Giro del Belvedere - Race Overview

One day after finishing second at Trofeo Piva 19-year-old Australian Robert Stannard went one better for Mitchelton-BikeExchange, sprinting to an impressive win at the 80th edition of the Giro del Belvedere in Italy.

Nine riders formed the early breakaway over the course of the opening circuits and the peloton tapped out a steady rhythm for the next 60kilometres, holding the leaders at close to three minutes until the group started to split with 50kilometres to go.

Sam Jenner and Stannard worked themselves into the first and second groups on the road after strong work from Jacob Hennessy and Brayan Chaves driving the race into the final circuits with 25kilometres remaining and the Stannard group reducing slightly as it gained time.

Over the last climb and the leading group was down to seven as it approached the finish with Stannard launching early and gaining a couple of bike lengths on his rivals. An advantage that he held to the line for a convincing win.

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Robert Stannard (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 3:56:44
2 Cristian Scaroni (ITA) - ST
3 Matteo Sobrero (ITA) - Dimension Data for Qhubeka ST
4 Samuele Battistella (ITA) - ST
5 Cezary Grodzicki (POL) - ST
6 Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS) - Gazprom-RusVelo ST
7 Georg Zimmermann (GER) - Tirol Cycling Team 0:14
8 Tadej Pogacar (SLO) - Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum 0:15
9 Johannes Schinnagel (GER) - Tirol Cycling Team 0:15
10 Johnatan Canaveral (COL) - Bicicletas Strongman Colombia Coldeportes 0:15
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Robert Stannard (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 3:56:44
27 Samuel Jenner (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 1:28