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Giro d'Italia - Stage 20
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Giro d'Italia

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Stage 20 / 21: Mountainous, 195.7km

Saint-Vincent - Sestriere

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Signore, signori, bongiorno a Saint-Vincent! We are just one day away of the Giro's arrival in Milano - but before tomorrow's closing flat stage, the riders will have to climb up to the highest point of the whole race today - the Cima Coppi awarded on top of the Colle delle Finestre!

Today's 20th stage - after which we will likely know the final GC - starts in the Valle d'Aosta, more precisely in Saint-Vincent - a place that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis won't be happy to go to ever again, after yesterday's disaster... But it's quite fitting that this village of about 5,000 inhabitants hosts one of Italy's largest Casinos, as this final week turns out to be quite a lot of roulette for the Portuguese. On another note, it's a popular summer holiday resort, with tourism being the primary source of revenue for the village.

From here, the riders will take the way back to Pont-Saint-Martin - yesterday the entrance, today the exit of the Aosta Valley. After a first small hill, close to Strambinello, the journey continues on false flat roads - first descending until Lombardore, then ascending. The intermediate sprint in Drubiaglio-Grangia, after 116.7km, is on this latter part.

By then, the riders will already have bypassed Torino, from where will start tomorrow's closing stage. From Piedmont's capital, we will head up the Susa Valley, along the Dora Riparia river, which is why the road is slightly ascending. But you can cancel the "slightly" once we have reached Susa, after about 150 kilometers.

Because from there takes off this race's longest and toughest climb, up to the highest point of the 2020 Giro, decorated with the Cima Coppi: The Colle delle Finestre! Almost 1,700 meters of height gain on about 18 kilometers of climbing, thereof 8 on gravel roads - this one definitely is worthy of the HC category!

Once the mountaintop reached, after 168.3km, the hardest climbs of this Giro are done - but there's still a final ascent remaining! After the downhill to Pourrières and another false flat to Pragelato, we'll start the climb up to Sestriere. As we said, this one definitely isn't among the hardest inclines anymore, but after almost 3 weeks and more than 3,000 kilometers in the saddle, it will definitely be a final test for the riders - one that could make or break the whole race for some!

This winter sports resort has actually seen the Tour de France arriving on top more often than the Giro, but it still isn't a first. But not only cyclists and skiers like to come up here; Sestriere holds the record for the highest European 18-hole golf course, and once even had a ski jumping hill. And it was the starting point of the Rallye Sestriere, leading to Rome via Bologna.


But today, we'll definitely keep our focus on cycling. Yesterday, top favorite pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe finally took over the Maglia Rosa from pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki - and the two main questions of the day will be:

Can the Estonian win his 3rd Grand Tour of the career - and complete his career GT-slam after winning the Tour de France in 2018 and the Vuelta last year?

Can the Pole accomplish the big sensation and defend his podium spot?

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


The biggest danger for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe should be pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy, and while it can be expected that the Russian will overtake pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki for 2nd place, the Pole will most likely be battling for the final podium spot against pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig - or even pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil, if the Frenchman pulls off another great show!

But as always, escapees could also shake things up - even though it can't be expected that they will fight for a top GC result. You never know, though...

Before we jump into this final - and decisive - mountain stage, let's take a look at the bookmakers' stage favorites: 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 are on top, as on any stage ending with a mountain-top finish. It will be especially interesting to see if the latter tries a gutsy move to at least get a decent GC finish. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis then is next on the list - he is probably expected to finally show what he's really capable of! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig and yesterday's winner pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil get two stars, too. The list is rounded off by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno.

However, we definitely expect once again a very strong breakaway to form - likely including pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz, who could battle out the KoM standings today! And let's see, maybe a stage win could be in for them, too?


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We don't have the most beautiful weather, once again - but at least it's not raining! The bunch has just left the start area, now first heading down the Valle d'Aosta.

The special jersey wearers are still close to the front, so let's just mention them again:

Maglia Rosapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe
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/gzl.png Kamil Malecki



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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman makes clear from the start that he wants to be in today's breakaway! He's the first rider to attack, after less than two kilometers already!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen tries again, after yesterday's completely failed attempt which saw him drop from 28th to 50th in the GC. He's trying to catch up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls, currently 15th in the GC!


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No more Maglia Rosa to defend, so the way's free again for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk to attack! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev has taken his wheel.


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But there were so many riders glued behind this duo that finally they bring the whole pack back to the front - restart!


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Now it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits launching the second wave of attacks - let's see if the pack lets anyone get clear this time!


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And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman is of course on the move again!


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And rightfully so, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz follows in this group! Besides the Ecuadorian, we have his teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Crncevic, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Garcia Cortina, again pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh - and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis! He is indeed trying to redeem himself today - the attitude is still fine it seems!


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It seems as if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png ISA - Hexacta aren't too happy about having missed out on these attacks - now pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Affonso and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji are seriously chasing!


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But it's not only them, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png eBuddy soon come up front with four riders as well!


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At least one of these teams will stop pushing now, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc breaks free! We might rather have expected stronger climber pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona, but the Czech is still in (theoretical) contention for the Maglia Azzurra as well.


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OK, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png eBuddy have reached their goal as well, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell getting clear. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns is trying to keep up with him.


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Now, everybody seems to be happy, as we pretty much have the usual teams sharing the work in the pack - except for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle, who apparently only start chasing when they no longer have the GC lead... pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Rosskopf, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Bibby, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Castrillo and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Malori are in the first positions.


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But all of a sudden, just as we are about to reach Pont-Saint-Martin and therefore the end of the Aosta Valley, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kanter starts pushing really hard! Fortunately, there's no wind today, else that might have been worrying for quite some climbers who don't really like the flat!


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After 30 kilometers, we seem to have found our Breakaway of the Day. I say "seem" because the pack hasn't really relented so far, keeping the gap around 2 minutes. But let's assume this indeed are today's escapees.

As we could expect, we have a few really good climbers up front. On paper, the strongest should be pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis - but we all know how he's been doing so far - and it remains to be seen if yesterday's supplementary effort will hurt him today.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz is very strong on the long ascents, too - which might make him the top favorite for the Maglia Azzurra now. But pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman, although being a slightly weaker climber, will surely fight until the - bitter or sweet - end! And he can count on the support of teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev, while the Ecuadorian's teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio probably only is here to pull on the flat.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits once was a great climber, and he's still a decent one - but with his age, he's lacking a bit in terms of physical skills. Something that surely puts teammate pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls in a stronger position - he has to be the team leader anyway, given the current GC.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh are next on the list - both pretty decent uphill riders as well. Both don't have the greatest stamina or resistance, though - let's see if that comes into play, too.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Crncevic, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc - the latter duo being among the top puncheurs - will likely struggle against the better climbers, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Garcia Cortina has simply chosen the wrong day for a breakaway attempt. And as already said, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio is here just to help on the flat - he will likely be dropped on the first slopes of the Colle delle Finestre.


Now, what can we say in terms of GC? pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh is the best placed rider in 13th place, being just a minute off the Top 10. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls, although just two spots behind, trails the Brit by two minutes. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz is 20th, having a two minute gap before and behind him. And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis, currently 24th, will hope to at least make a Top 20 result, after having lost a lot of time twice. He'd have to gain 6 minutes on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz to do so, though - or 8 minutes on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck.

But more interesting than the fight for the GC will likely be the one for the Maglia Azzurra, where we have 1st, 2nd and 4th up front:

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman - 62
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz - 60
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - 38

Whereas the first two could already secure the jersey on top of Colle delle Finestre, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell would need to score on both climbs. Let's wait and see...

And finally, let's give an overview of these 14 riders:

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reispcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapazpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velitspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalnspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Romanpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayevpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaughpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Crncevicpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswellpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Garcia Cortinapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio



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We still have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio chasing. But they aren't very well organized; one rider just pulls until he's done, then there's the next one doing the same, and so on. Not very smart, to be honest. Currently, we have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kneisky up front.

But the high pace on the flat will definitely not please all the top climbers - several of them might actually already be suffering!


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The breakaway is on the first minor incline, near Strambinello. The pack - or rather: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio - have reduced the gap to 1'33". However, it follows a clear scheme: as long as the leading rider really pushes, the gap drops. As soon as he's tired, the gap goes up again, until the next one arrives up front to take over the chase. Really some... interesting tactics.

Up front, we can see pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz not doing any work, having a teammate in the group as well. However, the pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Isostar riders both do take turns.


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And of course, it has started raining now... Whose dreams will be going down the drain today? And who will get a champagne shower after the stage to wash away the rain?

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Jungels has now taken over, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kanter and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kneisky being already pretty much done. The gap has increased again nonetheless, now hovering around the 2-minutes mark.


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At least, they now look a bit more organized. With pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Afewerki, they're already using the 4th rider for chasing now - only pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Girdlestone and the three GC riders haven't done any work so far.

However, the chase hasn't been very efficient so far, as the pack's deficit is now 2'32". Which would be enough for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh to move up to 8th in the GC, as it's pretty close around 10th place!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell was 4th in the points standings before the stage - and he could have moved up to 3rd by winning the intermediate sprint. However, neither him nor pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio, who is currently 8th, even tried. Therefore, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl just happens to take maximum points.

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl - 10 (10)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - 6 (98)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman - 4 (57)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev - 2 (37)
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis - 1 (1)

Which means that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png van der Poel remains just one point ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell - let's see if the Brit can score on the finish line to finally overtake the Dutchman!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Afewerki leads the peloton across the line 3'03" later - it's not hard to see that both him and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Jungels are already pretty tired... Maybe they should just stop chasing and wait for someone else to take over?


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While pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio don't stop chasing, they are at least joined by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Team UBS and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle now! While the former probably want to defend pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador's GC position, it's a bit unclear what the latters' goals are.

At least, the breakaway's lead does decrease, as it's now 2'48". 60 kilometers to go, thereof just 14 (false) flat ones!


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The escapees have now arrived in Susa, marking the foot of the Cima Coppi climb up to Colle delle Finestre! They will cross the bridge now, then have a short descent - before tackling the sole HC climb of this Giro d'Italia!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio leads them on said downhill, while the pack has already arrived in Susa as well! The gap is still 2'32", but if they really chase hard on the climb, this lead could fade away very fast!


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And while the escapees are on this short descent, let's take a look at this last brutal climb of the race! The first 10 kilometers of the climb will be on tarmac, then we'll have 8 kilometers of gravel roads. The gradients are high throughout the climb - without any extremely steep slopes, though. But if anyone gets dropped early on, a lot of time will be lost on this incline!


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Here we go! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio leads the front group onto the Colle delle Finestre climb - probably the last meters that he'll be leading today.


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The picture in the pack has clearly changed as they head into the climb! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Moser - Sygic are now setting a horrendous pace already on the lower slopes - what are they planning?

The peloton is trailing by 2'13", having set a really high pace on the flat.


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Uh-oh, some riders apparently haven't been very attentive, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls both are in the second group! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Garcia Cortina and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio are the ones we expected to be dropped early on, though.


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Finally, all but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio have made it back to the front group, while the Italian is already caught by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Kukrle. The gap is down to 1'28" and could be gone soon - if they don't play the usual games.


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Of course, the pack couldn't keep its full headcount when climbing at such a high pace. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lpu.png Dewulf is the first to be dropped - but with only this climb being really long and hard, the time limit shouldn't really be an issue today.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Garcia Cortina has now been dropped as well, while the bunch is geting closer and closer. 1'27" left. But with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz leading the breakaway, the pace has gone up here as well!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio are already paying the price for the long chase in the valley, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Jungels, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kneisky and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kanter being among the first riders to be left behind by the pack.


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It's a bit unexpected that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits was the next to be shed by the leading group, but he really seems to be suffering from his decline in physical stats. 11 riders remain up front - including his team leader pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls.

And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is still in the first third of the peloton, he seems to have digested yesterday's defeat.


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What looks like the peloton is rather the gruppetto, with 55 riders in this outdistanced group. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Sendeku or pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Munoz might be the strongest climbers back here - but with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Afewerki and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Girdlestone both in this group as well, this means that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio don't have any more "real" helpers left up front, only leaders!


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Maglia Ciclamino pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Demare has let go of the pack, too, just like pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Martin, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Koep or pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Niu right ahead of him. 93 riders are left in the pack.


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According to the climbing stats, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Vakoc and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell were the next to be dropped - and so it happens. Which is very, very likely the end of the US-American's KoM jersey dreams (if he ever had any). 9 escapees remain ahead, with the pack trailing by just 1'02" now!


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Uh-oh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits will pay dear for his breakaway effort! Currenlty 28th in the GC, he is already dropped by the pack now and will probably lose a ton of time today!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Campero and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sakalou are surely no slouches on the long inclines, but they still had to let go as well, the pack being down to 86 riders in the meantime.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig attacks! The Aussie knows that he has to drop pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki on this climb if he wants to have a chance for his first ever GT podium - and so he launches an early move! How long have we waited for a gutsy rider to show up!


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Meanwhile, the front group has shrunk further! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl are still more or less within striking distance, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns and Maglia Azzurra pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman are gone! The Serb's only hope will be that the whole group will be caught by the pack now - or that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz cracks as well and doesn't arrive on top of the climb in the Top 10!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig is indeed just 49" behind the leaders and could catch them - and maybe the pack as well, if they respond to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig's attack!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Grigrian is now chasing the Australian, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil deciding at the last moment that the time for his attack hasn't come yet. The peloton trails pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig by 33". pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman currently are with the pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Bennelong rider.


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Attack by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz! With pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig closing in fast, he decides his chances to win that KoM jersey are higher if he tries to stay clear. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls are following his move.


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For pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman, the fight is over - he now can only wait and hope. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Vosekalns and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl are caught as well, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig is about to catch up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Crncevic. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev are trying to get back to the leading trio!


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The boss himself - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe - has now taken command, reeling in pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Crncevic. The peloton is down to 70 riders, and many more are really struggling to keep up!

And we are not even done with half of the climb yet!


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14 riders have been dropped lately - among them pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Aru! Which means that the former won't be able to gain any points on top of Colle delle Finestre, while the Italian once again underperforms.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Ji are in this group as well, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Boswell has already been shed by the pack, too. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Costagli is another name that we wouldn't expect to be left behind that early.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh has now said goodbye to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev and tries to catch up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls on his own. The Kazakh has meanwhile been overtaken by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, who has extended his lead on the peloton to 44".


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Big split in the pack! And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is on the wrong side of it, just like pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal! In fact, all pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle riders bar pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaeke have been dropped!

And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman is in this group as well, definitely losing all hopes of scoring any KoM points today!

The clock is now ticking for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki - he has already dropped behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy in the GC, and with a gap of 2'16" on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, he only keeps a 1'02" advantage at the moment!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy has of course gotten notice that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki was dropped, and now tries to create a gap large enough that it can't be closed on the downhill anymore! With him remain only 24 riders - this is the current "peloton":

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguilpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarellopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amadorpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilakpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirschpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talanskypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlssonpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenespcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleckpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgenpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Iturriapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Magerpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanotpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Ciccone
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinaspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sergispcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengenpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaeke
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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig is 57" ahead, the leaders - who have been joined by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh - 1'33".


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The leading quartet arrives on the final 8 kilometers of the climb - and therefore on the gravel roads! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev are closing in, while the peloton is moving quickly as well!


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That's it for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Vervaeke is dropped as well! With no more rider left up front - and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio still having three of them - could they even lose the team standings today? Of course, their advantage is huge - but 21 minutes divided by three makes just 7 minutes per rider...


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We have another attack by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz! Just as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig is about to join the head of the race, the Ecuadorian accelerates again - and this time, no-one seems to be able to respond!

Back in the peloton, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy is setting a very high pace - either he really wants to move as far ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki as possible, or he just wants to reel in pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig.


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Even pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio no longer have three riders up front, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen being dropped as well! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Ciccone, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sergis, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Ioannidis, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Iturria and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager are the others who have just lost contact - reducing the pack's headcount to only 16!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal is leading the next group, that includes pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki as well, trying to close that gap again!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck has been dropped, too! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen is with him - meaning that within just a few instants, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Grieg-Maersk both are down to one rider up front!

At least, the sun has come through now, which surely makes riding on that gravel much easier!

Let's just take a look at the current timings, to have some kind of an overview:

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+ 51"
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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev
+ 1'18"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäepcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguilpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarellopcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amadorpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilakpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirschpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talanskypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlssonpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenespcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt
+ 2'18"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleckpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen
+ 2'43"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinaspcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Ciccone
+ 2'57"
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Iturriapcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgenpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanotpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Ioannidis
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sergispcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager
+ 3'45"
Group pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki37 riders


So pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig has already gained 2'54" on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki, and trails only by 24" in the virtual GC now! If the gap continues to grow, even pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil who's a minute further down could become dangerous for the Pole!


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The remainders of the peloton are lined up one after the other - everyone hoping that the guy ahead won't crack! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy are sharing the workload up front, and they've almost caught pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig and his four companions now!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz is still looking good and riding fast, though!


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And the pack catches pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev! Let's see if they continue the chase now, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz is still ahead - and has even extended his gap to 1'40"!


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But instead of continuing the chase, the pace has clearly dropped in this group! Which allows pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck to re-join, bringing up the headcount to 21.

And pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz has extended his lead by another minute - with 3.6km to go, he's almost sure to take the Cima Coppi now!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Ciccone have meanwhile made their way back, too, clearly benefitting from the low pace. Which is surprising, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is closing in as well, trailing only by 1'44" now!

They can just spot pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz further up the road - as his lead has now reached 3'16".


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is back! Although he's in the very last position of the group, they have made contact with the peloton again! Can he hold on until the top? Just 2.3 kilomters to go!


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Meanwhile, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz arrives on top, taking the prize money for Cima Coppi, maximum KoM points - and the virtual Maglia Azzurra! As pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman is among the riders who haven't returned to the peloton yet, the jersey will probably be secured when the pack crosses the top - we'll see.

But just as important: the Ecuadorian has extended his gap to more than 5 minutes! With just a descent and a rather easy climb to go, he has got great chances of getting a stage win on the final occasion!


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Of course, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen is among those who have returned to the pack - and he's now making the pace for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is barely hanging on - but he IS hanging on!


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Actually, he WAS hanging on... But with just 800m of climbing left, maybe he can make his way back on the descent?

By the way, right behind of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman in the KoM jersey, we have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Aru, who have already gained quite some positions in this stage since they were dropped.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen went just as fast as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz on the final kilometer of the climb, and takes 2nd place on Colle delle Finestre. Let's look at the full results:

1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz - 20 (80)
2. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen - 14 (42)
3. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Grigrian - 12 (12)
4. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig - 10 (10)
5. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen - 8 (8)
6. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson - 6 (44)
7. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky - 5 (31)
8. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy - 4 (14)
9. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset - 3 (25)
10. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe - 2 (25)
11. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Iturria - 1 (17)

Which seals the Maglia Azzurra for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman will remain 2nd, no matter what (except if he should miss the time limit...), while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen, who have moved up to 4th and 5th, could still reach the podium! The Swede would need at least 4th place at the finish line, the Luxembourger at least 3rd.

They ride over the mountaintop 5'12" after pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz, who has just done the short counterslope on the downhill.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki has arrived on top as well, about two minutes later than the front of the pack. But he now has 6 teammates waiting for him right ahead - can he close that gap on the downhill? Given that the final climb isn't that hard, that could be worth a GT podium!
 
Fabianski
Giro d'Italia

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Stage 20 / 21: Mountainous, 195.7km

Saint-Vincent - Sestriere

Part 2 / 2



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Here we have that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle team time trial! The whole team bar pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kruijswijk, who was the first to be dropped and is further behind, is now fighting for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki's GC position!


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But at the front of the pack, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen is setting a decent pace, too, having cut the gap to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz to just under 5 minutes. 20 kilometers to go, and the suspense is up!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle are really making it! Shortly after the end of the downhill, on the false flat leading up to Pragelato, they are about to reach the end of the peloton! Great work - and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki has now taken back his 2nd place in the virtual GC! Crazy stuff, wow!


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But this isn't the end of the stage yet. Although the final climb up to Sestriere isn't a hard one - just over 5% of average slopes - it's still 9km long and needs to be done before finally celebrating anything!

However, it is clear that it will take some attacks to open a gap to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki again. And let's not forget that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy is still just over a minute behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe - although the Estonian looked absolutely in control so far, even he might eventually have a bad day and crack!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz is now entering the officially categorized part of the climb - as the road has been ascending since he reached the end of the downhill.

Although he has lost almost a minute since he won the KoM sprint on Colle delle Finestre, 4'32" should be enough of an advantage on this rather easy climb!


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The peloton - now containing 60 riders - is on the final climb as well now! They can see pretty far up the valley - and they see pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz about 2km further ahead. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck are now setting the pace - let's see if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch is planning an attack!


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Only 5 kilometers remaining for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz, who has lost almost no time so far on this ascent! He will definitely hope for no attacks to happen behind - but even if they did, 4'20" should definitely be enough to win this stage!


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And the pack is still together under the 5km arc, still led by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio. If pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig wants to have a shot at that GC podium, he'd rather attack soon! The same holds for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy, if he wants to get at least the 2nd place! An he'll never know if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe might crack if he doesn't even try!


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But instead, it's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak attacking now! Of course, he'd love to gain a few spots to at least somehow salvage this GT - and maybe even win a stage? This sounds pretty unlikely, but you never know...


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Meanwhile, stage leader pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz has already entered the 3 final kilometers! He can vaguely discern the red kite hidden by the trees - and even the finish line is already in sight! 4 minutes for 3 kilometers - he can't lose that one, can he?


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is dropped again! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak's acceleration was just too much for the young Pole, who has to let go with 4 kilometers remaining! Whereas he probably knows he won't be able to defend his 2nd place against pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy - if the pack doesn't slow down again - chances are absolutely intact that he'll lose less than 3'18" to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, which would make him keep 3rd place!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck is now trying to chase down pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak, but he eventually has to fold! How much time can the Slovene gain on the peloton? He needs only 9" to overtake pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador in the GC - but one more minute to pass pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy has taken over from pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck, trying to catch up with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak. More and more riders are dropped - and we're told that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is already 1'44" behind, having lost more than half of his advantage on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig!


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Fiamma Rossa for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz, who's now riding right in the sun's direction! Although pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak is closing in very fast, he still has a gap of 2'28" - that has to be enough for the final 1,000 ascending meters of this Giro d'Italia!


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More and more riders are shed by the pack - including pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes! But some more big names are in this group, as we can spot pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Valls, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Kennaugh, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Aru as well!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen is even further back, right behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot.

Meanwhile, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is still 1'45" behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig - it's looking pretty good for the Pole with less than three kilometers to go!


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The pack, led by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy, has now reached the final 1,500 meters as well! In this group are:

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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengenpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talanskypcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlssonpcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno
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Especially the last name is quite a surprise, given that he was dropped very early on Colle delle Finestre - and now is in the Top 20 of the stage!

This group is still trailing pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak by 34", while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz is another 2 minutes ahead - and will surely win this stage!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe has now taken control under the red kite, pulling pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy with him - meaning we now have the Top 5 of the GC bar pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki riding away from the rest! They surely deserve their top places!

Meanwhile, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki now really seems to have cracked - as he's 3'07" down! Only 11" of advantage left on pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, who is on the move! Will he really lose that GC podium on the very last climb?


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We'll surely find out, but for now, let's applaud pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Richard Antonio Carapaz, who wins today's stage after a 35km solo ride! After his 2nd place in Madonna di Campiglio on stage 15, he now gets an amazing win - the second for his team after pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio took home stage 2! Congratulations to another first-time GT stage winner!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak is still holding onto his small gap on the attackers led by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe, aiming at least at a stage podium now!


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And it looks good for the Slovene with just 500m to go, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe now seems to be fading! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy are with the Estonian, still a few meters ahead of the rest of the former peloton.

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In the meantime, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki has now reached the 2km mark, still accompanied by many of his teammates - but they'd like to go faster! However, their youngster doesn't seem to have much left in the tank - this could be heartbraking in the end!


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300 meters left for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe seems to be riding away from pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Simon Spilak indeed takes 2nd place, crossing the line 1'24" after pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz. It won't be much of a consolation for the defending champion, who definitely lost this race on stage 4 already. He at least made it into the Top 10 - but that can't be enough for him. And it remains an open question why he only attacked today, proving that he can even hold a group of chasers at bay!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe then takes the final podium spot of the day - his 4th of the race. Although he didn't win a single stage, he seals his overall win today - barring any disaster tomorrow!

While the Estonian is clocked 1'39" behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil are sprinting for 4th - and at least the Aussie is fighting for every second!


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It's pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Warren Barguil who takes 4th, while we have a photo-finish between pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Timofey Kritskiy and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Jack Haig! Our results list says that the Russian was ahead - but as the bonus seconds are already gone anyway, this doesn't have much importance.

Much more important is the fact that they do get the same time as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe, i.e. + 1'39". The clock is now ticking for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki, who needs to cross the line at 4'55" to defend at least the 3rd place in the GC - while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy will move up to 2nd in 38" already.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Laengen has to let go on the final meters, but he surely did a good race today after yesterday's stupid time loss!

Up front, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai is in the pole-position for 7th, ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Nesset, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arndt then have a small gap.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Chen Shikai indeed takes 7th, thereby confirming his 6th place in the GC. He is 1'58" back, and therefore 34" behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Spilak. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Chiarello was 1'12" ahead of the Slovenian - who has already overtaken pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador by now - meaning that he still has 26" to cross the line to keep his 7th GC place.


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And he does, as this group gets the same time as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Shikai. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Sigurd Nesset outpsrints pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Alex Kirsch and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Andrei Amador, who rounds off the Top 10 of the day.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Andrew Talansky takes 11th - and ends up with exactly the same overall time as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Kirsch! The Luxembourger is ranked ahead, though. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png William Chiarello then has to settle for 12th.


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The officials are pretty generous today, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Marcus Faglum Karlsson, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Francesco Bongiorno and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Nikias Arndt - taking 13th to 15th - are getting the same time as well, i.e. + 1'58".


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The gap to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Vegard Stake Laengen was obvious, however, and so the Norwegian loses 2'34" today.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Brenes is now fighting for 17th - meaning he'll likely defend his Top 20 GC position.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Gregory Brenes indeed wins this sprint, ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Jonathan Salinas and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Tim Kennaugh. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Rafael Valls is the final rider in today's Top 20.

This group is 2'49" behind pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki still has slightly more than two minutes to finish this stage!


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But first, we have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Kozhatayev, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Aru and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Anacona - who cracked really hard in the end! 3 minutes flat for this group.


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Schleck definitely didn't have the best of days, taking only 24th today. He outsprints pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Ciccone and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Reis, who both were part of today's breakaway. They lose 3'44" - the clock is ticking relentlessly...

And it's even 3'58" for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Sergis and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Sivakov - in a minute we'll know the podium of the 2020 Giro d'Italia!


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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Teklehaimanot crosses the line at 4'20"...


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...with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Iturria and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen arriving after 4'43"! Only 14 seconds left, and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki still has several hundred meters to go - I'm afraid that won't work out for the Pole!


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And indeed, as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal ride over the line 5'36" behind the stage winner, we can confirm that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig climbs up to 3rd in the GC!

However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki is at the very end of this group, and we have some gaps that are potentially big enough to give him an even bigger deficit! Remember that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Barguil was 4'29" behind the Pole pre-stage - meaning that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki has to arrive at the line at 6'08" or he'll even drop down to 5th!


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Here he is - and his teammates once again didn't really take care, opening a gap to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki! He crosses the line 6'21" later than the stage winner!

However, the timekeepers are extremely generous with him, awarding him the same time as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Mager, i.e. 5'36"! Hence, the Pole will claim 4th in the GC - which must feel like the end of the world right now! He led the race for 15 stages, dropped down to 2nd yesterday - and now lost the GC podium on the last ascent of the race. What a tragedy for him!


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However, someone else will also be very unhappy tonight: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roman. He got everything right today, joining the breakaway - but he was finally caught and even dropped by the pack before the decisive KoM sprint. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz was simply stronger today and surely deserves that jersey.


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Do you want to see another loser? pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Velits was among the Top 30 in the GC this morning - and now drops to 52nd after a completely failed breakaway attempt.


But now let's stop talking of losers, as everyone made the time limit. And let's head over to the stage, where the victory ceremony is about to start!


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Ladies and gentlemen, here's the winner of the final mountain stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia - here is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Richard Antonio Carapaz! He joined the breakaway this morning, having a clear goal in mind: winning the KoM jersey! And as the pack came dangerously close to the escapees, the Ecuadorian decided to attack with 35 kilomters to go! And he went all the way to the finish line, taking his first ever GT stage win - congratulations again!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Simon Spilak finally claims his first stage podium as well - unfortunately, he won't get any more, as the race ends tomorrow with a flat stage. He showed that he is still there, and that he's still strong - which looks promising for the rest of the season, even though this won't be much of a consolation for a failed GT.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe is clearly on the opposite side, as he pretty much sealed his first ever Giro win with today's result! He was always in control, and finally won the sprint from the chasing group, getting a fourth podium in this race - great job!


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He had a dream: winning one more GT, completing the career GT-slam - and it really looks like he's done it! After all the topographical difficulties are behind the riders, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe leads the race, 1'23" ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Timofey Kritskiy. With only 185.7 flat kilometers to go, he should really have this one "in the bag"!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Jack Haig must also be one of the happiest men on earth right now! After launching an early attack and dropping pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki on the Colle delle Finestre, it looked like he'd easily claim this final podium spot - but after being reeled in, the pace dropped and the Pole came back. However, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig was strong enough to keep up with the best on the final climb, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki had to pay for all his previous efforts - and misses out on what likely was the greatest chance of his career. Congratulations to the Aussie, and commiserations to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki!


Just like yesterday, let's take a look at the current (and probably final) Top 20, including the gained and lost spots today:

1.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe87h35'33"0
2.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Timofey Kritskiy+ 1'23"1
3.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Jack Haig+ 4'01"1
4.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki+ 4'42"2
5.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Warren Barguil+ 5'14"0
6.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Chen Shikai+ 6'30"0
7.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png William Chiarello+ 7'23"0
8.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Simon Spilak+ 7'49"1
9.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Andrei Amador+ 8'26"1
10.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Sigurd Nesset+ 9'30"0
11.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Alex Kirsch+ 10'12"0
12.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Andrew Talansky+ 10'12"0
13.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Tim Kennaugh+ 11'17"0
14.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Marcus Faglum Karlsson+ 11'40"0
15.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Francesco Bongiorno+ 13'05"1
16.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Rafael Valls+ 13'19"1
17.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Richard Antonio Carapaz+ 13'56"3
18.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Gregory Brenes+ 14'43"0
19.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Andy Schleck+ 15'43"0
20.pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Egan Bernal+ 16'52"3


No rider entered the Top 10 and the Top 20 today, hence no-one dropped out, either. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz is among the winners of the last two days, gaining 5 spots - while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Bernal dropped by the same amount. However, most unlucky about his losses will surely be pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki...


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It was already clear pre-stage that pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pum.png Arnaud Demare would defend the Maglia Ciclamino today - as he had a 42 points advantage with only 30 points on offer today. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Rein Taaramäe gained 15 of them, confirming his 2nd place - but he still trails by 27 points. If tomorrow was a hilly stage, the Frenchman might still be a bit afraid, but now with a pan-flat stage he really can't lose that jersey anymore!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Warren Barguil has moved up to 3rd, thanks to his 4th place on today's stage. He has 103 points - and definitely could drop some spots tomorrow, with many sprinters less than 20 points down on him. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Taaramäe could be overtaken if pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Kennaugh wins the stage - which is not too unlikely, though! We'll see - at least there's still some suspense for the podium spots!


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We then have no more supsense concerning the Maglia Azzurra, as no more points are on offer. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Richard Antonio Carapaz maybe did the ride of his life today - getting first the Cima Coppi including the definitive KoM jersey win, and then even the icing on the cake with the stage win! He really rode a perfect stage, deservedly winning the Maglia Azzurra - congratulations!

The only reproach that could be addressed to pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Aleksandar Roman is not having tried to join the breakaway yesterday. Today, he was just where he had to be - but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz was simply stronger. He could not do more than what he did and has to settle for 2nd, after putting in a lot of effort and a great fight!

And despite not having scored on the last two days, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Winner Anacona stays in 3rd place. He surely is pretty lucky to do so - but with no-one else seriously targetting the jersey, we now have this outcome.


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Of course, we still get to see pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Kamil Malecki on the podium! After having cracked on the Colle delle Finestre, and being written off by pretty much everyone, he capitalized on the peloton's slowdown by coming back by the end of the descent! On the final ascent, no big enough time gaps to endanger the Maglia Bianca were possible, and so he will very, very likely win this jersey! Congratulations!

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Egan Bernal in 2nd place finished the stage in the same group as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Tom Wirtgen gained 53" on them. Which was by far not enough to move up, so the Luxembourger stays 3rd.

The best young rider of the day was however pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Sivakov - who is only 11th overall, though.


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And last but not least, the team standings! Sure, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Gazelle suffered quite a lot today, with the top favorites finally attacking a bit more. They only are 11th of the day, losing almost 8 minutes on today's top team pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Generali.

However, they easily defend the first place, stilll 16'04" ahead of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png EA Vesuvio, and 18'30" ahead of... pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Aegon - Peroni! It was however a really close call for 3rd, as home team pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Generali are only 38" down, almost kicking the Dutch outfit off the podium.


And with this, it's pretty much all said and done. We've seen a gutsy attack by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig on the Colle delle Finestre, followed by an amazing comeback by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz outhsone everyone else today by taking the KoM jersey and the stage win, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Kritskiy and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Haig finally dropped pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gzl.png Malecki again, both overtaking him in the GC.

Tomorrow, we have one last day - and one last chance for the sprinters! However, 13 out of 18 mass-start stages so far went to the breakaway, so a Sprint Royale can't be taken for granted tomorrow! Tune in to find out!


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1Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify5h27'22
2Simon SpilakGenerali+ 1'24
3Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT+ 1'39
4Warren BarguilMoser - Sygics.t.
5Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
6Jack HaigBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
7Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 1'58
8Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersks.t.
9Alex KirschEA Vesuvios.t.
10Andrei AmadorTeam UBSs.t.
11Andrew TalanskyGeneralis.t.
12William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKOs.t.
13Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
14Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKAs.t.
15Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
16Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersk+ 2'34
17Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoo+ 2'49
18Jonathan SalinasAir France - KLMs.t.
19Tim KennaughcycleYorkshires.t.
20Rafael VallsAegon - Peronis.t.
21Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specialized+ 3'00
22Fabio ArueBuddys.t.
23Winner AnaconaISA - Hexactas.t.
24Andy SchleckEA Vesuvio+ 3'44
25Giulio CicconeAegon - Peronis.t.
26Rafael ReisKing Powers.t.
27Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO+ 3'58
28Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
29Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power+ 4'20
30Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk+ 4'43
31Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvios.t.
32Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP+ 5'36
33Egan BernalPolars.t.
34Benjamin DyballGeneralis.t.
35Thery SchirTeam UBSs.t.
36Artur GrigrianTeam UBSs.t.
37Nikolaos IoannidisFestina - OAKAs.t.
38Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOTs.t.
39Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKOs.t.
40Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
41Louis VervaekeGazelles.t.
42Jose GoncalvesTeam UBSs.t.
43Denys KarnulinGazelles.t.
44Dayer QuintanaAker - MOTs.t.
45Andreas VangstadAker - MOTs.t.
46Anatoliy SosnitskiyGazelles.t.
47Peter PruusAker - MOTs.t.
48Neilson PowlessGazelles.t.
49Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKAs.t.
50Tao Geoghegan HartGazelles.t.
51Tobias LudvigssonGeneralis.t.
52Joey RosskopfGeneralis.t.
53Kamil MaleckiGazelles.t.
54Ian BibbyGazelle+ 6'58
55Nathan BrownGeneralis.t.
56Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
57Michail MavrikakisFestina - OAKAs.t.
58Sean McKennaMoser - Sygics.t.
59Chris HarperBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
60Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 7'29
61Ion IzagirrePolars.t.
62Jianhua JiISA - Hexacta+ 8'13
63Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
64Nikita NovikovTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
65Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 10'05
66Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKAs.t.
67Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specializeds.t.
68Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specializeds.t.
69Jorge AbreuTeam UBS+ 10'36
70Steven KruijswijkGazelles.t.
71Cyril BarthePolars.t.
72Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersks.t.
73Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKOs.t.
74Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specializeds.t.
75Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO+ 11'19
76Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersk+ 11'42
77Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAP+ 11'54
78Thomas KoepAegon - Peronis.t.
79Guillaume MartinAir France - KLMs.t.
80Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshires.t.
81Rafel MajkaeBuddys.t.
82Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 12'34
83Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 13'09
84Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygics.t.
85Ioannis SpanopoulosFestina - OAKA+ 13'41
86Jacob SalconeRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
87Piter CamperoISA - Hexactas.t.
88Aleksey RybalkinTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
89Alex AranburuAker - MOTs.t.
90Tobias FossAker - MOTs.t.
91Rhys GillettGrieg-Maersks.t.
92Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersks.t.
93Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 17'00
94Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peronis.t.
95Sergey LuchshenkoIndosat Ooredoos.t.
96Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexactas.t.
97Jose FernandesGeneralis.t.
98Timothy RoeBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
99Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKOs.t.
100Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
101Marcel AreggerTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
102Artem NychPolars.t.
103Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 17'51
104Ivan Garcia CortinaPolars.t.
105Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta+ 19'22
106Ka Hoo FungKing Powers.t.
107Lennard HofstedeeBuddys.t.
108Valerio ContieBuddys.t.
109Matthew HolmescycleYorkshires.t.
110Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexactas.t.
111Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexactas.t.
112Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
113Ian BoswelleBuddys.t.
114Petr VakocISA - Hexactas.t.
115Yuttana ManoKing Powers.t.
116Jay McCarthycycleYorkshires.t.
117Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLMs.t.
118Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygics.t.
119Michal KukrleMoser - Sygics.t.
120Sebastien IvarsTeam UBS+ 21'18
121Daniel MunozcycleYorkshires.t.
122Jaime CastrilloAker - MOTs.t.
123Kai ReusRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
124Gregory DanielIsostar - Specialized+ 25'06
125Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvios.t.
126Guy SagivTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
127Davide GabburoIsostar - Specializeds.t.
128Hsuan Ping HsuKing Powers.t.
129Lars BoomAegon - Peronis.t.
130Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshires.t.
131Michael HepburnMoser - Sygics.t.
132Daniel TurekMoser - Sygics.t.
133Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKOs.t.
134Ivo OliveiraGeneralis.t.
135Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni+ 26'41
136Nicolas EdetAir France - KLM+ 27'08
137Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAPs.t.
138Coen VermeltfoorteBuddys.t.
139Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshires.t.
140Bas Van der KooijeBuddys.t.
141Anton VorobevTeam Tinkoff - La Datchas.t.
142Kamil GradekIsostar - Specializeds.t.
143Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygics.t.
144Hugo HofstetterGrieg-Maersks.t.
145Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
146Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 29'09
147Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 30'17
148Danny Van PoppeleBuddys.t.
149Peter KennaughAir France - KLMs.t.
150Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
151Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
152Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cyclings.t.
153Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitcheltons.t.
154Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 31'29
155Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
156Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 32'15
157Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoos.t.
158Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvios.t.
159Abdul GaniIndosat Ooredoos.t.
160Elia VivianiKing Powers.t.
161Ryan MullenPolars.t.
162Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
163Nejc KosicVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
164Phan Age HaugardVolvo acc. by Spotifys.t.
165Simon ClarkeAir France - KLM+ 34'14
166Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvios.t.
167Bob JungelsEA Vesuvios.t.
168Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
169Chun Wing LeungKing Powers.t.
170Justin WolfIndosat Ooredoos.t.
171Frederik FrisonAegon - Peronis.t.
172Bambang SuryadiIndosat Ooredoo+ 35'39
173Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoos.t.
174Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 38'51
175Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 39'12
176Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA+ 40'26
177Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 42'27
178Daniil FominykhTeam UBS+ 44'29



GC

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1Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT87h35'33
2Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1'23
3Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton+ 4'01
4Kamil MaleckiGazelle+ 4'42
5Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic+ 5'14
6Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 6'30
7William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO+ 7'23
8Simon SpilakGenerali+ 7'49
9Andrei AmadorTeam UBS+ 8'26
10Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk+ 9'30
11Alex KirschEA Vesuvio+ 10'12
12Andrew TalanskyGeneralis.t.
13Tim KennaughcycleYorkshire+ 11'17
14Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 11'40
15Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKA+ 13'05
16Rafael VallsAegon - Peroni+ 13'19
17Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 13'56
18Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoo+ 14'43
19Andy SchleckEA Vesuvio+ 15'43
20Egan BernalPolar+ 16'52
21Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAP+ 18'19
22Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio+ 20'52
23Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk+ 23'27
24Rafael ReisKing Power+ 23'38
25Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specialized+ 26'38
26Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP+ 27'48
27Tao Geoghegan HartGazelle+ 28'14
28Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power+ 33'44
29Fabio ArueBuddy+ 34'52
30Jonathan SalinasAir France - KLM+ 36'14
31Giulio CicconeAegon - Peroni+ 37'16
32Winner AnaconaISA - Hexacta+ 38'04
33Anatoliy SosnitskiyGazelle+ 38'42
34Louis VervaekeGazelle+ 38'47
35Rafel MajkaeBuddy+ 39'59
36Jorge AbreuTeam UBS+ 41'03
37Benjamin DyballGenerali+ 42'07
38Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 42'12
39Denys KarnulinGazelle+ 42'43
40Steven KruijswijkGazelle+ 42'45
41Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKO+ 42'57
42Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersk+ 43'57
43Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 44'10
44Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT+ 44'15
45Ian BibbyGazelle+ 44'22
46Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 45'10
47Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized+ 47'55
48Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA+ 49'12
49Michail MavrikakisFestina - OAKA+ 50'17
50Tobias LudvigssonGenerali+ 51'07
51Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKO+ 51'22
52Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni+ 51'40
53Ian BoswelleBuddy+ 52'10
54Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cycling+ 53'18
55Neilson PowlessGazelle+ 54'20
56Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 55'30
57Dayer QuintanaAker - MOT+ 56'41
58Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton+ 57'28
59Ion IzagirrePolar+ 59'01
60Nikolaos IoannidisFestina - OAKA+ 59'11
61Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic+ 59'48
62Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1h00'03
63Jose GoncalvesTeam UBS+ 1h00'08
64Petr VakocISA - Hexacta+ 1h00'40
65Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAP+ 1h01'21
66Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized+ 1h01'50
67Andreas VangstadAker - MOT+ 1h02'18
68Nathan BrownGenerali+ 1h02'45
69Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire+ 1h03'40
70Nikita NovikovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1h03'47
71Joey RosskopfGenerali+ 1h05'50
72Thery SchirTeam UBS+ 1h05'57
73Alex AranburuAker - MOT+ 1h06'38
74Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKA+ 1h07'35
75Peter PruusAker - MOT+ 1h08'30
76Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO+ 1h08'44
77Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton+ 1h09'19
78Aleksey RybalkinTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1h14'50
79Artur GrigrianTeam UBS+ 1h15'47
80Guillaume MartinAir France - KLM+ 1h20'58
81Thomas KoepAegon - Peroni+ 1h21'38
82Timothy RoeBennelong - Mitchelton+ 1h23'16
83Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP+ 1h24'24
84Ioannis SpanopoulosFestina - OAKA+ 1h25'05
85Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKO+ 1h25'14
86Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni+ 1h26'08
87Jose FernandesGenerali+ 1h26'18
88Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 1h27'08
89Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk+ 1h28'10
90Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta+ 1h28'52
91Valerio ContieBuddy+ 1h34'08
92Cyril BarthePolar+ 1h35'17
93Tobias FossAker - MOT+ 1h38'31
94Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 1h40'19
95Piter CamperoISA - Hexacta+ 1h44'30
96Jay McCarthycycleYorkshire+ 1h47'30
97Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio+ 1h47'36
98Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specialized+ 1h47'55
99Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygic+ 1h49'40
100Rhys GillettGrieg-Maersk+ 1h54'47
101Jianhua JiISA - Hexacta+ 1h55'38
102Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLM+ 1h56'12
103Jacob SalconeRakuten Pro Cycling+ 1h57'07
104Matthew HolmescycleYorkshire+ 1h57'17
105Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire+ 1h57'58
106Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO+ 2h04'58
107Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAP+ 2h06'42
108Lars BoomAegon - Peroni+ 2h07'51
109Sebastien IvarsTeam UBS+ 2h11'25
110Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersk+ 2h14'23
111Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexacta+ 2h16'39
112Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling+ 2h17'48
113Ka Hoo FungKing Power+ 2h18'00
114Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP+ 2h21'59
115Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshire+ 2h22'13
116Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 2h22'24
117Yuttana ManoKing Power+ 2h24'15
118Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexacta+ 2h26'09
119Lennard HofstedeeBuddy+ 2h27'13
120Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized+ 2h28'46
121Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersk+ 2h28'50
122Marcel AreggerTeam Puma - SAP+ 2h30'15
123Artem NychPolar+ 2h30'33
124Sergey LuchshenkoIndosat Ooredoo+ 2h31'21
125Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power+ 2h37'10
126Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygic+ 2h37'53
127Guy SagivTeam Puma - SAP+ 2h41'57
128Gregory DanielIsostar - Specialized+ 2h42'10
129Coen VermeltfoorteBuddy+ 2h44'11
130Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexacta+ 2h47'16
131Michal KukrleMoser - Sygic+ 2h52'39
132Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar+ 2h53'09
133Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvio+ 2h53'14
134Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvio+ 2h53'44
135Kai ReusRakuten Pro Cycling+ 2h55'37
136Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygic+ 3h08'50
137Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 3h11'47
138Bob JungelsEA Vesuvio+ 3h13'49
139Kamil GradekIsostar - Specialized+ 3h14'05
140Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 3h14'11
141Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3h19'44
142Bas Van der KooijeBuddy+ 3h20'18
143Elia VivianiKing Power+ 3h23'57
144Hugo HofstetterGrieg-Maersk+ 3h24'02
145Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO+ 3h28'32
146Anton VorobevTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 3h31'47
147Nicolas EdetAir France - KLM+ 3h38'36
148Michael HepburnMoser - Sygic+ 3h38'41
149Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitchelton+ 3h39'08
150Ryan MullenPolar+ 3h39'37
151Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 3h43'17
152Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire+ 3h43'58
153Abdul GaniIndosat Ooredoo+ 3h49'05
154Daniel TurekMoser - Sygic+ 3h50'29
155Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3h54'54
156Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling+ 4h01'14
157Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoo+ 4h02'15
158Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 4h02'52
159Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 4h03'13
160Peter KennaughAir France - KLM+ 4h03'23
161Danny Van PoppeleBuddy+ 4h04'38
162Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 4h05'28
163Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 4h28'48
164Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 4h43'59
165Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitchelton+ 4h45'35
166Daniil FominykhTeam UBS+ 4h49'10
167Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 4h50'12
168Nejc KosicVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 4h56'14
169Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 5h05'10
170Chun Wing LeungKing Power+ 5h17'19
171Simon ClarkeAir France - KLM+ 5h30'24
172Justin WolfIndosat Ooredoo+ 5h32'42
173Frederik FrisonAegon - Peroni+ 5h43'48
174Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo+ 5h51'13
175Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA+ 5h56'23
176Phan Age HaugardVolvo acc. by Spotify+ 5h59'07
177Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 6h03'19
178Bambang SuryadiIndosat Ooredoo+ 6h06'43



Points

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1Arnaud DemareTeam Puma - SAP168
2Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT141
3Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic103
4Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni99
5Ian BoswelleBuddy98
6Peter KennaughAir France - KLM92
7Ingus EislersEvonik - ELKO91
8Davide AppollonioVolvo acc. by Spotify88
9Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha88
10Artem NychPolar87
11Emiliano ContrerasISA - Hexacta84
12Egan BernalPolar83
13Kamil MaleckiGazelle72
14Simon SpilakGenerali69
15Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify66
16Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton65
17Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized61
18Danny Van PoppeleBuddy61
19Andrew TalanskyGenerali60
20Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized57
21Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power54
22William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO54
23Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio48
24Petr VakocISA - Hexacta47
25Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO47
26Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam47
27Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshire45
28Steven KruijswijkGazelle45
29Cameron MeyerBennelong - Mitchelton45
30Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized42
31Cyril BarthePolar41
32Raul Granjel CabreraMoser - Sygic41
33Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling40
34Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk39
35Winner AnaconaISA - Hexacta37
36Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specialized37
37Giacomo NizzoloFestina - OAKA37
38Vegard Robinson BuggeIsostar - Specialized36
39Alex KirschEA Vesuvio36
40Nikias ArndtTeam Puma - SAP35
41Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo35
42Valerio ContieBuddy34
43Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic32
44Tim KennaughcycleYorkshire31
45Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cycling29
46Francesco BongiornoFestina - OAKA28
47Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power28
48Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton28
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
60Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotify19
61Ka Hoo FungKing Power19
62Chen ShikaiRakuten Pro Cycling18
63Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk18
64Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio18
65Andrei AmadorTeam UBS17
66Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersk17
67Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta17
68Yuttana ManoKing Power17
69Jorge AbreuTeam UBS16
70Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA16
71Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT16
72Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni15
73Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLM15
74Jianhua JiISA - Hexacta15
75Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar15
76Adrian MaloriTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha14
77Bas Van der KooijeBuddy14
78Daniel TurekMoser - Sygic14
79Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton13
80Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO13
81Rafael VallsAegon - Peroni12
82Andy SchleckEA Vesuvio12
83Andreas VangstadAker - MOT12
84Elias AfewerkiEA Vesuvio12
85Elia VivianiKing Power12
86Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP11
87Rafel MajkaeBuddy11
88Brendan CantyBennelong - Mitchelton11
89Lennard HofstedeeBuddy11
90Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT10
91Jose GoncalvesTeam UBS10
92Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKA10
93Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygic10
94Gregory DanielIsostar - Specialized10
95Morgan KneiskyEA Vesuvio10
96Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoo9
97Salah Eddine MraouniISA - Hexacta9
98Michael HepburnMoser - Sygic9
99Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire8
100Alex WohlerBennelong - Mitchelton7
101Alex AranburuAker - MOT6
102Piter CamperoISA - Hexacta6
103Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP6
104Gonzalo SerranoGrieg-Maersk6
105Sebastian SchönbergerMoser - Sygic6
106Ryan MullenPolar6
107Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo6
108Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling6
109Kazushige KubokiRakuten Pro Cycling5
110Tobias LudvigssonGenerali4
111Ion IzagirrePolar4
112Murilo AffonsoISA - Hexacta4
113Max KanterEA Vesuvio4
114Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam4
115Sebastien IvarsTeam UBS2
116Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO2
117Ronan Van ZandbeekVolvo acc. by Spotify2
118Rafael ReisKing Power1
119Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cycling1
120Yikui NiuTeam Puma - SAP1
121Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire1
122Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoo1



KoM

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1Richard Antonio CarapazVolvo acc. by Spotify90
2Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized62
3Winner AnaconaISA - Hexacta48
4Marcus Faglum KarlssonVolvo acc. by Spotify44
5Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio42
6Ian BoswelleBuddy38
7Petr VakocISA - Hexacta34
8Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO32
9Denys KarnulinGazelle32
10Rein TaaramäeAker - MOT31
11Andrew TalanskyGenerali31
12Warren BarguilMoser - Sygic27
13Kamil MaleckiGazelle26
14Peter VelitsAegon - Peroni26
15Joey RosskopfGenerali26
16Sigurd NessetGrieg-Maersk25
17Tim KennaughcycleYorkshire24
18Egan BernalPolar24
19Rafel MajkaeBuddy24
20Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni24
21Steven KruijswijkGazelle23
22Daniel TeklehaimanotKing Power22
23Teodoro CostagliRakuten Pro Cycling22
24Gregory BrenesIndosat Ooredoo18
25Mikel BizkarraIsostar - Specialized18
26Mikel IturriaGrieg-Maersk17
27Timofey KritskiyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha16
28Tomoyuki IinoRakuten Pro Cycling12
29Sean McKennaMoser - Sygic12
30Artur GrigrianTeam UBS12
31Jack HaigBennelong - Mitchelton10
32Bakhtiyar KozhatayevIsostar - Specialized10
33Davide GabburoIsostar - Specialized10
34Simon SpilakGenerali8
35Andris VosekalnsEvonik - ELKO8
36Vegard Stake LaengenGrieg-Maersk8
37Riccardo ZoidlFestina - OAKA8
38Kaspars SergisEvonik - ELKO8
39Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta8
40Ka Hoo FungKing Power8
41Charalampas KastrantasFestina - OAKA7
42Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA7
43Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam7
44Rafael VallsAegon - Peroni6
45Jorge AbreuTeam UBS6
46Cyril BarthePolar6
47Jakub DanacikMoser - Sygic6
48Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk5
49Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo5
50Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam5
51Alex KirschEA Vesuvio4
52Christian MagerTeam Puma - SAP4
53Benjamin DyballGenerali4
54Chris HarperBennelong - Mitchelton4
55Andrei SakalouEvonik - ELKO4
56Valerio ContieBuddy4
57Sven Erik BystromAir France - KLM4
58Matthew HolmescycleYorkshire4
59Cameron BaylyBennelong - Mitchelton3
60Lars BoomAegon - Peroni3
61Patrick NaudEvonik - ELKO3
62Ryan MullenPolar3
63William ChiarelloEvonik - ELKO2
64Jerome CoppelcycleYorkshire2
65Felix GrossschartnerGrieg-Maersk2
66Yuttana ManoKing Power2
67Piter CamperoISA - Hexacta1
68Dealton Nur Arif PrayogoIndosat Ooredoo1
69Tushantha RajapakshageRakuten Pro Cycling1
70Andrea VendrameVolvo acc. by Spotify1



U25

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1Kamil MaleckiGazelle87h40'15
2Egan BernalPolar+ 12'10
3Tom WirtgenEA Vesuvio+ 16'10
4Tao Geoghegan HartGazelle+ 23'32
5Kristaps BudenieksEvonik - ELKO+ 37'30
6Giovanni CarboniAegon - Peroni+ 39'28
7Takeaki AmezawaAker - MOT+ 39'33
8Aleksandar RomanIsostar - Specialized+ 43'13
9Martins BlumsEvonik - ELKO+ 46'40
10Neilson PowlessGazelle+ 49'38
11Pavel SivakovTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 55'21
12Aleksa CrnceviccycleYorkshire+ 58'58
13Alex AranburuAker - MOT+ 1h01'56
14Mathieu van der PoelAegon - Peroni+ 1h21'26
15Jose FernandesGenerali+ 1h21'36
16Aidan Van NiekerkFestina - OAKA+ 1h22'26
17Benoit CosnefroyGrieg-Maersk+ 1h23'28
18Getachew SendekuISA - Hexacta+ 1h24'10
19Cyril BarthePolar+ 1h30'35
20Tobias FossAker - MOT+ 1h33'49
21Andres PaezAir France - KLM+ 1h35'37
22Keagan GirdlestoneEA Vesuvio+ 1h42'54
23Daniel MunozcycleYorkshire+ 1h53'16
24Valentin MadouasTeam Puma - SAP+ 2h02'00
25Ka Hoo FungKing Power+ 2h13'18
26Remi CavagnaTeam Puma - SAP+ 2h17'17
27Jaime CastrilloAker - MOT+ 2h17'42
28Yuttana ManoKing Power+ 2h19'33
29Artem NychPolar+ 2h25'51
30Hsuan Ping HsuKing Power+ 2h32'28
31Ivan Garcia CortinaPolar+ 2h48'27
32Ivo OliveiraGenerali+ 3h09'29
33Alessandro FedeliLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3h15'02
34Bas Van der KooijeBuddy+ 3h15'36
35Andreas Odie Purnama SetiawaIndosat Ooredoo+ 3h38'35
36Gabriel CullaighcycleYorkshire+ 3h39'16
37Patrick GamperLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3h50'12
38Jingbiao ZhaoRakuten Pro Cycling+ 3h58'10
39Max KanterEA Vesuvio+ 3h58'31
40Szymon SajnokLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 4h24'06
41Alessandro CoviLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 4h45'30
42Stan DewulfLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 5h58'37



Team

1Gazelle262h39'21
2EA Vesuvio+ 16'04
3Aegon - Peroni+ 18'30
4Generali+ 19'08
5Evonik - ELKO+ 29'07
6Grieg-Maersk+ 32'48
7Aker - MOT+ 40'01
8Rakuten Pro Cycling+ 52'58
9Team Puma - SAP+ 54'05
10Team UBS+ 1h00'33
11Bennelong - Mitchelton+ 1h00'35
12Festina - OAKA+ 1h02'25
13Isostar - Specialized+ 1h08'52
14eBuddy+ 1h17'05
15Team Tinkoff - La Datcha+ 1h17'52
16ISA - Hexacta+ 1h27'00
17Polar+ 1h27'53
18cycleYorkshire+ 1h32'38
19Moser - Sygic+ 1h58'41
20King Power+ 2h26'41
21Air France - KLM+ 2h50'45
22Volvo acc. by Spotify+ 3h34'34
23Indosat Ooredoo+ 5h26'01
24Lierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 10h36'34

 
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