Giro d'Italia

Stage 16) Lovere - Ponte di Legno

IT Italy, Tuesday 28 May 2019
226 km

Giro d’Italia: Honoré on the attack

Giro d’Italia: Honoré on the attack

Less than a week separates the Giro d’Italia peloton from the conclusion of the 102nd edition, but the remaining stages aren’t a stroll in the park, and the riders had the chance to see that for themselves on Tuesday, when the race restarted with a 194km-long stage between Lovere and Ponte di Legno after the last rest day.

One of the youngest riders at the Corsa Rosa, Mikkel Honoré was among the first to attack as soon as the flag was waved from the organisers’ car, instigating a move which ended up containing twenty-one men. Thanks also to the 21-year-old Dane’s strong effort, the group forged a six-minute maximum advantage which began melting on the savage gradients of Mortirolo (11.9km, 10%), the mythical climb making its 14th appearance at the race since 1990, the year it was used for the first time.

As if the gradients weren’t enough, it all turned dantesque when rain began pouring with over 30 kilometers to go. The breakaway group got split, leaving just a small group in front, from where Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) sprinted to victory. One of the last riders dropped from the original break to be caught by the favourites, some two kilometers from the top of Mortirolo, Mikkel talked at the end of the stage about his day in the front.

“We talked this morning about joining the break in case a big group would take off. I had good legs and was part of the first wave of attacks, so I went up the road and did some long pulls, as everyone worked well together. Then, on the Mortirolo, I began feeling tired, especially after all the work I put in during the first part of the Giro. It was the toughest climb I ever did, absolutely brutal, and the cold and rain which joined the race three kilometers from the top didn’t help. On the descent there was some fog, but I felt good there and made up some ground. Overall, I am happy I got to spend the day in the break on such a hard stage”, Mikkel explained after arriving in Ponte di Legno as the highest-ranked Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
5:36:24
2 Jan Hirt
Astana Pro Team
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3 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
1:20
4 Vincenzo Nibali
Bahrain Merida
1:41
5 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
,,
6 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
,,
7 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
,,
8 Joe Dombrowski
EF Education First
,,
9 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain Merida
1:49
10 Mattia Cattaneo
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
2:03
35 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:45
46 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
53 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:07
54 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
77 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:22
120 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
1 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
70:02:05
2 Vincenzo Nibali
Bahrain Merida
1:47
3 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
2:09
4 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
3:15
5 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
5:00
6 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
5:40
7 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
6:17
8 Simon Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
6:46
9 Pavel Sivakov
Team INEOS
7:51
10 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
8:06
29 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
51:04
36 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:02:28
37 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:05:40
92 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:33:34
97 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:52:06
100 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:55:55
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
200 pt
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
187 pt
3 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
83 pt
4 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
66 pt
5 Davide Cimolai
Israel Cycling Academy
50 pt
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
49 pt
7 Damiano Cima
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
46 pt
8 José Joaquín Rojas Gil
Movistar Team
44 pt
9 Mattia Cattaneo
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
44 pt
10 Simon Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
44 pt
31 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
39 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
51 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
65 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
75 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
70:08:22
2 Pavel Sivakov
Team INEOS
1:34
3 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
8:21
4 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
12:04
5 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
17:29
6 Eddie Dunbar
Team INEOS
29:32
7 Ben O'Connor
Team Dimension Data
49:51
8 Lucas Hamilton
Mitchelton-Scott
56:06
9 Chris Hamilton
Team Sunweb
1:04:35
10 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Team INEOS
1:06:32
25 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:49:38
1 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
229 pt
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
66 pt
3 Mattia Cattaneo
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
53 pt
4 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain Merida
48 pt
5 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
45 pt
6 Ilnur Zakarin
Team Katusha Alpecin
42 pt
7 Gianluca Brambilla
Trek - Segafredo
40 pt
8 Dario Cataldo
Astana Pro Team
39 pt
9 Mikel Nieve Iturralde
Mitchelton-Scott
37 pt
10 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
30 pt
23 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
47 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Movistar Team 210:28:38
2 Astana Pro Team 24:31
3 Bahrain Merida 28:32
4 Team INEOS 35:37
5 EF Education First 36:16
6 Mitchelton-Scott 54:45
7 BORA - hansgrohe 1:13:54
8 Trek - Segafredo 1:21:13
9 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 1:21:24
10 UAE-Team Emirates 1:34:51

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