Giro 2020: Ulissi outsprints Almeida, who cements GC lead

A pan flat race with two sharp climbs inside the last 30 kilometres, that's what the Giro serves in stage 13. A select group with all GC contenders survive the steep ramps before Diego Ulissi sprints to victory ahead of João Almeida. The Portuguese cements the GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 13th stage Giro d’Italia 2020

1. Diego Ulissi (ita)
2. João Almeida (por) s.t.
3. Patrick Konrad (aut) s.t.
4. Tao Geoghegan Hart (gbr) s.t.
5. Mikkel Honoré (den) s.t.
6. Sergio Samitier (spa) s.t.
7. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
8. Pello Bilbao (spa) s.t.
9. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
10. Jai Hindley (aus) s.t.

GC after stage 13
1. João Almeida (por)
2. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.40
3. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 0.49
4. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 1.03
5. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.07
6. Patrick Konrad (aut) + 1.17
7. Jai Hindley (aus) + 1.25
8. Rafal Majka (pol) + 1.27
9. Fausto Masnada (ita) + 1.42
10. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 2.26

Race report
Attacks are flying from the gun, but it takes more than 20 kilometres for the breakaway to establish itself. Bouchard, Pellaud, Ravanelli, Contreras, Tonelli, Vanhoucke and Rota open up a gap of 3 minutes.

Bouchard and Tonelli are the remaining attackers after the first of two climbs, while the sprinters – including Démare – are dropped from the peloton.

Just before the second climb Démare et al rejoin the Sagan group, while the attackers are brought back in the last kilometre before the top.

A group with all GC riders reaches the crest 19 seconds ahead of Sagan with Démare another 40 seconds further behind.

The GC group widens the gap in the flat run-in to the finish in Montselice, where Ulissi outguns Almeida and Konrad on the line. The maglia rosa gains a time of of 6 seconds to extend the lead over runner-up Kelderman to 40 seconds, while Bilbao sits 9 seconds futher behind.

Another interesting read: route 13th stage 2020 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 13: routes, profiles, more

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Diego Ulissi

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