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Giro d’Italia stage 10 Live – All eyes on Pogačar for Bocca della Selva summit finish

Giro d'Italia stage 10 profile


It’s blue skies and sunny weather for the riders in Pompeii before they head north back into the mountains.

Here’s what is in store for the 158 riders starting today’s stage, with a flat-ish start not screaming early breakaway. But the climbing phase in the middle could allow a group of climbers lower down on GC to get ahead and battle out summit finish in Bocca della Selva, should Pogačar and UAE Team Emirates let them. 

We’re around 30 minutes from the unofficial roll out of Pompeii with the flag drop expected to come at 13:15 CEST.

Riders are completing sign-ons and the team presentation at the Piazza Bartolo Longo in Pompeii after some took in the breathtaking Amphitheatre of Pompeii, a historic site which was previously buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. 

A look at current race leader Tadej Pogačar before he starts the second week of the Giro. He sits beside the Trofeo Senza Fine, the wonderful trophy that he will want to get his hands on come the race’s finish in Rome.

Despite his huge 2:40 lead over Martínez in second, there is a lot that can happen between now and the conclusion of the Giro with 12 stages left to race.

A reminder of the jersey wearers as we head into the second week of racing:
– Dani Martínez (Bora-Hansgrohe) in blue on behalf of Pogačar who leads the race
– Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek) who leads the maglia ciclamino points classification
– Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) in the maglia rosa as race leader
– Cian Uijtdebroeks (Visma-Lease a Bike) in white as the best young rider

There’s been another abandon as Marius Mayrhofer (Tudor) joins the list of riders not starting in Pompeii. This will hinder the leadout of Alberto Dainese but he will still have the experience of Matteo Trentin by his side. 

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