Stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia simmered for a while but came to a spectacular crescendo. Richard Carapaz (Movistar) rode a spectacular solo attack all the way to victory in Courmayeur and surprised many (including possibly Primoz Roglic) by bagging himself the race leader’s pink jersey. It’s a tight GC battle now, folks!
Richard Carapaz (Movistar) took a flyer from a handful of riders on Stage 4 of the 2019 Giro d’Italia and no one could catch him, not even a fast-closing Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) who finished runner-up. Diego Ulissi, whose two UAE Emirates teammates had shredded the leading group that had profited from a pile-up in the peloton, rounded out the podium. Race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) was the only GC rider in that leading group and he put further time (16 secs) into his rivals. This leaves him still looking pretty in pink jersey, socks, helmet and bar tape.
From Jerusalem to Rome via some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. The Giro has made us cheer, scream, cry and laugh. Let’s relive La Vie en Rose in Part 1 of our A to Z of #Giro101.