Blues untroubled in calmest Giro stage so far

21 May 2019
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Giro d'Italia (st. 10)

Amador, Carapaz, Landa stay away from crashes in flat course from Ravenna to Modena; Démare (GFC) wins bunch sprint as Conti (UAD) retains Maglia Rosa.

The 2019 Giro d’Italia had its calmest stage, by a fair margin, during the 146km stage ten from Ravenna to Modena on Tuesday. The pan-flat course offered few major news, with a two-man break by Sho Hatsuyama (NIP) and Luca Covili (BRD) -neutralized with 25km to go- leaving room to the predictable bunch sprint, where a crash with 1km remaining saw Maglia Ciclamino holder Pascal Ackermann (BOH) falling down.

Sütterlin and Landa at the sign-on zone. (c) BettiniPhoto / Movistar Team

Frenchman Arnaud Démare (GFC) notched up the ‘volata’ as the Movistar Team stayed away from trouble, with Richard Carapaz and Mikel Landa well protected by all other six Blues – most notably Andrey Amador, who put his face against the wind in the final hour of racing.

Andrey (6th) and José Joaquín Rojas (4th) remain inside the overall top-ten, the standings not likely to suffer major changes at another flat, yet quite longer (221km), stage eleven between Carpi and Novi Ligure, prior to the long-awaited big mountains starting on Thursday.

Cover picture (c): BettiniPhoto