Swift fifth as Tao holds station at Giro

20 Oct 2020

Swift fifth as Tao holds station at Giro

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Giro d'Italia - Stage 16 » Udine › San Daniele del Friuli, 229km

Ben Swift continued the team’s breakaway momentum at the Giro d’Italia with fifth place on stage 16, as Tao Geoghegan Hart retained fourth on GC.
 
The British champion was joined by Salvatore Puccio in a large group of 28 riders and gradually rode his way to the front of the race heading onto the finishing circuit.
 
Battling it out with elite climbers, Swift found himself in the first chase group up Monte di Ragogna. With Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-McLaren) and Ben O’Connor (NTT Pro Cycling) pushing clear to contest the stage, Swift eventually contested the sprint for third on the uphill drag to the line.
 
The peloton arrived almost 13 minutes later, with Geoghegan Hart looking comfortable on the final climb – finishing fourth amongst the top contenders to retain his GC foothold.
 
The team worked hard to protect Tao during the 229km test, with Rohan Dennis and Jonathan Castroviejo helping to shepherd him into the closing stages.
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Ben Swift - Stage 16 reaction

Ben Swift - Stage 16 reaction

Overall standings:

1. Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 65:45:08
2. Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) +17"
3. Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb) +2:58"
4. Tao Geoghegan Hart (INEOS Grenadiers) +2:59"
5. Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-McLaren) +3:12"