Peter Sagan wins stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia, Egan Bernal retains the Maglia Rosa

Peter Sagan wins stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia, Egan Bernal retains the Maglia Rosa

Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe) has won Stage 10 of the 104th Giro d’Italia, 139km from L’Aquila to Foligno. Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Davide Cimolai (Israel Start-Up Nation) finished second and third, respectively.

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) retains the Maglia Rosa and leads the general classification. During the stage, Remco Evenepoel and Egan Bernal came second and third at the intermediate sprint (Campello sul Clitunno – km 121.2). The two received 2’’ and 1’’ of time bonuses respectively.

STAGE RESULTS
1 – Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe) – 139km in 3h10’56”, average speed 43.680 km/h
2 – Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
3 – Davide Cimolai (Israel Start-Up Nation) s.t.

PROVISIONAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) at 14”
3 – Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana – Premier Tech) at 22”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Peter Sagan said: “A very good day for us. We tried our best. A big thank you to my Bora-Hansgrohe teammates. They did a great job to drop some sprinters on the last climb. Not all of them were dropped so I still had to beat top sprinters like Gaviria and Viviani. In the end I won and I’m very happy about that. I also needed some luck that I didn’t get in previous sprint stages.”

The Maglia Rosa Egan Bernal said: “I didn’t plan to go for the intermediate sprint. I just saw the opportunity to go behind Remco. I took only one second but it didn’t take me any effort. We’re here also to enjoy the race and this was a nice way to do so. It was actually a harder stage than we thought it would be this morning. Bora did a great job. Tomorrow I’ll train during the rest day and I’ll prepare for the very important stage coming up on Wednesday.”