“Live Updates: Roglic and Thomas Battle for Victory in Giro d’Italia Stage 19”

2023-05-26 15:32:18

3 seconds gained for Roglic

Thibaut Pinot gains a place and moves up to 6th, 17 seconds behind Ed Dunbar’s 5th place. Almeida is 59 seconds behind Thomas. The final victory should be played between Thomas and Roglic at 26 seconds.

The new top 10 overall

Victory for Buitrago!

And behind, Thomas attacked, Roglic manages to follow. Derek Gee crossed the line in 2nd place for the 4th time in this Giro. And finally Roglic passes in front of Thomas and wins a good handful of seconds on Almeida.

0.47km: Attack of Roglic! Thomas manages to follow

Almeida is right behind. But he could come back to the train.

0.9 km: Acceleration of Almeida in the group of favorites

But nobody let go, except Dunbar who was in trouble.

1.6 km: Buitrago sticks back to Gee and attacks behind

The stage victory will be decided between the two! It would suit Pinot fans if Buitrago won at the top. That would undoubtedly assure Pinot of the best climber’s jersey.

2.6 km: Derek Gee keeps Buitrago at bay

The Canadian rider who manages to keep the Colombian climber in check on these slopes, it’s completely crazy

3.6 km: It’s very tense in the peloton

Huge individual marking. Meanwhile, the escapees are packing up. Up front, Derek Gee is still in the lead, Buitrago can’t come back.

7.8 km: We are at the foot of the final climb

With terrifying percentages (sometimes 20%, at more than 2,000 altitude). 3’42 lead for the breakaways, but that is quickly lost.

12.2 km: the peloton accelerates

The gap fell to 4 minutes

15.2 km: It’s far from done for the stage victory

They are 4 in the lead: Buitrago sets the pace ahead of Gee, Cort Nielsen and Hepburn. Watch out for Derek Gee who can tickle Thibaut Pinot for the best climber’s jersey.

18.6km: the problem with Roglic’s new bike is that he will struggle on the descent

There are still a few km of descent between the two passes.

19.5 km: Roglic changes bikes

He takes his special bike which will be used at the end of the time trial tomorrow. It’s a bike that will allow you to turn your legs extremely quickly. A single tray at the front.

21 km: Let’s go for the final explanation

21 km, two passes separated by a symbolic descent, 6’34 for the breakaways who will undoubtedly play for the stage victory. But behind, it is the final victory which is at stake. Remember that els trosi favorites, Thomas, Roglic and Almeida are held in 28 seconds.

28km: regroup at the front

They are now 11 up front. Warbasse, Konrad, Gabburo, Pronskiy, Prodhomme and Oldani made their return along with Buitrago, Gee, Verona, Cort Nielsen and Hepburn.

29km: the riders in the descent of Passo Giau, 6’40” ahead for the breakaway

The five escapees (Buitrago, Gee, Verona, Cort Nielsen, Hepburn) maintain their lead before the grand finale.

35km: Gee is back in the mountain classification

The Canadian pocketed 40 points at the top of Passo Giau. With 152 points, he moves up to third place in the mountain classification, still dominated by Thibaut Pinot (227 points). The Frenchman currently has a good lead.

39.8km: The breakaways passed at the top of Passo Giau

Still 6’48 ahead of the favourites.

42 km: No fight in the peloton

The favorites will be explained later, probably in the final climb.

43.5 km: Hepburn and Cort Nielsen returned to the lead too

This is proof that we are not yet going all the way. It is true that there are still many kilometers of climb.

45 km: Buitrago and Gee rejoined in Verona

They are the three strongest in the breakaway and they accelerated to continue to hope for the final victory. more than 6’26 on what remains of the peloton.

46 km: Attack by Carlos Verona in the breakaway

And nobody follows him, especially not Santiago Buitrago, the favorite of the breakaway.

The AG2R car punished

She is accused of having sent Carlos Verona to the ground, so she is disqualified for this stage.

48km: They are only 4 in the lead

It exploded a bit, but finally the 4 fugitives are waiting for their companions.

49 km: Voilà le Passo Giau

we got a bit carried away, there was a small bump and we are now on the first slopes of the Passo Giau and it’s terrible for the breakaways, glued to the slope. Their gap has melted to 7’40.

54 km: After an uneventful descent, place at Passo Giau

9.8km at 9.3%, sacred piece. For the moment the breakaways have an 8 minute lead, but we have to say to ourselves that this will not be enough given the program awaiting the riders.

67 km from the finish: Gee in the lead in Valparola

the Canadian Derek Gee settled the breakaways at the head of Valparola (1st category pass). More than 8’20 ahead for the breakaways. the best climber’s blue jersey still more on the shoulders of Thibaut Pinot. Behind, the peloton remains very calm, the big fight has not yet started.

77 km – Verona fell

At the front of the race, the Movistar rider went ashore on the climb, without too much damage. The 14 leading men, followed by Stojnic, have a total lead of 7’40 over the peloton.

81 km – The breakaway digs deeper

The leading men now have a 6’52 lead over a peloton that is still calm and still quite packed. Stojnic is the first to pick up the front.

84 km – The gap reaches 6 minutes

The leading men took advantage of the descent to increase their lead over the peloton. They now begin the long ascent of Passo Valparola.

91 km – A short descent

The leading men will approach in a few kilometers the Passo Valparola, classified in 1st category and which has a profile of 13.9km at 5.8%.

95 km – The breakaway crosses the Passo Campolongo

Davide Gabburo passes the first ascent of the day in the lead and scores an additional 18 points in the mountain classification. Nothing to worry about Thibaut Pinot, still warm in the peloton, clocked in at 5’30.

100 km – More than five minutes in advance for the 15 breakaways

The 15 breakaways now have a lead of more than five minutes over the peloton (5’16”) in the first ascent of the day (2nd category).

109 km – The Ineos annoyed by Ben Healy … who laughs at it

By launching an attack on the first ascent of a stage which has five, Ben Healy did not make friends with the leaders. Quickly taken over by Thibaut Pinot (leader of the mountain classification with 63 points ahead of Healy) then the peloton, the Irishman was a little lectured by the Ineos team, who obviously criticized him for leading too early a stage that promises to be long and exhausting as the breakaway has a large lead. The Jumbo-Visma team also took a look at the whimsical runner from Education-First who had a good laugh about it.

110 km – Healy comes out of the peloton, Pinot jumps into his wheel

While the peloton is engaged in the first difficulty of the day, Ben Healy (EF Education First) comes out of the peloton with a view to the classification of the mountain. Thibaut Pinot, currently the best climber, immediately jumps into his wheel to prevent him from escaping. The duo is quickly taken over by the peloton.

118 km – A dozen men in the lead

The breakaway of the day has finally formed, and it has a dozen men, including two Frenchmen from AG2R, Alex Baudin and Nicolas Prodhomme. The best ranked overall is the Colombian from Bahrain, Santiaho Buitrago (+12’02”). The peloton is 4’30” behind.

Note that three men are on the hunt, about a minute behind: Mattia Bais, José Joaquin Rojas, and Carlos Verona.

The composition of the breakaway:

– Alex Baudin

– Nicolas Prodhomme

– Larry Warbasse

Stefano Oldani

– Vadim Pronskiy

-Santiago Buitrago

– Patrick Konrad

– Great Court

David Gabburo

– Derek Gee

– Veljko Stojnic

– Michael Hepburn

Carthy non-starter

14th overall this morning, Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost) did not start this 19th stage. His team announces that he suffers from stomach problems.

Let’s go for the 19th stage!

The peloton has just set off for 183km in this queen stage. The first of the five climbs of the day will arrive after a long stretch of valley.

And Thomas his pink jersey

In general, Geraint Thomas, who managed to outrun Joao Almeida (a little) on Thursday, hopes to keep his pink jersey reinforced, before the potentially decisive time on Saturday. But it should logically be attacked. If his rivals have the ability…

The general classification:

1. Geraint Thomas (GBR/Ineos)

2. Primoz Roglic (SLO/JUM) at 29”

3. João Almeida (POR/UAE) at 39”

4. Eddie Dunbar (IRL/BIK) at 3’39”

5. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BAH) at 3’51”

6. Lennard Kämna (GER/BOR) à 4’27”

7. Thibaut Pinot (FRA / GFJ) at 4’43”

8. Andreas Leknessund (NOR/DSM) à 4’47”

9. Thymen Arensman (NED/INE) à 4’53”

10. Laurens De Plus (BEL/INE) at 5’52”

Pinot wants to keep his best climber’s jersey

Beaten in the sprint by Filippo Zana on Thursday, and still 2nd at the finish, Thibaut Pinot may have said goodbye to a stage victory for his last Tour of Italy. But the leader of Groupama-FDJ still has a good goal in mind: the defense of his blue jersey for best climber. And given the profile of the stage, there will be a lot of points to pick up on Friday.

The classification of the best climber:

1. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), 227 pts

2. Ben Healy (EF Education-Easypost), 164 pts

3. Davide Bais (Elolo-Kometa), 144 pts

Queen stage day on the Giro

Hello everyone ! Welcome to this direct dedicated to the 19th stage of the Giro 2023, which on paper presents itself as the queen stage. Before the time trial as expected as it is feared on Saturday, the survivors of the Tour of Italy will battle in the mountains this Friday, with 183 very tough km between Longarone and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, where a beautiful finish at the top is looming. What, perhaps, to tip the battle for the pink jersey.

In detail, the runners will first have to climb the Passo Campolongo (cat 2), then the Passo Valparola (cat 1), the Passo Giau (cat 1), the passo Tre Croci (cat 2) and finally the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (cat 1). A beautiful program.

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