Ackermann double underwater in the farewell of Dumoulin

The adverse conditions caused the times to be taken for the general 10 km before. In the fight for the stage, the German was the fastest.


Pascal Ackermann, the powerful German of the Bora, won the Terracina sprint in a beautiful duel with Fernando Gaviria. The Colombian lacks a victory to match Lucho Herrera as the runner of his country with more notches in the big laps, with eight. Guarnieri did a perfect launch job in favor of Demare in the final meters, although he was about to collide with Gaviria and Ackermann when he moved away from the head.

The s of the stage were taken in the first step by the finish line for the adverse weather, "to avoid nerves and falls", according to the Giro. Tom Dumoulin, one of the main contenders for the title, left as soon as he crossed the neutralized zone of Frascati. The pain in the injured knee in the montonera of the previous day prevented him from continuing. Kristijan Koren, suspended by the UCI and expelled for his involvement in Operation Aderlass, went home and left Vincenzo Nibali without an important gregarious. The list of the fallen was closed by Jelle Vanendert. The favorites did not suffer mishaps.

The th day of the Giro of 2019 fell for the first time of the 200 kilometers (with the exception of the inaugural time trial, of only eight) . The organization never felt the pulse in this sense: "Cycling is a sport in the background, we do not conceive our layout in another way". However, to leave at the time of eating and to complete a smaller extension, 140 km, did not suppose too much advantage for the peloton because of the cold and the rain. Due to the proximity of Rome with Frascati, the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, went to greet the exit.

Controlled the getaway (Flórez, Barbin, Orsini, Santaromita and Vervaeke) by the teams of the sprinters, the last ten kilometers were not disputed at the usual pace of the volatas after the cancellation of the timekeeping. The men of the general were disengaged and the trains of the sprinters did not risk by the accumulation of water on the road. Ackermann, solid cycling jersey of points, reached its second win in the Italian round in his debut in a big .



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