Adriatica Ionica Race / Sulle Rotte della Sereniss

Stage 5) Cormòns - Trieste

IT Italy, Sunday 28 July 2019
133.5 km

Hodeg repeats at Adriatica Ionica

Hodeg repeats at Adriatica Ionica

Deceuninck – Quick-Step made it a hat-trick of victories at the Adriatica Ionica Race, courtesy of Alvaro Hodeg, who finished off his teammates’ excellent job in Trieste and sprinted to another convincing win, thus securing the points jersey. For Alvaro, who is having a very impressive second pro season, this was the tenth success since making the step to the World Tour and served as confirmation that he is part of a remarkable generation of up-and-coming sprinters.

Victorious on the opening day, in Grado, Alvaro Hodeg benefited again from a textbook lead-out of Florian Sénéchal, who upped the speed at the right moment and dropped him in perfect position with the finish line in sight. Then, inside the last 150 meters, the 22-year-old Colombian shot from the pack and put several bike lengths into the riders who rounded out the podium, Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) and Sacha Modolo (EF Education), nabbing his fifth success of the season.

“I’m very content with this win, which wouldn’t have been possible without the team. Mikkel and Remco worked hard to catch the break in the downhill, Philippe used his experience to bring us to the front on the circuit, while Florian was incredible with the way he accelerated into the last corner, paving the way for victory. I’m proud of these guys and my second win in four days”, said 22-year-old Alvaro Hodeg after putting his name on Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 52nd victory of the season.

One of the youngest riders in the race, James Knox enjoyed a strong and morale-boosting week in Italy, going on the attack on the two stages that shaped up the overall and being handsomely rewarded for his aggressive riding with a solid third, less than half a minute behind the winner. Knox, who last year had a stint in the best young rider jersey here, was one of the three Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders to finish in in the top 10 at Adriatica Ionica, alongside stage 3 victor Remco Evenepoel (8th) and Mikkel Honoré (10th).

For 23-year-old James Knox, whose result contributed to the squad’s win in the team classification, this was his best ever GC result, and followed an eighth place earlier this season, at the UAE Tour: “The boys worked hard to keep me and Alvaro in position, rode at the front the whole day and controlled everything on the final circuit, in Trieste. We had a lot of success this week, showed determination and the same unmistakable Wolfpack spirit, and personally, to be on the podium, is something really great!”

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:10:02
2 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
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3 Sacha Modolo
EF Education First
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4 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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5 Jordi Warlop
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
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6 Yevgeniy Gidich
Astana Pro Team
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7 Alberto Dainese
Italy
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8 Simone Velasco
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
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9 Matteo Malucelli
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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10 Ryan Gibbons
Team Dimension Data
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30 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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40 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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47 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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102 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
17:06:45
2 Ben Hermans
Israel Cycling Academy
0:15
3 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:24
4 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Education First
0:29
5 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
1:26
6 Dayer Quintana Rojas
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
1:42
7 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
2:58
8 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:20
9 Daniel Muñoz Giraldo
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4:34
10 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:59
36 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
35:57
39 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37:39
88 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:15:02
1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
50 pt
2 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37 pt
3 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
30 pt
4 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26 pt
5 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
22 pt
6 Dmitriy Gruzdev
Astana Pro Team
21 pt
7 Sacha Modolo
EF Education First
20 pt
8 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
18 pt
9 Ben Hermans
Israel Cycling Academy
17 pt
10 Dayer Quintana Rojas
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
13 pt
11 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
1 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
17:06:45
2 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
1:26
3 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:20
4 Daniel Muñoz Giraldo
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4:34
5 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:59
6 Jonas Gregaard Wilsly
Astana Pro Team
7:14
7 Mattia Bais
Cycling Team Friuli
24:34
8 Joan Bou Company
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
26:21
9 Yuriy Natarov
Astana Pro Team
26:51
10 Kevin Rivera Serrano
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
31:15
24 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:15:02
1 Ben Hermans
Israel Cycling Academy
16 pt
2 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
13 pt
3 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
4 Dayer Quintana Rojas
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
12 pt
5 Matteo Badilatti
Israel Cycling Academy
10 pt
6 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
7 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
8 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
5 pt
9 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
5 pt
10 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Education First
4 pt
14 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 51:25:13
2 Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM 23:09
3 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 24:37
4 Trek - Segafredo 42:47
5 Israel Cycling Academy 49:10
6 Astana Pro Team 51:58
7 Movistar Team 56:46
8 UAE-Team Emirates 1:02:24
9 EF Education First 1:03:20
10 Bahrain Merida 1:04:22

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