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Giro d'Italia - Stage 9
Giro d'Italia


Stage 9 / 21: Hilly, 208.1km

Benevento - San Giorgio del Sannio

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another great day of cycling here in Italy! Stage number 9 of the Giro awaits us - and it's a record breaking stage in some sense. First of all, it's the longest one of week 2, being one of three stages with a length of more than 200 kilometers. Secondly, it's the stage with the highest total elevation gain so far, with 40m more climbing to do than yesterday. Which leads us to the third point: with two category 2 and another first category mountain on the menu, there are more points at stake than in any previous stage!

But although we have to wait until almost half way into the race to see the first KoM sprint, the stage takes off with a first climb. Today's start line is in Benevento, meaning "good event" in English - what a better name could there be for a Giro host location? Well, given that the city with its 60,000 inhabitants lies in a zone of high earthquake risk, maybe it's still not that great... But when the ground isn't shaking, you should go and see the Golden Gate (also known as the Arch of Trajan), one of the most popular monuments in Italy.

Or you go hiking or biking in the Apennines - which is exactly what the riders will be doing right away from the start. A 30km extra lap leads us up to Pesco Sannita, before the riders come back here and then leave the town southwards. The only more or less 10km flat section of the day will await them, before they attack another uncategorized climb, whose hilltop is somewhere in between Grottolella and Montefredane.

After another descent and a false flat to Serino, we'll finally attack the first category 2 climb of the day, leading us up to Monte Terminio. After the top - 96km will be covered by then - there will be a 20km downhill to gain back some forces, before the 1st category climb to Colle Molella awaits them. But the KoM after 125km isn't the end of the climb; after a very short descent to Lago Laceno, we'll then climb up to today's highest point on Serro Tondo.

We'll then see today's intermediate sprint right after the descent, in Lioni, with still about 60 kilometers to go. The riders will continue in direction of the start location, riding through the hills of the Appennino Campano, to finally arrive in Pratola Serra.

From there, we'll start the final categorized climb of the day, the Passo Serra. It isn't too long, but with just 9 kilometers to go from the top, it may well be decisive! A short downhill and an even shorter uphill later, we'll know today's winner in San Giorgio del Sannio! And maybe he'll even get to smoke a victory cigar produced here, as the city is an important center in the tobacco industry? Well, probably not - but maybe a glass of regional wine? We'll see.

Start and finish lines are separated by about 10 kilomters only - but the riders do have more than 200 tough kilometers ahead of them. Who can come out victorious after this hard stage? An escapee again, for the seventh time in a row? Or one of the GC favorites, given the huge amount of climbing involved?

The bookies can't really decide between puncheurs and allrounders. They once again see pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak and his top domestique pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky on top, sandwiching pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe on the first spots. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil are rather on the climber side, whereas pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre is definitely a puncheur. The four final positions mainly go to puncheurs as well: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png McCarthy, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy.

Let's see how pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Generali handle the fact that they have two of the strongest riders for today's stage in the same team. And let's see how the climbers with less punch can do today. And, of course, who's going to be in the breakaway - with a great chance of taking over the KoM jersey today, given that there are 36 points on offer for a rider winning all KoM sprints!


The pack is ready, and so are the fans. It's another day with just a few clouds - but some wind. Given that the stage will first lead south-east (after the extra lap) and then back north-west, the riders will have tailwinds during most of the stage, but headwinds on the last third. Let's see if that is a factor!


Well, on the extra lap, there's first some headwind, which doesn't stop the riders from attacking as soon as the road starts rising. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe is active again, followed by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveira - having a pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Generali rider in the breakaway was a rare sight so far. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel comes next, and the quartet is rounded off by 1-star stage favorite pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell! Let's see if the pack lets him ride up front today.


But first, there are of course some more attacks. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman were already part of yesterday's breakaway, together with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - only pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveira and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel are "newbies" so far.


We then have a good mix of newbies and recidivists, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano in the latter category, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf plus pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc - another stage favorite - in the former.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Vanbilsen isn't too happy about all these escapees, though.


However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Lierse SK give up little later - meaning we've got the first Breakaway of the Day without the PCT team participating!

The other PCT team, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Polar, has however again succeeded in sending multiple riders up front. These are today's courageous eleven:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Romanpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Buggepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopfpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveirapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernalpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serranopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel

Or should we already call them "stage win contenders", given how the race unfolded on the last six days? In this case, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell should be by far superior to the others, with the former clearly being the faster sprinter though.

If climbing should be more important than the hill riding skills, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman should have some good chances. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal is a good climber as well, but might lack the punch on the hills. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge are all good puncheurs with some climbing skils, whereas pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel is the best sprinter. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel is the strongest on the flat - but that won't help much today.

In terms of GC, the best rider today is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc in 36th place. He's 18 minutes behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki, which means about 6 minutes behind the main GC contenders.


The peloton takes it easy on this first hill, led by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Van Winden, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naud, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Castrillo, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kanter, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Nizzolo and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Zhao. The gap is already 3'31", after just 10 kilomters of racing. It shouldn't grow much higher, given the really strong group of escapees!


The breakaway is back in Benevento, and about to leave the city for good now, heading southwards. They're already 6 minutes ahead, and now enter the tailwind section. How much freedom will they get?


Well, not more than those 6 minutes. The peloton, now leaving behind Benevento as well, has slightly picked up the pace.


After some slightly ascending kilometers, along the Sabato river, the breakaway now leaves the riverside to do some additional climbing - only to re-join the Sabato a little later. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell leads the group into the ascent.


The pack has entered this climb as well, led by top puncheurs pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Granjel Cabrera and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio. Oh, nevermind, I guess I picked the wrong speciality... Which explains why the gap jumps up again to 6 minutes while it was down to 5 at the bottom of the hill.

By the way, the wind is now blowing at 21km/h, clearly giving the riders a boost right now.


Here they are, again riding up the valley after a short descent. 10km to the start of the Monte Terminio climb.

And the pack has again upped the pace after the hilltop, as the deficit is down to 4'44". 70km done, almost 140km to come.


The breakaway has reached Serino, from where they now take the Via Terminio - leading up to Monte Terminio, natch.


It's yet another one of those long, but not really steep climbs, having an average gradient of less than 5%. The flatter part towards the top should help most of the riders to keep in touch.


The breakaway has now tackled the first inclines, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel currently leading the race.


But the peloton has made good further ground on the flatter part up the valley, and so they take the same turn just 3'42" later.

However, if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Granjel Cabrera continues to lead the pack throughout the whole climb, this deficit may grow again...


It did indeed grow, as when pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano launches his attack 2km from the top, the breakaway is 4'39" ahead. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - who already won a category 2 KoM sprint yesterday - is the first to respond, followed by fellow top puncheur pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc.


Oh, that was a close fight! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel finally outsprints all the riders ahead and takes maximum points!

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel - 10 (10)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc - 8 (8)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf - 6 (6)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - 4 (14)
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman - 2 (10)

With this result, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell could take the KoM lead by arriving first on top of Colle Molella, whereas pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel or pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman could at least catch up with the leading duo. With 26 points still on offer, it is pretty likely that we'll see a new leader tonight - except if the pack catches them before the last ascent!


While speaking of the pack: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Boudat is no longer part of it. He's the first - and only - rider being dropped on this climb. He's really a hopeless case in the mountains...


Further up, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Turek leads the peloton over the top - 5'21" behind the escapees... Well, there really seem to be no domestiques capable of gaining ground on the uphills, right?


But well, the main obstacle of the day is yet to come - and it's this one! Colle Molella starts as yet another easy climb - but the second half is really tough, with sections containing gradients above 13%!

And don't forget - the climb isn't quite over yet after this, as there's more climbing up to Serra Tondo after only a very short intermediate descent!


The pack can see the breakaway further up the road as they enter the climb - but it's a few turns higher up, not just a few meters. The gap has come down to 4'28" again - let's see if the yo-yoing continues.


The breakaway is now in one of the steepest sections of the climb. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc is leading, and they're still at full strength. Let's see if that still holds once we arrive on top.

Further behind, the pace seems to be much higher than in the previous climbs, as the gap is now down to 3'40".


A fact that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc doesn't appreciate, and so he seemingly wants to get rid of the weaker riders. He attacks already with 2km of climbing to go, as we still have gradients of 11%! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf takes his wheel, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano close behind.


With 1.5km to go, it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf who has taken the lead - that's a pretty strong performance by the US-American!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe are trying to catch up with the leading duo, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveira and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge had to let go.


In the end, it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc winning the KoM sprint ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell has just missed out on the decisive move.

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc - 16 (24)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf - 12 (18)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - 10 (24)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman - 8 (18)
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal - 6 (12)
6. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel - 4 (14)
7. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe - 2 (6)

It's a close race between pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - but both need to score on the final hill to take command in the KoM standings. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman have some theoretical chances as well, but they'd need to beat the two former to overtake them.


And what's actually going on in the pack? Well, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Van Niekerk is in the lead, but after having shed already about 30 riders, they have slowed down again. The current gap is estimated at 4 minutes, but we'll see clearer once they arrive on top.


After the top - the first one - we now have a group of just 6 riders left up front:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakocpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswellpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopfpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernalpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel

They still have about 80km ahead of them, including the short ascent to Serra Tondo, as already announced.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe follow 36" behind, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveira haven't arrived on top of Colle Molella yet.


Here they are - but already 1'56" back, they definitely won't catch up with the front group again.


2'23" later - which is 4'19" behind the front group - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Van Niekerk leads the remainders of the peloton across the top, closely followed by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare.

Of course, this climb has already brought some separation from climbers to non-climbers - but even some pretty good mountain specialists as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Campero have already lost contact!

Further left-behinds include pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Affonso, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre (once again...) or Maglia Bianca pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Sendeku.


But more importantly, Maglia Rosa pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki drops just over the top as well, as he finds himself now in a group with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png McCarthy, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji. They're currently just 20" behind the main group - but remember, the last part of the climb is yet to come!


The sixpack up front have already left behind Serra Tondo, and now head into the well-deserved descent down to the intermediate sprint in Lioni.

And something else besides the downhill that they will like: the wind has slightly faded, blowing just at 10km/h now that they've engaged the headwind section.


Despite pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare riding a horrendous tempo up this final part of the climb, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki has again caught up and is inside the pack! Which only counts 59 riders currently; we'll take a look at the composition once across the top.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveira and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge are still slightly ahead, but will probably soon be caught.

Let's take a look at the current timings:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakocpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswellpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopfpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernalpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel
+ 1'16"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serranopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppelpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe
+ 2'42"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Buggepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveira
+ 3'32"

75km are yet to be covered by the breakaway, including three more hills.


The peloton and some left-behind groups have now tackled the downhill as well. Pictured is the 2nd left-behind group, with the first one corner ahead and the pack just slightly further down the road - meaning the gaps aren't huge yet and will probably be closed on this long downhill.

The most interesting riders behind the peloton include stage favorite pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Bystrom, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev, but as well 4th overall pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk and 9th pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bizkarra! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre was already dropped way earlier and is even behind this group.


Meanwhile, the escapees have arrived at the intermediate sprint - without competing for points. They roll across in this order:

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel - 10 (10)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - 6 (6)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman - 4 (4)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal - 2 (13)
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf - 1 (1)

None of them will be dangerous for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare's lead in the points standings, especially given that only 30 points are on offer for the stage winner today.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe haven't managed to get much closer on this descent; they still trail by 1'08".


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sergis then sprints across the line as if there were still points available. The pack trails by 3'17", having just reeled in pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveira a few meters ahead of the line. 60km to go.


The front group is about to reach the next hilltop, still 1'07" ahead of the chasers. While it's definitely a beautiful region, all this up and down must be a real pain for those athletes... but it's spectacular to watch for sure!


We then have a strong presence of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Team Puma riders at the front of the pack - which is led by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare. So it's really all in for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt for the Germans, it seems. The gap to the front is 2'36" - absolutely manageable with 56km to go.

The peloton again counts 61 riders, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bizkarra among the latest to have re-joined. Group pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk is 1'58" behind, though, so the Dutchman will probably lose his 4th GC place.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager is now setting an extremely high pace, so that even this main group seems to be splitting up! Furthermore, the gap to the group between the front and the pack has dropped to 52" - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe are now closer to the peloton than to the leaders!


The peloton has really broken into pieces on this short hill! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas are in this group, along with yesterday's stage winner pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Costagli.

We then have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png McCarthy and once again pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits in the group ahead.

And further up the hill, we see pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck in big troubles!


In so big troubles that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen had to drop back from the peloton to help his leader! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona is in this group as well - once more not really living up to his task. And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bizkarra is hoping for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen to close that gap as well!


Soon after - at the start of the next short hill - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe is reeled in by the small peloton, which is led by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Van Niekerk. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano had a little more energy left and are still some meters (or 25") ahead of the peloton, while the front group still has a gap of 2'08". Not comfortable, but if they can make it over the top, they might actually have a chance of winning!


Soon after, a tired pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Van Niekerk hands over the lead to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Budenieks, who starts his shift by catching pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Coppel and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Serrano.

Only 6 men are left up front, 2'15" ahead:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakocpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswellpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopfpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernalpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel


The pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck group is still 1'08" behind the peloton - what a bummer that would be for the Luxembourger to lose time on this stage!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh has caught up with this group in the meantime, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bugge, who was left behind by the pack, now tries to close the gap.


But the pack again lets an exhausted rider do the work - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Budenieks would like to hand it over, but no-one is willing to lead now!

Which on one hand means that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck comes back - which is good for him and for the race.

On the other hand, the gap to the leaders has jumped up to 3'04" in no time - which is good for them, but not so much for many stage favorites! (Except the two up front, for sure!)


And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Budenieks still has to lead - which makes the pack grow back to 56 riders currently. It was down to 33 a few minutes ago... Among the latest returnees are pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk!


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare has now again taken the lead - but the Frenchman seems to be pretty empty as well. Which means that the gap keeps increasing, as it's now 4'25". With only 34km remaining and the escapees almost on top of this hill, chances are now pretty high that the breakaway will take the win for a seventh time in a row - who would have thought this ten minutes ago?

And yeah, the pack has again increased in size, as there are now 66 riders, with three pumas having just made their return.


Believe it or not, but even pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre who was minutes behind is now about to make his return to the pack! It's really amazing how much the peloton suddenly slows down on these last few stages...

Or should I say worrying? Depends on the perspective; for the breakaway, it's great news to have a four minute advantage with just a little more than 20 kilometers to go; for the main GC contenders who'd love to take a stage win now an then as well, it's definitely not great.


On the descent leading to the foot of the final hill - you can already see its 1-km mark, right ahead of the 10km banner - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman launches an attack! Well knowing that he's not the strongest puncheur, he tries to make use of his great downhill skills - let's see if that works out! With pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel, the chasers have an even stronger descender...
Giro d'Italia


Stage 9 / 21: Hilly, 208.1km

Benevento - San Giorgio del Sannio

Part 2 / 2


Here's the profile of that last short climb up to Passo Serra. It is short, yes - but more than 7.5% steep on average, which will surely hurt after almost 200 kilometers of cycling through hilly terrain!

But once on top, there will be just 9km left to the line, which must be enough motivation for these riders to squeeze out every bit of energy they've got left!


Here we go, the (likely) decisive climb is on! Who can make his stage winning move here?

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman is still a few meters ahead, but this is definitely not the margin he was hoping for.

The margin on the pack, however, is great: still 4 minutes, and only these 4km of climbing left!


Meanwhile, group pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre has indeed made the catch, singalling a rather low speed of the pack. Which also means that all the stage favorites bar pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - who are up front and have the best chances of winning now - are in the pack.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf is the first to make a move - let's see who still has enough in his legs to respond! 2.8km of climbing to go!


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc not only responds, but even counters and takes the lead! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf is still able to keep up, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman trying to follow this duo. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel already have a small gap!


The peloton now is in this climb as well - with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Aregger leading. Who is surely a decent rider on the hills, but not the one it would take to force a major split.

Nonetheless, the gap has dropped to 3'30". Still far too much for the breakaway to start worrying.


10 kilometers to go for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf, thereof 800m to the hilltop! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman has fallen back to the chasing group and is riding with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel. They are already 51" behind - so this hill could at least have brought a preliminary decision, leaving us with just two stage win candidates! But it isn't over yet...


On the final meters of the climb, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc gets a slight gap on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf! And moreover, he takes maximum points again, therefore taking over the Maglia Azzurra!

Unfortunately, our TV cameras have missed out on the chasing group, who crossed the top 1'47" later. Here is the full points distribution:

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc - 10 (34)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf - 8 (26)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman - 6 (24)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal - 14
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - 26

So we have a new leader - followed by now four riders having 26 points each!


But let's again take a look at the pack, where pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Cavagna has taken command, ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Aregger and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare. We again see pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre drop - it's really not his GT until now... pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Costagli are falling behind again as well.

Further back, having just missed out on making the catch, are pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji, who is anyway disappointing throughout the whole race. At least, his teammate has great chances for the stage win!

Maglia Bianca pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Sendeku is even further behind, and will surely not be wearing this jersey tomorrow (especially given that he's only 3rd in the U25 standings now).


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare is now in the lead again, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in pushing hard. Not a single attack from the peloton is really disappointing, especially given that some of the GC contenders were already in difficulties before, while others - first of all pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak - need to gain as much time as possible!

And so, the gap is up to 3'53" again, definitely sealing another breakaway win. Sigh...


Towards the top, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare slightly accelerates again, so that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png McKenna is struggling to keep up. And this acceleration again drops pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits even further down the road!


In the meantime, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc have already left behind the 5km banner, still working together. They have lost a few seconds, but 1'36" should definitely be enough if they don't start playing games!

The pack, down to 50 riders again, trails by 3'48".


But they actually DO start playing games, just as the pack is below the 5km arc. There's no more speed up front, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc refusing to take the lead. But he's a much better sprinter, so he really could do pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf this favor!

Because if there's one thing both want to avoid at all costs, that would be pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel catching up again, given that he's the strongest sprinter of all six remaining escapees!

And by the way, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk has again been dropped from the pack, along with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bizkarra and Maglia Azzurra pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Budenieks. It's just 41" now - can they close the gap again? The pack is down to 44 riders now.


The chasers are actually not really gaining ground, so either they must be tired or they haven't got wind of the front duo's slow speed. However, they can see them further up the slightly inclined road, which may give them a morale boost!


There's no Fiamma Rossa today, as the arc would have needed to be placed in a turn, which apparently wasn't possible. Still, the leading duo has reached the final 1,000 meters, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf still leading!


700m to go, and it's still the same image. With the chasers still not in sight, 1st and 2nd should now be safe for this duo - but who has got most left?


With 500m to go, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc launches his sprint! Can pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf counter?


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc has taken the lead with just 300m to go! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf is doing well so far, can he even draw level again?


Just 150m to go, and it's still a close race! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc seems to confirm his superior sprinting capabilities - or can pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf somehow turn this one around on the closing meters?


No, he can't, and so it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Petr Vakoc who wins the 9th stage of this Giro d'Italia! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Joey Rosskopf has to settle for 2nd, after having given the Czech a great fight! While the latter even was on the list of today's stage favorites, it really took an extraordinary performance by the US-American to keep up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc!

Meanwhile, the chasers are on the final 1,000 meters as well - who will take 3rd?


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel should be the clear favorite in this group when it comes down to pure sprinting skills - but after 208km, this might be pretty relative. He's got the worst position right now - what can he make out of this?


He launches the sprint with 500m to go, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell taking his wheel. The pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png eBuddy rider was the second pre-stage favorite in this group and must be disappointed about having missed out on the decisive move - can he at least secure a podium spot?


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell have a small gap with 300m to go, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman being unable to match their speed.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Ian Boswell does a good job of holding onto pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Mathieu van der Poel's wheel - but he is unable to overtake the Dutchman, who takes today's 3rd place! That's definitely a great result, beating many stronger puncheurs today! For pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell, it's a missed chance for sure - but more hilly stages are scheduled!

These two come in 1'17" after the stage winner.


The two remaining breakaway riders are completely empty, but still make it to the finish line ahead of the pack. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Egan Bernal repeates yesterday's 5th place, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Aleksandar Roman takes 6th. The former loses 1'44", the latter 1'53" - that's pretty unusual so far to see such a small time gap!


The peloton is already on the closing meters as well, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Niu again leading out the sprint for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe is again very close to the front, followed by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Niu has completed his job, which means that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe is now up front! But pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil is already almost level with him, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt in 3rd position, side by side with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin.

In the middle of the road, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy is sandwiched between pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno are on the next line.

But behind, we see that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki has just been dropped, along with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador is in big troubles as well and looks completely empty - will he fall back as well?

Anyway, with all the time gaps not given so far, they probably don't really worry...


With 200m to go, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil are almost on level terms, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin almost a bike length behind!


It's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Nikias Arndt who's got most left and sprints to 7th, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe narrowly edges out pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Warren Barguil for 8th.

But who takes the final spot in the Top 10?


It's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Simon Spilak, who finishes inches ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Denys Karnulin. Let's see who else is in today's Top 20:

12. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Timofey Kritskiy
13. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Sigurd Nesset
14. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Francesco Bongiorno
15. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Jack Haig
16. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Andrew Talansky
17. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Marcus Faglum Karlsson
18. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Fabio Aru
19. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Alex Kirsch
20. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Tim Kennaugh

Still inside this group are pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Aranburu, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png McCarthy.

The pack's deficit at the finish line is 2'53" - let's see who else gets this time.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck is just about to cross the line, whereas Maglia Rosa pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is a bit further behind, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare about in between. And there's as well pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador, right between pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Van Niekerk and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Mavrikakis.

All of them get... NOT the same time as the pack! It's almost unbelievable, but the officials seem to have listened to the complaints three days ago. Here are their final times, plus some other interesting ones:

29.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck+ 3'17" (+ 24")
30.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager+ 3'17" (+ 24")
38.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador+ 3'39" (+ 46")
44.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki+ 3'48" (+ 55")
51.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Bizkarra+ 4'16" (+ 1'23")
52.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona+ 4'16" (+ 1'23")
54.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk+ 4'16" (+ 1'23")
63.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz+ 6'02" (+ 3'09")
65.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev+ 6'02" (+ 3'09")
78.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji+ 7'30" (+ 4'37")
79.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen+ 7'30" (+ 4'37")
99.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas+ 8'48" (+ 5'55")

There are definitely some riders we didn't expect losing time today, including the first and the third on that list. But this gives us some movement in the GC, as we'll see later!

But first, let's come to the stage winner, as we head over to the podium!


Congratulations, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Petr Vakoc! His sixth sense pushed him to join today's breakaway - and that was exactly the right thing to do! He was the strongest on the hill, and then he brought this one home like a champion - well done!

It was a huge performance by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Joey Rosskopf as well, but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc finally was slightly stronger. Still, the US-American gets the first podium for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Generali in this Giro - something that was expected much earlier, and by someone else. Maybe the right motivation for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak?

3rd place then goes to youngster pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Mathieu van der Poel, who already shows now what he'll be capable of in a year! Great result, as he rounds off a podium where all of the teams represented are there for the first time in this race!


For the 6th time in total and the 5th time in a row, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki receives the Maglia Rosa tonight! And at first sight, it was a good stage for the Pole, given that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Kristaps Budenieks in 2nd place lost 1'11" on him today!

However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Christian Mager, who still sits in 3rd place, gained 31" on the leader, being now 11'02" down. And after pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk fell down all the way from 4th to 14th, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig - still the best placed GC contender - trails by "only" 11'19", gaining 55" today along with most other favorites.

Still, with four rather easy stages plus a time trial coming up, it seems pretty likely that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki could still be leading by the start of the 3rd week! What a race for him and his team!

And of course, he also gets the Maglia Bianca, even for the 7th time in a row. He still leads ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Kristaps Budenieks, by 10'34" just like in the GC. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Egan Bernal's second Top 5 finish in a row makes him move up to 3rd, 17'35" back, overtaking both pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Sendeku and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Amezawa.

That's it for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki; after having lost the Maglia Ciclamino already two days ago, we also have a new KoM leader today - who will get his jersey later on.


But first it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arnaud Demare's turn! The Frenchman easily defends the points jersey once again - and the next four days will be quite decisive for his "Missione Ciclamino"! Let's see if he can increase his total score enough to be safe ahead of the brutal last week.

In 2nd place, 10 points back, we still have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Artem Nych still sits in 3rd, further 6 points down. But tomorrow, we'll again have 50 points on offer for the stage winner, so be prepared for some movement in this standing!


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Petr Vakoc not only took the stage win, he as well collected 34/36 available KoM points today - and therefore deservedly takes over the Maglia Azzurra! He now leads 8 points ahead of a quartet of riders, all totalling 26 points: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Kristaps Budenieks, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Ian Boswell and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Joey Rosskopf. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman is just two points further back, so this jersey is anything but safe currently! But it's safe for at least one more day, given that tomorrow there are only 5 points available.


In addition to the GC lead, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle still hold the lead in the team standings as well. And just like in the GC, they do so by more than 10 minutes now, leading 10'28" ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Team Puma - SAP and 10'50" ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png eBuddy. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Evonik - ELKO drop from 2nd to 5th - just 54" behind second place, though...

And that wraps up today's stage. Once more, the breakaway took this stage - but this time, it wasn't just the pack being rather slow, we also had great quality riders up front. Let's see if the sprinters will take their chance tomorrow, or if we'll get an 8th straight breakaway win! See you then!


1Petr VakocISA - Hexacta5h46'11
2Joey RosskopfGeneralis.t.
3Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni+ 1'17
4Ian BoswelleBuddys.t.
5Egan BernalPolar+ 1'44
6Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized+ 1'53
7Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAP+ 2'53
8Rein TaaramäeAker - MOTs.t.
9Warren BarguilMoser - Sygics.t.
10Simon SpilakGeneralis.t.
11Denys KarnulinGazelles.t.
12Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
13Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersks.t.
14Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKAs.t.
15Jack HaigBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
16Andrew TalanskyGeneralis.t.
17Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
18Fabio ArueBuddys.t.
19Alex KirschEA Vesuvios.t.
20Tim KennaughcycleYorkshires.t.
21Rafael VallsAegon - Peronis.t.
22Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
23Rafael ReisKing Powers.t.
24Alex AranburuAker - MOTs.t.
25William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKOs.t.
26Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoos.t.
27Jay McCarthycycleYorkshires.t.
28Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvio+ 3'17
29Andy SchleckEA Vesuvios.t.
30Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
31Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
32Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersks.t.
33Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 3'27
34Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvios.t.
35Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 3'33
36Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
37Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 3'39
38Andrei AmadorTeam UBSs.t.
39Michail MavrikakisFestina - OAKAs.t.
40Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA+ 3'48
41Louis VervaekeGazelles.t.
42Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOTs.t.
43Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
44Kamil MaleckiGazelles.t.
45Tobias LudvigssonGeneralis.t.
46Anatoliy SosnitskiyGazelles.t.
47Sean McKennaMoser - Sygics.t.
48Rafel MajkaeBuddys.t.
49Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshires.t.
50Jose GoncalvesTeam UBSs.t.
51Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized+ 4'16
52Winner AnaconaISA - Hexactas.t.
53Tao Geoghegan HartGazelles.t.
54Steven KruijswijkGazelles.t.
55Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 4'59
56Marcel AreggerTeam Puma - SAP+ 5'10
57Jorge AbreuTeam UBS+ 5'36
58Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersks.t.
59Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshires.t.
60Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
61Ian BibbyGazelles.t.
62Coen VermeltfoorteBuddys.t.
63Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 6'02
64Cyril BarthePolars.t.
65Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specializeds.t.
66Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio+ 6'43
67Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersks.t.
68Peter VelitsAegon - Peronis.t.
69Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO+ 7'03
70Benjamin DyballGeneralis.t.
71Hsuan Ping HsuKing Powers.t.
72Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKOs.t.
73Jose FernandesGeneralis.t.
74Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKOs.t.
75Peter PruusAker - MOTs.t.
76Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKOs.t.
77Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power+ 7'30
78Jianhua JiISA - Hexactas.t.
79Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersks.t.
80Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
81Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKOs.t.
82Thery SchirTeam UBS+ 7'54
83Ion IzagirrePolars.t.
84Nikolaos IoannidisFestina - OAKAs.t.
85Giulio CicconeAegon - Peronis.t.
86Thomas KoepAegon - Peronis.t.
87Kai ReusRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
88Dayer QuintanaAker - MOTs.t.
89Neilson PowlessGazelles.t.
90Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
91Artem NychPolars.t.
92Tobias FossAker - MOTs.t.
93Guillaume MartinAir France - KLMs.t.
94Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKAs.t.
95Ivan Garcia CortinaPolars.t.
96Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersks.t.
97Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 8'20
98Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexacta+ 8'29
99Jonathan SalinasAir France - KLM+ 8'48
100Andreas VangstadAker - MOT+ 8'53
101Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvios.t.
102Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
103Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygics.t.
104Chris HarperBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
105Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
106Andres PaezAir France - KLMs.t.
107Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLM+ 9'36
108Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized+ 10'05
109Lennard HofstedeeBuddys.t.
110Matthew HolmescycleYorkshires.t.
111Piter CamperoISA - Hexactas.t.
112Gregory DanielIsostar - Specializeds.t.
113Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexactas.t.
114Kamil GradekIsostar - Specializeds.t.
115Lars BoomAegon - Peronis.t.
116Jacob SalconeRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
117Nicolas EdetAir France - KLMs.t.
118Rhys GillettGrieg-Maersks.t.
119Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoos.t.
120Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specializeds.t.
121Getachew SendekuISA - Hexactas.t.
122Nathan BrownGenerali+ 10'36
123Artur GrigrianTeam UBSs.t.
124Ioannis SpanopoulosFestina - OAKAs.t.
125Nikita NovikovTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
126Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire+ 11'51
127Ryan MullenPolar+ 11'58
128Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 12'12
129Timothy RoeBennelong - Mitchelton+ 12'17
130Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexactas.t.
131Sebastien IvarsTeam UBSs.t.
132Ka Hoo FungKing Powers.t.
133Yuttana ManoKing Powers.t.
134Valerio ContieBuddys.t.
135Aleksey RybalkinTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
136Michal KukrleMoser - Sygic+ 14'03
137Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 14'14
138Bob JungelsEA Vesuvios.t.
139Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
140Daniil FominykhTeam UBSs.t.
141Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
142Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
143Guy SagivTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
144Hugo HofstetterGrieg-Maersks.t.
145Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygics.t.
146Nejc KosicVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
147Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoos.t.
148Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
149Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
150Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 15'01
151Sergey LuchshenkoIndosat Ooredoos.t.
152Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 15'16
153Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygic+ 15'39
154Elia VivianiKing Power+ 16'42
155Bas Van der KooijeBuddy+ 17'01
156Daniel TurekMoser - Sygics.t.
157Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
158Peter KennaughAir France - KLM+ 17'34
159Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 22'44
160Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
161Danny Van PoppeleBuddy+ 24'04
162Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKOs.t.
163Michael HepburnMoser - Sygics.t.
164Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
165Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoos.t.
166Anton VorobevTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 24'39
167Abdul GaniIndosat Ooredoo+ 24'53
168Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA+ 24'58
169Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
170Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 25'26
171Kenneth VanbilsenLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
172Victor CampenaertsVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
173Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire+ 25'51
174Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 25'56
175Chun Wing LeungKing Powers.t.
176Frederik FrisonAegon - Peroni+ 27'32
177Iliyan KolevIsostar - Specialized+ 27'45
178Phan Age HaugardVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
179Glenn O'SheaBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
180Justin WolfIndosat Ooredoos.t.
181Dennis Van WindenKing Power+ 28'18
182Andrea Dal ColTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 32'24
183Kiril YatsevichTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
184Simon ClarkeAir France - KLMs.t.
185Bambang SuryadiIndosat Ooredoo+ 35'05
186Silvan DillierTeam UBS+ 35'10
187Jay MajorAir France - KLM+ 38'57
188Thomas BoudatcycleYorkshire+ 43'21



1Kamil MaleckiGazelle38h30'15
2Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 10'34
3Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP+ 11'02
4Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton+ 11'19
5Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 11'25
6Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic+ 11'37
7Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT+ 11'41
8Rafael ReisKing Power+ 11'47
9Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 11'54
10Andrew TalanskyGenerali+ 11'55
11Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKA+ 11'59
12Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk+ 12'02
13Denys KarnulinGazelle+ 12'05
14Steven KruijswijkGazelles.t.
15Rafael VallsAegon - Peroni+ 12'13
16Andy SchleckEA Vesuvio+ 12'28
17Fabio ArueBuddy+ 12'36
18Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAP+ 12'38
19William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO+ 12'41
20Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 12'48
21Andrei AmadorTeam UBSs.t.
22Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized+ 13'04
23Tim KennaughcycleYorkshire+ 13'11
24Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoo+ 14'02
25Petr VakocISA - Hexacta+ 14'13
26Alex KirschEA Vesuvio+ 14'29
27Simon SpilakGenerali+ 15'35
28Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic+ 15'44
29Jorge AbreuTeam UBS+ 16'28
30Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specialized+ 17'25
31Egan BernalPolar+ 17'35
32Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton+ 18'08
33Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP+ 18'13
34Ian BoswelleBuddy+ 18'26
35Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersk+ 19'12
36Anatoliy SosnitskiyGazelle+ 19'37
37Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOTs.t.
38Jonathan SalinasAir France - KLM+ 19'42
39Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk+ 19'48
40Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA+ 19'57
41Lars BoomAegon - Peroni+ 20'07
42Tao Geoghegan HartGazelle+ 20'08
43Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta+ 20'19
44Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAP+ 20'22
45Jay McCarthycycleYorkshire+ 20'36
46Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni+ 21'06
47Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 21'12
48Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 21'15
49Winner AnaconaISA - Hexacta+ 22'01
50Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized+ 22'25
51Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni+ 22'40
52Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peronis.t.
53Michail MavrikakisFestina - OAKA+ 23'05
54Louis VervaekeGazelle+ 23'07
55Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKO+ 23'26
56Tobias LudvigssonGenerali+ 23'32
57Giulio CicconeAegon - Peroni+ 23'54
58Rafel MajkaeBuddy+ 24'06
59Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio+ 24'10
60Peter PruusAker - MOT+ 24'50
61Alex AranburuAker - MOT+ 24'55
62Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power+ 24'57
63Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 25'00
64Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire+ 25'58
65Joey RosskopfGenerali+ 26'44
66Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO+ 26'48
67Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKO+ 26'53
68Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 27'03
69Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk+ 27'35
70Jianhua JiISA - Hexacta+ 27'47
71Jose GoncalvesTeam UBS+ 28'40
72Dayer QuintanaAker - MOT+ 29'04
73Andreas VangstadAker - MOT+ 29'06
74Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 29'15
75Benjamin DyballGenerali+ 29'56
76Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKO+ 30'11
77Nathan BrownGenerali+ 30'20
78Neilson PowlessGazelle+ 30'31
79Guillaume MartinAir France - KLM+ 30'35
80Valerio ContieBuddy+ 30'51
81Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire+ 31'10
82Thery SchirTeam UBS+ 31'11
83Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cycling+ 31'31
84Ian BibbyGazelle+ 31'35
85Nikolaos IoannidisFestina - OAKA+ 32'19
86Cyril BarthePolar+ 32'33
87Ioannis SpanopoulosFestina - OAKA+ 32'39
88Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP+ 32'41
89Matthew HolmescycleYorkshire+ 32'52
90Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO+ 32'56
91Ion IzagirrePolar+ 33'30
92Thomas KoepAegon - Peroni+ 33'42
93Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLM+ 33'43
94Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 33'53
95Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio+ 34'21
96Jose FernandesGeneralis.t.
97Yuttana ManoKing Power+ 34'45
98Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKA+ 35'01
99Aleksey RybalkinTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 35'20
100Artur GrigrianTeam UBS+ 35'38
101Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized+ 35'43
102Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power+ 36'34
103Lennard HofstedeeBuddy+ 37'42
104Timothy RoeBennelong - Mitchelton+ 38'04
105Ka Hoo FungKing Power+ 38'15
106Tobias FossAker - MOT+ 39'44
107Nikita NovikovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 40'37
108Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 41'05
109Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshire+ 41'50
110Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAP+ 42'01
111Coen VermeltfoorteBuddy+ 42'58
112Marcel AreggerTeam Puma - SAP+ 43'31
113Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexacta+ 44'13
114Sergey LuchshenkoIndosat Ooredoo+ 44'40
115Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 44'51
116Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 45'05
117Jacob SalconeRakuten Pro Cycling+ 45'59
118Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 46'26
119Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 46'57
120Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvio+ 47'20
121Artem NychPolar+ 48'00
122Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvio+ 48'02
123Guy SagivTeam Puma - SAP+ 48'19
124Sebastien IvarsTeam UBS+ 48'38
125Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specialized+ 50'22
126Rhys GillettGrieg-Maersk+ 51'27
127Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar+ 51'37
128Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexacta+ 51'58
129Gregory DanielIsostar - Specialized+ 52'20
130Bob JungelsEA Vesuvio+ 54'07
131Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygic+ 54'24
132Kai ReusRakuten Pro Cycling+ 55'29
133Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexacta+ 56'45
134Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitchelton+ 56'56
135Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 57'25
136Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersk+ 59'21
137Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 59'33
138Nicolas EdetAir France - KLM+ 1h01'24
139Piter CamperoISA - Hexacta+ 1h01'34
140Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygic+ 1h02'13
141Ryan MullenPolar+ 1h02'30
142Daniil FominykhTeam UBS+ 1h03'42
143Elia VivianiKing Power+ 1h04'04
144Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO+ 1h04'37
145Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 1h05'07
146Michal KukrleMoser - Sygic+ 1h05'17
147Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygics.t.
148Bas Van der KooijeBuddy+ 1h06'08
149Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 1h06'17
150Anton VorobevTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1h06'44
151Hugo HofstetterGrieg-Maersk+ 1h07'23
152Kamil GradekIsostar - Specialized+ 1h08'33
153Michael HepburnMoser - Sygic+ 1h09'50
154Peter KennaughAir France - KLM+ 1h10'41
155Abdul GaniIndosat Ooredoo+ 1h11'45
156Nejc KosicVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 1h11'51
157Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoo+ 1h14'24
158Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersk+ 1h15'03
159Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 1h17'16
160Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire+ 1h18'28
161Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h18'32
162Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling+ 1h18'36
163Danny Van PoppeleBuddy+ 1h20'59
164Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h21'07
165Daniel TurekMoser - Sygic+ 1h23'45
166Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 1h29'00
167Andrea Dal ColTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1h35'56
168Kenneth VanbilsenLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h37'05
169Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 1h37'47
170Chun Wing LeungKing Power+ 1h38'30
171Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitchelton+ 1h39'00
172Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h42'56
173Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA+ 1h42'59
174Frederik FrisonAegon - Peroni+ 1h51'16
175Simon ClarkeAir France - KLM+ 1h53'16
176Justin WolfIndosat Ooredoo+ 1h56'40
177Dennis Van WindenKing Power+ 1h57'50
178Kiril YatsevichTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1h58'49
179Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo+ 1h59'16
180Glenn O'SheaBennelong - Mitchelton+ 2h01'09
181Victor CampenaertsVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 2h07'07
182Iliyan KolevIsostar - Specialized+ 2h11'06
183Phan Age HaugardVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 2h15'59
184Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 2h17'12
185Jay MajorAir France - KLM+ 2h19'12
186Silvan DillierTeam UBS+ 2h25'08
187Bambang SuryadiIndosat Ooredoo+ 2h25'35
188Thomas BoudatcycleYorkshire+ 2h29'08



1Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP82
2Kamil MaleckiGazelle72
3Artem NychPolar66
4Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized61
5Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotify50
6Peter KennaughAir France - KLM50
7Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO47
8Petr VakocISA - Hexacta47
9Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT44
10Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized40
11Cyril BarthePolar39
12Valerio ContieBuddy34
13Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni32
14Danny Van PoppeleBuddy31
15Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power30
16Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specialized30
17Egan BernalPolar30
18Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton28
19Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygic28
20Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO26
21Joey RosskopfGenerali26
22Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexacta26
23Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo26
24Ian BoswelleBuddy25
25Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton24
26Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitchelton24
27Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic23
28Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAP23
29Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA23
30Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam23
31Simon SpilakGenerali22
32Lars BoomAegon - Peroni21
33Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cycling20
34Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized19
35Ka Hoo FungKing Power19
36Andrew TalanskyGenerali18
37Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKA18
38Steven KruijswijkGazelle17
39Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta17
40Yuttana ManoKing Power17
41Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio17
42Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT16
43Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha15
44Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic15
45Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar15
46Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling15
47Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton13
48Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO13
49Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKO12
50Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP11
51Lennard HofstedeeBuddy11
52Gregory DanielIsostar - Specialized10
53Daniel TurekMoser - Sygic10
54William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO9
55Andreas VangstadAker - MOT9
56Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexacta9
57Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire8
58Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT7
59Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam7
60Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA7
61Denys KarnulinGazelle6
62Alex AranburuAker - MOT6
63Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA6
64Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygic6
65Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo6
66Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling6
67Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersk6
68Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling5
69Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire5
70Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk4
71Andy SchleckEA Vesuvio4
72Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexacta4
73Max KanterEA Vesuvio4
74Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam4
75Andrei AmadorTeam UBS3
76Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO2
77Ryan MullenPolar2
78Jorge AbreuTeam UBS1
79Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAP1



1Petr VakocISA - Hexacta34
2Kamil MaleckiGazelle26
3Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO26
4Ian BoswelleBuddy26
5Joey RosskopfGenerali26
6Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized24
7Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized18
8Egan BernalPolar16
9Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cycling16
10Steven KruijswijkGazelle14
11Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni14
12Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic10
13Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized10
14Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta8
15Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO8
16Ka Hoo FungKing Power8
17Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam7
18Jorge AbreuTeam UBS6
19Cyril BarthePolar6
20Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA5
21Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo5
22Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam5
23Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP4
24Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton4
25Valerio ContieBuddy4
26Matthew HolmescycleYorkshire4
27Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKO4
28Lars BoomAegon - Peroni3
29Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton3
30Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO3
31Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT2
32Yuttana ManoKing Power2
33Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotify1
34Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling1



1Kamil MaleckiGazelle38h30'15
2Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 10'34
3Egan BernalPolar+ 17'35
4Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT+ 19'38
5Tao Geoghegan HartGazelle+ 20'08
6Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta+ 20'19
7Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni+ 21'06
8Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized+ 22'25
9Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 22'40
10Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKO+ 23'26
11Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio+ 24'10
12Alex AranburuAker - MOT+ 24'55
13Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire+ 25'58
14Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 27'03
15Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk+ 27'35
16Neilson PowlessGazelle+ 30'31
17Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire+ 31'10
18Cyril BarthePolar+ 32'33
19Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP+ 32'41
20Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 33'53
21Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio+ 34'21
22Jose FernandesGenerali+ 34'21
23Yuttana ManoKing Power+ 34'45
24Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power+ 36'34
25Ka Hoo FungKing Power+ 38'15
26Tobias FossAker - MOT+ 39'44
27Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 41'05
28Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAP+ 42'01
29Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 44'51
30Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 45'05
31Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 46'26
32Artem NychPolar+ 48'00
33Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar+ 51'37
34Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 57'25
35Bas Van der KooijeBuddy+ 1h06'08
36Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 1h06'17
37Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 1h17'16
38Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire+ 1h18'28
39Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h18'32
40Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h21'07
41Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 1h42'56
42Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 2h17'12
43Jay MajorAir France - KLM+ 2h19'12


2Team Puma - SAP+ 10'28
3eBuddy+ 10'50
4cycleYorkshire+ 11'03
5Evonik - ELKO+ 11'22
6Aegon - Peroni+ 13'33
7Isostar - Specialized+ 14'52
8Grieg-Maersk+ 19'39
9Aker - MOT+ 21'38
10Generali+ 23'03
11Bennelong - Mitchelton+ 23'31
12ISA - Hexacta+ 23'37
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