Giro 2022: Ciccone solos to victory, Carapaz still in pink

Giulio Ciccone - Giro 2022: Ciccone solos to victoryfoto: Cor VosGiulio Ciccone wins from the breakaway in the first stage in the Alps. Santiago Buitrago finishes in second, while Richard Carapaz keeps the maglia rosa. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 15th stage 2022 Giro

1. Giulio Ciccone
2. Santiago Buitrago + 1.31
3. Antonio Pedrero + 2.19
4. Hugh Carthy + 3.09
5. Martijn Tusveld + 4.36
6. Luca Covili + 5.08
7. Natnael Tesfatsion + 5.27
8. Bauke Mollema s.t.
9. Gijs Leemreize s.t.
10. Guillaume Martin + 6.06
– GC riders + 7.50

GC after stage 15
1. Richard Carapaz (ecu)
2. Jai Hindley (aus) + 0.07
3. João Almeida (por) + 0.30
4. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.59
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 1.01
6. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 1.52
7. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 1.58
8. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 2.58
9. Juan Pedro López (ita) + 4.04
10. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 8.02

Race report
After more than 70 kilometres of hard racing Thymen Arensman and Merhawi Kudus initiate the breakaway. Erik Fetter, Lawson Craddock and Rémy Rochas are the first riders to bridges across. A huge group regains contact later, among others Koen Bouwman, Sam Oomen, Hugh Carthy, Mathieu van der Poel, David De La Cruz, Harold Tejada, Iván Sosa, Giulio Ciccone, Bauke Mollema, Davide Formolo, Lawson Craddock, Santiago Buitrago, Antonio Pedrero, and Rui Costa.

Bouwman accelerates on the first climb and he moves into the KOM lead at the top before Tusveld and Van der Poel join their compatriot on descent.

Bouwman can’t follow the pace on the climb, while Ciccone, Pedrero and Buitrago overhaul the other two. Carthy rejoins the trio just before the summit before Tusveld and Costa regain contact on descent.

Ciccone strikes early on the finish climb. Buitrago and Carthy go with him. But a number of accelerations later and the Italian is alone in the lead.

Ciccone opens a gap of more than a minute and takes a commanding victory.

The peloton finishes almost 8 minutes later. Carapaz keeps the maglia rosa.

Another interesting read: route 15th stage 2022 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2022 stage 15: routes, profiles, more

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