent to the finish before we see how much time he's lost.

  10. 17:39:21 CEST

    We've only got nine riders to finish and it won't be long until we can see the new look GC.

  11. 17:37:21 CEST

    Visconti is the next rider over the finish line he does a 1:21:39 which is enough for 39th and almost four minutes down on Kiryienka.

  12. 17:35:53 CEST

    Aru goes under the 20km to go banner and he's been on the road for just over 53 minutes.

  13. 17:34:47 CEST

    Aru appears to be catching up with Contador and he's got it back to 1:45. Still a lot of time to make up.

  14. 17:33:44 CEST

    This is how the top 10 looks after Van Den Broeck's time

     

    1 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 01:17:52
    2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana 00:12
    3 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 00:23
    4 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 01:09
    5 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana 01:17
    6 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Soudal 01:25
    7 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 01:26
    8 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 01:27
    9 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 01:36
    10 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 01:41
     

  15. 17:32:10 CEST

    Jurgen Van Den Broeck crosses the line 1:25 down and that's enough to put him into sixth for now.

  16. 17:29:29 CEST

    You don't often see Kiryienka smile but he's been doing a lot of it in the hotseat. It looks highly likely that he'll win today's stage.

  17. 17:27:05 CEST

    • Tinkoff-Saxo 2015 team jersey

    There were worries that Contador would struggle today because of his shoulder but it doesn't seem to be troubling him at all as he goes through the second check at 1:15 down at the final intermediate time check. The GPS has him at 3:12 ahead of Aru.

  18. 17:23:24 CEST

    Kreuziger is shedding time at the moment too. He's 3:59 down at the second check and he's still got around 25km to the finish.

  19. 17:22:08 CEST

    Will Team Sky change leaders mid race? Konig lost a lot of time yesterday too but he will be well ahead of Porte in the overall standings.

  20. 17:21:19 CEST

    Leopold Konig crosses the line in 11th. He's done a very good time and could move himself up the classification. He is 1:44 slower than Kiryienka with a time of 1:19:36

  21. 17:18:09 CEST

    Contador has caught Landa! The Astana rider set off three minutes ahead of Contador and looks like he's having a nightmare day.

  22. 17:17:29 CEST

    • Team Sky 2015 team jersey

    Richie Porte finishes his time trial and he is a very disappointing 4:20 behind his teammate Kiryienka with a time of 1:22:12

  23. 17:16:16 CEST

    As we said earlier, Aru has been working on his TT position over the winter. He paid a visit to the Specialized wind tunnel over the winter, which you can see in this exclusive gallery.

  24. 17:13:46 CEST

    At the moment, Contador has 48 seconds on Aru and 51 on Porte. He's he gone out too fast or will this be a great time by the Spanish rider?

  25. 17:10:08 CEST

    Contador still has 35km to go of this rainy TT.

  26. 17:08:53 CEST

    Hesjedal crosses the line in 12th. The former Giro winner hasn't had a great race so far.

  27. 17:07:52 CEST

    Aru goes through the first check at 1:54 down on Kiryienka, some 48 seconds down on Contador. That makes the Spaniard the virtual race leader at the moment.

  28. 17:05:51 CEST

    • Pink Jersey

    This is how the top 10 in the overall classification looked this morning.

     

    1 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 54:20:35
    2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:19
    3 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:01:14
    4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:38
    5 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:49
    6 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:02:02
    7 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:02:12
    8 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 0:02:21
    9 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:02:40
    10 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:15

  29. 17:04:49 CEST

    Third in the overall classification could be up for grabs at the moment with Landa losing a lot of time at the first check. He's over two minutes down at the moment.

  30. 17:02:11 CEST

    Contador comes through the first check at 1:06 well up on the GC guys in front of him.

  31. 17:01:31 CEST

    An updated look at the top 10

     

    1 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 01:17:52
    2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana 00:12
    3 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 00:23
    4 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 01:09
    5 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana 01:17
    6 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 01:26
    7 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 01:27
    8 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 01:36
    9 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 01:41
    10 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 01:41
     

  32. 17:00:34 CEST

    Steven Kruijswijk crosses the line in fourth 1:09 down. Michael Rogers follows him in but the Australian doesn't put in a great time as he saves himself for the mountains.

  33. 16:58:48 CEST

    Kreuziger is 2:15 down at the intermediate check.

  34. 16:56:52 CEST

    Luis Leon Sanchez has moved into second with a time 12 seconds slower than Kiryienka's while his teammate Tanel Kangert has crossed the line in fourth.

  35. 16:55:06 CEST

    Kiryienka still has the top time at all the intermediate checks. Here is how the top 10 looks at the finish.

     

    1 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 01:17:52
    2 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 00:23
    3 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 01:26
    4 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 01:27
    5 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 01:36
    6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 01:41
    7 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 01:41
    8 Martin Keizer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 02:16
    9 Chad Haga (USA) Giant-Alpecin 02:28
    10 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice 02:40
     

  36. 16:52:12 CEST

    The disappointing times may be due to a change in wind directions. Earlier riders had the advantage of a tailwind but that might not be the case for the later riders.

  37. 16:51:12 CEST

    Uran goes through the first check at 2:10 down on Kiryienka so he is slower than Porte at the moment.

  38. 16:50:04 CEST

    Uran appears to be struggling too. The Colombian is 13 seconds behind Porte at the moment.

  39. 16:48:30 CEST

    Porte is now 3:23 seconds behind Kiryienka at the second check. He's going to tumble down the standings today. It appears the knee injury he suffered yesterday is taking its toll.

  40. 16:45:50 CEST

    • Pink Jersey

    Fabio Aru has been working on his time trialling this winter and he'll be hoping to pull out a strong performance to minimise his losses, if not keep the maglia rosa. However, the young Sardianian has never ridden a time trial of this length so it will be a very tough test.

  41. 16:44:11 CEST

    Porte has gone over the classified climb and is now on the descent. He's still got a lot of time to make up, he was almost 2 minutes down at the first check.

  42. 16:42:57 CEST

    Bedecked in pink, Aru is off and all the riders have now started.

  43. 16:41:45 CEST

    Fabio Aru is at the top of the ramp, he is due off within the minute.

  44. 16:41:03 CEST

    Kiryienka still holds the fastest time at the finish. Indeed, he has the fastest time through all of the intermediate checks.

  45. 16:39:09 CEST

    • Tinkoff-Saxo 2015 team jersey

    Alberto Contador begins his effort and it's only Fabio Aru left to go.

  46. 16:37:45 CEST

    This is a look at the new top 10 following Felline's time.

     

    1 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 01:17:52
    2 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 00:23
    3 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 01:26
    4 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 01:27
    5 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 01:36
    6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 01:41
    7 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 01:41
    8 Chad Haga (USA) Giant-Alpecin 02:28
    9 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice 02:40
    10 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha 02:52

  47. 16:36:37 CEST

    Fabio Felline sprints the final 500 metres and he manages to get himself into third place for now with a time of 1:19:18.

  48. 16:33:54 CEST

    Kreuziger is on the road now, we've only got three more riders remaining to start. They are Landa, Contador and Aru.

  49. 16:32:06 CEST

    Diego Ulissi caught Mauro Finetto some time ago but the Southeast rider is still clinging onto the back of the Lampre rider, careful to ride just outside his slipstream so he doesn't get in trouble.

  50. 16:27:21 CEST

    Rigoberto Uran is the next man to leave the start ramp. He's another favourite for today's stage after he won the first of last year's TTs.

  51. 16:21:01 CEST

    We have it now and Porte is a whopping 1:57 behind his teammate Kiryienka at that first check.

  52. 16:20:18 CEST

    Richie Porte has been out on course for 25 minutes now, he should have gone through the first check by now but we haven't been given a time yet.

  53. 16:19:29 CEST

    Sylvain Chavanel puts himself into fifth with a time of 1:19:33

  54. 16:15:54 CEST

    • Movistar Team 2015 team jersey

    Visconti out on course now. He's decided to go for a tinted visor and glasses underneath.

  55. 16:13:36 CEST

    Get a closer look at Richie Porte's time trial bike with this great video.

  56. 16:11:48 CEST

    Richie Porte has to briefly move out of his aero position to adjust his helmet but he's quickly back into it. The Australian is coming up to the first intermediate check.

  57. 16:05:27 CEST

    • Cannondale Garmin 2015 team jersey

    Stage 4 winner Davide Formolo is out on the road. He's wearing the young rider's jersey today but he's only looking after it for Aru while the Sardianian is in the maglia rosa.

  58. 16:03:23 CEST

    Alberto Contador will be the penultimate man to start today after losing the maglia rosa to Aru yesterday. It's the first time that Contador has had to hand over a leader's jersey mid race. However, his GC battle was saved by some quick thinking from Matteo Tosatto. Read what he had to say after yesterday's stage.

  59. 16:01:02 CEST

    It's going to be much harder for the riders starting now to catch the man in front of them, with three minutes between each of the top 20.

  60. 15:59:35 CEST

    As the big contenders begin to take to the start, take a look at our preview of this crucial stage.

  61. 15:57:21 CEST

    So after all that change in the standings. Here is how the top 10 looks with Kiryienka at the top.

     

    1 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 01:17:52
    2 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 00:23
    3 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 01:27
    4 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 01:41
    6 Like Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 01:46
    6 Chad Haga (USA) Giant-Alpecin 02:28
    7 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice 02:40
    8 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha 02:52
    9 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 02:59
    10 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 03:13
     

  62. 15:53:34 CEST

    RIchie Porte is now on the start ramp. He's in the Australian national time trial colours. He's got a big job ahead of him today.

  63. 15:52:37 CEST

    Kiryienka now goes quickest, 23 seconds ahead of Gretsch.

  64. 15:50:47 CEST

    Kristoff Vandewalle goes through in second and the top 10 is changing all the time now.

  65. 15:48:41 CEST

    • AG2R La Mondiale 2015 team jersey

    Patrick Gretsch comes home and nudges Durbridge off the top spot. He sets a fast time of 1:18:15.

  66. 15:43:51 CEST

    • Giant Alpecin 2015 team jersey

    Chad Haga puts in an impressive time. The American goes second with a time of 1:20:20

  67. 15:42:34 CEST

    Richie Porte was one of the biggest losers yeasterday, the Australian had to wait a long time for a new bike and ended up riding home on Kiryienka's bike. His teammate is 11cm taller than Porte. Porte told Cyclingnews yesterday that he could do nothing to avoid the crash.

  68. 15:38:00 CEST

    Kiryienka continues to set fastest times. The Team Sky rider is quickest at the second check with a time of 45:23, eight seconds quicker than Gretsch.

  69. 15:34:02 CEST

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  70. 15:26:04 CEST

    We have a new fastest time from Luke Durbridge who has just done a 1:19:38, a whopping 54 seconds quicker than the previous fastest time.

  71. 15:24:48 CEST

    This year's time trial is one of the most challenging at the Giro d'Italia, but it's a race that is notorious for it's hard TT parcours. At Cyclingnews, we've compiled a gallery recounting the history of Giro time trials.

  72. 15:19:53 CEST

    Here are the fastest times at the finish

     

    1 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice 01:20:32
    2 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha 01:20:39
    3 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 01:20:46
    4 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 01:20:51
    6 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 01:21:05
    6 Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky 01:22:04
    7 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 01:25:48
     

  73. 15:16:56 CEST

    Elia Viviani has just come across the line with the sixth fastest time. The sprinter and red jersey wearer put in a time of 1:22:04. Maarten Tjalingii has also come across the line just 19 seconds off the lead and goes into fourth.

  74. 15:14:42 CEST

    • Lampre Merida 2015 team jersey

    A brief look back at yesterday and it was Sacha Modolo that took the victory in his home region. It was his first Grand Tour victory but his team's third at this race, after Polanc and Ulissi.

     

    Modolo says that it was destiny that he won yesterday. You can read what he had to say here.

  75. 15:08:04 CEST

    More than half of the riders have set off for their time trial with the top 10 riders due to begin in just over an hour.

  76. 15:04:07 CEST

    • Astana 2015 team jersey

    Fabio Aru will be wearing pink today after taking a 17 second lead over Alberto Contador during yesterday's stage. He's the first Sardinian to wear pink jersey but he expects that he'll be handing it back to Contador by the end of the day.

  77. 15:00:33 CEST

    • Team Sky 2015 team jersey

    Vasil Kiryienka has set the fastest time at the first check by 17 seconds over Patrick Gretsch.

  78. 14:58:30 CEST

    Alexander Porsev is the next rider to come home and set a fast time. The Katusha rider has now taken second, just 7 seconds slower than Mihaylov.

  79. 14:55:36 CEST

    This is the top 3 as it stands

     

    1 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice 01:20:32
    2 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 01:20:48
    3 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 01:21:05

  80. 14:52:33 CEST

    Chris Juul Jensen has slotted himself in between Mihaylov and Hepburn. He set a time 12 seconds slower than the CCC rider.

  81. 14:45:41 CEST

    And Mihaylov does go fastest. He beats Hepburn by 33 seconds with a time of 1:20:32.

  82. 14:37:45 CEST

    Mihaylov has gone through the final intermediate check 26 seconds quicker than Hepburn and he looks set to be the new provisional leader when he completes the course.

  83. 14:36:11 CEST

    • Team Sky 2015 team jersey

    Richie Porte was one of the riders to lose time yesterday and has dropped down to 5:05 behind the race leader Aru. Porte will struggle to make up that time but he still remains one of the favourites for today's stage. Ahead of the team time trial on the opening day, we took a look at Porte's Pinarello TT bike and you can take a look at it here.

  84. 14:31:28 CEST

    Parick Gretsch is on course. The AG2R rider could put in a very good time today.

  85. 14:28:59 CEST

    Luca Paolini is on the start ramp and he is the 89th rider out on course today.

  86. 14:26:21 CEST

    • Orica GreenEdge 2015 team jersey

    Michael Hepburn was the third rider to start but he finishes first and sets the fastest time of 1:21:05 on the line.

  87. 14:23:32 CEST

    The name plates are ready for the cars.

     

  88. 14:15:32 CEST

    • Pink Jersey

    Yesterday's stage 13 to Jesolo was supposed to be a simple sprint stage but it turned out to be anything but when a crash 3.2km from the finish saw some more shake up's in the overall classification. Here are how things stand  right now.

     

    1 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 54:20:35
    2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:19
    3 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:01:14
    4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:38
    5 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:49
    6 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:02:02
    7 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:02:12
    8 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 0:02:21
    9 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:02:40
    10 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:15

  89. 14:12:13 CEST

    We should be expecting the first riders across the finish line any time soon. Marco Coledan was the first rider off at 12pm local time.

  90. 14:08:33 CEST

    Today's parcours contains two climbs and subsequent descents, which could be made more challenging by the rain that is falling today. It's the third rain impacted stage of this year's Giro.

     

    Alberto Contador believes that the stage is not as technical as it looks but the rain could change that. Read Barry Ryan's preview of today's crucial time trial.

  91. 14:01:21 CEST

    • Team Katusha 2015 team jersey

    Alexander Porsev is now the quickest at the first check. The Katusha rider set a time of 21:34, six seconds quicker than Mihaylov.

  92. 13:58:36 CEST

    In the pink jersey, Fabio Aru will be the last man down the start  ramp at 15:42 CET, giving him the benefit of knowing his rivals' intermediate times. Click here for the start times of all the riders in today's time trial.

  93. 13:55:30 CEST

    Today's stage is one of the five key day's that Cyclingnews picked out from this year's Giro. Take a look at the other four we picked out from the 2015 route.

  94. 13:45:20 CEST

    Just as we say that Nikolay Mihaylov (CCC Sprandi) has gone 6 seconds quicker than Hepburn at the first check.

  95. 13:44:13 CEST

    The first riders have already rolled down the start ramp for this monstrous 59.4km TT and Michael Hepburn (Orica-GreenEdge) has the fastest time at the first check point with a time of 21:46. Marco Coledan (Trek) is next but at 51 seconds behind.

  96. 13:40:04 CEST

    Welcome to live coverage of the Giro d'Italia's time trial. Today could be a crucial one in the fight for the maglia rosa.