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Giro d’Italia: Ackermann wins stage 5

The German national champion produced another strong and perfectly executed sprint, beating Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) after the Colombian too kicked early.

The terrible weather conditions on the road from Frascati left everyone tired and cold, but the German had the speed to win his second stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia. Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) was third ahead of Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal). Elia Viviani was lead out by his Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates but struggled to accelerate and finished out of the top ten.

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) finished safely in the peloton, happy that the times for the overall classification were taken on the first time through the finish with 9.2km to go. He and his overall rivals finished in a group behind the sprinters. Roglic still leads Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) by 35 seconds, with Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) third at 39 seconds.

Ackermann hugged his teammates and could hardly believe he had won again. He won wearing the cyclamen-coloured points jersey and extended his lead in the race-long competition.

“It was a crazy finale, it was really difficult in the rain,” Ackermann said.

“In the sprint I trusted my teammate Rüdi Selig and I was happy he found a gap and that Gaviria did a good lead out for me too. I’m strong but I was lucky too. I did two sprints: I had to brake with 250 metres and then go again. I’m really happy with today.

“All the stage was scary and sprint was scary because you can’t see much. It was cold all day. But I’m ‘heavier’ than most other guys and so that perhaps helped too.”

How it happened

The riders gathered in Frascati dressed in layers of warm clothing and heavy rain capes, signing in and rolling out under pouring rain that made the stage look and feel like a day at the Belgian Classics than at the Giro d’Italia in the south of Italy.

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) bravely tried to continue despite suffering a knee injury after his nasty crash on stage 4, but 1.5km after the neutralized sector the tendon pain was too much for the Dutchman and he climbed into a team car, his hopes of winning the 2019 Giro d’Italia over.

Vincenzo Nibali also lost a Bahrain-Merida teammate, with Kristijan Koren suspended by the UCI after he was formally implicated in the Operation Aderlass doping ring. He headed home instead of continuing the race towards the coast and Terracina.

The early break of the day formed quickly in the rain, with only a handful of riders keen to race in the rolling Roman Hills. The peloton focused on surviving in the pot hole-filled roads, the slick corners and the cold conditions. Race leader Roglič swapped to a disc-brake bike such were the conditions, also twice changing jackets during the stage.

In the break were Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), Louis Vervaeke (Team Sunweb), Umberto Orsini (Bardiani-CSF), Enrico Barbin (Bardiani-CSF), Ivan Santaromita (Nippo Vini Fantini-Faizane) and Miguel Florez (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec). Vervaeke was the best-placed overall of the five in 75th place, but at 6:07 down on Roglič he was no real threat. However, the peloton refused to let them go, riding a strong tempo to keep the gap around two minutes and also to stay warm in the pouring rain.

Groupama-FDJ, Bora-Hansgrohe and Deceuninck-QuickStep all placed riders up front, with Roglič and his teammates just behind. They were happy to again let the sprint teams do the heavily lifting for most of the stage.

With 80km to race, Nibali dropped back to the race director’s car and soon after it was announced the times for the overall classification would be taken on the first passage through the finish line in Terracina for safety reasons.

As the second intermediate sprint neared in Latina, Vervaeke jumped early and went away alone. He was also first over the category 4 climb in Sezze and pushed on in search of glory. Orsini, Barbin, Santaromita, and Florez soon lost enthusiasm and eased up, with the peloton catching them with 42km to go. Vervaeke remained out front with a lead of 1:20. He fought on but so did the sprinters’ teams, catching the Belgian with 23km to go. Then it was gruppo compatto and soon time for the sprint.

Jumbo-Visma lead the peloton through the finish line with nine kilometres to go, happy that the GC times were taken then so they could avoid any risk in the rain. Understandably, the overall contenders and their teammates eased, leaving just the sprinters and their lead out trains to fight for victory.

n the finishing circuit the riders had to dive through pools of water and wet corners as the heavens opened yet again. The Israel Cycling Academy lead along the seafront before Bora-Hansgrohe and then Groupama-FDJ tried to take over. However, the conditions tested everyone’s bike skills and Demare was fortunate to stay up after hitting a pool of water in the final 500 metres.

As Viviani stalled, suffering from the cold and derailleur problems, Gaviria started his sprint early at 300 metres to go but Ackermann was quick to respond – the only rider to do so, aside from an out-of-position Démare. The German gladly took Gaviria’s slipstream before pouncing, edging Gaviria on the line to take his second win of the Giro.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 3:15:44
2 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates
3 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
4 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
5 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
6 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data
7 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF
8 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
9 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
10 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
11 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
12 Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team
13 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First
14 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
15 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
16 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Dimension Data
17 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
18 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
19 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
20 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin
21 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
22 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
23 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team
24 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF
25 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF
26 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
27 Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
28 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy
29 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
30 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team
31 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Wekilu (Eri) Dimension Data
32 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana Pro Team
33 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin
34 Jay Mc Carthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
35 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
36 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
37 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
38 Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-QuickStep
39 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team
40 Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Team
41 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
42 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
43 Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Education First
44 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
45 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ
46 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
47 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
48 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
49 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
50 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
51 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data
52 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ
53 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
54 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) CCC Team
55 Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team
56 Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
57 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Dimension Data
58 Conor Dunne (Irl) Israel Cycling Academy
59 Jos van Emden (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
60 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
61 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma
62 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott
63 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
64 Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
65 Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
66 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Movistar Team
67 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin
68 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team
69 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
70 Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
71 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy
72 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos
73 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
74 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
75 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
76 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos
77 Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott
78 Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First
79 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ
80 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
81 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data
82 Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos
83 Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
84 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
85 Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team
86 Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
87 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
88 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
89 Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
90 Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education First
91 Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo
92 Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
93 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
94 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
95 Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
96 Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC Team
97 Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R La Mondiale
98 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Team
99 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
100 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
101 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott
102 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Ineos
103 Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
104 François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
105 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb
106 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott
107 Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
108 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
109 Danilo Wyss (Swi) Dimension Data
110 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
111 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
112 Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
113 Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First
114 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
115 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
116 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos
117 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
118 Paul Martens (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma
119 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
120 Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
121 Awet Andemeskel (Eri) Israel Cycling Academy
122 Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First
123 Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First
124 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott
125 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
126 Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb
127 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
128 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
129 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma
130 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
131 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
132 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
133 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
134 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
135 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
136 Manuel Senni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
137 Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:48
138 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team Sunweb
139 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
140 Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
141 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
142 Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF
143 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
144 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data
145 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
146 James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep
147 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
148 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF
149 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
150 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
151 Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
152 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb
153 Jhonatan Narvaez (Col) Team Ineos
154 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
155 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
156 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb
157 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
158 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
159 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team
160 Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team
161 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
162 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
163 Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team
164 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos
165 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
166 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Ineos
167 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
168 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb
169 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC Team
DNS Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
DNF Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
DNF Tom Dumounlin (Ned) Team Sunweb
Points Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 53  pts
2 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 35
3 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 25
4 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 18
5 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 14
6 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 12
7 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 12
8 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF 10
9 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin 8
10 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb 8
11 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 7
12 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 6
13 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 6
14 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 5
15 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 5
16 Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team 4
17 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 4
18 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 3
19 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 3
20 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 2
21 Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1
Mountains Classification – KOM 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb 3  pts
2 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 2
3 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 1
1 Bora-Hansgrohe 9:47:12
2 Dimension Data
3 Lotto Soudal
3 UAE Team Emirates
5 Bardiani CSF
6 Katusha-Alpecin
7 Groupama-FDJ
8 CCC Team
9 Deceuninck-QuickStep
10 Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
11 Israel Cycling Academy
12 Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
13 Trek-Segafredo
14 EF Education First
15 Movistar Team
16 Astana Pro Team
17 Team Jumbo-Visma
18 Bahrain-Merida
19 Mitchelton-Scott
20 Team Ineos
21 AG2R La Mondiale
22 Team Sunweb
General Classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 19:35:04
2 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:35
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:39
4 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:00:44
5 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
6 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:49
7 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:55
8 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:56
9 Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:02
10 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:06
11 Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Team 0:01:10
12 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Team 0:01:16
13 Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First
14 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott
15 Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:18
16 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team 0:01:21
17 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos 0:01:24
18 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:36
19 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:37
20 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:39
21 Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:48
22 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:49
23 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:01:50
24 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:54
25 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:56
26 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:57
27 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:59
28 Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:07
29 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:02:15
30 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 0:02:19
31 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:02:26
32 Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First 0:02:28
33 Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Education First 0:02:51
34 Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:53
35 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:58
36 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data 0:02:59
37 Jay Mc Carthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:02
38 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:07
39 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:03:17
40 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:03:20
41 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 0:03:26
42 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:03:30
43 Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:33
44 Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC Team 0:03:43
45 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 0:03:54
46 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:03:57
47 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Dimension Data 0:04:03
48 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:04:07
49 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:04:10
50 Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:15
51 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:04:16
52 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:04:20
53 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 0:04:25
54 Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:04:26
55 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:04:37
56 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:04:38
57 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:04:39
58 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:04:41
59 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
60 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:04:49
61 Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education First 0:05:12
62 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:05:15
63 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ 0:05:16
64 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:05:21
65 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
66 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:05:22
67 Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:26
68 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ 0:05:39
69 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team Sunweb 0:05:43
70 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:05:49
71 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 0:05:58
72 Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First 0:05:59
73 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb 0:06:07
74 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 0:06:10
75 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:06:12
76 Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First 0:06:27
77 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:06:29
78 François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:51
79 Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo 0:06:54
80 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Ineos 0:07:06
81 Jhonatan Narvaez (Col) Team Ineos 0:07:22
82 Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:07:29
83 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:07:40
84 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:07:50
85 Danilo Wyss (Swi) Dimension Data 0:07:53
86 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) CCC Team 0:07:56
87 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:08:01
88 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin 0:08:04
89 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:08:07
90 Paul Martens (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:08:14
91 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:15
92 Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:08:17
93 Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:08:21
94 Manuel Senni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:08:22
95 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:26
96 Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos 0:08:35
97 Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb 0:08:39
98 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin 0:08:44
99 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:08:45
100 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
101 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:08:55
102 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:09:05
103 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:09:07
104 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin 0:09:34
105 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott 0:09:40
106 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy 0:10:00
107 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:10:15
108 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy 0:10:24
109 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott 0:10:28
110 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ 0:10:39
111 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:10:43
112 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:10:44
113 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos 0:10:46
114 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:11:00
115 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:11:14
116 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC Team 0:11:27
117 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:11:32
118 Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:11:40
119 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos 0:12:05
120 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:12:10
121 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
122 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:12:40
123 Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team 0:12:44
124 Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:13:05
125 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Ineos 0:13:21
126 Jos van Emden (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:13:45
127 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:14:05
128 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:15:42
129 James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:15:48
130 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:16:19
131 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:16:22
132 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Wekilu (Eri) Dimension Data 0:16:35
133 Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:16:39
134 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin 0:16:55
135 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 0:17:07
136 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Dimension Data 0:17:18
137 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:17:45
138 Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:18:08
139 Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team 0:18:27
140 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Movistar Team 0:18:31
141 Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 0:19:52
142 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:19:55
143 Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:20:29
144 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:20:31
145 Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott 0:21:16
146 Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team 0:21:21
147 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 0:21:37
148 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team 0:21:46
149 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:22:13
150 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:23:23
151 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 0:23:55
152 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:26:20
153 Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team 0:26:29
154 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data 0:26:55
155 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:27:03
156 Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ 0:27:34
157 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:27:35
158 Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:27:46
159 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:27:56
160 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:28:44
161 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data 0:29:13
162 Conor Dunne (Irl) Israel Cycling Academy 0:29:15
163 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:32:03
164 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:32:54
165 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 0:34:45
166 Awet Andemeskel (Eri) Israel Cycling Academy 0:34:57
167 Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 0:36:28
168 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:36:54
169 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:41:22
Points Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 121  pts
2 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 93
3 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 86
4 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 66
5 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team 50
6 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 32
7 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 27
8 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 25
9 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 23
10 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 21
11 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 20
12 Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 19
13 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 18
14 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 18
15 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 16
16 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 14
17 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Dimension Data 14
18 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 12
19 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 12
20 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 12
21 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 12
22 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team 12
23 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 10
24 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 10
25 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 10
26 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF 10
27 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb 8
28 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin 8
29 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 8
30 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos 7
31 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 6
32 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ 6
33 Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First 6
34 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 6
35 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 5
36 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 4
37 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 4
38 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ 4
39 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 4
40 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 4
41 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 4
42 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 4
43 Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team 4
44 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 3
45 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3
46 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 3
47 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 3
48 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 3
49 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 3
50 Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2
51 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 2
52 François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2
53 Paul Martens (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma 2
54 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 2
55 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 1
56 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1
57 Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1
58 Jos van Emden (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 1
59 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 1
60 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma -10
61 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep -32
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 24  pts
2 François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6
3 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 4
4 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 4
5 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb 3
6 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 3
7 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 2
8 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 2
9 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 2
10 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 1
11 Paul Martens (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma 1
12 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 1
13 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 1
14 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 1
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 19:35:48
2 Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First 0:00:32
3 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos 0:00:40
4 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:53
5 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 0:01:35
6 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:01:42
7 Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:09
8 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data 0:02:15
9 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:23
10 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:02:36
11 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 0:03:10
12 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:03:32
13 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:03:55
14 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:04:31
15 Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:04:42
16 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:05:05
17 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:05:28
18 Jhonatan Narvaez (Col) Team Ineos 0:06:38
19 Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:06:45
20 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:07:06
21 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:07:17
22 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:07:23
23 Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos 0:07:51
24 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin 0:08:00
25 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:08:21
26 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:08:23
27 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy 0:09:40
28 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:09:59
29 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:10:30
30 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos 0:11:21
31 Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:12:21
32 James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:15:04
33 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:15:35
34 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Wekilu (Eri) Dimension Data 0:15:51
35 Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:17:24
36 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:19:11
37 Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:19:45
38 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:19:47
39 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 0:20:53
40 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team 0:21:02
41 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 0:23:11
42 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data 0:26:11
43 Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ 0:26:50
44 Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:27:02
45 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:27:12
46 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:28:00
47 Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 0:35:44
48 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:40:38
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bora-Hansgrohe 58:48:06
2 Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:29
3 UAE Team Emirates 0:00:36
4 Astana Pro Team 0:00:47
5 Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:26
6 EF Education First 0:02:09
7 Bahrain-Merida 0:02:19
8 Movistar Team 0:02:52
9 AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:13
10 Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:03:52
11 Lotto Soudal 0:04:58
12 Trek-Segafredo
13 Team Jumbo-Visma 0:05:02
14 Team Ineos 0:05:11
15 Katusha-Alpecin 0:05:45
16 Groupama-FDJ 0:06:05
17 CCC Team 0:06:25
18 Dimension Data 0:06:39
19 Israel Cycling Academy 0:11:16
20 Team Sunweb 0:11:47
21 Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:13:50
22 Bardiani CSF 0:15:18
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Ackermann wins Giro d’Italia stage 2

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia
His team were among a number of sprint trains to hit the front in the closing kilometres, though it was Lotto Soudal in control under the flamme rouge.

With all the major favourites avoiding a small crash towards the front of the peloton inside the final kilometre, it was Ewan who would launch his sprint first, 200 metres from the line. A touch further back, Ackermann was following Fernando Gaviria’s (UAE Team Emirates) wheel but hit the wind himself when the Colombian jumped to follow Ewan.

What followed was a drag race between Ewan and Ackermann, with the German champion winning out against the aero Australian. Viviani, who was on Ackermann’s wheel, couldn’t even begin to find a way past but snagged second place regardless.

“I’m so happy. It was my first chance to win a stage and we did it great,” Ackermann said after the finish. “I think that all the team is more motivated and it’s good for the next three weeks.

“We saw with 250 to go that none of the sprinters had started the sprint. I decided to take my speed and go full gas and luckily it was enough.

“For sure there was big pressure, but it is my first Grand Tour and you never know what will happen in your first Grand Tour. I’m happy to have won my first stage.”

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) retains the overall race lead, with the top positions remaining unchanged after stage 2. Ackermann takes over the cyclamen jersey of the points classification, while Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) extended his lead at the top of the mountain classification thanks to his day in the break.

How it happened

The peloton was greeted by grim weather in Bologna as they rolled out to begin stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia. The rain and wind didn’t stop a break of eight riders getting away from the peloton in the first 10km of the stage though.

Blue jersey wearer Ciccone made the break as he looked to add more mountain points in what could be a race-long bid for the Italian. He was joined by Francois Bidard (AG2R La Mondiale), Marco Frapporti (Androni Giocattoli), Mirco Maestri (Bardiani-CSF), Łukasz Owsian (CCC Team), Sean Bennett (EF Education First), Damiano Cima (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Ciccone’s teammate Will Clarke.

The group’s advantage never got out to more than 4:30 as the weather cleared up and the roads turned dry after around 70km of racing. Much of the day passed by without incident, a standard flat stage early in a Grand Tour, though Guillaume Boivin (Israel Cycling Academy) hit the deck as the teams began jostling ahead of the climbs –the first crash of the 2019 Giro.

The rain started to fall again as the riders reached the first climb of the day, the third category Montalbano, some 48km from the finish. Ciccone struck out, keen to sweep up the points, and duly took them with his companions unable to follow the attack.

Further back, several of the break were swept up by the peloton, leaving Ciccone, Owsian, Bidard and Frapporti up front. The quartet remained 1:20 up heading into the final 40km of the stage. A speculative attack from Jan Bakelandts (Team Sunweb) would come to nothing, only serving the purpose of closing the gap a little.

Deceuninck-QuickStep and UAE Team Emirates were among the teams on the front of the peloton as the break reached the fourth category climb of San Baronto with 28km remaining. Unsurprisingly, it was Ciccone who took the points, bringing his total to 21.

Back in the peloton, the Movistar duo of Jasha Sütterlin and Hector Carretero crashed on the climb, with Sütterlin hitting the ground face-first. The German sat on the road for some time, understandably dazed after hitting the deck.

In the break, Frapporti made his way back to the leaders, having been dropped on the climb. As the four riders reached the 20km to go mark, their advantage was a mere minute, with largely flat roads remaining en route to Fucecchio.

With 10km to go Bora-Hansgrohe worked at the head of the peloton, looking to support their man Ackermann, and the German team swept up the break with seven kilometres to race. On the run-in, a number of different trains hit the front, including Dimension Data, Groupama-FDJ and Lotto-Soudal, and it was the Belgian squad who were leading the peloton into the final kilometre.

Lotto duly led the peloton out, with Ewan launching his sprint first. But Ackermann had surfed Gaviria’s wheel before launching himself, and it was the in-form German who took the first road stage victory of the 2019 Giro d’Italia.

Results

Stage result
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 4:44:43
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
3 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
4 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates
5 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
6 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
7 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
8 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
10 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
11 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data
12 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
13 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
14 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
15 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:05
16 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
17 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
18 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
19 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
20 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
21 Jos_ Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
22 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
23 Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
24 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF
25 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
26 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin
27 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma
28 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team
29 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) CCC Team
30 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
31 Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First
32 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
33 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
34 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos
35 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos
36 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
37 Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-QuickStep
38 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb
39 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
40 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF
41 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
42 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
43 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
44 Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Education First
45 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott
46 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team
47 Paul Martens (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma
48 Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First
49 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data
50 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
51 James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep
52 Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
53 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Dimension Data
54 Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Team
55 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ
56 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
57 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ
58 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
59 Danilo Wyss (Swi) Dimension Data
60 Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team
61 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
62 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team
63 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
64 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC Team
65 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
66 Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R La Mondiale
67 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
68 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb
69 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott
70 Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team
71 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team
72 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
73 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana Pro Team
74 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Ineos
75 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
76 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
77 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
78 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
79 Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First
80 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin
81 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
82 Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education First
83 Jhonnatan Narvaez (Ecu) Team Ineos
84 Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First
85 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
86 Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
87 Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC Team
88 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
89 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team
90 Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo
91 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
92 Jay Mc Carthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
93 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin
94 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
95 Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
96 Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
97 Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb
98 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb
99 Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos
100 Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
101 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott
102 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
103 Manuel Senni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
104 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
105 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team Sunweb
106 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
107 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:23
108 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
109 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:01:07
110 Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
111 Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
112 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Ineos
113 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos
114 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott
115 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
116 Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
117 Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
118 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
119 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
120 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
121 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb
122 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF
123 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
124 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
125 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
126 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy
127 Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:05
128 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
129 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
130 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:45
131 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos 0:02:57
132 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:33
133 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:05:36
134 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Dimension Data
135 Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF
136 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
137 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:06:31
138 Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:08:37
139 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:09:12
140 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
141 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Movistar Team
142 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First
143 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
144 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma
145 Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:09:14
146 Ama Gehereigzabher (Eri) Team Dimension Data
147 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:09:36
148 Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
149 Jos van Emden (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
150 Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team 0:11:51
151 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:12:10
152 Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
153 Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott
154 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF
155 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
156 Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First
157 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
158 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data
159 Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
160 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
161 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ
162 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
163 Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team 0:12:59
164 Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team
165 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team
166 Conor Dunne (Irl) Israel Cycling Academy
167 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data
168 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
169 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
170 Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
171 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
172 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
173 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:18:20
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 25  pts
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 18
3 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 12
4 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 12
5 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 8
6 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 8
7 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 6
8 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 6
9 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 5
10 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 5
11 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 4
12 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 4
13 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3
14 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 3
15 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 2
16 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2
17 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 1
18 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 1
KOM 1 – Montalbano
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 9  pts
2 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4
3 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 2
4 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1
KOM 2 – San Baronto
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 3  pts
2 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2
3 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 1
Intermediate Sprint 1 – Montespertoli
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 10  pts
2 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 6
3 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 3
4 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 2
5 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 1
Intermediate Sprint 2 – Empoli
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 10  pts
2 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 6
3 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 3
4 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 2
5 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 1
Combativity
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 9  pts
2 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 8
3 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 7
4 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 6
5 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 5
6 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 4
7 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 4
8 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 3
9 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 2
10 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 2
11 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 2
12 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 1
13 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 1
14 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1
Breakaway rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 195  pts
2 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 195
3 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 195
4 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 187
5 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 151
6 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 150
7 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 150
8 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 150
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lotto-Soudal 14:14:14
2 Bora-Hansgrohe
3 UAE Team Emirates
4 Israel Cycling Academy
5 Team Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:05
6 Deceuninck-Quick Step
7 Groupama-FDJ
8 Team Dimension Data
9 Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
10 Movistar Team 0:00:10
11 Team Jumbo-Visma
12 EF Education First
13 Team Sunweb
14 Bahrain-Merida
15 Team Ineos
16 Mitchelton-Scott
16 CCC Team
18 Bardiani-CSF
19 Trek-Segafredo
20 AG2R La Mondiale
21 Astana Pro Team
22 Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:01:07
General classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 4:57:42
2 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:19
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:23
4 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:00:28
5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
6 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:33
7 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 0:00:35
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:39
9 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:40
10 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:00:42
11 Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Team 0:00:45
12 Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:46
13 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team 0:00:47
14 Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Education First
15 Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First
16 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:50
17 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
18 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:53
19 Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb 0:00:54
20 James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:57
21 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:58
22 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
23 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:59
24 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:00
25 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:01
26 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos
27 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team
28 Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:02
29 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Dimension Data 0:01:04
30 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:07
31 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data 0:01:12
32 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:13
33 Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First
34 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
35 Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos 0:01:14
36 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:16
37 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
38 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy 0:01:17
39 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC Team 0:01:18
40 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ
41 Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
42 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb 0:01:19
43 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:20
44 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:22
45 Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:25
46 Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team 0:01:27
47 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
48 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana Pro Team
49 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ
50 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:29
51 Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC Team
52 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:30
53 Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
54 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:31
55 Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:32
56 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
57 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:01:33
58 Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
59 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott
60 Jay Mc Carthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:34
61 Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R La Mondiale
62 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:01:38
63 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
64 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:40
65 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
66 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team Sunweb 0:01:41
67 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) CCC Team
68 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
69 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 0:01:42
70 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Ineos 0:01:43
71 Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First 0:01:45
72 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
73 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 0:01:46
74 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:01:47
75 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:48
76 Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
77 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:49
78 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:51
79 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:52
80 Paul Martens (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma
81 Jhonnatan Narvaez (Ecu) Team Ineos
82 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
83 Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:53
84 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:54
85 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
86 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:01:57
87 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
88 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:01
89 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 0:02:04
90 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:05
91 Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:02:06
92 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
93 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
94 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott 0:02:07
95 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
96 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:02:14
97 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
98 Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education First 0:02:18
99 Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
100 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:21
101 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:02:22
102 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ 0:02:23
103 Danilo Wyss (Swi) Dimension Data 0:02:24
104 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin
105 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:02:28
106 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:29
107 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:02:30
108 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Ineos
109 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy
110 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:31
111 Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:32
112 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:02:34
113 Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First 0:02:35
114 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:39
115 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:40
116 Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:02:41
117 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:02:43
118 Manuel Senni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:46
119 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:50
120 Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:02:57
121 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
122 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos 0:02:58
123 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
124 Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 0:03:00
125 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:03:05
126 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:08
127 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
128 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:03:09
129 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:03:21
130 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:22
131 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:04:50
132 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos 0:04:53
133 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:06:58
134 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:07:19
135 Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:07:29
136 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:07:59
137 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Dimension Data 0:08:01
138 Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:09:36
139 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:10:16
140 Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:10:36
141 Ama Gehereigzabher (Eri) Team Dimension Data
142 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Movistar Team 0:10:37
143 Jos van Emden (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
144 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:10:46
145 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 0:10:47
146 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:10:48
147 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:11:36
148 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:11:48
149 Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:11:59
150 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:12:40
151 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data 0:13:19
152 Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott 0:13:22
153 Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team 0:13:27
154 Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ 0:13:59
155 Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:14:01
156 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 0:14:04
157 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:14:09
158 Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team 0:14:23
159 Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 0:14:26
160 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:14:28
161 Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team 0:14:33
162 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:14:37
163 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:14:38
164 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:15:06
165 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 0:15:12
166 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:15:13
167 Conor Dunne (Irl) Israel Cycling Academy 0:15:19
168 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:15:30
169 Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First 0:15:35
170 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data 0:15:37
171 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:15:41
172 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team 0:16:17
173 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:16
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 25  pts
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 18
3 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 15
4 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 12
5 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 12
6 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 12
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 9
8 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 8
9 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 8
10 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 7
11 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 6
12 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 6
13 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 6
14 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 5
15 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 5
16 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 5
17 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 4
18 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 4
19 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 4
20 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3
21 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 3
22 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 3
23 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 2
24 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 2
25 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2
26 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 1
27 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 1
28 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 1
Mountain classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 21  pts
2 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6
3 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 4
4 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 3
5 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 2
6 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 1
7 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1
Youth classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 4:58:10
2 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 0:00:07
3 Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First 0:00:19
4 James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:29
5 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos 0:00:33
6 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data 0:00:44
7 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:00:45
8 Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos 0:00:46
9 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:03
10 Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:04
11 Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:01:05
12 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:01:10
13 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:17
14 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 0:01:18
15 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:01:19
16 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:23
17 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:24
18 Jhonnatan Narvaez (Ecu) Team Ineos
19 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
20 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:38
21 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:39
22 Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:01:50
23 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:01:53
24 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:54
25 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:02:00
26 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy 0:02:02
27 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:02:06
28 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:02:15
29 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos 0:02:30
30 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:40
31 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
32 Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:07:01
33 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:07:31
34 Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:09:08
35 Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:10:08
36 Ama Gehereigzabher (Eri) Team Dimension Data
37 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 0:10:19
38 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:10:20
39 Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:11:31
40 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:12:12
41 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data 0:12:51
42 Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ 0:13:31
43 Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:13:33
44 Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 0:13:58
45 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:14:38
46 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 0:14:44
47 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:15:02
48 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team 0:15:49
49 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:48
Intermediate sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 16  pts
2 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 13
3 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 9
4 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 2
5 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 2
6 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 1
7 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 1
Combativity classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 9  pts
2 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 8
3 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 7
4 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 7
5 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 6
6 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 6
7 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 5
8 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 5
9 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 4
10 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 4
11 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 3
12 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 3
13 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 2
14 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 2
15 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 2
16 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 2
17 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 1
18 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 1
19 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 1
20 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1
Breakaway classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 195  pts
2 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 195
3 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 195
4 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 187
5 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 151
6 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 150
7 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 150
8 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 150
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Jumbo – Visma 14:54:47
2 Bahrain – Merida 14:55:02
3 Astana Pro Team 14:55:15
4 Mitchelton – Scott 14:55:23
5 Bora – Hansgrohe 14:55:28
6 Team Sunweb 14:55:41
7 Deceuninck – Quick-Step 14:55:48
8 EF Education First 14:55:53
9 Team Ineos 14:55:56
10 UAE Team Emirates 14:56:03
11 Movistar Team 14:56:27
12 Team Dimension Data 14:56:31
13 CCC Team 14:56:38
14 Trek – Segafredo 14:56:42
15 Team Katusha Alpecin 14:56:59
16 Lotto Soudal 14:57:06
17 AG2R La Mondiale 14:57:19
18 Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec 14:57:22
19 Israel Cycling Academy 14:57:28
20 Groupama – FDJ 14:57:38
21 Bardiani-CSF 14:58:46
22 Nippo – Vini Fantini – Faizane 15:00:21
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Roglic wins opening Giro d’Italia time trial

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) won the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia, blitzing the eight-kilometre course in Bologna to take the first pink jersey of the race.

The Slovenian was the only man to break the 13-minute barrier on the stage, which included a two-kilometre, 9.7 per cent climb to the finish.

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), who set off almost three hours after Roglič, took second on the stage, 19 seconds down. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) was third, a further four seconds back.

Roglič was the 12th rider to start on a day which flipped the usual time trial script. All of the main GC contenders started early in order to avoid potential thunderstorms. They didn’t materialise, however, leaving Yates free to race in similar conditions to his rivals, who completed the stage hours earlier.

It’s the second Giro d’Italia stage win of Roglič’s career, three years after his victory at the Chianti time trial at his debut Giro, back in 2016. After his run, the Slovenian was his usual self – pleased to take the win while staying reserved about the future.

“I’m happy with it. It went well. I finished well, and I’m happy with today’s performance,” said Roglič after finishing his ride. “It’s nice [to be in the lead]. It’s quite an advantage so I’m really happy with it.

“I tried to be focused. I did the recon some hours before the start. It’s not so big [on] tactics here – it’s not very technical, it’s quite honest, and at the end of the course, it’s full gas on the climb.

“It’s a nice gap and you always want more and more, but a win is a win. The first day is behind us and it’s a really nice start.”

How it happened
The opening time trial of the 102nd Giro d’Italia saw something of a role reversal to the usual proceedings, with many of the big GC names heading out early on in order to avoid possible rain showers forecast later in the afternoon.

As a result, Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) kicked off the day. The Dutchman’s effort looked a solid one, going well on the steep 2.1km climb to the finish. His 13:22 was the benchmark, but it was soon beaten in unlikely fashion. Astana leader Miguel Ángel López – a man hardly known for his time trial abilities – reached the checkpoint at the bottom of the climb two seconds up on Dumoulin, ultimately besting him at the line by fractions of a second.

Minutes later, Nibali went fastest, his time of 13:17 five seconds up on the Colombian. Further down the climb, Roglič was flying up, passing his minute man and almost catching the next man on the road. The Slovenian is the in-form man coming into the Giro, and he duly blew the timing sheets apart with a time of 12:54.

There was disappointment for Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) and Mikel Landa (Movistar), who put in times of 14:14 and 14:01 respectively, leaving them 1:20 and 1:07 down on Roglič on day one. Landa would later be beaten by his teammate, Richard Carapaz, who crossed the line at 13:41.

Meanwhile, Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) was the first man to switch from TT to road bike at the bottom of the climb, though his time of 14:53 suggested it didn’t do much good. As the excitement over the novelty of GC men going out early faded, Tao Geoghegan Hart kicked off Team Ineos’ first Grand Tour foray with a strong time, going fifth fastest with a time of 13:29, some 11 seconds faster than Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick Step).

Nine, four, two and one points were on offer at the top of the 9.7 per cent climb to the line, so there was an incentive for those with blue jersey ambitions to target a good time there. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) was one such rider, racing on a road bike on both the flat and climb to set a time of 6:01 up the hill, the fastest of the day.

Ciccone’s teammate Bauke Mollema was the first GC contender to make a bike change, a move which Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White had estimated could cost 20 seconds. His eventual time of 13:33 suggested that the bike change did indeed help him on the climb.

Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) hasn’t had the best of times at Grand Tours during the past few years, but started off well here, crossing the line with a time of 13:27. The Pole would be the fastest man of the mid-section of the stage, as everybody awaited Yates’ run, third from last on the day.

A few riders dipped under the 14-minute mark during that period, including the Mitchelton-Scott duo of Esteban Chaves and Brent Bookwalter, and Daniel Navarro (Katusha-Alpecin). For the large part, though, it was a time for sprinters and domestiques to complete their rides.

When Yates finally went out for his run, he went strong on the flat, putting in a time of 7:06 at the intermediate checkpoint, and passed his minute man, Fernando Gaviria, on the climb. On the climb, he lost a single second to Roglič, sealing second place and confirming the Jumbo-Visma leader’s victory.

Full results
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:12:54
2 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:19
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:23
4 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:00:28
5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
6 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:33
7 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 0:00:35
8 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:39
10 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:40
11 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:00:42
12 Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Team 0:00:45
13 Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:46
14 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team 0:00:47
15 Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Education First
16 Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First
17 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:50
18 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
19 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:53
20 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
21 Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb 0:00:54
22 James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:57
23 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:58
24 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
25 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:59
26 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott
27 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:01
28 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos
29 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team
30 Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:02
31 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Dimension Data 0:01:04
32 Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
33 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:05
34 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
35 Jos van Emden (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:01:06
36 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:07
37 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:09
38 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data 0:01:12
39 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:13
40 Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First
41 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
42 Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos 0:01:14
43 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data
44 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:16
45 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
46 Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:17
47 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
48 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC Team 0:01:18
49 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ
50 Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
51 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb 0:01:19
52 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:20
53 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
54 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:22
55 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
56 Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:25
57 Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:27
58 Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team
59 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
60 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
61 Ama Gehereigzabher (Eri) Team Dimension Data
62 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana Pro Team
63 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ
64 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:28
65 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Ineos
66 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy
67 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:29
68 Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC Team
69 Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team
70 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:30
71 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Movistar Team
72 Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
73 Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
74 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:31
75 Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:32
76 Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
77 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
78 Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:01:33
79 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott
80 Jay Mc Carthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:34
81 Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R La Mondiale
82 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:37
83 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:01:38
84 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
85 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
86 Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:39
87 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
88 Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team
89 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 0:01:40
90 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin
91 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
92 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team Sunweb 0:01:41
93 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma
94 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) CCC Team
95 Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
96 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
97 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Ineos 0:01:43
98 Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First 0:01:45
99 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
100 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:01:46
101 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 0:01:47
102 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
103 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:48
104 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
105 Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
106 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:49
107 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 0:01:51
108 Paul Martens (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:01:52
109 Jhonnatan Narvaez (Ecu) Team Ineos
110 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
111 Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:53
112 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:54
113 Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
114 Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:55
115 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
116 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos 0:01:56
117 Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
118 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:57
119 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
120 Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:58
121 Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF
122 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:59
123 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ
124 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:01
125 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
126 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos
127 Awet Andemeskel (Eri) Israel Cycling Academy 0:02:02
128 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
129 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 0:02:04
130 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
131 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
132 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:05
133 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin 0:02:06
134 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
135 Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
136 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
137 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 0:02:07
138 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:09
139 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:02:11
140 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:02:12
141 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
142 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:16
143 Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education First 0:02:18
144 Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
145 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
146 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:02:19
147 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
148 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
149 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:21
150 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:23
151 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
152 Danilo Wyss (Swi) Dimension Data 0:02:24
153 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin
154 Conor Dunne (Irl) Israel Cycling Academy 0:02:25
155 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:28
156 Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
157 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
158 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Dimension Data 0:02:30
159 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:31
160 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:32
161 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:02:33
162 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:34
163 Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First 0:02:35
164 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:36
165 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:40
166 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data 0:02:43
167 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
168 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:02:44
169 Manuel Senni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:46
170 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:02:47
171 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:02:58
172 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:04
173 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:08
174 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team 0:03:23
175 Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First 0:03:30
OOT Hiroki Nishimura (Jap) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:04:36

General classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:12:54
2 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:19
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:23
4 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:00:28
5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
6 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:33
7 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 0:00:35
8 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:39
10 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:40
11 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:00:42
12 Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Team 0:00:45
13 Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:46
14 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team 0:00:47
15 Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Education First
16 Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First
17 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:50
18 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
19 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:53
20 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
21 Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb 0:00:54
22 James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:57
23 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:58
24 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
25 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:59
26 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott
27 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:01
28 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos
29 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team
30 Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:02
31 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Dimension Data 0:01:04
32 Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
33 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:05
34 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
35 Jos van Emden (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:01:06
36 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:07
37 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:09
38 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data 0:01:12
39 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:13
40 Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First
41 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
42 Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos 0:01:14
43 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data
44 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:16
45 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
46 Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:17
47 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
48 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC Team 0:01:18
49 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ
50 Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
51 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb 0:01:19
52 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:20
53 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
54 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:22
55 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
56 Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:25
57 Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:27
58 Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team
59 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
60 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
61 Ama Gehereigzabher (Eri) Team Dimension Data
62 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana Pro Team
63 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ
64 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:28
65 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Ineos
66 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy
67 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:29
68 Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC Team
69 Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team
70 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:30
71 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Movistar Team
72 Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
73 Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
74 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:31
75 Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:32
76 Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
77 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
78 Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:01:33
79 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott
80 Jay Mc Carthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:34
81 Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R La Mondiale
82 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:37
83 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:01:38
84 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
85 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
86 Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:39
87 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
88 Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team
89 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 0:01:40
90 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin
91 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
92 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team Sunweb 0:01:41
93 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma
94 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) CCC Team
95 Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
96 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
97 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Ineos 0:01:43
98 Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First 0:01:45
99 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
100 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:01:46
101 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 0:01:47
102 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
103 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:48
104 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
105 Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
106 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:49
107 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 0:01:51
108 Paul Martens (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:01:52
109 Jhonnatan Narvaez (Ecu) Team Ineos
110 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
111 Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:53
112 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:54
113 Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
114 Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:55
115 Franois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
116 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos 0:01:56
117 Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
118 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:57
119 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
120 Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:58
121 Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF
122 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:59
123 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ
124 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:01
125 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
126 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos
127 Awet Andemeskel (Eri) Israel Cycling Academy 0:02:02
128 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
129 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Team 0:02:04
130 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
131 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
132 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:05
133 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin 0:02:06
134 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
135 Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
136 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
137 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 0:02:07
138 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:09
139 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:02:11
140 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:02:12
141 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
142 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:16
143 Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education First 0:02:18
144 Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
145 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
146 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:02:19
147 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
148 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
149 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:21
150 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:23
151 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
152 Danilo Wyss (Swi) Dimension Data 0:02:24
153 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin
154 Conor Dunne (Irl) Israel Cycling Academy 0:02:25
155 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:28
156 Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
157 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
158 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Dimension Data 0:02:30
159 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:31
160 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:32
161 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:02:33
162 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:34
163 Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First 0:02:35
164 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:36
165 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:40
166 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data 0:02:43
167 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
168 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:02:44
169 Manuel Senni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:02:46
170 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:02:47
171 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:02:58
172 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:04
173 Will Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:08
174 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team 0:03:23
175 Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First 0:03:30
OOT Hiroki Nishimura (Jap) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:04:36

Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 15 pts
2 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 12
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 9
4 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 7
5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 6
6 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 5
7 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 4
8 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 3
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 2
10 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 1

Mountain classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 9 pts
2 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 4
3 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 2
4 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 1

Youth classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:13:22
2 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 0:00:07
3 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
4 Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First 0:00:19
5 James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:29
6 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos 0:00:33
7 Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:36
8 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:37
9 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data 0:00:44
10 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:00:45
11 Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos 0:00:46
12 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data
13 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:00:52
14 Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:59
15 Ama Gehereigzabher (Eri) Team Dimension Data
16 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
17 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy
18 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:03
19 Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:04
20 Tom Bohli (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
21 Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:01:05
22 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:01:10
23 Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First 0:01:12
24 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:01:13
25 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
26 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:17
27 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:01:19
28 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 0:01:23
29 Jhonnatan Narvaez (Ecu) Team Ineos 0:01:24
30 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
31 Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:26
32 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos 0:01:28
33 Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
34 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:29
35 Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:01:30
36 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:33
37 Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:38
38 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
39 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:43
40 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:01:44
41 Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane 0:01:50
42 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
43 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:01:53
44 Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
45 Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
46 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
47 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:08
48 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:02:15
49 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team 0:02:55

Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Jumbo-Visma 0:40:23
2 Bahrain-Merida 0:00:15
3 Astana Pro Team 0:00:28
4 Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:36
5 Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:51
6 Team Sunweb 0:00:54
7 Deceuninck-Quick Step 0:01:06
8 EF Education First
9 Team Ineos 0:01:09
10 UAE Team Emirates 0:01:26
11 Movistar Team 0:01:40
12 Team Dimension Data 0:01:49
13 CCC Team 0:01:51
14 Trek-Segafredo 0:01:55
15 Team Katusha-Alpecin 0:02:17
16 Lotto-Soudal 0:02:29
17 AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:32
18 Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:02:40
19 Israel Cycling Academy 0:02:51
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Giro d’Italia to start in Budapest in 2020

The Italian Grand Tour will begin in Hungary for the first time.

The 2020 Giro d’Italia will start in Budapest, Hungary – a first, with no other Grand Tour yet to visit the central European country.

This will be the 14th Grande Partenza to take place outside of Italy, with the first three stages of this year’s edition taking place on Hungarian soil.

Budapest follows a progressive international push by RCS Sport. In recent years, it has begun its three-week Italian Grand Tour in Jerusalem, Amsterdam and Belfast. The first ever foreign Giro start was in 1965, when the race began in San Marino.

The 2021 Giro d’Italia is already due to start in Sicily, Italy’s southern island. This year’s Giro, starting May 11 with Egan Bernal leading Team Sky, will begin in Bologna.

France’s Marseille had been in the running to host the 2020 start before the organiser decided on Budapest.

The race should begin on Friday, as other recent Giros have done when beginning abroad. It will allow an extra rest day when returning home to the Bel Paese.

The Giro caravan faces a 550km drive to the nearest city, Trieste in Italy’s far northeast, or alternatively it could take a flight to the very south in the heel of the country. In 2014, the Giro left Dublin for Bari in the south east – a 2700 kilometre journey.

No distance appears too far for the Italian organiser, however, after its 2018 start in Jerusalem. The race flew three hours to Sicily, with the hour’s time difference, to begin the race 48 hours later. Chris Froome went on to win the race overall.

The Giro/Budapest deal could be linked to Hungarian sponsor Kométa. The Italian-owned meat processor has invested millions in Hungary in recent years.

The announcement comes one month after the European Union’s center-right leaning coalition, the European People’s Party, suspended Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party, which has led an aggressive anti-European Union campaign and has been accused of eroding judicial independence and press freedoms.

The 2020 Giro d’Italia will start in the capital, Budapest, with two more stages in Hungary before transferring to Italy. The Giro d’Italia has had a previous 13 starts outside Italy.

Other foreign starts in the Giro d’Italia:
1965 San Marino (Republic of san Marino)
1966 Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco)
1973 Verviers (Belgium)
1974 Vatican City
1996 Athens (Greece)
1998 Nice (France)
2002 Groningen (the Netherlands)
2006 Seraing (Belgium)
2010 Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
2012 Herning (Denmark)
2014 Belfast (Northern Ireland)
2016 Apeldoorn (the Netherlands)
2018 Jerusalem (Israel)

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2018 Giro d’Italia route revealed

The route of the 2018 Giro d’Italia has been unveiled in Milan with the 21 days of racing including 44.2km of time trials and eight mountain finishes in a balanced route that appears to suit Chris Froome but still gives his rivals a chance to beat him.

There is no team time trial and limited opportunities for the sprinters, meaning the battle for the maglia rosa will be the big story of the 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia.

There are eight mountain finishes of varying difficulty between the Grande Partenza in Israel on Friday, May 4 and the final circuit stage in central Rome on Sunday, May 27. Four come in a testing final week that opens with the steep climb to the summit of Monte Zoncolan on stage 14 and ends with three consecutive stages in the Alps with finishes at Prato Nevoso, Jafferau and Cervinia. Stage 19 includes the dirt road fire track climb of the Colle delle Finestre.

The 2,546km of racing will be a battle of survival, with the last man standing taking the final maglia rosa in Rome.

Froome was not at the presentation in Milan but confirmed that he would target the Corsa Rosa in a video message. He last rode the Giro d’Italia in 2009 and 2010, before he blossomed into a Grand Tour contender and won the Tour de France.

Froome and Team Sky believe they can win the Giro d’Italia and then hope to go on to complete a rare Giro-Tour double victory, with Froome taking a fifth Tour victory to equal Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernhard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. Froome would also become the first rider since Hinault to consecutively win all three Grand Tours. Team Sky struggled with the unpredictability of the Giro d’Italia when Bradley Wiggins and Richie Porte were team leaders. It will be interesting to see how they approach the race in 2018.

Securing Froome’s presence at the Giro d’Italia is a huge coup for the race organisers. However, his presence could convince other overall contenders to skip the Corsa Rosa and go all-in for the Tour de France in the hope Froome is fatigued in July.

That seems to be Tom Dumoulin’s intention. He attended the presentation in Milan as 2017 Giro d’Italia winner but he refused to say if he will ride, putting off revealing his goals until the Team Sunweb presentation on January 4.

Only Fabio Aru confirmed he will take on Froome as the new designated team leader for UAE Team Emirates, with Mikel Landa expected to lead Movistar and Louis Meintjes targeting a top-five result after his return to Dimension Data.

Race director Mauro Vegni couldn’t hide his satisfaction of securing Froome’s presence despite questions about Froome and Team Sky securing a reported €2 million fee.

Giro d’Italia 2018 race route

The 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia appears to be a tough, testing but a classic-looking race. There are few innovations after the historic start in Israel but the mountainous route should ensure the Giro keeps its self-styled moniker of ‘the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place’.

As previously announced, the race will start with three stages in Israel. The opening 9.7km time trial in Jerusalem on Friday, May 4 will shape the overall classification and perhaps even see Froome immediately in the pink jersey. It is followed by stages for the sprinters to Tel Aviv and Eilat on the edge of the Dead Sea, with time bonuses giving some of them a shot of taking the pink jersey.

The Israel Grand Partenza will earn race organisers RCS Sport a reported 10 million Euro. That has convinced them to run the risk of any criticism concerning the Palestinian problem and potential security issues. The Israeli government has guaranteed the safety of the race and Vegni has apparently drawn up alternative Grand Partenza in the southern Puglia region of Italy in case of major problems in the Middle East.

Following the Grand Partenza in Israel, the race will transfer to Italy on an early extra rest day on Monday, May 7.

Sicily hosts the Giro d’Italia as it returns home, with two stages into the hilly centre of the island to Caltagirone and Santa Ninfa before an early mountain finish on the slopes of Mount Etna, climbing up to the 1,736-metre-high finish via a new road from the south via Ragalina. The 14.1km climb includes a four-kilometre section at eight per cent and so could cause problems.

After crossing the Straight of Messina by boat, the Giro d’Italia heads north via Calabria and Campania, with another mountain finish to Montevergine do Mercogliano on stage 8. The second weekend ends with the climb up to Campo Imperatore in the shadows of the mighty Gran Sasso, 19 years after Marco Pantani won there.

The central Apennines and heavy rolling country roads often throw up a few surprises and Froome would be wise to recon the four central stages that also include finishes in Gualdo Tadino and Osimo after the Monday rest day. The finish in the hilltop village of Osimo is near the home of the Michele Scarponi and comes after a steep climb like those often seen in Tirreno-Adriatico in the spring.

Two flat stages up the Adriatic coast and across the Po delta take the Giro d’Italia north to Nervese della Battalgia via Imola and Ferrara. Both include short climbs in the finale to make the sprinters suffer for a shot at success. The finish remembers the victims of World War I and is the last chance to recover for the overall contenders before the decisive final week.

The high mountains begin with the 181km 14th stage to Monte Zoncolan in Italy’s northeast. It includes four short but steep climbs before the final haul up double-digit gradient of the Zoncolan from Ovaro. The middle five kilometres rise at an average of 14.9 per cent, tough to handle even for the pure climbers.

Stage 15 to Sappada visits the Veneto Dolomites, climbs the Passo Tre Croci and has the steep and little-known Passo di Sant’Antonio and Costalissoio climbs in the finale. It seems perfect for a breakaway as the overall contenders begin to focus on the key time trial after the final rest day.

The 34.5km cronometro between Trento and Rovereto follows the valley roads and so will allow Froome to perhaps gain a chunk of time on many of his rivals. Without this stage he surely wouldn’t have decided to ride the 2018 Giro d’Italia. It will be up the other riders to take the race to the Briton in the mountains.

Stage 17 is the wine stage of the 2018 Giro d’Italia with a finish in Iseo in the heart of the Franciacorta sparkling wine region, where Froome lived while at Barloworld. It is a rare chance for the sprinters left in the race.

Stage 17 and 18 take the rider east to the Alps with the finish up to Prato Nevoso (13.9km at 7 per cent) the first of the three final mountain stages. Pavel Tonkov and Stefano Garzelli won here in 1996 and 2000, while Simon Gerrans won a stage of the 2008 Tour de France in the ski resort during a rare visit of the Tour into Italy. The sudden transition from flat valley roads to a serious climb up the finish could cause some riders problems and suit others. This year, Dumoulin gained 43 seconds on Nibali on a similar finish to Oropa and took the maglia rosa.

Stage 19 is arguably the hardest stage of the 2018 Giro d’Italia. The 181km include four major climbs with the dirt-road Colle delle Finestre also the Cima Coppi – the highest climb of the race. The fire track twists and turns up the side of the mountain at a constant gradient of 9.2 per cent. It is followed by the gentler road to Sestriere and then the 7.2km Jafferau climb from Bardonecchia. Mauro Santambrogio won here in 2013 before later being caught for doping, with Nibali taking second and going on to win the 2013 Giro d’Italia.

The mountain stages end on the final Saturday, with the 214km haul to Cervinia. The stage includes the 16km Col Tsecure and the 16km Col de Saint-Pantaleon. Both twist up the mountainside and both include steep sections at altitude near the summit.

Aru won in Cervinia in 2015 as he deposed Mikel Landa as Astana team leader that year. We could see the two clash again next year on the 19km climb that will confirm the overall winner of the race.

After the flight from Israel to Sicily transfers between stages during the three weeks of racing are limited. However, the riders face a final flight to Rome on Sunday morning for the final 118km parade stage around the capital. The 10 laps of an 11km circuit do not visit the Vatican but will showcase the beauty of ancient Rome by looping around the Coliseum and finishing on the Via dei Fori Imperiali.

The 2009 Giro d’Italia finished in the same spot, with Russia’s Denis Menchov winning overall despite a high-speed crash on the cobbled roads of the capital. The 2018 finish will be more of a celebration stage and a final chance for any sprinters still in the race. It could see Froome win his first-ever Giro d’Italia, complete his Grand Tour hat trick and set up his Giro-Tour double.