The Spaniard Pello Bilbao has Friday the scorching seventh stage in the Giro won. The number six of the Tour of Italy last year showed that he is in L’aquila, the strongest of a breakaway group of twelve riders which he uphill the measure took of Tony Gallopin and David Formolo. Valerio Conti retains his pink jersey.
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The Giro left Friday after one day, the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzi. The hilly finale took the sprinters have no chance, a second chance for the escapees was on. Many felt called and it was raining then also attack attempts in the first half of the 185 km between Vasto and L’aquila.
The murderous pace – almost 50 kilometers in the first wedstrijduur – made victims by the men who are less well attended. Our compatriot Laurens De Plus and sprinter Fernando Gaviria gave (read more).
A first leading group with Tosh Van der Sande and Jasper De Buyst saved the not, a second aanvalspoging where Thomas De Gendt was part sang it out to the finish. Only would ontsnappingskoning De Gendt, however, surprisingly early, to solve the twelve piece entente.
At the foot of Le Svolte di Popoli (9 km, 5.5%) dropped De Gendt along with the Plaza quickly. The remaining ten escapees were with a lead of almost two minutes on the last forty kilometers to start.
In the hilly last ten kilometers attacked the front runners of each other started to crank. Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe) – at the end of april is still second in liège-Bastogne-Liège – seemed to be the strongest, but it was the Spaniard Pello Bilbao (Astana) that is the best eindschot had on the last sloping strip. Tony Gallopin finished second.
The klassementsmannen in the peloton left each other alone and came together for one minute and seven seconds after Bilbao over the finish line. So did Bilbao and Formolo have a thing for the top-ten. Valerio Conti showed Friday his soldiers of UAE-Team Emirates firmly sweating and should, therefore, also on Saturday in the pink start.
Saturday is the longest stage in the Giro on the program. Over a predominantly flat route of 239 kilometres between Tortoreto Lido and Pesaro, it is possible again to the sprinters.
1. Pello Bilbao (Spa/AST)
2. Tony Gallopin (Fra/ALM) at 0:05
3. Davide Formolo (Ita/BOH) 0:05
4. Lucas Hamilton (Aus/MTS) 0:09
5. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita/ANS) 0:09
6. José Joaquin Rojas (Spa/MOV) 0:30
7. Sebastian Henao (Col/INS) 0:48
8. Antonio Pedrero (Spa/MOV) 01:01
9. Valentin Madouas (Fra/GFC) 01:07
10. Andrea Vendrame (Ita/ANS) 01:07
1. Valerio Conti (Ita/UAD)
2. José Joaquin Rojas (Spa/MOV) at 01:32
3. Giovanni Carboni (Ita/BRD) 01:41
4. The heart of provence Peters (Fra/ALM) 02:09
5. Valentin Madouas (Fra/GFC) 02:17
6. Amaro Antunes (Por/CPT) 02:45
7. Fausto Masnada (Ita/ANS) 03:14
8. Pieter Serry (Bel/DQT) 03:25
9. Andrey Amador (CRi/MOV) 03:27
10. Sam Oomen (Ned/SUN) 04:57