Giro 2021: Campenaerts outguns Riesebeek in two-up sprint

Victor Campenaerts - Giro 2021: Campenaerts outguns Riesebeek in two-up sprintfoto: Cor VosVictor Campenaerts and Oscar Riesebeek attack from the breakaway with 22 kilometres to go. The race comes down to a two-up sprint with the Flemish ITT specialist outgunning the Dutchman. The peloton crosses the line after 17 minutes and Egan Bernal keeps the maglia rosa. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 15th stage Giro d’Italia 2021

1. Victor Campenaerts (bel)
2. Oscar Riesebeek (nld) s.t.
3. Nikias Arndt (ger) + 0.07
4. Simone Consonni (ita) s.t.
5. Quinten Hermans (bel) s.t.
6. Dario Cataldo (ita) s.t.
7. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 0.09
8. Albert Torres (spa) + 0.44
9. Juan Sebastián Molano (col) + 1.02
10. Max Walscheid (ger) s.t.

Peloton at 17 minutes

GC after stage 15
1. Egan Bernal (col)
2. Simon Yates (gbr) + 1.33
3. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 1.51
4. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 1.57
5. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 2.11
6. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 3.03
7. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 3.52
8. Daniel Felipe Martínez (col) + 3.54
9. Tobias Foss (nor) + 5.37
10. Atilla Valter (hun) + 7.49

Race report
A group of fifteen riders jumps off the front after the re-start due to a crash. Victor Campenaerts, Bauke Mollema, Simone Consonni, Stefano Oldani, Harm Vanhoucke, Dario Catado, Sebastian Molano, Albert Torres, Nikias Arndt, Max Walscheid, Lukasz Wisniowski, Oscar Riesebeek, Lars van den Berg, Quinten Hermans and Dries De Bondt carve out a lead of 12 minutes before the finale ignites.

Campenaerts accelerates with 22 kilometres to go before Torres and Riesebeek jump to his wheel. Torres can’t follow the pace on the climb to Cornje Cerovo.

In the technical finale a tactical battle unfolds before the duo enters the home straight together. Riesebeek opens the sprint, but Campenaerts powers past his breakaway companion to snatch the victory.

Bernal finishes safely in the peloton to extend his GC lead.

Another interesting read: route 15th stage 2021 Giro.

Giro d’Italia 2021 stage 15: routes, profiles, more

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