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Giro d’Italia stage 18 Live – The penultimate chance for the sprinters

Giro d'Italia stage 18 Live - The penultimate chance for the sprinters


152km to go

Lidl-Trek massed at the head of the peloton, though they’re racing slowly up the climb.

It has stopped raining now and the roads are largely dry.

The quartet near the top of the climb. They have 1:35 on the peloton.

Pietrobon and Fiorelli are away with Mirco Maestri (also Polti-Kometa) and Mikkel Honoré (EF Education-EasyPost).

Both men are in this attack.

Filippo Fiorelli of VF Group-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè leads the Intergiro competition, meanwhile.

Their man Andrea Pietrobon is leading both the Intergiro and breakaway competitions at the moment.

Polti-Kometa leading a move on the way up.

The riders now hit the day’s only classified climb, the fourth-category hill at Lamon (3.4km at 5.8%).

164km to go

Three riders have a small gap currently.

It’s pouring with rain to start the stage.

172km to go

It’s a quick downhill start to the day.

Lots of attacking to start the stage.

178km to go

Jonathan Milan has a mechanical but is back up and running quickly.

The riders have rolled out to start the 1.9km neutral zone today.

Stage winners Jonathan Milan and Tim Merlier are still around, though.

A host of sprinters have already left the Giro, including Biniam Girmay, Olav Kooij, Max Kanter, Fabio Jakobsen, Phil Bauhaus, and Danny van Poppel.

Just a few minutes to go until the stage starts.

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