You leave Basilicata and arrive in Puglia. Flat fraction of 143 km from Matera to Brindisi, for fast wheels
14.36 – 67 at the finish line
The two fugitives have an advantage of 17 “over the group of pursuers. The Danish Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), the Belgian Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto Soudal) and the Colombian Jhonatan Restrepo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) are involved in the fall in Taranto. were consequences for the runners, who have already returned to the group.
14.23 – Taranto
First intermediate sprint in taranto, Pellaud passes first in front of Frapporti. Fall in a group, forced to slow down Jakob Fuglsang (Astana). Elia Viviani (Cofidis) comes third ahead of Arnaud Démare (Groupama Fdj) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).
14.19 – Pellaud again
The Swiss Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) starts again, followed immediately by Marco Frapporti (Vini Zabù Brado – KTM), both among the forwards of the first hour taken up by the leading group. The group rejoins with Simon Yates as the first flying finish line approaches.
14.08 – 90 km to the finish
The pink jersey group, which includes all sprinters, has a 50 “lead over the group which includes Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott), Domenico Pozzovivo (NTT Pro Cycling) and the white Harm Vanhoucke jersey (Lotto Soudal).
Ore 14.03 – Fuglsang recupera
The group that included the Dane from Astana managed to reach the first squad, pulled by the men in the pink jersey, the Portuguese Joao Almeida. Still detached at 49 “the group that includes Mitchelton captain Scott Simon Yates.
13.57 – 100 at the finish
When there are 100 km left to toast, the leading group has a 10 “advantage over the Fuglsang group and 46” over Simon Yates’ group.
13.43 – the situation
119 km at the finish in Brindisi, the fans broke the group. The pink jersey group has reached the four fugitives, there are about thirty riders in the lead. Still lagging behind, at 19 “the second group with the Danish Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), at 30” the third group with the Polish Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), the Italian Domenico Pozzovivo (NTT Pro Cycling), the British Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott), Fausto Masnada (Deceuninck Quick-Step) and Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-McLaren).
13.32 – in front of the Deceuninck
The Deceuninck Quick-Step of the pink jersey is leading the race to pull. The group split into three parts, in the third one of the favorites for the final victory, the Dane Jakob Fuglsang. With 124 km to go, the four forwards have a 47 “advantage over their rivals.
13.28 – wind on the group
The fans break the group into several sections. Among the riders in difficulty Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott).
13.18 – 138 on arrival
The four forwards, the Swiss Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), the Czech Josef Cerny (CCC Team), Marco Frapporti (Vini Zabù Brado – KTM) and the Belgian Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) have a 16 “advantage over the Italian Fabio Mazzucco (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) and 1’19 “margin on the pink jersey group.
13.16 – four on the run
Four runners attacked, among the fugitives the Belgian Thomas De Gendt of Lotto Soudal.
13.12 – the race begins
The stage officially started, immediately shots at the head of the group.
1.00 pm – transfer
The transfer from Matera is in progress, in a few minutes the actual start of the seventh fraction of the pink race.
It is the great opportunity for the sprinters. Viviani and Gaviria for the redemption, but beware of Démare, in great shape and with skyrocketing morale. How will Sagan be able to move in a tight-knit sprint?
From Matera to Brindisi, 143 Km. Almost completely flat stage, along wide and straight roads. At less than 5 kilometers from the finish, there are some turns and partial narrowings of the carriageway. Last curve 1200 meters from the finish, where the final straight begins, with a very slight climb.
Another day in pink for the Portuguese Joao Almeida. Quiet stage for the ranking leaders, but only on paper. In fact, they will have to pay attention to any pitfalls and avoid leaving precious seconds on the road.
October 9, 2020 (change October 9, 2020 | 14:39)
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