Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) has won Stage 19 of the 105th Giro d’Italia, the 177km long Marano Lagunare-Santuario di Castelmonte route. Mauro Schmid (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) and Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) finished second and third respectively.
Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) retains the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) – 177km in 4h32’55″, average speed 39.133 km/h
2 – Mauro Schmid (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) s.t.
3 – Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) at 3″
1 – Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) at 3″
3 – Mikel Landa Meana (Bahrain Victorious) at 1’05”
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) said: “After I won one stage I said anything else would be a bonus. Today I rode for the Maglia Azzurra and I’m glad I secured it. I knew about the last corner but I didn’t expect it to be that sharp. I had to break but it’s great that I was in the best position there. That gave me the win. I’m delighted.”
The Maglia Rosa,Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) said: “It’s been a pretty hard stage. It’s a pity that we lost Richie Porte early in the race but the team has done a great job and Pavel Sivakov is in a great shape. All top 3 riders, we’re together. It’s fine with me. Whatever happens tomorrow will be fine with me too.”