Giro 2024: Pogacar highlights supremacy with fifth stage win

Tadej Pogacar - Giro 2024: Pogacar highlights supremacy with fifth stage winfoto: Cor VosFollowing a long-range attack, Julian Alaphilippe is caught by Ewen Costiou, Christian Scaroni, and Giulio Pellizzari with 5 kilometres to go on the Monte Pana. The race then finishes on a wall, and that's where Tadej Pogacar takes the reins. He overhauls Pellizzari 600 metres from the line and wins his fifth stage in the Giro. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 16th stage 2024 Giro

1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Giulio Pellizzari (ita) + 0.16
3. Daniel Felipe Martínez (col) s.t.
4. Christian Scaroni (ita) + 0.31
5. Antonio Tiberi (ita) + 0.33
6. Thymen Arensman (nld) + 0.38
7. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 0.39
8. Michael Storer (aus)+ 0.42
9. Ewen Costiou (fra) s.t.
10. Valentin Paret-Peintre (fra) + 0.45

11. Einer Rubio (col) + 0.46
12. Jan Hirt (cze) s.t.
14. Ben O’Connor (aus) + 0.49
15. Geraint Thomas (gbr) s.t.
19. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.19
20. Filippo Zana (ita) 1.22

GC after stage 16
1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Daniel Felipe Martínez (col) + 7.18
3. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 7.40
4. Ben O’Connor (aus) + 8.42
5. Antonio Tiberi (ita) + 10.09
6. Thymen Arensman (nld) + 10.33
7. Romain Bardet (fra) + 12.18
8. Filippo Zana (ita) + 12.43
9. Einer Rubio (col) + 13.09
10. Jan Hirt (cze) + 14.07

Race report
Marco Frigo attacks from the start. For 30 kilometres, he races ahead of the pack with a small lead, and then he is caught.

Then Davide Ballerini, Mirco Maestri, Andrea Piccolo, and Julian Alaphilippe give it a dig. The four open up a 2 minutes lead, but it’s down to 1 minute when they enter the Passo Pinei. Alaphilippe heads out alone on the climb and he distances the peloton to 2 minutes.

Pelayo Sánchez attacks from the main group with 20 kilometres remaining. Ewen Costiou, Christian Scaroni and Giulio Pellizzari counter-attack 5 kilometres later, while Romain Bardet is dropped from the peloton.

The three chasers rejoin Alaphilippe with 5 kilometres to go on the Monte Pana. The peloton is 25 seconds behind at that point.

The last 2 kilometres are a wall. Costiou heads out alone, but Pellizzari counters him. In the background it is the pink jersey who drops all other riders. He gobbles up Pellizzari with 600 metres left to take his fifth stage win in the Giro.

Daniel Felipe Martínez drops Geraint Thomas to finish in third to move up to second place overall.

Another interesting read: route 16th stage 2024 Giro.

Giro d’Italia 2024 stage 16: video, route, profiles

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