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Giro d’Italia 2020, stage 16 — live updates

Giro d'Italia 2020, stage 16 — live updates

11:30 AM

As it stands . . .

As the second longest stage in this year’s race, today was an early start and after a relatively leisurely opening 15kms, Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling) attacked on the lower slopes of the the first climb of the day, the Madonnina del Domm. The move caused a huge posse of riders to chase him down, resulting in a 28-man breakaway forming on the 10km-long category two climb.

Here’s that breakaway in full . . .

Enrico Battaglin

(Bahrain McLaren), Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo), François Bidard (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Alessandro Bisolti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Manuele Boaro (Astana), Geoffrey Bouchard (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Jefferson Cepeda (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates), Matteo Fabbro (Bora-Hansgrohe), Fabio Felline (Astana), Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling), Kamil Malecki (CCC), Ben O’Connor (NTT), Stefano Oldani (Lotto-Soudal), Pawel Poljanski (Bora-Hansgrohe), Salvatore Puccio (Ineos Grenadiers), Joey Rosskopf (CCC), Lorenzo Rota (Vini Zabu-Brado-KTM), Einer Rubio (Movistar), Sergio Samitier (Movistar), Ben Swift (Ineos Grenadiers), Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane), Jan Tratnik (Bahrain McLaren), Andrea Vendrae (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabu-Brado-KTM), Larry Warbasse (Ag2r-La Mondiale), James Whelan (EF Pro Cycling) and Filippo Zana (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane). With just under 120km of the stage remaining, they lead the peloton by 7min 55sec.

Incidentally, Guerreiro was first over the Madonnina del Domm to add 18 points to his tally in the mountains classification ahead of Giovanni Visconti, the leader in that particular competition. Visconti, however, got the better of Guerreiro on the second climb of the day. Could be a decent battle between these two today atop the next four classified climbs.

11:00 AM

Afternoon all

And welcome to our live rolling blog from stage 16 at the Giro d’Italia, the 228-kilometre run from Udine to San Daniele del Friuli. As you can see from the below profile today’s stage is a punchy little introduction to the third and final week of the race.

Giro d’Italia 2020, stage 16 profile — Giro d’Italia 2020 route: How to watch live TV coverage and follow the race stages

Here are the leaders in the four main classifications — those awarded jerseys — the maglia rosa (pink), maglia ciclamino (cyclamen), maglia azzurra (blue) and maglia bianca (white).

The only non-starter today was Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) who was forced to abandon after testing for Covid-19 during the rest day and so 137 riders rolled through KMO at 9.26am (BST). As it stands, there is a massive 28-man breakaway leading the stage. Our liveblog will get under way in earnest at 12.30pm.

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