Adriatica Ionica Race / Sulle Rotte della Sereniss

Stage 2) Venezia (Favaro Veneto) - Grado

IT Italy, Thursday 25 July 2019
189 km

Hodeg scores Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 50th win of the year

Hodeg scores Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 50th win of the year

For the eighth consecutive season, Deceuninck – Quick-Step reached the tally of 50 victories. This time it was with particular panache, on the spectacular and action-packed Adriatica Ionica 189km-long leg from Favaro Veneto to Grado, where 22-year-old Alvaro Hodeg celebrated his fourth victory of the season.

“Today’s stage wasn’t easy, the sterrate making things really nervous. In the beginning, I was one of the team’s riders to crash, but we got up and continued the race even more motivated. Then, on the penultimate sector, Philippe accelerated and narrowed the group, and this paved the way for my victory”, said an elated Alvaro Hodeg, who leads the overall, points and youth classification.

The stage took in six dirt road sectors, for a total of 23 kilometers of sterrate, which enlivened the race and made up for some aggressive racing, especially in the second half, when under the impetus of Deceuninck – Quick-Step, the peloton got shattered to pieces and the attacks began coming at a rapid pace. At Aquileia, only 60 men were still part of the main group, who was closing in on the five-man breakaway group, which got reeled in ahead of the penultimate gravel sector.

The Wolfpack launched a strong collective attack there, bringing further damage to the bunch and making an important selection, with 20 kilometers to go. Several riders managed to bridge across, but our team still had the numbers and made use of this in the finale, where Alvaro Hodeg – supported by an unbeatable lead-out train – claimed the victory, followed by his teammates Florian Sénéchal and Philippe Gilbert.

“Having three riders on the podium is a great result for our team and a picture that I will always keep with me, because it’s not every day that a team fills in the podium of a race, especially a hard one as that of today. This victory feeds my confidence, as it came four weeks after my previous race, and winning immediately shows the condition is there. We’ll see what the next stages hold in store, but we are motivated to go after more solid results, that’s for sure.”

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:09:58
2 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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4 Sacha Modolo
EF Education First
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5 Heinrich Haussler
Bahrain Merida
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6 Sjoerd van Ginneken
Roompot - Charles
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7 Marco Canola
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
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8 Rui Oliveira
UAE-Team Emirates
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9 Jordi Warlop
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
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10 Dmitriy Gruzdev
Astana Pro Team
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13 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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14 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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50 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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56 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:09:48
2 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:04
3 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:06
4 Sacha Modolo
EF Education First
0:10
5 Heinrich Haussler
Bahrain Merida
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6 Sjoerd van Ginneken
Roompot - Charles
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7 Rui Oliveira
UAE-Team Emirates
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8 Jordi Warlop
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
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9 Dmitriy Gruzdev
Astana Pro Team
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10 Eduard Prades Reverte
Movistar Team
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12 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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13 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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50 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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56 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
2 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
3 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
4 Dmitriy Gruzdev
Astana Pro Team
11 pt
5 Sacha Modolo
EF Education First
8 pt
6 Heinrich Haussler
Bahrain Merida
6 pt
7 Filippo Fiorelli
Italy
6 pt
8 Sjoerd van Ginneken
Roompot - Charles
5 pt
9 Rui Oliveira
UAE-Team Emirates
3 pt
10 Paolo Simion
Bardiani - CSF
3 pt
13 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:09:48
2 Rui Oliveira
UAE-Team Emirates
0:10
3 Jordi Warlop
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
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4 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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5 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
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6 Joel Nicolau Beltran
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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7 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
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8 Giovanni Lonardi
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
1:38
9 Thimo Willems
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
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10 Aaron Verwilst
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
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14 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 12:29:54
2 EF Education First ,,
3 Bahrain Merida 1:28
4 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
5 Roompot - Charles 2:56
6 Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè ,,
7 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise ,,
8 Astana Pro Team ,,
9 Movistar Team ,,
10 Israel Cycling Academy ,,

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