Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 18 – Dries De Bondt grabs the stage as the break deny sprinters

Dries De Bondt  (Alpecin-Fenix) grabbed a glorious victory on Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia as magnificent collaboration within the four-man break denied the sprinters their last chance for glory. Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) retains pink and BORA-hansgrohe’s Jai Hindey can breathe a huge sigh of relief that his puncture occurred in the final 3KM so one minute deficit doesn’t count. The biggest change on GC came as Joao Almeida (UAE Team-Emirates) was forced to abandon the Giro due to a positive covid test overnight.

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