Giro 2020: Guerreiro outsprints Castroviejo, Almeida still leader

In wet conditions the riders venture into the high mountains in the 9th stage of the Giro. Ruben Guerreiro wins from the breakaway, besting Jonathan Castroviejo in a two up sprint. João Almeida holds on to the maglia rosa, although Wilco Kelderman and Jakob Fuglsang move closer. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 9th stage Giro d’Italia 2020

1. Ruben Guerreiro (por)
2. Jonathan Castroviejo (spa) + 0.08
3. Mikkel Bjerg (den) + 0.58
4. Kilian Frankiny (swi) + 1.16
5. Lawrence Warbasse (usa) s.t.
6. Tao Geoghegan Hart (gbr) + 1.19
7. Lucas Hamilton (aus) + 1.32
8. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.38
9. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
10. Jai Hindley (aus) s.t.

11. Rafal Majka (pol) + 1.41
12. Patrick Konrad (aut) s.t.
14. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + + 1.44
16. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.52
17. Pello Bilbao (spa) s.t.
19. João Almeida (por) + 1.56
23. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) + 1.59
24. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) s.t.

GC after stage 9
1. João Almeida (por)
2. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.30
3. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 0.39
4. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 0.53
5. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.57
6. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.01
7. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) + 1.02
8. Patrick Konrad (aut) + 1.11
9. Jai Hindley (aus) + 1.15
10. Rafal Majka (pol) + 1.17


1. João Almeida (por)
2. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) + 1.02
3. Jai Hindley (aus) + 1.15

Race report
After 75 kilometres of hard racing Ruben Guerreiro, Eduardo Sepúlveda, Ben O’Connor and Jonathan Castroviejo manage to open up a gap. Larry Warbasse, Giovanni Visconti and Kilian Frankiny track them down and the seven put 7 minutes into the peloton.

Visconti is the first rider over the Passo Lanciano to move into the KOM lead, while Mikkel Bjerg tracks the leaders down in the valley after a long chase.

The lead falls to 5 minutes on the Passo San Leonardo. Visconti once again takes most KOM points.

On the Bosco di Sant’Antonio Visconti, O’Connor and Sepúlveda can’t follow the pace in the lead group.

Castroviejo and Guerreiro heads out together on the finish climb, while Lucas Hamilton and Tao Geoghegan Hart attack in the peloton. It’s too late to fight for the stage win, though.

Guerreio outsprints his Spanish companion, while his compatriot Almeida retains the pink jersey. A strong effort by Kelderman, with Fuglsang in his wheel, in the last kilometre catapults the Dutchman into second place. He moves 18 seconds closer to the GC lead.

Another interesting read: route 9th stage 2020 Giro d’Italia.

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Ruben Guerreiro

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