Giro d’Italia Giovani – Stage 9a

A banana-skin stage which ruined the chances of some of the overall contenders, the 72km from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene will be remembered in particular for the crash 5km from the line. Among its effects were maglia rosa Alejandro Osorio (Colombia National Team) losing 1:26, 5th placed Joao Almeida (Hagens Berman Axeon) losing 50 seconds, and Will Barta (Hagens Berman Axeon) having his race ended by a suspected broken femur.

Surviving the wreckage was Alberto Dainese (Zalf-Euromobil) who sprinted into Valdobbiadene in Veneto’s prosecco country at the head of a 23 rider group, to add to his victory in the local GP San Vendemiano (1.2U) earlier in the season.

Alberto Dainese (Zalf-Euromobil) leads the charge to the line on Stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia Giovani at Valdobbiadene, Italy, on 16 June 2018.

Behind, Osorio was the biggest loser as he lost the race lead and shunted down to 5th overall. Almeida’s 50 second loss was far smaller, but as a strong time-triallist it put paid to his chances of winning the race overall.

Going into the afternoon’s time trial, the battle for the pink jersey looked to be between Vlasov and Mark Donovan (Team Wiggins) who was second at 13 seconds.

Alejandro Osorio lost the overall lead due to a crash on Stage 9a.

Ordine d’arrivo:

1. Alberto Dainese (ITA, Zalf Euromobil Désirée Fior) 72,8 km in 1h40’52” alla media di 43,305 km/h

2. Francesco Di Felice (ITA, Gallina Colosio)

3. Julian Mertens (BEL, Lotto Soudal)

4. Mark Downey (IRL, team Wiggins)

5. Nicolas Dalla Valle (ITA, Team Colpack)

6. Tommaso Fiaschi (ITA, Mastromarco Sensi Nibali)

7.  Alexander Konyshev (ITA, Petroli Firenze Hopplà)

8. Mathieu Burgaudeau (FRA, Vendée U Pays de la Loire)

9. Sean Bennett (USA, Hagens Berman Axeon)

10. Stephen Williams (GBR, SEG Racing Academy)

Classifica generale:

1. Alexander Vlasov (RUS, Nazionale Russa) 1174,8 km in 29h27’04” alla media di 39,885 km/h

2. Mark Donovan (GBR, Team Wiggins) a 15″

3. Stephen Williams (GBR, SEG Racing Academy) a 1’12”

4. Alejandro Osorio Carvajal (COL, Nazionale Colombia) a 1’18”

5. Cristian Muñoz Lancheros (COL, Nazionale Colombia) a 1’43”

6. Joao Almeida (POR, Hagens Berman Axeon) a 1’48”

7. Robert Stannard (AUS, Mitchelton-BikeExchange) a 2’05”

8. Michel Ries (LUX, Polartec-Kometa) a 4’57”

9.Nicolas Saenz Ballestreros (SPA, Equipo Lizarte) a 5’30”

10. Yuriy Natarov (KAZ, Team Astana City) a 5’51”
Italiani: 11. Alessandro Covi (Team Colpack) a 5’59”; 12. Luca Covili (Mastromarco Sensi Nibali) a 6’12”.

Maglia Rosa Enel – Leader della classifica generale: Alexander VLASOV (RUS, Nazionale Russa)
Maglia Rossa Vodafone – Leader della classifica a punti: Robert STANNARD (AUS, Mitchelton-BikeExchange)
Maglia Verde Friliver® Sport – Leader Gran Premio della Montagna: Edoardo Francesco FARESIN (ITA, Zalf Euromobil Désirée Fior)
Maglia Bianca Pirelli – Leader della classifica dei Giovani: Mark DONOVAN (GBR, Team Wiggins)
Maglia Azzurra GLS – Leader della classifica Intergiro: Michele CORRADINI (ITA, Mastromarco Sensi Nibali)
Maglia Nera Pinarello – Ultimo della classifica generale: Gianmarco BEGNONI (ITA, Viris Vigevano Lomellina)

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