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Aleksandr Vlasov abandons the Giro on Stage 10

Before the start of the 10th stage, Aleksandr Vlasov, one of the two BORA - hansgrohe leaders for the Giro d’Italia, felt slightly unwell. On the first climb of the day he complained of empty legs, first dropping back and later unfortunately abandoning the race. The aim was then to bring Lennard Kämna safely to the finish on a day of pouring rain and low temperatures. Several riders experienced problems today because of the weather, with some crashes also thinning out the field. In the end, a three-man leading group fought out the victory among themselves, with M. Cort prevailing on the home straight. Lennard Kämna and Patrick Konrad reached the finish in the group of favourites, with Kämna moving up to seventh place in the overall ranking.



01 M. Cort           4:51:15

02 D. Gee                   +0:00

03 A. De Marchi       +0:02

14 L. Kämna              +0:51

31 P. Konrad              +0:51


From the Finish Line

“It was another very tough day today, not least because of the weather. In the end, the group of favourites was also quite small. Some riders crashed or had problems with the cold. Unfortunately, Bob and Toni were also involved, luckily I was able to stay with Lenni. After Aleks unfortunately dropped out, that was all the more important for us.” - Patrick Konrad


“Aleks didn't feel 100% before the stage, but we weren't particularly worried then. After a few kilometres he was left behind and complained that he had no strength in his legs. It was clear then that he would not be able to finish the stage. In general, the conditions were on the limit today, with only four degrees plus rain on the first climb. There were also discussions of neutralising the stage, but when the race organiser gave the green light, it then became a tough race. It was a hard fight for the group and when Bahrain attacked on the descent, it was chaos. Ineos had Sivakov in front, but he crashed, so they pushed the pace behind him and the peloton splintered. In the end, Lenni and Patrick were at the front, and they both made a very good impression.” – Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director


“Of course it's a pity that we lost Aleks. We all put a lot of work into our preparation and on Sunday he put in a top performance in the time trial. This is a hard blow for us. The stage was really brutally tough as well. 2500 metres of elevation gain in the first part, then a long descent on cold and wet roads. Fortunately, Lenni made it through well. The guys did a great job and Koni was with him until the end.” – Jens Zemke, Sports Director