Filippo Zana prevailed in stage 18 of the Italy spindisputed this Thursday between Oderezo and Val di Zoldo, of 161 kilometers, in which Geraint Thomas held the lead and Einer Rubio He did an excellent job and climbs in the general classification.

The fight for the title of the competition is on fire and it was a good day to test the legs of the first in the classification. (James uncovered himself, spoke of Queiroz, Rueda and his future: “I don’t know why they hate me so much” )(Ronal Longa: this is the story of the fastest athlete in Colombia, a real lightning bolt)

The escape

Rubio endured as long as he could, especially when the leader’s Ineos team accelerated in the penultimate mountain prize and left victims.

The action of Thymen Arensmann It was very strong, looking for people who had no air to stay and there the one who paid the consequences of that strategy was the Colombian Santiago Buitrago, you lost connection.

As in all stages, the leak occurred. The main escaped man was Thibaut Pinot, who insisted on going for the blue shirt of the leader of the mountain and he achieved that.

excellent stage

Pinot left with Marco Frigo, Aurelien Paret-Peintre, Derek Gee, Warren Barguil, and Filippo Zana. who came to have more than five minutes of rent on the main lot.

Primoz Roglic did not look good in the first ascents, that made Ineos move the lot with a strong step from his riders. And with 7 km to go, Jumbo Visma came forward, Sepp Kuss he made way and disrupted the lot. She stayed Joao Almeida, Arensman and Caruso lost the wheel.

The Slovenian rider started five kilometers from the end and went alone with the leader, who was the only one who held up to his strong pace.

Almeida was one of the victims, as he lost the wheel of Thomas and Roglic and gave way in the general classification, losing second place in the general classification with the Slovenian rider.

The general is still open and this Friday the queen stage will be completed, of 184 kilometers, a level higher than 5,400 meters between Longarone and Tres Cimas de Lavaredo.


1. Filippo Zana 4 h 25 min 12 s
2. Thibaut Pinot mt
3. Warren Barguil 50s
4. Derek Gee at 1 min 03 sec
5. Aurelien Paret-Peintre 1 min 24 s
6. Marco Frigo mt
7. Primoz Roglic 1 min 56 s
8. Geraint Thomas mt
9. Joao Almeida 2 min 17 s
10. Eddie Dunbar 2 min 32 sec
11. Sepp Kuss mt
13. Thymen Arensman at 2 min 40 sec
14. Lennard Kamna 3 min 03 s
17. Einer Rubio 3 min 16 s
26. Santiago Buitrago at 6 min 37 s

1. Geraint Thomas 76 h 25 min 51 s
2. Primoz Roglic at 29 s
3. Joao Almeida at 39 seconds
4. Eddie Dunbar at 3 min 39 sec
5. Damiano Caruso at 3 min 51 s
6. Lennard Kamna at 4 min 27 sec
7. Thibaut Pinot at 4 min 43 sec
8. Andreas Leknessund at 4 min 47 sec
9. Thymen Arensman at 4 min 53 sec
10. Laurens de Plus at 4 min 53 s
11. Bruno Armirail at 6 min 40 sec
12. Einer Rubio at 7 min 03 s
17. Santiago Buitrago 12 min 02 s




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