Giro 2018 Stage 21: Bennett sprints to victory in Rome, Froome pockets overall

The Giro d'Italia's final showdown is a parade stage in Rome. Ten 11.5 kilometres laps before an inevitable bunch sprint with Sam Bennett powering to his third win in Italy. Chris Froome wins the overall classification ahead of Tom Dumoulin and Miguel Ángel López. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 21st stage 2018 Giro d’Italia

1. Sam Bennett (irl)
2. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
3. Jean-Pierre Drucker (lux) s.t.
4. Baptiste Planckaert (bel) s.t.
5. Manuel Belletti (ita) s.t.
6. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
7. Clement Venturini (fra) s.t.
8. Paolo Simion (ita) s.t.
9. Fabio Sabatini (ita) s.t.
10. Jan Polanc (slo) s.t.

Final GC 2018 Giro d’Italia

1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.46
3. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 4.57
4. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 5.44
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 8.03
6. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 11.50
7. Patrick Konrad (aut) + 13.01
8. George Bennett (NZL) + 13.17
9. Sam Oomen (nld) + 14.18
10. Davide Formolo (ita) + 15.16

11. Alexandre Geniez (fra) + 17.30
12. Wout Poels (nld) + 17.40
13. Sergio Henao (col) + 29.41

Race report
The first three laps are neutralized before the race begins. So all results of this Giro are final after the third passage on the line, except today’s stage win. So Froome wins the overall.

Lutsenko and Schmidt go on the attack. The Austrian loses contact and Juul-Jensen and Zhupa take his place before 15 more riders rejoin.

Juul-Jensen and Kuznetsov take off with 40 kms to go, while the others are gobbled up by the peloton with 30 kms to go. Just before the last lap the peloton reels in the remaining two leaders.

Ryan Mullen goes clear with Florian Sénéchal on his wheel. Tony Martin and Danny van Poppel bridge across, while Mattia Cattaneo hooks on, too. Yet, with 4 kms to go the attack is neutralised.

In the ensuing sprint Sam Bennett powers to his third victory this Giro. He overhauls Elia Viviani, who comes in second.

Read also: route 21st stage 2018 Giro d’Italia.

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