RoundJust before Rest Day, Peter Sagan won the tenth stage of Tour Italy. The Slovak from BORA-hansgrohe has completed his teammates’ preparations on the road in the sprint. Remco Evenepoel sneaks a second closer to Egan Bernal, who also starts pink on Wednesday, with bonuses on the way.
Tomorrow the Giro peloton can have a day off. The musketeers will please, because today the race took place again with a knife between their teeth. A short stage of 139 kilometers should have turned into a quiet stage for the runners, but Peter Sagan and Bora Hansgrohe had other plans. In the hill region, the German formation imposed a snappy pace. A groundbreaking group including the Kobe Goossens was caught pretty quickly, for the runners it was all about biting their teeth.
No matter how slightly uphill the Merlier was, he quickly had to let the peloton ride on the last climb of the day. At that point, Groenewegen had already been against the board for a while. About a kilometer from the summit, Nizzolo’s resilience was also cut off. The European champions, together with teammate Campinarts, did everything to return, but to no avail. Those who survived the battle: Sagan, Gaviria, Viviani and Simolai.
Israel Start-Up Nation and BORA-hansgrohe joined forces to keep the released runners behind, but an intermediate race was also placed 19 kilometers from the end. Deceuninck-Quick.Step wanted to beat Evenepoel for 3 seconds, INEOS and Bernal were happy with the competition. A race course, which ultimately resulted in an additional two seconds for Evenepoel. Bernal took 1, our compatriot approached 14 seconds in the score.
In the sprint race, Bora Hansgrohe put Sagan in position, but the Slovak had to find the lead over Mulanu, who was knocked out of Gaviria. The Colombian seemed to be in a seat, but he did not overpower the mighty Sagan in the enemy. Thanks to the coup, the three-time world champion immediately seized Merlier’s point shirt.
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