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Press Releases | 14.05.2022

Breakaway wins on eighth stage in Naples, BORA - hansgrohe ready for tomorrow's Blockhaus stage

After a demanding day yesterday, a short but still tricky stage was on the menu today. With many small climbs the terrain went up and down all day on the 153km around Naples. Ahead of tomorrow's challenging stage, with its mountain finish atop the Blockhaus, it was all about saving energy for BORA - hansgrohe today as well as bringing their GC riders to the finish without losing any time. Soon after the start, a large breakaway group broke free, working well together during the day and were able to keep the field at a distance until the end. 8 km ahead of the finish, Lennard Kämna tried to go clear but was quickly followed by J. Lopez, the current leader in the GC, and so the German rider had to give up his attempt. Thomas de Gendt took the win from the leading group while all GC riders of the squad from Raubling crossed the finish line safely.

 

Result

01 T. De Gendt     3:32:53

02 D. Gabburo               +0:00

03 J. Arcas                     +0:00

23 E. Buchmann            +3:33

52 J. Hindley                 +3:33

54 L. Kämna                  +3:33

67 W. Kelderman           +3:33

 

From the Finish Line

"Today's eighth stage in Naples was far from easy. The peloton decided to let the big breakaway go early. Back in the field there was a big fight for positioning and I think we did a good job there. The whole team was 100% ready to fully support our GC riders and keep them out of any difficulties. We fully implemented our plan and we can be satisfied with the outcome of today before tomorrow’s hard stage.” - Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director

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