203 km high mountain stage from Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio, four Gpm and uphill finish
14.24 – 65 km to the finish
Nobody follows Dario Cataldo, winner of the last edition of the stage with arrival in Como, the one that followed the route of the Giro di Lombardia.
2.20 pm – Abruzzo
Dario Cataldo stretches downhill. 35 “the advantage over his escape companions.
2.15 pm – group on the Gpm
The pink jersey group also passes through the Monte Bondone GPM.
14.10 – 82 at the finish line
7’05 “the advantage of the fugitives compared to the pink jersey group when there are 82 km to the finish in Madonna di Campiglio.
Ore 14.05 – Warrior cousin south Gpm
The Portuguese Ruben Guerreiro passes first on the Bondone GP in front of De Gendt. Guerreiro thus consolidates his leadership in the ranking of climbers to the detriment of Giovanni Visconti who today did not run away and is in the group of sprinters. These are the 19 strikers: Argentine Eduardo Sepulveda and Davide Villella, Dario Cataldo and Spaniard Héctor Carretero (Movistar), Australian Rohan Dennis (Ineos), Portuguese Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling), Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates ), the Australian Ben O’Connor, the South African Louis Meintjes and the Eritrean Amanuel Gebreigzabhier (NTT Pro Cycling), the Belgian Harm Vanhoucke and the compatriot Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal), the Swiss Kilian Frankiny (Groupama Fdj), the Danish Jesper Hansen (Cofidis), the Russian Ilnur Zakarin and the Spanish Victor De la Parte (CCC), the Austrian Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain – McLaren), the Spanish Oscar Rodriguez (Astana) and the French Geoffrey Bouchard (Ag2r).
13.57 – the advantage rises
7 ‘the advantage of 19 treads when there are 88 km to the finish. Among the fugitives, the rider placed best in the general classification is the Austrian Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-McLaren), 15th at 9’53 “from the pink jersey Joao Almeida.
13.48 – Longing for revenge
Ben O’Connor was also among the fugitives, second in yesterday’s stage behind Jan Tratnik.
13.34 – De Gendt sets the pace
The Belgian of Lotto Soudal led the group of fugitives on Bondone, 6’10 “, the advantage of 19 treads when there are 94 km to the finish.
13.17 – 100 km to the finish
The advantage of the 19 treads is 6’10 “over the pink jersey group pulled by the Deceuninck-Quick-Step of the pink jersey Joao Almeida when there are 100 km to the finish in Madonna di Campiglio. 20 km at 6.8% with peaks of 15%) The ambassador of the seventeenth stage is the blue diver Francesca Dallapé.
12.56 – the attackers
4’46 “the advantage of the treads once the descent from Forcella Valbona is finished (Gpm first category, 21.9 km at 6.6%). The 19 attackers are: Argentinian Eduardo Sepulveda and Davide Villella, Dario Cataldo and the Spanish Héctor Carretero (Movistar), the Australian Rohan Dennis (Ineos), the Portuguese Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling), Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates), the Australian Ben O’Connor, the South African Louis Meintjes and Eritrean Amanuel Gebreigzabhier (NTT Pro Cycling), Belgian Harm Vanhoucke and compatriot Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal), Swiss Kilian Frankiny (Groupama Fdj), Danish Jesper Hansen (Cofidis), Russian Ilnur Zakarin and Spanish Victor De la Parte (CCC), the Austrian Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain – McLaren), the Spaniard Oscar Rodriguez (Astana) and the French Geoffrey Bouchard (Ag2r). The Portuguese Ruben Guerreiro was the first to pass the first category GPM and now is a virtual blue jersey.
12.49 – 19 on the run
5’11 “the advantage of the 19 fugitives when there are 118 km to go.
Waiting for the climbs
In the sixteenth stage of the Giro, the 2000 stage in the history of the pink race, the men in the classification let go of the breakaway and Tratnik managed to beat O’Connor by detaching him on the last tear. In the final skirmishes between the big names, a good starting point for the Almeida pink jersey who managed to gain 2 “over his rivals in view of the climbs of the seventeenth stage.
Fraction of 203 km from Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio, high mountain stage with four Gpm and uphill finish. Climb up the Valdastico briefly to climb the right side of the valley up to Forcella Valbona through Tonezza del Cimone, a very long climb with constant gradients (first category Gpm, 21.9 km at 6.6%). We then face a long descent to Calliano where we climb Monte Bondone from Aldeno (first category GPM, 20 km at 6.8% with peaks of 15%). Then go down to Sarche to reach Terme di Comano and Tione di Trento (through Passo Durone, third category Gpm of 10.4 km at 6%). Final ascent (first category GPM) starting from Carisolo, 12.5 km with very constant gradients always around 6.5%, the last 2 km substantially flat.
The pink jersey Joao Almeida (Deceuninck Quick-Step) has a lead of 17 “over Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb), 2’58” over Jai Hindley (Sunweb) and 2’59 “over Geoghegan Hart (Ineos). First of the Italians Vincenzo Nibali (Trek Segafredo), seventh at 3’31 “.
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21 October 2020 (change October 21, 2020 | 14:28)
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