The Swiss came close to his second victory at the race, on the mountainous stage 19.

Our team had a plan at the start of Friday’s 178km trek between Marano Lagunare and Santuario di Castelmonte, and that was to make it into the breakaway, which took almost one hour to form on the plains of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. When a group finally zipped clear, we had both Davide Ballerini and Mauro Schmid there, and the duo helped the large group take their gap to a whooping ten minutes before hitting the hardest climb on the route, Kolovrat (10.3km, 9.2%).

A series of accelerations on the steepest parts of the ascent played a decisive role in splitting the breakaway, leaving only a handful of riders in the front, including Mauro, who rode intelligently the last 40 kilometers of the stage, as he was aware the difference could be made only in the final part of the last climb. After responding to two attacks inside the closing three kilometers of the stage, which he expertly shut down, Schmid took over the reins in the group and led until with 200 meters to go.

There he opened his sprint, but just as he was preparing to take the final corner another rider came on the outside and boxed him in, forcing the Swiss to hit the brakes, which resulted in the 22-year-old finishing second behind Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) for Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl’s fourth podium at the race.

“I was faster in the sprint, but I couldn’t do anything once he cut me off going into the final corner. In my opinion, today’s result is not fair. I am not happy with the result, because second place is the first loser of the stage. I am disappointed with the outcome, as I was confident today and felt strong. At the same time, I want to thank the team for their confidence, and especially Ballero, because he was of great help in the breakaway.”, said Mauro after the race.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Koen Bouwman
Jumbo-Visma
4:32:55
2 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
3 Alessandro Tonelli
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
0:03
4 Attila Valter
Groupama - FDJ
0:06
5 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R Citroën Team
0:10
6 Tobias Bayer
Alpecin-Fenix
2:45
7 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis
3:49
8 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
3:56
9 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
3:56
10 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
3:56
40 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
15:21
71 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
24:20
102 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
28:19
122 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
35:36
137 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
35:43
138 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
35:43
1 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
81:18:12
2 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
0:03
3 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
1:05
4 Vincenzo Nibali
Astana Qazaqstan Team
5:53
5 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
6:22
6 Jan Hirt
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
7:15
7 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
8:21
8 Domenico Pozzovivo
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
12:55
9 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
15:29
10 Hugh Carthy
EF Education-EasyPost
17:10
27 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:46:29
66 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:12:33
90 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:58:18
110 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:45:40
146 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:02:58
147 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:05:44
149 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:15:58
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
254 pt
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE Team Emirates
136 pt
3 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
132 pt
4 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
96 pt
5 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
95 pt
6 Dries De Bondt
Alpecin-Fenix
83 pt
7 Simone Consonni
Cofidis
73 pt
8 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
72 pt
9 Koen Bouwman
Jumbo-Visma
71 pt
10 Filippo Tagliani
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
70 pt
26 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
33 pt
29 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
27 pt
63 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10 pt
73 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8 pt
84 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
100 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2 pt
1 Koen Bouwman
Jumbo-Visma
294 pt
2 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
103 pt
3 Diego Rosa
EOLO-Kometa
94 pt
4 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
74 pt
5 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
74 pt
6 Santiago Buitrago Sánchez
Bahrain - Victorious
71 pt
7 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
65 pt
8 Jan Hirt
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
57 pt
9 Gijs Leemreize
Jumbo-Visma
47 pt
10 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
42 pt
17 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
26 pt
36 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10 pt
46 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
1 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
81:33:41
2 Santiago Buitrago Sánchez
Bahrain - Victorious
5:11
3 Pavel Sivakov
INEOS Grenadiers
18:32
4 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
28:55
5 Luca Covili
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
1:02:37
6 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:31:00
7 Vadim Pronskiy
Astana Qazaqstan Team
1:39:57
8 Gijs Leemreize
Jumbo-Visma
1:43:23
9 Attila Valter
Groupama - FDJ
1:44:54
10 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
1:58:03
21 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:57:04
1 Bahrain - Victorious 244:06:06
2 BORA - hansgrohe 2:36
3 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 1:08:09
4 INEOS Grenadiers 1:09:16
5 Astana Qazaqstan Team 2:06:48
6 Trek - Segafredo 2:14:21
7 Jumbo-Visma 2:32:45
8 UAE Team Emirates 3:06:21
9 Team BikeExchange - Jayco 3:08:56
10 Movistar Team 3:21:06

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