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Giro d'Italia - Stage 19
Fabianski
Giro d'Italia

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Stage 19 / 21: Mountainous, 235.5km

Gravellona Toce - Cervinia

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Ladies and gentlemen - the day of truth of the 2020 Giro d'Italia is upon us! Welcome to Gravellona Toce, where the riders will start to this year's queen stage in a few minutes! Not only will we have three category 1 climbs on the final 85 kilometers - with a total length of over 230 kilometers, this stage is the second longest of the whole race!

But before we'll go into the details of the three big climbs, let's first talk about today's start location. Founded in prehistorical ages, this former settlement grew into a small city of about 8,000 inhabitants. It's a neighboring city to yesterday's arrival location Verbania, but is not itself located on the lakeside. The ruins of the Castello del Motto are among the main sights in this location, along with quite a few churches.

From here, the riders will first have a few flat kilometers to warm up, riding first along the Strona river, then along the eastern lakeside of Lago d'Orta, before heading westwards to Cossato, Biella and then Mongrando.

They will then tackle the first climb of the day - just 3rd category, so that will just be kind of a warm-up. However, reaching the top of Passo de la Serra after 86.5km means that there's still a long way to go until they actually reach the mountains.

After the descent, we'll reach the intermediate sprint in Pont-Saint-Martin, after 105.4km. And no, we're not in France, despite the French-looking name - it's the entry of the Aosta Valley, where we'll stay for the rest of the day, and where the cities have French names.

And finally, after about 120 kilometers, we'll slowly be approaching the mountains. The short hill up to Saint-Vincent marks the start of a hilly terrain, with the riders then passing through Châtillon, Arlier and Fénis before finally reaching Lillaz - after about 150km.

There, the fun - or the suffering, depending on the perspective - starts! First comes the climb up to Vallon de Saint-Barthélemy, with a category 1 KoM sprint after 169.3 kilometers. As you can see on the map, the riders have to do kind of an extra lap just to include this mountain - let's see what they make out of this one!

The descent then leads them down to Chambave, with only a short counterslope towards the end of the downhill. Next on the menu is category 1 climb number two: Col de Saint-Panthaléon! Yet another ascent of more than 15 kilometers in length - and probably the hardest one of the day. But the mountain top after 107.1km isn't the end of today's menu...

Because the dessert is yet to come: A rather short downhill to Anthey - St. André - and then the final climb up to Cervinia! This ski resort at the foot of the Matterhorn (Italian: Cervino) has already seen several decisive Giro stages arriving there - will the 2020 Giro be decided on this final incline of the day, too?

We'll see; so far, the top climbers weren't too aggressive - maybe they saved all their energy for today's queen stage! More than 4,700m of elevation gain testify of the difficulties ahead - but as we've seen in the last days, it's the riders who make a stage difficult or not, and not just the profile.

Will pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki amaze us another time and defend the Maglia Rosa in Cervinia? Or will he have to hand over the jersey after exactly two weeks in the race lead? If so, it will likely be one of today's stage favorites succeeding him on top of the GC - but it's far from sure that one of them will also take the stage win, given the many breakaway successes so far (12/16).

Let's still take a quick look at whom the bookmakers see on top of the queen stage: we know them, of course: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak. If any of the former two indeed wins the stage, he should have good chances of taking the Maglia Rosa, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak would need a stellar day to do so. But pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador can climb very well, too - just as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno - and that's by far not all great climbers on this list! Let's see what happens - and let's hope for a really, really exciting queen stage!


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Although it's not the most beautiful day of the race, there's no rain, no wind - perfect conditions! Before the action really starts, let's take a look at our four special jersey wearers:

Maglia Rosapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki
Maglia Azzurrapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Aleksandar Roman
Maglia Ciclaminopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arnaud Demare
Maglia Biancapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Egan Bernal (in pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki's stead)


Let's see if anything changes today, as it's the 7th day the jerseys are on the same shoulders (not completely right for the U25 jersey, as different riders wore it in the leader's stead).


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It takes five kilometers until we have the first attacker, who is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal is chasing hard, followed by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev - but there's no real gap to the rest of the peloton so far.


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However, this changed quickly, and so we now have 6 men up front. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schir try to catch up with them, by the shores of Lago d'Orta.


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It isn't over yet: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji launches the next breakaway attempt, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson trying to follow.

So far, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona is in a very promising position in terms of KoM standings, as neither pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman nor pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz have tried to join the breakaway so far - winning a single 1st category KoM sprint would then be enough for him to take the lead! Let's see if we get a reaction.


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Not yet - but we have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell on the attack, who currently is 5th in the KoM standings, 30 points off the lead.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh is a regular attacker by now, whereas pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin dares to try again after having completely cracked on his stage 16 attempt.


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Still no reaction from either pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman or pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz - maybe they're betting on the pack to reel in the escapees before the first KoM sprint?

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen however think it's still worth a try, being numbers 15 and 16 trying to go clear.


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So far, the pack seems to be more or less content with the situation. Apparently, it's just pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveira who isn't; when he leads, the gap drops by a few seconds, when he falls back the deficit goes up again. Right now, it's hovering around just 1'30".

All but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen have caught up with the leading group - where the pace goes up as well now.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka seems to be rather impatient, as he thinks closing the gap together with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen takes too long. So he leaves the Norwegian behind.


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And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka indeed makes it to the front rather quickly, making it a leading group of 15 riders. With the lead above 3 minutes, we probably have found the Breakaway of the Day - the only open question is with or without pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen, who already trails by more than a minute now.

But let's just count him in as we take a closer look at the escapees. Once more, we have almost exclusively good to very good climbers, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell being the only exception. Today's ascents will probably be much too long for the puncheur.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona form a very strong duo for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png ISA - Hexacta, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson, who both match their climbing skills, are on their own. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns then are next - at least on paper.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev, yesterday's runner-up pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schir are all about equally strong in the mountains - with the latter representing one out of only two teams without a single stage podium so far. Can he change that for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Team UBS?

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal are slightly behind the others considering their climbing skills - but the latter has had a really good race so far, wearing the white jersey and having taken a stage podium yesterday. By the way, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal is the only unmaxed rider in this group, being even just level 3...

We definitely should take a look at current GC positions as well, as some riders will even be trying to enter the Top 10:

10.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset+ 9'56"
13.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh+ 11'25"
15.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal+ 12'42"
17.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson+ 13'45"
18.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes+ 14'22"


Which means that both pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal are already inside the virtual Top 10 with the current gap!

And in terms of KoM points, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona is in a great position now, being only 14 points down on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman, with only pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell in serious contention as well from this group (-30 points). Let's see if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman took a bad choice when he decided not to join the breakaway!


And finally, let's get an overview of all these riders:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anaconapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Jipcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlssonpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majkapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswellpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalnspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinaspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaughpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayevpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schirpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iinopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernalpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen



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Well, we can probably definitely cancel pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen from this list, as he's losing more and more time. Although he's still extending his lead on the peloton, he's already two minutes behind the front group, and he really looks tired - the upcoming hills surely won't favor him.


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Now it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naud showing a similar behavior as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Oliveira did earlier - as soon as the pack's deficit grows above 5 minutes, he brings it down below, then stops chasing - only to see it go up again. Repeating again and again.


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Just before the leaders start the short hill up to Biella, we have a long straight road where we can see everyone. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen now is exactly mid-way between the two groups - 2'30" behind the leaders, 2'30" ahead of the pack. He'd rather abandon this waste of energy...


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First puncture of the day. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Cavagna is the unlucky fellow who has to wait for his team car. However, he makes it back a little later without too much effort.


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After the descent from Biella, the breakaway will shortly tackle the warm-up climb to Passo de la Serra. Not even 5% steep on average, this really shouldn't be a problem for anyone. Still, 6 points are on offer for the first on top!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson leads the group on the first slopes of this incline. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen has almost been swallowed by the pack, being just a minute ahead. The gap between peloton and escapees is still hovering around 5 minutes.


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The climb goes by rather uneventfully - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal then launches the sprint with just 700m to go! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona is in second last position and surely won't score here, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell is next to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes, in 3rd or 4th position.


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That's a close call between pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell! The US-American apparently crossed the line a tad earlier, getting the points maximum:

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - 6 (38)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal - 4 (24)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes - 2 (4)

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell has now overtaken pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc (34 points) and moves up to 4th - but he's still 24 points behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Leung finally catches pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen, with 2 kilomters of climbing to go for the peloton.


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A few minutes later, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Eislers leads the bunch across the top. Their current deficit is 5'12" - let's see how that changes on the descent.


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While the pack has just left the tunnel and has most of the downhill still ahead, the breakaway has already hit the valley - where the road will lead them slightly upwards to the intermediate sprint now.


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And here they already are, having reached Pont-Saint-Martin, the entrance to the Valle d'Aosta. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal takes full points today.

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal - 10 (83)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes - 6 (9)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev - 4 (35)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh - 2 (27)
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson - 1 (1)


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The pack has very slightly picked up the pace, with the gap now at 4'45". Heavy worker pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Naud leads them into the Aosta Valley.


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The escapees have now reached the first of three consecutive hills, this one leading up to Saint-Vincent. It's a great terrain to warm up the climbing legs!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Generali have now decided that it's time to seriously start chasing, after the deficit went up to 5'20". They bring it down by 30" in no time, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Fernandes taking turns.


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Second hill for the breakaway, who now loses time pretty fast. Less than 4'30" remaining - and the real climbing is only about to start. 13 more kilometers to Lillaz.


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No, not again! It's unbelievable, but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis is the first rider to lose contact with the peloton! There was no notification about a technical issue whatsoever - he simply dropped out of the bunch! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Hsu is waiting for him - but it's really just inexplicable what happens here!


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Of course, the pack is now moving really fast, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Vangstad, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Pruus and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Castrillo taking over up front - but that's still no explication why a top climber should simply fall off! Well...

By the way, the pack has reduced the gap to 3'40" on this second hill.


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It's no surprise that other riders were dropped on this undulating parcours, but there are no other big names among them. And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis is even struggling to keep up with his teammates! I mean, he isn't a great flat rider - but not a slouch, either! Really... strange.


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But let's turn our focus on what will be upon the breakaway in a few moments - the Vallon de Saint-Barthélemy! Luckily for the riders, the steepest slopes come first, when they still should have enough energy to tackle them. And with just above 6%, it isn't a steep climb by any means - but a long one. There are some short flat parts, where they might be able to slightly recover - but with three such climbs ahead now, it will be a war of attrition!


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And here we go! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh leads the group on these first slopes, while the chasing pack is just on the last few flat meters of today's stage!


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The climb is on for the pack as well! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Castrillo, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Pruus, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Vangstad, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Foss and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Aker - MOT have built up their train! But all other GC contenders (bar pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis unfortunately) are close to the front of the pack - will we already see an attack on this first mountain?

The breakaway's lead is down to 3'10" - let's see if they can make it over the top, or if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman or pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz will try to catch them before to get the points!


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At least, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis is back in the pack. But it's a long way to go until he arrives up front - let's hope for him that no gaps open before!


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But that hope was in vain... After being on the right side of the first split - in which most of the sprinters and time trialists were dropped - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis is caught behind on this one. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Conti is the last rider hanging onto the peloton.

Let's not forget that we still have a breakaway group up front - with their lead cut down to 2'24" currently.


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More and more riders are falling off - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Barthe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Niu are among the latest ones, but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Izagirre has been dropped, too. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis is in the group at the end of the U-turn.


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The pace in the pack eventually was too high for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare as well. But the time limit shouldn't be a concern for him, so his jersey won't be endangered today.

90 riders remain up front, including all GC and stage favorites bar pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis.


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Up front, it's surprisingly pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji who is dropped first. Sure, the Chinese did do a lot of work, but he still should be able to keep up as long as someone like pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell. But well, low resistance hurts on long climbs...

2 minutes of advantage left for the group!


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Even though the pack once again slows down as the helpers are starting to tire, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji is eventually caught and soon left behind. 76 riders remain in the peloton, trailing the leaders by 2'55" now.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis has just passed pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare further behind - which would be great news in a mass sprint finish, but definitely not on a mountain stage.


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Five kilometers to go until the top - and now it's indeed pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell who has to let go! He did what he could, collecting 6 KoM points and working in the group for his teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka - but this climb just was too long for him. And there are still 5 kilometers to go...


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5 kilometers to the top now as well for the peloton, from which pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen has been dropped - the most notable name so far besides pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji. Only 66 riders remain in the big group - even though they're still riding slower than the breakaway! The gap has gone up to 3'35".


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Up front, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson launches the sprint with about 1km of climbing to go. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev is the next rider to be dropped - but given his good downhill skills, he might catch up again on the long descent!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson just pulls his move through, taking maximum points on top of Vallon de Saint-Barthélemy. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona didn't even try to follow this move - being seemingly uninterested in the KoM standings!

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson - 16 (16)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh - 12 (22)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot - 10 (12)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino - 8 (8)
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes - 6 (10)
6. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin - 4 (10)
7. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns - 2 (2)

None of these is a real danger for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman's jersey - if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona continues to ignore the points and if the pack doesn't catch the breakaway, the Serb will likely keep the Maglia Azzurra despite not being on the attack today!


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The pack finally reached the top 5'37" behind the leaders! So they lost more than three minutes on the second half of the climb - once again an underwhelming performace - or a great show by the breakaway?

Underwhelming is true as well for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Aru, who has lost contact on the last meters of the ascent, being in this group together with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Campero, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Roe, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Harper, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Vangstad and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Spanopoulos. Only 50 riders remain in the pack - however, this group should be able to catch up again on the downhill.


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And so they did, bringing the headcount up to 57. Meanwhile, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis is now leading the first chasing group, "only" 1'36" behind the pack! Can he make an amazing return? He'll have to hope that the peloton's speed isn't too high on the descent, though.


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Up front, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev has almost made the catch - but then there's that short counterslope where he just hasn't enough punch to jump to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schir's wheel.

Meanhile, the pack has finally caught pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell on the descent, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Fernandes pushing hard, almost dropping some riders on that downhill!
 
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Giro d'Italia

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Stage 19 / 21: Mountainous, 235.5km

Gravellona Toce - Cervinia

Part 2 / 3



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While the escapees are on the final downhill slopes, let's take a look at the next climb. The Col de Saint-Panthaléon is 700m shorter than the Vallon de Saint-Barthélemy, but 1% steeper on average. Plus, the section with the highest gradient is on the final two kilometers, so that will definitely be a test for the riders' legs!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis is still leading this group all the way, but this counterslope definitely hurts him - especially given that the pack pretty much sprinted across! He's again 2 minutes down - but at least the morale still seems to be fine.


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Meanwhile, his teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot leads the breakaway into the day's toughest climb. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev has almost made the catch at the end of the descent - will he be able to hold on?


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The peloton is now about to tackle that ascent as well. We still have a very impressive presence of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle riders in the peloton - all bar pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin, who is in the breakaway group, are still in the 58-rider pack!

They start the climb with a deficit of 4'24", having gained slightly more than a minute on the downhill.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis has left behind the group, as he didn't get any help anyway. But it's still quite some distance to go - and he has to hope that the pace will stay as low as it was on the previous climb!


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But they seem to climb pretty fast, as some riders are already dropped from the bunch after the first kilometers. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Harper and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Roe are right ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis now, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Grigrian and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Spanopoulos have just lost contact. 54 riders are left in the big group.


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However, the headcount quickly goes down further, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Aru is now dropped for good, together with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Vangstad, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Brown and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Campero, who is a few meters further behind.

And the pace is really high, as the breakaway's lead has dropped to 2'47" on the first five kilometers of the climb!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev did indeed make the catch - but he's now falling behind again. This time, there are more than 10 kilometers of climbing left - it's hard to see him come back once more.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Ludvigsson was setting a high pace for most of the climb so far - but he's clearly tiring now. The pack's deficit is now rather constant, around 2'30". 11 kilometers uphill to go for them. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Ioannidis has just been dropped as well, leaving 48 riders in what once was the peloton.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman now has to hope that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz doesn't score on this stage, as the Serb will very likely not gain any points today. He's dropped along with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png McKenna and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Goncalves, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Fernandes and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl are still fighting to keep in touch.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Blums is leading the pack with still 9.5km of climbing to go, while his teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Budenieks is at the end of the group. 41 riders are in this group, whereof many are starting to look really tired.

The deficit on the leading group is still 2'25", while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev is already in sight and will be caught soon.


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And we have the next group of 7 riders who can't keep up with the pack any more: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Aranburu, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sergis, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Canty, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Abreu, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Dyball, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Mavrikakis and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Budenieks. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Fernandes are behind them, having lost their battle to keep contact.

35 riders are still in the group after pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev has been caught, thereof all GC contenders bar pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis and those who are in the breakaway.


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And that breakaway is reduced by one member, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schir has to let go. It will probably be yet another day without a podium for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Team UBS - except if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador finally finds his best climbing legs!


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The pace in the peloton slows down a little, making the deficit again go up to 3 minutes. Still, it's too high for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Van Niekerk.


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The rest of the climb then goes by without any more riders losing contact. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson launches his attack for the KoM points very early, with 1.8km still to go - just in the steepest parts of the climb!


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However, he isn't able to go clear, and with 1.1km to the top, it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin accelerating! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes are very attentive, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona aren't able to keep up!


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And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin gets a small gap with 700m of climbing left! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot are the strongest of the group, the others being unable to follow this attack!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin's move was really strong, and it's rewarded by maximum points on top of Col de Saint-Panthaléon!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson gets a good amount of points again, too, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes are struggling to keep up with the Swedish champion!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal have lost 1'40" on this final kilometer of the climb! It looks like 5 riders are still in the race for the stage win - if the peloton doesn't finally decide to clearly speed up!

Here is the full points distribution on top of Col de Saint-Panthaléon:

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin - 16 (26)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson - 12 (28)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot - 10 (22)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes - 8 (18)
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns - 6 (8)
6. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino - 4 (12)
7. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh - 2 (24)

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin have now entered the Top 10 of the KoM standings with the points gained today - but none of them will be able to take the jersey today.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona look really tired as they finally arrive on the mountaintop, 2'13" behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin. Maybe the fantastic view of the Matterhorn can motivate them to at least catch up with the next group!

And no, they don't have to climb all the way up to that mountain - just to its foot, in Cervinia.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schir, although trailing by 4'50" already, is still ahead of the pack, which has slowed down incredibly! He can still see all of his former companions ahead on the road - as well as the road leading up to Cervinia.


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Finally, the peloton arrives on top! The clock displays a deficit of 6'38" as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Blums crosses the line! That's four minutes more than the minimum on that climb - nobody wanted to take even the least amount of risk, hence likely once more losing out on a possible stage win!

And you have surely noticed that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is still easily following, protected by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Powless. Only one climb to hold on!


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At least, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis has now found some pretty good company. KoM leader pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman is in this group, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits definitely isn't a slouch on the uphills, either. But that won't be much of a consolation for him, as he trails the race lead by 9'23", and the pack by almost 3 minutes now... What on earth happened there, I'm still wondering...


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The head of the race will soon reach the junction marking the start of the climb to Cervinia. In terms of length, it's between the two other category 1 mountains - but it's the easiest of the day. Especially the first 8 kilometers are mostly more of a false flat than a real climb, with just one steeper section.

The steepest slopes then follow after about half of the distance, with the climb however again easing off towards the top. Had it been an isolated climb, we probably wouldn't see any big gaps - but with more than 30km of climbing already done, fatigue will surely play a role!


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Strong downhiller pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson has caught up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin on the descent, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes currently have a 27" gap. Let's see if they are able to re-join the leading duo!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes are indeed able to close the gap on the initial slopes, hence wasting only little energy. We now have a leading quartet - and one consisting of really good climbers!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh are trying to catch up as well, but they haven't gained a lot of time on the downhill. They're now 10" closer than they were on the mountaintop - still a long way to go!


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The situation of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas is similar, as they've only come about 18" closer to the leaders on the descent. However, they're still far ahead of the pack, so they surely will look ahead rather than behind.


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The 34-rider peloton has just started the final ascent as well, 6 minutes after pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin!

Let's see who is still inside this group:

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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaekepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Sosnitskiypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Powless
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilakpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talanskypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Ludvigsson
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirschpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleckpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Vallspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Cicconepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Carboni
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Amezawa
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Novikov
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikaipcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Costagli
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarellopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Blums
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nessetpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Iturria
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndtpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev


Most of the GC favorites still have at least one domestique with them - but what is simply amazing is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle's team work: not a single rider has been dropped, and one of them is even fighting for the stage win up front! Insane! I guess there are no more questions about who will win the team standings - and why...


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Not unexpected, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev is then the first to lose contact, having been in the breakaway all day long.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Blums is really pushing hard now, having reduced the pack's deficit by almost a minute within two kilometers!


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And we can find the reason for this - the pace up front has completely collapsed, allowing the chasing group to make good their 90" deficit. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka are still trailing by 1'14" - will they let them come back as well?

But with the pack clearly speeding up, they shouldn't start playing tactical games now up front!


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As soon as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schir is reeled in, he makes one long shift, giving all that he has left! The gap has dropped to less than 5 minutes now - but we're still waiting for the big attacks!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson decides that the pace is definitely too slow, and attacks out of the leading group! 13.8km to go - can he go solo? Or can someone respond to this move?


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The latter is the case, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns jumps away from the chasers and joins pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson up front! They've already built up a 45" lead, reaching the last flatter part of the climb.


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The pace set by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schir was too much for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Ludvigsson and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Costagli. While pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak still has luxury domestique pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky by his side, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai is now all alone!


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Meanwhile, the pace in the chasing group has dropped, allowing pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas to finally catch up with them. But this also means that the lead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns has increased - to 1'45"! Is this gap already a decisive one?

The peloton trails the leading duo by 4'39" - and therefore the chasers by less than 3 minutes.


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But the chasers have again picked up the pace, quickly bringing down the gap to one minute!


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Ten kilometers to go! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson have accelerated as well, putting again some more seconds in between themselves and the chasing group! 1'25" is the current gap.

And it's 4'47" to the pack - a great situation for the breakaway once again!


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Under the 10km arc, it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh's turn to attack! He tries to bridge the one-minute gap to the leading duo, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona has lost contact and is already out of sight!

Therefore, 7 riders remain in the chasing group: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas.


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Meanwhile, group pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis isn't even that far back, either! They are about to catch pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Ludvigsson and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Costagli has even been able to re-join, proving that the pace in the pack isn't that high anymore.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh has indeed bridged the gap - but just as he has reached the front group, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson accelerates again! The Swede just wants to do it on his own - can any of these two respond again?

The chasers are 1'38" down - can someone else imitate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and jump ahead as well?


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Attack! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck rides away from the peloton and is about to overtake pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona, who looks completely empty.

For the moment, it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Amezawa trying to keep the Luxembourger at bay - indeed, he's not the most dangerous rival of his leader pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe. Will we see some more moves?


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Up front, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson is extending his lead, which has been communicated to be already 33". pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh haven't tried to jump after him, instead just trying to find a steady pace.


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Now it's definitely over with chilling in the pack! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil launch the next attack - and now it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Carboni who's trying to chase them down!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Costagli has been dropped again in the meantime, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Blums is now in serious troubles as well! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Powless has taken the lead in the pack - it's pretty much the first time that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle are actually working to defend their GC lead!


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And they're not just working a little bit, but they're putting pretty much everyone in the chase now! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaeke, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Geoghegan Hart and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Bibby are now building the mountain train, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Powless and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Sosnitskiy don't look great anymore.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Blums and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schir have been dropped - 27 riders remain in this group!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello have already left behind the former chasing group, with the Luxembourger still holding a slight advantage over the others. Radio Tour has just announced that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot had in fact attacked from this group and is now chasing pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaeke was even too fast for the peloton and now has to wait!

To get some kind of an overview in this rather chaotic race situation, let's take a look at the current timings:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson
+ 1'08"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalnspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh
+ 1'52"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot
+ 3'05"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck
+ 3'16"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguilpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarellopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenespcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinaspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iinopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majkapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal
+ 4'23"
Peloton


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson has further extended his lead - and only 5 kilometers are remaining for him!

Behind the peloton, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Novikov and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Amezawa have been dropped, leaving pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy all alone as well!


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And this is the moment where pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe decides it's time to go! Can pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaeke follow?

And how much energy does pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki have left? He's towards the end of the group now!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson still has a good lead, but the chasers can still see him on these twisty roads! He's now 1'11" ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh - that should be enough, if he doesn't crack completely!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy has now taken the lead in the pack, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno at the other end of it. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Bibby and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Powless have just been dropped, along with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Iturria, reducing the headcount of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki's helpers to 4 - which is still by far the best anyone has now!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe hasn't been able to really break free, just holding a few seconds of advantage. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil have now joined pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck, as we can see further up the mountain.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal have lost contact with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka, and will soon be swallowed by the pack.

Just to make sure you're able to follow who is still in the peloton, here's an overview:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Maleckipcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Sosnitskiypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaekepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Geoghegan Hart
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Vallspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Cicconepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Carboni
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilakpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirschpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndtpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz



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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil has now taken command in the chasing group, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe has already passed pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas and is about to catch pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot can be seen a little further up front - and he's actually about to catch up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh, who are just hidden by the trees.


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Uh-oh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson seems to be slightly fading now! While he has extended his lead on the chasing trio (pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot has indeed made the catch) to 1'26", the group led by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil is now less than 2 minutes behind - and moving really fast!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe is 2'28" back, the remainders of the peloton - from which pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Carboni, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Sosnitskiy, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen have just been dropped - 2'52".


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This is how things look like from pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen's perspective. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Geoghegan Hart, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls are in difficulties as well, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy is still chasing after pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe - who has just joined group pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil!

So let's again take a look at the full timings - as this will be easier to get an overview:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson
+ 1'13"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalnspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaughpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot
+ 1'31"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguilpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarellopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenespcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulinpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino
+ 2'16"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilakpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amadorpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haigpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiornopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndtpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talanskypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirschpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nessetpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaekepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Cicconepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majkapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal


So only one single helper remains by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki's side - but the Pole is still looking amazingly strong! Where does he take that strength from?


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy hasn't really accelerated, but he simply rides away from pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak! Can the Russian catch pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe to retain his chances of winning his first ever GT?


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This shot gives us a great overview of the situation as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson reaches the final 3 kilometers! Don't be fooled by the 5km arc on the top left - it's completely misplaced, 3km is the correct indication!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot are about to be caught by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck, who have already reeled in pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe has pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello on his wheel, followed by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy has almost caught up with this group, whereas pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak is leading the chasing "peloton" - still including Maglia Rosa pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki!

What will happen on those final 3,000 meters? Will Cervinia be decisive for the GC once again?
 
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Stage 19 / 21: Mountainous, 235.5km

Gravellona Toce - Cervinia

Part 3 / 3



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It's still a long way to go for the Swedish champion - but at least pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson will soon leave behind the steeper slopes!

Behind, the big merger has happened, with the group now being led by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy is still sitting somewhere in between, as he doesn't seem to be able to really make the catch, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak isn't able to catch up with the Russian, either!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is dropped! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak's pace eventually was too much for the Pole, who now has to fight for every second!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno is on the wrong side of this split, too, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai and teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky are able to stay with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy has finally caught the chasing group - but in the meantime, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello have already left them behind! And with slightly more than 2 kilometers remaining, they are dangerously closing in on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson! Can the Swede hold on?

Let's just look at the current timings - especially the gap to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki will be interesting:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson
+ 19"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguilpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello
+ 46"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleckpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenespcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalnspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iinopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaughpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot
+ 1'26"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilakpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amadorpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikaipcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiornopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndtpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talanskypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nessetpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal
+ 2'28"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Maleckipcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapazpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno has caught up with group pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak again - but more interesting is the 2'09" gap between pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki! Remember that the difference was 3'02" before the stage - so the Estonian still needs to gain anohter 53 seconds! But let's not forget that there are bonus seconds for the first three riders of the stage - these might even be decisive!


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Here we have group pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak again, and indeed, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno has just caught pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai's wheel - but the Chinese is in troubles himself! Attrition is clearly kicking in now - let's see who blows up completely on these last kilometers!


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The roads are now clearly flatter, which might be what saves pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson's stage win! However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe is fighting for every second, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil - who did a great job earlier on - is now just trying to hold on!

For pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello, this didn't quite work out, as he loses contact just at the end of the steeper slopes!

Behind, we can see pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy pulling pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot after him - the breakaway riders are doing a great job today!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai is dropped! Together with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal, the 5th of the GC couldn't keep up anymore. He has a 2 minute advantage on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil though - can he defend that?

Meanwhile, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy has left behind the group and is about to catch pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello; he's hidden by the spectators, so we can just see him partially.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin have caught up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes is struggling to do the same.

When looking at the timings, the gap between pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki has only very slightly grown, to 2'18" now - but the seconds keep ticking down for the Pole!


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1,500 meters to go! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson has to hope that his chasers have spent too much effort to open the gap, so he might still have a chance of getting a highly deserved stage win!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy has now passed pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello - but it's still a job well done by the Brazilian today! The Russian, however, will want to close that gap to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe - else he could lose the Giro today!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak has meanwhile caught all bar the current Top 5 of the stage - and in the process has dropped his teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt has lost contact as well.

In group pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak, we have the following riders:

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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenespcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirschpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nessetpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalnspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iinopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaughpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot



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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Geoghegan Hart has caught up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki, who is looking really tired now! Can his British teammate pull him up the mountain fast enough to defend the Maglia Rosa one more time?


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Ohhh, that's heartbreaking! Under the Fiamma Rossa, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson is caught by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil! However, these two are looking pretty tired as well - maybe there's still a chance for the Swede?

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy has meanwhile dropped pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello - but he's still 28" behind! If he timed his effort right, however, he might almost close that gap!

When speaking of gaps: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is now 2'34" behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe - should the Estonian win the stage, the gap in the GC would be down to 8 seconds currently! But even 28" isn't a comfortable margin by any means!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe is leading all the way, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil is just sitting behind. Of course, the Estonian is still fighting for every second - but will he have enough left to fight for the stage win as well?

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson now takes 3rd position - but can he hold on? Or even outsprint the others?


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With 500m to go, the leading riders haven't launched their sprint yet - unlike pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy, who's now definitely closing in! But has he launched too early or just timed it right?


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300 meters to the line - and as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil start sprinting, it's over for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson! With pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy closing in fast, the Swede might even miss out on the stage podium!


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With 200 meters to go, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil has almost drawn level with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe - can the Frenchman capitalize on the fact that the Estonian did pretty much the whole work on the last three kilometers?


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It seems so, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil takes the lead with just 100 meters to go! Does pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe have a final push left?

Behind, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson is not even sprinting, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy getting closer and closer! If only a reporter didn't need to be neutral...


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Warren Barguil wins the queen stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia in Cervinia! It was a gutsy move when he followed pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello's attack rather early on the climb - and then he was the only one able to hold on with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe, who has to settle for 2nd.

But the Estonian might take over the Maglia Rosa instead - the clock is ticking now for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki! With the 12 bonus seconds for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe, the Pole can afford to lose 2'50" today!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy indeed seems to have launched his sprint too early, as he has now stopped sprinting as well. Will this finally save pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson a podium spot?


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But let's take a look at what happens further behind, too! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello has cracked, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak seem to have slightly more left!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador has lost touch on the final kilometer as well, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot behind.


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And the next group is entering the closing 1,000 meters as well - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Iino, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky has just been dropped from this group, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal following each one on his own!


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Now, that's definitely not optimal! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Geoghegan Hart could actually go faster than pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki - but the Maglia Rosa simply can't keep up with his helper's pace! It will be a close call for the leader's jersey, so this situation might actually hurt a lot!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Marcus Faglum Karlsson makes it! With his last ounce of strength, he crosses the line to take 3rd place - a great performance, without any doubt! But the climb was just one kilometer too long for him... Still, he'll surely move up in the GC, losing only 26" today!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Timofey Kritskiy was on a good day as well, but he just missed out on the decisive moves. He was chasing all the way - but failed to catch pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil. He loses 35" today, not gaining any time bonuses. Which means that he's now more than a minute behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe in the GC - but can he at least overtake pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki?

Further back, we have a duel pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Karnulin vs. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch, with the breakaway rider doing a great job! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello is still slightly ahead, but given his position on the bike he doesn't even think of sprinting.


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Surprisingly, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Denys Karnulin was clearly faster than pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Alex Kirsch in the end. The Ukranian loses 51", while the clock stops at 1'03" for the Luxembourger and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png William Chiarello, who takes 7th.


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It's then a very close call between pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Jack Haig and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Simon Spilak for 8th - with the Aussie winning this duel by an inch or two.

These two lose 1'14", so pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig should still be the first challenger of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy - but he'll likely stay quite far behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki, who's now on the final kilometer as well. So there's some more work to do tomorrow!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Andrei Amador then takes the final Top 10 spot of the day, losing 1'24".


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The officials award the same time as for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Andy Schleck, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Tim Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Daniel Teklehaimanot, i.e. a 1'24" deficit. They take 11th to 13th.


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We then have another very close finish between pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Sigurd Nesset and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Tomoyuki Iino. The officials tell us the Norwegian was slightly ahead, hence taking 14th. The Japanse picks up the final point of this stage.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Nikias Arndt, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Andris Vosekalns and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Gregory Brenes are the other members of this group, being 1'57" down. Let's see if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset is able to hold onto his Top 10 with this result!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Andrew Talansky (+ 2'19") and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Francesco Bongiorno (+ 2'31") then round off today's Top 20.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki only has 17 seconds left to cross the line - else we'll have a new GC leader tonight!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai finishes 2'46" behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil - with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki having still 400 meters to go, it's unlikely he'll be here in four seconds!

And indeed, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal cross the line 3'01" later than today's stage winner, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki's days in the Maglia Rosa are over!


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He might even lose some additional seconds, as his gap to teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Geoghegan Hart is quite large! The Brit is clocked at 3'20".


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki takes 25th place today, losing 3'27" to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil. He put in yet another amazing fight - but today, it wasn't quite enough. His 15th day in the Maglia Rosa - and the 14th consecutive day - was likely the last of the race. Nonetheless, hats off - and the race still is far from over for him!

By the way, finishing just behind him is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka.


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Another rider who couldn't keep up with his best domestique is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls, who finishes 29th (+ 3'59"), 15 seconds behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Ciccone. He'll likely drop a few spots in the GC today.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaeke, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas are next on the road, the latter duo losing already more than 5 minutes.


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But it' still not as bad as what happened - once again - to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis today. The Portuguese loses a lot of time on the final 10 kilometers - crossing the line 8'43" after pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil. Will he be able to explain what happened today? It's just a real shame for a rider who should have competed for a Top 10 at least!


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It was an even worse day for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Aru - who lost 17'59"! It's questionable if that was just due to the legs, or if the rider's attitude wasn't top-notch, either...


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At the end of the day, we have to say goodbye to one more rider: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Yatsevich still has almost 4 kilometers of climbing to go as the clock turns red, meaning that he misses out on the time limit. All others had at least 15 minutes to spare, so nobody else was really in danger.


While we were waiting for the last riders to arrive - or to be taken out of the race - we had plenty of time to calculate the new GC, which we will present shortly. But first, let's celebrate the winner of the day!


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And this is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Warren Barguil! We know it: the further we are into a GT, the stronger the Frenchman - which he clearly showed today! He was clever enough to follow the right move, and then he was strong enough to keep pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe's wheel all the way. The final sprint was an easy one for him - and his first ever GT stage win is his reward! Well done!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe surely won't be too unhappy about his 2nd place. He had one goal today - which was gaining as many seconds as possible on Maglia Rosa pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki. And he did a great job, as we'll see in a moment! It's his 3rd podium of the race, clearly showing who's the boss!

For pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Marcus Faglum Karlsson, 3rd place must be bittersweet. Bitter, because he was clearly the strongest rider from the breakaway group, going solo for 2/3 of the final climb - just to be caught under the red kite! But it's sweet as well, as he has to be glad to have at least saved that one! And it made him move up in the GC, too!


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Here's our new GC leader, finally receiving the Maglia Rosa on the third-to-last day - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe! The Estonian was one of the top favorites to win this race, but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki was a worthy rival, being much harder to beat than anyone ever expected!

Finally, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe found the right moment to attack today, with the Pole cracking little later - but still sitting in 2nd place! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki only trails by 37 seconds - who knows what still can happen tomorrow... But losing the Maglia Rosa on the second-last mountain stage surely hurts!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Timofey Kritskiy - another one of those top favorites - missed out on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe's attack, and then just wasn't able to fully close the gap any more. And so, he still keeps his 3rd place, now 1'15" behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe - and 38" behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki. He still has the opportunity of winning this Giro as well - but he'll need to step up quite a bit tomorrow!

But whereas the Russian can be expected to gain at least these 38" on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki, THE question of the day will be if the Pole can defend his podium spot tomorrow! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig didn't have the best of days, either - and still trails pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki by 3'16"! This looks like a gigantic task for the Aussie - which surely grants us a very tense final mountain stage!


Let's look at the current Top 20, their gaps and position differences relative to yesterday's GC (green numbers mean places gained, red numbers are places lost):

1.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe82h06'40"1
2.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki+ 37"1
3.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Timofey Kritskiy+ 1'15"0
4.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Jack Haig+ 3'53"0
5.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Warren Barguil+ 5'06"1
6.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Chen Shikai+ 6'03"1
7.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png William Chiarello+ 6'56"0
8.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Andrei Amador+ 7'59"0
9.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Simon Spilak+ 8'08"0
10.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Sigurd Nesset+ 9'03"0
11.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Alex Kirsch+ 9'45"3
12.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Andrew Talansky+ 9'45"1
13.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Tim Kennaugh+ 9'59"0
14.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Marcus Faglum Karlsson+ 11'13"3
15.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Rafael Valls+ 12'01"3
16.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Francesco Bongiorno+ 12'38"0
17.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Egan Bernal+ 12'47"2
18.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Gregory Brenes+ 13'25"0
19.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Andy Schleck+ 13'30"0
20.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Richard Antonio Carapaz+ 15'47"2


The only rider who dropped out of the Top 20 was pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen, who is 21st now. The biggest winners today definitely are pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson - but given the huge gaps on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe, a lot of these riders could be on the attack tomorrow, shaking up the GC one final time!


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In the points standings, however, there will be not much shaking up tomorrow. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arnaud Demare is still leading with a good margin of 42 points ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe - who would need the Frenchman to miserably fail on the last stage, while himself scoring some decent points. This doesn't sound like a very realistic scenario...

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Mathieu van der Poel is still 3rd, 69 points behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare. However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Contreras in 10th place is only 10 points further down, so while 1st and 2nd seem to be rather safe (depending on tomorrow's results, of course), a lot could still happen in the fight for 3rd!


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We did expect a lot to happen in the fight for the Maglia Azzurra - but we were clearly disappointed in this respect. Although pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Winner Anacona joined the breakaway group, he didn't gain a single point and still sits in 3rd place, 14 points behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Aleksandar Roman. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Richard Antonio Carapaz didn't score either and still trails by 2 points.

With the last 30 points on the table tomorrow - including the Giro's sole HC climb Colle delle Finestre - only 8 riders still have at least theoretical chances of winning the KoM standings - but only the Top 3 seem to be seriously in contention, all others needing points at the finish line as well.


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We definitely had a lot of days where pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki looked happier - and less tired - than today, but hey, this guy can still be extremely proud of what he has achieved so far - and it isn't over!

In fact, his chances of defending the Maglia Bianca are huge, given his 12'10" advantage on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Egan Bernal! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Tom Wirtgen is even five minutes further down! With what we saw from him so far, it doesn't seem very likely that someone else will receive this jersey in Milano - but it's still going to be a hard fight again tomorrow!


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Even though they lost the Maglia Rosa today, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle again did an absolutely stunning job today! In fact, their worst rider on today's stage was pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Bibby in 38th place - what an amazing team effort!

Only pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio were able to gain some time on them today - and it's really just "some", as it was a single second! The Luxembourgers move up from 5th to 3rd, being 22'27" down.

Still in 2nd place, but with "only" the 6th place of the day, losing over 7 minutes, are pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Aegon - Peroni. Their deficit is 21'16" - and they'll have to fight hard to keep this 2nd place!


Whew, what a stage! What looked like an easy breakaway win on top of Col de Saint-Panthaléon finally turned into a heartbreaking finale, with the GC favorites ultimately attacking the Maglia Rosa! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki once again put in an amazing fight - but just came short of defending his jersey by 37 seconds.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe hence is one mountain stage away from his career GT-slam, and the only one who might still stop him seems to be pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Timofey Kritskiy. Let's see if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki can hold on to the podium - which would be one of the major sensations in MG history! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig currently is 3 minutes behind the Pole - and it would take a huge effort to kick him out of the Top 3!

In any case, tomorrow will be another brutal stage - with likely a lot of great climbers on the attack again! Stay tuned for the last mountain stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia - including the Cima Coppi!


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1Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic6h59'33
2Rein TaaramäeAker - MOTs.t.
3Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 26
4Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 35
5Denys KarnulinGazelle+ 51
6Alex KirschEA Vesuvio+ 1'03
7William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKOs.t.
8Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton+ 1'14
9Simon SpilakGeneralis.t.
10Andrei AmadorTeam UBS+ 1'24
11Andy SchleckEA Vesuvios.t.
12Tim KennaughcycleYorkshires.t.
13Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Powers.t.
14Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk+ 1'57
15Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
16Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
17Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKOs.t.
18Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoos.t.
19Andrew TalanskyGenerali+ 2'19
20Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKA+ 2'31
21Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 2'46
22Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 3'01
23Egan BernalPolars.t.
24Tao Geoghegan HartGazelle+ 3'20
25Kamil MaleckiGazelle+ 3'27
26Rafel MajkaeBuddys.t.
27Steven KruijswijkGazelle+ 3'44
28Giulio CicconeAegon - Peronis.t.
29Rafael VallsAegon - Peroni+ 3'59
30Louis VervaekeGazelle+ 4'15
31Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio+ 5'10
32Jonathan SalinasAir France - KLMs.t.
33Anatoliy SosnitskiyGazelle+ 6'25
34Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
35Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 7'10
36Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk+ 7'21
37Neilson PowlessGazelle+ 8'01
38Ian BibbyGazelles.t.
39Nikita NovikovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 8'26
40Rafael ReisKing Power+ 8'43
41Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni+ 8'58
42Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKOs.t.
43Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOTs.t.
44Thery SchirTeam UBSs.t.
45Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
46Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 9'53
47Jorge AbreuTeam UBS+ 10'53
48Tobias LudvigssonGeneralis.t.
49Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specializeds.t.
50Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specializeds.t.
51Benjamin DyballGeneralis.t.
52Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO+ 12'03
53Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 12'22
54Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA+ 12'31
55Cyril BarthePolars.t.
56Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
57Michail MavrikakisFestina - OAKAs.t.
58Alex AranburuAker - MOTs.t.
59Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKAs.t.
60Nikolaos IoannidisFestina - OAKAs.t.
61Ion IzagirrePolars.t.
62Sean McKennaMoser - Sygics.t.
63Piter CamperoISA - Hexactas.t.
64Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshires.t.
65Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKOs.t.
66Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specializeds.t.
67Thomas KoepAegon - Peroni+ 14'20
68Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexactas.t.
69Jose FernandesGeneralis.t.
70Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 15'25
71Dayer QuintanaAker - MOT+ 16'01
72Guillaume MartinAir France - KLMs.t.
73Winner AnaconaISA - Hexactas.t.
74Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvios.t.
75Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
76Andreas VangstadAker - MOTs.t.
77Artur GrigrianTeam UBSs.t.
78Jose GoncalvesTeam UBSs.t.
79Nathan BrownGeneralis.t.
80Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP+ 16'48
81Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
82Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specializeds.t.
83Timothy RoeBennelong - Mitchelton+ 17'16
84Petr VakocISA - Hexactas.t.
85Fabio ArueBuddy+ 17'59
86Ioannis SpanopoulosFestina - OAKA+ 18'07
87Chris HarperBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
88Ian BoswelleBuddys.t.
89Joey RosskopfGenerali+ 18'17
90Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygics.t.
91Tobias FossAker - MOTs.t.
92Valerio ContieBuddys.t.
93Aleksey RybalkinTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
94Peter PruusAker - MOT+ 21'19
95Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersks.t.
96Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peronis.t.
97Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAP+ 21'29
98Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 22'58
99Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersk+ 25'51
100Rhys GillettGrieg-Maersk+ 28'01
101Lars BoomAegon - Peroni+ 29'10
102Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersks.t.
103Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvios.t.
104Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygics.t.
105Matthew HolmescycleYorkshire+ 31'31
106Getachew SendekuISA - Hexactas.t.
107Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 31'53
108Michal KukrleMoser - Sygics.t.
109Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 32'21
110Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar+ 32'50
111Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLMs.t.
112Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexactas.t.
113Bas Van der KooijeBuddys.t.
114Jay McCarthycycleYorkshires.t.
115Marcel AreggerTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
116Guy SagivTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
117Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshires.t.
118Lennard HofstedeeBuddys.t.
119Daniel MunozcycleYorkshires.t.
120Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygics.t.
121Hsuan Ping HsuKing Powers.t.
122Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO+ 33'29
123Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvios.t.
124Davide GabburoIsostar - Specializeds.t.
125Gregory DanielIsostar - Specializeds.t.
126Sebastien IvarsTeam UBSs.t.
127Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersk+ 33'56
128Bob JungelsEA Vesuvios.t.
129Jacob SalconeRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
130Ka Hoo FungKing Power+ 35'18
131Hugo HofstetterGrieg-Maersks.t.
132Daniel TurekMoser - Sygic+ 36'54
133Yuttana ManoKing Powers.t.
134Coen VermeltfoorteBuddy+ 39'05
135Artem NychPolars.t.
136Sergey LuchshenkoIndosat Ooredoos.t.
137Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshires.t.
138Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
139Kamil GradekIsostar - Specializeds.t.
140Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
141Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 39'37
142Abdul GaniIndosat Ooredoos.t.
143Nicolas EdetAir France - KLMs.t.
144Max KanterEA Vesuvios.t.
145Michael HepburnMoser - Sygic+ 41'33
146Anton VorobevTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
147Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexactas.t.
148Kai ReusRakuten Pro Cycling+ 44'53
149Danny Van PoppeleBuddy+ 45'20
150Elia VivianiKing Powers.t.
151Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 45'41
152Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
153Peter KennaughAir France - KLM+ 45'56
154Ryan MullenPolars.t.
155Bambang SuryadiIndosat Ooredoos.t.
156Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoos.t.
157Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
158Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
159Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
160Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
161Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitchelton+ 47'26
162Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
163Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 52'04
164Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKOs.t.
165Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo+ 52'44
166Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
167Simon ClarkeAir France - KLMs.t.
168Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 53'00
169Daniil FominykhTeam UBS+ 54'42
170Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 57'20
171Phan Age HaugardVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 57'57
172Nejc KosicVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 1h04'17
173Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 1h04'57
174Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA+ 1h05'56
175Justin WolfIndosat Ooredoos.t.
176Frederik FrisonAegon - Peroni+ 1h09'47
177Jianhua JiISA - Hexacta+ 1h15'11
178Chun Wing LeungKing Power+ 1h16'16



GC

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1Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT82h06'40
2Kamil MaleckiGazelle+ 37
3Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1'15
4Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton+ 3'53
5Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic+ 5'06
6Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 6'03
7William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO+ 6'56
8Andrei AmadorTeam UBS+ 7'59
9Simon SpilakGenerali+ 8'08
10Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk+ 9'03
11Alex KirschEA Vesuvio+ 9'45
12Andrew TalanskyGeneralis.t.
13Tim KennaughcycleYorkshire+ 9'59
14Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 11'13
15Rafael VallsAegon - Peroni+ 12'01
16Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKA+ 12'38
17Egan BernalPolar+ 12'47
18Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoo+ 13'25
19Andy SchleckEA Vesuvio+ 13'30
20Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 15'47
21Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio+ 17'40
22Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAP+ 17'52
23Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk+ 20'15
24Rafael ReisKing Power+ 21'25
25Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP+ 23'43
26Tao Geoghegan HartGazelle+ 24'09
27Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specialized+ 25'09
28Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni+ 26'30
29Rafel MajkaeBuddy+ 29'36
30Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power+ 30'55
31Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 31'09
32Jorge AbreuTeam UBS+ 31'58
33Fabio ArueBuddy+ 33'23
34Steven KruijswijkGazelle+ 33'40
35Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKO+ 33'52
36Ian BoswelleBuddy+ 34'23
37Anatoliy SosnitskiyGazelle+ 34'37
38Louis VervaekeGazelle+ 34'42
39Jonathan SalinasAir France - KLM+ 34'56
40Giulio CicconeAegon - Peroni+ 35'03
41Winner AnaconaISA - Hexacta+ 36'35
42Benjamin DyballGenerali+ 38'02
43Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 38'12
44Denys KarnulinGazelle+ 38'38
45Ian BibbyGazelle+ 38'55
46Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized+ 39'23
47Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 39'43
48Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT+ 40'10
49Petr VakocISA - Hexacta+ 42'49
50Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersk+ 42'54
51Michail MavrikakisFestina - OAKA+ 44'50
52Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA+ 45'07
53Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 45'50
54Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cycling+ 46'36
55Tobias LudvigssonGenerali+ 47'02
56Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKO+ 47'17
57Neilson PowlessGazelle+ 50'15
58Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAP+ 50'58
59Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 51'25
60Dayer QuintanaAker - MOT+ 52'36
61Ion IzagirrePolar+ 53'03
62Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized+ 53'16
63Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire+ 53'17
64Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic+ 54'21
65Alex AranburuAker - MOT+ 54'28
66Nikolaos IoannidisFestina - OAKA+ 55'06
67Jose GoncalvesTeam UBS+ 56'03
68Nikita NovikovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 57'05
69Nathan BrownGenerali+ 57'18
70Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 57'36
71Andreas VangstadAker - MOT+ 58'13
72Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKA+ 59'07
73Joey RosskopfGenerali+ 1h01'45
74Thery SchirTeam UBS+ 1h01'52
75Aleksey RybalkinTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1h02'40
76Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton+ 1h03'52
77Peter PruusAker - MOT+ 1h04'25
78Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO+ 1h06'17
79Timothy RoeBennelong - Mitchelton+ 1h07'47
80Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP+ 1h08'55
81Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKO+ 1h09'45
82Guillaume MartinAir France - KLM+ 1h10'35
83Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni+ 1h10'39
84Jose FernandesGenerali+ 1h10'49
85Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta+ 1h11'01
86Thomas KoepAegon - Peroni+ 1h11'15
87Artur GrigrianTeam UBS+ 1h11'42
88Ioannis SpanopoulosFestina - OAKA+ 1h12'55
89Valerio ContieBuddy+ 1h16'17
90Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 1h18'34
91Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk+ 1h19'05
92Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio+ 1h24'01
93Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 1h24'50
94Cyril BarthePolar+ 1h26'12
95Tobias FossAker - MOT+ 1h26'21
96Jay McCarthycycleYorkshire+ 1h29'39
97Piter CamperoISA - Hexacta+ 1h32'20
98Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygic+ 1h38'02
99Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire+ 1h38'11
100Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLM+ 1h38'21
101Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specialized+ 1h38'50
102Matthew HolmescycleYorkshire+ 1h39'26
103Rhys GillettGrieg-Maersk+ 1h42'37
104Lars BoomAegon - Peroni+ 1h44'16
105Jacob SalconeRakuten Pro Cycling+ 1h44'57
106Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAP+ 1h48'51
107Jianhua JiISA - Hexacta+ 1h48'56
108Sebastien IvarsTeam UBS+ 1h51'38
109Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO+ 1h55'10
110Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP+ 1h56'22
111Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshire+ 1h58'38
112Ka Hoo FungKing Power+ 2h00'09
113Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexacta+ 2h01'10
114Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 2h01'28
115Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 2h02'37
116Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersk+ 2h04'12
117Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized+ 2h05'11
118Yuttana ManoKing Power+ 2h06'24
119Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexacta+ 2h08'18
120Lennard HofstedeeBuddy+ 2h09'22
121Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power+ 2h13'35
122Marcel AreggerTeam Puma - SAP+ 2h14'46
123Artem NychPolar+ 2h15'04
124Sergey LuchshenkoIndosat Ooredoo+ 2h15'52
125Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersk+ 2h16'40
126Guy SagivTeam Puma - SAP+ 2h18'22
127Coen VermeltfoorteBuddy+ 2h18'34
128Gregory DanielIsostar - Specialized+ 2h18'35
129Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygic+ 2h20'02
130Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvio+ 2h20'31
131Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvio+ 2h23'00
132Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexacta+ 2h29'25
133Michal KukrleMoser - Sygic+ 2h34'48
134Kai ReusRakuten Pro Cycling+ 2h35'50
135Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar+ 2h36'49
136Bob JungelsEA Vesuvio+ 2h41'06
137Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygic+ 2h43'13
138Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 2h44'09
139Kamil GradekIsostar - Specialized+ 2h48'28
140Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 2h49'46
141Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 2h50'36
142Elia VivianiKing Power+ 2h53'13
143Bas Van der KooijeBuddy+ 2h54'41
144Hugo HofstetterGrieg-Maersk+ 2h58'25
145Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO+ 3h04'57
146Anton VorobevTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 3h06'10
147Ryan MullenPolar+ 3h08'53
148Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitchelton+ 3h10'22
149Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 3h12'33
150Nicolas EdetAir France - KLM+ 3h12'59
151Michael HepburnMoser - Sygic+ 3h15'06
152Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire+ 3h18'21
153Abdul GaniIndosat Ooredoos.t.
154Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 3h22'17
155Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3h26'08
156Daniel TurekMoser - Sygic+ 3h26'54
157Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoo+ 3h31'31
158Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 3h34'06
159Peter KennaughAir France - KLM+ 3h34'37
160Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling+ 3h35'37
161Danny Van PoppeleBuddy+ 3h35'52
162Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 3h36'42
163Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3h56'05
164Daniil FominykhTeam UBS+ 4h06'12
165Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 4h13'15
166Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitchelton+ 4h16'49
167Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 4h20'14
168Nejc KosicVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 4h25'30
169Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 4h27'50
170Chun Wing LeungKing Power+ 4h44'36
171Simon ClarkeAir France - KLM+ 4h57'41
172Justin WolfIndosat Ooredoo+ 4h59'59
173Frederik FrisonAegon - Peroni+ 5h11'05
174Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo+ 5h17'05
175Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA+ 5h17'28
176Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 5h25'38
177Phan Age HaugardVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 5h28'23
178Bambang SuryadiIndosat Ooredoo+ 5h32'35



Points

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1Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP168
2Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT126
3Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni99
4Ian BoswelleBuddy92
5Peter KennaughAir France - KLM92
6Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO91
7Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic90
8Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotify88
9Artem NychPolar87
10Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexacta84
11Egan BernalPolar83
12Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha77
13Kamil MaleckiGazelle72
14Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized61
15Danny Van PoppeleBuddy61
16Andrew TalanskyGenerali55
17Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton55
18Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power54
19Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized53
20Simon SpilakGenerali52
21William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO50
22Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio48
23Petr VakocISA - Hexacta47
24Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO47
25Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam47
26Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify46
27Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshire45
28Steven KruijswijkGazelle45
29Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitchelton45
30Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized42
31Cyril BarthePolar41
32Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygic41
33Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling40
34Winner AnaconaISA - Hexacta37
35Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA37
36Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specialized36
37Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specialized35
38Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo35
39Valerio ContieBuddy34
40Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAP34
41Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic32
42Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk31
43Tim KennaughcycleYorkshire31
44Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cycling29
45Alex KirschEA Vesuvio29
46Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power28
47Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton28
48Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKA26
49Joey RosskopfGenerali26
50Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKO25
51Jay McCarthycycleYorkshire25
52Benjamin DyballGenerali24
53Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA23
54Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam23
55Denys KarnulinGazelle22
56Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire22
57Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKO21
58Lars BoomAegon - Peroni21
59Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk20
60Ka Hoo FungKing Power19
61Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk18
62Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio18
63Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersk17
64Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta17
65Yuttana ManoKing Power17
66Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotify16
67Jorge AbreuTeam UBS16
68Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA16
69Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT16
70Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni15
71Jianhua JiISA - Hexacta15
72Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLM15
73Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar15
74Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha14
75Bas Van der KooijeBuddy14
76Daniel TurekMoser - Sygic14
77Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton13
78Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO13
79Rafael VallsAegon - Peroni12
80Andy SchleckEA Vesuvio12
81Andreas VangstadAker - MOT12
82Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvio12
83Elia VivianiKing Power12
84Andrei AmadorTeam UBS11
85Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP11
86Rafel MajkaeBuddy11
87Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitchelton11
88Lennard HofstedeeBuddy11
89Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT10
90Jose GoncalvesTeam UBS10
91Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygic10
92Gregory DanielIsostar - Specialized10
93Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvio10
94Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cycling9
95Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoo9
96Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexacta9
97Michael HepburnMoser - Sygic9
98Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire8
99Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitchelton7
100Alex AranburuAker - MOT6
101Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP6
102Piter CamperoISA - Hexacta6
103Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygic6
104Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersk6
105Ryan MullenPolar6
106Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo6
107Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling6
108Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling5
109Tobias LudvigssonGenerali4
110Ion IzagirrePolar4
111Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexacta4
112Max KanterEA Vesuvio4
113Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam4
114Sebastien IvarsTeam UBS2
115Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO2
116Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotify2
117Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAP1
118Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cycling1
119Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire1
120Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoo1



KoM

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1Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized62
2Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify60
3Winner AnaconaISA - Hexacta48
4Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotify38
5Ian BoswelleBuddy38
6Petr VakocISA - Hexacta34
7Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO32
8Denys KarnulinGazelle32
9Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio28
10Kamil MaleckiGazelle26
11Andrew TalanskyGenerali26
12Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni26
13Joey RosskopfGenerali26
14Tim KennaughcycleYorkshire24
15Egan BernalPolar24
16Rafel MajkaeBuddy24
17Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni24
18Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT23
19Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic23
20Steven KruijswijkGazelle23
21Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk22
22Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power22
23Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cycling22
24Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoo18
25Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized18
26Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk16
27Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cycling12
28Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic12
29Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha10
30Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specialized10
31Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized10
32Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKO8
33Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta8
34Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKA8
35Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO8
36Ka Hoo FungKing Power8
37Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA7
38Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA7
39Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam7
40Rafael VallsAegon - Peroni6
41Jorge AbreuTeam UBS6
42Cyril BarthePolar6
43Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygic6
44Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk5
45Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo5
46Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam5
47Alex KirschEA Vesuvio4
48Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP4
49Benjamin DyballGenerali4
50Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton4
51Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKO4
52Valerio ContieBuddy4
53Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLM4
54Matthew HolmescycleYorkshire4
55Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton3
56Lars BoomAegon - Peroni3
57Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO3
58Ryan MullenPolar3
59William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO2
60Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshire2
61Yuttana ManoKing Power2
62Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersk2
63Piter CamperoISA - Hexacta1
64Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoo1
65Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling1
66Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotify1



U25

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1Kamil MaleckiGazelle82h07'17
2Egan BernalPolar+ 12'10
3Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio+ 17'03
4Tao Geoghegan HartGazelle+ 23'32
5Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 30'32
6Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 37'35
7Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized+ 38'46
8Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT+ 39'33
9Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKO+ 46'40
10Neilson PowlessGazelle+ 49'38
11Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire+ 52'40
12Alex AranburuAker - MOT+ 53'51
13Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 56'59
14Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni+ 1h10'02
15Jose FernandesGenerali+ 1h10'12
16Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta+ 1h10'24
17Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 1h17'57
18Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk+ 1h18'28
19Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio+ 1h23'24
20Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 1h24'13
21Cyril BarthePolar+ 1h25'35
22Tobias FossAker - MOT+ 1h25'44
23Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire+ 1h37'34
24Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAP+ 1h48'14
25Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP+ 1h55'45
26Ka Hoo FungKing Power+ 1h59'32
27Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 2h02'00
28Yuttana ManoKing Power+ 2h05'47
29Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power+ 2h12'58
30Artem NychPolar+ 2h14'27
31Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar+ 2h36'12
32Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 2h49'09
33Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 2h49'59
34Bas Van der KooijeBuddy+ 2h54'04
35Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 3h11'56
36Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire+ 3h17'44
37Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 3h21'40
38Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3h25'31
39Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 3h33'29
40Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3h55'28
41Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 4h19'37
42Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 5h25'01



Team

1Gazelle246h00'27
2Aegon - Peroni+ 21'16
3EA Vesuvio+ 22'27
4Generali+ 26'58
5Evonik - ELKO+ 34'23
6Grieg-Maersk+ 40'21
7Aker - MOT+ 43'58
8Team Puma - SAP+ 51'25
9Rakuten Pro Cycling+ 52'37
10eBuddy+ 59'37
11Isostar - Specialized+ 1h02'30
12Bennelong - Mitchelton+ 1h03'10
13Team UBS+ 1h04'11
14Festina - OAKA+ 1h06'03
15cycleYorkshire+ 1h15'21
16ISA - Hexacta+ 1h18'54
17Team Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1h20'50
18Polar+ 1h21'00
19Moser - Sygic+ 1h53'43
20King Power+ 2h16'03
21Air France - KLM+ 2h35'50
22Volvo acc. by Spotify+ 3h19'07
23Indosat Ooredoo+ 4h50'45
24Lierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 9h20'07

 
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