GIRO D'ITALIA 2024 🇮🇹

Sunday 12th May 2024

Stage 9 : Avezzano - Naples (214km)


A day for the sprinters, but there’s plenty still to make life difficult for them; the stage’s punishing length, the potential for hot, stuffy weather, technical urban roads, and a series of small hills in the final 40km.
With a welcome rest-day tomorrow there will be guaranteed have a go attack action coming from all sides.

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Debs,

As ever thanks for all your updates. Just a minor point, you have Cian correctly as a Visma rider in the overall ranking but still a Bora rider in the Maglia Bianca rankings and in your narrative about the change in the jersey. I was really impressed by him ( and G) yesterday.

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POG is currently on a different planet from the rest of the peleton - hopefully he has the capacity to maintain this level of performance over the whole tour. I had a slight signal feed problem last evening watching the highlights on Eurosport and an image froze during the final climb. Taking up a chunk of the tv screen was the face of Rafa Majka; and what a harrowing image that was! He absolutely gave everything to lead out POG on the final climb; got dropped and clawed his way back to the front of the group. The sheer pain etched on his face during the forced freeze frame on my tv was a perfect summary of the world of pain these guys get themselves into. Truly incredible how they do that to themselves!

Peter

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I was talking to a work colleague who races in a leauge in Surrey and has 4 bikes and commutes 120 miles every week about Poj at the Giro and he was saying he seems to recover after a stage like no other rider.My colleauge is a doctor and has read articles about Poj’s physiology and seen his data on power output etc.
I did ask if he thought he was doping but he said he didnt …just in amazing shape

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Thank you!
…it’s the perils of cut and paste without proof-reading :nerd_face:

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Team Lidl-Trek planning a second stage win today

:purple_square: Points Classification at start of Stage 9

  1. Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek) 134 points
  2. Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) 97 pts
  3. Tim Merlier (Soudal-QuickStep) 89 pts
  4. Olav Kooij (Team Visma | Lease a Bike) 61 pts
  5. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 57 pts

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Points to be gained in the Points Classification today.

Sprint | Mondragone (132.2 km) 12,8,6,5,4,3,2,1
Intergiro Sprint | Giugliano in Campania (Lago Patria) (158.5 km) 12,8,6,5,4,3,2,1
Points at finish 50,35,25,18,14,12,10,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Maglia wearers at start of Stage 9:

Rose :red_square: Tadej Pogačar :slovenia: UAE Team Emirates
Ciclamino :purple_square: Jonathan Milan :it: Lidl-Trek
Azzurra :blue_square: Dani Martínez :colombia: Bora-Hansgrohe
Blanca :white_large_square: Cian Uijtdebroeks :belgium: Visma-Lease a Bike

Voted Stage 8 Combative Rider Award
:medal_sports: Romain Bardet :fr: Team dsm-firmenich PostNL

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Stage 9 non-starter:
Alexey Lutsenko :kazakhstan: Astana Qazaqstan Team (due to illness)

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163 riders on today’s Start-line and Stage 9 is underway!

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Thank you Debs, great work as always with the thread!!

I wonder if this was the most exciting-every-day first week ever?!? Wow.

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STAGE 9 Results : AVEZZANO - NAPLES

  1. Olav Kooij :netherlands: Visma-Lease a Bike, in 4:44:22
  2. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Lidl-Trek
  3. Juan Sebastián Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
  4. Alberto Dainese (Ita) Tudor Pro Cycling
  5. Danny van Poppel (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe
  6. Madis Mihkels (Est) Intermarché-Wanty
  7. Kaden Groves (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck
  8. Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale
  9. Davide Ballerini (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan
  10. Max Kanter (Ger) Astana Qazaqstan, all at same time

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:red_square: GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 8

  1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, in 28:14:42
  2. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe, +2:40
  3. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, +2:58
  4. Ben O’Connor (Aus) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale, +3:39
  5. Cian Uijtdebroeks (Bel) Visma-Lease a Bike, +4:02
  6. Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Bahrain Victorious, +4:23
  7. Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan, +5:15
  8. Einer Rubio (Col) Movistar, +5:28
  9. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, +5:30
  10. Jan Hirt (Cze) Soudal Quick-Step, +5:53

:purple_square: POINTS CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 9

  1. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Lidl-Trek, 174 pts
  2. Kaden Groves (Aus) Alpecin Deceuninck, 116 pts
  3. Olav Kooij (Ned) Visma-Lease a Bike, 115 pts
  4. Tim Merlier (Bel) Soudal Quick-Step, 100 pts
  5. Andrea Pietrobon (Ita) Polti-Kometa, 68 pts

:blue_square: MOUNTAINS CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 9

  1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, 104 pts
  2. Dani Martínez (Col), Bora-Hansgrohe, 52 pts
  3. Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis, 36 pts
  4. Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty, 32 pts
  5. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, 22 pts

:white_large_square: YOUTH CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 9

  1. Cian Uijtdebroeks (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 28:18:44
  2. Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Bahrain Victorious, +21s
  3. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, +1:28
  4. Alex Baudin (Fra) Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale, +2:32
  5. Filippo Zana (Ita) Jayco AlUla, +3:10

:large_orange_diamond: TEAMS CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 8

  1. Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale, in 85:03:12
  2. Ineos Grenadiers, +1-20
  3. Astana Qazaqstan, +9-23
  4. Bora-Hansgrohe, +16:05
  5. UAE Team Emirates, +18:06

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Abandonment during Stage 9:
Alexander Krieger :de: Tudor Pro Cycling Team

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Monday 13th May 2024

Rest Day

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A preview to this week ahead:

Stage / Date / venue / distance / type

10 : Tue 14th May Pompei Cusano Mutri (141km) (summit finish) :mountain:

11 : Wed 15th May Foiano di Val Fortore Francavilla Al Mare (203km) Hilly/Flat

12 : Thu 16th May Martinsicuro Fano (183km) Hilly/Flat

13 : Fri 17th May Riccione Cento (179km) Flat as a pancake!

14 : Sat 18th May Castiglione Della Stiviere Desenzano Del Garda (31km ITT) fast-flat

15 : Sun 19th May Manerba Del Garda - Livigno (Mottolino) (222km) (Summit Finish) :mountain:

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Tuesday 14th May 2024

Stage 10 : Pompei - Bocca della Selva (142km)


142km is a short distance for a road race, so we can expect some energetic action, attacks, breakaways and chases. Most of this ride is easy going but the final climb to the summit finish is 18km of leg sapping hell.

The questions are; will a break make it to the finish before the GC peloton catch them (?) and, will Tadej take more time out of his rivals (?)

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Maglia wearers at start of Stage 10:

Rose :red_square: Tadej Pogačar :slovenia: UAE Team Emirates
Ciclamino :purple_square: Jonathan Milan :it: Lidl-Trek
Azzurra :blue_square: Dani Martínez :colombia: Bora-Hansgrohe
Bianca :white_large_square: Cian Uijtdebroeks :belgium: Visma-Lease a Bike

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non-starter list before Stage 10: (all illness with fever on rest-day :face_with_thermometer: )

Ethan Vernon :uk: Israel - Premier Tech
Max Kanter :de: Astana Qazaqstan Team
Olav Kooij :netherlands: Team Visma Lease a Bike
Marius Mayrhofer :de: Tudor Pro Cycling Team

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158 riders on today’s start-line and Stage 10 is underway! :it:

:volcano:

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STAGE 10 Results : POMPEI - CUSANO MUTRI

  1. Valentin Paret-Peintre :fr: Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale, in 03:43:50
  2. Romain Bardet (Fra) dsm-firmenich PostNL, at 29s
  3. Jan Tratnik (Slo) Visma-Lease a Bike, at 01:01
  4. Andrea Bagiolo (Ita) Lidl-Trek, at 01:18
  5. Aurelien Paret-Peintre (Fra) Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale, at 01:25
  6. Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis,
  7. Filippo Zana (Ita) Jayco-AIUla,
  8. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bardiani CSF-Faizane, at same time
  9. Nicola Conci 9Ita) Alpecin Deceuninck, at 01:41
  10. Esteban Chaves (Col) EF Education-EasyPost at 01:56

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:red_square: GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 10

  1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, in 36:46:08
  2. Daniel Martinez (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 2:40
  3. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 2:58
  4. Ben O’Connor (Aus) Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale, at 3:39
  5. Cian Uijtdebroeks (Bel) Visma-Lease a Bike, at 4:15
  6. Antonio Tiberi (Ita) bahrain Victorious, at 4:27
  7. Romain Bardet (Fra) dsm-firmenich PostNL, at 4:57
  8. Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan, at 5:19
  9. Filippo Zana (Ita) Jayco-AIUla, at 5:23
  10. Einer Rubio (Col) Movistar, at 5:52

:purple_square: POINTS CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 10

  1. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Lidl-Trek, 174 pts
  2. Kaden Groves (Aus) Alpecin Deceuninck, 122 pts
  3. Tim Merlier (Bel) Soudal Quick-Step 100 pts
  4. Philip Fiorelli VF Group-Bardiani CSF Faizane 71 pts
  5. Andrea Pietrobon (Ita) Polti-Kometa, 68 pts

:blue_square: MOUNTAINS CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 10

  1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, 104 pts
  2. Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis, 58 pts
  3. Valentin Paret-Peintre (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale , 55 pts
  4. Daniel martinez (Col) Bora Hansgrohe, 52 pts
  5. Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty, 32 pts

:white_large_square: YOUTH CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 10

  1. Cian Uijtdebroeks (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 36:50:23
  2. Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Bahrain Victorious, +12s
  3. Filippo Zana (Ita0 Jayco-AIUla, at 1:08
  4. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, +1:37
  5. Alex Baudin (Fra) Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale, +2:23

:large_orange_diamond: TEAMS CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 10

  1. Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale, in 110:32:27
  2. Ineos Grenadiers, +7:07
  3. Bora-Hansgrohe, +20:31

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All 158 riders finished today’s stage 10

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We have a change of jersey for tomorrow!
Instead of Tadej lending his Maglia Azzurra to Dani Martínez, he will now lend it to Simon Geschke who today becomes 2nd place in the KOM :laughing:
Martínez has slipped down to 4th in the KOM, maybe he is taking his GC (and quest for a podium position in Rome) more seriously now he is 2nd to the Maglia Rosa.

Good to see two brothers working well together, and Valentin Paret-Peintre looking overjoyed as he crossed over the winning line, he also gained 50 KOM points which moves him up to 3rd place and just 3 points behind Simon Geschke.

Romain Bardet had a go for a stage win today but failed by 29 seconds off the pace of the winner but his 2nd place arrival gains him 7th GC position at 4:57 down.

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Wednesday 15th May 2024

Stage 11 : Foiano di val Fortore - Francavilla al mare (207km)


A day for the sprinters supposedly but this won’t stop the stage hunters with climbing ability launching attacks from the start, however it’s unlikely a breakaway can make it to the finish without being reeled back in by the powerful sprinter trains, and due to the 207km length of course.

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Maglia wearers at start of Stage 11:

Rose :red_square: Tadej Pogačar :slovenia: UAE Team Emirates
Ciclamino :purple_square: Jonathan Milan :it: Lidl-Trek
Azzurra :blue_square: Simon Geschke :de: Cofidis, 58 pts
Bianca :white_large_square: Antonio Tiberi :it: Bahrain Victorious

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non-starter list before Stage 11:
Cian Uijtdebroeks :belgium: Team Visma | Lease a Bike (feeling unwell)
Stefano Oldani :it: Cofidis (feeling unwell)
Louis Barre :fr: Arkéa - B&B Hotels (due to crash injury issue to finger)

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155 riders on today’s start-line and Stage 11 is underway!

:it:

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Un’altra magnifica vittoria! :smile: :it:

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STAGE 11 Results : FOIANO DI VAL FORTORE TO FRANCAVILLA AL MARE

  1. Jonathan Milan :it: Lidl-Trek, in 4-23-18
  2. Kaden Groves (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck
  3. Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Polti Kometa
  4. Laurence Pithie (NZl) Groupama-FDJ
  5. Juan Sebastián Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
  6. Danny van Poppel (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe
  7. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Movistar
  8. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
  9. Stanisław Aniołkowski (Pol) Cofidis

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:red_square: GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 11

  1. Tadej Pogačar :slovenia: UAE Team Emirates, in 41-09:26
  2. Daniel Martinez (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe, +2-40
  3. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Ineos Grenadiers, +2-56
  4. Ben O’Connor (Aus) Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale, +3-39
  5. Antonio Tiberi (Ita) bahrain Victorious, +4-27
  6. Romain Bardet (Fra) dsm-firmenich PostNL, +4-57
  7. Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan, +5-19
  8. Filippo Zana (Ita) Jayco-AIUla, +5-23
  9. Einer Rubio (Col) Movistar, +5-28
  10. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, +5-52

:purple_square: POINTS CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 11

  1. Jonathan Milan :it: Lidl-Trek, 229 pts
  2. Kaden Groves (Aus) Alpecin Deceuninck, 166 pts
  3. Tim Merlier (Bel) Soudal Quick-Step 92 pts
  4. Philip Fiorelli VF Group-Bardiani CSF Faizane 78 pts
  5. Andrea Pietrobon (Ita) Polti-Kometa, 68 pts

:blue_square: MOUNTAINS CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 11

  1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, 104 pts
  2. Simon Geschke :de: Cofidis, 59 pts
  3. Valentin Paret-Peintre (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale , 55 pts
  4. Daniel martinez (Col) Bora Hansgrohe, 52 pts
  5. Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty, 32 pts

:white_large_square: YOUTH CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 11

  1. Antonio Tiberi :it: Bahrain Victorious, in 41:13:53
  2. Filippo Zana (Ita) Jayco-AIUla, at 56s
  3. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, +1:25
  4. Alex Baudin (Fra) Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale, +2:11
  5. David Piganzoli (Ita) Polti Kometa, +7:03

:large_orange_diamond: TEAMS CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 11

  1. Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale, in 123:42:21
  2. Ineos Grenadiers, +7:07
  3. Bora-Hansgrohe, +8:31

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All 155 riders finished today’s Stage 11

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A second stage win for Jonathan Milan, at 6’ 4" tall and weighing in at 84kg he is a beast, but although presently in a commanding lead it’s not over yet, his nearest rival Kaden Groves is a better climber and there are plenty of hills and mountains to come next week.

It’s a pity Olav Kooij (Team Visma Lease a Bike) succumbed to illness before Stage 10, possibly the best sprinter in this Giro with the potential to win the Maglia Ciclamino in Rome.

There maybe a mysterious viral fever illness lurking around, latest top victim is 21 year old Cian Uijtdebroeks (Bora-Hansgrohe) who was 5th on GC, and also leading the Youth Classification with the Maglia Bianca. It was his sudden absence that caused the most changes today in the GC and Youth Classification with everyone moving up one position.

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Thursday 16th May 2024

Stage 12 : Martinsicuro - Fano (193km)


Another sprint finish in all likelihood but a breakaway win is possible.
A quartet of 4th category speed humps await along the way plus more uncategorised climbs, however the third 4th cat on route ‘Ostra’ may cause concern with 13% steep gradients and average 8.5% for 1 km. This maybe the launchpad for a cunning attack and momentary leave some sprinters struggling at the back of the peloton.

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Maglia wearers at start of Stage 12:

Rose :red_square: Tadej Pogačar :slovenia: UAE Team Emirates
Ciclamino :purple_square: Jonathan Milan :it: Lidl-Trek
Azzurra :blue_square: Simon Geschke :de: Cofidis
Bianca :white_large_square: Antonio Tiberi :it: Bahrain Victorious

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non-starter before Stage 12:
Fabio Jakobsen :netherlands: Team dsm-firmenich PostNL (crash injury yesterday)

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154 riders on today’s start-line and Stage 12 is underway! :it:

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