Carapaz retains maglia rosa

26 May 2022

Carapaz retains maglia rosa

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Giro d'Italia Stage 18: Borgo Valsugana › Treviso, 156km.

Richard Carapaz retained his overall lead at the Giro d’Italia after the breakaway prevailed on stage 18. 

Carapaz and the INEOS Grenadiers safely navigated a high-speed, technical finale in Treviso as the peloton chased a breakaway quartet that could not be caught. 

Dries de Bondt (Alpecin Fenix) won the stage, with Carapaz and Ben Swift finishing towards the front of the peloton with the only change to the general classification coming as Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) was forced to abandon the race due to illness 
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Richard Carapaz

 “It was a day of relative calm, we went very strong. I always checked the position of Landa and Hindley, I was afraid of possible gaps. I want to defend the Maglia Rosa until the end, I have confidence in my means.“
Overall standings

1. Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) 76:41:15
2. Jai Hindley (Bora - Hansgrohe) +3"
3. Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) +59"
4. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan Team) +3:40
5. Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious)