Duo move up on Giro GC

14 May 2019

Duo move up on Giro GC

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Giro d'Italia stage four: Orbetello - Frascati, 235km

Tao Geoghegan Hart and Pavel Sivakov moved up in the overall standings following a hectic finale to stage four of the Giro d’Italia which was won by Richard Carapaz (Movistar).

The pair avoided a late crash in the closing kilometres which split the peloton to cross the line in a lead chase group that was 18 seconds behind Carapaz, with Geoghegan Hart securing a top 20 finish and Sivakov finishing shortly behind.

Salvatore Puccio went down as the bunch compacted with around 6.5km to go, with the rest of Team INEOS staying upright, but being delayed behind the crash.

The result means Sivakov is now 17th, 1’24” behind race leader Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-VIsma) with Geoghegan Hart now 30th, 2’19” behind the Slovenian rider.


- DS Nico Portal

“At the end of the day we have lost some time on GC, but when you consider the very tricky final and the crash, our top guys only lost a small amount of time and are ok - the young group did a fantastic job. 

“It’s a bad crash for Salva and hopefully he will be ok tomorrow."

- Dr Derick Macleod

“Salva fell heavily and has lost some skin on his shoulders, but he has no serious injuries at all.”
What’s next?
A much shorter trial for the peloton, stage five begins with a hilly test that could suit a breakaway, before the road flattens out considerably. There is then only one climb of note in the second half of the stage which comes with around 50km remaining, so this looks like it will be a day for the sprinters.
Stage four result

1. Richard Carapaz (Movistar) 5:58:17
2. Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) s.t.
3. Diego Ulissi (UAE-Team Emirates) s.t.
4. Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe) +2"
5. Florian Senechal (Deuceuninck-Quick-Step)
19. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team INEOS) +18"
22. Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS) +25"

Overall standings:

1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 16:19:20
2. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) +35"
3. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) +39"
4. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) +44""
5. Diego Ulissi (UAE-Team Emirates) s.t.
17. Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS) +1:24"
2 Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team INEOS) +2:19"

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