Vuelta a Espana 2020 : Stage 4. Giro d’Italia 2020: Stage 19. Bennett, Cerny and whole lot of confusion

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck Quick Step) carried straight on with his winning ways by claiming victory on Stage 4 of La Vuelta – his seventh of the year. Initially given the jump by UAE Team Emirates Jasper Philipsen, the Irishman claimed the slipstream and zoomed past in the final pedal strokes. Meanwhile over at the Giro d’Italia, Josef Cerny delivered a fine solo victory for his CCC team, leaping away from the break with 20km to go. As marvellous as that was, it wasn’t the main story of stage 19 – as rider power turned what should have been the longest stage, into the shortest! There was no change on GC anywhere. Let’s get into it.
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Giro d’Italia 2020: Stage 13 – Ulissi makes it two, Almeida snatches seconds

Diego Ulissi (UAE-Team Emirates) grabbed his second victory of this Giro d’Italia and his eighth in total. A ferocious finale on Stage 13 featuring two sharp climbs saw a GC centric group fight it out for stage winning honours and those all important bonus seconds.  The Italian powered to the line to pip the maglia rosa with BORA-hansgrohe’s Patrick Konrad rounding out the podium. Joao Almeida‘s second place gives him six extra seconds on all his rivals before the time trial tomorrow.

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Giro d’Italia 2020 – Stage 8 : Alex Dowsett takes emotional win

The victory in stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia was contested by the breakaway, with Alex Dowsett holding off his five breakie companions to deliver Israel Start-Up Nation their first Grand Tour victory. The peloton were happy to roll in nearly 14 minutes later. Joao Almeida (Deceuninck Quickstep) retains the maglia rosa while Mitchelton Scott’s Simon Philip Yates did not take the start line after testing positive for Covid 19.

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