The breakaway has survived on a bizarre stage ten into Forzi at the Giro d’Italiatoday.
With an easy category four the only minor climb on the menu, the first day of racing after a much needed rest day was expected to be one dominated by the pure sprinters.
Instead, Nicola Boem (Bardiani – CSF Pro Team) raised his arms in celebration from the escape group, Brett Lancaster rolling across the line in the peloton for 19thposition as ORICA-GreenEDGE’s top finisher.
“Being involved in a sprint today was not our priority,” sport director Matt White said.
|1||Nicola Boem (ITA) - Bardiani CSF||4:26:16|
|2||Matteo Busato (ITA) - Southeast Pro Cycling||ST|
|3||Alessandro Malaguti (ITA) - Nippo - Vini Fantini||0:00:02|
|4||Alan Marangoni (ITA) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team||0:00:04|
|5||Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - TrekRacing||0:00:18|
|6||Sacha Modolo (ITA) - Lampre-Merida||0:00:18|
|7||André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal||0:00:18|
|8||Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant-Alpecin||0:00:18|
|9||Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) - Bardiani CSF||0:00:18|
|10||Davide Appollonio (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli||0:00:18|
|19||Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:18|
|81||Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:33|
|83||Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:36|
|160||Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:53|
|166||Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:03:00|
|168||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:03:48|
|172||Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:11|
|182||Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:06:41|
|185||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:08:28|