The longest stage of the 2023 Giro d'Italia was won by Pascal Ackermann. After 219 kilometres, the German of UAE Team Emirates was the fastest in a close sprint between him and Jonathan Milan. Mark Cavendish was third. The big news of the day was the retirement of Tao Geoghegan Hart, who crashed 70 kilometres from the finish.
After the disappointment of the Tour de France, Primoz Roglič took his second overall win in Vuelta a España. The final stage was no 'stroll in the park' as the top sprinters wanted the final win of the season. Pascal Ackermann and Sam Bennett fought out the sprint for the photo finish to give the win to fast German.
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Race Report: Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia looked like it was going to be one for the sprinters, and it nearly was. Damiano Cima (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane) managed to hold his day-long lead and stay out of the grip of the peloton. Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the sprint inches behind Cima, for second place, and took the points jersey back from Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ).
Race Report: At the finish of very wet stage 5; Bora-Hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann got the better of Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) in Terracina. The German champion squeezed ahead of the Colombian for his second 2019 Giro stage win. Tom Dumoulin had to abandon in the neutralised zone.
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Race Report: The German champion, Pascal Ackermann, won the second stage of the 2019 Giro d’Italia into the town of Fucecchio. The Bora-Hansgrohe fast-man was the best sprinter after 205 lumpy kilometres. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) was second, ahead of Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) in third. The Maglia Rosa stays on the shoulders of Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).