SaudiArabiaPR.com, Online Press Release from Saudi Arabia,Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Meccca and Medina
 
Film, Music & Entertainment(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
  
Pogačar second on Giro climb of Passo del Brocon
 
Pogačar second on Giro climb of Passo del Brocon
  • Slovenian gains again on direct rivals, Majka 10th

The 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia saw the riders once again take on 5 categorised climbs and 4100 meters of total elevation spread over 159 km from Selva di Val Gardena to Passo del Brocon.

A continuous up and down with cold and rain saw an initial breakaway of 10 riders caught at less than 60 km from the finish. Shortly after, there was an attack by two riders including Georg Steinhauser (EF Education Easy-Post) who managed to maintain an advantage over all chasers, thus closing and winning the stage.

At the start of the final climb, the second ascent of Passo Brocon, 12 km from the finish, the group led by Großschartner and Majka in defence of Pogačar increased the pace, closing the gap.

While the EF rider proceeded solo towards the finish line, the group closed the gap on his direct chaser, with Team INEOS accelerating the pace 4 km from the finish.

UAE Team Emirates and Tadej Pogačar managed to drop the group of GC men in the last 2 km, gaining more valuable seconds in terms of the General Classification. Good performance also by Majka finishing in the top ten of the day.

By finishing in second place today, the Slovenian rider marks his 116th career podium, now leading by 7'42' over his closest chaser Daniel Martinez (BORA-hansgrohe).

Pogačar: 'Well I really held my horses until the final, so it was a really beautiful stage. A little bit cold on the last descent but we stretched the legs good on the final climb. Ineos did a good pace, Martínez tried to attack, I followed and then I decided to dig a little bit and I rode away and kept my tempo to the finish. I'm super happy that Steinhauser took the win today so for me it's also like a victory. I'm super happy. I'm satisfied how it is, even if I don't win anything now, everything is just bonus from now on.

The main goal is always to keep the jersey into Rome and not do anything stupid. But there is one really nice stage, Monte Grappa close to Slovenia, we can see what happens there.'

Tomorrow's stage is suitable for sprinters with 178 km from Fiera di Primiero to Padova.

Stage 17 results:

1.Georg Steinhauser (ED Education – EasyPost) 4h28'51'

2.Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) +1'24'

3.Antonio Tiberi (Bahrain – Victorious) +1'42'

10.Rafaj Majka (UAE Team Emirates) +1'55'

General Classification after stage 7:

1. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 63h31'18'

2.Daniel Martinez (BORA – Hansgrohe) +7'42'

3.Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers) +8'04'

 


Posted by : Saudi Arabia,Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Meccca and Medina PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 76659 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Thursday, May 23, 2024  9:08:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of SaudiArabiaPR.com.
Previous Story : Norwegian Seafood Council Hosts Exclusive Seafood Workshop F...
Next Story : Pogačar takes second victory in a row at Giro D'Italia
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
POCO Sets New Standard with Global Launch of F-Series in Dubai [33067-Views]
Panasonic Announces FY24 Business Strategy For Sustained Growth in Middle East and Africa [29963-Views]
Ajmal Perfumes Unveils Eau D'Oud- A New Standard of Elegance and Luxury [26615-Views]
Last-Minute Eid Shopping With Max Fashion's New Collection [26155-Views]
Hunger Hotspots Report: Famine Looms In Gaza While Risk Of Starvation Persists In Sudan, Haiti, Mali... [25826-Views]
Urgent Call To Action To Address Historic El Niño Drought In Southern Africa [24195-Views]
Catrice's drops new summer favorites: Slim Eye Shadow Palettes and Kohl Kajal! [23930-Views]
Air Cargo Demand Continues Strong Growth into Q2 [23101-Views]
Get Ready to have your Summer glow-up with essence Cosmetics' summer collection 2024 [22191-Views]
IATA SAF Registry [21832-Views]
Amouage presents Rare Is The Rose, a poetic and cinematic tribute to the Omani Rock Rose [19915-Views]
Cigna Healthcare Names Leah Cotterill Middle East and Africa CEO, outside KSA [18898-Views]
Cathay Pacific to launch direct flights connecting Hong Kong and Riyadh [18826-Views]
Sudan is Facing an Unprecedented Hunger Catastrophe, Say UN Agency Chiefs [17780-Views]
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority participated in Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh [16897-Views]
Porsche Becomes Third Major Manufacturer To Commit To Formula E's Gen4 Era Until At Least 2030 [16629-Views]
Celebrate Weekends With Shang Palace's Exquisite Weekend Brunch [16088-Views]
World Championship Shock In Jeddah: Great Dane Krause Stuns Defending Champion & Arab Stars Share Sp... [14825-Views]
WFP Response to new IPC Food Security Assessment on Gaza [14641-Views]
Partnership Agreement Signed between Kanoo Machinery UAE & KSA and Combilift to Revolutionize Materi... [14304-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin SaudiArabiaPR.com on Instagram
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories