Agonisingly close for Schmid

Agonisingly close for Schmid

Victorious on the opening day of the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali, when he managed to hold off a strong chasing group after attacking 20 kilometers from the finish, Mauro Schmid was keen on making the most of the hilly local laps in Montecatini Terme, where stage 4 concluded, and once again rode all-out in what was another thrilling finale at the Italian race.

The day originally belonged to a breakaway until with ten kilometers to go, when the last member of that move was reeled in. As soon as that happened, Mauro burst away from the pack, was joined by one other rider and together they built a ten-second gap over the bunch. Two kilometers from the finish, the advantage continued to look promising, but the peloton mounted a strong chase and brought the duo back under the flamme rouge.

The victory went to Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), from a reduced bunch sprint, while Czech ITT Champion Josef Cerny finished as the best Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider, in 14th place.

 

Photo credit: ©Dario Belingheri / Getty Images

Race details

1 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
3:59:49
2 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
3 Rémy Mertz
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:00
4 Dion Smith
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:00
5 Mick van Dijke
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
6 Koen Bouwman
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
7 Jan Polanc
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
8 Omer Goldstein
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
9 Erik Fetter
EOLO-Kometa
0:00
10 Natnael Tesfatsion
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
0:00
14 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
46 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:12
47 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:25
48 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:25
79 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:36
1 Eddie Dunbar
INEOS Grenadiers
16:37:00
2 Ben Tulett
INEOS Grenadiers
0:09
3 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:24
4 Simon Carr
EF Education-EasyPost
0:30
5 Antonio Tiberi
Trek - Segafredo
0:45
6 Diego Ulissi
UAE Team Emirates
0:48
7 Cian Uijtdebroeks
BORA - hansgrohe
0:48
8 Gianluca Brambilla
Trek - Segafredo
1:01
9 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
1:12
10 Nicola Conci
Italy
1:14
36 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
18:27
37 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
19:16
61 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
47:48
79 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
58:41
88 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:00:46
1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
24 pt
2 Ben Tulett
INEOS Grenadiers
16 pt
3 Eddie Dunbar
INEOS Grenadiers
16 pt
4 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
15 pt
5 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10 pt
6 Matteo Sobrero
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
9 pt
7 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
8 pt
8 Diego Ulissi
UAE Team Emirates
8 pt
9 Natnael Tesfatsion
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
8 pt
10 Rémy Mertz
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
6 pt
1 Andrea Garosio
Biesse - Carrera
42 pt
2 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
20 pt
3 Edoardo Zardini
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
18 pt
4 Eddie Dunbar
INEOS Grenadiers
11 pt
5 Giovanni Bortoluzzi
Work Service Vitalcare Vega
10 pt
6 James Shaw
EF Education-EasyPost
10 pt
7 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
9 pt
8 Oscar Riesebeek
Alpecin-Fenix
8 pt
9 Samuele Rivi
EOLO-Kometa
8 pt
10 Tony Gallopin
Trek - Segafredo
6 pt
1 Ben Tulett
INEOS Grenadiers
16:37:09
2 Marc Hirschi
UAE Team Emirates
0:15
3 Simon Carr
EF Education-EasyPost
0:21
4 Antonio Tiberi
Trek - Segafredo
0:36
5 Cian Uijtdebroeks
BORA - hansgrohe
0:39
6 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
1:03
7 Natnael Tesfatsion
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
1:29
8 Jefferson Alexander Cepeda Ortiz
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
2:13
9 Filippo Zana
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
3:17
10 Johannes Staune-Mittet
Jumbo-Visma
3:17
16 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
18:18
1 INEOS Grenadiers 49:53:07
2 UAE Team Emirates 0:32
3 Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli 6:23
4 Jumbo-Visma 7:43
5 Italy 14:10
6 Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 14:48
7 Team BikeExchange - Jayco 18:10
8 Trek - Segafredo 27:31
9 Astana Qazaqstan Team 32:52
10 Alpecin-Fenix 38:44

Related items

Mauro Schmid takes first victory for the Wolfpack

Mauro Schmid takes first victory for the Wolfpack

22/03/2022 - Race report
Link
Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali - stage 4

Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali - stage 4

25/03/2022 - Road
Link