Arnaud Démare took in Modena also his ride in this year’s Giro d’italia. In a predictable bunch sprint, already marred by a massive tuimelperte, threw the Frenchman of Groupama-FdJ his wheel first across the finish line in the tenth stage. Elia Viviani had to make do with second place, Rüdiger Selig, in principle, the lead-out of puntenleider Ackermann – finished third. Ackermann himself lost his chances in the cited fall, Jasper De Buyst was ninth. The Italian rider Valerio Conti of UAE Team Emirates remains the leader.
The expectations were not really high-strung at the start of the tenth stage in Ravenna. The day after a pleasant rest day did the riders, but an hour or three-four in the saddle for up to 145 kilometers short trip in the direction of Modena. And that everything on the wide, almost biljartvlakke roads of the Po valley. In the last five miles did they only have one sharp corner, at 2,200 meters of the finish line. So, on paper, is a paradise for the sprinters. Or the venom was simply in the fact that there appeared to be no malice was?
The scenario, such as that in the stars was written early flight, a platoon of the brave, not too much space would allow, given the short leg, and eventually sprinting. The first part of the appointment was within the shortest of times completed. As soon as from the trailer of the koersleiding with the starting flag was gewapperd, went to the Italian Luca Covili (Bardiani) off, followed by the Japanese Sho Hatsuyama (Nippo-Fantini), not to his advantage in this year’s Giro. The teams of the sprinters had it all best, and were quickly committed. For them it was, in fact, perfectly to your liking. Only two males in the front and – with respect – not the most reputable. That they would address when they applied.
Cat and mouse
Within the shortest of times and walked ahead of the duo on up to 4’23’. A bit too saucy for Deceuninck-Quick Step that Pieter Serry on upside down to the difference to stabilize. Groupama-FdJ jump willingly contribute, so that the boni of Covili and Hatsuyama without force shrank. When also Bora a contribution came to deliver, the what to fast to be good, because they had solidly dim to the floundering two not too far for the stripe to be in charge. Eventually they held the leaders to a line of a good two minutes.
To the extent that continued the proposed scenario is perfectly respected. A game of cat and mouse, where the peloton on the accelerator not even need to press. Thirty kilometres from the finish, were the front-runners after an adventure of 115 km anyway nabbed and it was time for the serious business. The preparation of an inevitable bunch sprint, so, all was not immediately at full speed. The various trains they took to they possession of the entire width of the track, without a team yet to happen in the hands took. For would-be attackers, there was anyway no way to get through.
Fall of jersey
Lotto-Soudal gave up on eight kilometers, it is the signal for the ultimate rush, when Thomas De Gendt the gang on a ribbon pulled, backed by Victor Campenaerts. Deceuninck-Quick Step was not quick to respond, so that it is immediately all hands on deck was on a road full of verkeersobstakels. On a small three kilometers of the banner tried to Francisco Ventoso (CCC), there are still underneath to mice. The Spaniard hit a pretty sore but was nabbed under the red triangle of the final kilometer while a massive fall with, among others, Ackermann – up and scraped – again, for the commotion caused.
Eventually ran them with a dozen or so for profit, with Démare as the fastest for the Italian rider Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick.Step) and the German Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe). Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal) was the ninth and the first Belgian.
Tomorrow/Wednesday to get the fast guys a new chance with a flat ride, about 221 km between Carpi and Novi Legure. Italian champion Viviani is still without a victory this year’s Giro and will no doubt be keen for the 30th victory of Deceuninck Quick Step to ensure…
See how jersey Ackermann recovers from his fall, because the German was heavily battered about slash:
Also Jenthe Biermans was in the fall of Ackermann: “I was sitting there just behind and have fallen against one of the plates that the distance to the measuring indicate. My buttock hurts, but the rest of the damage. Tomorrow I will be slightly stiff, but also that belongs,” said the cheerful Gelenaar.
1. Arnaud Démare (Groupama – FDJ)
2. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)
3. Rüdiger Selig (BORA – hansgrohe)
4. Caleb Ewan (Lotto – Soudal)
5. Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Dimension Data)
6. Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy)
7. Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)
8. Giovanni Lonardi (Nippo – Vini Fantini – Faizanè)
9. Jasper De Buyst (Lotto – Soudal)
10. Jacopo Guarnieri (Groupama – FDJ)
1. Valerio Conti (Ita/UAE Emirates) in 39u44:39.
2. Primoz Roglic (Sln) at 1:50.
3. The Heart Of Provence Peters (Fra) 2:21.
4. José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) 2:33.
5. Fausto Masnada (Ita) 2:36.
6. Andrey Amador (CRi) 2:39.
7. Amaro Antunes (Por) 3:05.
8. Valentin Madouas (Fra) 3:27.
9. Giovanni Carboni (Ita) 3:30.
10. Pello Bilbao (Spa) 3:32.