Giro d’Italia: A brutal day in Piedmont

Giro d’Italia: A brutal day in Piedmont

The first capital of Italy, between 1861 and 1865, and an important business and cultural center lying just 40 kilometers from the Sacra di San Michele, the monumental abbey that inspired Umberto Eco to write his cult novel “Il nome della rosa”, Torino returned at the race for the first time since 2016 with a short stage that everyone feared, held over a 147km route punctuated by many brutal hills that didn’t give a moment of respite to the peloton.

It was full-gas action from the start, with half of the bunch trying to get into the breakaway. Among the many riders who went all-out on the undulating roads taking to the first classified climb of the day were also Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl’s Mauri Vansevenant and James Knox. The latter, after more than 48 kilometers covered at a frantic pace in the first hour of Saturday’s scorching hot stage, booked his place in the breakaway.

On paper, this day should have belonged to the escapees, but the peloton had other plans and flipped the script, putting down the hammer with more than 80 kilometers to go. Many of the GC favourites were caught out when the pace went up, while the leaders were rapidly caught by the small bunch. From there, four riders went clear and Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) took the victory, while James Knox concluded the stage as the best-placed Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider.

 

Photo credit: ©Dario Belingheri / Getty Images

Race details

1 Simon Yates
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
3:43:44
2 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
0:15
3 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:15
4 Vincenzo Nibali
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:15
5 Domenico Pozzovivo
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:28
6 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:39
7 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
0:51
8 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
0:51
9 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
1:10
10 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
4:25
41 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
22:10
42 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
22:10
95 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
31:39
119 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
33:29
130 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
39:43
131 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
39:43
137 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
39:43
1 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
58:21:28
2 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
0:07
3 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:30
4 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
0:59
5 Domenico Pozzovivo
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
1:01
6 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
1:52
7 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
1:58
8 Vincenzo Nibali
Astana Qazaqstan Team
2:58
9 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
4:04
10 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
9:06
30 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
40:10
81 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:47:50
90 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:01:23
120 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:41:34
154 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:34:14
157 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:36:22
158 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:43:37
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
238 pt
2 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
121 pt
3 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE Team Emirates
117 pt
4 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
90 pt
5 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
81 pt
6 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
72 pt
7 Filippo Tagliani
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
70 pt
8 Simone Consonni
Cofidis
67 pt
9 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
53 pt
10 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
42 pt
27 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
21 pt
29 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
21 pt
67 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
71 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
75 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
93 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2 pt
1 Diego Rosa
EOLO-Kometa
92 pt
2 Koen Bouwman
Jumbo-Visma
69 pt
3 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
62 pt
4 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
56 pt
5 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
43 pt
6 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
36 pt
7 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
30 pt
8 Wout Poels
Bahrain - Victorious
27 pt
9 Natnael Tesfatsion
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
26 pt
10 Davide Formolo
UAE Team Emirates
25 pt
32 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
44 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3 pt
1 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
58:21:58
2 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
3:34
3 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
11:17
4 Santiago Buitrago Sánchez
Bahrain - Victorious
22:15
5 Pavel Sivakov
INEOS Grenadiers
25:07
6 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Movistar Team
33:35
7 Luca Covili
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
37:36
8 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
39:40
9 Tobias Foss
Jumbo-Visma
52:56
10 Vadim Pronskiy
Astana Qazaqstan Team
53:21
25 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:47:20
1 BORA - hansgrohe 175:07:44
2 Bahrain - Victorious 7:19
3 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 8:05
4 Trek - Segafredo 39:02
5 INEOS Grenadiers 48:48
6 Astana Qazaqstan Team 1:00:26
7 Jumbo-Visma 1:05:23
8 UAE Team Emirates 1:06:34
9 Team BikeExchange - Jayco 1:13:07
10 Movistar Team 1:16:03

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