Giro d’Italia 2020 : Stage 17 – Second time lucky for O’Connor

It was a day of climbing and one where Stage 16’s disappointed second placer took his chance again. This time, Ben O’Connor showed the NTT jersey proudly as he went over the finish line first and alone. However, once again, the GC rivals left the maglia rosa in peace except for a tiny flutter in the last few hundred metres that made no difference at all to the overall standings. Saving their matches for tomorrow’s Stelvio …

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Giro d’Italia 2020 – Stage 16 – Tratnik powers to the win, Almeida refuses to lay down

Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia saw action all over the place. Once again, the winner came from the breakaway, with Jan Tratnik of Bahrain-McLaren taking the win by blasting away from Ben O’Connor (NTT) in the final kilometre. The peloton, packed full of the GC riders, took things easy until the final ascent where Joao Almeida of Quickstep took a whole load of psychological advantage and even grabbed some seconds.

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Giro d’Italia 2020 : Stage 10 – Sagan solos to sensational success

The stage after a rest day often throws up a surprise (not least the Covid +s) and that’s exactly what happened on today’s hilly Stage 10 in the Giro d’Italia. In his maiden Giro, Peter Sagan (Bora) soloed to his long-awaited first victory of the season after going in the day’s breakaway, and holding off the chase from the GC contenders. Brendan McNulty (UAE) was runner-up while race leader Joao Almeida (DSQ) nicked a cheeky four bonus seconds on his rivals to round out the podium.

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