Stage Report: Santiago Buitrago gained the nineteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia. The Colombian of Bahrain Victorious was a part of the break of the day and proved to be the strongest on the ultimate climb to Tre Cime di Lavaredo. His fellow escapee Derek Gee took his fourth second place of this Giro. Primoz Roglič managed to take 3 seconds again on Geraint Thomas with a remaining effort, João Almeida misplaced time.
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Giro d’Italia 2023 | Stage 19 | Final KM
The stage 19 route
A colossal stage throughout the Dolomites, that includes 5 consecutive climbs linked with no pause for breath. After travelling up the Val Cordevole (by way of Belluno, Agordo and Alleghe), the route climbs the Campolongo, Valparola, Giau and Tre Croci passes, earlier than taking over the closing climb to Rifugio Auronzo. The roads are in glorious situation and fairly extensive, with some effectively lit tunnels within the first half. The climbs characteristic many hairpins, and the descents are quick and technical, on common.
The ultimate ascent is absolutely difficult. The highway rises with most 18% gradients over the primary 1.5km, turns into a false flat at Lago di Antorno after which descends shortly to the 4km marker (the roadway narrows on the finish of the descent, because the route passes the toll gate). The pitch hovers round 12% within the final 4km, topping out at 18% within the closing half. The end line sits on a 400m lengthy and 7m extensive asphalt straight, with a 12.5% gradient.
One other day in pink for Geraint Thomas
On the method to the mountains the highway steadily began to go up increasingly, Veljko Stojnić (Corratec-Selle Italia) and Larry Warbasse (AG2R Citroën) managed to take a spot. The 2 had been forward of the pack for some time, however the many assaults didn’t cease within the peloton. Warbasse’s teammate Alex Baudin and Derek Gee had been capable of cross. Magnus Cort additionally succeeded a little bit later.
Primoz Roglič considering learn how to beat Thomas
Subsequent to make the bounce had been Nicolas Prodhomme, Vadim Pronskiy, Patrick Konrad and Davide Gabburo. Some riders from INEOS Grenadiers, Jumbo-Visma and UAE Workforce Emirates additionally wished to hitch the group, however the groups of the GC males neutralised one another’s assaults. Santiago Buitrago was capable of join, identical to Michael Hepburn and Stefano Oldani. Mattia Bais, José Joaquín Rojas and Carlos Verona after a protracted chase. There have been fifteen riders within the break.
The Giro competitors leaders
Peace returned to the peloton they usually allowed the break to increase their result in about 5 minutes. Earlier than the Passo Campolonga actually began, Ben Healy, second within the King of the Mountains classification, attacked. This led to a response from blue jersey wearer Thibaut Pinot. The Frenchman, who can also be seventh total, closed the hole, after which the 2 shook arms and dropped again to the peloton once more. Healy was not completed, a number of kilometres later the Irishman went once more.
Thibaut Pinot within the KOM jersey at the beginning
This time Pinot was straight on Healy’s wheel, so he didn’t get wherever. Once more the 2 got here again to the already thinned peloton. The bunch then gave more room to the main group: on the Passo Valparola the distinction elevated to eight minutes. Stojnić was dropped, whereas Verona crashed because of the AG2R group automobile hitting him from behind. He was capable of proceed.
The break ultimately received collectively
The break didn’t get rather more than 8 minutes due Jayco AlUla began to chase within the peloton. Eddie Dunbar’s 4th place was in peril as a result of Buitrago within the main group. The Colombian was simply over eight minutes behind the Irishman. UAE Workforce Emirates additionally contributed to the pursuit, however when the distinction was lowered, each groups left the work to INEOS Grenadiers once more.
The bunch allow them to go
On the Passo Giau Verona accelerated. Buitrago, Gee, Hepburn and Cort joined him on the climb, adopted by Prodhomme and Pronskiy on the descent. Warbasse, Oldani, Konrad and Gabburo additionally ultimately received again. Within the favourites group nothing occurred. Would it not come on the Passo Tre Croci? The seven up entrance seemed like they’d compete for the stage victory because the began the climb with a bonus of 6:30.
Healy put in two cheeky assaults, however Pinot didn’t wish to lose his KOM jersey and chased him down
Santiago Buitrago made it into the break to maneuver up the ‘digital’ GC
The GC peloton didn’t set the race on fireplace for a very long time
The stage winner would come from the break
The break was getting smaller
The final huge descent of the 2023 Giro d’Italia
Giro d’Italia Stage 19 End result:
1. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain Victorious in 5:28:07
2. Derek Gee (Can) Israel-Premier Tech at 0:51
3. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Training-EasyPost at 1:46
4. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma
5. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:49
6. João Almeida (Por) UAE Workforce Emirates at 2:09
7. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
8. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers
9. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 2:16
10. Einer Augusto Rubio (Col) Movistar at 2:26.
Giro d’Italia Total After Stage 19:
1. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 81:55:47
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 0:26
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Workforce Emirates at 0:59
4. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 4:11
5. Eddie Dunbar (Itl) Jayco AlUla at 4:53
6. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 5:10
7. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 5:13
8. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 5:54
9. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 6:08
10. Laurens De Plus (Bel) INEOS Grenadiers at 7:30.