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Giro d'Italia - Stage 7
Giro d'Italia


Stage 7 / 21: Hilly, 254.6km

Grosseto - Fiuggi

Part 1 / 2

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to stage number 7 of the 2020 Giro d'Italia. It's the first of three stages of more than 200km length - and it's the longest of the whole race! What a dessert to conclude the first week of racing - and a lot of time to think about what happened so far.

Especially the first half of the race should really just be about covering kilometers, with not much else to care about. But the finale definitely promises some action - and a great chance for the puncheurs to take the win today!

But first, let's start - with the start. Today's stage starts a few kilometers East from yesterday's finish line, in Grosseto, the capital of the Province bearing the same name. Being the home of more than 80,000 people today, the history hasn't always been bright. Lying in a swampy region, the city has seen several malaria epidemics, reducing the population to less than 1,000 in the 18th century! The installation of drainage systems and forestation projects made the region habitable again. Today, tourism is an important economic sector, as almost everywhere in Tuscany. But we've been told the wine is pretty good as well... Maybe after the race.

The riders will then take the highway, partly alongside the coast, for the first few kilometers. They will tackle a first hill, whereof the top lies somewhere between Betralla and Capranica, and then continue their journey in the vulcanic and hence hilly area. They will as well compete for sprint points in Monterosi, after 141.7km.

We will head further South, where the riders will tackle the only categorized climb of the day, up to Monterotondo (round mountain). The top will be reached after 181.2 kilometers, from where we could look down on Rome, which is just a few kilometers south-west. We'll however not enter the Eternal City, but rather turn eastwards - to finally really enter the hills.

The climb up to Palestrina marks the start of the hilly finale, containing roughly the last 40 kilometers, as we head to the Monti Ernici. After a climb up to Piglio and a short descent, the riders will finally tackle the last hill up to Fiuggi. The city is known for its hot springs - I know some people who will be very keen on trying them out after this hard stage! The medieval city center - always worth a sight as well - will probably be of less interest to them.

Well, what does it take to succeed up here in Fiuggi? Looking at the last four stages, it seems like being member of a breakaway is a prerequisite - so imagine some hard fights to get into today's select breakaway group! But that won't be sufficent; you need to be a good puncheur as well to do all these climbs well. And you'll definitely need a great stamina, to still be fresh enough to fight for the win after more than 250 kilometers and over 2,000 meters of total elevation gain.

So, who do the bookmakers see on top topday? Hills and stamina - there is one rider who combines these two perfectly well, and this is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png McCarthy. But if pure climbing skill come into play as well, there's probably no way past pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak (what we already thought on stage 4, though...). pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre is among the top puncheurs, too, and so he gets 3 stars as well.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell, once more pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc are next on their list, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Bystrom, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Van Niekerk completing the Top 10. Of all these riders, the three mentioned last are currently best positioned in the GC, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak hoping to make good some ground today!


The officials, the riders, the motorcycles with their cameramen are ready - let's just hope the weather will keep up, too! There are more and darker clouds than on some other days - fingers crossed the riders won't get soaked!


After two days without an Italian winner, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Vendrame decides it's time to change this again. He's today's first attacker - with more than 250km still to go.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naud is just as courageous, as he follows the pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Volvo rider a little later.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Fedeli took a day off inside the pack yesterday, but now he's back to work. He pulls pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grossschartner with him.


Greek champion pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas wants to try out something new as well, after having done a lot of work in the pack lately. He's joined by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Gillett didn't react quickly enough to take the Norwegian's wheel, but he's slowly catching up now.


But just 7 men ahead on the longest stage is a bit mingy - at least that's what pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Schönberger, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom must be thinking. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano made that totally failed breakaway attempt yesterday, let's hope today's works out better!


Well, at least there's no opposition from the peloton yet. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Garcia Cortina is calmly leading the pack, not worrying too much about the riders up front.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Castrillo, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Contreras, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Van der Kooij, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Van Winden, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Cullaigh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Afewerki, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Dillier and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Zhao are participating in the "chase".


After 25 kilometers, we seem to have found our Breakaway of the Day, as all escapees have now gathered. With the gap to the pack almost at three minutes, we can be pretty sure that these 11 men will accompany us all day long - or until they're finally reeled in.

Without any surprise, all of them are decent to good puncheurs, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Schönberger being the strongest of them on paper. However, he doesn't like the flat parts that much - he might suffer quite a lot during most of the stage.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grossschartner, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge almost match pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Schönberger on the hills, with the Greek however being much stronger on the flat. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge is the group's best climber- not by much, though.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naud and stage 3 winner pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo then are the strongest on the flat, with the latter being the fastest sprinter as well. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Vendrame can almost keep up with his compatriot, though - he just needs to hope that pure climbing skills won't come into play.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom is a rather well-balanced rider as well, but definitely lacking the top speed if it comes down to a sprint - and maybe his stamina is a little low for such a long stage. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Gillett is pretty good on hills and longer climbs, too, but flat roads aren't his favorite terrains.

And then, there's - once again - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Fedeli, who basically only likes hills. But he deserves that special mention, making this his 5th breakaway appearance in 6 days (not counting the team time trial on stage one, of course)! The success so far has been moderate, though...

GC-wise, we have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom sitting in 8th place so far, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo just 3 places behind. Both are trailing pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki by over 12 minutes, though - but on 250km, you can build up quite a time gap! Let's see how much - and if they really get through. It would be the 5th breakaway win in a row!


At the moment, the peloton isn't too afraid, though. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Madouas - once again - is setting a steady pace, so the gap doesn't increase too much. We're at 5 minutes now, with the first 60 kilometers already covered.


Oops, that's not good! Stage favorite pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Bystrom punctures after 80km, just before the peloton reaches a first (very) small hill. No teammates there to help him, let's hope he makes it back without wasting too much energy!


He does, just 5 kilometers later. Hopefully, there won't be any more punctures - or at least not in critical moments!


Looking a bit closer at the breakaway actually reveals us a weird team strategy from pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grieg-Maersk. While pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge do an absolutely legitimate share of the workload - the former working, the latter just following - none of the three pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grieg-Maersk riders actually do any work at all! Even worse, they' don't even ride in the other escapees' slipstream, but out in the wind...

Let's see for how long the others will tolerate such a behavior - usually you do most of the work when you're superior to the rest in terms of numbers, right? Let's see how this unfolds...

It actually already seems to have an effect, with the others no longer riding full gas - and the peloton already approaching by half a minute.


We then have another puncture, and this time it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sergis. Fortunately, his team car isn't far away, so he can quickly get his wheel changed. He should make it back soon.


Well, has someone dropped pins on the road? pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Goss stops with a flat tire only little later - with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sergis flying past him to reach the back of the pack. Let's have a talk with the mechanics tonight...


The breakaway now enters the first longer climb, which isn't too steep, though. We still have the same picture, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grossschartner and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Gillett refusing to take a single turn! So does pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge, but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo is working instead, so that's fine.

But they're clearly no longer advancing at full speed, as the gap has shrunk below 4 minutes by now! The first 110km are over, 142km still to cover!


Well, we must also mention that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Nych has joined the chase back here, and we've seen yesterday what that means... By the way, both pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Goss and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sergis have made their way back in the meantime.


And the next one... this time, it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Hofstede who has to wait for his team car to show up. He'll make it back easily as well, though - but spending precious energy just because of a flat tire is surely annoying.


Just as yesterday, there's no fight for the points. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom happens to cross the line first.

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom - 10 (21)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Schönberger - 6 (6)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas - 4 (4)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo - 2 (40)
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Fedeli - 1 (23)


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Nych looks pretty determined as he crosses this line. Well, maybe he's just a bit annoyed by the rainfall that has just started...

The pack is still 3'36" behind the breakaway, so not much has changed within the last few kilometers. 110 kilometers to go, meaning we're now in the second half of the race!

And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Hofstede has just made the catch, by the way.


As there's not much happening on the next few kilometers as well - except for the peloton closing in by another 30 seconds - let's already take a look at today's sole categorized climb. Sure, there are plenty of hills, but for whatever reason the officials have decided that only the short ascent to Monterotondo deserves a category 4 sprint.

We guess it's because of that steep section starting after about 1,200 and lasting for about a kilometer. The total length isn't anything to be afraid of, that's for sure. But maybe after 180km it's still going to hurt...


Already on the lower slopes, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas decides to go solo. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Fedeli leading the chase may not be the best choice for the group, though...


And indeed, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Fedeli can't follow the Greek champion, and so pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas easily takes the 5 points up here.


The fight for 2nd is much closer, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Vendrame comes dangerously close to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naud - but the Canadian finally has the edge. Meaning we've got the following order:

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas - 5 (5)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naud - 3 (3)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Vendrame - 1 (1)

As none of these riders previously had any points, this sprint doesn't change much in the KoM standings. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Budenieks will prolong their joint lead for at least one more day.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Van der Kooij - not exactly a puncheur - leads the pack up this hill, thereby losing 30 seconds on the breakaway. As soon as the road flattens out, he re-starts the "real" chase, though. 3'33" is the current gap, with 70 kilometers to go.


Although it wasn't a really hard hill, 7 riders have lost contact - and they won't close that gap until the end. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Haugard, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Gamper, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Clarke, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Van Zandbeek, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Wolf, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Kosic and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Dewulf are their names, with none of them being an important helper or even a stage favorite.


With 50 kilometer to go, the peloton's deficit has dropped to two minutes, with the main difficulties yet to come. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Madouas, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Garcia Cortina, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Cullaigh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Nych, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Contreras, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Van der Kooij, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Mullen, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Sendeku and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe seem to have everything under control - it's a strong pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Polar presence up front, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre must have really strong legs today!


Now, that's a big surprise! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano hasn't done any work in the breakaway all day long, but he's still the first who has to let go! The only plausible explanation could be that yesterday's failed attempt cost him so many forces that he's just empty now.


A little later, he's already reeled in by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Madouas! It's not that the peloton is so fast - the gap is still two minutes - but the Spaniard just seems to have absolutely nothing left!


What is going on here? pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grossschartner is the next to lose contact with the front group! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Fedeli seems to be on the ropes as well, but he's hanging on for the moment.

The pack hasn't come significantly closer, just a few seconds.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano has already been distanced by the pack, and is about to be overtaken by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Covi, who couldn't keep up with the peloton anymore earlier - an absolutely underwhelming performance by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano!


But not just by him - by the whole team, actually! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grieg-Maersk played it out really well to have three riders in the breakaway - and now they are all gone! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Gillett is the last to be dropped by the escapees - what did they actually have for breakfast? None of them did any work up front - and now they're completely empty?

Well, they were actually riding side-by-side all day long, meaning at most one of them was really protected from the wind - could that have broken them? That would be the worst team strategy ever! Emergency meeting scheduled tonight, that's for sure!


Finally, just as they reach another hilltop, the presumed weakest rider of the group has to let go as well, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Fedeli loses contact.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grossschartner and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Gillett have already been caught by the pack, by the way. And the said pack is again trailing the leading group by more than two and a half minutes!


Yes, it's him. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano has just been left behind by the group of 7 mentioned earlier, and is now dead last in this race. I can't find any words to describe this performance. But it's not a good one.


Now the pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Nych express has been unleashed, bringing down the gap below two minutes in almost no time. And picking up pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Fedeli along the way.


But it definitely was time for the pack to wake up, as the breakaway riders have already reached the final 20 kilometers! Still two hills to tackle, though, meaning that 1'43" isn't a really big margin - but the pack still needs to hurry up to catch them!

How often have we already said that, actually? And how often has it worked? They need to do better today!
Giro d'Italia


Stage 7 / 21: Hilly, 254.6km

Grosseto - Fiuggi

Part 2 / 2


Now the escapees are about to attack the first of these two hills, but the pack can already see them. Still, we have a gap of 1'35" - it's decreasing, but pretty slowly!


This attack definitely was to be expected! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge let his teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo do the work all day long, and just as the road starts to incline, the Norwegian attacks! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom is on his wheel, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas tries to follow as well.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo has built a perfect launch pad for his teammate, but now is completely done. He can't hang on any more, meaning we have six riders left up front, in two groups of three:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Buggepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boompcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas
+ 28"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naudpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Vendramepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Schönberger
+ 43"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo
+ 1'09"


Just as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo is reeled in by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Vermeltfoort, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas can't keep up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom any longer! The front duo is again 1'23" ahead of the pack!


And it's no longer a front duo with 13km to go, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge simply rides away! However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas has caught up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom, so maybe they can reduce that gap together?


Back in the peloton, we see that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Vermeltfoort is still leading - although he is completeley empty, and all the remaining escapees are riding faster than him! Why doesn't anyone take over? Hey, there's a GT stage win at stake, maybe someone should take some risk to get it?!?


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge doesn't care at all - on the contrary, if he knew, he'd be absolutely delighted by the peloton's strategy...

With 10 kilometers to go - and only the final ascent remaining - he leads 24" ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Schönberger, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Vendrame and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naud trail by 50", whereas the pack now is already 1'50" behind!


And here's the profile of that final climb. It's 5 kilometers long - but with less than 5% of average slope!

However, the finish line isn't on the hilltop; there will be 2.2km to go from there, slightly descending. So whoever arrives first on top should still have great chances of winning this stageè


It looks more and more as if the first on top will be pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom are trying hard, but they don't really come any closer, and neither are the next chasers.

In the pack, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kneisky has finally taken over from pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Vermeltfoort - but the Frenchman isn't exactly the right man to gain some seconds on a downhill or on the climb!


It's then pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe who leads the peloton on this climb, finally catching pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naud, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Vendrame and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Schönberger.

However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge is already under the 5km banner, meaning he's got 2.8km of climbing left. And he's still 1'06" ahead!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom is now struggling to keep up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas, who seems to be riding away from the Dutchman. But the pack is now definitely moving faster than those up front!


Well, forget what I just wrote. Actually, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe is completely empty now as well - but the others still let him lead the pack, no-one seems to be interested in taking over or even launching an attack!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge doesn't care at all; he is still 1'17" ahead of the pack, and just needs to do 1.5km of climbing now!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas trails by 29", with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom another 27" behind.


Now they're finally moving, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Castrillo having taken the lead! Um... pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Castrillo? Sure... There are so many pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Aker - MOT jerseys in the first positions now, but they send their weakest puncheur up front to close the gap. It's really the day of the weird strategies, I tell you!

By the way, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge has only 300 meters of climbing left, and he's now 1'20" ahead of the pack! 1'20", 2.5km - that can't go wrong, can it?


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge has just reached the highest point of today's stage - now it's 2.2km of slight downhill for him! Still 1'12" on the pack - that should be enough!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas is still riding in 2nd position - but he isn't really able to close the gap. Maybe it's just the forces he spent on the KoM sprint that are missing now?


With 200m of uphill left for the peloton, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Rybalkin is now leading the chase with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy on his wheel!

We can see pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil pretty well positioned, too - with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare some more positions behind. Will he again miss out on what could have been an easy win for him?


Fiamma Rossa for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge! Just 1km of downhill to go for the Norwegian - can he hold on to secure his first ever GT stage win, and the second one for his team in this Giro?


Meanwhile, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas has left the hilltop behind as well, so it's only dowhnill for him now to secure a GT stage podium!


But the pack has definitely picked up the pace, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy having moved to the front now. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Bayly is leading out pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, alongside whom we see pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe. And we have a total of five pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Aker - MOT riders in the first ten positions right now!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare are a little further behind. 1.8km of downhill for the pack now!

And we have to mention it, the pure puncheurs such as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png McCarthy or pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre don't have any chance at all - the final hills were way too easy for them to try an attack. The finale looked much more difficult on paper than it actually was...


700m to go for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge, whereas pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas has reached the red kite as well! 1st and 2nd really seem to be safe now - but who will get the final spot on the podium?


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Bayly is leading the pack onto the final 1,000 meters, whereas pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge is within 300m of the finish line!

However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas seems to have slowed down somewhat - could his 2nd place still be in danger?


Already with 200 to go, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Vegard Robinson Bugge can celebrate a great win! For the fifth time in a row, the peloton isn't smart enough to reel in the breakaway in time, and today it's the Norwegian of team pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Isostar - Specialized who seizes this great opportunity!

He had a teammate working for him for most of the day - and logically, he was the one having most left in the tank on the closing kilometers. Congratulations!

Behind, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas is still fighting for 2nd, with the peloton now dangerously closing in. Can the Greek champion fend them off?


For the moment, it looks so! But beware of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare, who has finally launched his sprint from very far away, and is already about to overtake pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis! He's by far the fastest man on the road now - where does his sprint take him?

For now, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Bayly is still leading the pack, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig apparently being unable to overtake him!


Oh, that was quick! Within just a few meters, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare has gained a lot of positions and is about to take the lead in the pack!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge, who already celebrated his win, is about to cross the finish line, whereas pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas has to give it all he's left to secure this second place!


But well, there seems to be no way to fend off this TGV called pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare! At least it's really looking like he's going to catch pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas - but maybe the Greek has still a final push left in him?


Indeed, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arnaud Demare couldn't be stopped by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas, as the Frenchman wins the sprint from the bunch for the second time this Giro - but again, it's not enough for the stage win! Once again, his team worked hard all day long - but obviously not hard enough...

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Kastrantas is looking like he's already hanging his head - but hey, you could still claim 3rd place! But then you need to push, or else pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Bayly or pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Girdlestone are going to fly past you!


It wasn't to be for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Charalampas Kastrantas, who has to settle for the "wooden medal", as they say here in Italy. He is edged out on the closing meters by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Cameron Bayly, who gets a stunning 3rd place on this stage, being the second strongest of the pack!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Keagan Girdlestone gets a nice result as well, sprinting to 5th.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Jack Haig definitely makes it a good day for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Bennelong - Mitchelton, outsprinting pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Jaime Castrillo for 7th. Yes, super puncheur pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Castrillo...

The remaining Top 10 spots then all go to the same team: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Andreas Vangstad and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Takeaki Amezawa. Four Top 10 places for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Aker - MOT - on one hand, that's a great team result, on the other hand, maybe an attack could have been worth more...


We then have a really close call for 11th - and this sprint is won by - yes, absolutely - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Ingus Eislers, who pips pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Kazushige Kuboki to the line.

At least, we then have some more expected names completing the Top 20:

13. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Timofey Kritskiy
14. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Simon Spilak
15. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Kristaps Budenieks
16. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Dayer Quintana
17. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Hsuan Ping Hsu
18. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Alex Kirsch
19. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Warren Barguil
20. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Andrei Amador

All in all, it was a pretty crazy race, and hence we have a rather crazy result as well. And so, you probably won't even find it crazy when I tell you that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji again lost some time, finishing alongside stage favorite pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Bystrom (+ 2'04"). Or that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Gillett (+ 26'26"), pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grossschartner (+ 29'57") and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano (+ 35'25"), who all were part of the breakaway, finish this stage on the last three places. Crazy.

But well, let's not get too much into that craziness, but simply cheer today's winners - and new leaders? Let's take a look at the victory ceremony!


And here is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Vegard Robinson Bugge! He finished off a great teamwork by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Isostar - Specialized in the best possible way, clearly benefitting from the pack's lack of pacemakers - but who cares? He won't!

However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arnaud Demare clearly will. What could have been his second stage win already, had the peloton been a bit smarter, ends in another frustrating experience for him. Sure, 2nd place would be a great result for many a rider - but not for him, not with how the stage unfolded. But he'll try again - and at least, he gets some kind of a reward for his good sprinting, as we'll see later.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Cameron Bayly completes today's podium, as he was the second strongest rider from the pack! Something he surely wouldn't have believed pre-stage, but so it is!


And here is our old and new Maglia Rosa, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki! In the end, he was just able to hang on to the peloton - hence not only losing no time (except on the stage winner), but even gaining 1'02" on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Cyril Barthe, who lost contact on the final kilometers! Hence, the Pole now leads 4'50" ahead of his closest rival.

In 3rd place, we still have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Kristaps Budenieks, 9'10" behind.

In the Top 10, we have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bizkarra and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager switching places, as well as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Boom and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Nych. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Sendeku and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Gabburo both lost some time, meaning we now have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy in 9th and 10th. Let's see how that changes tomorrow!

The U25 standings are still identical to the GC in the first three positions - and the KoM standings haven't changed compared to yesterday, either. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Kristaps Budenieks still share the lead with 26 points each, 8 points ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Mikel Bizkarra.


You have probably understood the hint when we talked about a reward for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arnaud Demare's consistent sprint performances - as he takes over the Maglia Ciclamino today! He now has a total of 82 points, which is 10 points more than pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Artem Nych drops to 3rd, totalling 66 points.


And finally, we have a change of leader in the team standings! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Polar worked so hard today - in vain, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre only taking 44th place - so that too many riders dropped out of the first group in the end.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle take over the lead, 40" ahead of the Finns, and 7'14" ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png cycleYorkshire, who didn't have the best of days, either.

And that's it from the longest stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia - and from the first week! We have seen an abnormal first week, that's for sure, as we had 5 breakaway wins in 7 days! We saw one of the big GC favorites lose four minutes on a relatively easy stage. So what awaits us in the second week? We'll find out soon, starting with the second mountain top finish of the race! See you then!


1Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specialized6h15'11
2Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP+ 18
3Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
4Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKAs.t.
5Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvios.t.
6Jack HaigBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
7Jaime CastrilloAker - MOTs.t.
8Rein TaaramäeAker - MOTs.t.
9Andreas VangstadAker - MOTs.t.
10Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOTs.t.
11Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKOs.t.
12Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
13Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
14Simon SpilakGeneralis.t.
15Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKOs.t.
16Dayer QuintanaAker - MOTs.t.
17Hsuan Ping HsuKing Powers.t.
18Alex KirschEA Vesuvios.t.
19Warren BarguilMoser - Sygics.t.
20Andrei AmadorTeam UBSs.t.
21Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
22Jose FernandesGeneralis.t.
23Peter PruusAker - MOTs.t.
24Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
25Andrew TalanskyGeneralis.t.
26Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKOs.t.
27Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersks.t.
28Rafael ReisKing Powers.t.
29Ian BoswelleBuddys.t.
30Denys KarnulinGazelles.t.
31Andy SchleckEA Vesuvios.t.
32Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
33William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKOs.t.
34Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
35Petr VakocISA - Hexactas.t.
36Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersks.t.
37Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvios.t.
38Jay McCarthycycleYorkshires.t.
39Nathan BrownGeneralis.t.
40Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
41Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specializeds.t.
42Chris HarperBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
43Tobias LudvigssonGeneralis.t.
44Ion IzagirrePolars.t.
45Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersks.t.
46Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specializeds.t.
47Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvios.t.
48Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygics.t.
49Benjamin DyballGeneralis.t.
50Elia VivianiKing Powers.t.
51Anton VorobevTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
52Yuttana ManoKing Powers.t.
53Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
54Jose GoncalvesTeam UBSs.t.
55Aleksey RybalkinTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
56Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersks.t.
57Jorge AbreuTeam UBSs.t.
58Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peronis.t.
59Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
60Giulio CicconeAegon - Peronis.t.
61Peter VelitsAegon - Peronis.t.
62Kai ReusRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
63Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
64Guy SagivTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
65Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKAs.t.
66Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKAs.t.
67Jacob SalconeRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
68Guillaume MartinAir France - KLMs.t.
69Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
70Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKAs.t.
71Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
72Fabio ArueBuddys.t.
73Sergey LuchshenkoIndosat Ooredoos.t.
74Ioannis SpanopoulosFestina - OAKAs.t.
75Timothy RoeBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
76Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoos.t.
77Peter KennaughAir France - KLMs.t.
78Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvios.t.
79Chun Wing LeungKing Powers.t.
80Winner AnaconaISA - Hexactas.t.
81Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peronis.t.
82Rafael VallsAegon - Peronis.t.
83Andres PaezAir France - KLMs.t.
84Steven KruijswijkGazelles.t.
85Jonathan SalinasAir France - KLMs.t.
86Kamil MaleckiGazelles.t.
87Tim KennaughcycleYorkshires.t.
88Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygics.t.
89Tao Geoghegan HartGazelles.t.
90Anatoliy SosnitskiyGazelles.t.
91Alex AranburuAker - MOTs.t.
92Sean McKennaMoser - Sygics.t.
93Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specializeds.t.
94Tobias FossAker - MOTs.t.
95Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexactas.t.
96Nikolaos IoannidisFestina - OAKAs.t.
97Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
98Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Powers.t.
99Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKOs.t.
100Lars BoomAegon - Peronis.t.
101Dennis Van WindenKing Power+ 1'20
102Cyril BarthePolars.t.
103Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
104Egan BernalPolars.t.
105Daniil FominykhTeam UBSs.t.
106Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
107Michail MavrikakisFestina - OAKAs.t.
108Neilson PowlessGazelles.t.
109Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO+ 1'42
110Kamil GradekIsostar - Specializeds.t.
111Gregory DanielIsostar - Specializeds.t.
112Ivo OliveiraGeneralis.t.
113Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
114Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
115Joey RosskopfGeneralis.t.
116Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygics.t.
117Getachew SendekuISA - Hexactas.t.
118Artem NychPolar+ 2'04
119Daniel TurekMoser - Sygics.t.
120Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexactas.t.
121Marcel AreggerTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
122Rafel MajkaeBuddys.t.
123Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLMs.t.
124Coen VermeltfoorteBuddys.t.
125Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKAs.t.
126Louis VervaekeGazelles.t.
127Ka Hoo FungKing Powers.t.
128Ian BibbyGazelles.t.
129Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
130Davide GabburoIsostar - Specializeds.t.
131Thomas KoepAegon - Peronis.t.
132Jianhua JiISA - Hexactas.t.
133Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshires.t.
134Abdul GaniIndosat Ooredoos.t.
135Bob JungelsEA Vesuvios.t.
136Hugo HofstetterGrieg-Maersks.t.
137Andrea Dal ColTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 2'29
138Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
139Sebastien IvarsTeam UBSs.t.
140Jay MajorAir France - KLM+ 3'38
141Kenneth VanbilsenLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3'56
142Frederik FrisonAegon - Peronis.t.
143Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexactas.t.
144Nikita NovikovTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
145Thery SchirTeam UBS+ 4'16
146Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
147Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKOs.t.
148Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
149Bambang SuryadiIndosat Ooredoos.t.
150Danny Van PoppeleBuddys.t.
151Artur GrigrianTeam UBSs.t.
152Matthew HolmescycleYorkshires.t.
153Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKOs.t.
154Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoos.t.
155Ivan Garcia CortinaPolars.t.
156Bas Van der KooijeBuddys.t.
157Daniel MunozcycleYorkshires.t.
158Piter CamperoISA - Hexactas.t.
159Thomas BoudatcycleYorkshires.t.
160Valerio ContieBuddys.t.
161Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
162Glenn O'SheaBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
163Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshires.t.
164Silvan DillierTeam UBSs.t.
165Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshires.t.
166Max KanterEA Vesuvios.t.
167Ryan MullenPolars.t.
168Iliyan KolevIsostar - Specializeds.t.
169Kiril YatsevichTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 5'12
170Phan Age HaugardVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 6'24
171Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
172Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
173Michal KukrleMoser - Sygics.t.
174Michael HepburnMoser - Sygics.t.
175Nejc KosicVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
176Nicolas EdetAir France - KLMs.t.
177Justin WolfIndosat Ooredoo+ 7'22
178Victor CampenaertsVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 7'54
179Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 8'15
180Simon ClarkeAir France - KLM+ 8'25
181Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 9'43
182Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo+ 10'26
183Lennard HofstedeeBuddy+ 10'39
184Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 11'43
185Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 12'50
186Rhys GillettGrieg-Maersk+ 26'26
187Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersk+ 29'57
188Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersk+ 35'25



1Kamil MaleckiGazelle27h16'01
2Cyril BarthePolar+ 4'50
3Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 9'10
4Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton+ 9'44
5Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized+ 10'43
6Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP+ 11'33
7Lars BoomAegon - Peroni+ 11'57
8Artem NychPolar+ 12'41
9Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton+ 12'50
10Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 12'56
11Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic+ 13'08
12Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT+ 13'12
13Rafael ReisKing Power+ 13'18
14Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 13'25
15Andrew TalanskyGenerali+ 13'26
16Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKA+ 13'30
17Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk+ 13'33
18Andrei AmadorTeam UBS+ 13'34
19Andy SchleckEA Vesuvio+ 13'35
20Denys KarnulinGazelle+ 13'36
21Rafael VallsAegon - Peroni+ 13'44
22Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta+ 13'49
23Fabio ArueBuddy+ 14'07
24Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAP+ 14'09
25William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO+ 14'12
26Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 14'19
27Jonathan SalinasAir France - KLM+ 14'29
28Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized+ 14'39
29Tim KennaughcycleYorkshire+ 14'42
30Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoo+ 14'44
31Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specialized+ 15'11
32Steven KruijswijkGazelle+ 15'16
33Jorge AbreuTeam UBSs.t.
34Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersk+ 15'17
35Ion IzagirrePolar+ 15'34
36Petr VakocISA - Hexacta+ 15'36
37Alex KirschEA Vesuvio+ 16'00
38Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 16'05
39Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 16'16
40Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP+ 16'20
41Simon SpilakGenerali+ 17'06
42Yuttana ManoKing Power+ 17'08
43Ka Hoo FungKing Power+ 17'10
44Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power+ 17'56
45Andreas VangstadAker - MOT+ 18'00
46Peter PruusAker - MOT+ 18'16
47Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic+ 19'19
48Anatoliy SosnitskiyGazelle+ 19'24
49Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT+ 19'25
50Tao Geoghegan HartGazelle+ 19'27
51Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni+ 19'32
52Giulio CicconeAegon - Peroni+ 19'35
53Jay McCarthycycleYorkshire+ 19'38
54Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA+ 19'44
55Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKO+ 19'58
56Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk+ 20'06
57Tobias LudvigssonGenerali+ 20'13
58Nathan BrownGeneralis.t.
59Matthew HolmescycleYorkshire+ 20'34
60Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specialized+ 20'50
61Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 20'51
62Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 20'59
63Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio+ 21'12
64Michail MavrikakisFestina - OAKA+ 21'21
65Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAP+ 21'29
66Ian BoswelleBuddy+ 21'37
67Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 21'50
68Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKO+ 22'04
69Winner AnaconaISA - Hexacta+ 22'09
70Valerio ContieBuddys.t.
71Dayer QuintanaAker - MOT+ 22'13
72Rafel MajkaeBuddys.t.
73Egan BernalPolar+ 22'19
74Alex AranburuAker - MOT+ 22'31
75Ioannis SpanopoulosFestina - OAKA+ 22'32
76Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 22'36
77Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 22'42
78Louis VervaekeGazelle+ 22'54
79Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire+ 23'13
80Benjamin DyballGenerali+ 23'22
81Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLM+ 23'37
82Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni+ 23'38
83Neilson PowlessGazelle+ 23'40
84Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire+ 23'43
85Ian BibbyGazelle+ 23'46
86Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKAs.t.
87Jianhua JiISA - Hexacta+ 23'52
88Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk+ 23'54
89Aleksey RybalkinTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 24'06
90Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power+ 24'11
91Sergey LuchshenkoIndosat Ooredoo+ 24'19
92Thery SchirTeam UBS+ 24'20
93Joey RosskopfGenerali+ 24'43
94Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexacta+ 24'45
95Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized+ 24'58
96Tobias FossAker - MOT+ 25'02
97Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygic+ 25'11
98Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP+ 25'13
99Jose GoncalvesTeam UBS+ 25'21
100Nikolaos IoannidisFestina - OAKA+ 25'28
101Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 25'29
102Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 25'51
103Artur GrigrianTeam UBS+ 26'05
104Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygic+ 26'14
105Timothy RoeBennelong - Mitchelton+ 26'16
106Guillaume MartinAir France - KLMs.t.
107Thomas KoepAegon - Peroni+ 26'17
108Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO+ 26'41
109Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO+ 26'56
110Guy SagivTeam Puma - SAP+ 27'17
111Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 27'20
112Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 27'23
113Jose FernandesGenerali+ 27'47
114Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio+ 28'07
115Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKO+ 28'36
116Lennard HofstedeeBuddy+ 28'40
117Jacob SalconeRakuten Pro Cycling+ 29'06
118Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 29'18
119Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexacta+ 29'26
120Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 30'28
121Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshire+ 30'54
122Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAP+ 30'55
123Nikita NovikovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 31'04
124Anton VorobevTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 31'06
125Kamil GradekIsostar - Specialized+ 31'57
126Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 32'00
127Coen VermeltfoorteBuddy+ 32'02
128Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvio+ 32'21
129Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
130Piter CamperoISA - Hexacta+ 32'23
131Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexacta+ 32'53
132Marcel AreggerTeam Puma - SAP+ 33'01
133Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvio+ 33'04
134Elia VivianiKing Power+ 33'18
135Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO+ 33'45
136Daniel TurekMoser - Sygic+ 33'56
137Ryan MullenPolar+ 34'20
138Bob JungelsEA Vesuvio+ 34'33
139Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygic+ 34'52
140Daniil FominykhTeam UBS+ 35'24
141Hugo HofstetterGrieg-Maersk+ 35'25
142Gregory DanielIsostar - Specialized+ 35'27
143Abdul GaniIndosat Ooredoo+ 35'53
144Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitchelton+ 35'54
145Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire+ 36'25
146Sebastien IvarsTeam UBS+ 36'50
147Peter KennaughAir France - KLM+ 36'55
148Ivan Garcia CortinaPolars.t.
149Bas Van der KooijeBuddy+ 38'08
150Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling+ 38'17
151Michael HepburnMoser - Sygic+ 38'58
152Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 39'54
153Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 39'55
154Michal KukrleMoser - Sygic+ 40'15
155Nicolas EdetAir France - KLM+ 40'20
156Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 40'21
157Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 40'29
158Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 40'32
159Danny Van PoppeleBuddy+ 40'43
160Kai ReusRakuten Pro Cycling+ 40'47
161Chun Wing LeungKing Power+ 41'13
162Rhys GillettGrieg-Maersk+ 42'25
163Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoo+ 42'26
164Andrea Dal ColTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 43'49
165Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 44'49
166Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA+ 46'40
167Nejc KosicVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 47'35
168Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 48'07
169Frederik FrisonAegon - Peroni+ 49'27
170Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitchelton+ 51'32
171Dennis Van WindenKing Power+ 51'47
172Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersk+ 51'56
173Glenn O'SheaBennelong - Mitchelton+ 52'02
174Kiril YatsevichTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 53'31
175Kenneth VanbilsenLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 54'23
176Justin WolfIndosat Ooredoo+ 54'38
177Jay MajorAir France - KLM+ 55'20
178Simon ClarkeAir France - KLM+ 56'34
179Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersk+ 57'21
180Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo+ 1h00'55
181Thomas BoudatcycleYorkshire+ 1h01'32
182Phan Age HaugardVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 1h01'34
183Iliyan KolevIsostar - Specialized+ 1h01'59
184Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h02'28
185Victor CampenaertsVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 1h07'24
186Silvan DillierTeam UBS+ 1h08'36
187Bambang SuryadiIndosat Ooredoo+ 1h12'20
188Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h28'22



1Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP82
2Kamil MaleckiGazelle72
3Artem NychPolar66
4Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized61
5Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotify50
6Peter KennaughAir France - KLM50
7Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO47
8Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized40
9Cyril BarthePolar39
10Valerio ContieBuddy34
11Danny Van PoppeleBuddy31
12Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power30
13Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specialized30
14Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton28
15Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygic28
16Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO26
17Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexacta26
18Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo26
19Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT24
20Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitchelton24
21Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam23
22Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA23
23Lars BoomAegon - Peroni21
24Ka Hoo FungKing Power19
25Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta17
26Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton17
27Petr VakocISA - Hexacta17
28Yuttana ManoKing Power17
29Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio17
30Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT16
31Andrew TalanskyGenerali15
32Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKA15
33Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling15
34Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar15
35Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton13
36Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic12
37Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP11
38Lennard HofstedeeBuddy11
39Gregory DanielIsostar - Specialized10
40William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO9
41Andreas VangstadAker - MOT9
42Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexacta9
43Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire8
44Simon SpilakGenerali7
45Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT7
46Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam7
47Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA7
48Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersk6
49Alex AranburuAker - MOT6
50Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygic6
51Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo6
52Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling6
53Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling5
54Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire5
55Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha4
56Max KanterEA Vesuvio4
57Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam4
58Andrei AmadorTeam UBS3
59Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAP3
60Ryan MullenPolar2
61Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO2



1Kamil MaleckiGazelle26
2Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO26
3Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized18
4Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized10
5Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta8
6Ka Hoo FungKing Power8
7Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA5
8Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo5
9Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam5
10Cyril BarthePolar4
11Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton4
12Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP4
13Matthew HolmescycleYorkshire4
14Valerio ContieBuddy4
15Lars BoomAegon - Peroni3
16Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton3
17Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam3
18Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO3
19Yuttana ManoKing Power2
20Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling1
21Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotify1



1Kamil MaleckiGazelle27h16'01
2Cyril BarthePolar+ 4'50
3Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 9'10
4Artem NychPolar+ 12'41
5Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta+ 13'49
6Yuttana ManoKing Power+ 17'08
7Ka Hoo FungKing Power+ 17'10
8Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT+ 19'25
9Tao Geoghegan HartGazelle+ 19'27
10Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKO+ 19'58
11Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 20'51
12Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 20'59
13Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio+ 21'12
14Egan BernalPolar+ 22'19
15Alex AranburuAker - MOT+ 22'31
16Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 22'42
17Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire+ 23'13
18Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni+ 23'38
19Neilson PowlessGazelle+ 23'40
20Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire+ 23'43
21Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk+ 23'54
22Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power+ 24'11
23Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized+ 24'58
24Tobias FossAker - MOT+ 25'02
25Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP+ 25'13
26Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 25'29
27Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 25'51
28Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 27'20
29Jose FernandesGenerali+ 27'47
30Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio+ 28'07
31Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 29'18
32Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAP+ 30'55
33Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 32'00
34Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire+ 36'25
35Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar+ 36'55
36Bas Van der KooijeBuddy+ 38'08
37Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 40'21
38Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 40'32
39Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 44'49
40Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 48'07
41Jay MajorAir France - KLM+ 55'20
42Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h02'28
43Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h28'22


2Polar+ 40
3cycleYorkshire+ 7'14
4Bennelong - Mitchelton+ 7'32
5Isostar - Specialized+ 7'50
6Evonik - ELKO+ 8'17
7Team Puma - SAP+ 8'39
8eBuddy+ 10'17
9Aegon - Peroni+ 12'26
10Grieg-Maersk+ 14'29
11King Power+ 15'12
12Aker - MOT+ 16'08
13ISA - Hexacta+ 18'27
14Team UBS+ 19'43
15Festina - OAKA+ 20'53
16EA Vesuvio+ 21'01
17Generali+ 21'36
18Moser - Sygic+ 25'27
19Air France - KLM+ 25'54
20Rakuten Pro Cycling+ 29'50
21Team Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 30'13
22Volvo acc. by Spotify+ 32'41
23Indosat Ooredoo+ 41'35
24Lierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h15'17

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