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Lefevere's Blue Army | S2 | Giro
@ Sutty - Thanks, he is Smile

@ Freitas - Great to have one of my former regulars comment here Smile Thanks a lot!

@ the hoyle - Yeah, I wish I won LBL, I thought Mas would hold on, but I think I judged it wrong and then Ala nearly beat Valv in the sprint.

Tour of the Alps (2.HC) 2019

Stage 1
Team Sky+00:00
Mitchelton - Scott+00:09
Deceuninck - Quick Step+00:18

Stage 2
1Damiano CarusoTeam Bahrain Merida+00:00
2Matteo MontagutiAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia+00:00
3Roman KreuzigerTeam Dimension Data+00:15

Stage 3
1Bob JungelsDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Domenico PozzovivoTeam Bahrain Merida+00:00
3Roman KreuzigerTeam Dimension Data+00:00

Stage 4
1Bob JungelsDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Rigoberto UranEF Education First Pro Cycling Team+00:00
3Fabio AruUAE - Team Emirates+00:00

Stage 5
1Davide VillellaAstana Pro Team+00:00
2Roman KreuzigerTeam Dimension Data+00:00
3Jonathan CastroviejoTeam Sky+00:00

1Bob JungelsDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Jonathan CastroviejoTeam Sky+00:24
3Roman KreuzigerTeam Dimension Data+00:24
4Fabio AruUAE - Team Emirates+00:27
5Miguel Angel LopezAstana Pro Team+00:52


Tour de Romandie (2.UWT) 2019

Stage 1
CCC Team+00:00
Team Sky+00:17
Movistar Team+00:21

Stage 2
1Ben HermansIsrael Cycling Academy+00:00
2Bob JungelsDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
3Louis MeintjesTeam Dimension Data+00:00
4Mikel LandaMovistar Team+00:00
5Magnus Cort NielsenAstana Pro Team+00:12

Stage 3
1Julian AlaphilippeDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Matteo MontagutiAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia+00:00
3Peter KennaughBORA - hansgrohe+00:00

Stage 4
1Julian AlaphilippeDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Simon GeschkeCCC Team+00:00
3Dion SmithMitchelton - Scott+00:00

Stage 5
1Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Adam YatesMitchelton - Scott+01:49
3Simon GeschkeCCC Team+03:19

Stage 6
1Bob JungelsDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Maximilian SchachmannBORA - hansgrohe+00:03
3José GonçalvesTeam Katusha - Alpecin+00:04

1Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Adam YatesMitchelton - Scott+02:08
3Simon GeschkeCCC Team+02:54
4Bob JungelsDeceuninck - Quick Step+03:25
5Wout PoelsTeam Sky+03:30
6Richie PorteTrek - Segafredo+03:38
7Peter KennaughBORA - hansgrohe+03:55
8Tanel KangertEF Education First Pro Cycling Team+04:01
9Nairo QuintanaMovistar Team+04:06
10Thibaut PinotGroupama - FDJ+04:06

1Bob JungelsDeceuninck - Quick Step61
2Julian AlaphilippeDeceuninck - Quick Step53
3Peter KennaughBORA - hansgrohe35

Romandie was just pure domination from us. Jungels showed he was still in great form, winning the Tour of the Alps, and then winning a stage here, and coming 2nd on another. Alaphilippe was also dominant taking 2 stage wins on the hilly stages, and Mas dominated the day in the mountains. Mas will be looking to keep his form ,heading into the Giro!




Nico DenzAG2R La Mondiale
Alexandre GeniezAG2R La Mondiale
Clément ChevrierAG2R La Mondiale
Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiale
Tony GallopinAG2R La Mondiale
Benoît CosnefroyAG2R La Mondiale
Mikael ChérelAG2R La Mondiale
Stijn VandenberghAG2R La Mondiale
Mattia FrapportiAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia
Marco FrapportiAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia
Alessandro BisoltiAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia
Mattia CattaneoAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia
Mattia VielAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia
Leonardo FedrigoAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia
Marco BenfattoAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia
Fausto MasnadaAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia
Manuele BoaroAstana Pro Team
Magnus Cort NielsenAstana Pro Team
Luis León SánchezAstana Pro Team
Gorka IzagirreAstana Pro Team
Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team
Andrey ZeitsAstana Pro Team
Dario CataldoAstana Pro Team
Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Team
Enrico BarbinBardiani - CSF
Luca WackermannBardiani - CSF
Lorenzo RotaBardiani - CSF
Daniel SaviniBardiani - CSF
Alessandro PessotBardiani - CSF
Francesco RomanoBardiani - CSF
Manuel SenniBardiani - CSF
Alessandro TonelliBardiani - CSF
Sam BennettBORA - hansgrohe
Davide FormoloBORA - hansgrohe
Andreas SchillingerBORA - hansgrohe
Peter KennaughBORA - hansgrohe
Oscar GattoBORA - hansgrohe
Cesare BenedettiBORA - hansgrohe
Christoph PfingstenBORA - hansgrohe
Gregor MĂĽhlbergerBORA - hansgrohe
Victor De La ParteCCC Team
Gijs Van HoeckeCCC Team
Laurens Ten DamCCC Team
Josef CernýCCC Team
Serge PauwelsCCC Team
Alessandro De MarchiCCC Team
Patrick BevinCCC Team
Jakub MareczkoCCC Team
Fabio JakobsenDeceuninck - Quick Step
Mikkel Frølich HonoréDeceuninck - Quick Step
Pieter SerryDeceuninck - Quick Step
Eros CapecchiDeceuninck - Quick Step
Zdenek StybarDeceuninck - Quick Step
Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step
Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step
Philippe GilbertDeceuninck - Quick Step
Julius Van den BergEF Education First Pro Cycling Team
Daniel MartinezEF Education First Pro Cycling Team
Sacha ModoloEF Education First Pro Cycling Team
Daniel McLayEF Education First Pro Cycling Team
Taylor PhinneyEF Education First Pro Cycling Team
Alberto BettiolEF Education First Pro Cycling Team
Joe DombrowskiEF Education First Pro Cycling Team
Rigoberto UranEF Education First Pro Cycling Team
Stefan KĂĽngGroupama - FDJ
Tobias LudvigssonGroupama - FDJ
Miles ScotsonGroupama - FDJ
Ramon SinkeldamGroupama - FDJ
Daniel HoelgaardGroupama - FDJ
Bruno ArmirailGroupama - FDJ
Marc SarreauGroupama - FDJ
Jacopo GuarnieriGroupama - FDJ
Jasper De BuystLotto - Soudal
Adam HansenLotto - Soudal
Tim WellensLotto - Soudal
Roger KlugeLotto - Soudal
Adam BlytheLotto - Soudal
Tosh Van der SandeLotto - Soudal
Maxime MonfortLotto - Soudal
Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal
Luke DurbridgeMitchelton - Scott
Alexander EdmondsonMitchelton - Scott
Dion SmithMitchelton - Scott
Luka MezgecMitchelton - Scott
Daryl ImpeyMitchelton - Scott
Matteo TrentinMitchelton - Scott
Damien HowsonMitchelton - Scott
Edoardo AffiniMitchelton - Scott
LluĂ­s Guillermo Mas BonetMovistar Team
José Joaquin RojasMovistar Team
Nelson OliveiraMovistar Team
Mikel LandaMovistar Team
Daniele BennatiMovistar Team
Carlos Alberto BetancurMovistar Team
Jurgen RoelandtsMovistar Team
Carlos VeronaMovistar Team
Francesco Manuel BongiornoNeri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
Massimo RosaNeri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
Umberto MarengoNeri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
Luca RaggioNeri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
Simone VelascoNeri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
Giuseppe FonziNeri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
Moreno MarchettiNeri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
Lorenzo FortunatoNeri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
Ruben Dario AcostaNIPPO Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
Hiroki NishimuraNIPPO Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
Sho HatsuyamaNIPPO Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
Imerio CimaNIPPO Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
Hayato YoshidaNIPPO Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
Juan Jose LobatoNIPPO Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
Nicola BagioliNIPPO Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
Damiano CimaNIPPO Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
Mark PadunTeam Bahrain Merida
Luka PibernikTeam Bahrain Merida
Sonny ColbrelliTeam Bahrain Merida
Domenico PozzovivoTeam Bahrain Merida
Ivan Garcia CortinaTeam Bahrain Merida
Grega BoleTeam Bahrain Merida
Domen NovakTeam Bahrain Merida
Marcel SiebergTeam Bahrain Merida
Roman KreuzigerTeam Dimension Data
Gino MäderTeam Dimension Data
Giacomo NizzoloTeam Dimension Data
Enrico GasparottoTeam Dimension Data
Ben O'ConnorTeam Dimension Data
Louis MeintjesTeam Dimension Data
Bernhard EiselTeam Dimension Data
Jay ThomsonTeam Dimension Data
Pascal EenkhoornTeam Jumbo - Visma
Mike TeunissenTeam Jumbo - Visma
Robert GesinkTeam Jumbo - Visma
Floris De TierTeam Jumbo - Visma
Taco Van der HoornTeam Jumbo - Visma
George BennettTeam Jumbo - Visma
Sepp KussTeam Jumbo - Visma
Primoz RoglicTeam Jumbo - Visma
Matteo FabbroTeam Katusha - Alpecin
Dmitry StrakhovTeam Katusha - Alpecin
José GonçalvesTeam Katusha - Alpecin
Alex DowsettTeam Katusha - Alpecin
Vyacheslav KuznetsovTeam Katusha - Alpecin
Willie SmitTeam Katusha - Alpecin
Ilnur ZakarinTeam Katusha - Alpecin
Enrico BattaglinTeam Katusha - Alpecin
Egan BernalTeam Sky
Filippo GannaTeam Sky
Jhonatan NarvaezTeam Sky
Leonardo BassoTeam Sky
Luke RoweTeam Sky
Diego RosaTeam Sky
Ian StannardTeam Sky
Ivan Ramiro SosaTeam Sky
Cees BolTeam Sunweb
Chris HamiltonTeam Sunweb
Martijn TusveldTeam Sunweb
Max KanterTeam Sunweb
Johannes FröhlingerTeam Sunweb
Joris NieuwenhuisTeam Sunweb
Sam OomenTeam Sunweb
Wilco KeldermanTeam Sunweb
Niklas EgTrek - Segafredo
Alex KirschTrek - Segafredo
Gianluca BrambillaTrek - Segafredo
Edward TheunsTrek - Segafredo
Ryan MullenTrek - Segafredo
Fumiyuki BeppuTrek - Segafredo
Nicola ConciTrek - Segafredo
Richie PorteTrek - Segafredo
Diego UlissiUAE - Team Emirates
Fabio AruUAE - Team Emirates
Edward RavasiUAE - Team Emirates
Valerio ContiUAE - Team Emirates
Roberto FerrariUAE - Team Emirates
Sergio Luis HenaoUAE - Team Emirates
Fernando GaviriaUAE - Team Emirates
Alexandr RiabushenkoUAE - Team Emirates

The big 3 podium favourites will be Roglic, Porte and Bernal, but Mas, Landa, Kelderman and Oomen will challenge as well. Uran, Izagirre, Formolo, Aru, Ramiro Sosa and Zakarin will be fighting alongside them on the mountain stages too. They would be considered outsiders though, and winning the Giro would be a big ask for them.

There are many top sprinters here as well. Caleb Ewan, Elia Viviani, Fernando Gaviria, Sam Bennett and Fabio Jakobsen are all very strong sprinters, so the winner of the sprinters jersey could end up being a tough battle.


The first week will be relatively easy for the GC riders, but tough on the sprinters. 4 rolling stages in a row could be the perfect recipe for breakaways, but it ends off with a summit of the Monte Terminillo.


The second week will see more chances for the sprinters with 4 opportunities, as the second major obstacle for the GC combatants with a finishing climb to the Monte Zoncolan and the third being the Alpe di Pampeago


The third week has two ITTs and two mountain top finishes, finishing on the climb to Chianale and then Cascata del Toce respectively. Roglic has to be the big favourite, with a great team behind him, and having the advantage in the TTs, over all the other riders.
Bob/Julian/Mas....all over the place Smile

Good luck in Giro

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I'm not too deep into real cycling these days (well, except of following my favorite riders.. you know them, probably), but the Giro startlist comes rather weak, right? Porte, Roglic as the big favorites. Or do I miss something? Anyway, a few options for you to do something notable. Good luck!
I'm sure the team will go in to the Giro with no fear at all after such a great start to the season Smile
@ Tamijo - Yeah, I think a lot of guys were still in great form from the Ardennes! Thanks

@ tsmoha - It is indeed a weak startlist. Im not sure if its because the Giro startdate is the 11th of May instead of the 4th, I've heard changing the startdate of races can alter the AI race programs. It might be something I have to fix for next season. That being said, Roglic and Porte are both still quite strong. In my save they in the Top 6 GC riders, of Froome, Thomas, Dumoulin, Porte, Roglic and Bardet

@ sutty - Indeed! The main goal is to win stages with Viviani, but Mas could sneak onto the podium as well.

Giro d'Italia 2019 Week One

Stage 1


Echelons dominated the opening stage.

With 15km to go, Deceuninck made the decisive move which left a lead group of 26 riders to battle it out for the opening stage. Major riders who made the split were Mas, Gaviria, Ewan, Porte, Roglic and Formolo. Essentially all other major GC riders would end up losing 1 minute to this group as the day ended.

1Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal+00:00
2Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
3Sam BennettBORA - hansgrohe+00:00
4Fabio JakobsenDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
5Fernando GaviriaUAE - Team Emirates+00:00

Stage 2


1Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal+00:00
2Fernando GaviriaUAE - Team Emirates+00:00
3Philippe GilbertDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
4Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
5Davide FormoloBORA - hansgrohe+00:00

Stage 3


Another day with a small front group

The third stage again saw a small group go clear. Again the Big 4 GC riders now, Mas, Porte, Roglic and Formolo were in the group, but riders like Landa and Kelderman were losing big time again. Ewan the GC leader was also missing from the front group, meaning Viviani would move into the Maglia Rosa

1Roman KreuzigerTeam Dimension Data+00:00
2Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
3Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team+00:00
4Sonny ColbrelliTeam Bahrain Merida+00:00
5Domenico PozzovivoTeam Bahrain Merida+00:00

Stage 4


Start of stage 4 and Deceuninck have Viviani in Pink, Mas in white and Stybar in Blue.

Perhaps Viviani will only stay in pink for the day though? If he does lose it, he would likely just move back into the points jersey. Only 9 riders are still within a minute of Viviani's lead though, so it he's got a good chance of keeping it until Stage 7.

1Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal+00:00
2Fernando GaviriaUAE - Team Emirates+00:00
3Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
4Tim WellensLotto - Soudal+00:00
5Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team+00:00

Stage 5


1Sam BennettBORA - hansgrohe+00:00
2Zdenek StybarDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
3Davide FormoloBORA - hansgrohe+00:00
4Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
5Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00

Stage 6


1Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal+00:00
2Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
3Fernando GaviriaUAE - Team Emirates+00:00
4Sam BennettBORA - hansgrohe+00:00
5Sonny ColbrelliTeam Bahrain Merida+00:00

Stage 7


Mas will be trading in his white jersey for Pink

1Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team+00:50
3Rigoberto UranEF Education First Pro Cycling Team+01:01
4Domenico PozzovivoTeam Bahrain Merida+01:01
5Roman KreuzigerTeam Dimension Data+01:01
6Wilco KeldermanTeam Sunweb+01:01
7Davide FormoloBORA - hansgrohe+01:54
8Mikel LandaMovistar Team+01:54
9Richie PorteTrek - Segafredo+02:28
10Egan BernalTeam Sky+02:57
11Ilnur ZakarinTeam Katusha - Alpecin+03:14
12Tim WellensLotto - Soudal+03:14
13Tony GallopinAG2R La Mondiale+03:14
14Primoz RoglicTeam Jumbo - Visma+03:32
15Sam OomenTeam Sunweb+03:55

GC after one week
1Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Roman KreuzigerTeam Dimension Data+01:01
3Rigoberto UranEF Education First Pro Cycling Team+01:07
4Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team+01:40
5Davide FormoloBORA - hansgrohe+02:00
6Domenico PozzovivoTeam Bahrain Merida+02:01
7Richie PorteTrek - Segafredo+02:38
8Tim WellensLotto - Soudal+03:24
9Primoz RoglicTeam Jumbo - Visma+03:42
10Tony GallopinAG2R La Mondiale+04:13
11Mikel LandaMovistar Team+04:43
12Ilnur ZakarinTeam Katusha - Alpecin+05:03
13Egan BernalTeam Sky+05:40
14Fabio AruUAE - Team Emirates+06:02
15Wilco KeldermanTeam Sunweb+06:17
16Philippe GilbertDeceuninck - Quick Step+06:38
17Sam OomenTeam Sunweb+06:39
18Louis MeintjesTeam Dimension Data+09:02
19Pieter SerryDeceuninck - Quick Step+09:15
20Luis León SánchezAstana Pro Team+09:15

Points after one week
1Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step104
2Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal100
3Davide FormoloBORA - hansgrohe60
4Sam BennettBORA - hansgrohe56
5Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step55

KOM after one week
1LluĂ­s Guillermo Mas BonetMovistar Team41
2Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step36
3Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team32
4Louis MeintjesTeam Dimension Data32
5Zdenek StybarDeceuninck - Quick Step20

U25 after one week
1Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Egan BernalTeam Sky+05:40
3Sam OomenTeam Sunweb+06:39

Rest Day Summary

The first stage was definitely an exciting opening to the race. Many riders lost all hope of a GC win already. The three favourites remained at the front though, and all cancelled each other out. The next stage was a typical sprinters day.

Stage 3 saw riders drop even more time, and also let Viviani move into the Pink and take a lead in the points, while Stybar took the KOM. Stage 4 and 5 were settled by the sprinters again, with Ewan showing he is in the best for of his life atm. Viviani does enough to keep his points jersey lead though after another sprinters day on stage 6.

Stage 7 was were it was all expected to go down for the first time, and after getting to the final climb of the day in the leading group of 52, Viviani cracked and knew he would be losing his GC lead at the end of the day.

No one really did anything until 7km to the finish, when Pozzovivo attacked and got a gap of 35 seconds. With 4km to go, Formolo finally put on the chase, with about 8 riders following, but surprisingly enough, Roglic and Porte both cracked. Mas managed to bridge to Pozzovivo with Fuglsang who started to look really bad, and he never looked back, taking a great solo win.

Mas now looks like he has a great lead in the race, with Kreuiger not a massive threat, Uran is his nearest challenger at 1:07 down.

Sick first week. Podium'd almost every stage and Mas caps it off by dominating the first mountain stage! The weak startlist already pays off Wink still two to go, but this first week looks like you can go for a big Giro.
Dominating win there, wow. It's one thing to win the stage, and quite another to do it by almost a full minute on second place and several minutes on favorites.
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Perfect start to the Giro, Mas was really strong on that mountaiin top finish.
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Great Giro so far might be looking at a GT winner Smile

Also glad to see Jacob Fugl doing good in the mountains.

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No stage win so far but Mas looking comfortable in pink Smile
@ tsmoha - Yeah, Viviani and Mas were really strong in the first week. I wasn't expecting Roglic and Porte to be so bad on the mountain stage though, but Mas had a +4 day.

@ bball - Yeah, the truth is I really didn't even have to do anything. Mas just followed moves and then in the last km he just opened up that huge gap.

@ Voets - Thanks, indeed he was!

@ Tamijo - Yeah, I think Mas may get his first GT win a little sooner than later Smile Yeah, Fuglsang seems like the strongest threat so far! Perhaps he will get on the podium too.

@ sutty - Thanks, but I think youll find Mas did win a stage Wink Pfft
Massive start for Mas - holding on to that advantage will be a challenge but looks good nevertheless. Smile
valverde321 wrote Angry sutty - Thanks, but I think youll find Mas did win a stage

Damn, stage 7 my bad Rolling Eyes
@ Freitas - Thanks, its alteast a nice advantage and not a disadvantage Wink

@ sutty - Its ok Cool


Giro d'Italia 2019 Week Two

Stage 8


1Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal+00:00
3Fabio JakobsenDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
4Sonny ColbrelliTeam Bahrain Merida+00:00
5Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00

Only 18 riders finished in the lead group today, the rest all finished 47 seconds back. Ewan was the only real sprint threat to Viviani and absolutely no GC challengers other than Mas made the split, so he extends his lead by almost a minute on a flat day!

Stage 9


1Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Giacomo NizzoloTeam Dimension Data+00:00
3Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal+00:00
4Marc SarreauGroupama - FDJ+00:00
5Sam BennettBORA - hansgrohe+00:00

Stage 10


1Victor De La ParteCCC Team+00:00
2Enrico BarbinBardiani - CSF+00:40
3Tobias LudvigssonGroupama - FDJ+00:40
4LluĂ­s Guillermo Mas BonetMovistar Team+03:56
5Fausto MasnadaAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia+04:25
6Zdenek StybarDeceuninck - Quick Step+04:25

First breakaway day of the race. Viviani took the sprint for the peloton, in 10th place.

Stage 11


1Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Sam BennettBORA - hansgrohe+00:00
3Sacha ModoloEF Education First Pro Cycling Team+00:00
4Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal+00:00
5Giacomo NizzoloTeam Dimension Data+00:00

Stage 12


Uran, 3rd in the GC abandons after a crash with Gilbert and 2 other riders.

Mas chasing down Roglic, Pozzovivo and Fuglsang

Fuglsang taking the win on the Zoncolan

1Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team+00:00
2Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:19
3Domenico PozzovivoTeam Bahrain Merida+02:12
4Mikel LandaMovistar Team+02:12
5Wilco KeldermanTeam Sunweb+02:26
6Richie PorteTrek - Segafredo+02:26
7Davide FormoloBORA - hansgrohe+02:26
8Primoz RoglicTeam Jumbo - Visma+02:26
9Tony GallopinAG2R La Mondiale+02:47
10Sam OomenTeam Sunweb+03:06

Stage 13


1Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Sam BennettBORA - hansgrohe+00:00
3Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal+00:00

Stage 14


1George BennettTeam Jumbo - Visma+00:00
2Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+04:06
3Wilco KeldermanTeam Sunweb+04:06
4Mikel LandaMovistar Team+04:06
5Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team+04:06
6Davide FormoloBORA - hansgrohe+04:06
7Domenico PozzovivoTeam Bahrain Merida+04:36
8Diego UlissiUAE - Team Emirates+04:36
9Fausto MasnadaAndroni - Sidermec - Bottecchia+04:49
10Sam OomenTeam Sunweb+04:49

GC after 2 Weeks
1Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step+00:00
2Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team+02:10
3Davide FormoloBORA - hansgrohe+05:06
4Roman KreuzigerTeam Dimension Data+06:13
5Domenico PozzovivoTeam Bahrain Merida+06:13
6Richie PorteTrek - Segafredo+06:27
7Primoz RoglicTeam Jumbo - Visma+07:31
8Mikel LandaMovistar Team+07:35
9Tony GallopinAG2R La Mondiale+09:00
10Wilco KeldermanTeam Sunweb+09:19
11Fabio AruUAE - Team Emirates+10:31
12Sam OomenTeam Sunweb+11:08
13Egan BernalTeam Sky+11:29
14George BennettTeam Jumbo - Visma+11:54
15Ilnur ZakarinTeam Katusha - Alpecin+13:41

Points after 2 Weeks
1Elia VivianiDeceuninck - Quick Step218
2Caleb EwanLotto - Soudal171
3Sam BennettBORA - hansgrohe120
4Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step118
5Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team77

KOM after 2 Weeks
1George BennettTeam Jumbo - Visma154
2Enric MasDeceuninck - Quick Step96
3LluĂ­s Guillermo Mas BonetMovistar Team83
4Diego UlissiUAE - Team Emirates77
5Jakob FuglsangAstana Pro Team71

Rest Day Summary

3 more or less non GC days in a row to start the week gave the climbers some nice rest heading into Stage 12. Mas' and his team look ultra strong atm, as they've now gained extra time on rivals on 3 different flat stages, resulting in over 3 minutes of gains overall.

Stage 12 was tough, as losing Gilbert will hurt Viviani's leadout in the flat stages to come, but Gilbert was also destined to have some free days where he could go in the breakaway. Uran dropping out of the race moved Fuglsang into 2nd (after Kreuziger lost time on stage 12), and becomes the closest rival to Mas still 2 minutes down. The next closest is 5 minutes down, so these two have been riding fantastically so far! Viviani finally has a stage win at the Giro, and now looks like he is on pace to take the most stage wins in this years edition. Its really a two horse race for the sprinters between him and Ewan, after Gaviria abandoned due to injury.

Stage 14 was another day in the mountains and after 2 falls, Mas had to chaseback on to the leaders group of 15 on the descent heading into the Alpe di Pampeago, after crashing twice, once before the first climb of the day and again on the first descent. He was chasing the leaders for the first 3 climbs of the day, so to be the strongest on the favourites on the finale was a great showing!

With now 2 more MTN stages to go, Mas looks good for the podium, but the lead is not safe yet!

Wow, Mas is amazing Grin What a ride so far! Viviani and the leadout also bossing things in week two after a lot of near misses.

Shame to see Bennett slip down the GC but the KoM lead and a stage win is awesome Grin

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Mas is riding excellent also nice to see Viviani get a few wins after being pipped vy Ewan a few times in week one.
@ jandal - Yeah, theyre both in great form. Bennett is really riding a solid race so far!

@ atlanta - Thanks, yeah the 2nd week went even better than the first, and the first was probably near perfect to begin with.
Did I say the first was sick? Grin this Giro goes as perfect as perfect can be. For you!
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