Thursday, February 22, 2024

GIRO’23 Degree 17: Alberto Dainese Sprints to the Win!

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Degree File: The 17th degree of the Giro d’Italia was once received via Alberto Dainese on Wednesday afternoon. After a flat degree of 197 kilometres, the Italian of DSM was once the most efficient in a host dash in Caorle. He narrowly beat Jonathan Milan and Michael Matthews. Geraint Thomas completed within the peloton to stay the crimson jersey.

Giro d’Italia 2023 | Degree 17 | Remaining KM

The degree 17 path
The path has a slight downhill gradient and contours no classified climbs. The degree crosses the Valsugana as much as Bassano del Grappa, travels a brief duration of a trunk highway (ss. 47) after which takes the provincial roads that run parallel to it, with narrower and rather smartly surfaced roadway. After crossing the apparent round Venice and Treviso on directly and smartly paved roads, with scarcely any bends, the path reaches Lido di Jesolo for the degree finale alongside the coast. As for all phases with a number of city spaces alongside the path, not unusual visitors calming gadgets might be discovered. With 23km to head, the path passes over a pontoon bridge, the place the roadway narrows somewhat.

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Ultimate kilometres
The overall kilometres are performed out on city roads, with 4 straights attached via 4 bends. The roads are smartly paved and rather huge. The house directly (600m) is on 8m huge tarmac.

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Thomas again in crimson

Geraint Thomas was once again within the crimson jersey because the peloton began degree 17 from Pergine Valsugana. A number dash was once at the card, however 4 early escapees made a courageous try to be first into the end the city of Caorle.

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Andrea Pasqualon and his daughter at the beginning in Pergine Valsugana

Senne Leysen of Alpecin-Deceuninck was once joined via Thomas Champion (Cofidis), Diego Pablo Sevilla (EOLO-Kometa) and Charlie Quarterman (Corratec-Selle Italia). Davide Gabburo attempted to move, however the Italian of Inexperienced Mission-Bardiani CSF Faizane ended up caught between destroy and peloton for some time ahead of losing again to the peloton, the place the sprinter’s groups have been in keep an eye on.

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Sepp Kuss and Primoz Roglič at the beginning

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The Giro is on the town

Bahrain Victorious, DSM, Astana Qazaqstan, Movistar and UAE Group Emirates all had males at the entrance of the peloton. The ones groups didn’t let the lead get a lot larger than 3 mins. Now not a lot came about throughout the primary hours, apart from locals riders, Andrea Pasqualon and Marco Frigo stopped to speak about their fan golf equipment.

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Senne Leysen main the destroy of the day

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The peloton best gave the destroy round 2 mins

After the destroy had small fight for the intermediate dash in Rosà was once additionally fascinating, the red jersey, Jonathan Milan, received the dash for 5th position from the peloton. He held off 2nd on issues, Derek Gee, who additionally sprinted for the primary time in an intermediate dash. The variation to the 4 leaders persisted to range round 2 mins.

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The elements was once significantly better these days, even if there was once an early bathe

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Thomas Champion was once within the destroy once more

Greater than 30 kilometres from the end, the variation between the entrance riders and the peloton was once lower than 1 minute. It wasn’t lengthy ahead of the sprinter’s groups had the destroy of their attractions. The 27 year-old Leysen determined to head it on my own because the peloton thundered shut in the back of. He dropped his fellow escapees and shortly had a 1 minute lead.

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Photograph of the day: Geraint Thomas within the plant life

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João Almeida 2nd general

Leysen’s fight in opposition to the peloton was once by no means going to be triumphant. Whilst the sprinters put their lead-out trains into motion within the winding ultimate kilometres to Caorle, Leysen was once stuck with 5 kilometres to head. Crimson jersey Thomas was once taken into the closing 3 kilometres via Salvatore Puccio and Ben Swift and everybody to be aware of the sprinters.

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It was once just a subject of time ahead of the destroy was once stuck

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The end was once fairly with reference to Venice

There have been a couple of tight bends that stretched the peloton into an extended line. Jonathan Milan was once on Pascal Ackermann’s wheel, whilst Jayco AlUla and DSM took keep an eye on on the entrance of the peloton. Alberto Dainese had an excellently led-out, however they have been surpassed via Michael Matthews.

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Senne Leysen went solo from the destroy, however…

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The overall lunge for the win

The Australian went for an extended dash from the entrance, however he was once handed via Dainese and Milan. It was once a detailed name between the 2 Italians at the line, however the picture end obviously confirmed that Dainese was once first. The variation to Milan was once a few tyres value, whilst Matthews was once a detailed 3rd. Favorite for the win via many, Mark Cavendish, was once nowhere to be noticed within the closing 2 kilometres as he had no lead-out teach.

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It appeared shut between Alberto Dainese, Michael Matthews and Jonathan Milan

Degree winner, Alberto Dainese (DSM): “The fellows did an excellent process. I used to be in entrance too early so I deflected and waited for any individual to begin. I used to be ready to catch up and cross Matthews proper in the previous couple of metres. I should be truthful, I assumed I didn’t make it. It’s an immense pleasure.”

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Dainese wasn’t positive of the win… to start with

The Maglia Rosa, Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers): “It was once a loopy bunch end. Happily it didn’t rain that a lot these days. We’re all secure and able for the following 3 phases. Dressed in the Maglia Rosa on my birthday it’ll be unquestionably great, I am hoping I will be able to stay it till Rome.”

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3 difficult days to head

# Catch-up with all of the Giro information in EUROTRASH Thursday. #

Giro d’Italia Degree 17 Outcome:
1. Alberto Dainese (Ita) DSM in 4:26:08
2. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
3. Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AlUla
4. Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
5. Simone Consonni (Ita) Cofidis
6. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Movistar
7. Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
8. Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
9. Stefano Oldani (Ita) Alpecin-Deceuninck
10. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) UAE Group Emirates.

Giro d’Italia General After Degree 17:
1. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 71:58:43
2. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:18
3. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 0:29
4. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 2:50
5. Eddie Dunbar (Ita) Jayco AlUla at 3:03
6. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 3:20
7. Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 3:22
8. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 3:30
9. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 4:09
10. Laurens De Plus (Bel) INEOS Grenadiers at 4:32.


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