Andrei Amador Wins Giro D'Italia Stage 14

Last updated : 19 May 2012 By Kev Monks

Movistar's Andrei Amador won the Giro D'Italia Stage 14 today.

A stage in the cold and rain left Cherasco and went through Turin towards finish at Cervinia in the Italian Alps after 206kms.

it was a stage that saw Mark Renshaw withdrawing, along with Matt Goss, JJ Haedo and Brett Lancaster but Mark Cavendish staying in with the points leader determined to be there at the finish to claim his honour.

A seven man group broke away and get thirteen minutes clear. In that break was Jan Barta who decided to go away on his own with 70kms to go.

Barta took the Col De Joux climb with 46kms to go, chased by Montaguti, De Marchi, De Negri and Amador who attacked and got ahead of Barta to take the intermediate sprint points.

With 20kms left, Andrei Amador was 7.46 ahead of the peloton. Paola De Marchi and Jan Barta joined him as the gap dropped by a further three minutes with 7.2kms to go in the mountain mist.

Ryder Hesjedal was leading the chase back, followed by race leader Joaquin Rodriquez.

The gap was down to a minute with 2kms to go. 

A three rider sprint saw Andrei Amador take the win in a time of 5'33.36 with Barta second.

Ryder Hesjedal now takes over the pink jersey.