Boem (BAR) beats bunch at calm day for Movistar Team riders in Giro d'Italia following first rest day. Visconti, Amador keep overall top ten places
A four-man group beat the peloton in Forlì, end of the 200km stage ten of the Giro d'Italia over flat, windy roads in the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Local Nicola Boem (BAR) held the peloton off into an agonic sprint after the escape stayed almost within four minutes' distance of the field, a situation unable to be profited from by the sprinters as favourable winds and correct strategy from the day's five early escapees -Busato (STH), Marangoni (TCG) and Malaguti (NIP) took places two to four, after Gatto (AND) was dropped due to a puncture- took them to success.
No incidentes were overseen for the Movistar Team, with Juanjo Lobato leading the Blues with a 13th place into the sprint -ninth within the peloton- to start a week where he'll have three more chances, two of them -tomorrow's stage through the hills before a circuit in the Autódromo de Imola (153km), Thursday over the top of the Monte Berico in Vicenza- suiting him best.
A small split into the bunch dropped Giovanni Visconti back to 7th overall -Andrey Amador remains in 9th- as Porte (SKY) suffered a costly mechanical worth 2' fine, which puts him now out of the top-ten. Contador (TCS) stays in pink.