Giro d’Italia, 15th stage (Rivolto-Piancavallo): Dennis in the lead | the Direct

Fraction of 185 km from the Rivolto Air Base in Piancavallo, with four Gpm. After an excellent time trial, the Almeida pink jersey will have to defend itself from uphill attacks

3.48 pm – Visconti and Samitier

Visconti and Samitier take off on the first ramps of the climb behind Dennis, 13 km to the finish in Piancavallo.

3.45 pm – final ascent

A few more rides for Rohan Dennis before facing the final climb of Piancavallo (first category Gpm, 14.5 km at 7.8%). At 1’01 “Andrea Vendrame (Ag2r La Mondiale), the Movistar couple formed by Sergio Samitier and Davide Villella, Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabù Brado) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal). At 1’56” the pink jersey group .

15.41 – Astana

At the head of the group to pull the Astana of the Danish Jakob Fuglsang, the Sunweb of the Dutch Wilco Kelderman and the Deceuninck Quick-Step of the Portuguese in pink jersey Joao Almeida. At 18 km from the finish Rohan Dennis alone in the lead with 55 “on the five pursuers and 2’17” on the pink jersey group.

15.36 – 22 at the finish line

The pink jersey group pulled by Deceuninck and Sunweb is gaining ground on the fugitives. With 22 km from the finish line Dennis has a 55 “advantage over the five pursuers and 2’28” over the pink jersey group. Behind the Australian from Ineos Grenadiers are: Andrea Vendrame (Ag2r La Mondiale), the Movistar couple formed by Sergio Samitier and Davide Villella, Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabù Brado) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal).

3.19 pm – the situation

Sunweb always pulling at the head of the group when there are 28 km to the finish, the team of second in the standings Wilco Kelderman prepares the ground for its captain in view of the last ascent. Rohan Dennis leads with a 42 “advantage over the five pursuers, 1’45” over the Spanish Daniel Navarro (Israel Start-Up Nation) and 2’48 “over the pink jersey group Joao Almeida.

3.16 pm – end of descent

The descent from the penultimate Gpm has ended. The showdown of the climb towards Piancavallo is approaching, 29 km to the finish.

3.22 pm – five pursuers

There are five pursuers 35 “behind Dennis (Ineos Grenadiers), only in command. Andrea Vendrame (Ag2r La Mondiale), the Movistar couple Sergio Samitier and Davide Villella, Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabù Brado) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal The pink jersey group is 3’13 “.

3.14 pm – Dennis first on the GPM

Rohan Dennis (Ineos Grenadiers) passes first at the top of the penultimate GPM, then Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) and third Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabù Brado), who consolidates his leadership in the ranking of the blue jersey. 40 km to the finish line, Dennis has a 32 “advantage over De Gendt, 52” over Visconti and 3’44 “over the pink jersey group. Luca Chirico has also taken over.

At the finish in Piancavallo the three-time world champion in biathlon, Dorothea Wierer.

Ore 15.08 – ripreso Padun

The Ukrainian of Bahrain McLaren was taken up by the pink jersey group, 3’45 “behind Rohan Dennis. The Australian continues to gain on the pursuer Thomas De Gendt and on the couple behind the Belgian, formed by the Spaniard Sergio Samitier and by Giovanni Visconti Sunweb always at the head of the group.

15.05 – Dennis alone

Rohan Dennis, second behind Filippo Ganna in the Prosecco time trial, is alone in command after having beaten his adventure companion Thomas De Gendt uphill.

15.02 – two in front

The Belgian Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) and the Australian Rohan Dennis (ineos Grenadiers) attack the first ramps of the Pala Barzana climb (second category GPM, 13.3 km at 4.4%).

14.59 – Poffabro

De Gendt first at the flying finish line of Poffabro, behind him Dennis and Visconti. 3’06 “the margin between the head of the race and the pink jersey group when there are 46 km to the finish.

14.54 – withdrawals

After the crash, Ecuadorian Jhonatan Narváez (Ineos Grenadiers) and Frenchman Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) leave the pink race. 3’03 “the advantage of the treads at 49 km from the finish.

14.41 – fall

Ecuadorian Jefferson Cepeda (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) and fellow countryman Jhonatan Narváez (Ineos Grenadiers) fell together with Frenchman Nicolas Edet (Cofidis). Slipped on the asphalt for the three, while Villella returned to the tread. The advantage of the breakaway is 3’15 “when there are 56 km to the finish, ahead of everyone in the pink jersey group the German Nico Denz (Sunweb).

2.33 pm – drilling for Villella

Davide Villella (Movistar) had a puncture and was forced to change a wheel, but he left immediately and is chasing the ten treads. 3’37 “the advantage of the forwards over the pink jersey group, which is increasing the pace thanks to the work of the men of Sunweb and Deceuninck.

14.19 – 73 at the finish line

4’36 “the advantage of the eleven forwards when there are 73 km to the finish in Piancavallo. Long descent before the penultimate climb.

Ore 14.13 – Gpm

Giovanni Visconti is the first to pass through the Forcella di Monte Rest GPM (second category GPM, 7.4 km at 7.5%). Full booty so far for the Sicilian, at the top of the blue jersey. Advantage of the eleven treads which dropped below 5 ‘. Meanwhile, a puncture for Domenico Pozzovivo, who starts again without problems.

14.01 – the attackers of the day

Here are the eleven leaders: Andrea Vendrame (Ag2r La Mondiale), Luca Chirico (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Manuele Boaro (Astana), the Ukrainian Mark Padun (Bahrain-McLaren), the Belgian Thomas De Gendt and the British Matthew Holmes ( Lotto Soudal), Davide Villella and the Spanish Sergio Samitier (Movistar), the Spanish Daniel Navarro (Israel Start-Up Nation), the Australian Rohan Dennis (Ineos Grenadiers) and Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabù Brado). At the head of the pink jersey group pulls the NTT Pro Cycling of Domenico Pozzovivo.

13.56 – 85 km to the finish

The ascent of Forcella di Monte Rest for the fugitives has begun. Second category gpm, it reaches 1060 meters. Advantage on the group of 5’40 “.

1.45 pm – 90 km to the finish

Change bicycle for one of the fugitives, Andrea Vendrame. At 90 km from the finish, the eleven forwards have a 6’03 “advantage over the pink jersey group. Carboni has been reached. These are the words of Cofidis sprinter Elia Viviani before the start of the stage.

Ore 13.38 – cade Sobrero

Matteo Sobrero of NTT Pro Cucling falls in a group and is overwhelmed by the wheels of those who preceded him, the Piedmontese climbs back with difficulty by bicycle. Today’s retirements: Nibali’s partner in Trek Segafredo Gianluca Brambilla and Colombian Juan Sebastian Molano of UAE Team Emirates, victim of a crash in yesterday’s time trial. These are the words of Fausto Masnada, companion of the Almeida pink jersey at the Deceuninck Quick-Step, at the start of the fifteenth stage.

13.32 – flying finish line

Vendrame passes first in front of De Gendt and Visconti at the flying finish line of Villa Santina. 96 km to go to the arrival of Piancavallo. At the head of the group pull the NTT Pro Cycling of Domenico Pozzovivo and the Sunweb of Wilco Kelderman.

13.27 – eleven o’clock

When there are 101 km to go, the eleven forwards have a 5’27 “advantage over the pink jersey group, while Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF-Faizané) is 3’25” behind. These are the eleven leaders: Andrea Vendrame (Ag2r La Mondiale), Luca Chirico (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Manuele Boaro (Astana), the Ukrainian Mark Padun (Bahrain-McLaren), the Belgian Thomas De Gendt and the British Matthew Holmes ( Lotto Soudal), Davide Villella and the Spanish Sergio Samitier (Movistar), the Spanish Daniel Navarro (Israel Start-Up Nation), the Australian Rohan Dennis (Ineos Grenadiers) and Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabù Brado). Spectacular images of this morning, when the Frecce Tricolori flew over the group.

13.09 – Carboni chases

At 113 km from the finish, the eleven leaders have a 3’10 “advantage over Carboni, the lone pursuer, and 6’45” over the pink jersey group. The average ride is 42.7 km / h. These are the words of the director of the Giro d’Italia Mauro Vegni at the start.

13.02 – eleven on the attack

There are eleven leads, reached by Samitier, while Guerreiro has been taken up by the pink jersey group and Carboni continues to chase at 3 ‘. Visconti first at the GPM of the Sella Chianzutan ahead of Holmes and Vendrame, the Vini Zabù Brado rider is the virtual blue jersey. This morning departure from the Rivolto Air Base.

12.49 – 125 at the finish

The riders face the Gpm of the Sella Chianzutan (second category, 10.6 km at 5.4%). The ten leaders have a 6’43 “advantage over the group 125 km from the finish. In pursuit of them, the pair formed by the Portuguese Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling) and the Spanish Sergio Samitier (Astana), then Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF- Faizané). The ten forwards are: Andrea Vendrame (Ag2r La Mondiale), Luca Chirico (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Manuele Boaro (Astana), the Ukrainian Mark Padun (Bahrain-McLaren), the Belgian Thomas De Gendt and the British Matthew Holmes (Lotto Soudal), Davide Villella (Movistar), Spanish Daniel Navarro (Israel Start-Up Nation), Australian Rohan Dennis (Ineos Grenadiers) and Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabù Brado).

12.40 pm – Frecce Tricolori

Spectacular start with the Frecce tricolori that flew over the group. At 128 km from the finish there are ten riders on the run, 6’52 “their advantage over the pink jersey group. At 2’15” the leaders Guerreiro and Samitier, at 2’35 “Carboni.

Mountain stage

In the fourteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia, the time trial from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene, the victory went to Filippo Ganna while the pink jersey Joao Almeida managed to gain even more on rivals. The pursuers will have to try to put the pink jersey in difficulty on the four GPMs scheduled for the mountain stage from the Rivolto Air Base to Piancavallo, which is very demanding.

Path

Fifteenth fraction from the Rivolto Air Base (Frecce Tricolori) to Piancavallo, 185 km. The Gpm of the Sella Chianzutan (Gpm of the second category, 10.6 km at 5.4%) is exceeded, followed by that of Forcella di Monte Rest (Gpm of the second category, 7.4 km at 7.5%) and that of Pala Barzana (second category Gpm, 13.3 km at 4.4%). Quite challenging descent, then the route becomes flat up to Aviano, where the final ascent of Piancavallo begins (first category GPM, 14.5 km at 7.8%), 15 km from the finish. Very steep first 10 km, always around 9%, with peaks of 14%. At km 10.9 the road flattens and slightly descends, to start climbing again with more moderate gradients (maximum 8%).

I big

In the overall standings, the Portuguese Joao Almeida has a 56 “advantage over the Dutch Sunweb Wilco Kelderman, second, and 2’11” over the Spanish of Bahrain-McLaren Pello Bilbao, third. Trek-Segafredo captain Vincenzo Nibali, in fifth position, is at 2’30 “.

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