Giro 2020: Démare powers to victory, Almeida keeps maglia rosa

A nervous race with a tumultuous first part comes down to a sprint finish in Brindisi. Arnaud Démare outguns Peter Sagan, while João Almeida stays in the GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 7th stage Giro d’Italia 2020

1. Arnaud Démare (fra)
2. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
3. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
4. Ben Swift (gbr) s.t.
5. Álvaro Hodeg (col) s.t.
6. Rudy Barbier (fra) s.t.
7. Davide Ballerini (ita) s.t.
8. Enrico Battaglin (ita) s.t.
9. Filippo Fiorelli (ita) s.t.
10. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 7
1. João Almeida (por)
2. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 0.43
3. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.48
4. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) + 0.59
5. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.01
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 1.05
7. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.19
8. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 1.21
9. Patrick Konrad (aut) + 1.26
10. Rafal Majka (pol) + 1.32

Race report
Marco Frapporti attacks from the gun with Simon Pellaud, Thomas De Gendt and Josef Cerny. The four open up a gap of more than 2 minutes.

But then, after more than 10 kilometres, the peloton breaks. Bilbao, Pozzovivo, Majka, Fuglsang, Vanhoucke and Yates wind up in the wrong group.

The four attackers are brought back, while the Fuglsang group regains contact inside the last 100 kilometres. A third group, with Yates, Vanhoucke and Pozzovivo, tracks the first group down after a 50 kilometres chase.

Pellaud and Frapport go again, but the lead remains small and they stop their efforts.

Arnaud powers to his third stage win in Brindisi, besting Sagan and Matthews finishes a few metres further behind.

Almeida remains the leader in the general classification.

Another interesting read: route 7th stage 2020 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 7: routes, profiles, more

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