CASTELMONTE, Italy, May 27 (Reuters) – Richard Carapaz held on to the pink jersey as Dutchman Koen Bouwman won stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia, a mountainous 178-kilometre ride from Marano Lagunare to Santuario di Castelmonte, in weird manner on Friday.
Colombian Carapaz held a three-next lead about Jai Hindley in the standard classification heading into Friday’s stage, and was joined by three Ineos Grenadiers crew mates in a packed peloton proper up right up until the last couple of kilometres.
3rd in the common classification just before a phase that passed by way of areas of Slovenia and needing to near the gap, Spaniard Mikel Landa manufactured the very first transfer as the top a few riders ended up remaining alone as the leaders’ team approached the phase conclude.
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Carapaz led Australian Hindley and Landa in that get forward of the ultimate dash, with the Colombian coming home in entrance of his rivals at the vital minute to continue to keep the “maglia rosa”, with only a single much more mountainous phase to come on Saturday, before Sunday’s time trial finale.
There had now been plenty of drama further ahead of the in general leaders, as a bizarre finale for the five riders vying to win the phase noticed a few of them overshoot the final corner, enabling Bouwman to come through with relieve for his second stage victory of this year’s Giro.
“I realized there was a corner to the left but I did not know it was this sharp,” Bouwman mentioned. “I experienced to brake quite hard and I knew I had to take the inside of (of the corner).
“Now to earn two phases in the Giro – I am just so joyful I don’t have phrases.”
There was some poor news for Carapaz on Friday, having said that, as group mate Richie Porte dropped out of the Giro via disease, leaving the race chief missing a essential domestique for the final two levels this weekend.
The 20th and remaining mountainous stage of the 2022 Giro is a 167-kilometre journey from Belluno to Marmolada on Saturday.
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Reporting by Peter Corridor
Enhancing by Toby Davis
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