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Esteban Chaves, Pieter Serry too strong in the first dolomites stage, the leader Carapaz is barely put under pressure

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The Colombian Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-SCOTT) has the 19th stage, a dolomites stage to San Martino di Castrozza, taken. Pieter Serry stronger up to three kilometers from the finish for the stage win, but had to then adjust to end up as fifth across the line. Far behind their backs, picked up Lopez a handful of seconds, but passed the podiumkandidaten in each other’s slipstream over the finish line. So, it will be all during the slotweekeinde need to happen.

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The first part of the final trilogy were the riders a taste of the Dolomites with a tour of 151 kilometres from Treviso to the heights of San Martino di Castrozza. An aperitif, because the stage is in comparison with that of Saturday – laced with five cols – still somewhat graciously went out. On the road went only about the Passo di San Boldo (third category) and the slope of Lamon (fourth category). The klauterpartij towards the finish was fourteen miles long, killing was not, with an average gradient of 5.6% and is only a short passage in the neighborhood of 10%.

A site so that not only the patented mountain goats were allowed to dream. That was also evident in the classic early flight, almost immediately after the start, took shape. Eleven riders were after a bit of going to struggle the free job of the platoon. Our compatriot Pieter Serry (Deceuninck-Quick Step). He had the company of the Italians Vendrame (Androni), Boaro (Astana), Senni (Bardiani), Canola and Santaromita (Nippo) and Marcato (UAE), the French Bidard (AG2R) and Le Gac (Groupama), the Portuguese Antunes (CCC) and the Colombian Chaves (Mitchelton).

The latter finished three years ago as second in the overall classification of the Italian round, at a mere 52’ of Vincenzo Nibali. Later that year he was third also on the podium of the Vuelta. He is now a pale campaign is working. At the start of the second-to-last stage pleisterde the Colombian on a distant 39th place, with a backlog of 1u13’58’ on rozetruidrager Carapaz. Chaves if the striker is not even the best placed to call it. That honor came to Pieter Serry, as the 34th, also on for over an hour, though.

One man would on his own come and join us after an admirable pursuit. While his companion Boivin the command for impossible loved, succeeded Giovanni Carboni in the hole to be sealed. A dozen of so on the command, with the platoon that located under the islands led by the Movistar-pieces of the leader Carapaz without objection at 7’41’ showed up at the approach of the first climb. For the assistants of the rozetruidrager was no problem that the difference then amounted to more than nine minutes. What could those who win also not care? They wanted that from the group are still out of the hands pick up the brave front, then would others have to come up.

Battle on two fronts

That last was not to be, so there fight would be delivered on two fronts. The front for the dagsucces, there is an end behind between the pretendenten on the title and the closest places. That first fight was by Manual Boaro opened with the top of that little climb in Lamon in the visor. The Italian remained manmoedig with minimal lead of fifteen miles to his former companions from driving but was at the foot of the final climb neatly nabbed.

Pieter Serry tried with advantage to the ultimate hurdle to start but it was eventually Marco Canola who succeeded. Serry tried it behind their back, another two times but was each time Chaves at the wheel.

Third time, good time? The West-Fleming responded to nine kilometers from the finish appropriate on an attempt of the Frenchman Bidard. The duo rushed into a jerk in the direction of Canola, but saw meanwhile, Chaves and Vendrame return. Chaves tried time and time again his companions to shake off, but saw nevertheless Carboni and Antunes connecting. Two attempts further, a good three kilometres of the banner, had the Colombian, still only Bidard and Serry. Only when demarrage number was eight, Chaves off. Permanently, this time.

In the group had caught the men of the Astana team, took the initiative. A red carpet for Miguel Angel Lopez – the number six of the classification and wearer of the white jongerentrui – halfway through the final climb the other gc riders in trouble trying to bring. Also Roglic grabbed a late demarrage, but where Lopez was rewarded with three quarters of a minute, the Slovenian promptly nabbed.

Saturday get Nibali and Roglic in the toughest Dolomietenetappe an ultimate chance to Richard Carapaz closer on the heels to creep into the prospect of the final time trial of seventeen kilometers in and around Verona.

That stage:

1. Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton – Scott)

2. Andrea Vendrame (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)+10”

3. Amaro Antunes, (CCC Team)+12”

4. Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani – CSF)+24”

5. Pieter Serry (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)+32”