Crono final: Landa, to save the third place on the podium

The 2019 Giro closes today with a time of 17km in Verona and a demanding climb. Carapaz, to sentence. Landa, to try to save the third place.


After 20 stages, only four cyclists have options to climb the Verona box in the final 17-kilometer time trial. The position of the first classified is not in danger, except hecatomb. Richard Carapaz defends 1:54 over Vincenzo Nibali, 2:53 against Mikel Landa and 3:16 with Primoz Roglic. In theory, the 1:22 advantage of the Sicilian over the Slovenian should be enough to keep the second place of the general. However, the 23 seconds of Landa seem insufficient for him to make a successful defense of the third position. However, the Alava finishes this turn very strong and the profile of the track, quite technical and with a slight rise in Torricelle, could favor his interests.

Nibali, who was only worth the title, spoke yesterday of finishing second: "When another runner is more complete and better, you just have to congratulate him and accept the defeat. Therefore, I prefer to conclude the above, so I will leave until the last drop of sweat in front of Roglic ". A gentleman. As for the Slovenian, he aspires to snatch Landa (third in the Tour of 2015) his first podium in a big one: "I would really like to reach my first position of honor, who knows if third or second, even though I did not meet nothing good in the last week. " Landa did not speak at the goal of Monte Avena.



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