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Cycling: Giro d’Italia: Home win for Milan – Bauhaus third

Cycling: Giro d’Italia: Home win for Milan – Bauhaus third

Jonathan Milan is the first Italian winner at the 107th Giro. Phil Bauhaus sprints onto the podium. A prominent driver has to give up.

Phil Bauhaus recorded his first small success in the second mass sprint of the 107th Giro d’Italia. The 29-year-old finished third on the fourth stage after 190 kilometers in Andora, but still has to wait for his first stage win in one of the three major national tours. Jonathan Milan secured the first Italian victory of the day near the Mediterranean coast ahead of the Australian Kaden Groves.

“Trek prepared the sprint for Milan very well and I hung on to the rear wheel. Unfortunately, in the end I didn’t have enough energy and was a little too close to the barriers. I think you can be happy with third place and build on that,” said Bauhaus.

As expected, there were no changes at the top of the overall standings. Top favorite Tadej Pogacar successfully defended the leader’s pink jersey and is 46 seconds ahead of last year’s second-placed Geraint Thomas from Wales. A second back third is the Colombian Daniel Martinez, captain of the German team Bora-hansgrohe.

Girmay has to give up

Africa’s cycling star Biniam Girmay fell twice within a few kilometers on a rain-soaked road and was unable to continue the race. The Giro remains associated with a lot of bad luck for the former Gent-Wevelgem winner. In May 2022, Girmay won the tenth stage and got the cork of his champagne bottle in his eye at the subsequent award ceremony. Then he had to give up.

The sprinters will probably fight for victory on Wednesday too. On the 178 kilometers between Genoa and Lucca there are only two small mountain climbs to overcome. There will probably only be major changes in the overall ranking on Friday, when a 40.6 kilometer long individual time trial from Foligno to Perugia is on the program.

Source: Stern

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