Tao sprints to fourth on stage 13

16 Oct 2020

Tao sprints to fourth on stage 13

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Giro d'Italia - Stage 13 » Cervia › Monselice, 192km

Tao Geoghegan Hart put in another impressive performance at the Giro d'Italia, sprinting to fourth place from a select general classification group.

The Brit was more than equal to the task on a run-in that featured two short, sharp climbs. Hitting the front over the final Calaone summit, Geoghegan Hart put himself in a strong position ahead of the sprint, eventually taking fourth place. The result ensured he remained in 12th place overall, 2:51 back on race leader Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step).

Ben Swift had his sights set on the stage and was forced into a late fightback after becoming dislodged from the lead group on the final climb. The British champion attempted to bridge across as a part of a high-quality quartet that also featured Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) - eventually crossing the line 23 seconds back.

The INEOS Grenadiers had arrived at the front to drive the pace ahead of the run-in. Filippo Ganna strung out the pack, with Salvatore Puccio and Jonathan Castroviejo also there to help Swift's chase efforts late on.

Stage 13 result:

1. Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) 4:22:18
2. Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) s.t.
3. Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe)
4. Tao Geoghegan Hart (INEOS Grenadiers)
5. Mikkel Honore (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)
23. Ben Swift (INEOS Grenadiers) +23"