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Results & Comments: Stage 10 Giro’16

Giulio Ciccone Wins Stage 10 of Giro d’Italia, Bob Jungels is New Maglia Rosa
Young riders shine in Sestola. First pro win for the Italian.

Sestola, 17 May 2016 – The Italian rider Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF), born in 1994, has won Stage 10 of the 99th Giro d’Italia, 219km from Campi Bisenzio to Modena. Ivan Rovny (Tinkoff) and Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing Team) finished second and third.

Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick-Step), born in 1992, already the Maglia Bianca as best young rider, is the new race leader overall and takes the Maglia Rosa.


1 – Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF) – 219km in 5h44’32”, average speed 38.138km/h
2 – Ivan Rovny (Tinkoff) at 42″
3 – Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing Team) at 1’20”

Maglia Rosa
(pink), General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick-Step)
Maglia Rossa (red), Sprint Classification, sponsored by Algida – André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)
Maglia Azzurra (blue), Mountains Classification, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Damiano Cunego (Nippo – Vini Fantini)
Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider Classification, sponsored by Eurospin – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick-Step)

1 – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick-Step)
2 – Andrey Amador (Movistar Team) at 26″
3 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at 50″


Seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner said: “Today I’m living the most beautiful day of my life. It doesn’t feel real. It’s like being in a bubble. Finally I’ve taken my first pro win. It highlights how much our team is like an enormous family. I thank them all, especially Nicola Boem who sacrificed himself for me. I hope I have paid him back for the faith he put in me by pulling our group. What a wonderful day!”.

The Maglia Rosa said: “It doesn’t often happen in cycling that the first rider in the classification pulls for the second one, so what [Gianluca] Brambilla did today is incredible. He was dropped, then he came back and pulled again. I can’t believe it. This is one of the greatest days in my life. We’re a group of friends. We’ve had three riders in the Maglia Rosa, starting with Marcel Kittel. We’ve achieved more than we expected – at least, I have”.


Stage 11 – Modena – Asolo – 227km

The stage is clearly divided into two parts: the first one runs flat from Modena to just before Asolo (approx 200km), while the second one is wavier and more challenging, leading into the finish. The route runs across the entire Po Plain, partly on narrow roads, and partly on wide and mainly straight roads – but riders must beware of roundabouts, kerbs, speed bumps and traffic dividers through urban areas. Just past Maser, the road tackles a short yet very harsh climb up Forcella Mostaccin (with gradients topping out at 16%), followed by a technical descent (narrowing in places) leading to the Monfumo hills and to Castelcucco. Here, a series of undulations will lead to the final Asolo climb.


Final kms
Five kilometres before the finish, the road climbs up towards Asolo along a 1km ramp with gradients of approx 7% that leads into the old town centre through a mediaeval gateway and on a setts-paved stretch. A quick descent on wide roads follows, up to the final kilometre. The last bend is 900m from the finish line, followed by a long home straight, just bending slightly, on a perfectly level, 7.5-m wide asphalt road.




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