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Tim Merlier surpasses Jonathan Milan in the Padua sprint, and adds his second stage in the 2024 Giro

Tim Merlier surpasses Jonathan Milan in the Padua sprint, and adds his second stage in the 2024 Giro

Tim Merlier surpasses Jonathan Milan in the Padua sprint, and adds his second stage in the 2024 Giro

Euskaraz irakurri: Merlierrek Milan menderatu du Paduako sprint, this bigarren stage garaipena lortu du 2024ko Giroan

The Belgian cyclist of the team Soudal Quick-Step Tim Merlier ha cattlethis Thursday, the eighteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia in 2024to the sprintin Paduaahead of the Italian Lidl-Trek Jonathan Milan, leader of the points classification. The day has not brought significant changes in the generalwhere Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates) continues in first place.

The flat layout of the stage suggested that it could be resolved in a sprint, and so it was. Five runners, Mirco Maestri and Andrea Pietrobon (Polti), Filippo Fiorelli (Bardiani), Mikkel Frolich Honoré (EF Education) and Edoardo Affini (Visma)have formed the escape of the day, but, although they were not caught until there were ten kilometers to go, they remained under the control of the peloton at all times.

Lidl and Soudal wanted to ensure the sprint, so that their fast men, Jonathan Milan and Tim Merlier, they decided, and that is what has happened. In the last kilometer, Milan, the wearer of the Ciclamino jersey, who was looking for his fourth victory, has remained locked in the group, apparently without options; but he has demonstrated his strength and his ability, and, already in the final meters, it seemed that his fifth victory was going to be noticed. Tim Merlier passed him on his right, and stood on the podium in Padua as the winner.

On Friday, the nineteenth stage of the 2024 Giro d’Italia. With departure in Mortegliano and arrival in Sappadahas 157 kilometers of route, and three ports, two of them 2nd category, in its second half.

Stage classification

1 – MERLIER Tim (Soudal) 3:45:44

2 – MILAN Jonathan (Lidl) mt

3 – GROVES Kaden (Alpecin) mt

4 – DAINESE Alberto (Tudor) mt

5 – ANIOLKOWSKI Stanislaw (Cofidis) mt

6 – GAVIRIA Fernando (Movistar) mt

7 – MIHKELS Madis (Intermarché) mt

8 – EWAN Caleb (Jayco) mt

9 – BALLERINI Davide (Astana) mt

10 – MOLANO Juan Sebastián (UAE) mt

General ranking

1 – POGACAR Tadej (UAE) 67:17:02

2 – MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe (BORA) + 7:42

3 – THOMAS Geraint (INEOS) + 8:04

4 – O’CONNOR Ben (Decathlon) + 9:47

5 – TIBERI Antonio (Bahrain) + 10:29

6 – ARENSMAN Thymen (INEOS) + 11:10

7 – BARDET Romain (DSM) + 12:42

8 – RUBIO Einer (Movistar) + 13:33

9 – ZANA Filippo (Jayco) + 13:52

10 – HIRT Jan Soudal (Soudal) + 14:44

Source: Eitb

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