UAE Team Emirates’ Pogacar lands second consecutive victory at Giro D’Italia

SOUTH TYROL: Victory number five for Pogacar in his first participation in the Giro d'Italia. UAE Team Emirates' captain prevailed in stage 16, Laas-Santa Cristina Valgardena, shortened to 118,7 kilometres due to bad weather conditions. Pogacar prece...

SOUTH TYROL: Victory number five for Pogacar in his first participation in the Giro d’Italia. UAE Team Emirates’ captain prevailed in stage 16, Laas-Santa Cristina Valgardena, shortened to 118,7 kilometres due to bad weather conditions.

Pogacar preceded in the summit arrival Giulio Pellizzari (VF Group- Bardiani, +16″) and Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe, +16″): he joined at -800 metres to the arrival Giulio Pellizzari, who was the only survivor of a leading quarter including Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Quickstep), Christian Scaroni (Astana) and Ewen Costiou (Arkea-B and B).

At 400 metres to go, Pellizzari was dropped by the Slovenian, and he could obtain another stage victory.

In the GC, Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe) is 2nd at 7’18’ to Pogacar, Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) is 3rd at 7’40’.

In stage 17 (Selva di Valgardena-Passo Brocon, 159 km) the riders will face mountains again: one 3rd category climbs, two 2nd category climbs, and two 1st category climbs (including the summit arrival).

Source
: Emirates News Agency