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Press Releases | 17.05.2022

Wilco Kelderman fourth after hectic finale concludes Giro Stage 10

After the rest day, the race started with a 100 km flat section along the Adriatic coast before the second half of the race went over some short climbs inland to Jesi. With Jai Hindley and Emanuel Buchmann, BORA - hansgrohe was represented by two GC riders in the top-10 in the race and wanted to make sure that the duo reached the finish line safely. Early on, a small breakaway distanced itself but their efforts ultimately remained unrewarded. After the last of the escapees were reeled back in, the peloton had thinned out considerably. In the final climb, a number of attacks ensued from this group, which included Wilco Kelderman, Emanuel Buchmann and Jai Hindley. However, the three BORA - hansgrohe riders were sure to remain very alert to any moves. On the finishing straight, the stage came down to a sprint from a group of about 30 riders, which was taken out by B. Girmay. Wilco crossed the finish line in fourth place, while Emanuel and Jai finished in 16th and 23rd place respectively, with the same time as the winner, and thus remain unchanged in the top-10 in the overall standings.

 

Result

01 B. Girmay               4:32:07

02 M. van der Poel           +0:00

03 V. Albanese                 +0:00

04 W. Kelderman             +0:00

16 E. Buchmann             +0:00

23 J. Hindley                    +0:00

 

From the Finish Line

"The final today was actually not so easy and the reduced peloton went pretty fast on the last climb. I tried to launch an attack before the final but the pace was too high for that. At the end Jai actually rode a super lead-out for me, but with all the fast men still around it didn't work out in the end. Then I tried something in the final and I'm pretty happy with my fourth place." - Wilco Kelderman

"We knew what was waiting for us, especially in the second part of the stage, which was really a roller coaster. That was really a tough job from our helpers to keep our classification riders in good position all the time. But they managed that well and we were in the front reduced group until the end with everyone we wanted there at the end. With his fourth place Wilco has rounded off today's performance and has brought in another good result. It was important for us not to lose any time to our main rivals in the overall classification. And we succeeded in doing that with a good performance from our guys." - Jens Zemke, Sports Director

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