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Santiago Buitrago takes stage victory as Richard Carapaz holds onto pink jersey

Santiago Buitrago won stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia from a breakaway as Richard Carapaz clung on to the pink jersey.It was great day for Bahrain-Victorious as Mikel Landa followed his team-mate’s stage victory by moving up to third overall, replacing Joao Almeida, but a grim day for BikeExchange-Jayco as Britain’s Simon Yates abandoned the race due to the knee injury which ended his ambitions of the pink jersey.Buitrago had been part of a 25-man break that went up the road on the cold, often damp 168km stage between Ponte di Legno to Lavarone, a largely downhill profile which included...
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Giro d’Italia: Simon Yates claims stage as Richard Carapaz takes pink jersey

Simon Yates soared to victory in stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia in Turin, six days after his nightmare on the slopes of the Blockhaus left his title hopes in tatters. The 29-year-old went solo on the final descent into the city, winning the stage 15 seconds in front of Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), who finished in second and third respectively. That proved enough for Carapaz to take the pink jersey off long-time incumbent Juan Pedro López (Trek Segafredo), who had started the day 12 seconds clear.

Giro d’Italia: Jai Hindley pips Richard Carapaz to stage nine win on Blockhaus climb

Simon Yates suffered more Giro d’Italia disappointment as his hopes of pink were extinguished on the climb of the mighty Blockhaus.Jai Hindley took the stage nine win in a virtual photo finish with Romain Bardet and Richard Carapaz as Juan Pedro Lopez just barely hung on to the pink jersey despite almost crashing on the final climb.That all happened some 11 minutes before Yates - nursing a knee injury suffered on stage four - crossed the line, having been dropped with 11km of his punishing 191km stage from Isernia still to go.Yates hinted he could now pull out, saying: “I...

Ineos Grenadiers go all-in for Richard Carapaz at the Giro d’Italia

Ineos Grenadiers will travel to Budapest for the Giro d’Italia Grande Partenza on Tuesday, ready, willing and confident about targeting the maglia rosa with Richard Carapaz. The Ecuadorian climber and his British super team face a three-week battle with a number of other WorldTour teams but start the Corsa Rosa wearing number one and, after the victories of Tao Geoghegan Hart in 2020 and Egan Bernal in 2021, are the logical favourites.