Adriatica Ionica Race / Sulle Rotte della Sereniss

Stage 4) Padola - Monte Quarin Cormòns

IT Italy, Saturday 27 July 2019
204.5 km

Evenepoel stuns the Adriatica Ionica peloton

Evenepoel stuns the Adriatica Ionica peloton

Remco Evenepoel continued to make waves, one month after capturing a stage win and the overall at the Belgian Tour, where he became the youngest ever winner in the history of the event. This time, he left his mark on the Adriatica Ionica Race, which on Saturday took the bunch from Padola to Cormons, not far from Gorizia, host of the last edition of the Giro del Friuli, some years back.

Ninth in the GC at the start of the day, Remco launched his move with more than 20 kilometers to go, on the San Floriano del Collio climb, and set off in pursuit of lone leader Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli). On the downhill, he made contact with the Italian, but didn’t remain too much there and attacked boldly and decisively inside the final 15 kilometers. Despite a concerted effort from behind, Evenepoel expanded his gap to more than two minutes and took his time to celebrate his third victory of the year on Monte Quarin.

“We controlled the stage, as the plan was to go for Philippe at the finish, but then several riders attacked, I countered and continued to press on, putting more and more daylight between us, as the advantage kept growing”, said Remco, who now holds both the points and best young rider jerseys. “I caught Masnada and put some pressure on him, before dropping him in the downhill. Then I just pushed myself and rode full gas until the finish. It’s really nice to take another win in my first race since returning to competition after the training camp in Livigno. It was another great day for the Wolfpack, we lead two classifications, got another victory and also three guys in the top 10, so we can be happy.”

Behind Evenepoel, the bunch split on the final hill and Philippe Gilbert emerged to take second from a group which contained also James Knox, who gained time on many of his rivals in the GC and jumped to third in the overall ranking, where Remco now lies in fifth and Mikkel Honoré in tenth place. At the same time, our squad strengthened the grip on the team classification, ahead of the final day.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claeesen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:50:19
2 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:13
3 Maurits Lammertink
Roompot - Charles
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4 Ben Hermans
Israel Cycling Academy
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5 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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6 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
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7 Eduard Prades Reverte
Movistar Team
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8 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
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9 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
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10 Dayer Quintana Rojas
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
2:23
18 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:43
31 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:07
105 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
14:56:36
2 Ben Hermans
Israel Cycling Academy
0:06
3 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:15
4 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Education First
0:20
5 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:46
6 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
1:17
7 Dayer Quintana Rojas
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
1:42
8 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
2:55
9 Daniel Muñoz Giraldo
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4:25
10 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:50
36 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
35:48
41 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37:46
91 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:15:19
1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37 pt
2 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
30 pt
3 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
4 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
22 pt
5 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
6 Ben Hermans
Israel Cycling Academy
17 pt
7 Dayer Quintana Rojas
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
13 pt
8 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
9 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
12 pt
10 Maurits Lammertink
Roompot - Charles
12 pt
1 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
14:56:36
2 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:46
3 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
1:17
4 Daniel Muñoz Giraldo
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4:25
5 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:50
6 Jonas Gregaard Wilsly
Astana Pro Team
7:05
7 Mattia Bais
Cycling Team Friuli
22:48
8 Yuriy Natarov
Astana Pro Team
24:59
9 Joan Bou Company
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
26:01
10 Kevin Rivera Serrano
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
27:41
25 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:15:19
1 Ben Hermans
Israel Cycling Academy
16 pt
2 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
13 pt
3 Dayer Quintana Rojas
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
12 pt
4 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
5 Matteo Badilatti
Israel Cycling Academy
10 pt
6 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
7 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
5 pt
8 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Education First
4 pt
9 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
10 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
3 pt
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 44:54:51
2 Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM 23:02
3 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 24:05
4 Trek - Segafredo 42:31
5 Israel Cycling Academy 48:38
6 Astana Pro Team 51:42
7 Movistar Team 56:19
8 UAE-Team Emirates 56:48
9 EF Education First 1:03:25
10 Bahrain Merida 1:03:27

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