Demare wins crash-affected stage 10 as Conti keeps Giro lead


Arnaud Demare sprinted to victory after a crash affected the end of the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, while Valerio Conti kept the overall lead.

The Groupama-FDJ rider edged out Elia Viviani and Rudiger Selig in a bunch sprint at the end of the entirely flat 145-kilometer (90-mile) route from Ravenna to Modena.

”We came to the Giro for this. I really wanted a stage win and I got it,” Demare said. ”I avoided the crash because we, as a team, were very well positioned. I’m super happy.”

A crash inside the final kilometer ended Pascal Ackermann’s chances of claiming a third stage win at this year’s Giro. The German cyclist finished the stage with his shorts and jersey in tatters.

Ackermann appeared to touch wheels with the rider in front of him, causing him to go down and taking out a number of other cyclists.

The most seriously injured was Matteo Moschetti, who briefly lost consciousness. His Trek-Segafredo teammates and other cyclists frantically waved over medics and Moschetti attempted to stand but swiftly sat down again. The 22-year-old was taken to a hospital.

As the crash happened inside the final three kilometers there were no time gaps given. Conti remained 1 minute, 50 seconds ahead of Primoz Roglic and 2:21 ahead of Nans Peters.

”It wasn’t a hard day but, as everyone saw, danger is always around the corner,” Conti said. ”Luckily I managed to avoid all the crashes. It went well, another day in the pink jersey is a source of pride.”

Wednesday’s 11th stage is also entirely flat along the 221-kilometer route from Carpi to Novi Ligure.

Giro d’Italia 2019 – stage 10 results (Ravenna – Modena):

1Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ)


2Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


3Rüdiger Selig (Bora-hansgrohe)


4Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)


5Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data)


6Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy)


7Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)


8Giovanni Lonardi (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane)


9Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal)


10Jacopo Guarnieri (Groupama-FDJ)


11Fabio Sabatini (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


12Sean Bennett (EF Education First)


13Tobias Ludvigsson (Groupama-FDJ)


14Roger Kluge (Lotto Soudal)


15Florian Senechal (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


16Josef Cerny (CCC)


17Ramon Sinkeldam (Groupama-FDJ)


18Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha-Alpecin)


19Marco Marcato (UAE Team Emirates)


20Kristian Sbaragli (Israel Cycling Academy)



Giro d’Italia 2019 – general classification after stage 10:

1Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)


2Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


3Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale)


4José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar)


5Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)


6Andrey Amador (Movistar)


7Amaro Antunes (CCC)


8Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)


9Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF)


10Pello Bilbao (Astana)


11Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)


12Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)


13Pieter Serry (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


14Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


15Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)


16Hugh Carthy (EF Education First)


17Davide Formolo (Bora-hansgrohe)


18Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)


19Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)


20Richard Carapaz (Movistar)



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