Euskaraz irakurri: Evenepoelek irabazi du Cesenako erlojupekoa, second batengatik, eta maglia arrosa berreskuratu du
The team’s Belgian cyclist Soudal Quick-Step Remco Evenepoel ha cattle this Sunday the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia 2023a 35 km time trial ending in Cesena, and, in this way, has recovered the pink jersey of leader of the Giro, which has snatched the Norwegian cyclist from the DSM Andreas Leknessund. Evenepoel achieved victory with a second difference over the Welshman from Ineos Geraint Thomas and two seconds over the British Tao Geoghegan Hart, Thomas’s teammate; in the generalthe Belgian is first, with a 45-second advantage over Geraint Thomas, while Primoz Roglic (Jumbo) is third, 47 seconds away.
In this way, the prognosis has been fulfilled, which pointed to Evenepoel as a great favorite to win the time trial and to position himself as the leader; however, the young Belgian has succeeded with a smaller margin than expected and of which he himself has pointed out in a first section of the stage that he has carried out in a brilliant way. With the passing of the kilometers, Evenepoel has seemed to show fatigue, unlike other rivals, such as the two Ineos riders or Roglic himself, who have been more regular or have even shown more strength at the end than at the start .
After nine days of racing, overcoming several mountain stages and two time trials (that of the first stage, and that of this Sunday), the Giro is more interesting than ever, with a large group of cyclists at a very high level and with a lot of what to say. Evenepoel has the pink jersey, and with it he arrives at the first day of rest, but Thomas, Roglic, Geoghegan Hart, Almeida or Vlasov, as well as Caruso or Vine, are among the first in the general classification, they have plenty of experience in the big races and They promise a lot of battle for the two weeks that still remain for the 106th edition of the Giro d’Italia.
Primoz Roglic, brilliant in Saturday’s stage, has overcome what happened in the first time trial, when, in little more than half of the route that the ninth stage has taken, he lost 43 seconds with respect to Evenepoel. It did not seem that it was going to be like that, since at the first intermediate point, at kilometer 13, he lost 31 seconds with his rival; but, then, the Belgian has found less agility on the bike, and it has started to cost him more; finally, Roglic has lost 17 seconds at the finish line. So things, Geraint Thomas, who has completed an excellent performance, has seen victory very close; a single second has prevented him from getting on the podium as the winner of the stage, but he arrives much stronger for the second week of the Giro.
The Giro peloton is now taking a well-deserved rest, for one day, until the Tuesdaywhen the tenth stage, between Scandiano and Viareggio, with a distance of 196 kilometers. It will be a day with two scoring ports, one of them 2nd, which presents a layout full of ups and downs.
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