Belgian rider Victor Campenaerts has won the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia for his first victory in a grand tour, whereas Egan Bernal saved the chief’s pink jersey after a day marked by a orderly crash on the starting of the route.
The 29-one year-primitive Campenaerts, who rides for Team Qhubeka Assos, edged out Oscar Riesebeek on the stop of Sunday’s 147-kilometre route from Grado to Gorizia that crossed into Slovenia and lined the fourth-category climb to Gornje Cerovo thrice.
The duo had attacked from a breakaway drawing shut the final climb, with the rain falling heavily.
Nikias Arndt won a shuffle for third, seven seconds late Campenaerts.
Bernal crossed the twin carriageway safely in the peloton, extra than 17 minutes late.
The 2019 Tour de France champion maintained his lead of one minute 33 seconds over Australian outfit Team BikeExchange’s British chief Simon Yates.
The stage used to be halted for roughly half of-an-hour almost in the present day after the beginning up following a mass crash. Numerous riders had to obtain scientific consideration on the aspect of the aspect twin carriageway and there had been relatively about a bike modifications.
Emanuel Buchmann, who had hopes of a podium build, used to be one amongst the riders forced to retire from the scramble due to his accidents. The German bicycle proprietor had been lying sixth total, 2: 36 late Bernal.
Monday’s 16th stage could be the Giro’s toughest leg. The so-called queen stage involves almost 6,000 metres of climbing over the Passo Fedaia, the Passo Pordoi and the Passo Giau in the Dolomites forward of the descent to the build in the effectively-known ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
At 2,239 metres, the Passo Pordoi is additionally the scramble’s top level.