- Dumoulin consolidates the Maglia Rosa
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- Giro d'Italia: Postlberger upsets the sprinters, takes first maglia rosa
Dumoulin consolidates the Maglia Rosa
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Dumoulin has worn the pink jersey as the Giro d'Italia leader for 10 days since dominating the stage 10 Sagrantino time trial. He survived the need for a sudden toilet stop and stomach problems on stage 16 and kept the jersey with determination and aggression, but he suffered on the climb to Piancavallo as his rivals turned the screws during his bad day. He and his teammates were forced to chase for a mad half hour as Movistar and Bahrain-Merida split the peloton in an attempt to put the maglia rosa in trouble. The race eventually came back together, with Dumoulin admitting his mistake and so extinguishing the social media storm about fair play and suggestions that Nibali and Quintana had attacked while Dumoulin stopped for a natural break. This time there was no vitriol and accusations, just an honest confession. Dumoulin was well protected by his Sunweb teammates on the approach to the climb up to Piancavallo. He seemed likely to defend his pink jersey as he had on the similar finish to Oropa last Saturday.
After a challenging couple of days, Tom Dumoulin laid his hands on the most important maglia rosa of the Giro d'Italia, the final one. Dumoulin put in a superb effort in the final time trial from Monza to Milan, to take second place on the stage and make up more than enough time to climb above Nairo Quintana in the overall standings. Dumoulin beat the Colombian by just 31 seconds with Vincenzo Nibali finishing third overall.
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To avoid the concurrence with the World Cup, that was going to be disputed in Argentina from 1st June, the Giro anticipated its start of one week and three stages were cancelled. The most relevant stage of this Giro was the one with finish in Piazza S. A series of bridges over the canals and a boat bridge in the Canal Grande allowed a regular time trial finish in the historical square. De Muynck won the Giro, followed by Baronchelli and Moser. The Grand Start was from the impressive historical centre of Florence, but the strike of the Traffic Police created a number of difficulties. After an encouraging beginning for Moser, the rider from Trentino was incredibly beaten by the young Saronni in the San Marino and Portovenere time trials. The latter fighted fiercely to keep the Maglia Rosa which he finally wore once and for all at the Arena of Milan, where he arrived first, followed by the same Moser and by Johansson.
Giro d'Italia: Postlberger upsets the sprinters, takes first maglia rosa
They say the Giro d'Italia breeds chaos like no other Grand Tour. In any case, the km leg from Alghero to Olbia, flat save for a trio of fourth-category climbs, was meant to end in a bunch kick and the pink the jersey on the shoulders of one of the peloton's fastmen. And it only got bigger, as Bennett urged his lead-out man to crack on over race radio. As he did so, the riders who everyone had been talking about enacted a somewhat futile sprint for second place, Ewan getting there ahead of Andre Greipel Lotto Soudal and Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo — all no doubt bitterly disappointed. It worked out — victory for the team, first professional victory for me, maglia rosa. I think I will need many weeks to take this victory in. It's unbelievable, really.
The Giro d'Italia took an early rest day after three days of racing so that the riders could make the transfer via chartered flight from Sardinia to Sicily, while the press and publicity caravan took the overnight ferry across to Palermo. The sun shone brightly through Fernando Gaviria 's hotel window as he arose to meet the day and the media with the maglia rosa. After two unsuccessful sprints , the Quick-Step Floors team ripped the race to shreds in the crosswinds on stage 3, delivering the Colombian to a convincing stage victory with enough of a gap to secure the race lead. It might not last past Tuesday's stage to Mount Etna, but it is a huge victory for the young sprinter taken in front of his family. I love having my family here, their presence boosted my morale and it gives me huge joy to know they'll spend some more days at the race, following me. Without their help, I wouldn't have been the person I am today.
Like the other Grand Tours, the modern editions of the Giro d'Italia normally consist of 21 day-long segments stages over a 23 or 24 day period that includes two or three rest days. The rider with the lowest aggregate time is the leader of the general classification and wears the pink jersey.