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25 May 2018

Froome wins solo Stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia and is the new Maglia Rosa

The British rider Chris Froome (Team Sky) won solo Stage 19 of the 101st Giro d’Italia, Venaria Reale-Bardonecchia of 185km, attacking on the Colle delle Finestre at 80km from the finish. Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) finished second and third.

Chris Froome (Team Sky) is the new race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.

FINAL RESULT
1 – Chris Froome (Team Sky) – 185km in 5h12’26”, average speed 35.527km/h
2 – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) at 3’00”
3 – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) at 3’07”
4 – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) at 3’12”
5 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 3’23” 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Chris Froome (Team Sky)
2 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 40″
3 – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) at 4’17”
4 – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) at 4’57”
5 – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) at 5’44”

Rankings

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and race leader Chris Froome said: “I don’t think I’ve ever attacked 80km from the finish in my career so far, riding on my own and going all the way to the finish. The team did a fantastic job to set that up for me. First we had to get rid of Simon Yates and then to ride away from Tom Dumoulin. To go from fourth to first, I wasn’t going to do it on the last climb. Colle delle Finestre was the perfect place to do it. Gravelled roads remind me of Africa. There’s another hard day tomorrow but the legs are feeling better and better as the race goes on.”

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Chris Froome (Team Sky)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Chris Froome (Team Sky), jersey worn by Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team)

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