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Nico Denz, the fastest of the breakaway, wins a transition stage at Rivoli

Nico Denz, the fastest of the breakaway, wins a transition stage at Rivoli

Nico Denz, the fastest of the breakaway, wins a transition stage at Rivoli

Euskaraz irakurri: Nico Denzek trantsiziozko stage irabazi du Rivolin, ihesaldiko indartsuena izan baita

The team’s German cyclist Bora hansgrohe Nico Denz ha cattle this thursday the twelfth stage of the Giro d’Italia 2023in rivoliby beating on the finish line Toms Skujins (Trek) and Sebastian Berwick (Israel)who have played the victory with the winner. Geraint Thomas (Ineos) He has not been in trouble to maintain the pink jersey of the leader of the general classification, in a transition day, before the tough mountain stage this Friday, which ends with the ascent to Crans Montana, in the 1st category.

Nico Denz, who has made his debut, in this way, as a winner in one of the three big ones, has given a lesson on how to win a stage by entering the good breakaway of the day. First, in the initial section of the day, he has slipped into the group of 30 riders who have marched ahead of the peloton; then, with almost 100 kilometers still to go, he has managed to be in the final selection, which has left him at the head of the race with Skujins, Berwick and Alessandro Tonelli; later, in the ascent to Colle Braida, in the 2nd category, he resisted the pace of the two cyclists who reached the finish line with him, unlike Tonelli, who was left behind; and, finally, in the final sprint, he has won with notable superiority to his two companions in the breakaway. A whole course of decision, resistance and determination, before claiming victory.

If in Wednesday’s stage Basque cycling regretted the serious fall of Óscar Rodríguez (Movistar)which forced him to abandon the race, on Thursday the news has been much better, and they have arrived hand in hand from Bilbao’s Cofidis Jonathan Lastra. He has also had the success of entering the group of 30 cyclists from which the winner has emerged, and has crossed the finish line in nineteenth position; in general, Lastra is eighteenth, 9:01 behind Thomas. The Biscayan rider is completing a notable Giro, and, furthermore, he has shown that he is going further and that he is in a good moment, after almost two weeks of racing.

Despite the fact that the rain has also appeared at some times of the day, it has done so to a lesser extent than in the previous days; This, together with the fact that it immediately seemed clear that the victory was in the breakaway, since the group of escapees, moreover, has been dispersed with many kilometers to go, has facilitated the work of the cyclists who have not fought for the victory. Thus, it has been the quietest stage so far this week.

The outstanding victory of Nico Denz, in short, precedes a day that is expected to be very different. The thirteenth stage of the Giro, which takes place on Friday between Borgofranco d’Ivrea and Crans Montana, with 199 kilometers, promises a battle between the runners who aspire to win the test. Three first class ports, the Grand Saint-Bernard, the Croix de Coeur, and Crans Montana, where the day ends, in addition to adverse weather conditions, complete the exam that Geraint Thomas and his rivals must pass to continue with the options intact.


stage classification

1 – DENZ Nico (BORA) 4:18:11

2 – SKUJINŠ Toms (Trek) mt

3 – BERWICK Sebastian (Israel) +0:03

4 – TONELLI Alessandro (Green Project) +0:58

5 – FRIGO Marco (Israel) +2:07

6 – VAN WILDER Ilan (Soudal) +2:20

7 – BETTIOL Alberto (EF Education) mt

8 – SCARONI Christian (Astana) mt

9 – HESSMANN Michel (Jumbo) mt

10 – BAUDIN Alex (AG2R) mt

19 – LASTRA Jonathan (Cofidis) +3:46

General ranking

1 – THOMAS Geraint (INEOS Grenadiers +49:02:05

2 – ROGLIC Primoz (Jumbo) +0:02

3 – ALMEIDA João (UAE) +0:22

4 – LEKNESSUND Andreas (Team DSM) +0:35

5 – CARUSO Damiano (Bahrain) +1:28

6 – KÄMNA Lennard (BORA) +1:52

7 – DUNBAR Eddie (Jayco) +2:32

8 – ARENSMAN Thymen (INEOS) mt

9 – DE PLUS Laurens (INEOS) +2:36

10 – PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien (AG2R) +2:48

18 – LASTRA Jonathan (Cofidis) +9:01


Source: Eitb

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