Easing into the second week of Giro d’Italia on stage 10

Tue 21 May 2019

Racing eased into the second week of the Giro d’Italia with a 145km pan flat sprint day for stage 10. 

Despite a late crash, Mitchelton-SCOTT escaped the carnage to tick off another day of racing as we edge a little closer to the mountains. 

Straight forward stage:
Two riders formed the day’s breakaway but never really stood a chance of survival as the sprint teams immediately moved to the front of the bunch to control their advantage. 

The duo hovered at around two minutes for most of the stage before being caught in the run in to the sprint with 30km remaining. 

The peloton rode towards the finish line together, Mitchelton-SCOTT holding position to avoid trouble, before the final sprint launched.

A final kilometre crash took down a number of riders, but the Australian outfit avoided the carnage to roll across the line safely.

Brent Bookwalter:
“It’s was nice to ease in after the rest day and get our legs back underneath us.”

Matt White – Sport Director:
“There’s not a lot to report from today. It was a clear sprint stage, pan flat and a non-technical finish.

“Our aim was just to get through the day safely, and we’ve managed to do that despite the large crash in the final.” 

Giro d’Italia – Stage 10 Results:
1. Arnaud Demare (Groupama FDJ) 3:36:07
2. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck Quickstep) ST
3. Rudiger Selig (BORA – Handgrohe) ST
29. Jack Bauer (Mitchelton-SCOTT) ST

Giro d’Italia – General Classification after Stage 10:
1. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) 39:44:39
2. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) +1:50`
3. Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale) +2:21
24. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-SCOTT) +5:36

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