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GIRO’24 Stage 20: The Day and the Giro Belong to Tadej Pogačar!

Giro d’Italia 2024 Stage Report: Tadej Pogačar mentioned after Friday’s stage 19 that he wished to win stage 20. If the Slovenian champion says he desires to win then he normally succeeds. With 36 kilometres to go, Pogačar rode away from his rivals to solo to victory in Bassano del grappa. Simply over 2 minutes later, the group of ‘favourites’ crossed the end line, crushed once more.

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Stage win No.6 and the 2024 Giro d’Italia is within the bag

The final mountain stage of the 2024 Giro d’Italia fell prey to Tadej Pogačar. The pink jersey rode away from the opposite GC riders on the ultimate climb, the Monte Grappa, for his sixth stage victory of this yr’s Italian Grand Tour. Valentin Paret-Peintre was second, Daniel Felipe Martínez third.

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Stage 20 map and profile

The stage begins by the Lago di Santa Croce, descends by means of Vittorio Veneto and goes over the Muro di Ca’ del Poggio, reaching the Prosecco space. After crossing the Piave, the route reaches the foot of the Monte Grappa and takes in a double ascent to the Sacrario (warfare memorial), coming from Semonzo. Middescent (in direction of Romano d’Ezzelino), after passing Ponte San Lorenzo each occasions, the course takes a brief however steep kick as much as Pianaro (with gradients exceeding 10%). After the second descent, the route continues to the end. The ascent of the Monte Grappa (over 18 km in size) winds its approach in curves and hairpins on comparatively slim mountain roads. It has a mean 8% gradient, and peaks reaching 14%. The final 3km are on straight city roads with some connecting bends. The route descends barely, then a final bend 500m earlier than the end line leads into residence straight (350 m), on 7m broad tarmac.

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Glad thirty eighth birthday for Geraint Thomas – Let’s hope he doesn’t crash in the present day

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Pink shorts on a moist day?

There have been the standard early assaults, however it was Cyril Barthe (Groupama-FDJ) and Davide Ballerini (Astana Qazaqstan) who managed to get away. They have been joined by Andrea Pietrobon (Polti Kometa), Jimmy Janssens & Nicola Conci (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Pelayo Sánchez (Movistar), Edward Theuns (Lidl-Trek), Rubén Fernández (Cofidis), Henok Mulubrhan (Astana Qazaqstan), Alessandro Tonelli (VF Group Bardiani CSF-Faizanè) and stage 19 winner, Andrea Vendrame (Decathlon AG2R).

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The chief’s jerseys on the final huge day

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The beginning was moist, however on the end in Bassano del Grappa it’s to be cloudy and 21°C

These 11 riders suited the peloton and so they have been allowed to take extra 4 minutes lead. The break held their lead till the bottom of Monte Grappa, the place Vendrame jumped away. The Italian was overhauled by Janssens, however the Belgian was handed by Vendrame once more. The Alpecin-Deceuninck rider wasn’t completed and attacked Vendrame once more and was then capable of maintain on when Sánchez and Mulubrhan caught him.

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The followers have been out in the present day

Vendrame returned at his personal tempo, together with Tonelli. Later Conci and Fernández have been additionally capable of catch them, so there have been seven riders collectively on the entrance midway up Monte Grappa. Their lead had decreased, as UAE Staff Emirates had been pulling exhausting on the entrance of the peloton. The work of Mikkel Bjerg, Vegard Stake Laengen and Domen Novak put Filippo Zana, ninth total, into bother.

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It was nonetheless raining when Davide Ballerini (Astana Qazaqstan) and Lorenzo Germani (Groupama-FDJ) made the primary assault

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Mechanical downside for Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step)

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The peloton wasn’t too … but

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Possibly an excessive amount of pink?

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The break of the day began to kind, however UAE Staff Emirates weren’t going to present them a lot area

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No time for desserts

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It wasn’t going to be a day for the break

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Time for congratulations

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Giro d’Italia Stage 20 Consequence:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates in 4:58:23
2. Valentin Paret-Peintre (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 2:07
3. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) BORA-hansgrohe
4. Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious
5. Einer Rubio (Col) Movistar
6. Giulio Pellizzari (Ita) VF Group-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
7. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
8. Ben O’Connor (Aus) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
9. Michael Storer (Aus) Tudor at 2:31
10. Rafał Majka (Pol) UAE Staff Emirates at 3:08.

Giro d’Italia General After Stage 20:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates in 76:20:51
2. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) BORA-hansgrohe at 9:57
3. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 10:26
4. Ben O’Connor (Aus) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 12:09
5. Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious at 12:52
6. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 14:33
7. Einer Rubio (Col) Movistar at 15:56
8. Jan Hirt (CZ) Soudal Fast-Step at 18:05
9. Romain Bardet (Fra) dsm-firmenich PostNL at 20:32
10. Michael Storer (Aus) Tudor at 21:11.

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