Unsual GC happenings in Settimana Lombarda?

Okay, so I noticed this tonight when checking the results, and saw a weird discrepancy between the GCs on the end of day 4 with the final GC today which I can't get my head around. Maybe someone with more intimate knowledge of the race can explain.

Yesterday the post-stage 4 GC looked like this:

1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 13:38:06
2 Riccardo Ricco' (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia 0:00:30
3 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche 0:00:35
4 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:42
5 Luca Zanasca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere 0:00:45
And post-stage 5 it looked like this:
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 17:04:06
2 Riccardo Ricco' (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia 0:00:22
3 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche 0:00:37
4 Luca Zanasca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere 0:00:47
5 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:50

Somehow Zanasca gained 6 seconds over Carrara, which I cannot account for. They both finished in the same front group with stage winner Ricco on stage 5, with Carrara in 5th and Zanasca in 16th, so neither got bonifications there. Nor did either place on any of the intermediate sprints:

Sprint 1
1 Riccardo Ricco' (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia
2 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec
3 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
Sprint 2
1 Peter Kusztor (Hun) Atlas Personal - BMC
2 Maxim Belkov (Rus) ISD - Neri
3 Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Itera-Katusha
Sprint 3
1 Davide Torosantucci (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere
2 Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri
3 Luca Pierfelici (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
Sprint 4
1 Davide Torosantucci (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere
2 Peter Kusztor (Hun) Atlas Personal - BMC
3 Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo

So neither got seconds there either. So how does Zanasca end up leapfrogging Carrara? Ideas anyone?
 
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Random guess: could they have decided overnight after stage 4 that Carrara should have been penalized a few seconds in addition to being relegated?

Or the GC could just be wrong.
 
issoisso said:
Random guess: could they have decided overnight after stage 4 that Carrara should have been penalized a few seconds in addition to being relegated?

Or the GC could just be wrong.
The GC could always be wrong I guess.... Maybe.... But I just checked the website and they have the same Top 10 GC as Cyclingnews. Carrara also lost time vis-a-vis Scarponi and Niemiec, even though neither of those guys placed in bonification/sprint places either....

I guess it's possible that the post-stage 4 GC included the bonification seconds he would've received for third place after being relegated there, and then later (i.e. today) the jury decided that he should be stripped of all the bonus from stage 4 and only calculated that into the GC today..... Which might explain the discrepancy, but would be completely unjustified.
 
I've seen all the stages and I haven't a clue.
Both the final stages had Vacan/Androni needle.
The videos of which, I haven't found on the net, yet.

Carrara, although rightly pi*sed off at Androni tactics on stage 4, deserved a TP.
Really, really bad behaviour.

Got payback yesterday, taking Jackson Rodriguez way out to the barriers, (the Bergarmo "falling leaves" finish) otherwise he would have come over Ricco.
 
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