200 km from Giovinazzo to Vieste (Gargano), a busy stage with two mountain grand prix. Almeida in pink
2.40 pm – Reunification
Fuglsang is back in the group, thanks to a slowdown of the men of Trek Segafredo. Advantage of the 6 fugitives which is now 8’30 “.
2.35 pm – 70 km to the finish
Fuglsang’s delay is almost 50 “. In the meantime, the Israeli Start-Up Nation rider Cataford has also fallen. On the Canadian’s left side the signs of the crash are visible.
14.25 – Pursuit
Downhill the captain of the Astana Fuglsang is piloted by Felline. Pink jersey group led by Vincenzo Nibali’s Trek-Segafredo men. The Shark wants to stay ahead so as not to take risks.
2.20 pm – 80 km to the finish
Forced to retire Gastauer. Meanwhile, a puncture in the rear wheel for the Danish Fuglsang, who is now 1 ‘behind the rest of the big names.
2.15 pm – 86 km to the finish
Holmes is the first to pass through the GPM, followed by Brandle and Ravanelli. In the group, a rider from the AG2R La Mondiale fell. This is the Luxembourgish Gastauer. He is conscious but in pain.
02.02 – 95 km to the finish
Advantage unchanged for the six treads. We remember their names: the Italians Salvatore Puccio (Ineos Grenadiers) and Simone Ravanelli (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), the American Joey Rosskopf (CCC Team), the British Alex Dowsett and the Austrian Matthias Brandle (Israel Start-Up Nation), the British Matthew Holmes (Lotto-Soudal).
13’53 “- 97 km to the finish
Regular pace among the fugitives. The pink jersey group also rises steadily. Up to now the average of the race is 44 km / h.
13.44 – 101 km to the finish
The treads are uphill. For their advantage of 10’15 “.
1.40 pm – 102 km to the finish
At the flying finish line in Manfredonia the British Holmes precedes Ravanelli and the American Rosskopf. Seventh place for Arnaud Démare and further points for his cyclamen jersey.
13.24 – 112 km to the finish
The ascent of Monte Sant’Angelo will soon begin. Breakaway advantage increased to 9’50 “.
1.10 pm – 120 km to the finish
Advantage of six increased to 9 ‘. Now at the head of the group is Deceuninck-Quick-Step, the pink jersey team. The treads don’t scare. The best placed in the general classification is Puccio, who is 34’30 “behind Almeida.
We recall that the British Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) did not leave this morning. At the end of Friday’s stage with arrival in Brindisi, the winner of the last edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico tested positive for COVID-19. The cyclist from Bury was placed in solitary confinement. All other team members are negative.
After 90 km from the start the altimetry will change. The riders will face the climb of Monte Sant’Angelo (second category GPM, 9.6 km at 6.7%).
12.56 – 130 km to the finish
Advantage of the six men in command which has risen to 8’20 “. We are still in the first part of the hamlet, the flat one.
12.45 – Race situation when there are 140 km to go
After 15 km the escape started. There are six of them: the Italians Salvatore Puccio (Ineos Grenadiers) and Simone Ravanelli (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), the American Joey Rosskopf (CCC Team), the British Alex Dowsett and the Austrian Matthias Brandle (Israel Start-Up Nation), the British Matthew Holmes (Lotto-Soudal). 7’30 “their advantage over the pink jersey group.
In seventh stage of the 103rd edition of the Giro d’Italia Arnaud Démare proved for the third time that he is the fittest sprinter in the pink race. The gaps between the bigs remained unchanged despite the wind and the falls in the seventh fraction, but the men in the standings will have to remain vigilant even in the eighth, very moved especially in the final.
Mixed stage, 200 km from Giovinazzo to Vieste, the first flat part followed by the second more demanding, on the Gargano. From Giovinazzo to Manfredonia the race remains on straight roads, along the Adriatic coast. After Manfredonia the altitude changes and the ascent of Monte Sant’Angelo begins (second category Gpm, 9.6 km at 6.7%), then along the entire panoramic road with a continuous ups and downs (the jerk at La Guardiola is a fourth category Gpm) with several curves up to Vieste. Final circuit of 14.5 km, in the first part the demanding stretch of via Saragat (about 1 km with a long stretch of around 15-17%), followed by a slight slope down to the coast. The last two flat kilometers lead to the finish.
163 runners remained in the race. This morning the French Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale), the Austrian Patrick Gamper (Bora – Hansgrohe), the American Sean Bennett (EF Pro Cycling), the Italian Edoardo Affini (Mitchelton – Scott) and the British Simon did not start. Yates (Mitchelton – Scott). The winner of the last edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of Friday’s stage with arrival in Brindisi. Bury’s rider was placed in solitary confinement, while all other team members are negative.
October 10, 2020 (change October 10, 2020 | 14:47)
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