Overview

Giro d'Italia

Stage 19) Treviso - San Martino di Castrozza

IT Italy, Friday 31 May 2019
151 km

Giro d’Italia: Spirited ride of Serry in the Dolomites

Giro d’Italia: Spirited ride of Serry in the Dolomites

Pieter Serry put in another resolute display and impressive effort at the season’s first Grand Tour, where for the second time he joined the break, after previously featuring in the front on stage six, to San Giovanni Rotondo. The 30-year-old Belgian – who is riding his tenth Grand Tour – jumped from the peloton three kilometers into the stage that travelled from Treviso to San Martino di Castrozza, and joined by eleven other riders, nudged out their advantage to nine minutes by the time they approached the final climb.

The cohesion went up in smoke after two kilometers, leaving just a handful of riders in the lead, including Pieter, who closed down two attacks before putting in several surges of himself and splitting the group furthermore. When Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) powered clear, same Pieter was the one to bridge across with François Bidard (AG2R) on his wheel, but another attack of the Colombian, with two kilometers to go, saw him get clear and take the win.

Pieter continued to dig deep and push on, ignoring the pain on the hard gradients of the climb, which began to take its toll close to the finish, before eventually concluding the 151km stage in fifth place, recording his best result since 2016 in a Grand Tour stage.

“I attacked right from the start, we worked well together, then, on the long climb to the finish, I put in several accelerations until we remained only three guys at the front. I believed in my chances, so that’s why I tried a couple of times, and gave it my all for the team, but Chaves was stronger while I had some cramps as the climb was too hard for me. Nevertheless, I am satisfied with my performance today and happy with how I felt during the Giro and the amount of work I did for the Wolfpack”, said Pieter, who is two days away from taking his best overall result in a Grand Tour.

 

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Race details

1 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Mitchelton-Scott
4:01:31
2 Andrea Vendrame
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
0:10
3 Amaro Antunes
CCC Team
0:12
4 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani - CSF
0:24
5 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
6 François Bidard
AG2R La Mondiale
0:35
7 Marco Canola
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
1:02
8 Manuele Boaro
Astana Pro Team
1:37
9 Manuel Senni
Bardiani - CSF
1:53
10 Olivier Le Gac
Groupama - FDJ
2:33
62 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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63 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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85 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:30
89 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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138 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
83:52:22
2 Vincenzo Nibali
Bahrain Merida
1:54
3 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
2:16
4 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
3:03
5 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
5:07
6 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
5:33
7 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
6:48
8 Simon Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
7:17
9 Pavel Sivakov
Team INEOS
8:27
10 Davide Formolo
BORA - hansgrohe
10:06
27 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58:51
30 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:00:17
39 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:18:05
92 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:05:24
102 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:29:33
109 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:38:53
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
226 pt
2 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
213 pt
3 Damiano Cima
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
104 pt
4 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
83 pt
5 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
81 pt
6 Davide Cimolai
Israel Cycling Academy
60 pt
7 Mirco Maestri
Bardiani - CSF
54 pt
8 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
49 pt
9 Manuel Belletti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
45 pt
10 José Joaquín Rojas Gil
Movistar Team
44 pt
15 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
38 pt
40 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16 pt
47 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
69 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
76 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
83:57:55
2 Pavel Sivakov
Team INEOS
2:54
3 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
9:18
4 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
15:19
5 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
20:53
6 Eddie Dunbar
Team INEOS
31:53
7 Lucas Hamilton
Mitchelton-Scott
57:45
8 Ben O'Connor
Team Dimension Data
58:37
9 Chris Hamilton
Team Sunweb
1:04:57
10 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Team INEOS
1:13:48
26 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:24:00
1 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
229 pt
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
66 pt
3 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
57 pt
4 Mattia Cattaneo
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
53 pt
5 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain Merida
48 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
25 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
47 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Movistar Team 252:05:13
2 Astana Pro Team 22:28
3 Bahrain Merida 24:11
4 EF Education First 31:05
5 Team INEOS 37:50
6 Mitchelton-Scott 40:53
7 Trek - Segafredo 1:14:17
8 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 1:15:52
9 BORA - hansgrohe 1:21:56
10 UAE-Team Emirates 1:35:00

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