Simon Yates has won Giro d'Italia stage 19!
Simon Yates countered an attack by Joao Almeida with 6.5km to go to take a solo win atop Alpe di Mera with the Portuguese crossing the line 11 seconds behind in second position. Third on the day, Egan Bernal showed little sign of weakness and remained comfortably in the lead of the overall rankings.
1 – Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) – 166km in 4h02’55”, average speed 41.002 km/h
2 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) at 11”
3 – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) at 28″
4 – Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) at 32″
5 – Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana – Premier Tech) s.t.
1 – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) at 2’29”
3 – Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) at 2’49”
4 – Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana – Premier Tech) at 6’11”
5 – Hugh Carthy (EF Education – Nippo) at 7’10”
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.
Simon Yates took his fourth stage win of the Giro d’Italia today. It’s his first win taken while not wearing the Maglia Rosa after three stage victories in 2018 at Gran Sasso, Osimo and Sappada.
11th Maglia Rosa for Egan Bernal, just as many as previous Giro d’Italia overall winners Ivan Gotti, Damiano Cunego and Denis Menchov.
Simon Yates is currently third overall, just like his compatriot Tao Geoghegan Hart after Stage 19 last year. The Englishman ended up winning the Giro.