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GIRO - STAGE 18 TWO COFIDIS RIDERS IN THE TOP 10

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Published on : 05/26/2022
For the first time in four stages, the one of the day, between Borgo Valsugana and Treviso, didn't have any major difficulty. At the finish, Davide Cimolai and Simone Consonni took 7th and 10th place respectively. Guillaume Martin keeps his 16th place in the overall classification.

For the first time in four stages, today's stage from Borgo to ValsugFinally a little respite on the Giro road! After long stages climbing passes, the Giro d'Italia finally offered a calmer day on Thursday. But today was not a holiday for everyone. The sprinters' teams dreamed of a last explanation, but it was the riders who had the last word until the finish in Treviso.

For Cofidis, one of the few teams that still had all its riders in the race, it was important to protect Guillaume Martin and to be aware of the risks of crashes. The day was calm from that point of view. In the sprint behind the 4 leading riders, Davide Cimolai and Simone Consonni were in a good position. They finished respectively 7th and 10th. The rider from Normandy kept his 16th place in the overall classification.

Mountains and a passage to Slovenia tomorrow

Tomorrow, the road will once again be uphill on the Giro. The peloton will make a trip to Slovenia on stage 19 between Marano Lagunare and the sanctuary of Castelmonte. Three listed passes are on the programme for the 178 km to be covered: the Passo di Tanamea, the unprecedented ascent of Mount Kolovrat (with 10 km at nearly 10%) before the day ends with a particularly demanding final climb.

 

 

THEY SAID

Davide Cimolai: "I am really disappointed because I felt good and I wanted to win at home. I did a good sprint but we arrived after the breakaway. So I am only 7th after having given it my all!"

Roberto Damiani, Directeur Sportif: "We can only salute the nice move of the four breakaways who arrived a few seconds ahead of the sprinters' teams. We had put our money on Davide and Simone. They were very well placed but unfortunately for us, the stage didn't end with a sprint. There are still three stages left to give it all" ana and Treviso, which had no major difficulties. At the finish, Davide Cimolai and Simone Consonni took 7th and 10th place respectively. Guillaume Martin keeps his 16th place in the overall classification"