Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-McLaren) sprinted away from Ben O'Connor (NTT Pro Cycling) on the final uphill metres in San Daniele del Friuli for the stage win. The peloton wanted an extra rest day and finished well down on the day's winner. Joāo Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) put in a late attack for a couple of extra seconds on the overall lead.
Teo Geoghegan Hart put the fifteenth stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia on his palmarès. On the mountain stage to the ski resort of Piancavallo he beat the Sunweb tandem of Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman, who, including bonuses, took 43 seconds back on the pink jersey, João Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step).
Philippo Ganna has taken another stage win in the 2020 Giro d'Italia. With a phenomenal ride over 34 hilly TT kilometres, the big Italian took 26 seconds out of his second placed teammate, Rohan Dennis. João Almeida took time out of the others, except young American, Brandon McNulty, who moved up to fourth place and 3rd on the stage.
The flat stage 13 to Monselice had a sting in the tail, actually a double sting. In the end it was the GC men who fought out the sprint aster a strong ride from the Deceuninck - Quick-Step team to split the race. At the line it was Diego Ulissi who won from the pink jersey, Joāo Almeida, and Patrick Konrad in third.
A crazy day on the home roads of Marco Pantani, saw many riders suffer from the cold and wet conditions that split the race to pieces. The stage victory went to Jhonatan Narváez ahead of an unlucky Mark Padun. The pink jersey of João Almeida was safe after strong work from the Deceuninck - Quick-Step team.
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A real sprinter's day and it was the top sprinter of the season, Arnaud Démare who showed his top form... By a bike length. All the talk before the stage was 'how to beat the Frenchman?' None of the plans worked and the French champion took his fourth stage win. João Almeida holds the pink jersey for another day.
Peter Sagan had to wait fifteen months for a win, but the Slovakian won an impressive stage 10. Sagan was part of an early break, rode away from his last escape companion in the finalé and managed to stay out of the grasp of the group of GC men. Brandon McNulty was second and the pink jersey of João Almeida was third.
Ruben Guerreiro out-sprinted his escape partner, Jonathan Castroviejo at the end of a tough stage 9. The stage could have been a GC battle, but the 'Break of the Day' went all the way for a Portuguese win. Another man from Portugal, João Almeida held the overall lead going into the first Giro rest day.