Italian Alberto Bettiol wins 18th stage, Egan Bernal maintains overall lead-Sports News , Novi Reporter

Italian Alberto Bettiol wins 18th stage, Egan Bernal maintains general lead-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter

Bettiol hunted down Frenchman Remi Cavagna of Deceuninck who had escaped from a giant breakaway group with 26 kilometres to go and completed 15 seconds forward of fellow Italian Simone Consonni.

Giro d'Italia 2021: Italian Alberto Bettiol wins 18th stage, Egan Bernal maintains overall lead

Alberto Bettiol reacts after profitable stage18 of the Giro d’Italia 2021. AP

Stradella: Alberto Bettiol of EF Schooling received the 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia, the longest of the race at 231 kilometres, on Thursday in Stradella.

Bettiol hunted down Frenchman Remi Cavagna of Deceuninck who had escaped from a giant breakaway group with 26 kilometres to go and completed 15 seconds forward of fellow Italian Simone Consonni.

The primary peloton, together with the general chief, Colombian Egan Bernal of Ineos, completed 23 minutes and 30 seconds after Bettiol.

The breakaway of 23 riders took form within the first hour of the race on a big flat stage from Rovareta to Stradella which gave the primary contenders an opportunity to get better earlier than the Giro heads again into the mountains.

Cavagna, a time trial specialist, burst clear with 26 kilometres to go.

However Bettiol chased the Frenchman down by way of the vineyards of Oltrepo, and Cavagna cracked on ultimate quick climb.

Bettiol rode the final seven kilometres alone for the third victory of his profession and his first in Italy. It was additionally his workforce’s first on this 12 months’s Giro.

The Tuscan additionally gave the host nation its fifth victory because the begin in Turin.

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On Friday, the 166km nineteenth stage from Abbiategrasso finishes with a tricky climb up Alpe Merra however has been rerouted to keep away from the climb of the Mount Mottarone, out of respect for the victims of the cable automotive accident there final Sunday.

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