Giro d’Italia: Hodeg on the podium for the first time

Giro d’Italia: Hodeg on the podium for the first time

Wednesday 14 October 2020 - 18:26

João Almeida kept his pink jersey, which he will wear on Thursday for the ninth time.

Alvaro Hodeg earned his maiden Grand Tour top 3 finish in Rimini, where a Giro d’Italia stage finished for the first time in 60 years after a quiet day that didn’t pose any problem to the GC contenders. Launched by Davide Ballerini, who guided him in the technical closing kilometers, the Colombian from Monteria waited for the last 150 meters to open his sprint, knowing any earlier move would have been doomed in the strong headwind.

One of the youngest riders in the race, 24-year-old Alvaro took third place, behind Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) and Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), for our team’s sixth podium since the start of the Corsa Rosa: “I am happy with this result, but I would have liked to win. The team did a great job for me and it’s thanks to them that I could get involved today and get this podium in what was a messy final. Another guy was faster, but we will keep believing and try again next time.”

Leader of the overall standings since after the Etna stage, 22-year-old João Almeida came home in the bunch and retained the maglia rosa, which on Thursday will be on his shoulders for the ninth consecutive day, a performance last achieved at the Giro d’Italia by such a young rider in 1979.

“It was quiet until the final kilometers, when it became very hectic as many riders began jostling for position. The main goal was to avoid any incidents and bring the jersey home, which I did after another excellent job of my teammates, who were great again. It was a good day for us, with Alvaro on the podium and the maglia rosa still in the team, and hopefully I will keep it also after stage 12, which will be very tough”, said Almeida, who became the Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider with the most days in pink since the team’s inception.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
4:03:52
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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4 Simone Consonni
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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5 Rick Zabel
Israel Start-Up Nation
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6 Nico Denz
Team Sunweb
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7 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
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8 Stefano Oldani
Lotto Soudal
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9 Jacopo Mosca
Trek - Segafredo
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10 Elia Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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19 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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22 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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29 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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38 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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62 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:39
63 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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96 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
43:41:57
2 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
0:34
3 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - McLaren
0:43
4 Domenico Pozzovivo
NTT Pro Cycling
0:57
5 Vincenzo Nibali
Trek - Segafredo
1:01
6 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
1:15
7 Jai Hindley
Team Sunweb
1:19
8 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
1:21
9 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:36
10 Hermann Pernsteiner
Bahrain - McLaren
1:52
17 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:32
33 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
31:58
37 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37:26
96 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:28:25
140 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:10:30
141 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:14:31
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
220 pt
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
184 pt
3 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
51 pt
4 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
41 pt
5 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40 pt
6 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
39 pt
7 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R La Mondiale
37 pt
8 Marco Frapporti
Vini Zabù - KTM
36 pt
9 Elia Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
32 pt
10 Ben Swift
INEOS Grenadiers
31 pt
25 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22 pt
79 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
80 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
43:41:57
2 Jai Hindley
Team Sunweb
1:19
3 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
2:39
4 Tao Geoghegan Hart
INEOS Grenadiers
2:45
5 Sergio Samitier Samitier
Movistar Team
5:25
6 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:32
7 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
5:42
8 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R La Mondiale
6:21
9 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
10:49
10 Attila Valter
CCC Team
11:55
12 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
31:58
43 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:10:30
1 Ruben Guerreiro
EF Pro Cycling
84 pt
2 Giovanni Visconti
Vini Zabù - KTM
76 pt
3 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
45 pt
4 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás
INEOS Grenadiers
45 pt
5 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Pro Cycling
40 pt
6 Matthew Holmes
Lotto Soudal
20 pt
7 Domenico Pozzovivo
NTT Pro Cycling
20 pt
8 Larry Warbasse
AG2R La Mondiale
20 pt
9 Kilian Frankiny
Groupama - FDJ
20 pt
10 Edoardo Zardini
Vini Zabù - KTM
18 pt
43 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
47 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 INEOS Grenadiers 130:59:50
2 Deceuninck - Quick Step 12:32
3 Team Sunweb 13:55
4 BORA - hansgrohe 18:44
5 Trek - Segafredo 32:08
6 Movistar Team 33:34
7 CCC Team 41:56
8 Bahrain - McLaren 42:52
9 AG2R La Mondiale 45:11
10 UAE-Team Emirates 50:08

Top results

1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
4:03:52
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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