Giro d'Italia

Stage 19) Morbegno - Asti

IT Italy, Friday 23 October 2020
251 km

Keisse features in the break on wet Giro d’Italia day

Keisse features in the break on wet Giro d’Italia day

Shortened by the organisers to just 124 kilometers due to the inclement weather and having its start relocated to Abbiategrasso, Friday’s stage had a rather unusual scenario, which at first saw the peloton keep on a really tight leash the large breakaway that took off soon after the flag was dropped before deciding to stop the pursuit some 40 kilometers from the finish.

This allowed the escapees to nudge out their advantage from a mere minute to more than seven in the space of just a couple of kilometers. Iljo Keisse was there for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, and the 2015 stage winner was among the most active riders, setting a strong tempo and shutting down a few attacks once the concord between the leaders went up in smoke.

When the group split, Iljo Keisse found himself at the back, but mounted a great recovery and joined the four men who was trailing lone leader Josef Cerny (CCC) by 40 seconds. Keisse’s hard work in the group helped the quintet claw back time, but eventually they ran out of road and the Czech took the victory in Asti, where the race returned after 17 years. Iljo came home a few seconds later, and despite the strong effort put in throughout the stage, he still had enough to take fifth place, another result that highlighted the team’s excellent Giro d’Italia.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Josef Černý
CCC Team
2:30:40
2 Victor Campenaerts
NTT Pro Cycling
0:18
3 Jacopo Mosca
Trek - Segafredo
0:26
4 Simon Clarke
EF Pro Cycling
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5 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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6 Sander Armée
Lotto Soudal
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7 Albert Torres Barcelo
Movistar Team
1:10
8 Simon Pellaud
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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9 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
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10 Alex Dowsett
Israel Start-Up Nation
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15 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:43
16 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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18 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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36 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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38 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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84 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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91 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
80:29:19
2 Jai Hindley
Team Sunweb
0:12
3 Tao Geoghegan Hart
INEOS Grenadiers
0:15
4 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - McLaren
1:19
5 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:16
6 Jakob Fuglsang
Astana Pro Team
3:59
7 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
5:40
8 Vincenzo Nibali
Trek - Segafredo
5:47
9 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:46
10 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
7:28
15 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34:49
28 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:27:38
30 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:28:46
76 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:18:35
120 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:52:53
131 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:18:01
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
221 pt
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
184 pt
3 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
94 pt
4 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
77 pt
5 Josef Černý
CCC Team
73 pt
6 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
72 pt
7 Simon Pellaud
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
70 pt
8 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R La Mondiale
66 pt
9 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
61 pt
10 Tao Geoghegan Hart
INEOS Grenadiers
51 pt
17 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
41 pt
18 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
39 pt
21 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36 pt
57 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14 pt
78 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
94 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Jai Hindley
Team Sunweb
80:29:31
2 Tao Geoghegan Hart
INEOS Grenadiers
0:03
3 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:04
4 Sergio Samitier Samitier
Movistar Team
26:00
5 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
33:00
6 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34:37
7 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R La Mondiale
40:59
8 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
53:33
9 Ben O'Connor
NTT Pro Cycling
1:00:00
10 Matteo Fabbro
BORA - hansgrohe
1:00:46
13 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:28:34
42 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:17:49
1 Ruben Guerreiro
EF Pro Cycling
234 pt
2 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
122 pt
3 Tao Geoghegan Hart
INEOS Grenadiers
115 pt
4 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
103 pt
5 Ben O'Connor
NTT Pro Cycling
71 pt
6 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
54 pt
7 Jai Hindley
Team Sunweb
52 pt
8 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
48 pt
9 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás
INEOS Grenadiers
45 pt
10 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Pro Cycling
40 pt
29 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
52 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
67 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
70 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 INEOS Grenadiers 241:35:57
2 Deceuninck - Quick Step 23:39
3 Bahrain - McLaren 28:01
4 Team Sunweb 28:37
5 BORA - hansgrohe 51:45
6 NTT Pro Cycling 1:44:27
7 Astana Pro Team 1:51:58
8 Movistar Team 1:54:57
9 AG2R La Mondiale 1:59:25
10 Trek - Segafredo 2:28:35

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