Briton Simon Yates raised his arms in Turin on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday. BikeExchange riders are ahead of Jai Hindley and Richard Carapaz. The latter stripped Juan Pedro Lopez of his pink jersey.
Briton Simon Yates (BikeExchange) took stage 14 of the Giro solo on Saturday, intense and eventful in the Turin heat. Yates, has already won second time trial in Hungary, achieved his sixth stage success at the Giro d’Italia. The Briton (29) lost his footing in the Blockhaus standings last Sunday. The 2018 Vuelta winner then focused on stage wins.Olympic champion, Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz (Ineos), donned the leaders’ pink jersey after a tight 147km stage created a major gap.
On the line, Yates outscored three counters by about 15 seconds.Australian Jay Hindley Finished second ahead of Carapaz and Italian veteran Vincenzo Nibali (37).
Lopez bursts under pressure from Bora
Spaniard Juan Pedro Lopez, who has been at the top of the standings since Stage 4 at Etna, lost just over 4 minutes. Lopez let go on the penultimate ascent and Carapaz’s attack was 28 kilometers from the finish. The Ecuadorian then settled into a steady state, with Hindley and Nibali joining the final climb, then Yates.
The race started on the first of two ascents on Superga, a mountain overlooking Turin, nearly 80 kilometers from the finish. Driven by the Bora team (and Kelderman in particular), the drivers in the overall result are in the lead, except for the eventual return of Portuguese Joao Almeida, French Guillaume Martin and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde status.
Pink Carapaz, Ambush Hindley and Almeida
In the provisional general classification, Carapaz now leads Hindley by 7 seconds and Almeida by 30 seconds. Spaniard Mikel Landa was fourth, 59 seconds behind. Carapaz (28) won the 2019 Giro d’Italia while racing for Movistar. He made the Tour de France podium last year (3rd) and then won the Olympic title at the Tokyo Olympics.
On Sunday, stage 15 reached the altitude of the Aosta Valley (1611 meters). The 177-kilometer route consists of two first-level ascents, the last of which is a second-level ascent, all the way to Cogne.