Frenchman Arnaud Demar of the Groupama-FDJ team won the fourth stage of the Giro d’italia multi-day Cycling race.
Demar covered 140 km in 3 hours 22 minutes 13 seconds. At the same time, the Slovak Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished second and third) and Italian Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-Quick Step), respectively. Russian Ilnur Zakarin from CCC came 48th.
In the General classification, Portuguese Joao Almeida from Deceuninck-Quick Step continues to lead with a total time of 11 hours 6 minutes 36 seconds. 2 seconds behind him is Ecuador’s Jonathan Caicedo from EF Pro Cycling, third is Spain’s Pelho Bilbao (Bahrain-McLaren, +39 seconds). Zakarin – 15th (+1.40).
Geraint Thomas withdrew from the Giro d’italia due to injury
The winner of the 2018 Tour de France, Briton Geraint Thomas of Ineos, refused to participate in the Giro d’italia Cycling race due to injury, according to the team’s website.
Thomas crashed on the third stage of the Giro on Monday. On Tuesday morning, he underwent an additional medical examination, which revealed that the cyclist had a dislocated pelvic bone fracture.
“It’s so discouraging. I put so much effort into this race. I did everything I could and I feel like I’m in as good, if not better, shape as when I won the Tour de France. I felt really good. Now that it’s over so easily, it’s terrible,” Thomas said.
Jonathan Caicedo wins the third stage of the Giro d’italia
Ecuadorian cyclist Jonathan Caicedo of the EF Pro Cycling team won the third stage of the multi-day Giro d’italia race.
Caicedo on Monday covered the distance of 150 km in 4 hours 2 minutes 33 seconds. Italian Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabu – KTM) took second place 21 seconds behind the leader, while Belgian Harm Vanhauke (Lotto Soudal, +0.30) finished third.
Russian cyclist Ilnur Zakarin from the CCC team finished 21st, 1 minute 37 seconds behind Caicedo.
In the General classification, Portuguese Joao Almeida from Deceuninck – Quick Step took the lead with a total time of 7 hours 44 minutes 25 seconds. The same time for Caicedo, who is in second place, and in third place is the Spaniard Pelho Bilbao (Bahrain – McLaren) with a gap of 37 seconds. Zakarin moved up to 15th place (+1.38).