There has been a lot of pasta eaten since last week and the Giro d'Italia action has been 'al dente' - Firm to the bite. Ed Hood has followed every pedal stroke to give us his low-down on stage 10 through 15.
Oct 19, 2020: Four Giro stages and Flanders - Results, reports and video. Alaphilippe ran into a motorbike - TOP STORY. Covid-19 Giro update, news from la Vuelta, Gent 6 canceled, contract news. l’Équipe Paule Ka finished and the Contador Foundation are promoting Pedalea contra el Ictus.
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.
GIRO TT PREVIEW VIDEO: I discovered riding in Italy's prosecco region in the Veneto as part of the Prosecco Cycling gran fondo. Vineyards, lush rolling hills, and a 19% climb will also feature as the major obstacle in the 2020 Giro d'Italia's stage 14 time trial from Conegliano to Valdobbadiene. Luckily I had the GoPro rolling for some stunning on-bike video of the climb, the ride, and the prosecco & scampi rest stop.
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.
Oct 15, 2020 - The Giro d'Italia rumbles on under the threat of Covid-19, but great racing. We have results and video from Italy and the Scheldeprijs. Boonen talks about the Van Aert/Van der Poel conflict-TOP STORY. Bad news form the Giro, but good news form Flanders. Elegant – Quick-Step for de Ronde, no fans on the Vuelta mountains, Pauwels retires, Jakobsen bone transplant, Gazprom sponsorship and no La Vuelta Junior.
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.