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2020 Giro d'Italia

103rd edition: May 9 - 31 Oct 3 - 25, 2020
Stage 10, October 13, 2020

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Tuesday, October 13: Stage 10, Lanciano - Tortoreto, 177 km

Stage 10 map & profile | Stage 10 photos

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan wins stage 10. RCS Sport photo

Weather at the finish city of Tortoreto at 1:40 PM, local time: 17C (62F), sunny, with the wind from the north at 13 km/hr (8 mph). There is a 15% chance of rain/thunderstorms.

The Race: 145 riders began stage 10 at 12:05. Both Mitchelton-Scott with four cases of Covid-19 and Jumbo-Visma whose Steven Kruijswijk tested positive have quit the Giro.

Here's the report from stage winner Peter Sagan's Bora-hansgrohe team:

An undulating parcours welcomed riders back to the Giro d’Italia after its first rest day. The 177km stage featured four short but steep categorised climbs, but with the hardest of these being third category, this wouldn’t slow the peloton down too much as they headed towards the finish in Tortoreto.

On a day that would suit the Classics riders, there was no surprise when Peter Sagan was among the riders trying to get in the break. Brought back once, it looked like the Slovak rider had missed his chance, with a group of five heading off up the road, but after Matteo Fabbro made his move and was pulled back, Peter slipped away and managed to bridge across.

In the scramble for places in the escape group, their number went up and down until settling on seven, barely allowed much more than thirty seconds on the peloton in these early stages, before extending this to five minutes at its peak, after the peloton had called off the chase. Making the most of being in this lead group, Peter set about claiming the maximum points in the intermediate sprint, before settling in for the race to the finish.

With some distance still to go, the break started attacking one another with 30km remaining, as these efforts brought the peloton nearer, the gap less than a minute at the 20km to go point and shrinking steadily. Seven riders became two before, with 12km to go, there was one left – Peter Sagan - the BORA-hansgrohe rider having attacked in true Classics style on the last climbs.

Dipping into the final 10km, he had a slim lead over the peloton, pushing his bike-handling skills to the limit on the wet and slippery roads. With just twenty seconds’ lead on the peloton, the final kilometre came into view and by now, everyone knew that Peter was going to take his first win at the Giro d’Italia in spectacular style, not only taking the win, but one of the most memorable both of his career and of the Giro d’Italia – finally having taken victories in all three Grand Tours. In the excitement of the finale, Rafał Majka and Patrick Konrad crossed the line with top-ten finishes to move up the GC, Patrick now in sixth and Rafał eighth.

"I'm very happy with this victory which also has a special meaning to me since it is my first one ever at the Giro d'Italia. My previous victory was last year at the Tour de France, so I had to wait a bit to get this result. The team and the fans had their expectations, so I owed them a victory. I was on the podium a lot of times but there is a big difference between first and second place. We knew that going in the breakaway would be important today but I can guarantee you it wasn't easy at all. It was very hard, it took a lot of effort and I think the escapees today were the ones with the best legs. On top of that, once our group was formed we had to work hard for a long time because the peloton, with Groupama-FDJ in front, also tried hard to bring us back. It took us a long time to build an advantage. In the final climbs, especially the last one, I knew I had to give it my all because I needed to have a gap and then make sure I didn't crash in the last descent. I lost a bit of time there and in the final 7km it was important to go on the limit because behind me there was a group of 10-15 riders that certainly wanted to catch me." – Peter Sagan

"Today our two goals were to go for a stage win with Peter but at the same time always stay alert and protect our two GC riders. We were aware it would require a very strong effort and that we wouldn't have a lot of collaboration from the other teams. We would have to control the first part while at the final 60km, which were constantly up and down with some steep sections of 20%, we would need to have the legs. In the first 40km, Paweł and Cesare did a brilliant job in controlling. At some stage, there was a very big break, but it was too messy and Peter decided to follow Ganna's attack on the climb. There had to be a selection in the breakaway because it was too big a group to collaborate.  From that point, the rest of the teams in the peloton took turns in the front, trying to bring the escapees back. First, it was Groupama-FDJ, then UAE Emirates, and finally NTT but it was impossible to catch them. Peter went on to a solo victory and I'm very happy about that. He was very strong today." – Jan Valach, Sports Director

Complete Results:

Stage 10 photos

177 kilometers raced at an average speed of 43.896 km/hr

1 Peter Sagan Bora-hansgrohe 4hr 1min 56sec
2 Brandon McNulty UAE-Team Emirates @ 19sec
3 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 0:23
4 Ben Swift INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
5 Jai Hindley Team Sunweb s.t.
6 Rafal Majka Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
7 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
8 Wilco Kelderman Team Sunweb s.t.
9 Domenico Pozzovivo NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
10 Pello Bilbao Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
11 Tao Geoghegan Hart INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
12 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
13 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
14 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
15 Tanel Kangert EF Pro Cycling 0:50
16 Ilnur Zakarin CCC Team s.t.
17 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
18 Jhonnatan Narvaez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
19 Nico Denz Team Sunweb 1:38
20 Diego Ulissi UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
21 Jakob Fuglsang Astana s.t.
22 Mikkel Honore Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
23 Jacopo Mosca Trek-Segafredo s.t.
24 Nicola Conci Trek-Segafredo s.t.
25 Sam Oomen Team Sunweb s.t.
26 Matteo Fabbro Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
27 Sergio Samitier Movistar s.t.
28 James Knox Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
29 Chris Hamilton Team Sunweb s.t.
30 Aurélien Paret-Peintre Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
31 Jonathan Castroviejo INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
32 Attila Valter CCC Team 2:11
33 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
34 Jonas Gregaard Astana 2:17
35 Jhonatan Restrepo Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 3:59
36 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto-Soudal s.t.
37 Louis Meintjes NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
38 Pieter Serry Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
39 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
40 Antonio Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
41 Fabio Felline Astana 6:01
42 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r La Mondiale 8:49
43 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
44 Ben O'Connor NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
45 Dario Cataldo Movistar s.t.
46 Victor De La Parte CCC Team s.t.
47 Domen Novak Bahrain-McLaren 12:27
48 Simon Clarke EF Pro Cycling s.t.
49 Rohan Dennis INEOS Grenadiers 12:35
50 Giovanni Carboni Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 12:55
51 Thomas De Gendt Lotto-Soudal s.t.
52 Mattia Bais Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
53 Sander Armee Lotto-Soudal s.t.
54 Mikkel Bjerg UAE-Team Emirates 15:28
55 Giovanni Visconti Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
56 James Whelan EF Pro Cycling 15:51
57 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
58 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
59 Ruben Guerreiro EF Pro Cycling s.t.
60 Victor Campenaerts NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
61 Adam Hansen Lotto-Soudal s.t.
62 Lorenzo Rota Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
63 Valerio Conti UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
64 Simone Consonni Cofidis s.t.
65 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo s.t.
66 Filippo Zana Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
67 Francesco Romano Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
68 Carl Fredrik Hagen Lotto-Soudal s.t.
69 Alessandro Bisolti Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
70 Alessandro Tonelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
71 Etienne Van Empel Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
72 Pawel Poljanski Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
73 Manuele Boaro Astana s.t.
74 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
75 Maciej Bodnar Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
76 Danilo Wyss NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
77 Matteo Sobrero NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
78 Dylan Sunderland NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
79 Edoardo Zardini Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
80 Martijn Tusveld Team Sunweb s.t.
81 Einer Rubio Movistar s.t.
82 Chad Haga Team Sunweb s.t.
83 Daniel Navarro Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
84 Jesper Hansen Cofidis s.t.
85 Joey Rosskopf CCC Team s.t.
86 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
87 Oscar Rodriguez Astana s.t.
88 Rodrigo Contreras Astana s.t.
89 Salvatore Puccio INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
90 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
91 Enrico Battaglin Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
92 François Bidard Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
93 Nicolas Edet Cofidis s.t.
94 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo s.t.
95 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
96 Simone Ravanelli Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
97 Simon Pellaud Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
98 Eduardo Sepulveda Movistar s.t.
99 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
100 Mathias Le Turnier Cofidis s.t.
101 Jonathan Caicedo EF Pro Cycling s.t.
102 Alexander Cepeda Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
103 Luca Chirico Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
104 Eros Capecchi Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
105 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
106 Stéphane Rossetto Cofidis 20:51
107 Kamil Malecki CCC Team s.t.
108 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
109 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
110 Josip Rumac Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
111 Jan Tratnik Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
112 Guy Sagiv Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
113 Simone Bevilacqua Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
114 Marco Mathis Cofidis s.t.
115 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
116 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
117 Alvaro Hodeg Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
118 Kamil Gradek CCC Team s.t.
119 Stefano Oldani Lotto-Soudal s.t.
120 Davide Ballerini Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
121 Lachlan Morton EF Pro Cycling s.t.
122 Giovanni Lonardi Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
123 Fabio Mazzucco Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
124 Alexander Cataford Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
125 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
126 Matthew Holmes Lotto-Soudal s.t.
127 Jonathan Dibben Lotto-Soudal s.t.
128 Miles Scotson Groupama-FDJ 21:52
129 Jacopo Guarnieri Groupama-FDJ s.t.
130 Ignatas Konovalovas Groupama-FDJ s.t.
131 Arnaud Démare Groupama-FDJ s.t.
132 Kilian Frankiny Groupama-FDJ s.t.
133 Simon Guglielmi Groupama-FDJ s.t.
134 Davide Cimolai Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
135 Maximiliano Richeze UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
136 Sebastian Molano UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
137 Filippo Fiorelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
138 Marco Frapporti Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
139 Matteo Spreafico Vini Zabú-KTM s.t.
140 Fernando Gaviria UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
141 Mark Padun Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
142 Josef Černý CCC Team s.t.
143 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
144 Joe Dombrowski UAE-Team Emirates 22:09

GC after stage 10:

1,595.1 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 40.245 km/hr

1 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 39hr 38min 5sec
2 Wilco Kelderman Team Sunweb @ 34sec
3 Pello Bilbao Bahrain-McLaren 0:43
4 Domenico Pozzovivo NTT Pro Cycling 0:57
5 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 1:01
6 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 1:15
7 Jai Hindley Team Sunweb 1:19
8 Rafal Majka Bora-hansgrohe 1:21
9 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:36
10 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain-McLaren 1:52
11 Jakob Fuglsang Astana 2:20
12 Ilnur Zakarin CCC Team 2:27
13 Brandon McNulty UAE-Team Emirates 2:39
14 Tao Geoghegan Hart INEOS Grenadiers 2:45
15 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 2:58
16 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto-Soudal 4:42
17 Sergio Samitier Movistar 5:25
18 James Knox Deceuninck-Quick Step 5:32
19 Jonathan Castroviejo INEOS Grenadiers 6:13
20 Aurélien Paret-Peintre Ag2r La Mondiale 6:21
21 Sam Oomen Team Sunweb 10:49
22 Attila Valter CCC Team 11:26
23 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r La Mondiale 15:28
24 Matteo Fabbro Bora-hansgrohe 19:46
25 Fabio Felline Astana 23:35
26 Davide Villella Movistar 25:06
27 Tanel Kangert EF Pro Cycling 25:22
28 Ben Swift INEOS Grenadiers 26:50
29 Antonio Nibali Trek-Segafredo 28:23
30 Martijn Tusveld Team Sunweb 28:45
31 Jacopo Mosca Trek-Segafredo 28:50
32 Joe Dombrowski UAE-Team Emirates 29:10
33 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo 29:22
34 Mikkel Honore Deceuninck-Quick Step 31:19
35 Ruben Guerreiro EF Pro Cycling 31:58
36 Pieter Serry Deceuninck-Quick Step 35:44
37 Diego Ulissi UAE-Team Emirates 35:46
38 Daniel Navarro Israel Start-Up Nation 39:48
39 Chris Hamilton Team Sunweb 39:59
40 Victor De La Parte CCC Team 40:19
41 Jonas Gregaard Astana 40:56
42 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo 42:18
43 Jhonnatan Narvaez INEOS Grenadiers 42:44
44 Oscar Rodriguez Astana 43:16
45 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 43:53
46 Sander Armee Lotto-Soudal 45:44
47 Nicola Conci Trek-Segafredo 46:26
48 Pawel Poljanski Bora-hansgrohe 47:26
49 Jonathan Caicedo EF Pro Cycling 48:05
50 Louis Meintjes NTT Pro Cycling 48:22
51 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r La Mondiale 48:53
52 Giovanni Carboni Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 49:36
53 François Bidard Ag2r La Mondiale 51:33
54 Enrico Battaglin Bahrain-McLaren 51:35
55 Thomas De Gendt Lotto-Soudal 52:19
56 Einer Rubio Movistar 52:30
57 Salvatore Puccio INEOS Grenadiers 54:09
58 Joey Rosskopf CCC Team 54:25
59 Carl Fredrik Hagen Lotto-Soudal 54:59
60 Eduardo Sepulveda Movistar 55:43
61 Mark Padun Bahrain-McLaren 56:13
62 Stéphane Rossetto Cofidis 58:56
63 Giovanni Visconti Vini Zabú-KTM 59:33
64 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo 1:00:19
65 Ben O'Connor NTT Pro Cycling 1:00:24
66 Chad Haga Team Sunweb 1:00:41
67 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r La Mondiale 1:00:54
68 Dario Cataldo Movistar 1:02:28
69 Edoardo Zardini Vini Zabú-KTM 1:02:49
70 Alessandro Tonelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 1:02:55
71 Jan Tratnik Bahrain-McLaren 1:02:58
72 Kilian Frankiny Groupama-FDJ 1:03:22
73 Jesper Hansen Cofidis 1:04:16
74 Simone Ravanelli Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1:04:35
75 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r La Mondiale 1:04:39
76 Mikkel Bjerg UAE-Team Emirates 1:04:44
77 Peter Sagan Bora-hansgrohe 1:07:45
78 Francesco Romano Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 1:11:15
79 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier NTT Pro Cycling 1:13:34
80 Eros Capecchi Bahrain-McLaren 1:14:15
81 Simon Clarke EF Pro Cycling 1:15:00
82 Nico Denz Team Sunweb 1:15:07
83 Alexander Cepeda Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1:15:10
84 Rohan Dennis INEOS Grenadiers 1:16:04
85 Matteo Sobrero NTT Pro Cycling 1:16:40
86 Josip Rumac Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1:16:57
87 Manuele Boaro Astana 1:17:01
88 Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain-McLaren 1:17:56
89 Danilo Wyss NTT Pro Cycling 1:18:00
90 Lorenzo Rota Vini Zabú-KTM 1:18:06
91 Hector Carretero Movistar 1:22:16
92 Jhonatan Restrepo Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1:22:39
93 Alessandro Bisolti Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1:24:15
94 Simon Pellaud Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1:25:00
95 Kamil Malecki CCC Team 1:27:33
96 Luca Chirico Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1:28:23
97 Davide Ballerini Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:28:25
98 Stefano Oldani Lotto-Soudal 1:29:40
99 Mathias Le Turnier Cofidis s.t.
100 Nicolas Edet Cofidis 1:29:44
101 Maciej Bodnar Bora-hansgrohe 1:31:12
102 Domen Novak Bahrain-McLaren 1:31:45
103 Valerio Conti UAE-Team Emirates 1:31:53
104 Matthew Holmes Lotto-Soudal 1:32:59
105 Josef Černý CCC Team 1:33:22
106 Alexander Cataford Israel Start-Up Nation 1:38:22
107 Mattia Bais Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 1:39:50
108 Kamil Gradek CCC Team 1:40:04
109 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 1:41:37
110 Etienne Van Empel Vini Zabú-KTM 1:42:38
111 Adam Hansen Lotto-Soudal 1:43:49
112 Nathan Haas Cofidis 1:45:28
113 Filippo Zana Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 1:45:46
114 Simone Consonni Cofidis 1:45:53
115 Rodrigo Contreras Astana 1:46:24
116 Victor Campenaerts NTT Pro Cycling 1:47:31
117 Filippo Fiorelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 1:49:21
118 Miles Scotson Groupama-FDJ 1:50:53
119 Elia Viviani Cofidis 1:52:52
120 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation 1:54:20
121 James Whelan EF Pro Cycling 1:55:14
122 Albert Torres Movistar 1:56:20
123 Arnaud Démare Groupama-FDJ 1:57:06
124 Marco Frapporti Vini Zabú-KTM 1:58:09
125 Lachlan Morton EF Pro Cycling 1:59:20
126 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 1:59:22
127 Davide Cimolai Israel Start-Up Nation 1:59:34
128 Fernando Gaviria UAE-Team Emirates 1:59:48
129 Fabio Mazzucco Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 2:00:11
130 Simon Guglielmi Groupama-FDJ 2:00:23
131 Dylan Sunderland NTT Pro Cycling 2:00:42
132 Jacopo Guarnieri Groupama-FDJ 2:01:11
133 Giovanni Lonardi Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 2:01:46
134 Sebastian Molano UAE-Team Emirates 2:01:58
135 Ignatas Konovalovas Groupama-FDJ 2:02:01
136 Matteo Spreafico Vini Zabú-KTM 2:03:26
137 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 2:03:46
138 Simone Bevilacqua Vini Zabú-KTM 2:04:54
139 Maximiliano Richeze UAE-Team Emirates 2:06:07
140 Marco Mathis Cofidis 2:08:35
141 Alvaro Hodeg Deceuninck-Quick Step 2:10:34
142 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 2:13:52
143 Jonathan Dibben Lotto-Soudal 2:25:07
144 Guy Sagiv Israel Start-Up Nation 2:27:11

Stage 10 map & profile:

Giro Stage 10 map

Stage 10 map

Giro stage 10 profile

Stage 10 profile

Stage 10 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Ruben Guerreiro

King of the Mountains Ruben Guerreiro waits for the stage to start.

Arnaud Demare

Points leader Arnaud Démare heads to the start.

Joao Almeida

Race leader Joao Almeida climbs through the hill town of Chieti.

Adam Hansen

Adam Hansen

Arnaud Demare

Points classification leader Arnaud Démare

Josip rumac

Josip Rumac

Dario CAtaldo

Dario Cataldo leads the day's break. Peter Sagan is in the back.

Peloton

Closing in on the finish

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan takes a sit-up stage win.

Peter Sagan

Sagan has had a lot of practice doing this.

Brandon McNulty

Brandon McNulty was second.

Joao Almeida

Impressive! GC leader Joao Almeida leads the first chase group in, finishing third.

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan enjoys a well-earned victory

Joao Almeida

Joao Almeida gets another day in pink.

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