So a more manageable chunk to get through this time, and with only 6 stages remaining we’re not far from finding out who will win the first of the Grand Tours of 2013.(**Cough** Probably Nibali **Cough**)
Anyway, it’s still very much up in the air, a bad day here or there and the race is anyone’s!
So here are the race results for the Top 30 riders, what they were riding, which groupset and which wheels they were using.
Stage 13: Busseto – Cherasco 254km
Another stage win for Mark Cavendish – his 4th in the 2013 Giro! Also doing wonders in this league for Specialized, Sram Red and Zipp 303s!
Here are the full manufacturer results for Stage 13:
Closer than most stages at the top of the leaderboard here. Can the Sram fightback continue?
Stage 14: Cervere – Bardonecchia 168km
A good spread of frame manufacturers here – some picking up their first points for a few stages.
Here are the complete Manufacturer standings for stage 14:
Cipollini taking the stage win for the frame manufacturers and a mixed bag of results for the wheels, with Shimano still taking the win but not by their usual margin.
And finally, for today’s roundup – Here are the results of Stage 15
Stage 15: Cesana Torinese – Col du Galibier 149km
A brutal stage in most years, this time it was made even worse by the horrendous icy weather conditions.
So the stage win went to Giovanni Visconti (Tony’s Brother? Sorry, office joke)
Manufacturer results for stage 15 were:
Pinarello making a strong return tot he top of the leaderboard here we see. Coupled with a rare stage win for Campagnolo in the Groupset league! Fulcrum dominating the wheel table, with runaway leaders Shimano down in third.
So overall, the Manufacturers League Leaderboard looks like this:
It’s a close race between the top frame manufacturers and the battle for second and third continues to be waged in the wheels league.
More updates to follow!