Swift places fourth on epic Giro test

13 Oct 2020

Swift places fourth on epic Giro test

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Giro d'Italia - Stage 10 » Lanciano › Tortoreto, 177km

Ben Swift finished fourth on a tough and memorable 10th stage at the Giro d’Italia.
 
Swift found himself at the head of the race alongside Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the final climb, with a punishing run-in seeing the race split apart.
 
Despite being distanced from eventual stage winner Sagan on the Tortoretto climb, Swift still had the legs to sprint to a top-five finish in the pouring rain.
 
Tao Geoghegan Hart was also active in the final kilometres, attempting to push clear before finishing in a select lead group. The young Brit continues to move up the general classification, now sitting 14th, 2:45 back.
 
The INEOS Grenadiers had ridden hard from the drop of the flag, pushing both Swift and Filippo Ganna into the breakaway once it eventually formed following a rapid start. Jhonatan Narvaez and Salvatore Puccio had also been present to cover off counter attacks early on.
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Stage 10 result:

1. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) 4:01:56
2. Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) +19"
3. Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +23"
4. Ben Swift (INEOS Grenadiers) s.t.
5. Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb)
11. Tao Geoghegan Hart (INEOS Grenadiers)