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Stage 3: VALTOURNENCHE / BREUIL CERVINIA

The Queen stage of the Giro della Valle d’Aosta, starting from Valtournenche to Breuil-Cervinia after 170 kilometres and five KoMs should have given a big shake to the GC, and that has been. The official departure was at Maen, Valtournenche, and soon after the peloton starts riding very fast. Bad crash for Lucas Hamilton along the descent, who has to retire. At the bottom of the valley, the bunch goes towards Aosta and a small group of fugitives, which increases in number km after km, gets a good gap ahead of the peloton. It is composed by Rosa and Montagnoli of Hopplà Petroli Firenze, looking for points of KoM and Points classifications, Affini, Kobernyak, Riabushenko, Bais and the Frenchman Arnoult. The group of Yellow jersey let the breakaway go, so the gap get higher to 7 minutes. Same situation at the following sprint catch of Nus (Montagnoli, Kobernyak, Riabushenko) and the KoM of Seran (Rosa, Kobernyak, Montagnoli) and the KoM of Doues (Rosa, Kobernyak, Montagnoli). The head of the race goes through the sprint catch of Fenis (Montagnoli, Kobernyak, Affini) and gets ready to face the climb of Champremier. This climb indeed plays the key role to let the race to blow up. At the top of yellow jersey group BMC decide for a forcing making the group longer and longer, while Eros Colombo chase back the head of the race! At the KoM Rosa wins on Montagnoli and Kobernyak. The pace made by BMC is terrific as along the climb as in the descent, this way in few kilometres the gap is expired. So at the beginning of the long slope of Col Saint Pantaléon, the quartet of BMC composed by Cras, Muller, Hirschi e Sivakov, together with the Yellow Jersey Carboni take advantage on the pack and ride fast to chase the first fugitives. Soon after the gap is closed and the Italian, among the riders in red and black, tries to survive as far as the half of the last climb when Sivakov attacks very hard and goes easily to get the KoM. Meanwhile on the back the gap of the chasers becomes higher and higher, when they reach the Belgian Bjorg Lambrecht and the Aussie Michael Storer. This way it’s now clear: Sivakov as stage dominator, while Carboni, now former leader, struggling more and more. In the shadow of the Matterhorn it the classic stage and jersey win for the Russian, who is now leading the new GC with 2 minutes and 7 seconds on Bjorg Lambrecht and with 4 minutes and 22 seconds on Michael Michael Store. Let’s have a look at the other classifications before the last stage: Massimo Rosa owns the green polka dot jersey of KoM, and Andrea Montagnoli the redo ne of Sprint Catch. Among young riders U20 white jersey is owned by Vadim Pronskiy, while in the points classification the leader is again Pavel Sivakov.

Stage Classification

Km. 170,100 - average 31,447 km/h
 

Overall Classification

Km. 489,100 - average 32,552 km/h
1.  SIVAKOV Pavel
BMC DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 05:24:33" 1.  SIVAKOV Pavel
BMC DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 15:01:31"
2.  LAMBRECHT Bjorg
LOTTO SOUDAL U23
a 01'26" 2.  LAMBRECHT Bjorg
LOTTO SOUDAL U23
a 02'07"
3.  EG Niklas
DENMARK NATIONAL TEAM
a 03'05" 3.  STORER Michael
MITCHELTON SCOTT
a 04'22"
4.  KNOX James
TEAM WIGGINS
a 03'14" 4.  EG Niklas
DENMARK NATIONAL TEAM
a 05'25"
5.  KOBERNIAK Evgeny
RUSSIA NATIONAL TEAM
a 03'14" 5.  CARBONI Giovanni
COLPACK
a 05'52"
6.  CHERKASOV Nikolay
RUSSIA NATIONAL TEAM
a 03'18" 6.  COVILI Luca
PALAZZAGO SOLIGO AMARÙ SIRIO
a 07'22"
7.  STORER Michael
MITCHELTON SCOTT
a 03'18" 7.  CHERKASOV Nikolay
RUSSIA NATIONAL TEAM
a 08'02"
8.  COVILI Luca
PALAZZAGO SOLIGO AMARÙ SIRIO
a 03'41" 8.  KNOX James
TEAM WIGGINS
a 08'06"
9.  VLASOV Aleksandr
RUSSIA NATIONAL TEAM
a 04'59" 9.  VLASOV Aleksandr
RUSSIA NATIONAL TEAM
a 09'14"
10.  CARBONI Giovanni
COLPACK
a 05'53" 10.  COLOMBO Eros
PALAZZAGO SOLIGO AMARÙ SIRIO
a 10'55"

 

The stage in videos

 

The stage in pictures

 

  Technical Infos

Stage 3: VALTOURNENCHE / BREUIL CERVINIA

km. 170.1



On Saturday, July 15, the queen stage of this Petit Tour, from Valtournenche to Breuil Cervinia. Hundred-and-seventy very tough and challenging kilometres after the initial downhill which will lead the pack to Châtillon: after a slight uphill there's the first 3rd class KoM to Séran di Quart before climbing from Aint-Christophe, through Aosta and Roisan towards the 2nd category KoM of Doues. Half-way there will be the most impressive difficulties: Champremier (after two sprints in Nus) and Saint Panthaléon, which will test the teams. Basically, from mid-race on, there will be no plain: after these two first-class climbs there will be a descent to Antey and the final climb to the 2000 meters of Breuil-Cervinia.

Profile

 

Stage winner


SIVAKOV Pavel
BMC DEVELOPMENT TEAM

FULL CLASSIFICATION

 

 

Jersey wearers


OVERALL
SIVAKOV Pavel
BMC DEVELOPMENT TEAM

FULL CLASSIFICATION

 

KING OF MOUNTAIN
ROSA Massimo
HOPPLÀ PETROLI FIRENZE TRUCK ITALIA

FULL CLASSIFICATION

 

POINTS
SIVAKOV Pavel
BMC DEVELOPMENT TEAM

FULL CLASSIFICATION

 

UNDER 20
PRONSKIY Vadim
ASTANA CITY

FULL CLASSIFICATION

 

SPRINT CATCH
MONTAGNOLI Andrea
HOPPLÀ PETROLI FIRENZE TRUCK ITALIA

FULL CLASSIFICATION

 

 

Teams


LOTTO SOUDAL U23
 

 

Official Guide




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