Giro d’Italia stage 7 – Live coverage

Giro d’Italia stage 7 – Live coverage


It was superb speed and execution by Ewan. He had the confidence to close Gaviria’s early attack and the speed to catch up and finish him off.

Here are the top ten:

1 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 4:42:12
2 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Start-up Nation
3 Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
4 Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
5 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
6 Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates
7 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
8 Max Kanter (Ger) Team DSM
9 Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane ‘
10 Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) UAE Team Emirates

Ewan defeated Cimolai and Merlier.

Sagan nearly crashed in the final 300 yards as the other sprinters struggled to hold onto Ewan.

Ewan leaps and wins by a mile!

Ewan shuts him down.

Gaviria goes a long time!

Oss leads him.

Apartment for Carthy!

Last km and in the curves!

Ewan in second place on the climb.

On the way up!

Nizzolo aussi.

Cofid is a leader for Viviani.

Ewan moved near the front.

At 2 km, they turn right into the city.

3 km

Plomb Jumbo.

Here we are!

The runners leave the main road and thread their way into a narrower road.

Groupama is trying to protect Attila and his pink jersey up to the 3km mark.

5km to go!

Sagan has three runners ahead of him.

Nizzolo marks Ewan’s wheel further in the peloton.

Alessandro De Marchi runs after an apartment.

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7km to go.

Continue with Ineos for Nizzolo.

This is Jumbo-Visma for Groenewegen.

Lotto Soudal is on the right.

The Inoes are lined up on the left of the road, protecting Egan Bernal.

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From the Cyclingnews airship, we can see nine teams lined up, filling the route.

However, there will soon be pressure when they leave the main road.

Trek-Segafredo hopes it will be Matteo Moschetti’s birthday. The technical finish is suitable for fast Italian.

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The speed now reaches 50 km / h, the teams being lined up in formation but racing the whole road.

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Compact group!

15km to go!

Here are the heroes of the day.

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Umberto Marengo (Bardiani-CSF), Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli) and Briton Mark Christian (Eolo Kometa) were brave to attack, surely knowing that the sprinter teams would always chase them.

The trio leaves only 15 seconds.

20km to go

Both GC and EF teams are also at the forefront of the peloton to protect their team leaders. Hugh Carthy rides well for EF.

The 200m, 12% rebound is 1.5km away but there are several sections that narrow by 5km to go as the race leaves the main road.

Fasten your seat belts!

The sprinters and their teams are worried about the last 2 kilometers.

It includes five bends and a 200m kick-up section in the city center.

A good lead, good positioning and cycling skills will be vital. The finish is named after Peter Sagan; written everywhere.

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The peloton seems to want to take the lead for the last 25 kilometers. They close the break of the day.

The gap is only 30 seconds.

35km to go

The speed is higher in the peloton but it is difficult for De Gendt to break through the wind up front.

The headwind is still strong and the clouds are gathering. Hopefully it doesn’t rain for the finish.

The peloton continues to master the three-way break.

Back to today’s stage, there are still 40 km to go. The runners are now near Vasto and will soon enter the Molise region, the smallest of the Italian regions.

Our journalists Barry Ryan and Alasdair Fotheringham follow the whole Giro d’Italia and were on the arrival of Sam Giacomo to assist the riders firsthand after the stage.

Alasdair hinted that Evenepoel “bounced back with vengeance from his defeat on the 4th stage of the Giro d’Italia while the Belgian was more than capable of staying with Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)”.

Click below to read Alasdair’s story and to read what Evenepoel said after the stage.

Evenepoel bounces off the first complete finish at the top of the Giro d’Italia

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The stage at the top of the 15 km ascent of San Giacomo also rocked the GC among the contenders for the overall.

Click below to read details on who won and who lost.

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Team Ineos Colombias rider Egan Bernal R competes in the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2021 160 km between Grotte di Frasassi and Ascoli Piceno San Giacomo on May 13, 2021 Photo by Dario BELINGHERI AFP Photo by DARIO BELINGHERIAFP via Getty Images

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Gino Mäder won stage six after being part of the day’s long break, giving Bahrain Victorious some cheers after team manager Mikel Landa fell the day before.

Click below to read our progress report.

Giro d’Italia: Gino Mäder wins stage 6

Gino Mader, rider of TOPSHOT Team Bahrain Switzerlands, celebrates crossing the finish line to win during the sixth stage of the 2021 Giro d'Italia 160 km cycling race between Grotte di Frasassi and Ascoli Piceno San Giacomo on May 13, 2021 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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After yesterday’s stage in the Marche hills and the cold rain, we have a new race leader in Hungary Attila Valter (Groupama-FDJ).

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It’s the break of the day.

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Pellaud was the first to climb to Chieti, the only categorized ascent of the stage. Halfway through the stage, after 90 km, their lead was 2:40.

After 30 km of hilly roads in the Abruzzo vineyards, the first intermediate sprint took place in Crecchio. Marengo, Pellaud and Christian passed but behind there was more fight for fourth place. Qhubeka Assos lined up the peloton, but Daniel Oss from Bora-Hansgrohe broke away from the peloton and led Sagan, who took 5 points.

The Giro d’Italia reached this year’s 1,000 km point, leaving 2,471 km to go.

The break lead remained around 2:00 am with Thomas De Gendt up front for the chances of Lotto Soudal and Caleb Ewan.

The GC runners and their teams all sat on the wheels when the race came back to the hill, leaving the sprint teams to ride into the headwind.

Here’s a recap of the race so far:

The stage started in the sun in Notaresco for the 181 km descent on the Adriatic coast. Domenico Pozzovivo (Qhubeka Assos) was a non-runner after crashing in the rain on Thursday and injuring his arm which had to undergo surgery last year.

Again, the early break jumped out right away and was cleared. Umberto Marengo (Bardiani-CSF), Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli) and Briton Mark Christian (Eolo Kometa) decided to try their luck and quickly opened a gap of 2h00.

It went up at 5:00 a.m. before the sprinter teams regrouped to lead the pursuit. The route followed the Adriatic coast for 29 km, then headed inland for short climbs into the hills of Abruzzo.

And here is the arrival map of the scene, with the curves and the corners.

The profile and map of stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia 2021

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The riders have just returned to the Adriatic coast and are riding in a headwind.

Here is the map of today’s scene.

The profile and map of stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia 2021

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As we join in on the action, there are 50 km of the 181 km stage left.

We have a morning break but everything is set for a quick final and a technical sprint in Termoli.

We are happy to be back in action and able to bring you our usual detailed live coverage of the scene.

Buongiorno and welcome to the live broadcast of Cyclingnews from stage 7 of the Giro d’Italia.


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