Wellens and De Gendt repeated a break at the Grand Ballon

The two Belgians of Lotto Soudal made almost 1,000 kilometers from Como to Semmerzake by bike at the end of the Giro de Lombardia in 2018.


In 2018, Thomas de Gendt and Tim Wellens, good friends and companions in the Lotto Soudal, left from the Giro of Lombardy to home, in Belgium, by bicycle. They called their adventure The final breakaway. The final getaway Almost 1,000 kilometers from Como to Semmerzake. During their rd day of crossing they crossed the Grand Ballon, as in the escape of the sixth stage of the Tour. "It is undeniable that we knew the terrain," said De Gendt with his characteristic good humor. "What memories. We were like pilgrims, "Wellens recalled.

The two met in the getaway on the way to La Planche des Belles Filles. With six scoring ports before the finish line, it was a "too juicy" day for the mountain jersey. Wellens, the bearer of the garment, crowned Le Markstein and the Ballon de Alsace. De Gendt went through the Grand Ballon and Croix first. They both came up against a tough competitor in the figure of Giulio Ciccone, winner of the Azzurra jersey of best climber in the past Giro. At the moment, Wellens commands in the standings with 43 points against the 30 of Ciccone.



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