Giro d’Italia returns to Blockhaus

Giro d’Italia returns to Blockhaus

Made famous in 1967 by a young Eddy Merckx – a Grand Tour debutant at that time – who surged to victory ahead of many more experienced opponents, Blockhaus featured at the end of the race’s first week and set the stage of a first proper battle between the overall contenders. Averaging 8.4% over 13.6 kilometers, the gruelling climb in the Abruzzo region was visited for the sixth time by the race, and for the first time it witnessed a small group sprinting for victory, which was nabbed by Jai Hindley (Bora-hansgrohe).

Before hitting the ascent, the stage packing in 5000 vertical meters had been animated by a small breakaway that included in its ranks James Knox. The Brit, who is riding his fourth consecutive Giro d’Italia, was a strong presence in the front group until the slopes of Passo Lanciano, where an untimely mechanical took him out of the leading quintet.

It was a tough day for the sprinters, but stage 3 winner Mark Cavendish made it home with plenty of time to spare, thanks to a stellar effort of his Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl teammates, and will continue the Corsa Rosa next week – which will resume from Pescara – after a well-deserved rest day.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
5:34:44
2 Romain Bardet
Team DSM
0:00
3 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
4 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
5 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
6 Domenico Pozzovivo
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:03
7 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:16
8 Vincenzo Nibali
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:34
9 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
0:46
10 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
0:58
37 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:49
67 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
24:01
93 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
33:21
109 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
38:20
160 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
44:58
161 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
44:58
162 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
44:58
1 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
37:52:01
2 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:12
3 Romain Bardet
Team DSM
0:14
4 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:15
5 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
0:20
6 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis
0:28
7 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
0:29
8 Domenico Pozzovivo
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:54
9 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
1:09
10 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
1:22
27 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:50
83 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:12:44
84 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:14:45
140 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:02:52
164 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:26:16
165 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:26:33
166 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:27:14
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
147 pt
2 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
120 pt
3 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
78 pt
4 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
72 pt
5 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE Team Emirates
54 pt
6 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
54 pt
7 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
51 pt
8 Filippo Tagliani
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
45 pt
9 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
43 pt
10 Davide Gabburo
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
38 pt
24 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
20 pt
29 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
18 pt
57 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
72 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4 pt
1 Diego Rosa
EOLO-Kometa
83 pt
2 Koen Bouwman
Jumbo-Visma
69 pt
3 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
43 pt
4 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
40 pt
5 Wout Poels
Bahrain - Victorious
27 pt
6 Natnael Tesfatsion
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
26 pt
7 Davide Formolo
UAE Team Emirates
25 pt
8 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
20 pt
9 Romain Bardet
Team DSM
19 pt
10 Eduardo Sepúlveda
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
19 pt
24 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
1 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
37:52:01
2 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:12
3 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
1:27
4 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Movistar Team
5:53
5 Pavel Sivakov
INEOS Grenadiers
10:52
6 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:50
7 Santiago Buitrago Sánchez
Bahrain - Victorious
16:08
8 Vadim Pronskiy
Astana Qazaqstan Team
21:10
9 Tobias Foss
Jumbo-Visma
24:42
10 Gijs Leemreize
Jumbo-Visma
27:08
25 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:14:45
1 BORA - hansgrohe 113:39:08
2 Bahrain - Victorious 3:21
3 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 5:24
4 INEOS Grenadiers 11:58
5 Trek - Segafredo 15:38
6 Team DSM 16:44
7 Movistar Team 18:47
8 Jumbo-Visma 24:01
9 Astana Qazaqstan Team 29:45
10 UAE Team Emirates 32:49

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