Giro d’Italia: Viviani survives hectic finale to take second in Modena

Giro d’Italia: Viviani survives hectic finale to take second in Modena

Tuesday 21 May 2019 - 18:22

The Italian Champion comes close to his first victory at this edition of his home Grand Tour.

A pancake-flat 144km-long stage between Ravenna, the former capital of the Western Roman Empire and of the Ostrogothic Empire, and Modena kicked off the second Corsa Rosa week. As soon as two riders decided to animate stage 10, Pieter Serry moved to the front of the peloton, assuming pace-setting duties together with delegates from other teams and making sure of reeling in the duo inside the last 30 kilometers.

With three kilometers to go, Francisco Ventoso (CCC Team) clipped off the front, taking advantage of some urban cobbles and corners to put around ten seconds between him and a bunch which began panicking as the lead-out trains desperately tried to slot their sprinters into a good position.

A high-speed crash under the flamme rouge, just as the Spaniard was being caught, took several riders out of contention, leaving a small group to fight for victory. After safely navigating this eventful finale thanks to Fabio Sabatini, Elia Viviani moved into the wheel of Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), from where he kicked out with 100 meters to go, finishing second – behind Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) – and notching up his third podium at this edition.

“I jumped out from Ewan’s wheel and powered ahead straight down the middle of the road, but Demare was strong and could keep his speed until the end, despite putting in a long sprint. We have another opportunity on Wednesday and I hope to be again up there and fight for victory”, an upbeat Elia said in Modena, where the Giro d’Italia returned after more than three decades.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
3:36:07
2 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Rüdiger Selig
BORA - hansgrohe
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4 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
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5 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Dimension Data
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6 Davide Cimolai
Israel Cycling Academy
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7 Manuel Belletti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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8 Giovanni Lonardi
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
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9 Jasper De Buyst
Lotto Soudal
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10 Jacopo Guarnieri
Groupama - FDJ
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11 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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15 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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39 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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55 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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79 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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95 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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147 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:36
1 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
39:44:39
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:50
3 Nans Peters
AG2R La Mondiale
2:21
4 José Joaquín Rojas Gil
Movistar Team
2:33
5 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
2:36
6 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova
Movistar Team
2:39
7 Amaro Antunes
CCC Team
3:05
8 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
3:27
9 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani - CSF
3:30
10 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Astana Pro Team
3:32
13 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:47
14 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:08
39 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:44
75 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:08
91 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
31:38
115 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
44:06
142 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:05:04
145 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:09:25
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
155 pt
2 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
154 pt
3 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
109 pt
4 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
50 pt
5 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
42 pt
6 Davide Cimolai
Israel Cycling Academy
36 pt
7 Rüdiger Selig
BORA - hansgrohe
34 pt
8 Damiano Cima
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
32 pt
9 José Joaquín Rojas Gil
Movistar Team
32 pt
10 Matteo Moschetti
Trek - Segafredo
32 pt
20 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21 pt
23 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
30 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
42 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
59 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Nans Peters
AG2R La Mondiale
39:47:00
2 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
1:06
3 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani - CSF
1:09
4 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
2:15
5 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
2:41
6 Pavel Sivakov
Team INEOS
3:40
7 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
3:58
8 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
4:37
9 Ben O'Connor
Team Dimension Data
4:51
10 Andrea Vendrame
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
12:46
35 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:02:43
36 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:07:04
1 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
32 pt
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
22 pt
3 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
18 pt
4 Antonio Pedrero López
Movistar Team
18 pt
5 Marco Frapporti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
15 pt
6 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
8 pt
7 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
8 pt
8 Andrey Zeits
Astana Pro Team
8 pt
9 François Bidard
AG2R La Mondiale
7 pt
10 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani - CSF
6 pt
24 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Movistar Team 119:19:11
2 Deceuninck - Quick Step 6:53
3 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 8:04
4 Astana Pro Team 10:21
5 EF Education First 11:10
6 UAE-Team Emirates 11:36
7 AG2R La Mondiale 12:20
8 Mitchelton-Scott 12:43
9 BORA - hansgrohe 14:37
10 Team Sunweb 16:55

Top results

1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
3:36:07
2 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Rüdiger Selig
BORA - hansgrohe
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