Giro d’Italia: Bilbao wins stage seven, Conti retains lead as Yates slips

Giro d’Italia: Bilbao wins stage seven, Conti retains lead as Yates slips

May 17, 2019 Off By readly




Conti (centre in pink leader’s jersey) had his lead trimmed to one minute 32 seconds

Italian Valerio Conti retained the lead at the Giro d’Italia as Spain’s Pello Bilbao claimed the seventh stage.

Astana’s Bilbao attacked from a small group of breakaway riders 1.5km from the finish on the punchy final climb.

He held off France’s Tony Gallopin and Italian Davide Formolo.

Conti, who took the lead on an eventful stage six, is one minute 32 seconds clear of new second-placed rider Jose Joaquin Rojas, while Britain’s Simon Yates slipped two places to 15th.

More to follow.

Stage seven result

1. Pello Bilbao (Spa/Astana) 4hrs 06mins 28secs

2. Tony Gallopin (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +5

3. Davide Formolo (Ita/Bora-Hansgrohe) same time

4. Lucas Hamilton (Aus/Mitchelton-Scott) +9

5. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita/Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) same time

6. Jose Joaquín Rojas (Spa/Movistar) +30

7. Sebastian Henao (Col/Team INEOS) +48

8. Antonio Pedrero (Spa/Movistar) +1:01

9. Valentin Madouas (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +1:07

10. Andrea Vendrame (Ita/Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) same time

General classification after stage seven

1. Valerio Conti (Ita/UAE Team Emirates) 29hrs 29mins 34secs

2. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa/Movistar) +1:32

3. Giovanni Carboni (Ita/Bardiani-CSF) +1:41

4. Nans Peters (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +2:09

5. Valentin Madouas (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +2:17

6. Amaro Antunes (Por/CCC Team) +2:45

7. Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) +3:14

8. Pieter Serry (Bel/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +3:25

9. Andrey Amador (CR/Movistar) +3:27

10. Sam Oomen (Ned/Team Sunweb) +4:57

Selected other:

15. Simon Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +5:59

Source of this (above) article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/48315399