Giro 2019: Carapaz solos to victory and maglia rosa

The 14th stage travels over four intermediate climbs to an uphill finish in ski resort Courmayeur. Richard Carapaz wins his second stage on the Giro and takes the maglia rosa, while Simon Yates finishes in second. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 14th stage Giro d’Italia 2019

1. Richard Carapaz (ecu)
2. Simon Yates (gbr) + 1.32
3. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.54
4. Rafal Majka (pol) s.t.
5. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
6. Miguel Ángel López (col) s.t.
7. Pavel Sivakov (rus) s.t.
8. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
9. Joe Dombrowski (usa) s.t.
10. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 2.01

12. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 4.04
13. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 5.40
20. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 7.20
28. Jan Polanc (slo) + 7.41

GC after stage 14
1. Richard Carapaz (ecu)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.07
3. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.47
4. Rafal Majka (pol) + 2.10
5. Mikel Landa (spa) + 2.50
6. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 2.58
7. Jan Polanc (slo) + 3.29
8. Pavel Sivakov (rus) + 4.55
9. Simon Yates (gbr) + 5.28
10. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 5.30

11. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 6.04
17. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 14.38

Race report
Benedetti and Haller attack ahead of the first ascent. They are brought back on the 6.6 kilometres climb at 8% before fifteen riders open up a gap. Yates, Carapaz and Roglic bridge across before the other GC riders regain contact.

Ciccone is the first rider over the top to cement his KOM lead. Caruso is second and he attacks straight away. Bilbao joins him in the descent, while the GC group bridges across in the valley. Cattaneo, Masnada, Juul-Jensen, Ciccone, Sosa, Masnada, Carthy and Hamilton open up a gap before the peloton regroups behind them.

On the second climb Dupont, Gallopin, Izagirre and Caruso go after the eight leaders on the second climb, while Ciccone is once again the first rider at the top. The chasers track down the front group on the Truc d’Arbe before Ciccone extends his KOM lead even more.

On the lower slopes of the Colle San Carlo – 10.5 kilometres at 9.8% – maglia rosa Jan Polanc is dropped off the back. A little later Nibali strikes. Roglic, Carapaz, López and Landa go with him, while most other GC riders regain contact later. Zakarin and Mollema are dropped though.

Meanwhile, Ciccone is solo at the front, but he is reeled in 3 kilometres before the summit, while Carapaz heads out alone 1 kilometre later. The Ecuadorian crests the San Carlo 34 seconds ahead of Roglic, Nibali, López, Landa and Majka. Dombrowski and Yates are chasing close behind.

On the final ascent – 8 kilometres at shallow gradients – Carapaz carves out a gap of almost 2 minute. Yates, Sivakov and Dombrovski regain contact before Yates attacks.

Just like yesterday Roglic and Nibali only look at each other on the last climb and Carapaz says thank you and solos to a double success: stage win and pink jersey. Yates bounces back and finishes in second, while the group Roglic/Nibali finishes almost 2 minutes behind Carapaz. The Italian pockets a time bonus of 4 seconds by sprinting to third place.

Another interesting read: route 14th stage 2019 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2019 stage 14: routes, profiles, more

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