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Giro d’italia-2017: van Garderen took a hard mountain stage

Джиро д’Италия-2017: Ван Гардерен забрал сложный горный этапSumming up the eighteenth stage of the hundredth version of the legendary Italian Cycling.

The next day of marathon was offered to athletes to conquer the five peaks, including two mountains of the first category. From the first metres of the stage, dozens of riders tried to escape – a large group of fugitives managed to create a tangible clearance from the peloton, that has not prevented it balances the margin to play the stage victory.

The protagonist in isolation became the mountain king Mikel Landa, who has collected almost maximum points on the climb. The Spaniard once again tried to pick up a beautiful mountain stage two days ago, the Landes plans violated Vincenzo Nibali, and today his abuser was TJ van Garderen.
Again Landa lost the stage because of the weak big finish. Van Garderen, who a few years ago was considered a promising generalista, scored its debut win at the race of the Grand Tour.

In the group of General classification favorites on a solid top five this difficult exam passed the owner of the pink jerseys That Dumoulin – the Dutchman calmly responded to all the attacks of Nair Quintana, who was the chief troublemaker in this formation.

Only a few kilometers before the end of the transient phase of Dumoulin allowed to drive off Thibaut Pinot – the captain of the “FDJ” played more minutes and
almost caught up with Vincenzo nibali in the fight for the top 3 overall.

Giro d’italia-2017. The results of the eighteenth stage:

1. TJ van Garderen (USA, BMC) – 3:54,04
2. Mikel Landa (Spain, Sky)
3. Thibaut Pinot (France, FDJ) – 0,08
4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy, AG2R)
5. Jan Hirt (Czech Republic, CCC Sprandi Polkowice) – 0,11

Overall standings after eighteen stages:

1. Tom Especially Dumoulin Can (Netherlands, Sunweb) – 80:00:48
2. Nairo Quintana (Colombia, Movistar) – 0,31
3. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy, Bahrain-Merida) – 1,12
4. Thibaut Pinot (France, FDJ) – 1,36
5. Ilnur Zakarin (Russia, Katusha-Alpecin) At 1.58

Tomorrow the Giro is no less difficult stage with summit finish of the first category Piancavallo length of 15.4 kilometers with an average gradient of 7.3%. Dumoulin waiting for new attacks from Quintana and Nibali.

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