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VALDOBBIADENE, Italy (Reuters) – Italian Filippo Ganna claimed his third victory on this yr’s Giro d’Italia when he received the 14th stage on Saturday, a 34.1km particular person time trial from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene, as Joao Almeida prolonged his total lead.
The time trial world champion powered by way of the undulating course in 42 minutes 40 seconds to beat his Ineos-Grenadiers group mate Rohan Dennis by 26 seconds and American Brandon McNulty of UAE Staff Emirates by 1:09.
Ganna received the opening time trial in Palermo and the fifth stage in Camigliatello Silano.
“Each victory is essential for me and on this Giro now we have a extremely robust group. We’re profitable from in all places and we’re actually completely happy,” stated Ganna after the group’s fourth stage win on this yr’s Giro.
“Firstly I felt okay, we had a one kilometre climb, it was 5 minutes of climbing and it was not simple. However as soon as I obtained previous the climb the legs felt good and as I obtained nearer to the tip they felt higher and higher.
“Within the remaining week I hope the climbs shall be sunny and never too chilly — however the intention shall be to avoid wasting vitality and recuperate nicely as there may be nonetheless yet another time trial remaining in Milan.”
Portugal’s Almeida of Deceuninck-Fast Step clocked the most effective time of the general contenders in 44:11 to stretch his lead over Wilco Kelderman of the Netherlands to 56 seconds.
Spain’s Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-McLaren) stayed third, 2:11 off the tempo, with McNulty breaking into the highest 5 in fourth place, 2:23 behind Almeida.
Double Giro champion Vincenzo Nibali (Trek Segafredo) is fifth, 2:30 off the tempo.
This yr’s race remains to be huge open with 4 summit finishes to return earlier than the ultimate time trial in Milan on Oct. 25.
Organisers stated all riders and employees members had examined unfavorable for COVID-19 on Thursday and Friday after two groups left the race this week following optimistic circumstances, elevating hopes that the three-week grand tour shall be accomplished.
The highest weapons are anticipated to battle it out on Sunday when the 15th stage takes the peloton to a mountain-top end in Piancavallo.
The ultimate climb is a 14.5km effort at a mean gradient of seven.8%.
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