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Deignan 23rd in Milan TT as Contador wins Giro

Posted 29 May 2011

Philip Deignan finished the Giro d’Italia with a strong performance in the closing time trial in Milan where he placed 23rd behind David Millar while Alberto Contador took third place to celebrate victory overall.

Millar (Garmin Cervelo) clocked a finishing time of 30:13 over the 26 kilometre circuit which was enough to unseat Alex Rasmussen (HTC-Highroad) who had set the early benchmark at 30’20”.

Contador (Saxo Bank Sungard) set a very fast pace over the early part of the course but took time to celebrate his overall win as he neared the finish. His finishing time was just 36 seconds off Millar.

Deignan (Team Radioshack) posted a time of 31’49” which left him 23rd on the stage. He completed the race 47th in the GC at 1:47:02 to Contador.

Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) held off the TT challenge from Vinenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) to secure second place overall with 6’10”separating him from Contador and another 46 seconds to the Italian.

Results:

2011 Giro d’Italia

Stage 21: Milan – Milan, 26 kilometres

1 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:30:13  
2 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad at 0:00:07  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard at 0:00:36  
4 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard at 0:00:43  
5 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack at 0:00:55  
6 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team at 0:01:02  
7 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo at 0:01:04  
8 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad at 0:01:08  
9 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack at 0:01:12  
10 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad at 0:01:16

23. Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Radioshack at 1 minute, 36 seconds

Final general classification:

1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 84:05:14  
2 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD at 0:06:10  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale at 0:06:56  
4 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 0:10:04  
5 Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team at 0:11:05  
6 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana at 0:11:28  
7 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli at 0:12:12  
8 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC at 0:12:18  
9 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team at 0:13:51  
10 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad at 0:14:10

47. Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Radioshack at 1 hour, 47 minutes, 02 seconds

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