Damiano Caruso has won Giro d'Italia stage 20!
Damiano Caruso made the last mountain stage an epic one as he reacted along with his teammate Pello Bilbao to an offensive by a DSM team at the service of Romain Bardet on the Passo San Bernardino, the first of three gruelling Alpine climbs today. Caruso soloed to victory with 2km to go and fended off the return of Egan Bernal who had kept the situation under control from behind with less than a minute deficit thanks to the great help of his compatriot and teammate Dani Martinez. Bernal and Martinez crossed the line in second and third place respectively. Bernal will start the closing time trial to Milan with an advantage of 1’59’’ over Caruso and 3’23’’ over Yates.
Tomorrow the Senago – Milano Tissot ITT, 30.3 km, takes place. The first rider to start will be Riccardo Minali at 13:45. The last one, the Maglia Rosa Egan Bernal will start at 16:37.
1 – Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) – 164km in 4h27’53”, average speed 36.732 km/h
2 – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) at 24”
3 – Daniel Felipe Martinez (Ineos Grenadiers) at 35”
4 – Romain Bardet (Team DSM) s.t.
5 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) at 41″
1 – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) at 1’59”
3 – Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) at 3’23”
4 – Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana – Premier Tech) at 7’07”
5 – Romain Bardet (Team DSM) at 7’48”
Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)
Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo Zanetti – Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe)
Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R Citroen Team)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Intimissimi Uomo – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers), worn by Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana – Premier Tech)
Data collected by Velon’s devices on the riders’ bikes tells the story of key moments of the stage. A graphic with today’s data can be found here.